Sat.May 15, 2021

‘HairTouch’ VR Controller Lets You Pet A Virtual Cat Because Why Not?


This might be the strangest haptic feedback device we’ve seen yet.

The New 3D Apple Arriving at WWDC

Robert Scoble

I have been talking with hundreds of people across the industry and have discovered that the changes coming to Apple are deeper than just a VR/AR headset. Way deeper.

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Hubble captures a cosmic cloud illuminated by starlight

Digital Trends

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning fan of dust and gas illuminated by a star, forming a structure called an emission nebula. News emission nebula Hubble space


Zero Caliber Graphics Comparison – Quest 2 vs PC VR

Upload VR

How does the Quest version of Zero Caliber stack up next to the PC VR version? Find out in our Zero Caliber graphics comparison! Released yesterday on Quest, Zero Caliber: Reloaded is a retooled version of the PC VR experience (which is still in Early Access).

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

China successfully lands a rover on Mars for the first time

Digital Trends

China has become just the third nation to land a spacecraft on the surface of Mars, joining the U.S. and Russia in that achievement. News China Mars space Tianwen-1

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Beautiful images show the stripes of Jupiter in three different wavelengths

Digital Trends

If you think Jupiter is beautiful in the visible light spectrum, wait until you see it in infrared and ultraviolet. News gemini north Hubble Jupiter space


Legends of the Hidden Temple TV Reboot Aims to Capitalize on Nostalgia

GizModo VR

Many of you are too young to know what Nickelodeon’s Legends of the Hidden Temple is, but those who do should remember how it was the most lit kid show on television. The CW is looking to tap into that nostalgia by reviving the show, but this time for adults. Read more.

Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket suffers issue during launch, fails to reach orbit

Digital Trends

New Zealand-based launch company Rocket Lab has lost one of its Electron rockets in a launch failure that occurred on Saturday, May 15. News rocket lab Rockets space

Emily Blunt Says Edge of Tomorrow 2 is Too Expensive to Film

GizModo VR

There’s been speculation on the sequel floating around for years. After many doubted Edge of Tomorrow and its concept, it was the surprise action hit of 2014.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

How to watch SpaceX launch Starlink satellites and two payloads tonight

Digital Trends

Tonight, SpaceX will be launching a rocket from Florida, and the launch will be streamed live so you can watch along from home. News how to watch space SpaceX Starlink

The Entire State of California Is in Drought—But the Impacts Are Just Beginning

GizModo VR

California is in trouble. Read more. drought climate change in california hydrology weather hazards snow articles daniel swain natural disasters disaster accident environment nature physical geography wildfire civil defense droughts in the united states gavin newsom cal fire

The 15 best documentaries streaming on HBO Max

Mashable VR

HBO Max offers an extraordinary selection of movies , and its documentary library alone has enough gems for hours of compelling viewing. We've gone through the hundreds of documentaries on HBO Max and picked out the ones you absolutely have to make time to watch.

Marvel's Secret Invasion Series Taps Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim to Direct

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Marvel’s Secret Invasion series is crazy stacked with A-Listers like Oscar winner Olivia Coleman ( The Favorite ), Emilia Clarke ( Game of Thrones ), Kingsley Ben-Adir ( Bridgerton ), with Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury, and Ben Mendelsohn coming back as Skrull shapeshifter Talos.

Hubble photo shows a cosmic cloud making its very own bright light

Mashable VR

The legendary Hubble telescope captured an intriguing cosmic cloud — a cloud that makes its own light. Called an " emissions nebula ," it's a bright cloud whose gases get excited by radiation from nearby stars, and ultimately emit light. (In


Monica Rambeau Scenes Were Cut From WandaVision and Here's Why!

GizModo VR

WandaVision writer Jac Schaeffer has been holding OUT! Read more.


You might want to check your Venmo privacy settings, bud

Mashable VR

A BuzzFeed News investigation recently discovered that President Joe Biden's Venmo account was not only easy to find, but had a public friends list that posed a threat to national security.

President Biden’s Alleged Venmo Account Was Found in Less Than 10 Minutes and Then Promptly Disappeared

GizModo VR

It all started with a passing mention. On Friday, the New York Times published a feature story about what life was like in President Joe Biden’s White House. In the feature, the outlet noted that Biden had sent his grandchildren money using Venmo, which prompted an inquisitive “Oh?”

See the colossal James Webb Space Telescope unfurl its giant, golden mirrors

Mashable VR

Engineers commanded the James Webb Space Telescope to unfurl its over 21-foot wide golden mirrors this week, and the crucial test succeeded. The test, shown in the image below, was the last check on the sprawling telescope's moving parts under space-like conditions. James Webb, set to launch in Oct.

Releases Recap: May 10 – 14


This week, we released a bunch of titles and updates across the Oculus Platform. Here’s a rundown of the highlights

Optimise your processes with this stacked project management course

Mashable VR

TL;DR: The 2021 Project and Product Manager Essentials Bundle is on sale for £28.43 as of May 16, saving you 97% on list price. Being a project manager is no easy feat.

A Porn Site Sold an NFT, so Of Course the Winner’s Username Is NSFW

GizModo VR

Even porn sites are getting in on the craze around NFTs. Earlier this week, CamSoda held an online auction for a rare CryptoPunk 7060 NFT. Of course, given that we’re talking about a porn site, it’s no surprise that the winner’s username is NSFW. Read more.

Perseverance rover officially starts its big search for past life.with lasers

Mashable VR

After the Perseverance rover spent its first three months on Mars getting its bearings and serving as an observation post for the successful Ingenuity helicopter flights , NASA announced the robot has started its primary mission: seeking out past evidence of microbial life — should any have ever existed.

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Track your heart rate and more with a refurbished Apple Watch on sale

Mashable VR

TL;DR: As of May 15, score a refurbished Apple Watch Series 2 for only $169.95 — a 57% discount on the retail price. Like all Apple products, the Apple Watch isn't cheap. But if you've been eyeing one for a while now, this deal could make your dream a reality.

Apple's new, colorful iMacs are personality tests for your soul

Mashable VR

Choosing a color for your new 24-inch iMac is no simple task. It requires a lot of thought and self reflection — these things need to match your home, your iPhone , your outfits, and your soul.

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How to turn off autoplay on Netflix trailers

Mashable VR

There are few more horrifying experiences than finishing a show you have spent days, weeks, or even months breathlessly enjoying, only to be fed with a garishly loud preview immediately after the final credits of your beloved show is wrapped.

Love interior design? Spoak’s virtual design studio might be your new favorite hobby

Mashable VR

Spoak. 7.99/month and up. View Product. The Good. Puts a lot of tools in one place • Color palette and sourcing tools are fun • Floorplan tool is useful. The Bad. Vizis take a lot of practice to look good • Not a real Photoshop replacement. The Bottom Line.

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Watch American Netflix from the UK with this high-speed VPN

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SAVE 49%: A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £4.90 per month as of May 16, and includes an extra three months for free. Do you want to seriously boost your content options without relying on a series of dodgy streams that flood you with unwanted ads and online threats?

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Save on an all-weather jacket that's making its mark on Kickstarter

Mashable VR

TL;DR: A featherweight graphene-infused jacket that cools and warms your body has racked up $1.8 million on Kickstarter, and you can buy one for $295 for a limited time. Need a new jacket? The Gamma Jacket from Wear Graphene is made to keep you comfortable in all kinds of weather.

Twitter's rumored paid service, 'Twitter Blue,' may cost $2.99 a month

Mashable VR

How much are people willing to pay for new Twitter features? Is it $2.99? According to Jane Manchun Wong, a software developer who's gained a reputation for reverse-engineering applications to reveal upcoming services, Twitter is hoping it's exactly $2.99.