Lenovo’s new VR headset is coming for less than $400

Let's face it: With the way things are going, you won't be able to dodge virtual reality forever. That's exactly why Lenovo has been working on a relatively inexpensive VR headset for Windows machines, and we got the chance to strap one on and take it for a spin. Before we go any further, though, … Continue reading Lenovo’s new VR headset is coming for less than $400

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Dolby’s luscious Atmos surround sound is coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One

During the introduction of the Windows 10 Creators Update in October, Microsoft announced that Dolby Atmos sound would be coming to the Xbox One S. Turns out that's just the tip of the iceberg. Microsoft recently revealed that Dolby Atmos support is also coming to the original Xbox One and Windows 10 for PCs and tablets. There’s … Continue reading Dolby’s luscious Atmos surround sound is coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One

Hack Brief: Hackers Breach a Billion Yahoo Accounts. A Billion

In September, Yahoo had the unfortunate distinction of disclosing an enormous 500 million-account breach. Tough stuff. Somehow, though, the company seems to have topped even that staggering figure. Yahoo announced on Wednesday that hackers, in what’s likely a separate attack, compromised one billion of the company’s user accounts in August 2013. One billion. That makes … Continue reading Hack Brief: Hackers Breach a Billion Yahoo Accounts. A Billion

Magna reveals plan for hologram demonstration at CES

Magna International plans to use holograms to demonstrate its future mobility capabilities during the CES, or Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas in January. The Canadian auto parts maker said today it will use a Microsoft HoloLens mixed-reality experience and an advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) simulator to allow people to experience what the company … Continue reading Magna reveals plan for hologram demonstration at CES

Prescription lenses for Snapchat’s Spectacles just got cheaper

While Snapchat's Spectacles are pretty neat, they're not ideal for those who need prescription lenses. A couple weeks ago, however, Rochester Optical announced that it would offer corrective lenses for the video-recording glasses for only $99. That sounds pretty good, right? Well, GlassesUSA announced today that it would offer the same thing starting at only … Continue reading Prescription lenses for Snapchat’s Spectacles just got cheaper

Google introduces WebVR API to latest Chrome beta on Android

Google shared that the latest beta of Chrome for Android has adopted the WebVR API which will allow users to enjoy online content through Chrome with a VR headset. In the pat, you might have come across content on the web that asks you to toss your phone into a headset to view, but those … Continue reading Google introduces WebVR API to latest Chrome beta on Android

The Future of Bitcoin Is Not as a Digital Currency

CIRCLE UNVEILED ITSELF at a bitcoin conference in 2014, vowing to take the digital currency mainstream. But like so many other startups that embraced this big idea at around the same time, its mission has changed. In January, I met Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire for coffee in San Francisco. Even then, he was careful to … Continue reading The Future of Bitcoin Is Not as a Digital Currency

verizon won’t push Samsung’s Note 7 bricking update

Early this morning Samsung announced plans to finally extinguish the on-going fire that is the Note 7 once and for all here in the States by way of a software update that won’t allow the troubled phone to charge at all. Apparently not everyone involved is onboard with the move. Verizon quickly issued a follow … Continue reading verizon won’t push Samsung’s Note 7 bricking update

Leap Motion will bring your hands into mobile VR

Leap Motion has been working on making your interactions in VR as realistic as possible, but it's only been available to desktop or console systems. Now, the company has expanded its scope to mobile devices with its new Mobile Platform, designed for "untethered, battery-powered virtual and augmented reality devices." It has built a reference system … Continue reading Leap Motion will bring your hands into mobile VR