Casey Qais Naim

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HTC's Vive made me believe in VR

I am in the Matrix. Or rather, I am in that same expanse of infinite white space that was also Neo's training grounds in the movie. Hexagonal tiles appear underneath, randomly rising and falling around me. With trepidation, I step forward, slowly walking across the field of unstable tiles, trying …

Steam Machines are coming this fall and this is what they look like

Steam Machines. Maybe you've heard of them. They're Valve's oft-talked about, rarely seen in the wild solution for streaming PC games to the fancy HDTV in your living room. And at GDC this week, the company brought us closer to the promise of that commercial reality with a display of all the …

Xbox games are coming to Microsoft's augmented reality headset

If you watched Microsoft's announcement of its Hololens augmented reality headset and wondered if you'd play Xbox games with it, well, wonder no longer. Today at its Game Developers Conference presentation, Redmond announced that games would be en route to the device and that the SDK should be …

World of Warcraft Token lets players buy game time with gold

World of Warcraft will soon sell WoW Tokens, a new in-game item that lets players exchange gold and game time between each other.<p>Similar to Eve …

Nevermind is a panic attack disguised as a video game

<i>Nevermind</i> is a game about people who go into the mind of individuals who have suppressed memories of terrible events.<p>It’s your job to explore someone else’s trauma and to bring them some form of relief. Their mind, of course, fights back.<p>It's a first-person adventure-puzzle game that will support …

PlayStation Plus March update adds Oddworld, Valiant Hearts and OlliOlli 2

<b>UPDATE:</b> Dishonored will be added to April's PlayStation Plus offering, Sony has revealed.<p>Sony Computer Entertainment Europe had mentioned Arkane's …

Metal Gear Solid 5 confirmed for September launch alongside handy Collector's Edition

<i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> will be released this September worldwide, and the game will be available alongside two special editions, publisher Konami announced today.<p>The announcement confirmed yesterday's leak of a Sept. 1 release date for the full-scale follow-up to 2014's <i>Metal Gear</i> …

Hands-on with the HTC Vive, Valve's crazy, beautiful VR system

The Vive — HTC and Valve's VR hardware, coming this year — is a bit of a hassle to use, in its current state. The headset is easy to put on and take off, and feels great with glasses, but a number of heavy wires run down the back onto a belt that attempts to keep everything together. I still came …

Nvidia Unveils Shield Game Console And Set-Top Box Streamer, Powered By Tegra X1

When Nvidia announced their new Tegra X1 system on a chip at CES in Las Vegas in January, there was a modest buzz about the company’s new low power, 8-core, 64-bit ARM-based architecture with Nvidia’s special graphics sauce on board. Not only does Tegra X1 look strong in terms of core processor …

Valve's final Steam Controller is still missing something

I spent roughly 10 minutes with the final Steam Controller at GDC 2015, playing snippets of <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i>, <i>The Talos Principle</i> and <i>Unreal Tournament</i> on various Steam Machines. The body of the controller is wonderful to hold. Two long, clickable pads running along the backside of the …

Why Startups Hire Their Own Lawyers

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Daniel Doktori works in the emerging companies practice at WilmerHale in New York City and is the co-founder of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project. Follow him on Twitter @ddoktori.</i><p>Airbnb challenged local hotel zoning laws, Uber took on taxi licensing requirements, and Pinterest …

Articles about 5 unique houses austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>After an architectural epiphany, a family of traditionalists builds a monument to …

Architecture

Emilia Clarke and Brie Larsen front runners for Sarah Connor in Terminator reboot

Over the past month or so we’ve heard plenty of speculation surrounding casting on the upcoming Terminator reboot from director Alan Taylor (<b>Thor:</b> …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Living Rooms

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

European Travel

Captivating Time-Lapse Captures Over 700 Hot Air Balloons Lifting Off into the Sky

What better subject for a time-lapse than 700+ colorful bags of hot air rising into the sky all at once, many of them shaped like beloved (or …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Grizzly Peak View

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Kuala Lumpur

Wine Country in the mist

Prskalo Waterfall, Serbia