Floating whales, apple picking, and kitten rescue: how this VR therapist helps people conquer fear of heights

Oxford VR Oxford VR, a spin-out company of Oxford University, has developed an automated virtual reality programme which can help people conquer their fear of heights. The programme features a virtual therapist called Nic, who coaches people through various challenges like picking apples or rescuing a cat from a tree. The results of the first […]

‘Why is he picking on little kids?’ Footage shows cop pointing gun at children (VIDEO)

A video showing an El Paso policeman aiming his weapon at a group of young children while he was responding to a disturbance has gone viral, angering locals and people online over the cop’s actions. The footage, filmed by an eyewitness, shows the moment the unidentified law enforcement officer pointed his gun at local youths […]

‘X-Force’ Director Drew Goddard Talks About Picking Up the Pieces After ‘Deadpool 2’

20th Century Fox is developing an X-Force film that’s going to be written and directed by The Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard, and while making the press rounds to promote his next movie (a small crime thriller called Bad Times at the El Royale), Goddard has revealed his approach to tackling the superhero […]

Jeff Bezos announces Amazon is picking up ‘The Expanse’

It’s been a few days since reports indicated Amazon was close to a deal that would extend the life of sci-fi series The Expanse, and tonight Jeff Bezos made it official. Alcon Entertainment makes the show, which is currently airing season three on Syfy, and said in a statement: “We couldn’t be more excited that […]

Chevy Colorado aftermarket support picking with new, specialized parts

For years, the Toyota Tacoma has been the go-to option for off-road pickup trucks. Like the Jeep Wrangler, there seems to be endless support from the aftermarket for Tacoma owners. Thanks to the new Chevy Colorado, the Tacoma is no longer the only big player in the midsize-truck markert (sorry Nissan Frontier owners). The aftermarket […]

'We can resolve all issues by picking up the phone' – Russia's FM spokesperson on Syria standoff

The US and Russia can find a way out of the deadlock in Syria if they talk to each other, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova believes, but should Washington launch an attack, Moscow will stand by its people. In an interview with Sky News on Thursday, Zakharova stressed that Moscow and Washington should not […]

A gambler reportedly cashed in big time by picking the March Madness upset of the century

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images March Madness history was made as Virginia became the first 1-seed to ever lose to a 16-seed. One gambler cashed in big time by wagering $ 800 on UMBC to win outright. The $ 800 bet at the Venetian in Las Vegas won the gambler nearly $ 17,000 at 21-1 odds. […]

Here’s who’s the experts are picking to make the Final Four

David J. Phillip/AP There is no overwhelming favorite in March Madness this year.  Most experts like Virginia, Villanova, Gonzaga, and Duke to make the Final Four in their brackets.  Virginia, Villanova, and Michigan State are popular title picks.  Perhaps the big takeaway from looking through March Madness brackets filled out by experts and their Final […]

US dropped ball on Navy railgun development—now China is picking it up

Photos posted by a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) observer show what appears to be an electromagnetic railgun being affixed to a PLAN tank landing ship, the Haiyang Shan. The LST is being used to test the weapon because its tank deck can accommodate the containers for the gun’s control system and power supply, […]