Shane Strong

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Full-body virtual reality is here, but try not to puke

The latest version of the Virtuix Omni is sickeningly immersive<p>When a Combine Soldier throws a grenade at you, your instinct is to run. In the Virtuix Omni, you can.<p>At CES 2014, Virtuix showed off the latest version of its virtual reality rig, which features 40 capacitive sensors in its base to …

Fan-made video pits Mario against Lara Croft, Master Chief

Lara Croft, Master Chief and a deadly assassin are no match for Mario, as demonstrated by a recent live-action, fan-made video from CorridorDigital.<p>"Powered UP!" sets the stage for a quick getaway by Lara and company. However, after retrieving Mario's famous power-ups, the trio quickly finds …

Oculus raises $75 million to jump-start the virtual reality business

In June, Oculus raised $16 million to finish research and development on its critically acclaimed virtual-reality headgear, and today the company's taking the next step. With a new lead investor, Andreessen Horowitz, the company has now secured another $75 million in Series B funding. Marc …

GameSpot on Twitter: "The Windows beta for inXile's Kickstarter success story Wasteland 2 is now available. http://t.co/kEoCaXKoRg http://t.co/c6tvifBuXa"

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Oculus raises additional $75M in funding for consumer version of VR headset

The creators of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset have raised an additional $75 million in funding from investors to finalize the creation of their VR platform and ecosystem.<p>That Series B funding comes from angel investor Andreessen Horowitz, with significant additional investment from Series …

Daily Fix Headlines for December 12, 2013

Today's top stories.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>We make sure you know everything there is to know about Fallout 4, because it's happening! In less exciting news …

Mighty No. 9 is making a cameo in Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Keiji Inafune and Comcept's Beck from <i>Mighty No. 9</i>, the robotic star of the Mega Man spiritual successor that found success on Kickstarter, is making a cameo appearance in another game, Team Ninja and Spark Unlimited's <i>Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z</i>.<p>According to the Japanese <i>Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z</i> website, the …

See Tekken Revolution's narcoleptic female vampire Eliza in action

Namco Bandai's free-to-play fighting game, <i>Tekken Revolution</i>, is getting an original character later this month. Her name is Eliza and she's the winner of a community-voted poll aimed at bringing an all-new Tekken character to the PlayStation 3 game.<p>She's also a vampire and apparently has trouble …

Edward Snowden, The Dark Prophet

To avoid surveillance, the first four Americans to visit Edward Snowden in Moscow carried no cell phones or laptops. They flew coach on Delta from …

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White House Death Star petition is a no-go

The US government has rejected a petition urging it to build a "Death Star", claiming it was too expensive, conceptually flawed and did not fit in with the policy of not blowing up planets.<p>The online petition, created on 14 November 2012, urged the White House "to secure funding and resources, and …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Interactive Infographic: What Would A Hyperloop Nation Look Like?

If Elon Musk's mass-transit plan came to fruition, this is what it would mean for travel.<p><i>Explore a hypothetical North American Hyperloop network, where total travel time between cities by Hyperloop is represented by color. Click on a city to re-center the map at a different origin. Mouse over a</i> …

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How MGS 5: Ground Zeroes tells its story like a TV series

<i>Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes</i> will be the first game in the 15-year-old Metal Gear Solid franchise with open-world elements, and will serve as the prologue to the fully open-world title known as <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i>. But that doesn't mean <i>Ground Zeroes</i> is an extreme departure from …

Proper HDR Lighting (Remix)

<i>Note: check some awesome updates by Greg Zaal and Ben Simonds at the end of the post.</i><p>HDRI- and image-based lighting is simply awesome and highly …

Depression may accelerate the aging process of our cells, study finds

Depression harms more than just the mind: research has linked the ailment with a host of physical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Now, fascinating new research suggests that depression might also accelerate the aging process at a cellular level.<p>In a study published …

Build A DIY Soldering Stencil Out Of A Soda Can

A cheap way to make clean electronics<p>Taking an electronics prototype to the next level often means soldering tiny components onto a custom-printed circuit board. Solder paste applied without a stencil, however, can ooze, cause shorts, and end a project in flames. Systems engineer Felix Rusu devised …

The Weird Math That Can Make Wheels That Aren't Circular

If you need something to roll smoothly along the ground, you better strap some of those circular things called wheels to it, right? Well, not …

Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think | David Nutt

Science now allows us to develop a safer way to get drunk. But before we can sober up in minutes, the drinks industry needs to embrace this healthier approach<p>Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote …

Project Spark: An Ocean of Possibilities

I burst with creative energy, and I long to make the places and people of my imagination a digital reality. I've long been able to release the poetry of my mind in the form of the written word, or as a musical composition, but designing worlds and games has long been beyond my grasp. Without the …

The Brain

Study Shows Playing Video Games Really Can Make Your Brain Bigger

Previous research on whether playing video games can make us smarter has been mixed, but a new study demonstrates a very tangible effect of playing …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

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Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage

The inspiration for a bike build can come from the most unlikely of sources. In the case of this most unusual BMW sprint bike, it was a vintage M&H Racemaster drag tire.<p>The tire belonged to the amiable Séb Lorentz of The Lucky Cat Garage, a familiar face on the European custom show circuit. While …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

Loving father built a prosthetic hand for his son with a 3D printer

Kids are just the best. And dads who love their kids make them even better. Leon is a boy who was born without fingers on one of his hands. Instead …

Amazing video of people jumping off two planes colliding in mid-air

This terrifying two-plane crash somehow miraculously resulted in no fatalities. It's insane that people could survive after two planes hit each other …

Physics Nobel Prize 2013 - Sixty Symbols

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

Why H is the most contentious letter in the alphabet

The alphabet is something not to be argued with: there are 26 letters in as fixed a sequence as the numbers 1-26; once learned in order and for the "sounds they make", you have the key to reading and the key to the way the world is classified. Or perhaps not.<p>Actually, in the course of writing my …