With four children at different educational crossroads, I am fascinated by how wireless technology is transforming teaching and learning. From our preschooler who expertly navigates through early learning apps, to our middle school daughters who rely on their smart device to track assignments at home, and collaborate on group projects on...
There is a sequence to growth, an implicit order. Consecutive development activities are initiated and concluded by the forward and aft positions. We look out to discover opportunities and threats to our growth before we may streamline our actions to maximize their value to us. First, the unknown must be found and revealed. This is not only to...
If you talk to anybody who's into virtual reality for more than ten minutes, you will probably end up speculating about when we might achieve total immersion: the point at which a simulated experience becomes functionally indistinguishable from real life. Most people will submit that we're not near that point yet, barring a nightmare scenario that Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey posited at the company's conference this weekend — imagine "you're in a room that has no movement, no sound except for yourself breathing, and no scent... and you're in a straitjacket. The prototype Oculus just announced, Crescent Bay, is indisputably a big step forward from the current development kit, giving you a free range of motion for the first time.
The inspiration for Gone Girl's soundtrack — the third collaboration between director David Fincher and musicians Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Atticus Ross — differs by one key word. Here's Reznor's description, as told to the Wall Street Journal, followed by Fincher's slight correction: Reznor: "[Fincher] said, 'Think about the really terrible music you hear in massage parlors... The way that it artificially tries to make you feel like everything's OK.
Microsoft has delayed the China launch of its Xbox One at the last minute. The console was originally scheduled to arrive there on Tuesday, but Microsoft now says it's pushing back the release. "At Xbox, we pride ourselves on delivering first-rate gaming and entertainment experiences, and to allow us to deliver on that promise, we need to reschedule the launch of Xbox One," a spokesperson told Polygon. "Working with our partner, BesTV, we look forward to launching in China by the end of this year."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" games.
While millions of people around the world fighting their way through crowds in order to get their hands on one of Apple’s hotly anticipated new iPhones, the people behind YouTube channel Rated RR were among them — but for a rather unorthodox reason. Instead of buying a new iPhone 6 Plus to replace a current smartphone, they bought one so that they could immediately destroy it in the most savage fashion imaginable. DON’T MISS: This is what it’s like to switch from the Galaxy Note 3 to the iPhone 6 Plus In a video posted on Saturday, RatedRR put Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus phablet through the most torturous test conceivable in search of the answer to a simple (and meaningless) question: When the “pros” blend
I don't like the NFL, Evanescence and trendy marketing stunts. But I love football, GIFs and bizarre YouTube videos. That's why I'm torn over this Evanescence lyric music video, constructed entirely with GIFs created in EA Sports' Madden GIFERATOR.
It’s only been two months since the second development kit from Oculus started shipping, but at Oculus Connect this past weekend in Los Angeles, the leader in virtual reality unveiled its newest prototype, codenamed Crescent Bay. Oculus Connect is the first of what is sure to become a yearly tradition, giving the team an opportunity to show off its latest and greatest tech. Hands-on reports say that Crescent Bay is a big of a step forward as there was between the first and second development kits.
The Korean company today announced that its metal Galaxy Alpha smartphone will be available starting Sept. 26, exclusively through AT&T. You can get it for $200 down on a two-year agreement, or between $25 and $30 a month on the carrier's installment program. Instead of a cheap-looking plastic frame that's on most Galaxy devices, the Alpha comes in a sturdy metal frame that's reminiscent of an iPhone. Other than the metal body, the Alpha carries a 4.7-inch, 720p display that's the same size and almost the same resolution as the iPhone 6.
As part of the opening day of Climate Week NYC, an international nonprofit event focused on sustainability in New York City, Apple CEO Tim Cook will take the stage today at 12 PM Eastern to discuss his company's own recent efforts in the area. Cook is the only head of a major tech company to be speaking at the event, a point that Apple would do well to emphasize given its earlier Earth Day advertising campaign cheekily inviting Samsung to "copy" Apple's use of clean energy. Cook will be joined today by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon the CEO of Ikea and other business leaders and journalists (the event is timed with the UN's own climate summit this week).