Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR is just one sign of the growing business thirst for using virtual reality technology to change ways of working and improve customer experiences. The acquisition
A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat. It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework.
It sure as hell got under mine. Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi horror is loosely adapted, or atmospherically distilled, by Walter Campbell from the 2000 novel by Michel Faber. The result is visually stunning
From Alan Turing to Susan Sontag, by way of a lost cat, a fierce Victorian lady-journalist, and some very odd creative habits. It’s that time of year again, the time for those highly subjective, grossly
If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but is math. Scientific American
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“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from, we will have failed.” I was recently on NPR’s Science Friday to discuss my favorite science books
As we wind down the year, The Next Web compiled a list of some of the social apps that have made some significant moves in 2013. How did we qualify what a social app was? In our mind, it was a service
Short answer: love conquers all. The film Her, which opens across the country this month, tells a love story between a man and some software. It may seem far-fetched, but researchers say it’s plausible.
It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our
“You see what you want to see. You might think it’s speaking to you, but it’s just your imagination.” In 1976, Italian artist, architect, and designer Luigi Serafini, only 27 at the time, set out to create
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The second in a series. We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday
Brené Brown on Vulnerability, Human Connection, and the Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy, Animated
“The truth is, rarely can a response make something better — what makes something better is connection.” In 2010, shame and empathy researcher Dr. Brené Brown gave us the wonderful and culturally necessary
Films about long journeys on the open road have always made for vital cinema. Jordan Hoffman explores their enduring appeal. The road movie is one of the most beloved and enduring genres in Hollywood A