Lightweight gloves help you touch virtual objects

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Lightweight gloves help you touch virtual objects One factor that prevents virtual reality from being truly immersive is the fact that you still can’t feel what you see. A group of scientists from EPFL and ETH Zurich is trying to change that…

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Still waiting for a video game developer to win a Genius Grant

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Still waiting for a video game developer to win a Genius Grant Every year since 1981, the MacArthur Foundation has handed out the “Genius Grant,” awarding a handful of individuals $625,000 each in recognition of their creative skills and success in their…

US tornado frequency shifting eastward from Great Plains: Tornado Alley is still tops, but more vulnerable regions are catching up

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US tornado frequency shifting eastward from Great Plains: Tornado Alley is still tops, but more vulnerable regions are catching up A new study finds that over the past four decades, tornado frequency has increased over a large swath of the Midwest and…

Facebook’s political ad system still allows anonymous advertising

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Facebook’s political ad system still allows anonymous advertising Thomas Trutschel via Getty Images In May, Facebook began requiring political ads in the US to disclose who paid for them and those purchasing political ads to verify their identities. Both moves were meant…

Verizon launches a new generation of its kid-tracking wearable

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Verizon launches a new generation of its kid-tracking wearable Verizon Your kid almost certainly doesn’t need a smartwatch, but you can still strap one to them if you want. Verizon has expanded its dormant lineup of GizmoKids wearables with the GizmoWatch—the first…

Surface Pro 6 review: Still the best 2-in-1 PC

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Surface Pro 6 review: Still the best 2-in-1 PC Surface Pro 6 Get more info More Scores Engadget Not yet scored   Critic Not yet scored   Users Not yet scored   Key Specs Type  Tablet Form factor  Hybrid Screen size  12.3in…

Winamp plans a streaming-friendly revival in 2019

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Winamp plans a streaming-friendly revival in 2019 gmutlu via Getty Images Winamp, a relic from the Wild West days of digital music, not only still exists but has a major update on the way for next year. Parent company Radionomy is planning…

Pentagon data breach compromises up to 30,000 workers

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Pentagon data breach compromises up to 30,000 workers The Pentagon still has to grapple with data security woes despite efforts to harden its sites and networks. Defense Department officials have revealed that a travel record data breach at an unnamed contractor exposed…

Stephen Hawking’s last paper on black holes is now online

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Stephen Hawking’s last paper on black holes is now online Stephen Hawking never stopped trying to unravel the mysteries surrounding black holes — in fact, he was still working to solve one of them shortly before his death. Now, his last research…

Goodbye Google+, you beautiful squandered opportunity

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Goodbye Google+, you beautiful squandered opportunity When Google+ launched in 2011 people were already fed up with Facebook — and Google was still cool. After Plus’ closed invite garnered significant consumer desire, everyone’s hopeful “Facebook killer” nabbed a sweet 300 million active…

Amazon Echo Plus (second-generation) review: Amazon’s fanciest speaker is still a tough sell     – CNET

Amazon Echo Plus (second-generation) review: Amazon’s fanciest speaker is still a tough sell – CNET

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Amazon Echo Plus (second-generation) review: Amazon’s fanciest speaker is still a tough sell – CNET Amazon upgraded the sound, added seamless smart home hub controls and improved the look of the Amazon Echo Plus, all while keeping the $150 price tag. Continue…

Giant Leap for Gene-Based Testing Estimates Risk of Heart Disease, Breast Cancer and Others

Giant Leap for Gene-Based Testing Estimates Risk of Heart Disease, Breast Cancer and Others

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Giant Leap for Gene-Based Testing Estimates Risk of Heart Disease, Breast Cancer and Others This new approach to predictive medicine takes genomics research by storm, but still generates controversy — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading . . . Matthew Warren {authorlink}…

Magic Leap’s first experiences are still highly experimental

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Magic Leap’s first experiences are still highly experimental There were porgs. Porgs all around me. They cooed, flapped their wings and stared at me, as if begging for a treat. My dreams of being surrounded by the adorable alien birds from Star…

Google Home Hub hands-on: A surprisingly compact smart display

Google Home Hub hands-on: A surprisingly compact smart display

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Google Home Hub hands-on: A surprisingly compact smart display Sure, Google’s new Home Hub wasn’t a secret today — but I was still surprised at just how tiny the device is in real life. I imagined a tablet-sized screen perched on top…

Major UN report says climate change is worse than first thought

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Major UN report says climate change is worse than first thought Even if nations stick to the Paris agreement and keep global warming below two degrees, it will still be a major disaster for the planet, according to a blockbuster UN report…