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2016 is shaping up to be a big year for consumer virtual reality (VR) headsets. The Oculus Rift is now shipping to customers, and the HTC Vive is following closely behind. Then in October, the PlayStation VR will transform the PlayStation 4 gaming experience. But in order for gamers to take full advantage of their... Read more...
Two days ago 200,000 people pre-ordered the Tesla Model 3. As of today, the number has potentially skyrocketed to 300,000 pre-orders. Even Tesla CEO Elon Musk seems shocked by the number of people eager to get their hands on Tesla’s upcoming, more-affordable electric car. Musk took to Twitter this afternoon to... Read more...
The Oculus Rift hype train is just getting rolling but is already checking its brakes. We reported yesterday about privacy concerns that have been raised by early recipients. Now, it looks like some preorder customers have a little longer than anticipated wait time before delivery. The Rift has already seen a few... Read more...
The world of PlayStation gaming is ready to enter a new chapter. On Friday, Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment were dissolved to create a new company: Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). SIE, which is headquartered in San Mateo, California, is placing a huge emphasis on the PlayStation brand... Read more...
Apple turned a few heads and sparked quite a bit of interest when it announced the iPhone SE in late March. The iPhone SE, which comes from a company notorious for launching high-priced smartphones, includes the high performance internals of Apple’s current flagships at an attractive $399 starting price ($249 less... Read more...
Apple helped the change the way we interact with our smartphones when it introduced (not invented) Siri, the digital assistant that responds to voice commands. Whether it's firing off a text message or looking up the weather in Timbuktu, Siri can do it. She can do many things, actually, though up until recently, Siri... Read more...
The latest buzz from the gaming community is that Sony might be working on an upgraded version of its PlayStation 4 console, one that's built with a burlier GPU capable of playing games at 4K Ultra HD resolution. Nothing is yet official, but if Sony makes a bombshell announcement, will Microsoft follow suit with a... Read more...
The Oculus Rift has finally begun shipping to fans that have been eagerly anticipating their pre-orders.  For many, the Rift is the virtual reality device beat despite the best efforts of HTC, Sony, and others.  According to some, however, the Oculus Rift may come with a greater cost than its $599 pricetag and we... Read more...
Is there anything Chrome can't do? In addition to helping us browse the Internet with our desktops and mobile devices along with streaming content to our televisions, Google has added "meetings" to Chrome's growing repertoire. This venture is called Chromebase, and is in a way a "poor-man's Surface Hub" functionality... Read more...
There's still roughly a month and a half to go before Bethesda releases its Doom reboot to Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but in the meantime, there's a new live-action trailer with a gnarly soundtrack to get you pumped about pummeling "terrifying demons" using an assortment of "bad ass guns." Those are... Read more...
We’ve seen gremlins wreak havoc before, and it looks as though Department of Defense’s advanced research division, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is looking to create a little bit of mayhem on its own with aerial drones. DARPA has awarded contracts to four companies — Composite Engineering... Read more...
It's pretty much guaranteed that any April Fools' day is going to make you chuckle or at least smile at a joke, but for many Gmail users yesterday, April Fools' was no laughing matter at all. Before most people could even see Google's April Fools' gag "Mic Drop", we wrote about the company's decision to take it... Read more...
In case you been living under a rock for the past 24 hours, Tesla Motors unveiled its electric car for the masses, the Model 3, last night. As the follow-up to the award winning Model S and the eccentric Model X, the Model 3 has some big shoes to fill and customers are eagerly forking over down deposits to secure... Read more...
If you're one of the holdouts that doesn't believe eSports has a future, you may want to step back and look at the big picture, because it's here to stay and having significant impact. In fact, we're sure that many gamers who grew up any time before eSports began to explode is probably surprised that it wasn't so... Read more...
It’s just about time to close out another week, but before we go we’ve got a fresh batch of hot deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Dell XPS 13 (9343) Core i5-5200U based notebook, a TB WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive, Xbox Live or PS... Read more...
This April Fools day and like all others before it there's no shortage of good gags floating around the Web. As always, some jokes are obvious from a mile away, while others are subtle and require critical thinking. With whatever April Fools' will bring, one thing is a certainty: Google's going to have a chuckle or... Read more...
John McAfee is a lot of things. He's an antivirus pioneer who sold his McAfee antivirus technology to Intel; he's a Libertarian candidate for U.S. president; and he's an eccentric individual with a heck of a story to tell about his escape from Belize where he was a person of interest in a murder investigation. On top... Read more...
BlackBerry tried to put a positive spin on its earnings report for the wireless device maker's three months and fiscal year ended February 29, 2016, but investors balked, choosing instead to focus on a steep drop in the Canadian outfits overall revenue rather than gains in its software and services business. Total... Read more...
Early last month, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler revealed a proposal that would give low-income Americans a monthly subsidy to help cover the cost of home broadband Internet access. Wheeler explained that the subsidy would be made possible thanks to updates to the Lifeline program... Read more...
Following months of rumors and speculation, Apple two weeks ago did what everyone pretty much expected it would, which was announce a smaller size iPhone model with modern guts. Dubbed the iPhone SE, it's not so much a new iPhone as it is a shrinkage of the iPhone 6s. Lest there be any doubt about this, a teardown... Read more...
Based on personal experience, Amazon Prime is pretty awesome. It's loaded with perks that go above and beyond the free two-day shipping that's offered on millions of items, though that's still the main benefit. I'm a also a Sprint subscriber, and if you're one too, you can subscribe to Amazon Prime through an add-on... Read more...
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has been hyping up what will likely be the most important model ever for his decade-old electric car company for over a year now. Today, after much anticipation, we get our first look at the Model 3 in the flesh, and oh boy is it a beauty. If you were already enamored with the looks of the... Read more...
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