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These Chinese phones beat Apple to removing the headphone jack

Rumor has it the iPhone 7 will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, you'll need to buy new Lightning headphones, use an adapter, or go wireless …

YouTube introduces live 360 video, the gateway drug to virtual reality

Consumption is one side of the puzzle, creation is the other. At launch, YouTube’s Live 360 product will work with cameras that cost as little as $350, far less than the $17,000 it would cost to build the open-source hardware Facebook showed off at F8. YouTube is also releasing an API so any …

Virtual Reality

Super High Spec Professionally Built Tiny House

Every now and then you come across a tiny house that has been constructed to an incredibly high standard. That’s exactly the case with this stunning …

Tiny House Movement

IBM's Sword Art Online Virtual Reality MMO Project Posts More In-Game Footage

Brief view of what testers saw inside the "Nervegear Prototype" in last month's test<p>IBM Japan posted more in-game footage from its "Sword Art Online: …

Virtual Reality

Oculus VR’s Rift headset gets Roblox’s massive player-created gaming universe

Virtual reality is getting a theoretically limitless number of new games thanks to one of internet’s largest creative communities.<p>Roblox debuts on Oculus Rift today, and it is bringing its massive library of player-created content with it. Roblox is a free-to-play game that started out on browsers …

Hideo Kojima's first independent game is a PS4 exclusive

Konami's loss is PlayStation's gain: Tonight Sony announced an exclusive collaboration with legendary game developer Hideo Kojima, the auteur responsible for the <i>Metal Gear</i> and <i>Zone of the Enders</i> franchises. In the announcement video from PlayStation below, Kojima says that he's making a new …

The Curious Case of the Blood-Stained Moon

Curving across the surface of Saturn’s moon Tethys are crimson streaks – and scientists have no idea what the material is or how it got there.<p>“It’s clearly painted on the surface in some way that we do not as yet understand,” says Paul Schenk of the Lunar and Planetary Institute, who presented the …

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How does medicine describe the worst smells humans can make?

The worst part of a minor surgery was not what I was expecting<p>I did not truly know what a foul odor was until a doctor cut into my right breast with a scalpel to remove a growth. I am a new woman, now.<p>If you talk about a lump on your breast, people get twitchy; they always assume it’s potentially …

This ridiculously awesome motion simulator is suspended in mid air by a series of cables

The physical aspect to a virtual reality experience is just as important as the visual element. Custom VR gaming seats, haptic accessories, and …

Anonymous trolls ISIS by removing darknet site, replacing it with Prozac ad

GhostSec, a group that affiliates itself with Anonymous, took to the darknet today for some lulz by removing an ISIS propaganda site and replacing it with a Prozac advertisement and the following message:<p>Enhance your calm. Too many people are into this ISIS-stuff. Please gaze upon this lovely ad so …

This Clip-on Handgun Attachment Makes Bullets Non-Lethal

A California company called Alternative Ballistics has developed an easy-to-install accessory for hand guns that promises to make bullets non-lethal …

Elite Dangerous: Horizons Coming to BETA on November 24th

Elite Dangerous is my favorite game to demonstrate the awesomeness of VR. Frontier Developments is releasing the first of many expansion packs.<br>The …

Will this spherical camera revolutionize virtual reality?

Virtual reality goggles are an emerging technology looking for content. Lytro is a Silicon Valley camera company looking for a hit.<p>On Thursday, Lytro announced the Immerge, a professional-grade camera system for capturing video for virtual-reality headsets. The company hopes major production …

Virtual Reality

Second Life has a higher GDP than some countries

3D virtual world Second Life used to be hyped up as the future of internet communication but now it’s more commonly thought of as an example of overbaked optimism about what’s next in tech.<p>That said, the 12-year-old service is still going strong with 900,000 monthly active users, not much lower …

Virtual reality will replace smartphones, says Oculus founder

Luckey has been one of the most important pioneers for virtual reality. He's been working on a better, more affordable virtual reality experience long before his successful 2012 Kickstarter campaign for the original Oculus Rift headset, which raised millions and sparked renewed interest in virtual …

From science fiction to reality -- sonic tractor beam invented

A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex in collaboration with Ultrahaptics have built the world's first sonic tractor beam …

Video Shows Bomb-Carrying Condom Balloons In Syria

A weak prophylactic against aerial attack<p>Condoms are very effective at preventing transmission of STI’s, but can they also be used as an effective weapon against aircraft? In a video, a group of what appears to be militants fill condoms with air and then attach bombs to them, in an attempt to …

46-Gigapixel View of Milky Way is Largest-Ever Image of Space

Space is big, but it's never been quite <i>this</i> big. This composite image taken by astronomers at Germany's Ruhr-Universität Bochum is, they claim, the largest image of space to date. It shows a long swathe of the Milky Way, photographed piece by piece over a period of five years from the university's …

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Fans sue Idaho hockey arena after discovery that $7 beers are actually same size as $4 beers

A group of minor-league hockey fans have sued the owner of an Idaho arena after they discovered they had been paying more for “large” beers that were …

What 'Obsolete' Object Just Tripled Its Kickstarter Target, Netting $2.4 Million in 48 Hours?

Here's an unexpected one: Just two days ago the Pono went live on Kickstarter, and within 24 hours quickly smashed through its $800,000 target at a …

Kickstarter

Fascinating Photos of New York City in the Early 1980s

<i>New York Up & Down</i> is a fascinating series by now octogenarian Frank Horvat that shows us what a major metropolis looked like back in the early 1980s. Shot between 1982 and 1986, the street images, all taken with a Nikon SLR camera with Ektachrome, captures New York City in a raw and gritty way. …

Potcoin, A New Cryptocurrency To Help Ease The War On Drugs

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Roger Huang is co-founder of ThoughtBasin, an edtech startup that connects students with organizations looking for difference makers. Follow him at code(love).</i><p>It started with one evocative name shouted into the phone from one developer to another: “Potcoin!”<p>The Founding Fathers had to …