Kanishk Bhatnagar

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No More Head Games: Why The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Not The Oculus

Did we learn anything from Google Glass? It looked really cool when it debuted, but quickly we realized that constantly wearing a camera on your head can be a bad idea. Even from the start, many of us knew that only the most devoted cyber-connected consumers would actually use the device.<p>Yet the …

Augmented Reality

The wait for new PlayStation 4s and Xbox Ones isn't killing GameStop as it beats earnings estimates

As retail sales slow while gamers go digital and prepare for the next-gen consoles, GameStop is still raking in mountains of cash.<p>The video game retailer reported $1.38 billion in total worldwide sales for the second quarter of 2013, which ended Aug. 3. While this is down 10.7 percent from $1.55 …

New Clues To Why Some Autistic Kids Are So Good At Math

Differences in cognitive organization turns some people with autism into math whizzes.<p>Though children with autism spectrum disorder often have difficulty with social interaction and communication, they're also much more likely to be savants--to show extraordinary skill in a particular area, like …

Test to prove the world’s most expensive coffee really has come from civet poo

Scientists can now tell whether the world’s most expensive coffee, which is picked from the poo of a weasel-like creature called the Asian palm civet, is the genuine article or not.<p>Kopi Luwak, which is Indonesian for civet coffee, can cost up to £51 a cup and is often substituted for cheaper …

Coffee

Makerbot's Digitizer 3-D Scanner Is Now Available For Pre-Order

We first spied the Makerbot Digitizer, a standalone 3-D scanner, back at South by Southwest--it's a rotating platform with a depth sensor, so anything you plop onto the platform can be scanned and then reproduced, like a sci-fi replicator. And now it's officially available for pre-order, for $1,400.<p>…

The Curious History of the Lab Rat

Human Urban Activity Makes Animals Develop Bigger Brains

A study finds urban mammals have significantly larger brains than their rural cousins.<p>Humans aren't just changing the climate, causing earthquakes and you know, generally adapting the world to suit our whims. Human activity might also be driving increased brain size in animals! Woo, evolution!<p>In a …