SCUBA simulator advances the field of virtual reality while exploring the relationship between diving and disability"My diving bell becomes less oppressive, and my mind takes flight like a butterfly," Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote in his agonizingly beautiful account of living with severe disabilities, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Holding these contrasting images of physical submersion and mental liberation in your mind is a useful way to approach Dhruv Jain's virtual reality project, Amphibian. Jain, a master of science candidate in the MIT Media Lab's Living Mobile Group who is partially deaf, creat
- Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States' second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle's waste.
- The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, revealing it was used by the killer behind the parliament attack.
- As technology permits greater interactivity with fans, sports clubs and leagues have consulted sometimes far-flung supporters on everything from a team's name to where games should be played.
- The Empire State Building and United Nations headquarters in New York joined other iconic buildings and monuments around the world plunging into darkness for sixty minutes on Saturday to mark Earth Hour and draw attention to climate change.
- Are robots coming for your job?
- With a skyline crowded with ever-more luxury towers, the construction of another Manhattan skyscraper wouldn't normally be remarkable.
- A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer's patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to cease selling the smartphone in China.
- In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles
- Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles
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Google Guts Gchat, To Be Permanently Replaced By Hangouts On June 26
Google has announced that it is officially killing Gchat on June 26, at which point users will be automatically transitioned to Hangouts. Rending Gchat away from its roster of services signals Google's push to focus on Hangouts moving forward. ( Google ).
Hangouts is Losing SMS Integration on May 22Droid Life (press release) (blog)
Google might kill Hangouts' text messaging feature (update: confirmed)Enga
Tesla's Model 3 Is Coming. Here's What We Know Now
When does a six second video send the car and tech communities into a frenzy? When it's posted by Elon Musk, and it shows his long-gestating new baby, the Tesla Model 3, peeling away from a standstill under heavy acceleration before braking to a hard ...
Musk: Tesla Model 3 Won't Upstage Model SCar and Driver (blog)
Elon Musk Offers Tesla Model 3 Sneak PeekPC Magazine
Tesla Model 3 'release candidate' drives off the lotEngadget
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Apparently, Nintendo Switch Supports Vertical Mode For Some Games: Take A Look
The Nintendo Switch, in addition to its three main orientations, can also support a vertical mode, as found out by a Reddit user. The mode, however, is limited to Neo Geo titles on the eShop. ( Drew Angerer | Getty Images ). Advertisement. The Nintendo ...
Nintendo Switch “vertical” mode found in Neo-Geo games—are more coming?Ars Technica
Nintendo Switch Stock Update: Toys 'R'
- Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business.
- For the last decade, American photographer James Balog has been on a mission to document climate change through his camera lens.
- The owner of a company that supplied foreign workers to San Francisco Bay Area technology companies is facing visa fraud charges after filing fake documents to bring people to the United States, the U.S Attorney's Office announced Friday.
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How Mass Effect: Andromeda builds on the series' legacy
Andromeda's new direction is imperfect, but fits squarely into Mass Effect's tradition of imperfect reinvention. Shares. I've spent a couple of afternoons this week finishing up Mass Effect: Andromeda, dropping in and out of the sidequests that I didn ...
Mass Effect: Andromeda guide: Peebee's loyalty missionsPolygon
Mass Effect: Andromeda's achingly slow travel animations help me savor the universeThe Verge
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Apple Loop: New iPhone 8 Designs Revealed, Apple Ignores MacBook Pro, iPhone Product (Red) Surprise - ForbesForbes
Apple Loop: New iPhone 8 Designs Revealed, Apple Ignores MacBook Pro, iPhone Product (Red) Surprise
Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week's Apple Loop includes a new look at the rumored iPhone 8 design, facial recognition without Touch ID, Apple's augmented reality vision, the new iPhones released this week, more ...
Apple begins sales of (Product)Red iPhone 7, $329 iPad, 32 & 128GB iPhone SEAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
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- scillating fibrils, explosive increases in temperature, and the footprints of coronal loops: 13 articles published today provide an overview of the results of the second flight of the balloon-borne solar observatory Sunrise.
- NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday, March 27, at 1:52 a.m. PDT (4:52 a.m. EDT, 8:52 UTC).
- An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google's ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos.
- About 1.4 million job seekers in Illinois may have had their personal information compromised when one of the state's employment security agency vendors was hacked, the governor's office said Friday.
- California air regulators voted Friday to keep the state's tough vehicle emissions standards through 2025.
- Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have found a material used for decades to color food items ranging from corn chips to ice creams could potentially have uses far beyond food dyes.
Splatoon 2 Beta Starts Today, Preload Available Now
Splatoon 2's Global Testfire starts today and will run throought the weekend. The app is available to download on Nintendo Switch now. You can grab the application from the Switch eShop, though until the event starts, booting the game up will just give ...
Splatoon 2's lobby contains a cool musical easter eggPolygon
Splatoon 2 Global Testfire LIVE: All UK start times for Nintendo Switch games betaExpress.co.uk
Splatoon 2 Glob
- California air regulators have voted to keep the state's tougher car-emissions standards through 2025 and further expand the market for zero-emission vehicles in years ahead
- When the mighty orca breaks to the surface and exhales, the whale sprays an array of bacteria and fungi in its his breath, scientists said, some good, and some bad such as salmonella.
- In a new paper published in National Science Review, a team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature, and the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology (all in China) described the most exceptionally preserved fossil bird discovered to date.
- President Donald Trump on Friday praised a plan by cable company Charter Communications to hire 20,000 American call center workers, but the hiring initiative dates back to 2015 as part of the company's successful efforts to merge with Time Warner Cable
- The Trump administration just took the first step in allowing internet providers to sell your browsing habits and personal information.
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