Weekend reading list – week of August 25
Every week, TP1 shares our top 5 reads pulled from local and international sources. Here’s your can’t-miss content for this weekend.
Diving into the world of virtual reality
With the arrival of Oculus Rift and Sony’s Morpheus, the topic of virtual reality is on everyone’s lips. Here’s a comprehensive article on the subject.
→ Read it on theverge.com
Saved by… nail polish?
Four students in the Engineering Faculty of North Carolina State University unveiled an interesting invention: nail polish that detects if your drink contains a date-rape drug.
→ Read it on designtaxi.com
Some dark patterns now illegal in the UK
A dark pattern is a type of user interface that tricks web users into doing things. In the UK, It is now illegal to pre-fill items in a user’s cart, such as the airline company RyanAir did in forcing users to purchase insurance by hiding the opt-out between two countries.
→ Read it on 90percentofeverything.com
Wikipedia gets a makeover!
Fans of Wikipedia have launched WikiWand, a new, more modern interface that significantly improves the reading experience, as well as the navigation, which was 13 years old!
→ Read it on wikiwand.com
– The TP1 team