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Go read this Wall Street Journal story about Elon Musk’s personal finances

In one of a series of wild tweets posted last week, Elon Musk stated he would be “selling almost all physical possessions” and that he would “own no house.” He appears to be actually following through with that promise, as chronicled in a great story in The Wall Street Journal about Musk’s personal finances that …

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On-demand food delivery apps are letting minors order alcohol, regulators say

Food and beverage delivery services like DoorDash, Postmates, and Uber Eats aided in a surge of alcohol deliveries to underage minors in California last month, the state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) found in a new investigation. And because of relaxed restrictions around alcohol takeout and delivery during COVID-19, the issue is getting worse, …

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Chinese Elle Debuts ‘Hetero-Dimensional’ Virtual Idols In Massive 16-Page Spread

Chinese subsidiary of Elle Magazine targets Gen-Z readers with science and technology inspired fashion. Modern media is currently being infiltrated by a wave of synthetic personalities tailor-made to appeal to the growing number of tech-savvy youngsters. Referred to by many as “Virtual Beings”, these artificial humans offer all the benefits of influencer marketing without any …

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Caddis fly larvae are now building shelters out of microplastics

Enlarge Roland Birke | Getty Images Crawling along the world’s river bottoms, the larvae of the caddis fly suffer a perpetual housing crisis. To protect themselves from predators, they gather up sand grains and other sediment and paste them all together with silk, forming a cone that holds their worm-like bodies. As they mature and elongate, …

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Tenet is now Hollywood’s litmus test for what happens next

Warner Bros. was always betting that Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, his espionage-meets-time-travel film that marked his first since Dunkirk in 2017, would be one of the summer’s biggest movies. Now, Warner Bros. — alongside every other major studio — is looking at Tenet to see if summer movies can even exist right now. Tenet is scheduled …

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VR Summer Showcase, New Quest Rumours, PSVR News & Win Saints & Sinners! – VRecap

It was hard keeping up with all the announcements this week, but don’t worry – we’ve got your VR news roundup one post! Here’s your weekly VRecap. [embedded content] News We’ve announced this year’s replacement for the E3 VR Showcase – The Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition on June 8th! Just like last year, we’ll …

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Google Duo group video calls coming to Chrome in weeks – CNET

Google’s Duo video chat gains effects and masks. Google <p class=”speakableTextP1″><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/google/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"inline-annotation|Google|CNET_TAG|562"}” section=”annotation”>Google</a> on Friday said it’s working on an update to its Duo video calling service that will let you make group video calls over the web. The search giant said <a href=”https://www.blog.google/products/duo/family-mode/” rel=”noopener noreferrer nofollow” target=”_blank” data-component=”externalLink”>Duo group video chats</a> for …

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Supernatural – Is The VR Fitness Subscription Worth It At $20 A Month?

It’s been over two weeks since Within launched Supernatural, its radical new VR subscription service on Oculus Quest. It’s a $20-a-month app that wants to swap the treadmill for a videogame. After extensive testing, we can now weigh in on the big question: is Supernatural worth it? In the video below, three of the UploadVR …

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Hand Physics Lab’s Experimental Playground Comes To Sidequest

A colorful new playground for controller-free hand tracking is available now on Sidequest. The Hand Physics Lab from the studio behind SteamVR’s Holoception offers a number of switches and buttons to play with that activate different features. You can play with blocks, force push, color eggs, finger paint, stab things, hold a crowbar and a …

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Hologate Wants Its New VR Arcade Hygiene Standards to Inspire Confidence in a Wary Public

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>As businesses begin to reopen, it’s becoming more and more clear that the out-of-home entertainment industry needs to adapt in a major way if it wants to move forward. Inspiring confidence in the cleanliness of VR equipment donned by the paying public is, without understating it, <em>the biggest obstacle</em> …

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