Breaking, News, , VR World

Silicon Valley Suicides Cannot be Ignored

Growing up in the world of social media means you are bombarded with information coming left, right and center. Unfortunately, the positive pressure can lead in a negative spiral and that spiral ends with runaways (in mild cases) and suicides in worst. Examples of competitive athletes dropping dead on the field in the first two to three years of being professionals are sadly, increasingly common. What is more troubling is that the same level of competitive pressure is now appearing in what needs to be creative disciplines, more known as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Growth of UC Schools such as Stanford and Berkeley, UCSF in a

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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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Gaming, News,

On a Dark Comeback Trail: The Resurgence of Horror in Video Games

When was the last time you were scared by a game?

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Augmented Reality (AR), Business, Entertainment, Exclusive, , Gaming, Google, Graphics, Hardware, Microsoft, News, Opinion, , Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

OPINION: What is the Future of Virtual Reality?

When it comes to emerging technologies, which are the ones that stand out in 2015? While there are a number to choose from, it is undoubtedly virtual reality (VR) that is capturing the imaginations of developers, brands and consumers alike. Even Mark Zuckerberg is stating that “VR is the next step for Facebook.” Not only does this have the potential to be lucrative, for example, but it can also change the lives of customers and the world around us forever. Although the technology behind VR has been in development for more than a decade and remains one of the industries worst kept secrets, during the

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AMD, Gaming, Intel, Nvidia, , Software Programs, Uncategorized

5 Must have Pieces of Software for Gamers

There is no doubt about it; gaming represents one of largest, if not the largest entertainment business in 2015. The growth in this market has been underpinned by innovation and technological advancement, as new hardware is developed to refine the gaming experience across multiple platforms. With modern-day hardware also enabling cross-platform gaming experiences, this sector is set for even further growth in the next decade. Software is also a key component of the modern gaming experience, and there are several must-have programs for aspiring designers and developers. Here are five of what I believe are the most important tools you need for flawless gameplay: Graphic Drivers

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Entertainment, Gaming, News, Opinion, , Virtual Reality (VR)

Could Online Poker Be Odds-On For Some Virtual Reality?

Once upon a time, Virtual Reality meant clunky hardware, patchy software, dodgy films starring Pierce Brosnan, and a seemingly permanent membership of the ‘Next Big Thing’ club. In 2015, however, falling prices and endorsements from the major companies mean that VR is back on the agenda. Film-makers are using VR to make documentaries, Smithsonian is replicating first flight, gaming manufacturers are eyeing up the possibilities, while Mark Zuckerberg has been busy splashing the cash with a $2 billion Facebook acquisition of the Oculus VR start-up firm – which will come out with a retail product in the first quarter of 2016. With Virtual Reality back

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Augmented Reality (AR), Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, News, , Virtual Reality (VR), Wearables

Introducing Sony’s Project Morpheus

As we enter the second half of 2015, we are presented with a virtual reality market that is saturated with high-end and entry level products. From the low-cost Merge VR headset to Microsoft’s HoloLens, the VR market has exploded and offers an incredibly diverse array of products for consumers to consider. With this in mind, several of the frontiers opposing virtual reality have been overcome already. Take the suggestion that VR hardware would be prohibitively priced, for example, as while some headsets are relatively costly there are others that have targeted the lower end of the market (think of Google’s simplistic Cardboard invention). There are

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Comic-Con, Entertainment, Event,

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Behind The Scenes

Star Wars: The Force Awakens -2

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens show reel starts with “Everything’s changed, but nothing has changed”. It shows us what was revealed to the fans at the 2015 Comic Con in San Diego. A combination of personal views from the actors, behind the scenes shots and some rather interesting glimpes of what’s about to come later. It’s a real treat for anyone who ever loved these movies. It’s a glimpse into the fascinating space of Star Wars. If we’re honest completely. Revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H, it treated fans with a special look behind the scenes of Star Wars:The Force Awakens by

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3D, Analysis, Augmented Reality (AR), Entertainment, Gaming, Hardware, , Virtual Reality (VR), Wearables

Look Back: Virtual Reality gets Real at E3 2015

  Just a couple of weeks ago, the Electronic Entertainment Expo was hosted in the beautiful city of Los Angeles, and will be held once more on June 14-16, 2016. This annual event, which is better known to followers simply as ‘E3’, is always a hive of activity and usually offers some fascinating insights into the real-time gaming world. This years’ offering was no exception, with game hardware and the rise of virtual reality (VR) technology firmly under the spotlight. While there may have been a strong focus on VR technology at the event, however, there was a strong suggestion that some of the most intriguing

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Auto, , VR World

Audi RS7 With ADV.1 Wheels Photoshoot

The Audi RS7 utilizes one of the more potent engines available in the Ingolstadt’s car manufacturer lineup. Powered by a 4.0 TFSI twin scroll twin turbo V8 engine rated 412 kW (560 PS; 553 bhp) and 700 N·m (516 lbf·ft) it offers unparalleled performance in luxury confines, creating a unique blend of comfort and excitement. It offers cylinder on demand system deactivates intake and exhaust valves of 4 cylinders (2, 3, 5 and 8), eight-speed tiptronic transmission with D and S driving modes, quattro with torque vectoring with self-locking center differential with a high locking rate. Among other things, making this a highly coveted piece

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Entertainment, , Toys

Toys: Star Wars The Force Awakens Tie Fighter

With the highly expected Star Wars The Force Awakens a few months away, we are finally getting our geek inner selves excited. Earlier today at the San Diego Comic Con, the Hasbro toy company has released their first toy for this movie series: a Tie Fighter. This behemoth standing at an incredible 26-inches tall, will make any geek warm inside. In the video below, you will see this amazing piece of movie merchandise standing next to six inch action figures which will give you a good idea how sweet it really is. It does look great overall, but it also comes with a hefty price tag

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Military, , VR World

Video: Go Through 240 Years Of US Army Uniforms In Two Minutes

Everything evolves with time. Same can also be applied for military uniforms – which saw plenty changes during the last few centuries. This is specially vivid in US Army and the military uniform designs as the country went through its battles. From the American Revolutionary War to the most recent Middle East conflicts, the american men and women fought and died dressed in what contemporary dress style of the said time period mandated for the service personnel. With time the uniforms changed. And they changed in so many ways. It is hard to fathom that the United States waged war for nearly two and a

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3D, Analysis, Augmented Reality (AR), Entertainment, Exclusive, Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, Opinion, , Virtual Reality (VR), VR World, Wearables

When will Virtual Reality Games offer a Good Experience with Football?

In the past five years, virtual reality has left the realm of pipeline dream and established itself as something that will soon become a must have gaming apparatus. However, VR headsets offer much more than just an immersive gaming experience, they may be of benefit in the everyday world, especially for those who are involved in sport. This piece will look at how virtual reality can relate to the sport of football as well as football video games. In regards to football games, we will use EA Sports’ FIFA franchise over Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer, simply because FIFA is the far more popular and the 2014

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Auto, , VR World

Tuning: Vorsteiner BMW F82 M4 Aero Program

Black Sapphire Metallic BMW F82 M4 With Vorsteiner Aero And Wheels

This BMW F82 M4 features Vorsteiner V-FF 103 Wheels in Carbon Graphite. The wheels come in a staggered 20×9.5 front and 20×10.5 rear fitment, utilizing a concave profile front and deep concave profile for the rear. Also fitted to this M4 is the Vorsteiner newest Evo Front Spoiler and evo deck lid spoiler, both a perfect carbon fiber addition for this vehicle. The build, with these parts installed, looks clean and rather fetching overall. The BMW F82 M4 has a 3.0 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo powerplant delivering 420 horsepower to its rear wheels, allowing the vehicle the 0-62mph (0-100km/h) time of just 3.8 seconds. The

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Auto, , VR World

Photoshoot: BMW F10 M5 With Vossen Wheels Installed

BMW F10 M5 With Vossen Wheels Installed

The current generation BMW F10 M5 has been out there for a few years. The high-performance luxury sedan from the Munich based car manufacturer has always intrigued the car population. It also produced some rather amazing sales results for the car company and thus created some sweet troubles for their owners. By sweet troubles, we mean customizing their M5 beauties to be perfectly recognized among their peers and potential rivals on the parking lot. It is worth stating that the BMW F10 M5 uses the stock 4.4 L V8 turbo petrol engine delivering 560 horsepower (412 kW) at 6000 – 7000 rpm and maximum torque

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Auto, News, , VR World

BMW Group and SCHERM Group officially put an electric truck into service

Being at the forefront of ecological and clean transportation, that’s what many car makers stride for today. For BMW the idea has been translated to reality as BMW Group and the SCHERM group will employ 100% electric trucks in their service. This means the BMW Group will be the first automobile manufacturer in Europe to use a 40-ton electric truck for material transport on public roads. It was launched at the BMW Group Plant in Munich by Bavaria’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Ilse Aigner. The 40-ton electric truck is a model from the Dutch manufacturer Terberg which has completed its first test drives. Beginning with

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Auto, , VR World

2016 Mazda3 Comes With More Features And Costs Reduced

Mazda North American Operations today announced pricing for the slightly renewed Mazda 3 model. The Mazda 3 will be sold at starting MSRP $17,845. The vehicle is a great combination of safety, comfort and design which brings a wholly different option for hatchback/sedan buying customers in the United States. The Mazda3 is available with a 155-horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine in Mazda3 i configuration or a 184-horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter engine in Mazda3 s vehicles. You can combine these with a six-speed manual or available six-speed automatic transmission and in four or five-door body styles. Mazda3 comes with a wide range of interior comforts like the adaptive

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Android, Entertainment, Game Reviews, Gaming, iOS, News, OSx, , Reviews, Windows

Football Manager: The Game You Must Play

Football Manager (FM) is the best game of all time. It doesn’t matter which instalment you are playing, it is still the best game in the world. For those who have not played the game before, below is a brief overview of this classic franchise. By the end of it you will probably be shelling out for your very own copy. Availability The latest Football Manager – FM15 – is available on Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, and Android platforms. There is no reason to believe that FM16 will be any different. The Basics As you may guess from the title, the game sees you

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