How Oculus Plans to Fix One of VR’s Biggest Problems

Oculus Touch’s two handheld controllers let users feel vibrations that correspond to their actions in a virtual world. The post How Oculus Plans to Fix One of VR’s Biggest Problems appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source Author: Brian Barrett Powered by WPeMatico...

How the director of Jurassic World jumped from Sundance to Spielberg

Director Colin Trevorrow is admiring a bank of monitors on a soundstage at Universal Studios, as they play back footage of jungle foliage he shot last year in Hawaii. “All this stuff is from our real control room,” he says. The console is there to provide a pretty backdrop...

Following Troubled Launch, PS4's Ultra Street Fighter 4 Gets Another Patch

Sony has released yet another patch for the PlayStation 4 edition of Ultra Street Fighter IV, which launched last month and struggled mightily. The game’s first patch was released earlier this month and fixed many annoying issues that players had reported. Today’s patch clears up even more bugs, improves...

Internet by Satellite Is a Space Race With No Winners

The new space race is on. On one side: Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX. On the other, OneWeb, backed by Richard Branson. The post Internet by Satellite Is a Space Race With No Winners appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source Author: Klint Finley Powered by WPeMatico...

Projecting crying babies onto pollution is a great way to sell air purifiers

Pollution in China is a very real, very serious problem, with around 750,000 people thought to die prematurely each year because of it, with most of these caused by air pollution, both outside and indoors. It’s a scary figure, but a Chinese firm named Xiao Zhu — that just happens...

11 Must-Haves for a College Grad’s First Apartment

You’ve got a degree, now get some gear. These 11 essentials will help you build your first home away from home. The post 11 Must-Haves for a College Grad’s First Apartment appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source Author: Michael Calore Powered by WPeMatico...

FCC head says all phones should come with theft-prevention features

Federal Communications Commission head Tom Wheeler has called for all smartphone manufacturers and wireless carriers to make it harder for thieves to steal smartphones and other mobile devices. In a statement made yesterday, the FCC chairperson called on the wireless industry to act on advice from the regulatory body, adopting...

Microsoft Moonraker was Nokia’s smartwatch before it was killed

While Apple was working on its Watch, Nokia had its own ideas about smartwatches. Sources familiar with Nokia’s plans tell The Verge that the Finnish company was developing a “Moonraker” smartwatch that leveraged many of the aesthetics of the modern Windows Phone design. Working prototype devices were shown to...

More bad luck for vintage Corvette swallowed by sinkhole

General Motors has been working to restore the vintage Corvettes that were swallowed by a sinkhole last year, but one model has proved particularly challenging, thanks to some recent discoveries. As CNN reports, the white 1992 LT1 roadster — the 1 millionth Corvette ever produced — is now running, with its...

Let Google tell you what Android phone you need

Google has quietly launched a new tool named Which Phone to help people find the Android handset that’s right for them. The tool asks you to select the three activities you most often use your phone for (choices include calling, texting, gaming, music, photos, and “expressing my style”) and how frequently...