Sony patent may reveal a new PSVR controller design

Hellen Wadman



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A new Sony patent offers a look at a potential new controller design for the next generation of PSVR.

Dutch gadget site LetsGoDigital spotted the patent application, which Sony filed with the World Intellectual Property Office back in March and was published yesterday. The application’s text is almost entirely Japanese, but the accompanying illustrations show what looks like a polished and fully featured VR controller

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A Doctor Was Charged $10,984 for a COVID-19 Antibody Test

Hellen Wadman

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.

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When Dr. Zachary Sussman went to Physicians Premier ER in Austin for a COVID-19 antibody test, he assumed he

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Jupiter’s ocean moons raise tides on each other

Hellen Wadman

Jupiter’s “ocean world” moons may have strong gravitational effects on each other, raising big tides in each others’ subsurface seas, a new study suggests.



The Jupiter moon Europa, seen here by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, harbors a huge ocean beneath its icy shell. Europa's fellow Galilean moons raise powerful tides in that subsurface sea, new research suggests.


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The Jupiter moon Europa, seen here by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, harbors a huge ocean beneath its icy shell. Europa’s fellow Galilean moons raise powerful tides in that subsurface sea, new research suggests.

Surprisingly, these moon-moon tidal forces might generate more heat in

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Apple Watch Series 6’s blood oxygen monitor measures an important COVID-19 symptom

Hellen Wadman

Apple Watch Series 6 has a new blood oxygen sensor that helps measure an important symptom of COVID-19. Apple revealed the new $400 watch as the high end of its Apple Watch lineup at an event today. This feature could be useful for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but aren’t yet ready to go to the hospital or who have been told by a doctor to stay home

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