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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says AR Technology Is “The Next Big Thing”

The business executive shared his excitement for AR while accepting an award in Dublin this week. With multiple reports indicating Apple’s ongoing development of an AR-dedicated headset, Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of the multinational technology company expressed the companies continued interest and dedication to the advancement and adoption of augmented reality technology while in …

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Spice Up Your Oculus Quest With Simpsons, Minecraft, And Star Wars Environments

Here’s how to add custom environments to your Oculus Home.  Call me simple, but one of my favorite aspects of both the SteamVR and Oculus platforms is the ability to upload custom home environments. Whether it be the gargantuan control room of the legendary Death Star or the infamous TV room at Planet Express, there’s …

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Why User Experience Is Crypto’s True ‘Killer App’

</header> <strong>There’s been a lot of buzz in the space recently about the importance of user experience. Kim Dotcom’s proclamation that “Mass utility is going to lead to mass adoption,” speaks to this. Peter Schiff’s bitcoin wallet fiasco, CZ’s claim that centralized exchanges are safer than private wallets, and promises of a still undependable Lightning …

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British Telecoms Giant Latest Member to Bail on Libra Association

Adding to a lengthy list of departures last fall, telecom giant Vodafone has departed the Libra association, a spokesperson from Vodafone confirmed to Cointelegraph in an email on Jan. 21, 2020.  The representative said: “Vodafone Group has decided to withdraw from the Libra Association. We have said from the outset that Vodafone’s desire is to …

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Coronavirus from China has made its way to the United States

Enlarge / Travelers in China are often wearing protective masks in response to the spread of 2019nCoV Feature China / Barcroft Media via Getty Images On Tuesday afternoon, the US Centers for Disease Control announced that the coronavirus that’s been spreading within China had made it to the United States. A patient in Washington state …

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Valve Hosting Half-Life: Alyx AMA, New Concept Art Released

Valve announced that the Half-Life: Alyx development team will be doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit tomorrow morning. The AMA will take place on the Half-Life subreddit from 9am Pacific tomorrow, less than 24 hours away, with questions submitted ahead of time. The announcement was made on Twitter and reads, “The Half-Life: Alyx …

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In First ‘Pure Crypto’ Hire, Silvergate Bank Recruits Blockstream Liquid Network Exec

Crypto-friendly Silvergate Bank has made its first hire from the hardcore bitcoin community to support an ambitious roadmap for its business serving digital currency clients.  Benjamin Richman, formerly director of business development and partnerships at bitcoin tech startup Blockstream, joined the La Jolla, Calif.-based bank at the end of last month as director of digital …

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Forget sharks with lasers on their heads. This AI can read around corners – CNET

Researchers used deep learning to create a new laser-based system that enables imaging around corners in real time. Felix Heide/Princeton University Hiding behind a wall might not be practical for much longer thanks to new technology that uses artificial intelligence to see and even read around corners. A team of researchers from Princeton, Stanford, Rice …

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Tesla Model 3 takes on gas-powered Ford in winter defroster showdown: Who melts first?

By Joey Klender Posted on January 21, 2020 When six inches of snow is piled on top of your car, what kind of vehicle is superior in its defrosting capabilities: A Tesla Model 3, or an internal combustion engine vehicle? The owner of both a Model 3 and a Ford Fusion pit the two vehicles …

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Starbucks sets new sustainability goals for the decade

Starbucks announced today that it’s going to slash the greenhouse gases it emits and waste it sends to landfills in half over the next decade. It’s also committing to conserving or replenishing 50 percent of all the water it draws for its operations and coffee production by 2030. The company also unveiled longer-term strategies to …

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