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Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Start Wednesday
- January 07, 2016

Oculus VR has confirmed it will open pre-orders for the consumer Oculus Rift headset tomorrow, though has not yet indicated when the hardware will ship nor how much it will cost. Luckey, will host a Reddit AMA Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET to answer any questions regarding the future of VR and the Rift . The company previously said it wanted to ship the Rift at-cost to make sure that the headset sees wide adoption. (more...)
Oculus to take preorders for Rift from Wednesday Oculus to take preorders for Rift from Wednesday
- January 07, 2016

Last August, the consumer version of the Oculus Rift debuted during the PAX Prime in Seattle. In coincidence with the opening of the pre-orders of the Rift VTR headset, an online Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) forum will be hosted by Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey at 6 p.m. (more...)
Apple stock slumps amid iPhone sales worries
- January 07, 2016

January 1 was the most profitable single day in App Store history, with people spending more than $ 144 million on purchases, beating the record set just a week earlier on Christmas Day. Apple claimed, and there might be a leap here, that it is now responsible for creating and supporting 1.9 million jobs in the US. Apple's battering began in mid-December, when companies that produce casings and internal components for iPhones, including Jabil Circuit and Dialog Semiconductor, reported ... (more...)
Autonomous car breakthroughs featured at CES gadget show Autonomous car breakthroughs featured at CES gadget show
- January 07, 2016

Speaking of autonomous mode, the driver can use a switch on the steering wheel to adjust the BMW between three driving modes. "That 21" panoramic display shows content from BMW's Open Mobility Cloud, information which alters based on the drive mode that is in operation, something this concept also previews - BMW's autonomous abilities. (more...)
Ford teams with Amazon to connect homes with cars
- January 07, 2016

Ford will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in all model year 2017 vehicles with SYNC 3 in North America. In less than one second, Alexa responded and had automatically started the vehicle. The latest generation of test vehicles will use Velodyne's new Solid-State Hybrid Ultra Puck (pictured below), which is a sensor that provides precise information for detailed mapping and accurate real-time 3D models of the environment surrounding your Auto. (more...)
CES 2016: LG to showcase 18-inch rollable OLED display
- January 07, 2016

LG is also introducing a 55-inch design concept OLED TV display that is paper-thin since the electric circuits are installed separately. OLED screens are composed of LEDs that emit their own light from the lit pixels, conversely to older LCD technology which relies on a backlight to illuminate the display. (more...)
Samsung's new Smart Control takes aim at crappy universal TV remotes
- January 06, 2016

The interface also promises to talk with other devices, ensuring users can build up their home theater system without bogging down the experience. As the year 2016 progresses MasterCard will add additional grocers with the help of MyWebGrocer, which provides e-commerce for over 130 grocers across the globe giving consumers plenty of grocery outlets to choose from. (more...)
VW exec sees US fixes soon in emissions test cheating
- January 06, 2016

The vehicles then switched off those measures in real-world driving conditions, spewing harmful gases at up to 40 times what is allowed under federal environmental standards. During December, VW's shares had been recovering as the carmaker announced incrementally positive news such as simple fixes for about 8.5 million affected cars in Europe. (more...)
Samsung's 4K Blu-ray player will go on sale in March Samsung's 4K Blu-ray player will go on sale in March
- January 06, 2016

Hopefully the end result will be that buying a UHD television, monitor or display is safer and that the disappointment of buying an HD Ready TV instead of a Full HD TV doesn't have to happen ever again. We anticipate the first Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs from the likes of Fox, Warner Bros . The screen is compatible with Amazon HDR-enabled 4K streaming content, and will be upgrade to work with Netflix HDR 4K too. (more...)
Home Business CES 2016: HTC's Vive virtual reality headset introduces a front Home Business CES 2016: HTC's Vive virtual reality headset introduces a front
- January 06, 2016

The camera could also open up possibility of blending physical elements into a virtual space, essentially mixing augmented reality with VR, in a manner slightly reminiscent of Microsoft's HoloLens. Using a camera on the front of the headset as well as two sensors that you position around your living room, Vive now creates an incredibly sharp 3D map of the room. (more...)
Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Open This Wednesday
- January 06, 2016

The controllers are not going to be shipped at the same time as the headset, which may upset some consumers who were previously under the impression that "Touch" would launch at the same time as the VR headset. Over three years ago, Oculus launched their Kickstarter campaign to build the Oculus Rift headset. It should be worthy of noting that a large number of early Kickstarter backers of the product were quite pissed at the developers for allowing Facebook to acquire the program. (more...)
Facebook Has Been Intentionally Crashing Its Android App on Users Facebook Has Been Intentionally Crashing Its Android App on Users
- January 06, 2016

Android Authority noted that there is an existing rivalry between Facebook and Google despite the "pleasant" relationship of the two companies - on the surface. The test saw developers change the tone of news feeds by toying with the number of postive and negative posts, images and comments visible to selected individuals. (more...)
LG Super UHD TV Lineup Include First Production 8K Set LG Super UHD TV Lineup Include First Production 8K Set
- January 06, 2016

The standard and logo program also applies to content that Hollywood studios will be supplying to support the new TVs via forthcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray players; streaming OTT services; Internet download services; multi-channel video providers and other distributors. (more...)
Ford will triple its autonomous car test fleet Ford will triple its autonomous car test fleet
- January 06, 2016

Ford was among the first to use Velodyne's LiDAR sensors - dating back to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, when they were working with autonomous vehicle designs. These small, solid-state "pucks" are designed specifically with an automotive application in mind, and are the most powerful sensors available from Velodyne. (more...)
Google's gold Nexus 6P is pretty pretty (exclusive hands-on) Google's gold Nexus 6P is pretty pretty (exclusive hands-on)
- January 06, 2016

In September Google announced two brand new smartphones. If you were hanging out for a new phone and were close to ordering a Nexus 6P, which we rated highly, here's another reason: it's now available in gold . That includes a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 resolution display, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with 3GB of RAM. We reported last month that the 6P would be coming to Best Buy as an exclusive. (more...)
Oculus Rift to be available for preorders from Jan 6
- January 06, 2016

To recall, Facebook bought Oculus VR previous year in a deal worth $2 billion. Oculus would announce the pricing at the same time as pre-orders go live. "As one of the early supporters of Oculus , you helped make this revolution happen". "Eve: Valkyrie is one of the most anticipated virtual reality games, and one of the first true VR games to go into development", Luckey, said in a statement quoted by Gamespot . (more...)
Microsoft's Surface Book up for pre-orders in Europe starting €1649
- January 06, 2016

It is the first tablet, powered by Windows, to support LTE Cat 6 for the fastest and most advanced connected experience. Scheduled to arrive sometime in February, the TabPro S will also be one of the first Windows 2-in-1s with a Super AMOLED display (at 2160 x 1440), potentially rivaling the superb screen seen on the Surface Pro 4 . (more...)
Want an Oculus Rift? Pre-Orders Start on January 6
- January 05, 2016

Oculus Rift and the PlayStation VR both have first quarter 2016 releases, but no dates or prices have been announced . All preorders will include "EVE: Valkyrie" for free with the platformer "Lucky's Tale" included in all Oculus Rift purchases. (more...)
Nvidia's Trying to Make It Easier to Buy a VR-Ready PC Nvidia's Trying to Make It Easier to Buy a VR-Ready PC
- January 05, 2016

KitGuru Says: 2016 is going to be very exciting for virtual reality enthusiasts . Nvidia's systems is powered by its graphics processor units (GPUs) and based on its Maxwell graphics architecture that was built with virtual reality in mind. (more...)
LG to show off its thin, rollable OLED panel at CES
- January 05, 2016

The 18-inch size of the display offers intriguing possibilities for potential uses, included large-format tablets, but the tech would need to be downsized to be useful in a smartphone form factor. A 55-inch OLEX TV paper-thin panel and a matched pair of 65-inch "extreme curve" OLED displays round out the prototypes. In addition to a standard 55-inch double-sided display, LG also unveiled a 139-inch Vertical Tiling OLED (VTO) display. (more...)

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