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Valve Reveals News Knuckles VR Controllers With...
by Jamie Feltham on September 18, 2018 at 9:32 pm
Earlier this year Valve revealed the second iteration of its long-anticipated Knuckles motion controllers for SteamVR. The controllers, which were sent out to VR developers for testing, represented a more complete version of the successor to the position-tracked wands that come with the HTC Vive […]
VR Game Releases For September 2018
by David Jagneaux on September 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is September’s list. Don’t worry — we’ll continue highlighting the best ones at the end of each week too. August was a huge month for VR. Between Firewall Zero Hour, […]
Blind Review: A Puzzle Game That Leaves You In...
by Jamie Feltham on September 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm
I’d love to tell you that Blind’s infuriating puzzles are frustrating for the right reasons, but I can’t. Tiny Bull Studios’ efforts to put you in the shoes of a blind person, giving you a taste of what life is like without sight are thoughtfully delivered and will stay with […]
Sony Patents VR Headset That Combats Simulation...
by Jamie Feltham on September 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm
A new patent from Sony suggests the company’s next PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset will take the fight to simulation sickness. The patent was originally filed in early 2017 (six months after the original PSVR’s release) and published last week. It describes a system for fighting what […]
Knockout League Adds Heavy Bag Training In New DLC
by Jamie Feltham on September 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Creed: Rise to Glory may be entering the ring next week but Grab Games’ Knockout League is still in the fight. This week the developer announced a brand new add-on DLC for the VR boxing game named Heavy Bag. It’s pretty much what it says on the tin; the download adds a new training mode […]
Sunsoft’s VR MOBA Dark Eclipse Hits PSVR Next...
by Jamie Feltham on September 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Virtual reality will get a DOTA 2 rival next week. Dark Eclipse, a new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game from Sunsoft, is coming to Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset on September 25th. In the app, you control one of three Leaders on a giant battlefield and must race to destroy […]
Transference Review: A Black Mirror VR Nightmare...
by David Jagneaux on September 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Have you seen the San Junipero episode of Black Mirror? If not, then you should skip this opening paragraph. In that episode, people are able to make the decision on their death bed to either pass away naturally, like we do today, or to have their consciousness uploaded to a “simulated […]
VR Roguelike In Death Leaves Early Access Next...
by Jamie Feltham on September 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm
The first game from the developers of Everest VR gets its full release next month. In Death from Solfar Studios will leave Early Access on October 2nd, the developer announced this week. As part of the full release the developer will introduce a new level, Paradise Lost, to the roguelike bow […]
Check Out Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed VR...
by Jamie Feltham on September 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Ubisoft’s new Assassin’s Creed VR experience allows you to step inside the Animus for the first time ever. Escape The Lost Pyramid is a new location-based VR escape room that’s set in the world of the popular gaming series (more specifically tying into last year’s […]
Machine-learning system tackles speech and object...
by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office on September 18, 2018 at 4:00 am
Model learns to pick out objects within an image, using spoken descriptions. […]
Community Download: How Important Do You Think...
by David Jagneaux on September 17, 2018 at 8:59 pm
Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. Let’s get this out of the way first: resolution is incredibly important for […]
Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in...
by MIT News Office on September 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm
A key part of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, J-Clinic builds on MIT expertise across multiple scientific disciplines. […]
How to Display Taxes, Fees, and Shipping Charges...
by Kim Flaherty on September 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Unexpected service fees and special-delivery costs should be disclosed early in the shopping process to avoid losing customers. […]
The Paradox of Intelligent Assistants: Poor...
by Kathryn Whitenton, Raluca Budiu on September 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Frequent users of Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant report attempting low-complexity tasks such as simple fact retrievals, weather forecast, navigation, playing music, setting timers. […]
Connor Coley named a Chemical and Engineering...
by Melanie Kaufman | Department of Chemical Engineering on September 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm
Chemical engineering graduate student was named a “machine-learning maestro” by the magazine. […]
How to Deploy Your Secure Vue.js App to AWS
by Brandon Parise on September 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm
This article was originally published on the Okta developer blog. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Writing a Vue app is intuitive, straightforward, and fast. With low barriers to entry, a component-based approach, and built-in features like hot reloading and […]
Artificial intelligence system uses transparent,...
by Kylie Foy | Lincoln Laboratory on September 11, 2018 at 2:20 pm
Model from MIT Lincoln Laboratory Intelligence and Decision Technologies Group sets a new standard for understanding how a neural network makes decisions. […]
by Xinyi Chen on September 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Relevant information is “signal,” while irrelevant information is “noise”. A high signal–to–noise ratio is a key outcome for any UX professional’s work, in terms of both content and page design. […]
Apps Within Apps: UX Lessons from WeChat Mini...
by Feifei Liu on September 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Our user studies in China found that embedded-app designers must consider the context of use, the core functionality of the parent platform, and how the programs will be used. […]
New Online Seminar: Designing Usable and...
on September 7, 2018 at 7:27 pm
Online forms can be a very important part of your website. They represent a basic form of communication between you and your user, and can involve important tasks such as enrolling, buying, applying, registration, servicing, data collection, and feedback. Forms can have a major impact […]
Taking machine thinking out of the black box
by Anne McGovern | Lincoln Laboratory on September 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm
Adaptable Interpretable Machine Learning project is redesigning machine learning models so humans can understand what computers are thinking. […]
Quantitative UX Research in Practice
by Kate Moran on September 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Across 429 UX professionals, 71% of teams report performing some kind of quant UX research at least sometimes, and almost everyone reported struggling with challenges to get quant research done. […]
Mobile Login Methods Help Chinese Users Avoid...
by Xinyi Chen, Yuxuan (Tammy) Zhou on September 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm
In China, QR-code scanning and verification codes are popular mobile-login alternatives that circumvent the problem of remembering and typing passwords. […]
Model can more naturally detect depression in...
by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office on August 30, 2018 at 3:59 am
Neural network learns speech patterns that predict depression in clinical interviews. […]
Model improves prediction of mortality risk in...
by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office on August 29, 2018 at 4:30 pm
By training on patients grouped by health status, neural network can better estimate if patients will die in the hospital. […]