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VR User Interface Design | 20 Examples That Will Spark Your Imagination

Virtual reality is the future. If you’re just as excited about it as we are, then this list of awesome VR UI will surely spark your imagination.This …

Web Design

Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise

Quora just became the unicorn of subjective human knowledge. After eight years carefully cultivating an intelligent question and answer community, it’s just raised an $85 million Series D round co-led by Collaborative Fund and Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund. Quora tells me it’s “roughly doubled its …

The Very Hungry Plastic-Eating Caterpillar

Could waxworms—or something inside them—help degrade the planet’s mountains of plastic waste?<p>When she’s not working in her lab at Spain’s IBBTEC institute, Federica Bertocchini keeps bees. One day, when she looked at her hives, she found them infested with caterpillars called waxworms. These …

Pollution

Companies are paying millions to get hacked — on purpose

The old sports adage, “the best defense is a good offense,” is being deployed by corporate America when it comes to cybersecurity.<p>HackerOne, a San …

Canada is launching an experiment that will give 4,000 people free money until 2020

Finland, the Netherlands, and San Francisco, California, have already shown interest in giving people a regular monthly allowance — a system known as basic income.<p>Now Ontario, Canada, is planning a basic-income trial as well.<p>On Monday, Premier Kathleen Wynne outlined new details of the Ontario …

Kathleen Wynne

Scanner Sombre is a short and scary game from the creators of Prison Architect

Launching on Wednesday<p><i>Scanner Sombre</i>, the newest game from <i>Prison Architect</i> developer Introversion Software, takes place in a world you can’t see. The game drops you into a dark cavern where you can only glimpse the world around you by using a scanner that produces a colorful outline of your …

Amazing

The Race To Build An AI Chip For Everything Just Got Real

Yann LeCun once built an AI chip called ANNA. But he was 25 years ahead of his time.<p>The year was 1992, and LeCun was a researcher at Bell Labs, the …

Why the WikiLeaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet

It’s impossible to keep up with the nonstop news coverage and multiple storylines around the recent WikiLeaks CIA dump. The initial Vault 7 data drop led to Assange’s press conference about “helping” private companies patch vulnerabilities, all while fear started to spread around the intelligence …

The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here's what comes next

Every technology rises, then falls: soon it will be the turn of the smartphone. But what will replace it?<p>The arrival of the original iPhone back in …

Mobile

Facebook shows off its brain interface research and... wow

What if you could talk through your skin? What if you had a mouse you could control with your brain?<p>These are just two of the mind-blowing questions …

Artificial intelligence could build new drugs faster than any human team

Artificial intelligence algorithms are being taught to generate art, human voices, and even fiction stories all on their own—why not give them a shot at building new ways to treat disease?<p>Atomwise, a San Francisco-based startup and Y Combinator alum, has built a system it calls AtomNet (pdf), which …

Artificial Intelligence

StarCraft is now free

No catch, go enjoy it along with its expansion<p><i>StarCraft</i> and its <i>Brood War</i> expansion are receiving a graphical overhaul this summer with <i>StarCraft: Remastered</i>, and Blizzard celebrated by releasing a new patch for the original game ... before releasing the original games to players for free.<p>“<i>StarCraft</i> …

Physicists observe 'negative mass'

<b>Physicists have created a fluid with "negative mass", which accelerates towards you when pushed.</b><p>In the everyday world, when an object is pushed, it accelerates in the same direction as the force applied to it; this relationship is described by Isaac Newton's Second Law of Motion.<p>But in theory, …

AI will create many new jobs — here’s how you can prepare

As U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin predicts artificial intelligence (AI) won’t be a threat to American jobs over the next several decades, and still others opine on why he is wrong, both sides are missing an important point: No matter the pace of change as AI makes in-roads into the …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Samsung’s biggest challenge now is Google software, not Apple hardware

The Galaxy S8 signals an escalation in Samsung’s rivalry with Google<p>It’s an occupational hazard among gadget geeks to fixate on new hardware, and yesterday’s introduction of the gorgeous Galaxy S8 by Samsung made that easier than ever. I could write for days about how pretty and pleasant that new …

Mobile

Xbox Scorpio’s beefy dev kit revealed

Designed with developers in mind<p>Following last week’s unveiling of the Xbox Scorpio’s guts to Digital Foundry, Microsoft has revealed the console’s developer kit to Gamasutra. The hardware specifications of the Scorpio dev kit are, as expected, slightly better than those of the system itself, but …

From Dunkirk to Apocalypse Now: the 30 best war movies ever made

Filmmaking

The Singularity Could Be Closer Than You Think

A.I. evolution may be decades away -- or happening already.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Sci-fi …

The Dark Web: Inside the Hacker's Playground

Mar.17.2017 / 7:39 PM ET<p>Hackers can be anywhere — down the street from their victims, or on another continent — but they all have a home base: the Dark Web.<p>It’s a corner of the Internet where hackers can sell illegal substances and stolen information, or facilitate massive hacks, like the 2014 …

Cybersecurity

Nanowire retinal implant could restore sight with better resolution

Advances in bionic eyes over the past few decades have given blind and visually impaired people new hope of restoring some of their vision. Now …

'The Assassin:' A Talk With Clive Cussler

Photos by Leanna<p>Clive Cussler is an adventure novelist and marine archeologist. His thrillers have reached The <i>New York Times</i> best-seller list more than 20 times. His books have been published in 40 languages in more than 100 countries. He is the founder and chairman of the National Underwater and …

Nier: Automata review

The night that I first finished <i>NieR: Automata</i> I slept soundly. The night that I <i>actually</i> finished <i>NieR: Automata</i> I hardly slept at all.<p>I had that high, that nervous energy, that hum in the back of my head that comes from an overtired brain trying to absorb an experience that was so much bigger than …

WONDER WOMAN - Official Origin Trailer

Wonder Woman

‘Betting on Zero’ documentary achieves desired results: Righteous outrage, moral superiority

When “Betting on Zero” was shown at the National Portrait Gallery’s 346-seat auditorium as part of last year’s Investigative Film Festival, half the seats to the screening of the documentary — a searing exposé arguing that the nutritional supplement company Herbalife is a Ponzi scheme — went empty. …

Bill Ackman

'Beauty and the Beast': 9 Differences Between the Live-Action and Animated Movies — and Why They Matter

A washing machine, a heartbroken harpsichord and a beastly ballad are among the small tweaks that make a big impact in the new Disney movie.<p>Disney's …

Heisenberg’s astrophysics prediction finally confirmed after 80 years

One of the most famous quantum physicists of all makes his mark in space, 80 years after first predicting it.<p><i>“What we observe is not nature itself,</i> …

Physics

Machine Learning is Going Mobile

<i>An emerging trend promises to bring the power of machine learning to mobile devices, opening the door to a plethora of valuable new applications.</i><p>Machine learning—the process by which computers can get better at performing tasks through exposure to data, rather than through explicit …

Machine Learning

This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical - MIT Technology Review

In labs testing how brain implants could help people with physical disabilities, tales of success can be bittersweet.<p>Experiments like those that let …