Thursday, June 29, 2017

Review: Oculus Touch motion controllers

If I remember correctly, 2016 was supposed to be the year that VR took off. While this year undeniably saw the entrance of quite...

New VR experience helps lonely patients escape their hospital bed

"Joy" aims to alleviate loneliness among long-stay hospital patients. Virtual reality may be struggling to crossover into the gaming mainstream, but doctors are excited...

A eulogy for photo maps, the best Instagram feature that no one else used

Rest in peace, photo maps. This week marked the death of Instagram's photo maps. What are photo maps? Only the best Instagram feature that...

Apple letter hints at self-driving Apple Car in the future

The Apple rumormongers simply won't let talk of an Apple Car die. Just months after reports indicated that there was, in fact, no Apple...

Bots that work everywhere

Tom Hadfield is the CEO of Message.io, the bot syndication service backed by Khosla Ventures, Eniac Ventures and Y Combinator. How to join the...

Facebook exec says it has ‘a responsibility’ to fight fake news

After a barrage of criticism over fake news stories on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that over 99 percent of content on the site...

All the ‘Harry Potter’ easter eggs you missed in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ opening

The 'Fantastic Beasts' opening sequence was a treasure trove of easter eggs. LONDON — Fantastic Beasts is the type of film that has so...

India’s Supreme Court says no to playing national anthem in courtrooms

India’s top court has deemed it necessary to play the national anthem in theaters in the country, but not in courtrooms. On Friday, the...

AWS Greengrass brings Lambda to IoT devices

Amazon today announced the launch of Greengrass, a new service that will be built into IoT devices to bring them better and smarter compute...

The Moto Z series could get Google’s world-sensing Tango tech

"Augmented reality on a phone is a technology that's likely to stick," de Lencquesaing added later. "Of course we'll follow, or lead, the market...

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