I was kindly offered a go on Oculus Rift at the offices of gaming company Six to Start in London. It's very early days in terms of game design and on this occasion motion was still operated with a keyboard, mouse or controller. I put on the mask, not too heavy but well built, and powerful headphones over that. I was instantly immersed. Two screens, one for each eye, made a single 3D image before me, and then, I realised, around me too. … [Read more...] about I swapped my world for a virtual one – and I loved what I found
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What has been the response to all this talk? The Astros have spent these last few weeks hiding behind respected veteran manager Dusty Baker, who was brought in to replace the suspended and fired AJ Hinch. Baker, who had zero involvement with the Astros organization during the years in question, has understandably not been happy about talk of revenge against his players. “I’m depending on the league to try to put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I’m hearing about,” he said last weekend. … [Read more...] about Should Astros players fear for their safety after the cheating scandal?
Unless you’ve been orbiting the Earth on a SpaceX shuttle, or maybe living under a Tesla car, you’ll probably know that rapper Azealia Banks and professional billionaire man-child Elon Musk have been embroiled in one of 2018’s oddest feuds. After a bizarre trip to Musk’s house, which the singer described as “a real life episode of Get Out” (Musk, meanwhile, claimed he hadn’t so much as spoken to Banks), she began uploading scandalous screenshots of what she alleged were private conversations with his girlfriend, fellow musician Grimes, to her Instagram story. She had, to use a phrase from the glossary of new social media-related terminology, the “receipts”, and was unafraid to use them. … [Read more...] about How pop culture’s obsession with ‘receipts’ led to 2018’s weirdest beef
The List is not an artwork in itself – the art lies in its dissemination. Cennetoğlu always ensures that the look of the list remains the same – a grid of data, showing the year, the name of the refugee, where he or she came from, the cause of the death and the source. … [Read more...] about The List: the 34,361 men, women and children who perished trying to reach Europe
Speaking on ‘that peter crouch podcast’, Dean revealed it isn’t quite what it looks like: “I played on and you kind of don’t play on when it’s in the box, it’s the wrong thing to do because you don’t play advantage in the box; you either give a pen or you do nothing. … [Read more...] about 1pm Tottenham news LIVE: Son injured for season, Smalling transfer talks, RB Leipzig build-up