Look out! (Or not) — It guides you through real environs while immersing you in virtual ones. Samuel Axon - Oct 22, 2019 10:58 pm UTC Enlarge / A user traverses a park while wearing a DreamWalker kit.Researchers at Microsoft have developed new VR technologies that they claim allow users to remain fully immersed in…
Starlink update — Musk tests service at home as SpaceX aims to offer broadband in US by mid-2020. Jon Brodkin - Oct 22, 2019 10:30 pm UTC Enlarge / Starlink logo imposed on stylized image of the Earth.SpaceX's Starlink division is on track to offer satellite-broadband service in the United States in mid-2020, a company…
going to court — Facial recognition: far from perfect, increasingly everywhere. Kate Cox - Oct 22, 2019 8:02 pm UTC Enlarge / The Facebook app displayed on the screen of an iPhone.Facebook's most recent attempt to extricate itself from a potentially landmark lawsuit has come to a dead end, as a federal court declined to…
Broadband regulation — Pai is mad, but FCC repeal of net neutrality pushed states to fill regulatory gap. Jon Brodkin - Oct 22, 2019 7:49 pm UTC Enlarge / Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 23, 2018, in National Harbor, Maryland. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai…
What's the problem? — "Dysfunctional gaming" seems to be more symptom than cause of psychological issues. Kyle Orland - Oct 22, 2019 7:35 pm UTC Enlarge / Two gamers with obvious unmet psychological needs.Since the World Health Organization proposed new diagnoses for "hazardous gaming" and "gaming disorder" last year, there's been an ongoing scientific debate…
looks cool though — Shown as KLM's 100th birthday present to itself, the design is actually from TU Delft. Molly Quell - Oct 22, 2019 4:05 pm UTC This unusual-looking plane is called the Flying V, and it's a concept for a more efficient passenger airliner. Edwin Wallet/TU Delft Interior space could be configured to…
its astrovantime — When astronauts start flying the CST-100, this is the van they'll ride to the pad. Jonathan M. Gitlin - Oct 22, 2019 1:40 pm UTC Airstream is supplying Boeing with the Astrovan II as a transport to get astronauts to the CST-100 Starliner, once Boeing actually gets ready to launch one into…
A winning partnership? — "This is a national team for a national priority." Eric Berger - Oct 22, 2019 1:30 pm UTC Jeff Bezos announces a team of US companies for NASA's Moon program. Trevor Mahlmann Bezos made the announcement at the International Astronautical Conference in Washington, DC. Trevor Mahlmann He spoke with Pascale Ehrenfreund,…
"It's not the best choiiiice..." — It's not perfect. It's not for everyone. But it's probably for you. Sam Machkovech - Oct 22, 2019 1:00 pm UTC Fallout Worlds is one of the best... ahem, sorry, I keep slipping with the name. This week's The Outer Worlds is a brand-new game, set in a brand-new…
The Force will be with you. Always. — The saga will end. The story lives forever. Jennifer Ouellette - Oct 22, 2019 2:44 am UTC It's here: the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.Disney finally dropped the hotly anticipated final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, during the Patriots vs. Jets…