Tobias Zhang

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Donald Trump on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, funding Nasa and the climate change 'hoax'

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will take office as the 45th president of the United States. Through months of campaigning, Trump was criticised …

Clean Technology

Onward: How A College Dropout Made One Of VR's Best Shooters

On the night of August 29th, 2016, Dante Buckley started crying.<p>It wasn’t because he was heartbroken from a devastating breakup, or because he was …

This Remote Pakistani Village Is Nothing Like You’d Expect

Over the years, a mountainous region in Pakistan has become my second home. I’ve seen firsthand how global events have hurt locals’ livelihoods and how technology has challenged the meaning of tradition.<p>PASU, Pakistan—Sajid Alvi is excited. He just got a grant to study in Sweden.<p>“My Ph.D. is about …

Pakistan

Virtual Reality Horror Game Syren Teased (video)

A new virtual reality horror game has been unveiled this week called Syren, which will soon be launching on the Oculus Rift, PlayStation and HTC Vive …

Mysterious 'Dark Energy' May Not Exist, Study Claims

The universe may not be expanding at an accelerating rate after all, meaning that mysterious "dark energy" might not actually exist, according to a …

'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' finds a new frontier in VR co-op gaming

While you spent your childhood climbing trees, learning to love Mario and making furtive glances at your first crush, I was playing <i>Star Trek</i> games. That doesn't make me a gamer, but I'm well-qualified to talk about how poorly the series translates to any existing game genre. It's a generalization, …

Intense 360° video takes you for a quick jaunt to Mars

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to set foot on the red planet? Of course you have.<p>Today's your lucky day: A new 360° video brings …

8th-magnitude Nova in Sagittarius

<b>A nova in Sagittarius, discovered a few nights ago by a Japanese amateur, has become bright enough to see in binoculars.</b><i>Update:</i> As of October 31st, …

Astronomy

A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet

Cables lying on the seafloor bring the internet to the world. They transmit 99 percent of international data, make transoceanic communication possible in an instant, and serve as a loose proxy for the international trade that connects advanced economies.<p>Their importance and proliferation inspired …

Checkmate, Apple: Why Google’s Pixel is a genius move for Android

Google is drawing a line under the Nexus brand and opening up a fresh front in the smartphone wars. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the first …

Mobile Technology

Israeli Wearable Device MotionCure Relieves Motion Sickness In Minutes

If you get nauseous or queasy when on a boat, ferry or a plane, and even when you just ride the bus to work, you are not alone. Motion sickness …

Wearable Tech

The 10 VR Commandments: the rules every virtual reality gamer should follow

In the beginning, there was Pong. And while we've not yet reached the seventh day of videogame creativity, the coming of virtual reality headsets …

PlayStation VR Sells Out Faster Than Any Other Hardware at GameStop

Gamers have been waiting for a proper VR helmet since the glory days of the 1990s – and thanks to the upcoming PlayStation VR, it’s finally about to …

Leap Motion’s Interaction Engine Lets You Get a Grip in VR

Launched back in 2012, Leap Motion first introduced us to their new way of interacting with computers in three dimensions. At the time, the Leap …

Virtual Reality

The difference between design and product management

Yesterday I was asked how a designer differs from a product manager. I found the answer surprisingly hard to give. Everyone designs, but not everyone …

What you see is not always what you get: how virtual reality can manipulate our minds

It is often said that you should not believe everything you see on the internet. But with the advent of immersive technology – like virtual reality …

Augmented Reality

This Live-Action Transformers Fan Film Is Better Than All of Michael Bay's Attempts

Using a mix of computer graphics, remote control miniature models, and some truly impressive costumes, Lior Mocho and the crew at Chisel Pixel have …

Man Who "Can't Draw," has "No Design Experience" Creates Stunning Supercar for "Suicide Squad" Movie

Matt McEntegart makes up for his lack of drawing skills in the studio<p>Earlier we posted that Ironhead Studio got zero credit for creating costumes for</i> …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

This Is One of the Most Realistic Virtual Reality Games I've Tried

I reached over my shoulder to grab an arrow, nestled it in my bow, pulled back, and hoped for the best. When I released my grip, an arrow engulfed in …

In the Beginning: How VR was Born, An Interview with Fred Brooks

S<i>ince joining IBM in 1956, Fred Brooks has been part of many of the most breakthrough computer technologies — working on some of the early computers.</i> …

100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design

Book Presentation: 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design, a Lars Müller Publication.<p>Here comes another book on graphic design, which I highly recommend. …

Graphic Design

How should we move around in VR? Nobody has figured it out yet

Along with all of the exclusivity debates that have embroiled much of the talk surrounding virtual reality for the past few months, another …

Virtual Reality

Inside Tension VR, the UK's first virtual reality centre

Science fiction predicted virtual reality headsets in the early 1950s, but it’s taken over half a century for the concept to to materialise in any convincing form. The dawn of VR is finally here but, as with a lot of new technology, most simply can’t afford it. Currently there are two major players …

Virtual Reality

Lifeliqe Named An Official Education Partner For The HTC Vive

Virtual reality education startup Lifeliqe has today been named an official partner of the HTC Vive. The company creates immersive, educational VR …

The 12 Best PC Virtual Reality Games

Google Play

With gold and rat heart cells, scientists make a robot stingray

Here's a critter that would be a showstopper in your aquarium: By layering rat heart cells over a gold skeleton, scientists have built tiny swimming artificial stingrays that can be driven and guided by light.<p>These little ray-bots, described in the journal Science, may offer insight into building …

Robotics

Google just bought a video company to help lure in media companies

Anvato enables live video streaming and on demand viewing of online programming from cable set-up boxes. And it works with many channels do that, taking care of ad insertion, encoding, and subscriptions.<p>"With OTT adoption rapidly accelerating, the Cloud Platform and Anvato teams will work together …

Google Cloud Platform