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Kaine says Clinton marriage not issue for voters
- October 15, 2016

We do not support that type of commentary", he said, accepting Trump's apology. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who on Monday announced he would not defend Trump or campaign for him, appeared before the Waukesha County Business Alliance but refused to take questions from reporters. (more...)
Dodgers down Nationals in wild series finale Dodgers down Nationals in wild series finale
- October 15, 2016

After trailing early, 1-0, the Dodgers looked hopeless against likely NL Cy Young Award victor Max Scherzer . "I figured a fastball was coming because I haven't got a hit off one", Pederson said of the crucial at-bat". There is a part of us that just expects Embiid to get hurt before the regular season starts - *knock on wood* - but so far Embiid has been healthy and he is already showing glimpses of the potential that made him the third pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. (more...)
Japan's Sony Launches Playstation VR Japan's Sony Launches Playstation VR
- October 15, 2016

The PSVR seems to do much the same with just about any HDMI input. Sony adds that, by using peripherals such as PlayStation Move motion controller, Dualshock 4 wireless controller and the upcoming PS VR aim controller, players will be able to "explore virtual environments and intuitively interact with characters as if they are actually present in the world of a game". (more...)
InfiniLED enters Oculus reality InfiniLED enters Oculus reality
- October 15, 2016

Facebook has poached Electronic Arts' vice president Rachel Rubin Franklin as the new head of its Social VR team. Franklin has worked at EA since 2011 before being poached by Facebook. She also has to carefully balance the VR interface so that the user feels like he's having a face-to-face conversation with a friend while being present at two separate geographical locations. (more...)
Clinton reaching past Trump, as he denies report of assault Clinton reaching past Trump, as he denies report of assault
- October 15, 2016

Mona Charen of National Review kept emphasizing a claim that just about any pol (well, at least one of them: Marco Rubio) could have won this election easily while Trump is losing it. Separately, The Palm Beach Post in Florida, reported Wednesday night that Mindy McGillivray, 36, told the newspaper that Trump groped her at his Mar-a-Lago estate 13 years ago. (more...)
Fire-prone Note 7 banned from U.S. flights
- October 15, 2016

Samsung has announced financial incentives for United States and South Korea customers who exchange Note 7s for other Samsung products, as part of efforts to stem customer defections. The company also urged Note 7 customers to get a refund or exchange their phones by visiting their wireless carrier or retail store. "The fire hazard with the original Galaxy Note7 and with the replacement Note7 is simply too great for anyone to risk it and not respond to this official recall", said U.S. (more...)
Sony to launch smartphone games in 2018: Nikkei
- October 15, 2016

However, it should also be noted that PS VR is probably the cheapest VR option available in the market now, and as such, an immersive experience that the likes of Viva and Oculus could provide, should not be expected from PS VR. A three year old hardware can not be expected to keep up for long with the ever changing and improving capabilities of the PC. September was the third month in a row that the Xbox One outsold its competition, the PlayStation 4. (more...)
Chinese customers to get bonus upon returning recalled phones — Samsung
- October 15, 2016

However, the report does not provide further details on the exact nature of the problem. It said it expected to generate 5.2 trillion won (£3.7 billion) in operating income during the third quarter after the recall cost. Samsung had already cut its third-quarter profit forecast by £1.9 billion earlier this week. The CPSC says that it's only looking into six reports of overheating replacement phones right now. (more...)
How Sony Plans to Win the Virtual Reality Race With PlayStation VR
- October 15, 2016

Sony is making a profit on PlayStation VR, according to Shawn Layden, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios. Some PlayStation 4 owners might be anxious to death with the gaming experience they get on the standard version compared to what the new PlayStation 4 Pro will be offering. (more...)
PlayStation VR: Sony releases virtual reality kit PlayStation VR: Sony releases virtual reality kit
- October 15, 2016

If you want a unit for the holidays - this may be one of your few chances as it looks like initial shipment batch are in limited quantity for select bundles, as are the PlayStation VR deal selections . The virtual screen stays static. Microsoft's Xbox One has held on to its title of best-selling console in the United States for three month in a row. (more...)
Samsung giving out credit to Galaxy Note 7 owners
- October 15, 2016

The company said it will expand sales of two other smartphones released in spring - the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge - quashing rumours that it may try to release updated versions of those devices. In the recall affecting about 2.5 million phones, the company proceeded in mid-September to deliver replacement phones, but the new batch continued to suffer from battery overheating, ultimately resulting in the definitive withdrawal of the product. (more...)
Verizon introduces PopData, pay as you go unlimited streaming Verizon introduces PopData, pay as you go unlimited streaming
- October 15, 2016

Verizon took the wraps off a new pay-as-you-go data feature today called PopData that could be a decent option for those with small data buckets who need to access a bunch of data while on the go. Described as an "all-you-can-stream data connection", PopData is available wherever there's network capacity. What do you guys think of Verizon's new PopData feature? Verizon also says that PopData session options depend on network availability. (more...)
Legal challenge to UK government's right to trigger Brexit begins
- October 15, 2016

Mrs May announced at the Conservative party conference that she intended doing so by the end of March next year. Before the High Court Mrs Miller was represented by Lord Pannick QC, one of the UK's star barristers. He said numerous rights enjoyed by lead claimant Gina Miller "will be removed. for example, Ms. Miller's right to free movement, her right to free movement of goods, her right to freedom of services across Europe". (more...)
PlayStation VR Sales In The PlayStation VR Sales In The "many hundreds of thousands" — Sony
- October 15, 2016

Layden made the comment after declining to say if they were thinking of doing a PSVR upgrade in the future, similar to the PS4 and PS4 Pro. An $800 or more gaming PC would be required to power the Vive which operates on Windows. According to Tech Crunch , PSVR is the new gold standard that offers a bright future for accessible and everyday use technology. The touch brings tactile responsive motion control to Virtual reality.The touch are a set of controllers created to interact with virtual ... (more...)
Date and price announced for Oculus Touch controllers
- October 15, 2016

If Oculus can launch this device before any other VR headset makers release their own, it could turn the tide in the company's favor. At Connect 3, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced a VR headset that works without cables. Details of the much-anticipated Touch controllers show that pre-orders will begin on October 10 and come bundled with VR Sports Challenge and The Unspoken . (more...)
Oculus Buys Low Power LED Display Company, InfiniLED Oculus Buys Low Power LED Display Company, InfiniLED
- October 15, 2016

In the past, VR hardware's hefty price tag has intimidated casual users and often kept the tech limited to niches like PC gaming, where Oculus has been a hit, but recent forecasts from Juniper Research suggest overall consumer VR spend could hit $50 billion in just five years' time, opening up a considerable market. (more...)
Apple needs to release new Macbooks soon or it's in big trouble
- October 15, 2016

Apple hasn't updated its line of MacBook Pros or MacBook Airs since last spring, over a year ago. For more of MacBook Pro 2016 rumors and updates, keep it here on Counselheal . According to Gotta Be Mobile, the design of the MacBook Pro 2016 will generally be improved upon recent models, which have followed a fairly similar design pattern. (more...)
Boy helps save brother after fiery crash that killed dad Boy helps save brother after fiery crash that killed dad
- October 15, 2016

The five-year-old boy who hasn't been identified by police was ejected from the truck. "He's a trooper. He was ejected". The employee said that the 5-year-old was running around as the toddler laid on the road. A witness ran to the scene and stayed with the children until authorities arrived. The older brother said their mom was driving an RV in front of them but kept going, apparently unaware there was a crash. (more...)
New Surface Pro expected at Microsoft October event New Surface Pro expected at Microsoft October event
- October 15, 2016

Some existing features of Surface Pro 4 are expected to still be included in the upgraded version of the tablet, including its touchscreen stylus that is attached to the gadget by a magnet. Although the upcoming event is focused on the future of Windows 10 and the corresponding hardware that will go with it, fans can not help but hope that the event will also include updates on the Surface Pro 5 and the Surface Phone. (more...)
Samsung warns of £4.3bn hit to profits from Note 7 saga Samsung warns of £4.3bn hit to profits from Note 7 saga
- October 15, 2016

South Korean electronics giant Samsung said today it expects to take a $3bn (£2.46bn) hit to its operating profit over the next two quarters because of the discontinuation of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone . Critics say the company may have hurried to push the product out on the market before it was ready. Samsung has sold 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 units but has so far confirmed 1.9 million units have been returned. (more...)

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