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New Virtual Reality Tech Recreates Normal Reality: Your Emotions

New Virtual Reality Tech Recreates Normal Reality: Your Emotions

The future of virtual reality technology remains up in the air. Even though we have seen a shift from fancy prototypes that companies dangle in front of us to get our money, to something you can now find on the shelf of Best Buy, many people are still skeptical about VR being the next greatest anything.Some see it as nothing …

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A Chip Revolution Will Bring Better VR Sooner Than You Think

A Chip Revolution Will Bring Better VR Sooner Than You Think

Getty Images David Kosslyn and Ian Thompson are the founders of a virtual reality company called Angle Technologies . Two years into this stealth project, backed by $8 million in funding, they won’t say much about the virtual world they’re building—at least not publicly. But they will say that they’re building it in a way that alters the relationship between …

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‘Star Trek Bridge Crew’ Takes VR to New Dimensions

'Star Trek Bridge Crew' Takes VR to New Dimensions

Hikaru Sulu, helmsman for four years of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701’s famous five-year mission, has a difficult job. Arrayed in front of him is a square grid of 36 candy-colored buttons, each with multiple functions depending on the configuration of the eight rocker switches just below. Those buttons—not any fancy joysticks, throttles or steering wheels—control the immense, Constitution-class heavy cruiser. …

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Opinion: For clean power for all, California needs an integrated grid, not today’s fragmented operation

Opinion: For clean power for all, California needs an integrated grid, not today’s fragmented operation

While the Trump Administration touts coal, power companies increasingly turn to solar. But California needs to integrate its fragmented Western Grid to fully realize the potential of renewable energy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) As someone who has dedicated a career to better understanding air pollution and climate change — and developing large-scale clean energy solutions that benefit our communities — …

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Birdly Lets You Fly Through the Streets of New York City in VR

Birdly Lets You Fly Through the Streets of New York City in VR

twitter For a minute last Thursday, I was flying over New York City. Distracted by the Chrysler building down the block, I adjusted the tip of my right wing a little too far, overcompensated by flapping my wings like a maniac, and went crashing into a nearby building. No worries, the Birdly operators assured me, we’ll just restart the program. …

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Apple is granted Calif. permit to test autonomous vehicles

Apple is granted Calif. permit to test autonomous vehicles

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story misidentified the Lexus crossover that Apple has received permission to use in testing autonomous vehicle technology in California. It is the Lexus 450h, not the 540h. SAN FRANCISCO — Apple, in another sign the tech giant is moving forward with plans to develop self-driving vehicle technology, has been granted a permit to …

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Tesla Electric Lorry Unveiling This September 2017

Tesla Electric Lorry Unveiling This September 2017

Tesla Model 3, with more information coming on March 31, 2016. Tesla Tesla, the company that is now worth more than Ford Motor Company in the US, despite having far fewer number of years in the market and not turning a profit for so many years already, is set to introduce yet another seismic game changer where vehicles are concerned …

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Forget About Terraforming Mars. Here’s Why.

Forget About Terraforming Mars. Here's Why.

A combination of low air pressure, high radiation, and a lack of oxygen in the atmosphere makes the surface of Mars hostile to life. | If you want to terraform a planet, you can do so virtually in a new video game called "Mass Effect: Andromeda." The main character voyages to planets that are uninhabitable to life as we know …

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Hunting Threatens Hundreds of Tropical Bird and Mammal Species

Hunting Threatens Hundreds of Tropical Bird and Mammal Species

Illegally hunted animal carcasses are seized and displayed in Cameroon. | Hunting poses a major threat to mammals and birds in tropical regions near population centers and roads, according to new research published Thursday in the US journal Science. An international team of researchers found that mammal and bird populations dropped on average by 83 percent and 57 percent, respectively, …

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An ex-stripper tries virtual reality porn for the first time

An ex-stripper tries virtual reality porn for the first time

Dancers perform in lingerie during an erotic show Warning: This article deals with explicit sexual issues. Though I know nothing about virtual reality, I was recently asked by Polygon to review a virtual reality strip club. Here’s why: In the late 1980s, I was a stripper at the Mitchell Bros. O’Farrell Theater in San Francisco. I know about the men …

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