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Sony's Project Morpheus makes big bet on body tracking

Thanks to PlayStation Move, the newly minted virtual reality titan is pushing the boundaries of body tracking, but with a proprietary catch putting it at odds with Oculus.<p>There's one pivotal difference right now between the two most promising, best developed virtual reality headset prototypes, …

Virtual Reality

8 of the Best iOS Apps for Shooting and Sharing Video

Let’s imagine you’re not toting a dedicated video camera or DSLR, but rather are using the the ever-present smartphone camera in your pocket. While you can always call on Instagram or Vine for shooting and sharing video, there are so many other cool video apps out there—some free, some costing a …

'Project Morpheus' is Sony's virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4

The rumors are true: Sony's working on virtual reality. The hardware is called "Project Morpheus" and it's headed to the PlayStation 4. The headset is two pieces: a closed display and what looks like a PlayStation Move sensor built in. SCE Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida unveiled it on-stage …

Sony's bringing Hulu Plus and Redbox to the PlayStation Vita

Assuming you like to do more than just play games on your PlayStation Vita, the latest batch of media-centric apps available on Sony's handheld may be of interest. Crunchyroll, NHL GameCenter LIVE and Qello Concerts are now live on the PlayStation Store, catering for those with a taste for anime, …

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

It seems as though any time you hear about Web design these days, you can’t help but come across the term “flat design.” While the flat Web design trend has been emerging in recent years, it seemed to have exploded in popularity thanks to large companies and organizations changing their design …

First look at how an Android Wear smartwatch works (video)

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>It didn’t even take a full 24 hours after Google announced the Android Wear smartwatch platform for people to …

Harry Styles and Lea Michele top of casting wishlist for Wicked film

One Direction singer and Glee actor linked to screen adaptation of hit musical, along with Billy Elliot's Stephen Daldry<p>A Wicked fan, a One Direction fan and a Glee fan walk into a cinema ... and the internet implodes. It could happen – and before the end of 2015 if casting rumours surrounding a …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots | HiConsumption

Posted in Food<p>The current Jedi master of confectionery creations, Dominique Ansel, has done it again. Not satisfied with creating last year’s highly …

Why Is Pee Yellow?

Before you could speak, you could pee. Before you learned to write your own name, you could pee. (And if you grew up in a particularly snowy part of …

Ke$ha Leaves Rehab

Two months after announcing she had entered rehab to seek treatment for eating disorders, Ke$ha has left the facility and says she is feeling …

Rehabilitation

10 delicious kid-friendly foods of the world

Parents remain ever hopeful as we strive to introduce different foods into our children's diets. Whether your family is travelling the world, or just looking for a little variety in your home kitchen, international cuisine can be a source of inspiration and nutrition. Here are 10 foods from around …

The Woman Who Can Will Herself Out Of Her Body

The case of the voluntary out-of-body experience.<p>After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa came forward to researchers to say that she could have these voluntarily, usually before sleep. "She appeared surprised that not everyone could …

The Brain

Restaurant Workers Will Hate You If You Order These Items

Avoid ordering these items unless you want to seem like a jerk.<p>In a recent Reddit thread, workers candidly revealed the items that are difficult or confusing to prepare.<p><i>NOTE: Reddit sources are anonymous, and can't be independently verified by Business Insider. Some posts have been edited for</i> …

Pizza Hut

Aaron Carter: Newly Single Hilary Duff Is the Love of My Life

Hilary Duff‘s old flame has “Come Clean”: Aaron Carter is taking to Twitter to try to woo the newly single star back.<p>The singers dated as teens in …

Aaron Carter

Angry Birds' next game gets a knightly teaser trailer

The next Angry Birds game may have a medieval theme, according to a trailer starring a knight's suit of armor and released today on developer Rovio Mobile's official YouTube channel.<p>The unnamed game is headed first to Australia, Canada and New Zealand in what the video's description describes as …

Bot or not? Try to tell a human poet from a computer

The Bot or Not Web site, called a "Turing test for poetry," lets users guess whether poems have been penned by a human or an algorithm. It's not …

New app turns tourist into time traveler - CNN Video

Study Shows Why It’s Worth Your Employer’s Money To Buy Everyone Walking Desks

Desk jobs are slowly killing us. Perhaps even worse than dying early, our office-potato lives are making us more susceptible to joint pain, fatigue, and illness. To fight off these modern diseases, I use a treadmill desk, which keeps me in motion all day long. Unfortunately, treadmill desks are …

Amazon’s First 3-D Printed Products Marketplace Is Now Open For Business

Cincinnati-based startup 3DLT, home of the “the first store for 3-D objects,” has gone global with the launch of a new storefront on Amazon. The storefront showcases an array of 3-D printed products, from lampshades to jewelry, and, according to the company’s CEO, John Hauer, is part of a pilot …

Google Play Music now lets you start radio stations based on playlists

Version 5.4.1413N of Play Music brings the ability to start radio stations based on playlists that you created, a boon for those who have very particular tastes in music.<p>Previous, you could only start radio stations (playlists that are auto-generated based on tunes you listened to) from an artist …

Google Play

Too Bad! Tickle, The App That Saves You From Awkward Situations, Doesn’t Really Exist

Stuck in an awkward situation? A newly announced application called Tickle has been promising to give you an excuse to get away in the form of an urgent, but fake, phone call, which you can slyly activate just by “tickling” (rubbing your finger over) your iPhone. Sounds good, right? Well, it’s too …

Eventbrite Adds Suport for Reserved Seating

Ticketing startup Eventbrite today added a major new feature to its platform with the addition of reserved seating options for ticket sellers.<p>Previously, Eventbrite only dealt in general admission tickets, but now you’ll be able to sell specific seats for your events. A Web tool allows hosts to …

A Teenager Redesigns The Web For The Color Blind

This high school student in India is developing algorithms that make the image-laden web more accessible for color blind users–a great 25th birthday present for the internet.<p>Color-blindness affects 7% of the world’s population. When it comes to surfing the web, the condition can make it impossible …

Painless patch could make flu vaccine more popular - Futurity

Visits to the doctor's office for an annual flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to a painless microneedle vaccine patch.

Flu Vaccine

To Stop Tornadoes, Build Giant Walls Between States

Or so a new physics paper proposes.<p>There aren't too many details on this, but an abstract called "Can We Eliminate the Major Tornado Threats in Tornado Alley?" appearing in the Bulletin of the American Physical Society is definitely, uh, intriguing. How are we to eliminate tornadoes? Through …

Watch GLaDOS from 'Portal' explain the difference between fission and fusion

Do you know the difference between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion? Here's a teacher guaranteed to hold your attention in class. GLaDOS, the hilarious homicidal artificial intelligence from the <i>Portal</i> games, explains the two nuclear reactions in a new video produced by NASA. While she isn't …

What Escapes A Black Hole?

Now that's dark<p>Black holes have a bad rap. They’re known for sucking in everything around them, but matter can actually break away from their grasp, in the form of jets. Although astronomers have been aware of this for half a century, they didn’t know what exactly the jets were made of until last …

Black Holes

This Netflix Hack Pauses Your Movie When You Fall Asleep

Nothing is more nightmarish than trying to figure out where you left off on an episode. No longer will we live in fear.<p>It happens to everyone. You told yourself just one more <i>House of Cards</i> episode before you hit the sack. It's already 3:42 a.m. but you need to find out whether Francis Underwood …

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