GDC 2019 Hands-On: Oculus Quest Feels Like A Turning Point For VR

GDC 2019 Hands-On: Oculus Quest Feels Like A Turning Point For VR

A topic I’ve seen come up a lot is the assumption that three external Rift camera sensors will be able to do a better job tracking your controllers than the inside-out tracking system of Quest.

HP’s new Reverb VR headset sports super high resolutions and a lightweight design

HP’s new Reverb VR headset sports super high resolutions and a lightweight design

In addition to the resolution bump, which currently makes HP’s headset one of the highest-fidelity offerings on the VR market, both versions of the Reverb also come with an expanded 114-degree field of view.

How to connect Apple AirPods to your MacBook, PC and other Bluetooth devices

How to connect Apple AirPods to your MacBook, PC and other Bluetooth devices

Connecting Apple AirPods to a MacBook, PC or another Bluetooth device isn't quite as straightforward as pairing it to an iPhone or iPad. While the smart earbuds hit it off instantly with an iOS deice when taken out of the charging case, there's a couple more hurdles to jump over when pairing to a the likes of a Mac. Thankfully for you, we're here to help.

Smart assistants on wearables tipped for big things in latest future-gazing report

Smart assistants on wearables tipped for big things in latest future-gazing report

According to its Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker (which includes wireless headphones with smart assistants), it forecasts that the wearable market will grow by 15.3% over the previous year to 198.5 million units by the end of the 2019.

Apple's reality: All the latest details on Apple's AR exploits

Apple's reality: All the latest details on Apple's AR exploits

This matches up with an earlier Bloomberg report, which says Apple had been in talks with potential suppliers for components of a glasses-like device late in 2016, and "has ordered small quantities of near-eye displays from one supplier" for testing purposes.

HoloLens 2 vs Magic Leap One: what is the best AR headset in 2019?

HoloLens 2 vs Magic Leap One: what is the best AR headset in 2019?

With its new hand tracking system and voice recognition technology, the Microsoft HoloLens 2 far surpasses the Magic Leap One in terms of tracking and control options.

Fitbit Pay: Everything you need to know

Fitbit Pay: Everything you need to know

Fitbit Pay is essentially the company's equivalent to the likes of Apple Pay and Google Pay, harnessing the wearable's built-in NFC chip to let the user make payments by just tapping the wrist on a contactless payment terminal.

Fitbit Ionic 2 is happening, says CEO, despite first smartwatch's poor reception

Fitbit Ionic 2 is happening, says CEO, despite first smartwatch's poor reception

However, company CEO James Park told us that its high-end Ionic smartwatch, launched last year, will get a follow-up at some point. “It’s possible a lot of these features become table stakes at some point, but it’s not there yet.” Fitbit’s using its new lineup as an excuse for some spring cleaning.

The best kids smartwatches 2019: Top options with games, GPS tracking and more

The best kids smartwatches 2019: Top options with games, GPS tracking and more

Features include GPS for location tracking and an SOS alarm, while 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth support and the built-in camera help provide text, voice and video calling wherever your child is.

Bye bye Microsoft Band: A tale of how not to make a wearable

Bye bye Microsoft Band: A tale of how not to make a wearable

But wait, Microsoft let you wear it an alternative way with the Band's screen sitting on the inside of the wrist. It was hard to look beyond such a dramatic design failure and appreciate the few positives that Microsoft did manage to deliver with the two Bands.

Nexus review

Nexus review

Nexus is a wearable device that wants to cover those complex tracking bases putting the focus on measuring reps and sets from your session automatically.

Microsoft Band has a few months left to live with software support set to be turned off

Microsoft Band has a few months left to live with software support set to be turned off

That means you have worn the Band on your wrist and completed a data sync from the Band to the Health Dashboard between 12 January 2018 and the 3 January 2019.

Learn VR Programming: Tips, tricks, and guides to develop VR and AR applications |

Learn VR Programming: Tips, tricks, and guides to develop VR and AR applications |

Whether you’re learning to code C#, develop in Unity, or build VR/AR apps, there are core skills and pieces of advice you should know. The Basics: Choosing a 3D Game Engine Okay, so you’re learning to develop VR/AR programs on your own.

HTC Unveiling Vive Focus Plus Headset with 6 Degrees of Freedom

HTC Unveiling Vive Focus Plus Headset with 6 Degrees of Freedom

Sound has also been improved to include ultrasonic tracking, while lenses in Vive Focus Plus headset are completely new. With HTC Vive Focus Plus headset, we get the sense of completion rather than novelty.

How to watch 3D movies and use the external hard drive on PlayStation 4

How to watch 3D movies and use the external hard drive on PlayStation 4

Sony has released a software update (version 4.50, codenamed Sasuke) for PlayStation 4 (PS4) that brings many new features to the device, including the long-awaited support for external hard drives.

All you need to know on Azure Kinect

All you need to know on Azure Kinect

Actually, with much joy, we discovered months ago that Microsoft clearly understood the potential of the Kinect: it teased that it was going to release a new Kinect sensor, that was connected to Azure.

All you need to know on HoloLens 2

All you need to know on HoloLens 2

As Alex of Leap Motion explained me, using carefully studied sounds and visual feedback when the user touches a virtual object, it is possible to create a sense of fake touch, that can make the experience more realistic.

Samsung Unveils New S10s, Pushes Envelope With Fold

Samsung Unveils New S10s, Pushes Envelope With Fold

The Galaxy Fold "Occasionally a new device is introduced that overcomes expectations and sets the industry on a new path," said Samsung's Koh. "We had to develop brand new ways to design, develop and manufacture" to make the Galaxy Fold, said Justin Denison, Samsung's senior vice president of product marketing.

​How to get music on your Wear smartwatch

​How to get music on your Wear smartwatch

1. Setting up Play Music While you can control other music apps on your phone from your wrist, including Spotify, Google Play Music is currently the only one that lets you store and play music right from your watch, without any need for a phone connection.

The Vive Focus Plus is HTC’s answer to the Oculus Quest

The Vive Focus Plus is HTC’s answer to the Oculus Quest

While there's no price for the Vive Focus Plus yet (the original costs $599 ), HTC has shared that it'll be available some time in Q2 2019 across 25 markets worldwide. That's a significant change from the original Vive Focus' China-only launch.

HTC announces full 6 DOF standalone headset Vive Focus Plus (+ thorough review on its 6 DOF controllers)

HTC announces full 6 DOF standalone headset Vive Focus Plus (+ thorough review on its 6 DOF controllers)

On the Vive Focus Plus, the first two points of the above list won’t be needed anymore , so you will only have to pair the controllers to enjoy full hands freedom.

What to expect from next-gen HoloLens

What to expect from next-gen HoloLens

Honestly, I think that for some compromises that are necessary for every next-gen hardware (e.g. sacrificing the image quality to increase battery duration), Microsoft won’t be able to reach that maximum and so it will ship a device with around 60-65° FOV , that is anyway bigger than the one of Magic Leap (that has a horizontal FOV of 50°).

Xplora Go is a wearable that's built for pets, kids and the elderly

Xplora Go is a wearable that's built for pets, kids and the elderly

Xplora, the Norwegian company best known for its kids smartwatches has officially announced its new Go wearable that's designed for all ages. Xplora already offers smartwatches for children and its Care watch for the elderly, so those uses cases are not new territory for the company.

The A - Z of wearable tech

The A - Z of wearable tech

How most health and fitness wearable tech makes itself useful - collecting data about your body or its performance. The only person patient enough to buy, wear and use most wearable tech before late 2014.

Microsoft HoloLens 2: Everything we know so far about the mixed reality headset

Microsoft HoloLens 2: Everything we know so far about the mixed reality headset

Microsoft is the most seasoned of the major augmented reality players, having released its HoloLens headset long before Apple and Google started experimenting with the medium through smartphones.

Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 arrival ahead of MWC 2019

Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 arrival ahead of MWC 2019

Microsoft has dropped its biggest hint yet that the HoloLens 2 is ready for launch, with the company releasing a teaser video indicating Barcelona's MWC 2019 will mark the arrival of the new augmented reality headset.

How to unpair and reset your Apple Watch (and how to pair to a new iPhone)

How to unpair and reset your Apple Watch (and how to pair to a new iPhone)

If you still have your old iPhone and you want to pair the Apple Watch to a new device, follow below: More Apple Watch explainers

HP ‘Copper’ WMR Headset Rumored to Sport Ridiculously High Resolution

HP ‘Copper’ WMR Headset Rumored to Sport Ridiculously High Resolution

Codenamed HP Copper, the new Virtual Reality device from Hewlett Packard may make its dramatic appearance this year, if not the next. Rather than matching the currently highest WMR resolution on the market, Copper is doubling the number of pixels shown on displays.

The best GPS kids tracker watches 2019: Child safety wearables round up

The best GPS kids tracker watches 2019: Child safety wearables round up

$99, Amazon | angelsense.com HereO V2 The HereO is the first GPS tracking device cleverly disguised to look like a cute, colourful watch, so little ones can show off and tell the time while you keep tabs on their whereabouts via your iOS or Android device.

Haptic VR Gun Accessory ‘ForceTube’ Headed to Kickstarter Later This Month

Haptic VR Gun Accessory ‘ForceTube’ Headed to Kickstarter Later This Month

ProTubeVR , the Marseilles, France-based makers of the titular VR gunstock accessory, is hoping to make a splash later this month with a Kickstarter campaign for a new haptic devkit that promises to dial-up immersion in VR shooters.

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