3D, Gaming, Hardware, Mobile, News, Smartphones, Virtual Reality (VR)

VR hits Magical $99 Price with Samsung’s New GearVR

As we all know, the key to adopting a technology for mass market is hitting the ‘sweet price point’, which is typically based around three figures – $99, $199, $999. $999 was the price point when first VHS demolished Betamax, CD replaced vinyl, DVD replaced VHS, and so on. $199 was the price point that Apple hit with the iPhone and we all know what happened afterwards. $99 however, is a price point where a product becomes a commodity, whatever it is. After launching its first generation GearVR Innovator Edition for $199, Samsung teamed up with Facebook and Oculus to prepare a product which could

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Business, News, VR World

IBM: Disruption has Already Happened

Every day, our inbox gets flooded with gazillion startups claiming they’re on a path of market disruption. From another standpoint, numerous funds and banks love to talk about disruption and claim that we will live in a ‘brave new world’ thanks to services they provide. ‘Big Blue’, nickname for an IT giant from Armonk in New York state, decided to claim something different – that the digital disruption already happened. Now, some claims from the slide are quite exaggerated (Netflix?), but we will leave you to bring your own conclusions. The message IBM sends is quite clear and the question is what kind of services IBM offers to

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Analysis, Augmented Reality (AR), Exclusive, Gaming, News, , Virtual Reality (VR)

Gaming of the Future: When Virtual Becomes Reality

Ever since developers started turning code into pixels, and pixels into virtual worlds, the overriding desire has been to make things more realistic. While Pong was the perfect way to pass the time back in the Seventies, its basic graphics and simple structure simply wouldn’t make it a hit in the modern day. Similarly, while Super Mario was a pioneering plumber in his day, the two-dimensional mushroom hater is now nothing more than a “classic” that inspires fond memories from “back in the day.”

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Mobile, News, VR World

Samsung Electronics to Announce Galaxy S7 in January 2016

According to the Korean publication ET News, Samsung plans to change the product introduction cadence for their Galaxy S flagship lineup. According to sources in the supply chain, ET News claims the announcement of Samsung Galaxy S7 will come in January 2016, probably during the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The product announcement should follow with a complete turnaround in the company’s smartphone sector, by splitting Samsung’s models into Premium and Sub Premium, followed by Mainstream and Entry Level. If that sounds like a bad idea, you’re not the only one. The idea behind Samsung’s plan is a simple one. They want to attract more customers and diversify their lineup, but is

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Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), News, VR World

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Gaming Monitor Revealed

Earlier this week, Asus announced two new 27-inch monitors; the PG279Q and PG27AQ. After years of slow improvement in the monitor business, we are finally seeing an influx of 4K models with superb image quality and amazing display speeds. Yes, speeds. With 27 inches of sizes, both these beasts are somewhat smaller than the 30 inches sized flagships we’ve grown a custom to see lately. But overall, nobody should take this as a drawback. Out of these two, the ASUS ROG PG279Q is the more run of the mill product. It features a 2560×1440 resolution, but it also comes with an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel

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Apple, Business, Cloud Computing, Companies, Internet of Things (IoT), News, VR World

Apple Slated To Expand iCloud Data centers

Even though their iCloud service has experienced growing pains, the need for additional space to provide safe storage for millions of their users is growing by the day. Everybody wishes to have their photos, videos and personal documents, all stored up safely and easily. Thanks to services such as iCloud from Apple, Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, Amazon etc. – they are (most of the times) completely available. Currently, the tech giant from Cuppertino is doing a lot of new work to expand their iCloud data centers worldwide. They are rapidly building several new clusters of buildings for its data center near Reno, Nevada, but also, the company

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Amazon, Apple, Audio/Video, Business, Google, Hardware, News, VR World

Report: Amazon To Ban Sales Of Apple TV And Google Chromecast

In a true “gloves off” scenario, Amazon will ban the sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices in their shop, starting October 29th. This marks another chapter in the ever going battle of streaming services and providers. It seems that the online store giant is taking none of it from Google and Apple as it won’t allow Prime Video on neither the Apple TV and Chromecast devices. Likewise, the app is also not available for the Chromecast. The current generation of Apple TV (not the newly released one) is the 14th best selling device in the entire electronics section of Amazon. Currently is ranks 4th place

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Analysis, Breaking, Business, News, VR World

Dieselgate: VW Cheated On Emission Ratings, Criminal Charges Ahead?

According to latest news reports from reputable media sources, Volkswagen cheated on emission tests in the United States, creating a #dieselgate affair. the apparent cheat was created in order to achieve better emission ratings, showing their cars using less polluting engines than what they actually are. This news comes as a big blow to VW’s expansion plans and overall sales in United States, with a potential global impact. The reality is that Volkswagen will face huge fines, rumoured to be as high as 18 billion U.S. dollars. That is not all, though – their executives may even face criminal charges as well. Essentially, the company admitted systematically cheating on EPA tests. The cheat happened for

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Auto, News, VR World

2018 Porsche Mission E is the Ultimate Panamera Follow-up

Throughout 2015, German car manufacturers were announcing they’re getting ready to strike back at Tesla. In a rather interesting set of events, Porsche decided to fire the first real bullet at the 2015 IAA Frankfurt car show, revealing their 2018 Porsche Mission E. The concept car, which is fully electric and rather gorgeous, tries to bring a level of sport elegance only known to Porsche into the developing eco-friendly motoring world. This is a four door, four single seats concept powered by electric drivetrain which develops over 600 hp (440 kW) system power, with over 500 km driving range. All-wheel drive and all-wheel steering, zero to 100

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Breaking, Business, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, News

Cost of Meg Whitman: 88,300 Jobs Gone at HP

As the current Hewlett Packard management is proceeding with the company split into two divisions, a move started-and-stopped under the previous management, more jobs are getting cut as the company wants to ‘maximize the shareholder return’ and reduce glut which is somewhat inevitable in an organization that currently employs more than quarter of million people (September 2015: 302,000 employees worldwide). The company management lead by Margaret Cushing ‘Meg’ Whitman claims the latest round of cuts will reduce in a one-time charge of 2.7 billion USD, and produce annual savings in the same range. Two billion dollars are to be saved in the Enterprise division, while the ‘PCP’ division should save 700

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Auto, News

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Brings More Power And Less Weight

Describing the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is simple; ‘less weight and more power.’ The combination of performance and reduced weight brings the famed american muscle car better acceleration, better handling and overall, a whole-new game to the table – as far as american muscle goes. The new Camaro produces a weight savings of up to 390 pounds (177 kg), but it also brings a new introduction as far as engines are concerned now. This 2.0L turbo is something we are not used to when american muscle comes into conversation, but overall, it does produce plenty of horsepower and lower emissions and consumation of fuel overall as well. Chevrolet

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Apple, Companies, iOS, Mobile Computing, News, OSx, VR World, Wearables

Apple iPhone 6S Pricing And Availability Information

After their launch event, Apple finally revealed availability and pricing for the all-new Apple iPhone 6S. While the device itself doesn’t bring a lot of new stuff, it clearly has a tight grip set on the mobile market. You do get the ‘optimized’ iOS9 upgrade (planned obsolescence), some minor styling changes and a more scratch resistant glass, improved aluminum case, changes to the front / rear camera and the way things are done on the phone. But for me as an example, this changes don’t do much to justify switching from the old to the new. The introduction of the 64-bit A9 chip will increase performance, but it is

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News, Space and Science, Technology Security

New SpaceX Dragon Capsule Looks Like Star Trek

Hot on the heels of Boeing unveiling its human transport capsule dubbed CST-100 Starliner, SpaceX unveiled its final take on the Crew Dragon capsule, which is scheduled to take first manned flights in 2017, in what will be return of United States of America to spacefaring nations, something the country wasn’t able to do since they retired the venerable Space Shuttle. In the video below, you can see the bespoke Dragon capsule, which can transport up to five people the the ISS, and what SpaceX hopes to be one of first steps to move us from LEO (Lower Earth Orbit) to other planets, especially Mars:

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Augmented Reality (AR), Business, Companies, Entertainment, Graphics, News, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

Marriott Introduces VR Experience with Samsung GearVR

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are starting to gather steam, and unlike previous technology pushes, we’re seeing adoption on a completely new level. Following its The Marriott Teleporter 4-D VR experience, hotel chain Marriott recently teamed up with Samsung in order to bring VR experience to hotel rooms. Dubbed VRoom, this pilot program launched in just two locations in New York (Marriott Marquis) and London (Marriott Park Lane). VRoom consists out of a business suitcase available to guests of respective hotels, which contains Samsung VRGear and headphones. Once connected to hotel WiFi, you can explore Marriott VR experiences – Virtual Reality Postcards – 360 degree panoramas of

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Croatian Doctors Insert the World’s First 3D Printed Acrylic Vertebrae

3D printing or Additive Manufacturing is slowly, but certainly changing the world for the better, and shortening the time-to-market. In the world of medicine, shortening that ‘time to market’ literally means saving lives. There are numerous theoretical examples where 3D printing could save lives, and we have now witnessed  three surgeries where the technology moved patients from their death beds to recovery rooms and regular life. Only over the past 12 months, we started to see doctors using 3D printed vertebrae to help their patients. First two operations happened in China, on two separate patients. A 12-year old was operated in August 2014,  while a 21-year old cancer patient was operated

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Auto, Breaking, Business, Entertainment, Exclusive, Gaming, News, Software Programs, VR World

Max Verstappen: Video Games can Improve Formula 1 Driver Skills

Even though he can legally drive a car in Europe for just a few weeks, Max Verstappen made headlines this year, achieving several records which are likely to stay for a long time, especially after FIA imposed age-limits for Formula 1. This Scuderia Torro Rosso driver will be remembered as the youngest debutant in the Formula 1 World Championship, youngest points scorer, and if there wasn’t for poor reliability of his Renault engine, he would probably score even higher in a rare season where Scuderia Torro Rosso even has better chassis than its parent, Red Bull Racing (which is ‘pathetic’ and troublesome at the same time).

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AMD, Augmented Reality (AR), Business, Companies, Entertainment, Event, News, Virtual Reality (VR)

Watch AMD’s Roy Taylor Keynote on VR Content Strategy

There’s no doubt that Virtual Reality is starting to gather steam ahead of 2016, which should marked as the year when VR ‘broke in’ – with launches and general availability of consumer versions of numerous VR headsets, such as Oculus Rift, Sony Morpheus, HTC Vive (made in collaboration with Valve), Starbreeze StarVR and many others. Developing VR content is requiring a lot of hardware horsepower, and appropriate middleware. According to key content producers such as Crytek, CCP, EA and others, AMD has a leadership on VR with its Liqid VR set of tools. In order to stimulate content developers, and explain how VR is developing, AMD supported the

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Auto, News, VR World

The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Launched at IAA Frankfurt

With its world premiere headed for the IAA Frankfurt, the refreshed seventh generation Porsche 911 Carrera (991 series) should represent an epic showcase of efficiency, technological advancement, engine development and design curation. Innovative flat-six engines derived from four decades of turbocharging should allow the new Porsche ‘991’ Carrera to be the most powerful 911s ever released, but also to provide breathtaking yet fuel efficient performance (because you cannot sell a car in Europe unless you bang on the green drum), wrapped up in daily driving machines catered to the most demanding ownership base as well. 991 refresh brings a 911 Carrera will receive many new advancements. For example,

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$132,000 Tesla Model X arrives September 29th, 2015

After years of waiting, Tesla Motors, Inc. finally released the online configurator for the Tesla Model X. It only features a Model X Signature Edition for now, allowing you to fully spec out the Model X Signature starting from $132,000 and going way, way up to as much as $143,750. For example, the “Ludicrous Mode” speed upgrade will cost an extra $10,000 on top of the base MSRP of the vehicle. With a 90kWh battery pack the Tesla Model X will have an estmiated (EPA) range of 240 miles. It will sprint from 0-60mph (0-100kph) in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 155mph (250kph). With the

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Auto, Breaking, News, VR World

Tesla Model 3 Announced By CEO Elon Musk

This is the news many Tesla Motors supporters have been waiting for: Tesla announced their entry-level model, the Tesla Model 3, to be released in the forthcoming years. The news came earlier today when Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted about the new model, fueling further hype for the electric car company and their upcoming models as well. Elon used the social media platform, as he did in his earlier announcements and made sure the public was on it right away. To remind the readers, Model 3 represents Tesla’s SEX strategy, which was changed into S3X strategy after Ford trademarked ‘Model E’. We now know that Model 3 is

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