Apple, iOS, News, , Rumors, Wearables

Apple Watch 2 Expected in September

The Apple Watch is not even a year old, and rumors of its successor are constantly published in mainstream media outlets. While Apple is a company would never Osborne’d its product line, rumors will always chase popular products and companies. However, it seems there is new, reliable information regarding the Apple Watch 2. According to itpro.co.uk, September 2016 is the projected date for the latest smartwatch from Apple. The news does not stop there. According to reliable sources from the Far East, which in fact manufacture the Apple Watch and its accessories, the company plans to release an update for the original Apple Watch in March 2016. These updates will include

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Augmented Reality (AR), Business, Entertainment, Google, Opinion, , Wearables

Dress Coding the 21st Century

Famous New York institution, the Metropolitan museum announced “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” for its 2016 Gala Theme. Topic of love affair between fashion and technology is now joined at the altar. While the two are usually viewed almost as complete opposites, they have been slowly gravitating towards each other for the past few years. As two of the largest global industries, it was only a matter of time before fashion and technology joined forces. Quite conveniently, sponsors of the exhibition are Apple and Conde Nast. The influence of technology on fashion is evident for quite some time now and has revolutionized almost all aspects of the

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Entertainment, Gaming, Mobile, Mobile Computing, Mobile World Congress, News, , VR World

Smartphone Gaming in 2016

In the first few months of any new year, consumers excitedly begin to anticipate the year’s incoming smartphones which are, not coincidentally – usually given their first introduction, during the February/March festival and trade show season (Lunar New Year and Mobile World Congress). This year is no different as smartphone manufacturers begin to leak whispers of what we can expect with their latest releases. In many ways, everything we look for in a smartphone; screen, processor, memory, battery life, can all be summed up by what smartphone gamers look for too. Gamers are reliant on every aspect of a smartphone’s features and, while some fans

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Auto, energy, News, , transportation

Winter Brings Worries for Electric Car Owners

If you live anywhere in the northern hemisphere, you’re likely already aware of how bitterly cold temperatures can dip to. In the United States or Canada alone, good luck if you’re living in Alaska, North Dakota, or Minnesota, as temperatures can reach well below -1 degrees Fahrenheit. Same story with Iceland, or Scandinavia. However, you’re going to need more than luck if you’re an EV (electric vehicle) owner in a cold climate, as it appears that electric car batteries may well struggle in winter – taking more time and energy to warm up and function efficiently. Sadly, global warming pushed winter patterns from November/December to January-March,

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Analysis, Entertainment, Gaming, Opinion,

Opinion: eSports and Video Gaming in 2016

As we move into 2016 it’s time to look ahead to the newest technology being used in gaming releases next year. For once, the eSports tournaments are now increasingly attended and these might incorporate elements of the latest technologies on the market. eSports traditionally have been considered of a flop as the reality never quite lives up to the consumer idea. Many go along expecting a virtual reality environment and are disappointed when presented with a room of gamers going head to head. The broadcasting of these matches can leave a lot to be desired, with large screens displaying out of ratio game screens. Still, eSports

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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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