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Tuesday March 19, 2019. 12:42 PM
Enlarge / OpenXR is like a girl reaching for a moon, or something... (credit: Khronos) Consumer-grade virtual reality (and, to a lesser extent, augmented reality) is only a few years old, but it’s already an extremely fragmented market. Wikipedia lists almost 30 distinct...
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Enlarge (credit: John Fowler / Flickr) Nothing says 'I love diving headfirst into a ditch' like your hair suddenly elevating to the tingly feel of electricity. Thunderstorms are amazing from inside a building, but they're scary if you're trapped outside. And, despite a good ...
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Enlarge / The 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe, as rendered in real time using the Unity graphics engine and its newly announced Nvidia RTX pipeline of ray tracing. (credit: Unity / BMW) SAN FRANCISCO—Unity, one of the leading 3D-rendering systems used to build modern video games, ...
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SAN FRANCISCO—Activision has taken the wraps off its first major Call of Duty video game for smartphones. The title is simple enough: Call of Duty Mobile. The online, multiplayer-only game will arrive later this year, but neither Activision nor any of its Western...
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Enlarge (credit: Boeing) On Sunday, Ethiopia's transport minister announced that information recovered from flight data recorders aboard the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 revealed 'clear similarities' to the data from the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 off Indonesia ...
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Monday March 18, 2019. 11:38 PM
As usual, LG included lifestyle marketing images with its press release. Here, a whole galaxy apparently awaits those who install OLED TVs in extremely stark, modernist apartments. [credit: LG ] LG has announced the US release schedule and pricing for most of its 2019...
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(credit: frankieleon / Flickr) On Monday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill banning cashless retail stores and restaurants in the Garden State. Murphy's signature makes New Jersey the second state in the US to ban cashless stores, after Massachusetts banned them ...
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Enlarge / Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in Moscow on March 14, 2019. (credit: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images) President Vladimir Putin has tightened his grip on the Russian Internet Monday, signing two censorship bills into law. One bans 'fake news' while the other...
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Enlarge / Some of the gutless worms (orange) cover a coral. (credit: Samuel Chow ) In the movies, regeneration is the stuff of superheroes like Deadpool, who regrew the lower half of his body through some seriously awkward transitional scenes. Here in reality, regeneration...
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Enlarge (credit: LG) Mirai, the virulent Internet of Things malware that delivered record-setting denial-of-service attacks in 2016, has been updated to target a new crop of devices, including two found inside enterprise networks, where bandwidth is often plentiful,...
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Enlarge (credit: Marco Verch / Flickr) One of the more notable features of Google Project Zero's (GPZ) security research has been its 90-day disclosure policy. In general, vendors are given 90 days to address issues found by GPZ, after which the flaws will be publicly...
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Enlarge / Myspace's music player. (credit: Myspace) Myspace has apparently lost most or all of the music files uploaded by its users before 2015, and it told users that the data was corrupted beyond repair during a server migration. Myspace apparently admitted the problem...
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Enlarge / President Donald Trump, as seen on January 27, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (credit: Pool Photo/Getty Images) Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao, has worked hard to avoid placing regulatory barriers in the way of...
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(credit: Apple) In a large Apple-sponsored study assessing whether the pulse sensor on older versions of the Apple Watch (Series 1, 2, and 3) can pick up heart rhythm irregularities, researchers found that only 34 percent of participants who received an alert of an...
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Enlarge / Chet Faliszek, Dr. Kimberly Voll announce the creation of Stray Bombay, a new video game studio. (credit: Sam Machkovech) SAN FRANCISCO—In 2017, game designer and writer Chet Faliszek left Valve Software. The departure was notable in part because Faliszek was...
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Enlarge (credit: Apple) We're one week out from Apple's services-focused event in Cupertino, and the company just announced a pair of devices we've been expecting for quite some time. Apple debuted a new, $499 10.5-inch iPad Air and a new, $399 7.9-inch iPad mini today....
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Enlarge / For now, Starship's first mission will be to the Moon. (credit: Elon Musk/Twitter) For months in south Texas, SpaceX employees have been assembling a test version of the upper stage for its next-generation launch system. This prototype 'Starship' is far from...
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Enlarge / Algorithms, a complicated work in progress. (credit: Getty Images) Editor's note: I realize that I do not correctly calculate the Bragg transmission in either the classical or the quantum case; however, it is close enough to get an idea of the differences between...
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Enlarge / Left: A laser imaging scan of the so-called Sodré astrolabe, recovered from the wreck of a Portuguese Armada ship. Right: The astrolabe is believed to have been made between 1496 and 1501. (credit: David Mearns/University of Warwick) A mariner's astrolabe...
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Sunday March 17, 2019. 03:30 PM
Enlarge (credit: Gabriela Pinto / Flickr) There's a scene somewhere in the middle of a new flat Earth documentary that acts as a metaphor for so much that surrounds it. Two of the central figures of Behind the Curve are visiting a spaceflight museum that pays tribute to...
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