Everyone’s first instinct when they strap on an Oculus Rift is to walk around. Austrian startup Cyberith’s Virtualizer is an interesting way to recreate walking, but it wasn’t perfect for me. Read more »
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Have you been renting out multiple apartments on Airbnb? If you live in New York, you could be in trouble as the company has finally agreed to hand over names to the Attorney General. Read more »
Technology and fashion don’t often come together in elegant ways, but a collaboration between Ralph Lauren and smart clothing maker OMsignal aims to take wearable devices beyond fitness trackers and smart watches. Read more »
This is neat: A new free Android app called Viddit makes it possible to beam videos found on Reddit straight to any Chromecast-equipped TV. The app, which doesn’t require any type of registration, casts a continuous stream of videos from any Subreddit, with the ability to skip videos through a simple right-swipe. The developers of the app have said that they want to add the ability to log in with your Reddit account and automatically access your subscribed Subreddits in the near future.
Cloud users want a dashboard that shows outages or delays across all services. Amazon and Microsoft have one already and now it looks like Google’s is on the way. Read more »
The idea of a payment card with a programmable magnetic strip sounded great when Coin debuted it last year. Unfortunately, those who pre-ordered won’t be getting their Coin this summer; the device launch is pushed back to Spring 2015. Read more »
If you want to check out the latest AWS services, or just grab a beer and/or candy to fuel work on your novel, Amazon will re-open its pop-up loft in SoMa this fall. Read more »
The National Science Foundation is giving a combined $20 million to two projects that are building cloud computing testbeds for scientists. They’ll features a wide variety of processor, storage and networking options so researchers can test their workloads against new architectures. Read more »
Todd Park is leaving Washington to do White House-related work in Silicon Valley. Another tech industry vet is expected to succeed him as CTO. Read more »
Design firms are becoming cat nip to the world’s largest tech companies. Read more »