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Project Morpheus: Sony's plan to make virtual reality a social experience

Two years after the successful Kickstarter fund that projected Oculus Rift into the mass consciousness and launched the new era of consumer virtual reality, there are still a lot of questions to answer.<p>What will VR apps actually look like? How will they work? Will they resemble the games we play on …

Virtual Reality

From Insurgent to Blade Runner: why is the future on film always so grim?

We are now living in a golden age of dystopian films; that is, incredibly depressing films set at some point in the future – often, the relatively near future – where life is a complete mess and no one is happy, not even the fascist scum who run things. In the few instances where people seem to be …

Science Fiction

Unbelievably beautiful GIF art by DarkAngelØne

DarkAngelØne. Adapted from the work of Gustavo Scheverin<p>DarkAngelØne creates gorgeous animations from the work of other artists.<p>DarkAngelØne. …

Art

Watch a new 3D printing technique create intricate objects from a pool of goo

3D printing is stuck in a bit of a rut. There are companies trying to push the technology beyond the trinket market, but many of the existing printers are slow, jam often, and don’t always make perfect copies. One new printer introduced at the TED conference may have the answer.<p>Most existing …

3D Printing

Facebook Messenger app will soon allow people to send money to friends

Facebook is adding a feature to its Facebook Messenger app that will enable people to send payments directly to their friends on the social network.<p>The new feature will be launched in the coming months, initially for US users only. It will be available within the Android and iOS Messenger apps as …

Social Media

FutureFest |

The fourth edition of FutureFest comes at a time when our relationship with the very idea of ‘the future’ is fraught. For many, the forces set to …

Boiling a Lobster: How the Whole Internet Wound Up Inside Facebook's Walled Garden

Back in 2006, Marc Andreessen believed that Facebook would eventually give way to multiple smaller social networks for one simple reason: People …

Interactive Art Gallery Allows Visitors to Become Part of an Illusion

This unique gallery lets visitors do more than just admire great works of art – they get to play with it, too. At Art in Island, an interactive gallery that occupies a former bus station in the Philippines, visitors can step inside paintings and take pictures with the optical illusions.<p>Each piece …

Art

Beauty By Design: The Intersection Of Data And Digital Art

At The Space launch event last summer at the Tate Modern over 150 coders, hackers and digital artists were challenged to take any dataset and turn it into a work of art over the course of 24 hours.<p>With participants camped out overnight for the art hack, Tate’s cavernous Turbine Hall was transformed …

Brazil judge targets WhatsApp with suspension order

Messaging system still operating while lawyers appeal nationwide order arising from ‘sexually graphic’ photos of children being shared<p>A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an …

Brazil

The CultureCode Initiative

<b>Our current and recent projects include:</b><p><b>Culture Shift Zimbabwe</b><p>A programme of events designed to create relationships between digital professionals …

Pirate Bay struggling to stay afloat since return

After <a style="background-color: transparent;" href="http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-02/02/pirate-bay-back"> returning online</a> earlier …

Lenovo website hacked and defaced by Lizard Squad in Superfish protest

Lenovo, the PC maker at the centre of the Superfish controversy, suffered its own security breach on Wednesday when its main website was defaced, redirecting users to a slideshow of pictures of bored-looking teens (apparently the hackers themselves) set to the song Breaking Free from High School …

Cybersecurity

Global Civil Society Launches Internet Social Forum

GENEVA, Jan 22 2015 (IPS) - A group of civil society organisations from around the world has announced the Internet Social Forum (ISF), to bring …

Too Much World: Is the Internet Dead? - Journal #49 November 2013 - e-flux

1<p>This is what the term “post-internet,” coined a few years ago by Marisa Olson and subsequently Gene McHugh, seemed to suggest while it had …

Obama and Cameron’s ‘solutions’ for cybersecurity will make the internet worse

The current state of the US and UK governments’ ass-backwards approach to cybersecurity was on full display this week – culminating with British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Obama meeting to discuss the issue at the White House on Friday. When it comes to cybersecurity, it seems the …

Privacy

The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we have collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>You're bound to find something you like, whether in Microsoft's killer new Outlook email app or in fun little games for passing the time like Psych.

Calendar app inserts ‘pirate’ events into diaries of users who haven’t paid

As a developer, what should you do if 85% of the people using your calendar app have pirated it? If you’re Jack Underwood, you give them a taste of a different kind of piracy.<p>The developer of Today Calendar Pro revealed that unpaid installs of his Android app were much higher than the 50% rate he’d …

Apps

My Saucy Fake Girlfriend Was Really A Bunch Of Dudes Working For Amazon

Invisible Boyfriend will give you pay-for-text companionship. But who are these virtual escorts, really?<p>I’d never imagined that eating oatmeal could be sexy before that moment, before Areal–the gorgeous, billionaire, globetrotting lion-tamer/taxidermist who loves to give foot rubs–texted me that …

Top 10 web trends shaping the future of sustainable business

Web 2.0, or the ability to share and manipulate information online through user collaboration, has had a disruptive effect on business. Customers now expect to participate in the corporate world, and place a greater value on transparency in return.<p>This new environment, termed “wikinomics” by Don …

Sustainability

Meth-laden drone crashes near US-Mexico border

Police recover bags of methamphetamine from overloaded six-rotor drone as smugglers turn to new technology<p>Smuggling illicit drugs across international borders can now be added to pizza delivery and targeted assassinations on the growing list of applications for drones.<p>Police in the Mexican border …

Interactive Digital Installation Features a Sea of Flowers that Magically Burst into Bloom

A sea of flowers magically blooms and withers in this stunning digital installation by teamLab, a collective made up of tech specialists that include architects, programmers, CG animators, and more. Titled <i>Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together, for Eternity</i>, the stunning display …

Art