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The 20 Best VR Experiences of 2017

Total immersion is closer than ever.<p>We haven’t quite reached the <i>Matrix</i> or <i>Snow Crash</i> tier of virtual immersion just yet — and we’re still pretty far …

Virtual Reality

The Latest On VR Locomotion

Among the many challenges presented by the development of consumer VR, locomotion is one of the most important. At a session during Oculus Connect 4, …

Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t …

Time Management

Valuable UI/UX Designer Tools and Websites That Should Not Be Ignored

If you are a UI or UX designer, then you are probably aware of some of the cool design suites and packages there are available for you to work from. …

Time to Cozy Up to a Space Heater

Now that it’s sweater weather in many parts of the country, it’s time to box up that box fan and make space for a space heater. In Consumer Reports’ …

Home Improvement

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

Design

10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them)

The global design firm Fjord (part of Accenture Interactive) delves into the major ideas shaping markets next year.<p>Apps as we know them will disappear. Luxury will trickle down to the masses. VR will go mainstream. These are just a few of the major design and technology trends shaping the world in …

GDPR

MIT’s Weird Snake Bot Could Be The Future Of UI

It shapeshifts into every interface you can think of.<p>Unless you’re a raging Luddite, you probably have electronics pouring out your ears. You have your smartphone, your laptop, your fitness tracker, and God knows what else. But what if one gadget could do it all? That’s what MIT’s Tangible Media …

Robotics

Scientists Connect Brain to a Basic Tablet—Paralyzed Patient Googles With Ease

For patient T6, 2014 was a happy year.<p>That was the year she learned to control a Nexus tablet with her brain waves, and literally took her life …

Lou Gehrig

How To Design A Video Game With No Graphics

Throughout DOWiNO’s new mobile game <i>A Blind Legend,</i> your screen remains dark, with only an image of dense fog across the screen. You assume the role of knight whose eyes have been gouged out and whose wife and daughter have been taken. Using only your auditory senses, you must navigate the fantasy …

Mobile Devices

Watch: Boeing On How They Developed The World’s Lightest Material

For years, Boeing has been developing an extremely lightweight material that could be used for airplane parts. Despite being made from metal and being nearly as strong as titanium, the material is 100 times lighter than styrofoam.<p>This week, they released a video explaining how the material is …

Engineering
Kurt Vonnegut

Why iPads And Chromebooks Won’t Save the Classroom

The founder of Kano, a kid’s computer, says DIY is better than off-the-shelf.<p>Alex Klein is the co-founder and CEO of Kano, which creates computer and coding kits for all ages, all over the world. His reporting and writing has appeared in <i>Newsweek</i>, the <i>New Republic</i>, <i>New York Magazine</i>, the <i>Nation</i>, the</i> …

Raspberry Pi

A robot named Lucy is lining up to get an iPhone 6S in Australia

It's either ingenious or extremely lazy.<p>A robot is lining up at the flagship Apple Store in Sydney, Australia, in place of its human controller, who …

In Conversation With One Plus's Arz Bhatia, The Youngest Employee At The Company

Fresh on Homegrown<p>Trending<p>Load More +<p>Load More +<p>HG Guides<p>First look<p>Series<p>HG SESSIONS<p>Stalk Homegrown<p>Stay FRESH<p>Redefining contemporary youth culture in …

India

Watch drones building a suspension bridge

From fishing drones to missile drones, we thought we'd seen everything that could be achieved with four rotors. But drones are about to get a lot …

Engineering

Today we like: carbon-fibre furniture

Carbon fibre is ideal for furniture design due to its light weight relative to its high strength. Nendo recently embedded the material into …

Furniture

“Hemingway and the Sea” Book Cover Designs

“Hemingway and the Sea”, book cover designs realized by Kajsa Klaesén for a School of Visual Arts project.<p>Kajsa Klaesén is a graphic design student …

Shelfie Is Shazam For Your Bookshelf

If you’re like me, you have a lot of Mad Magazine books from the 1970s, a classic copy of Oui from 1979, and three Hungarian cookbooks. In other words, you’re a well-read individual. But how do you get those books onto your reading device? Shelfie, that’s how.<p>Created by Peter Hudson and Marius …

Kindle

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

Apple Reportedly Staffs Up Machine Learning Team

Apple is trying to hire at least 86 artificial intelligence and machine learning experts, according to Reuters. While proactive suggestions are one of iOS 9’s flagship features, the company wants to go further and make your smartphone smarter.<p>As a reminder, Apple has been playing catch up when it …

Machine Learning