The Rebirth of the Personal Computer

The Rebirth of the Personal Computer

Still, I think this is going to lead to a class of wearable computers that will let users define the size of the virtual display, wear the device for extended periods, increasingly use a voice interface (which certainly will promote office-based noise canceling headphones), and perhaps eliminate the need for smartphones, tablets and PCs as we know them.

Small Biz Reaps Major Benefits With Oracle Autonomous Database

Small Biz Reaps Major Benefits With Oracle Autonomous Database

When a CPG customer makes a special request, Miller says that thanks to the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, Drop Tank simply can spin up a new database automatically in about an hour, without the traditional overhead of building, tuning and maintaining it.

Oculus Rift S Review – A Good Choice for VR Newcomers, a Difficult Choice for VR Vets

Oculus Rift S Review – A Good Choice for VR Newcomers, a Difficult Choice for VR Vets

Even if not comparing the Rift S speakers to the original Rift’s pretty darn good headphones, the Rift S audio quality still leaves me wanting, and even Oculus Quest’s hidden speakers seem to do a better job thanks to offering up a bit more bass.

The Rise of Headless Commerce

The Rise of Headless Commerce

As brands have increased the amount of website content that must be updated regularly, they increasingly have been seeing the advantage of decoupling that content layer from the business layer, while ensuring their customers have a seamless experience between consuming content and making purchases.

EU Gives Nod to 'Big Brother' Biometrics Database

EU Gives Nod to 'Big Brother' Biometrics Database

For example, the European Data Protection Supervisor, in an opinion on the new information framework supporting CIR, noted that provisions for "reasonable grounds" to access non-law enforcement data systems had been removed from the law.

Apple to Focus on Productivity With Next macOS, iOS Releases

Apple to Focus on Productivity With Next macOS, iOS Releases

There are a number of third-party products on the market to add an iPad as a second display for a Mac, but the feature will become native to Apple's desktops and laptops with the next version of macOS, version 10.15, according to 9to5Mac. The feature, referred to internally as "sidecar," reportedly can be accessed by hovering a Mac's cursor over the green button to maximize a window in macOS.

Valve Index to release 15 June 2019, according to Steam mistake

Valve Index to release 15 June 2019, according to Steam mistake

The Valve Index, an upcoming VR headset, is set to release on 15 June, according to a Steam page that was temporarily up. Tom Ffiske specialises in writing about VR, AR, and MR across the immersive reality industry.

Valve Index virtual reality headset to take on Oculus, Sony

Valve Index virtual reality headset to take on Oculus, Sony

Facebook's Oculus VR division and its upcoming $399 Oculus Rift S would likely compete against Valve's Index for displaying intricately detailed and complex video games and VR worlds.

Mark Zuckerberg says the internet needs a ‘more active role’ for regulators

Mark Zuckerberg says the internet needs a ‘more active role’ for regulators

He outlines four broad areas where he feels that new regulation is needed: data portability, election integrity, harmful content, and privacy. Zuckerberg believes regulations are needed for data portability, election integrity, harmful content, and privacy.

The Origins of Lone Echo

The Origins of Lone Echo

We started off thinking that there were certain goals that we wanted to hit with a certain moment but realising how many people reacted differently to the same exact thing we put in front of them made us realise that it wasn’t about just a single outcome, it’s multiple outcomes and they’re all valid.

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.

Virtual reality could improve your balance, study finds

Virtual reality could improve your balance, study finds

The study shows that the human balance system can very quickly cease to rely on vision and use other senses instead, such as sensory information from the feet, joints and muscles to increase postural stability.

Gun stocks and their place in the VR FPS esports scene

Gun stocks and their place in the VR FPS esports scene

VRespawn reached out to some members of the Onward Master League (OML) and the wider VR FPS community to see why they chose their particular set-up and explored the advantages and disadvantages of those (and other) stocks.

'Virtual pharmacology' advance tackles universe of unknown drugs

'Virtual pharmacology' advance tackles universe of unknown drugs

In recent years, rapid developments in atomic-scale molecular imaging and virtual pharmacology, both pioneered at UCSF, have made it possible to resolve the chemical structures of important biological targets of interest, then to rapidly simulate how millions of drug-like molecules would bind to these targets -- without the need to physically synthesize and test any but the very best drug candidates in the real world.

Facebook: Oculus Go "Contributed To Revenue Growth"

Facebook: Oculus Go "Contributed To Revenue Growth"

When explaining this increase, Wehr included the marketing cost of Oculus Go: In addition to continued investment in infrastructure, safety & security, and innovation, expenses were also driven by seasonal factors – including marketing efforts, notably the promotion of Portal and Oculus Go. This likely refers to the celebrity marketing campaign Facebook threw in fall.

Withings Health Mate: Essential guide

Withings Health Mate: Essential guide

More motivation: Reminders and Goals There are more effective ways to try to give yourself a Health Mate kick up the backside without any Withings-owning friends.

Insta360 Titan is an 11K, eight-lens beast of a VR camera

Insta360 Titan is an 11K, eight-lens beast of a VR camera

Much like all the recent Insta360 cameras, the Titan supports the company's renowned 9-axis FlowState Stabilization, meaning you can run around with it and still get impressively stable footage -- so long as you have a way of carefully handling the bulk.

Skyworld: An Enjoyable Conquest Game – My Virtual Journey – Hasko7

Skyworld: An Enjoyable Conquest Game – My Virtual Journey – Hasko7

I found this movement quite smooth and definitely appreciate developers who create games that allow for seated play. I’ve only played the single player campaign and although I usually prefer multi-player games, I’ve actually enjoyed the solitude in the campaign mode.

Oracle and the JEDI Contract

Oracle and the JEDI Contract

The single-award approach is contrary to well established procurement requirements and is out of sync with industry's multi-cloud strategy, which promotes constant competition, fosters rapid innovation and lowers prices." To be clear, Glueck was referring to Oracle's next-generation cloud technology.

Google Shows Off New Android Dev Tools

Google Shows Off New Android Dev Tools

"Official support from the Android development team means that folding phones are being taken seriously as a new type of device," said Brandon Ackroyd, head of customer insight at Tiger Mobiles .

Google Shows Off New Android Dev Tools

Google Shows Off New Android Dev Tools

While Google's new developer support augurs well for Samsung and other manufacturers working on foldable devices, Ackroyd does not think it means foldable phones are going to be the must-have product of the future.

Oracle, the Hardware Company

Oracle, the Hardware Company

So meeting the security challenges in the market today requires insulating customer data in memory from the outside world. Significantly, cloud computing can make this approach to security affordable to smaller businesses, and Oracle announced an offering that can place OCI on premises in more well-heeled organizations.

Amazon's Shift

Amazon's Shift

However, Amazon has been a relentless competitor on price, even in the face of Oracle's claims to be the low-cost producer in the market, because when teamed with its high-performance database hardware it handles workloads faster and doesn't charge for use during downtime.

Apple Watch cellular guide: How to get LTE on your smartwatch

Apple Watch cellular guide: How to get LTE on your smartwatch

The first step you need to take is to remove the service plan already set up on your Apple Watch and add a new one.

Quirky but Useful Gifts: Rob Enderle's 2018 Personal Tech Product Guide

Quirky but Useful Gifts: Rob Enderle's 2018 Personal Tech Product Guide

I use this as much like a portable desktop computer as I do a laptop, and I think this thing would be ideal for someone going to school who needs the flexibility of two screens but wants the carry weight of a tablet, to avoid having to carry a ton of weight.

Will Oracle Roil the DB Market?

Will Oracle Roil the DB Market?

All of the cloud software starting with the autonomous database on view this week at OpenWorld -- like security, self-patching capability and apps -- would be vastly different if the database was still running primarily on disk drives. Oracle's upturn relies on the convergence of hardware, software, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and a sharp turn to cloud computing.

Best Black Friday furniture deals 2018

Best Black Friday furniture deals 2018

If a new piece of furniture is on your wish list, this is the perfect time to invest as the internet is awash with amazing deals on everything from beds to sofas and homeware accessories. Best Black Friday mattress deals:

Digitizing Individuals: How Digital Identities Can Fix the Internet and the World Around It

Digitizing Individuals: How Digital Identities Can Fix the Internet and the World Around It

This works a bit like the Internet’s DNS system: following identification, a string of complicated characters (the user’s public key) is represented as a human-readable address that resembles a domain or an email address. Secondly, the basis for your Avatar isn’t an account or key, but your actual, real-life identity, as perceived by other humans.

How to enable Running Auto Pause on the Apple Watch

How to enable Running Auto Pause on the Apple Watch

Unfortunately, you can't change this on the Apple Watch itself, with the only way to currently toggle auto-pausing workouts coming through the iPhone's Watch app. Really, even if you're out running where there are no roads, having auto-pause on is handy just for the odd occasion when you may forget to end your workout.

Will Oracle Roil the DB Market?

Will Oracle Roil the DB Market?

All of the cloud software starting with the autonomous database on view this week at OpenWorld -- like security, self-patching capability and apps -- would be vastly different if the database was still running primarily on disk drives.