See Buzz Aldrin’s Plan to Colonize Mars in Virtual Reality

Buzz Aldrin wants to be remembered for more than just “kicking up moon dust.” He wants his legacy to include laying the groundwork for permanent human settlement on Mars, and he has a plan. In Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars —.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeMar 20th, 2017

New Details On Sergey Brin"s Plan For The World"s Largest Aircraft

An anonymous reader shares The Guardian's report on plans for a new aircraft that's two-and-a-half times the size of a 747. Google co-founder Sergey Brin is building a hi-tech airship in Silicon Valley destined to be the largest aircraft in the world.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 hr. 29 min. ago

How Stephen Cox, Farpoint’s composer, turned an old trumpet into a sci-fi drone

Making a virtual reality soundscape takes a different approach than traditional games. Composer Stephen Cox talks us through what it was like sound designing for Farpoint on the PSVR. The post How Stephen Cox, Farpoint’s composer, turned an old tru.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 37 min. ago

The Ultimate X370 Showdown

Our selection of motherboards were all available on release, however, we have now updated each to the latest available BIOS so we can objectively look at their performance and features to see which would be best for you and your requirement.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated NewsMay 28th, 2017

GM gets more support against Greenlight share plan

GM said proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that shareholders reject Greenlight's plan to divide GM shares into two classes......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

It can be done! Here’s how to Twitch on your new Nintendo Switch

Once you've conquered your favorite Switch game, the next logical step is obviously live streaming your gameplay online for the world to see. Here are a few helpful tips for live streaming from your Nintendo Switch. The post It can be done! Here̵.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

New Solar Plane Plans Non-Stop Flight Around The World

An anonymous reader quotes Bloomberg: [A] Russian tycoon and his Renova Group plan a record-breaking effort to send a plane around the world nonstop using only the power of the sun. If all goes well, a single pilot will fly for five days straight at.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

We jumped feet first (and sockless) into Giesswein’s versatile Merino Runners

Constructed entirely of Merino wool (save the footbeds), Giesswein's Merino Runners are a comfortable and versatile pair of athletic shoes. We put them through their paces to see if they're worth the $105 price tag The post We jumped feet first (and.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

TeslaBot is a new AI assistant from SmartCar for your Tesla Model S or X

Thanks to a new chatbot from SmartCar, you can now talk to your Tesla with TeslaBot. The virtual assistant is synced with your Tesla Model S or Tesla Model X by way of the car company’s open APIs The post TeslaBot is a new AI assistant from SmartCa.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Sean Parker Is Going To Great Lengths To Ensure "Screening Room" Is Piracy Free, Patents Reveal

Napster co-founder Sean Parker has been working on his new service called Screening Room, which when becomes reality, could allow people to watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters in their living room as soon as they premiere at the box office. This.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

You can tour iconic places of The Beatles’ history on Google Earth

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, Google Earth is offering a virtual tour of nine iconic places in the band's history. The post You can tour iconic places of The Beatles’ history on.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Nokia 9 appears on Geekbench with Snapdragon 835 and 8GB of RAM

While we’ve yet to see any of the Nokia-branded phones HMD Global announced at MWC arrive in Canada — or, for that matter, many other parts of the world — that hasn’t stopped the company from starting development on a new devi.....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Reboot Reality: VR and AR Mark Milestone With New Interactive Exhibit

VR is amazing, but it's tough to try out yourself because of the equipment needed and the prototype nature of so much of the hardware and software. Fortunately, The Tech Museum in San Jose has now opened a permanent exhibit where visitors can experie.....»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Time-bending shooter "Superhot VR" arrives on HTC Vive

Superhot VR didn't start life as an Oculus Rift game, but it eventually made it to the VR headset. With dual-wielding guns and further tweaks to improve the title for a new interface, it turned into a short-but-sweet slice of virtual re.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

The Rogue Initiative Raises Series A Funding

Hollywood-based The Rogue Initiative, a new virtual reality content and production studio, said it has raised a Series A funding round. The company did not say how much was raised, only that it was a "seven figure" amount. The funding came from CBT C.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Brood Awakening: 17-Year Cicadas Emerge 4 Years Early

Scientists search for the mysterious cause, as millions of hatching bugs loudly buzz the night away -- Read more on»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

King Chrome: Microsoft"s browsers sidelined on its own OS

Enterprises may say they are committed to Microsoft's browsers, that they continue to define the venerable Internet Explorer (IE) as their employees' standard. But reality is different, an analyst argued Thursday."Microsoft retains a very strong r.....»»

Category: operatingsystemsSource:  cwRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Who’s That Waifu? – Fire Emblem Heroes Teases A Couple New Heroes For May 30

In the latest “Who is that waifu?” teaser from Fire Emblem Heroes’ official Twitter account, we see two new silhouettes of characters set to arrive on a May 30 update. Read Who’s That Waifu? – Fire Emblem Heroes Teases A Couple New.....»»

Category: gameSource:  siliconeraRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Macroblock 2017 EPS to reach NT$8

LED driver IC supplier Macroblock is expected to see its EPS hit NT$8 (US$0.27) in 2017, driven by sales generated from the car-use and small pinch LED display products, according to market sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Passive component firm Chilisin puts increased focus on high-end products

Power inductor and choke manufacturer Chilisin Electronics is expected to see growths in its revenues and earnings in the second quarter of 2017, as the company has increased focus on high-margin products for high-end smartphones, automotive and indu.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

VW"s clean vehicle push has shortcomings, Calif. says

California regulators say VW's spending plan on clean vehicle infrastructure has shortcomings and lacks details on how the program, Electrify America, will help disadvantaged communities as well as promote hydrogen fuel cells......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017