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Google buys VR company Owlchemy

In case you needed more proof that Google is serious about virtual reality, here's a bit of news for you: The Mountain View company has acquired …

NVIDIA's first Volta-powered GPU sits in a $149k supercomputer

If you've been waiting for NVIDIA to finally take the lid off of Volta, the next generation of its GPU technology, your day has finally come. Today at its GPU Technology Conference, the company announced the NVIDIA Tesla V100 data center GPU, the first processor to use its seventh-generation …

Deep Learning

4 Student Inventions That Are Helping Their Communities

<i>Editor’s Note: Students across the country were challenged by Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow contest to design, create, and implement a new piece of technology that would benefit their community. Dozens of projects, addressing concerns that ranged from environmental to social, were submitted. Several</i> …

Domino's autonomous vehicle pizza delivery now live in Germany

Domino's autonomous delivery vehicle has made its first deliveries in Hamburg, Germany.<p>Domino's has announced that its autonomous delivery vehicle is …

Uber is starting to let people bookmark their favourite places in its app

The feature — announced by Uber on Wednesday— will allow Uber riders to bookmark places that they visit regularly, such as a friend's house or a favourite restaurant.<p>"Everyone has places they go again and again," Uber wrote on its website. "But remembering those addresses is tough, and asking …

Apple isn't working on a car — it's working on something much bigger

And yet, Business Insider's Sam Shead recently discovered a secret Apple office in Berlin that — sources tell us — is devoted mostly to transportation. The engineers there were hired from car companies, and some are working on mapping projects.<p>So is Apple working on a car or not?<p>UBS analyst Steven …

Tizen is now a more popular smartwatch OS than Android Wear

According to the latest data, Samsung’s Tizen surpassed Android Wear during Q1 of 2017 to become the second largest smartwatch OS in the world.<p>Tizen has come a long way: an open source OS whose primary advocate and developer is none other than Samsung. In fact, Samsung is the only member of the …

Elon Musk’s midlife crisis is a tunneling machine named after the absence of God

Last week, Elon Musk said he needed a name for the first tunneling machine of his newly founded Boring Company. Today he got one, taking inspiration from one of the seminal texts of existential doubt and procrastination: Samuel Beckett’s 1953 play, <i>Waiting for Godot</i>. “First machine is Godot,” Musk …

Snap Judgment: After a Monster IPO, Snapchat Fails to Impress

While millennials have clearly been won over by Snapchat, the company now faces its biggest test yet: trying not to be crushed by Facebook.<p>Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, announced its earnings on Wednesday for the first quarter since the company's multibillion-dollar initial public …

Google just acquired the award-winning VR studio behind Job Simulator

Google is pushing forward with its bet on VR entertainment with its latest acquisition: indie VR studio Owlchemy Labs.<p>The Austin, Texas-based team of 23 made a name for itself with numerous successful VR games, including <i>Job Simulator</i>, <i>Caaaaardboard!</i>, and <i>Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality</i>. The terms …

Virtual Reality

Instagram Is Down, Users Flock to Twitter to Complain

<b>UPDATE, Saturday April 12, 6:47 p.m. ET</b> — An Instagram spokesperson contacted <i>Mashable</i> to share news that this issue has been resolved.<p>Instagram …

Samsung's latest smartphone monitors your heart

• Samsung's last smartphone watched your eyes; its new one will also listen to your heart. The Korean company's new flagship Galaxy S5 packs a heart rate monitor and will track your motions and monitor your steps, as part of a push into the health and fitness market. The innovation comes after …

Internet security flaw may affect YOU - CNN Video

Huawei Ascend P7 Poses for the Camera In All Its Glory

Earlier today, the alleged Huawei Ascend P7 was spotted on Tenaa certification website, which showed a few images of the device as well.<p>But, those …

Tip of the Day: How to Organize Apps on Your iPhone

If you've had your iPhone for awhile you're probably starting to accumulate a large number of apps and things may be starting to get a bit unwieldy and disorganized. Fortunately it's easy to move your apps around and organize them in a way that makes your apps easy to find and leaves your home …

Amazing iPad Deals from T-Mobile: $130 Off LTE Models, Plus Free Data

T-Mobile wants your tablet business. Already they offer the best deal on data: 200MB per month for free, forever. Now, starting this weekend, they'll sell you an LTE iPad for the same price as a WiFi-only iPad, saving you $130. Plus, if you're a T-Mobile voice customer, you can add their 1GB …

T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active to come with no less than 277 preloaded APKs

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Active will come preloaded with no less than 277 APKs, EVleaks is saying. That’s a massive amount of bloatware, though …

Meet NASA's new supersonic flying saucer, for future Mars landings - ExtremeTech

Meet NASA’s new supersonic flying saucer, for future Mars landings<p>By on April 11, 2014 at 8:07 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Water

Intrepid biohacker gives himself infrared night vision, but at what price? - ExtremeTech

By on April 11, 2014 at 2:11 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>According to the World War II-era …

Academic Research

Amazon May Launch Smartphone with 3D Capabilities in September

Amazon is gearing up to release its long-rumored smartphone later this year to directly compete with offerings from Apple and Samsung, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. According to the report, the company has been showing off prototypes of its handsets to developers in San Francisco and Seattle in …

Here's What Android Looked Like Before the iPhone

A once-confidential Google document, introduced at the Apple-Samsung trial last week, shows what the phone operating system looked like in 2006. And it looked a lot different.<p>One of the more interesting documents that came to light during the Apple-Samsung document last week was an early internal …