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Companies Keep Flocking to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1,000 Jobs Added in a Year

</header> <strong>Crypto Valley, a fintech-friendly region centered on the canton of Zug, has been expanding to other parts of Switzerland and neighboring Liechtenstein. Despite all the challenges facing the blockchain industry, favorable regulations and improving access to banking and legal services are attracting more and more crypto companies. Their number has increased for a third …

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Sundance: Aquatic VR Experience Simulates Outer Space By Lying You Face-Down In A Pool

Spaced Out ditches gravity to immerse you in a mind-bending trip through the cosmos. Along with serving as the premier showcase for the biggest independent films of the year, Sundance has quickly become notorious for its selection of wild and experimental immersive projects available for public consumption. Whether it be a VR immersive theater piece …

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Porsche’s first Super Bowl ad in 23 years is for the electric Taycan

Sponsored Links Porsche There have been Super Bowl ads for electric cars before, but they’ve tended to treat EVs as novelties. BMW’s 2015 ad for the i3 was practically a crash course in EVs, while Audi’s 2019 spot was more to advertise electrification than the still-unavailable E-Tron GT. Porsche, however, is embracing the radical concept …

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Blockchain and 5G: Greatest Promise Is to Transform the Developing World

The biggest topic in the mobile industry over the last few years has been 5G. In an industry that has been starved for innovation in this interregnum between the launch of the iPhone and the full-scale integration of next-generation technologies like augmented reality, artificial intelligence and blockchain, the introduction of the 5G network has become …

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The Fallout From Onecoin’s Ponzi Scheme Continues to Impact Investors

</header> <strong>In late 2019, the remnants of multi-level Ponzi scheme Onecoin crumbled. However, Onecoin’s founder, dubbed the ‘crypto queen,’ Ruja Ignatova, remains on the run and law enforcement haven’t caught up with her yet. Moreover, police are investigating two churches in New Zealand that allegedly have links to the Onecoin operation and founders.</strong> Also read: …

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Sundance: Immersive Theater Piece Scarecrow Had Me Hugging A Live Actor In VR

K’ART’s one-on-one VR theater experience steals the show at Sundance 2020. I’m standing at the center of a massive gray field surrounded by hundreds of equally-uncolorful scarecrows cursed with an eternity of guardianship. As I scan my surroundings, one of the stoic scarecrows bursts to life with a colorful personality. And although my new straw-filled …

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Tesla needs to fix Autopilot safety flaws, demands Senator Markey

Enlarge / Tesla says that Autopilot users should always keep both hands on the steering wheel. CBS On Friday, Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) called on Tesla to adopt “common sense recommendations” in its Autopilot driver assist to “guarantee the safety of its technology.” Specifically, he’s asking the automaker to stop implying that the system is …

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Coronavirus cases pass 1,300 as virus hits Europe and Australia: Everything we know – CNET

Robert Rodriguez/CNET A never-before-seen virus detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan has claimed more than 40 lives and infected over 1,400 Chinese citizens with a pneumonia-like illness, according to China’s National Health Commission. The virus was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Dec. 31 and has been under investigation since. Chinese …

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Tesla’s Elon Musk updates worldwide Gigafactory naming system

By Randell Suba Posted on January 25, 2020 CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla will start referring to its Gigafactories using the word “Giga” and then adding the mostly understood location name. The Tesla chief tweeted about the new naming convention Friday night. At the moment, Tesla has three operational Gigafactories and expects to begin …

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Oculus Introduces Rebuilding Notre Dame VR — Before And After Fire

It’s been less than a year since the Notre-Dame cathedral’s roof and spire were destroyed in a fire. But Rebuilding Notre Dame will take you back inside one of the world’s great monuments, both before and after the flames. Targo has created a new documentary in VR, capturing the cultural landmark in 360-degree video as it looked before …

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