Facebook’s 3D Photos Arrive On Your News Feed And In VR

Facebook uses iPhone’s AI depth-sensor to a new layer of realism to your photos. Originally announced during the 2018 F8 developer conference back in May, Facebook’s 3D Photos feature is now officially available on your News Feed and in VR. By utilizing the 3D depth maps stored with portrait photos taken recent dual-lens iPhone models, 3D Photos is able to...

Media Molecule’s ‘Dreams’ Confirmed to Support PSVR at Launch

Media Molecule, the creators of LittleBigPlanet (2008) and Tearaway (2013), have been working on their upcoming game/game-creation tool Dreams for PS4 for the past few years, and although we knew PSVR support was destined to come someday, as first announced at Paris Games Week 2015, we weren’t sure if PSVR users would get the chance to play at launch. Now, the studio...

Markets Update: Heavy Selling Across Leading Markets, ZRX Rallies

The cryptocurrency markets appear to be consolidating following the significant sell-off that transpired on Thursday. The event saw BTC produce the largest percentage red daily candle posted since Sep. 5, driving losses across most major markets. ZRX was the most notable exception to the bearish price action that erupted through most cryptocurrencies, rallying significantly following the announcement that Coinbase...

Roubini Faces Off With Coin Center’s Van Valkenburgh at Senate Hearing

Nouriel Roubini, an economist best known for his predictions of the 2008 housing bubble, and Peter Van Valkenburgh, Coin Center’s director of research, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Community Affairs...

The 30 Best Must-Download Oculus Go Games And Apps

Now that Oculus Go is finally here that means thousands (or hopefully millions) of people will soon have the most accessible way of experiencing VR at the ready no matter where they are or what they’re doing. Without the need for a smartphone or PC, it’s as simple as strapping it to your face and grabbing the controller. We found...

‘FlyInside Flight Simulator’ Preview – A Promising Start in VR-native Flying

FlyInside FSX, the crowdfunded VR plugin for Microsoft Flight Simulator X (2006), was built well before first-party VR motion controllers existed, developed back in the DK2-era of 2015 as an ad hoc way of jumping into an already highly-detailed flight sim. Now, the creators of FlyInside FSX have released their own dedicated flight simulator in beta, dubbed FlyInside Flight Simulator, that’s...

Daily Update (10/12/18) | Stocks plummet & bitcoin take a hit; so what’s the play?

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Facebook’s secretive Building 8 tested a prototype device to let you ‘hear’ through your skin

Starting as early as January 2017, the staff of a secretive Facebook initiative called Building 8 have been working to make the world's first brain-computer interfaces, devices that essentially put the functionality of a laptop in your head. The initiative includes at least two major publicly reported projects: a noninvasive brain sensor designed to turn thoughts into text and a...

Funny New Advert Shows Bitcoin Is on Google’s Mind

Google, which currently sits on the fence with regard to cryptocurrency, took an opportunity to throw shade at digital coins like bitcoin and bitcoin cash during an advert for its new call-screening feature. In the minute-long segment, popular comedians dressed as Google employees mock crypto mining for wasting electricity and say that virtual currency is not real money. Also read: Irresponsible...

How insurers, providers, and employers can harness new market opportunities using wearables

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence,  click here. Current subscribers can read the report here.  The healthcare industry is undergoing a necessary transformation due to pressure from ballooning healthcare costs, a rising burden of chronic disease, and shifting consumer expectations. And wearables —...