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Predicting the death of the iPhone

By on February 9, 2016 at 2:05 PM.

Predicting the death of the iPhone

It might sound like a wild theory, especially considering where it’s coming from, but a well-known Apple analyst has just predicted the death of the iPhone. No, this isn’t a story about Apple’s impending doom, which some people continue to warn us of even while Apple is the most valuable company on the planet. Instead, it’s a possibly reasonable but potentially outlandish prediction of when the iPhone will die and what Apple will use to replace it.

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Forget cars, Apple’s next big thing might be virtual reality

By on January 29, 2016 at 1:22 PM.

Forget cars, Apple’s next big thing might be virtual reality

Forget the mythical Apple Car, Apple’s next big revenue stream may have something to do with virtual reality. While Apple’s interest in virtual reality hasn’t been widely discussed, a new report from The Financial Times relays that Apple’s interest in the field is far deeper than previously thought.

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How to try virtual reality today without breaking the bank

By on December 12, 2015 at 9:31 AM.

How to try virtual reality today without breaking the bank

2016 might be the year that virtual reality finally takes hold in the tech world. Sony, Microsoft and Oculus VR are all planning to launch their own hardware before the end of next year, with tons of developers already hard at work on games, apps and other software to ensure that VR hits the ground running.

But if you don’t want to wait until next year to see what VR has to offer, you can take a sneak peek at the innovations today without putting a strain on your wallet. More →

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Virtual Reality Games

Virtual reality just got real: New tech lets users feel VR

By on November 11, 2015 at 8:25 AM.

Virtual reality just got real: New tech lets users feel VR

Virtual reality has been a long time coming, but the most notable strides have come in the past few years. Oculus has led a revitalization in VR tech, the development of which had slowed significantly over the preceding decade. Now, a resurgence in consumer VR products has resulted in great strides, and affordable virtual reality kits like the Samsung Gear VR make virtual reality accessible to nearly anyone.

But there’s still one key piece missing from the virtual reality puzzle that prevents the user from being truly immersed in a VR experience. That may soon change, however, thanks to work being done by researchers in Germany. More →

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How I got to play tennis with (a virtual reality) Maria Sharapova

By on August 26, 2015 at 1:54 PM.

How I got to play tennis with (a virtual reality) Maria Sharapova

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play tennis with international star Maria Sharapova, a three-time Grand Slam title holder? Well, if you did, you probably did not expect your U.S. Open tennis superstar dreams to be realized while standing in the center of a beige-colored room, with a black stick in hand, and a virtual reality headset covering your face. Where are the fans cheering you on as you (attempt to) volley back Sharapova’s 100 mile-per-hour serve, you may ask? Well, instead of the throngs that usually gather at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, there were a few technicians and public relations people watching you while standing in a semi-circle around the perimeter of the room. More →

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Facebook and Microsoft team to bring virtual reality to the masses

By on June 11, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Facebook and Microsoft team to bring virtual reality to the masses

Facebook’s Oculus on Thursday held its special “Step Into The Rift” media event revealing a surprising partnership that’ll make Xbox One and Windows 10 even more interesting in the future… and it’s also a deal the social network also desperately needs. More →

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Yes, there are now interactive sex toys for virtual reality porn

By on June 1, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Yes, there are now interactive sex toys for virtual reality porn

Last week Google showed us that its virtual reality plans are more daring than a simple cardboard VR headset, as the company unveiled an advanced hardware and software system capable of recording impressive 3D video and then uploading it to YouTube. Meanwhile, other companies are taking VR in a slightly different direction. More →

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The world’s first virtual reality amusement park is being built in Utah

By on May 15, 2015 at 5:55 PM.

The world’s first virtual reality amusement park is being built in Utah

Many companies are already working on a variety of virtual reality projects and the future certainly looks bright for the technology. Oculus Rift, Valve, Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, Google and many others are already contemplating various ways of bringing VR experiences to our lives, but one company is ready to take things even further and offer users an amazing virtual reality experience: An amusement park where VR gaming will be taken to a whole new level. More →

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Google Android Virtual Reality

Google has major secret project in the works that could make Android more exciting

By on March 9, 2015 at 11:47 AM.

Google has major secret project in the works that could make Android more exciting

Google already has a full team working on a secret version of Android, one that might power the next wave of major gadgets set to take the world by storm. In other words, Google might soon have a fifth version of Android ready for use on devices, in addition to the Android software it created for smartphones, smartwatches, TVs and cars. More →

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Zero Point Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Demo

Zero Point: The dangerous future of virtual reality

By on February 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Zero Point: The dangerous future of virtual reality

Danfung Dennis no longer concerns himself with whether or not virtual reality is going catch to on — he knows that at this point, it’s just a matter of time. Dennis is the director of Zero Point, a short film that provides a fully 3D 360-degree viewing experience, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in the locations and get a taste of how virtual reality will change the entertainment landscape in the very near future. More →

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Steam Virtual Reality Interface Beta

How you can get a sneak peek at Valve’s virtual reality interface

By on January 14, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

How you can get a sneak peek at Valve’s virtual reality interface

The first annual Steam Dev Days event doesn’t begin until Wednesday of this week, but Valve has already released SteamVR to the public, its experimental virtual reality mode for owners of the Oculus Rift who want a sneak peek at Valve’s progress on a VR interface. SteamVR allows Steam users to explore the digital platform  We reported last week that Valve would be introducing a software development kit for developers who want to work with virtual reality. SteamVR is likely just a proof of concept as Valve prepares even more substantial reveals for later this week. More →

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Sony has virtual reality headset plans of its own

By on January 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Sony has virtual reality headset plans of its own

Sony at CES 2014 demoed two different virtual reality headset devices that show potential for the future, PCWorld reports. Of them, only one device is ready to ship (an earlier Head Mounted Display version was priced starting at $999.99) and can immerse users in 3D games and videos just like the Oculus Rift headgear does, assuming there is enough content to actually use with the device. To demo the rig, Sony filmed ground-level video of a motorcycle racing through a road course, and then allowed testers that tried out the virtual reality glasses to explore the video as if they were riding. More →

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Valve proposes standard interface for all virtual reality gadgets

By on January 9, 2014 at 5:30 AM.

Valve proposes standard interface for all virtual reality gadgets

Valve has confirmed that it will release a software developer kit that will allow developers to work on a standard interface for virtual reality games in order for players to enjoy a seamless experience across devices and games, BBC has learned. The kit will be released at Valve’s Steam Dev Days conference that will take place in mid-January in Seattle. At CES 2014, the company and its partners have unveiled no less than 13 Steam Machine console prototypes, although neither one comes with virtual reality features. More →

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