VIVERSE and Bandai Namco Pictures Collaborate to Bring the Original Anime ‘BIRDIE WING’ Into the Metaverse

VIVERSE, HTC‘s open metaverse, today announced that “BIRDIE WING -Golf Girls’ Story-,” original content created in collaboration with Bandai Namco Pictures (BNP), is now on display exclusively on VIVERSE, which provides free access to the original artworks in the “BIRDIE WING Metaverse Museum” for anime lovers worldwide. In addition, Nintendo Switch game and VR experiences […]

Brave’s search engine lets you customize your results

Brave Search has launched a new feature that gives you a way to create or apply custom filters that change the way its results are ranked. It’s called “Goggles,” and it could potentially help uncover sources you might not find right away on traditional search engines like Google. Brave has some demos ready for users […]

iPads might lose their smart home hub abilities in iOS 16

Apple will no longer let you use an iPad as a home hub to control HomeKit accessories starting with iOS 16, MacRumors reports. Text apparently found in iOS 16’s second developer beta by MacRumors contributing writer Steve Moser spells out the change. “A home hub is required to take advantage of features like receiving accessory […]

How CRISPR rice could help tackle climate change

Can gene-editing technology CRISPR create new crops that help fight climate change as they grow? That’s what a group of researchers hopes to do with $11 million in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The funding will go toward efforts to enhance plants — starting with rice — and soil so that they’re better at […]

FedEx will soon photograph your package to prove it was delivered

FedEx will soon take photos of packages at your doorstep to provide proof of delivery when they don’t require a signature. “This is something e-commerce merchants and customers have been asking for, and we are proud to be the first to announce this service will be available to residential customers,” Brie Carere, FedEx’s chief customer […]

Zuckerberg details his plan to move your digital items across the metaverse

Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that Facebook Pay has officially become Meta Pay, but his post is mainly focused on what the company hopes to build in the future — “a wallet for the metaverse.” While Meta Pay is essentially the same tool as it was before, just with Meta branding, Zuckerberg says the company […]

How to add Instagram close friends

For the first few years of Instagram’s existence, it was a pain to hide Stories from people. You had to dig into an individual Story’s settings and select followers to hide it from. Then, if you wanted to let those followers see the next Story, you had to go into that Story’s settings and undo […]

General Motors is using AI to speed up the vehicle inspection process

General Motors is bringing artificial intelligence into the vehicle inspection process. The automaker is making an undisclosed “strategic investment” in Israeli startup UVeye, which makes vehicle diagnostic systems that use sensors and AI to quickly identify damaged parts or maintenance issues. The investment in UVeye was made by GM Ventures, the automaker’s venture fund, which […]

eBay now has an established NFT marketplace at its bidding

eBay made its biggest move yet into the world of digital collectibles with news today of the company acquiring NFT marketplace KnownOrigin. The online auction company is keeping lips sealed on the deal’s value but confirmed in the press release that the deal is closed as of June 21st. “This partnership will help us attract […]

Ms. Marvel’s MCU powers may be connected to Captain Marvel’s classic comics tech

Though Kamala Khan’s powers were significantly reworked for the MCU, the latest episode of Disney Plus’ Ms. Marvel series might be setting up a reveal that connects its hero and her abilities to the original Captain Marvel of Marvel’s comic books. Kamala doesn’t initially think all that much of the vintage bangle she receives in […]