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Oculus Rift"s "Robo Recall" is the game VR has been waiting for

Back in 2015, hidden in a tiny soundproof room at CES in Las Vegas, a demo for a cops-versus-giant robot game called Showdown blew me away.  At one point, I watched in amazement as fully rendered, three-dimensional bullets whizzed by my virtual.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableMar 7th, 2017

A commercial astronaut training site and its massive pool are coming to Britain

If you're an astronaut — or just a lover of outer space — these are nervous times to be in the UK.  The vote for Britain to leave the European Union has potentially scuppered Britain's chances of scoring big European projects such as.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 min. ago

Assuming that women journalists don"t tweet strong opinions is "complete bollocks"

A list of the most influential journalists on Twitter during the UK's general election has failed to include a single female journalist.  Right after a record number of women were elected to Parliament, researchers are claiming that women journa.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 min. ago

Toshiba Sues Western Digital For $1 Billion in Damages

Toshiba has raised the stakes in an embittered legal row with its joint venture partner, suing Western Digital for a $1bn in damages and hoping Japanese courts will quash the US firm's interference in the sale of its memory chip business. From a repo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 min. ago

DAQRI Selects Flex For Augmented Reality Headset Production

Los Angeles-based DAQRI, a startup which is developing augmented reality headsets and software, has selected contract manufacturer Flex to build its AR headsets. Flex (formerly known as Flextronics) said it will start manufacturing DAQRI's headsets i.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated News9 min. ago

Google launches redesigned Google News with an emphasis on fact checking

Google News, Google's one-stop shop for breaking and developing news stories, has been redesigned from the ground up. It's streamlined, simplified, and a lot easier to customize than before. The post Google launches redesigned Google News with an emp.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News17 min. ago

London police arrest four in Windows support scam bust

India-based scam callers pose as ISP employees. Enlarge / Customers of the telecommunications and Internet provider TalkTalk are among those who have been targeted in a Windows support scam operation in the UK. London Police announced the arrest.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News25 min. ago

iPhone 6s iOS 11 Beta: Impressions & Performance

iPhone 6s iOS 11 Beta: Impressions & Performance is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. We’ve been using the iPhone 6s iOS 11 beta 2 for a full week now. It’s a little more stable than beta 1 but we still think most users should.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News37 min. ago

Waymo’s self-driving van hits the desert to see if it can stand the heat

 Testing self-driving cars in California is like playing a video game on the “easy” setting, because it’s nice all the time and basically temperate year-round. Autonomous vehicles face significant challenges when it comes to mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News45 min. ago

Intercom lands former Intuit exec Karen Peacock as its new COO

 Intercom, a business messaging tool that enables companies to communicate directly with customers in an online context, announced today that it has hired former Intuit SVP Karen Peacock as company COO. She joined the company May 30th, but they.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News45 min. ago

Mysterious stealth gaming startup Wonder announces $14 million in funding

 Ah, another day, another stealth mobile gaming startup getting funded by Shakira. LA-based Wonder announced today that it has closed a Series A round of funding. The startup is building what it claims to be a new breed of “VR-ready̶.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News45 min. ago

Hear how Houzz’s Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen built a $4B company at Disrupt SF

 Teamwork makes the dream work, as the saying goes. And in the case of Houzz, the founding team of Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen have made that dream work in spades. The husband and wife duo has built a massive startup out of what started as a onli.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News45 min. ago

Zume Pizza adds extra automation as it rolls out to new cities

 Zume Pizza has its eyes set on disrupting legacy pizza players like Pizza Hut and Domino’s by improving on both speed and quality with the help of robots. Over the last two years, founder Julia Collins has been steadily adding new machi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News45 min. ago

Even a $2.2 billion investment couldn’t solve LeEco’s money problems

 LeEco wanted too much too fast, and its overzealousness caught up with it almost immediately. Chairman Jia “YT” Yueting has long acknowledged the company’s cash problems in the wake of its rapid growth, but while PR has tried.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News45 min. ago

Luke from "Gilmore Girls" is selling out and starting a coffee brand

Gilmore Girls' curmudgeonly Luke Danes may have served coffee for a living, but he would probably loathe the idea of starting his own coffee brand. Scott Patterson, the actor who plays Luke, has no such inhibitions, and decided to make something of h.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News53 min. ago

Kansas City Royals catcher knocked down by a collegiate killer softball pitch

The sport may be called 'softball,' but there's nothing soft about it.  University of Oklahoma softball pitcher Paige Parker proved that point after she was invited to throw the first pitch at a Kansas City Royals game on June 20. Parker hit the.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News53 min. ago

Calif. weighs making electric cars cheaper off the lot

The federal tax credit for electric car purchases has an end in sight, but California doesn't want demand for the zero-emission vehicles to meet the same fate......»»

Category: autoSource:  autonewsRelated News1 hr. 0 min. ago

John Romero’s Doom II floppy disks sell for over $3,000

A small price to pay? Enlarge / Back in my day... (credit: eBay / John Romero) If you want to play the original version of Doom II, the game will set you back just $1.24 during the current Steam sale. If you want a boxed copy of the original f.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 8 min. ago

Operation ‘Pirate On Demand’ Blocks Pirate IPTV Portals

A crackdown on groups that provide unauthorized IPTV services has continued today with the blocking of several portals. Operation 'Pirate On Demand' is being carried out by the Guardia di Finanza (GdF), a department under Italy's Minister of Economy.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News1 hr. 16 min. ago

GT Sport: Behind the Scenes With Polyphony Digital

20 years ago Polyphony Digital changed racing. Now it’s changing Gran Turismo. This month's IGN First is a bit different than usual. Rather than highlighting a single game -- we'll get back to that next month -- we're highlighting the Japanes.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 16 min. ago

PlayStation Plus July Free Games Revealed

Telltale's Game of Thrones series, Tokyo Jungle, and more will be made free next month. July's list of PlayStation Plus free games has been revealed, with Supermassive Games' Until Dawn and Telltale Games' Game of Thrones: Season 1 leading off.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 16 min. ago