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Moviegoers don’t care about CGI, say neuroscientists

Diane Shipley Fun

All those fantastical worlds filmmakers create on computers might give movies an impressive backdrop or stunningly scary monsters, but when it comes to CGI, it turns out viewers' natural reaction is... meh. Neuroscientists from Birkbeck teamed up with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AKA the Oscars people) and Swedish eye tracking company…

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Overconfidence is the key to success, says study

Diane Shipley Fun

If you’ve ever dealt with the manager of a company and wondered how they got into that position considering they don’t really seem to know what they’re doing, a new study explains how that happens. It’s all about (over)confidence. Researchers from Newcastle University and the University of Exeter discovered that other people’s opinions of our…

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Apple rumours: iWatch announcement date, more iPhone 6 guts

Tom Pritchard Tech

Those Apple rumours just keep coming, especially coming up to the iPhone 6′s rumoured launch window, and keeping up with them all is proving to be a difficult task. To keep you up to speed, here is today’s round-up of the biggest Apple rumours and news. 1. The iWatch might be unveiled on 9th September…

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Samsung Announces Gear S, a 3G enabled smartwatch

Tom Pritchard Tech

Samsung has unveiled the Gear S to the world, which it claims will deliver the most advanced wearable experience yet. What's so special about it? Well similar to what the rumours have suggested, this is a smartwatch that doesn't need to be tied to a smartphone to make it useful because it has 3G built…

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