IMAX Ditched VR—but Big Theaters Are Buying In

IMAX Ditched VR—but Big Theaters Are Buying In

IMAX Ditched VR—but Big Theaters Are Buying In Cinemark is the latest chain to dip a toe into the deepest water of the VR pool: high-end "free roam" experiences like Terminator Salvation: Fight For the Future.

The Push to Legalize Magic Mushrooms for Depression and PTSD

The Push to Legalize Magic Mushrooms for Depression and PTSD

But his doctors are aware and supportive of his psychedelic drug use, he says, which may legally exempt him under the federal Right To Try Act for terminally ill patients, signed by President Trump last May. Indeed, magic mushrooms are having a therapeutic moment.

In Pursuit of the Perfect Snooze, Casper Shifts to Gadgets

In Pursuit of the Perfect Snooze, Casper Shifts to Gadgets

It projects a warm, soft glow that gradually dims as you fall asleep, and then brightens like a sunrise when it's time to wake up. For Casper, the Glow is just the beginning of a new kind of multi-sensory sleep experience.

At Sundance, Virtual Reality Filmmakers Are Evolving Beyond VR

At Sundance, Virtual Reality Filmmakers Are Evolving Beyond VR

At Sundance, Virtual Reality Filmmakers Are Evolving Beyond VR The New Frontier program at this year's Sundance Film Festival—typically a bellwether of what's to come in filmmaking—saw an influx of augmented and mixed reality projects this year.

It’s Time to Rethink Who’s Best Suited for Space Travel

It’s Time to Rethink Who’s Best Suited for Space Travel

Nelson also points out that most astronauts have no prior experience relying on technology for their movement and lives, whereas people with disabilities do so every day.

Meet the Blind YouTubers Making the Internet More Accessible

Meet the Blind YouTubers Making the Internet More Accessible

Meet the Blind YouTubers Making the Internet More Accessible Visually impaired creators are a lifeline for those who share their disability—and they’re educating and making allies of sighted people along the way.

A New Assassin's Creed Marriage Plot Comes Under Fire

A New Assassin's Creed Marriage Plot Comes Under Fire

A New Assassin's Creed Marriage Plot Comes Under Fire The game was lauded for actual solid LGBT representation—until it released an expansion pack that forces your player to settle down with a member of the opposite sex.

No Binoculars Allowed: Learning to Bird by Ear

No Binoculars Allowed: Learning to Bird by Ear

As the khaki-clad birders start assembling in the parking lot, I joke to Hugh that the only way he’s going to get me to learn to bird by ear is to take away my binoculars.

Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?

Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?

Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right? Alyssa Foote; Getty Images If you use social media, you've probably noticed a trend across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter of people posting their then-and-now profile pictures, mostly from 10 years ago and this year. Instead of joining in, I posted the following semi-sarcastic tweet:

The Rise of the Swiss Army Gadget

The Rise of the Swiss Army Gadget

“We already know that 80 percent of consumers are bringing a phone or a tablet into the bathroom to do something,” says Kohler project lead Jonathan Bradley.

Bell Reveals a Surprisingly Down-to-Earth Air Taxi

Bell Reveals a Surprisingly Down-to-Earth Air Taxi

That industry is based on the idea that quiet, efficient, and safe air taxis (aka flying cars) with electric power and high-tech control systems will allow safe operation by either computers or human pilots with minimal specialized training.

Watch Blue Origin Launch a Rocket Stuffed With NASA Gear

Watch Blue Origin Launch a Rocket Stuffed With NASA Gear

The vehicle will carry a bevy of NASA-sponsored payloads into suborbital space, where they will experience a few minutes of weightlessness before returning to Earth.Founded by Jeff Bezos and backed by his personal wealth, Blue Origin is developing reusable rockets with the goal of lowering the cost of access to space.

Why We All Take the Same Travel Photos

Why We All Take the Same Travel Photos

"We want to make traveling a more seamless, cultural experience using an extensive database of local knowledge."But Explorest is just an app-shaped version of something tourists already do: flit from attraction to attraction to take the same photos they've already seen of Buckingham Palace, the Golden Gate Bridge or even Brussels' Peeing Boy. That script, staged again and again by countless visitors, reflects how photography has always shaped the travel experience—for good or bad.“It can be an opening up to the world,” says Peter D.

Porsche Wants You to Use Maps for Exploration—Not Navigation

Porsche Wants You to Use Maps for Exploration—Not Navigation

Porsche Wants You to Use Maps for Exploration—Not NavigationPorsche thinks its cars’ navigation feature can make exploring the world on four wheels more fun and engaging—and thus make driving more experience than chore.MapboxWherever the future of driving leads us, Porsche is sure of one thing: We’re going to need some excellent maps.

US Biotech Firms Made China's Gene-Edited Babies Possible

US Biotech Firms Made China's Gene-Edited Babies Possible

By adding in some slick software and artificially intelligent design, Synthego made ordering Crispr constructs to target any human gene a matter of a few clicks, a few hundred dollars, and waiting for the FedEx driver to show up at your door.When Doudna joined Synthego’s advisory board earlier this year, she described it as an essential company, one that was "poised to transform the industry by making the application of Crispr simpler, faster, and more valuable to innovators previously unable to realize its full potential,” she said in a press release at the time.Of course, He’s team could have obtained Crispr components elsewhere or made them from scratch in his lab at Southern University of Science and Technology, in Shenzhen.

Webinar: Closing the Gaps: Effectively Managing Risk to Improve Business Continuity and Performance

Webinar: Closing the Gaps: Effectively Managing Risk to Improve Business Continuity and Performance

Company executives participating in the 2018 DuPont Sustainable Solutions Global Operational Risk Management Survey have made it clear they want to reduce risks facing their respective organizations. Nicholas Bahr is the Global Practice Leader for Operational Risk Management at DuPont Sustainable Solutions.

Beep! Bloop! Buzz! Why Do UX Designers Often Neglect Sound?

Beep! Bloop! Buzz! Why Do UX Designers Often Neglect Sound?

But the cognitive and emotional effect is greater than you think.We partnered with Sentient Decision Science, a behavioral science research firm, to quantify this relationship using Implicit Association Testing, an online experiment that scientifically measures the strength of an individual’s associations between concepts and emotions.In this study, we assessed the strength of association between 20 different sounds and the emotion they inspired: 10 naturally occurring sounds—from a bird singing to squealing brakes—and 10 "designed" sounds created for products and experiences, like a microwave, a severe weather alert, and streaming TV sounds.

Webinar: Business Continuity Management: Managing Risk and Improving Recovery

Webinar: Business Continuity Management: Managing Risk and Improving Recovery

Business Continuity Management (BCM) enables organizations to manage risk and enable better, faster recovery following a disruption. DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) believes that BCM is the continuous improvement of an organization’s recovery capabilities.

Superman Joins The Witcher and the Rest of the Week in Games

Superman Joins The Witcher and the Rest of the Week in Games

So it'll be interesting to see how Cavill does, and doesn't, live up to the stellar precedent set by CD Projekt Red and voice actor Doug Cockle.Korea's Biggest MMO Developer Just Bought the Studio Behind Eve: OnlineEve: Online, probably the most notable cult success in all of gaming, might be going through some changes in the future.

How Self-Driving Supergroup Aurora Plans to Make Robocars Real

How Self-Driving Supergroup Aurora Plans to Make Robocars Real

But now that it’s looking build up its team (currently about 160-strong), it has published a blog post laying out its approach to robo-driving.WIRED sat down with Urmson, Aurora's CEO, to go over its key points—including the role of machine learning, measuring progress, and proving safety—and how he and his cofounders are handing their second lap around this track.Teaching the MachineIn developing this technology, it’s tempting to fall into what Urmson calls “ladder building.” For example, if you’re working on bringing the car to a stop, you want to keep making it smoother and smoother.

3 Ways Science is Making Climate-Friendly Behavior a No-Brainer

3 Ways Science is Making Climate-Friendly Behavior a No-Brainer

Around the world, people are developing creative solutions to fight climate change. According to Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment, which helped craft this contest, there are three powerful methods that can get us there: choice architecture, social incentives, and emotional appeals.

Towards Carbon Neutrality Workshop - ACTS

Towards Carbon Neutrality Workshop - ACTS

You will hear from a range of industry professionals working in the Tertiary Education, Council and Healthcare sector in Australia and New Zealand, including those working within certified carbon neutral organisations, specialist service providers and relevant government experts.