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Settlers of Catan is coming to virtual reality this year

Iconic board game <i>Settlers of Catan</i> is coming to virtual reality. A new version is being developed by game studio Experiment7 — which previously created a pair of VR takes on chess — with feedback from the original minds behind <i>Catan</i>. The VR game, which is coming to both Oculus Rift and Gear VR and …

Virtual Reality

Feed the eyeballs of distracted drivers with the Safety Pizza

Safety Pizza has revolutionised that audax/randonneuring favourite, the reflective triangle, with this deliciously fun, pizza-themed reflective patch.<p>…

This Periodic Table Has All the Cycling Tips You’ll Ever Need

The fundamental elements of #bikelife, filtered through seven essential categories—all on one poster!<p>When Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleyev created his Periodic Table of Elements in 1869, little did he know that his now-iconic chart would be reimagined an estimated 700 times—sometimes …

Atacama uses microfluidic technology to create moisture-control fabric that actually stays dry

Imagine sportswear that not only stays dry through the most sweat-inducing workouts, but also turns perspiration into a design element. Named after the driest desert in the world, Atacama uses microfluidic technology to create textiles that can do just that. The recipient of a grant from the …

Chile

Google’s smart keyboard app Gboard adds phrase suggestions, a draw-an-emoji feature & more

Google this morning is rolling out a notable update for its smart keyboard app, Gboard, which introduces a number of new features aimed at helping you communicate more quickly, while typing less. In the latest release, Google is improving typing quality via machine intelligence, which is an …

Apps

Michelin Just Made A Bike Lighting System That Protects Cyclists From Traffic Inside Its Ring Of Red Light

Night time bike rides can be a thrilling experience instead of a terrifying one if you take appropriate safety measures. French tire manufacturer …

IRS Takes A Bite Out Of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is virtual currency much in the news these days. It’s peer-to-peer so there’s no central bank or government. But if you think that means the IRS won’t get a piece, think again.<p>The IRS already gets a piece where you swap one product or service for another, as the IRS explains at its …

LG working on a new Nexus smartphone, "futuristic projects" under discussion with Google

<i>LG and Google executives met to discuss an “alliance in futuristic projects”, say Korean sources. LG is said to be working on a new Nexus smartphone.</i><p>Google’s CEO Larry Page visited South Korea last week, in a move that highlights the growing importance of the Asian nation as a hub of the global …

South Korea