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10 must-reads for today

January 11, 2020 5:00 AM

Images of animals charred by massive fires in Australia have flashed around the world and come to symbolise a nation and an environment buckling under the weight of a crisis fuelled by climate change.

Carmakers tap virtual reality to keep driver and passengers awake in autonomous cars

June 14, 2019 5:55 PM

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Audi, Nissan and other car makers are banking on talking cartoon characters and other virtual reality experiences to keep drivers and other occupants of future autonomous vehicles entertained, car industry executives said.

China's virtual reality arcades aim for real-life success

April 08, 2019 5:00 AM

SHANGHAI • Ms Chen Jiuxiao puts on virtual reality goggles and is immediately transported to a snow-covered ski slope, down which she slaloms without ever leaving Shanghai.

China's virtual reality arcades aim for real-world success

April 07, 2019 12:36 PM

SHANGHAI (AFP) - Ms Chen Jiuxiao puts on virtual-reality goggles and is immediately transported to a snow-covered ski slope, down which she slaloms without ever leaving Shanghai.

Red Cross turns to VR for disaster response training

March 28, 2019 5:00 AM

CHONBURI • A Thai policewoman trudges through waste and ruined buildings looking for bodies - but she needs only a joystick and a virtual reality (VR) headset for the grim task, as technology comes to the aid of disaster management training.

Bodybags, rats, waste: Disaster response turns to VR for grim training

March 27, 2019 11:55 AM

CHON BURI, Thailand (AFP) - A Thai policewoman trudges through waste and ruined buildings looking for bodies - but she needs only a joystick and a virtual reality headset for the grim task, as technology comes to the aid of disaster management training.

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