A handful of major tech companies have worked together to introduce VirtualLink, a new open industry standard that’ll hopefully result in a future where all headsets feature a USB-C port. The new specification was introduced today by a consortium led by Microsoft, Oculus, NVIDIA, AMD, and Valve. “VirtualLink is purpose-built for VR,” the consortium says. VirtualLink seeks a future where … Continue reading
Sony has taken the wraps off a special new PlayStation 4 Pro bundle that will be available starting early next month. The Marvel’s Spider-Man Limited Edition PS4 Pro bundle doesn’t merely add the video game in with an ordinary console — you get a special crimson red design with a large Spider-Man logo on the device’s top. Sony unveiled the … Continue reading
Ahead of the game’s release later this month comes the Marvel Powers United VR Special Edition Rift + Touch Bundle, a kit containing the Oculus VR headset and controllers, as well as the new Marvel virtual reality game. Gamers who already own the Oculus hardware can also preorder the new Marvel game now, ensuring they’ll have it as soon as … Continue reading
Not since Baywatch in the days of Pamela Anderson has silicone proved so fascinating to so many, as Apple using it in the third-generation butterfly keyboard on the controversial 2018 MacBook Pro. The reworked keys are, Apple insists, all about reducing noise, but that hasn’t stopped plentiful speculation that in reality they’re intended to address the spate of stuck buttons … Continue reading
This week the developer known as Amir Ziadi released version 3.6 of his Rootless Pixel Launcher for Android. Those users that’ve never used this launcher before – it’s good stuff. It’s ready to roll with just about everything you could possibly want that’s possible inside Oreo. All SORTS of features are jammed into this launcher, and it’s entirely free to … Continue reading
Facebook, like many companies, officially requires its users to be at least 13-years-old to use the platform. That hasn’t stopped many kids from using the service or parents from creating accounts for their children, though. Officially speaking, Facebook has a guidance for its reviewers to pause accounts belonging to minors, but it appears to have been only mildly enforced. That … Continue reading
If it can’t make you share more photos, Instagram instead plans to coax you into chatting, with a new feature underscoring the app’s direct messaging. Although direct messaged have long been offered on Instagram, they’re now getting status indicators which show whether someone is currently active. It’s a page out of Facebook Messenger’s book, where green dots superimposed on contacts’ … Continue reading
If you watch the following series trailer and think it’s not a film you’ll ever want to see, you’re not alone. Think of this amalgamation of elements to be something akin to Twilight or The Hunger Games – a book series made for young adults, then a film series made for adults. This is a DC Comics universe TV show … Continue reading
During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con today, BBC released the trailer for Doctor Who season 13, revealing the long-running show’s latest Doctor: Jodie Whittaker. This marks the first time a woman has played the Doctor role, marking a new milestone for the popular show. The trailer is more of a teaser at less than a minute in length, but … Continue reading
Hyundai has lowered the cost of its popular Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, with the 2018 car dropping more than $1.3k versus last year’s prices. The hybrid also lifts the all-electric range compared to its predecessor, with that rising by a mile to 28 miles, while a better-spec Limited model adds more standard technology including wireless charging. Two versions of the car … Continue reading
Wyze, the company that offers inexpensive home security cameras, has announced new Alexa support for its Cam and Cam Pan models. The support went live for users earlier this week, enabling them to control their Wyze security cameras via voice. As with other similarly supported security cameras, Wyze users will need to have an Alexa device featuring a screen, such … Continue reading
Fortnite‘s recent Playground mode was one of the most popular limited-time modes ever introduced for the game. It was so popular, in fact, that its launch brought Fortnite‘s matchmaking servers to their knees, sending the game into emergency maintenance shortly thereafter. It was a few days later that Playground mode returned to Fortnite, and now Epic has delivered an update … Continue reading
Huawei has launched its new TalkBand B5 fourth-generation wearable, an update to the company’s existing B3 model. The updated wearable features a much larger 1.13-inch AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass, as well as other improvements. Most notable is the TalkBand B5’s two-in-one hybrid functionality, which enables it to be used as a Bluetooth headset or a health tracker. Huawei … Continue reading
The first of the post-notch smartphone concepts has arrived, straight from China, where all awesome gadgets come first. When it came time to utilize the space normally apparently wasted by the home screen’s status bar, Apple decided to move its display up and its sensors down, creating a display notch for iPhone X. When Essential wanted the same thing – … Continue reading
Apple’s most potent MacBook Pro may have a cooling problem, but blame for the toasty Core i9’s throttling may not lie entirely at the Cupertino firm’s door. The 2018 MacBook Pro offers a six-core Core i9 processor for the first time, one of Intel’s fastest CPUs, and instantly became an object of lust for those wanting workstation performance from a … Continue reading
Battle royale is a genre that’s quickly taking the world by storm. On the heels of successful titles like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite, many developers have started implementing battle royale modes in their own games. This is starting to extend to long-running, triple-A game franchises as well, with Call of Duty and Battlefield both slated to get battle royale modes … Continue reading
It’s that time again: Nintendo has detailed another update for the Switch eShop, and this is going to be an exciting one for you Mega Man fans out there. The headliners this week are the two Mega Man X Legacy Collections, which serve as the follow ups to Capcom’s successful compilations focusing on the mainline Mega Man series. If you … Continue reading
A report released today revealed new inner workings of one of Google’s not-so-public projects: Fuchsia. This software development project is available for public viewing in SOME sense, and has been for some time, but the way Google’s using it remains largely a mystery. Today we’re to understand that Fuchsia’s reaching a crossroads, and that Google will soon need to decide … Continue reading
Apple’s software protocols allowing HomeKit compatibility without demanding IoT gadgets have a physical chip inside have finally made it into the wild. A new firmware version Belkin’s Wemo line-up of connected smart switches make them the first to gain support, which is widely expected to light a fire under Apple HomeKit adoption. Initially, Apple’s demands for security and ease of … Continue reading