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The Best Memes Inspired By TIME Magazine’s Anachronistic Virtual Reality Cover

Oculus Rift started out as a virtual reality project requesting $250,000 on Kickstarter a few years ago. Last year, Facebook purchased them for $2 billion and the internet collectively lost their sh*t. Now we can lose it all over again as <i>TIME Magazine</i> has chosen the picture above — of 22-year-old …

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Why Laptop-Tablet Hybrids Aren't the Future of Computers

I’ve long used type of portable computer for work, starting with the early so-called “luggables” that weighed as much as 10 pounds. Portable …

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The Job Market for Game Devs In 2015 Is Promising

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How is the job market for game developers in 2015?</i><p><i>Answer by Dan Rosenthal, Producer @ Subatomic; Games Industry Attorney, on Quora</i><p><b>It is absolutely growing.</b> In a recent survey of game developers, 44% indicated their studio had grown since last year, 38% …

SnapCam is iON's new $150 wearable lifelogging camera

What's the opposite of a selfie? Not sure? Well, we'd argue any photo from the SnapCam by iON (of Air Pro action camera fame) would fit that description. SnapCam is the latest entrant into the wearable lifelogging market (you may know Autographer, or Narrative already). The 1.5-inch square device …

Is This the Most Dangerous Food For Men?

There may be a hidden dark side to soy, one that has the power to undermine everything it means to be male<p>James Price’s breasts had been painful and swollen. It looked as if gum balls were implanted underneath each nipple. The slightest touch triggered throbs.<p>For Price, a retired U.S. Army …

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The Avegant Glyph hides VR goggles in headphones, is launching later this year

Avegant's virtual reality glasses aren't quite like anything else on the market. For one thing, they don't use the same magnified screen technology as Oculus, Samsung, and most other companies. They use a virtual retinal display, projecting images directly on your eyes; it's a technology that's …

Has Stanford University found a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

A drug which boosts the brain's immune response could prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease<p>Alzheimer's could be prevented and even cured by boosting the brain's own immune response, new research suggests.<p>Researchers at Stanford University discovered that nerve cells die because cells which are …

The Kung-Fu Move that Explains One of Quantum Physics' Strangest Properties

Spinors, yet another thing that should not be.<p>As much as that Feynman quote gets tossed around about no one really understanding quantum physics, there are people in the world making laudable strides towards the development of quantum intuition. One of them is the physicist Felix Flicker, who also …

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PayPal Accounts Hacked With A Click: Engineer Uncovers Potential Security Breach

An Egyptian student figured out how to bypass PayPal’s security methods to completely take control of user accounts by changing their passwords. …

Ford's next cars will brake by themselves to avoid collisions

Automakers like Subaru and Volvo have had automatic anti-collision braking for a while, but what if you're a Ford fan? You won't have to wait long. The Blue Oval has revealed that it's adding its own smart braking system (Pre-Collision Assist) as an option for new cars, starting with the 2015 …

MasterCard And Zwipe Unveil Credit Card With Fingerprint Scanner

MasterCard partnered with Zwipe to create the world’s first credit card that combines biometric authentication and contactless payment technology. Financial institution Sparebanken DIN of Norway conducted a live pilot of the Zwipe MasterCard over the last few months.<p>For security purposes, the …

This Guy Convinced Google, Dropcam, Pinterest To Let 10,000 Hackers Attack

When they find a bug, they get paid.<p>The more bugs they find, the more they are invited in to hack ever-more sensitive parts of a company's network. They hack companies like Google, Dropcam, Pinterest, even some banks.<p>And these companies couldn't be happier about it.<p>In the two years since Australian …

Qubitekk offers hope for protecting computers in the age of quantum computing

Quantum computing offers a lot of promise as well as a lot of threats. Computers with this technology haven’t been built yet. But once they can be, they can offer blazing-fast computation in parallel — or processing many calculations at the same time. A quantum computer — named for the principle of …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Can We Hack Our Vision To See Infrared With The Naked Eye?

A team of biohackers is attempting to modify the human sensory spectrum.<p>“Can you imagine a color you’ve never seen?” Jeffrey Tibbetts asks, looking directly into the Skype camera. We would like to think that we can, of course, that our imaginations are limitless. But the answer, no matter how much …

Using 'Doom' To Design A Room

The program for a classic demon-slaying game is helping construction companies design hospitals and office buildings.<p>Remember that early ‘90s horror-themed video game, <i>Doom</i>, where you roamed around a Martian landscape, killing everything in sight? Well, now the game isn’t just for shooting demons …

A Startup Is Tackling One Of The Biggest Problems With Wearable Devices— Battery Life

But these types of devices haven't really caught on with mainstream consumers yet.<p>Battery life has proven to be one of the biggest problems surrounding most smart watches and wearable displays like Google Glass.<p>Early reviews of Google Glass, for example, indicated that it could only last for about …

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

Myths About Video Game Addiction, Who is Responsible?

Game Over: Mainstream Media’s Video Game Blame<p>August 22, 2014Written by Zarmena Khan<p>Last month, I reported on British newspaper <i>The Sun’s</i> feature …

Virtual reality will become even more amazing with these upcoming technologies (video)

The future of gaming is looking pretty crazy — especially if everything in this video from Siggraph’s Emerging Technologies preview comes to exist.<p>All of this tech comes from Siggraph 2014, a computer graphics and interactive technology conference that’s currently underway in Vancouver.<p>That’s a lot …