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BigScreen adds audio sharing to fulfill its 'Virtual LAN' promise

BigScreen launched in beta back in April as a software solution to run conventional apps or films on a "screen" within VR for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets. But one of its coolest features, sharing your digital monitor with friends, was hampered...
Published on: Thursday, July 28, 2016 | link

Study identifies two new carcinogens in e-cigarette vapor

Most people won't dispute the claim that e-cigarettes are less harmful than traditional smokes, but evidence is rapidly mounting that vaping isn't exactly good for you, either. Numerous studies have found toxic chemicals and carcinogens in e-cigarett...
Published on: Thursday, July 28, 2016 | link

Researchers believe Jupiter's Red Spot is heated by thunder

Despite its distance from the sun, Jupiter is a surprisingly hot planet with temperatures ranging around 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit in the middle latitudes. According to new findings published today in the journal Nature, temperatures over the planet's...
Published on: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | link

Mercedes unveils world's first completely electric semi truck

European car companies are starting to invest more heavily in green vehicles. Audi unveiled three more electric cars on Monday and Porsche added 400 jobs to how many it estimates it will create to make its electric Model E come to life. Today, Daimle...
Published on: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | link

Apple has finally sold its billionth iPhone

Apple has managed to pull in some extremely impressive numbers when it comes to its flagship mobile phone. While iPhone sales overall had begun to decline over the last quarter, that didn't stop the company from selling its one billionth iPhone last...
Published on: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | link

Samsung's mobile division is the company's top earner

Samsung's operating profits really did reach 8.14 trillion won ($7.2) like it expected, marking the second quarter of 2016 as its strongest in two years. The Korean corporation has released its detailed earnings report for Q2, where it also revealed...
Published on: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | link

The internet's Ice Bucket Challenge funded a medical discovery

Internet sensations can do more than just trigger fond memories or confusion... sometimes, they might just lead to a vital cure. Some of the $100 million-plus in donations from the Ice Bucket Challenge (the viral video-fueled awareness campaign for...
Published on: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | link

Lastpass addresses two major vulnerabilities found by users

Bad news, LastPass users: bug bounty hunters found two major security exploits with the password manager's browser extensions. Good news? Both of them have already been patched. In a quick update to the company blog, LastPass commented on a pair of s...
Published on: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | link

Twitch now makes highlight clips on any channel

Twitch has so far been limiting its Clips sharing feature to partnered channels, but no longer: as of now, you can create those bite-sized highlights on any channel. If a friend pulls off a slick move during a live stream, you can share it just as ea...
Published on: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | link

Major League Soccer deal lets you buy tickets on other websites

Sports leagues have historically clamped down on online ticket sales, in part to prevent the rampant scalping you see in much of the entertainment industry. Major League Soccer, however, is trying the exact opposite: it's throwing things wide open....
Published on: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | link