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Smart credit cards are coming. Here's what you need to know

Smart cards want to replace your wallet full of debit and credit cards with one dynamic smart card. Here's what you need to know.<p>At least four startups are betting the world isn't ready for mobile payments.<p>Unlike services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet (which use your phone), all-in-one cards or …

Identity Theft
Virtual Reality

Sex toy startup will make virtual reality porn much more, um, immersive

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset hasn’t shipped yet, but adult entertainment companies are already making sex toys that they swear will make porn in VR better.<p>Lovense, a manufacturer of sex tech toys, and Virtual Real Porn are announcing a partnership today to introduce “haptics,” or touch …

This was Sony Music's contract with Spotify

Over the last year the music industry has been in flux as artists, labels, and streaming services jockey over the best way to build the future of their business. Taylor Swift pulled her catalog from Spotify; Tidal launched a new platform owned by artists, not record companies; and Apple is …

Sony Music

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

You can pre-order Samsung's new Gear VR for Galaxy S6 on April 24

If you just snapped up a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, it won't be too long until you can get your hands on Samsung's new Gear VR headset. Samsung just announced that the revamped Gear VR will be available for pre-order on April 24 on Best Buy's website. There's no word on how much it'll cost you, but …

Virtual Reality

Membership-based delivery services are beginning to disrupt the $600 billion-a-year grocery industry

But a new wave of promising delivery startups are relying on a tried-and-true model to disrupt groceries: membership.<p>Membership grocery services help secure consumers as repeat customers and allow companies to lower individual shipping fees on every order. Shipping fees are typically a big barrier …

eCommerce

Boeing has patented a 'Star Wars'-style force field

It might sound futuristic — and it is. The patent isn't about stopping bullets or lasers or anything like that, though. Instead, it detects explosions near a vehicle, and then quickly heats up the air or water between the vehicle and the blast. The heat creates a plasma shield that is more dense …

Aviation

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Batter Up

Inside Flipboard / February 14, 2015<p>Wanna talk inside baseball? Then Derek Jeter’s your man. The legendary Yankees shortstop waited just three days …

Blake Griffin

Oil Companies Are Looking At 'Outright Liquidations'

Conway Mackenzie, the largest restructuring firm in the US, says that oil drillers will begin shutting down as soon as the second quarter, followed closely by explorers, according to Bloomberg's Joe Carroll.<p>The game changed when on Jan. 5 crude broke $50 per barrel for the first time since April …

Oil
Oil & Gas Industry

Microsoft announces Windows Holographic with HoloLens headset

"We're not talking about putting you into virtual worlds. We're dreaming beyond virtual worlds."<p>Microsoft has just revealed its next great innovation: Windows Holographic. It's an augmented reality experience that employs a headset, much like all the VR goggles that are currently rising in …

Augmented Reality
Electronics

YouTube Will Soon Support 360-Degree Video Uploads

Look out YouTube fans: soon, you'll be able to immerse yourself in videos that go <i>all</i> the way around. Google has just confirmed to Gizmodo that it …

Popcorn Time for Android Gets Chromecast Support

Torrent-streaming platform Popcorn Time already has the movie industry quaking in its proverbial boots, with a cross-platform service that streams video content via torrents in real-time. It’s like Netflix, except its peer-to-peer (P2P), offers infinitely more content, and has very questionable …

Google launches augmented reality game Ingress on iOS

After becoming available to all Android users back in December, Google this evening finally launched its popular Ingress game on iOS. The game originally launched in a closed beta all the way back in 2012, but has slowly been expanding to gradually larger audiences ever since.<p>For those unfamiliar, …

Boogio turns your shoes into controllers for immersive gaming

Reflex Labs' Boogio, a pair of wearable sensors that read a user's balance and 3D acceleration, not only has exciting applications for video games, it also renders bulky Wii Fit boards and other interactive hardware obsolete.<p>The start-up is targeting indie developers over the big three to push …

Go Show: A movie theater in your pocket!

<b>What is Go Show?</b><p><b>Go Show is an app for Android Smartphones and soon to be iOs. The app is used with a head mounted display better known as an HMD</b> …

VR hardware moving along three separate paths

The virtual reality hardware landscape is changing so quickly, it’s hard to keep up. But one trend is already clear, with devices falling into one of …

The virtual reality cameras are coming: 360Cam passes Kickstarter goal in a day

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Giroptic<p>The 360Cam, which hit its $150,000 goal on Kickstarter today, isn’t the first 360 degree camera to pop up on a …

VR Cinema Is Booming, Filmmakers Felix & Paul Talk Pioneering 3D 360 Venture 'Once'

‘Look Around’ Video Content Set To Explode<p>Whilst VR is generally a 360 degree experience, traditional filmmakers and production companies are …

Virtual Reality

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VR And Multi-GPU

The second coming of VR will be a great thing for the GPU hardware industry. With the requirements for high resolution, good AA, high framerates and …

How You'll Fund — And Wildly Profit From — The Next Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is now the poster child of the crowdfunding revolution.<p>Using Kickstarter, a group of nearly 10,000 people ponied up $2.4 million to …

High Schooler's Project Working to Bring Realistic Guns to Your Virtual World (video)

We take a look at an interesting project to bring realistic weaponry aesthetics to motion controllers. The ‘Crossfire’ VR motion controller.<p>Control: …

Virtual Reality

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Here's proof notifications don't have to suck<p>Notifications suck. I mean they really, really suck. Consider what my desktop workspace looks like at any given time. I mean, yes, I did create those reminders and yes, I do need to do all of those things, but displaying …

Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

CEO Sean Rad Says Dating App Tinder Has Made 1 Billion Matches

Tinder is announcing that it has made 1 billion matches between its users.<p>As most (all?) of you know, Tinder works by giving users a stack of potential matches and allowing them to swipe right or left to show their interest. If two users express mutual interest, then the app will connect them, …