Best Tech Stories around the web #249

HTC co-founder launches XRspace to bring social VR to the masses, Giant 3D wave sweeps over Seoul's Gangnam District, RCA students design phones that turn speech into physical sensations, Errhead live at MUTEK 2020 and SpaceX crew Dragon launch live Saturday.

INNOVATION

HTC cofounder Peter Chou launches XRspace to bring social VR to the masses by venturebeat.com

Virtual reality (VR) has gained a renewed sense of purpose amid the global pandemic that has kept billions of people living and working from home. And Peter Chou wants to be at the forefront of this resurgence. Read more

DESIGN

Giant 3D wave sweeps over Seoul's Gangnam District by edition.cnn.com

Beachside vacations may seem like a distant memory during coronavirus lockdowns, but in Seoul's Gangnam District, the ocean has come to the city. Read more

QUERKY

RCA students design phones that turn speech into physical sensations by dezeen.com

Royal College of Art students Sandeep Hoonjan and Xianzhi Zhang have designed a pair of devices that allow people to physically experience conversations while apart during the coronavirus lockdown. Read more

CREATIVE CONTENT

Errhead live at MUTEK Édition 20

This film was shot during solstice in Yellowknife, NWT, JUNE 2019, when the sky never fully gets dark. Thanks to Sami Blanco for the drip painting. Discover more

EVENT

How to watch SpaceX's historic Demo-2 astronaut launch live Saturday by cnet.com

If weather cooperates, a Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to make another attempt at carrying two NASA astronauts from US soil to the space station on Saturday at 12:22 p.m. PT/3:22 p.m. ET. Read more