Circus reinvented in Montreal, this time with high-tech vibe

[ad_1] A performer at the 2019 Montreal Cirque Festival—the city is becoming “a hub for creative entertainment,” says Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte Montreal—the Canadian city that spawned the global juggernaut Cirque du Soleil—has once again reimagined the circus, this time tapping into the rich animation and video game production talent found in the […]

Here's why your Apple Watch tells you to breathe all the time

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Matt Bedsole is a patent attorney in Pittsburgh who finds his Apple Watch’s automatic wellness notifications “mildly annoying.” His job requires that he sit for long hours, focusing intensely on drafting legal documents and scanning through mounds of intellectual property paperwork. Like clockwork, the elaborate push notifications temporarily throw off […]

Examining a video's changes over time helps flag deepfakes

[ad_1] It used to be that only Hollywood production companies with deep pockets and teams of skilled artists and technicians could make deepfake videos, realistic fabrications appearing to show people doing and saying things they never actually did or said. Not anymore—software freely available online lets anyone with a computer and some time on their […]

The ten best console racing games of all time

[ad_1] Enlarge / It’s never a bad time to bust out your wheel—here’s the T-GT wheel. Jonathan Gitlin Welcome to Ars Gaming Week 2019! As a staff full of gamers and game-lovers, we’ll be serving up extra reviews, guides, interviews, and other stories all about gaming from August 19 to August 23. Ars Gaming Week […]

Older drivers need more time to react to road hazards

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Imagine you’re sitting in the driver’s seat of an autonomous car, cruising along a highway and staring down at your smartphone. Suddenly, the car detects a moose charging out of the woods and alerts you to take the wheel. Once you look back at the road, how much time will […]

As discussed: it’s time to break the hateful passive-aggressive email chain | André Spicer | Opinion

[ad_1] Remember the last time you were scrolling through an email and saw phrases like “Reattached for your convenience”, “sorry for the double email” or “please advise”? You’re not alone if you felt enraged by reading them. According to a recent survey by the software company Adobe, 25% of us loathe the phrase “not sure […]