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Valve Index VR Headset Now Official: Specs, Price, And Release Date

Valve Index VR Headset Now Official: Specs, Price, And Release Date The headset itself is nothing to sneeze at, and is one of the first real attempts at making mixed reality more than a forethought on VR-first hardware. The premium price isn't without justification. While we can't say precisely how these adjustments work without testing out an Index for ourselves, Valve does claim that "95%" of human heads will fit perfectly into the headset with a few tweaks. [Full Article...]

Facebook Is Turning Into Tinder With New ‘Secret Crush’ Feature

Facebook Is Turning Into Tinder With New ‘Secret Crush’ Feature The company has been plagued by public data breaches that have captured the attention of regulators worldwide. "Haha, good times", one Twitter user said, reminding the online community of the Cambridge Analytica scandal a year ago, in which it was revealed that a British political consulting firm had purchased information on over 87 million Facebook users. [Full Article...]

Oculus Quest review: can this save VR?

Oculus Quest review: can this save VR? The Oculus Quest is launching this month, and aims to deliver a "console like" experience for VR gaming. This time past year, we saw Oculus beginning to experiment with all-in-one VR headsets thanks to the Oculus Go. The company is now taking pre-orders for both on Oculus' official website. With its inside-out tracking you will be ready to go (without any base stations being required), as lo... [Full Article...]

Google Chrome bug can allow phishing attacks using inception bar

Google Chrome bug can allow phishing attacks using inception bar Last year Chrome began blocking adverts that were deemed to be annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. This is a useful feature when scrolling on a smaller screen, as the user can see more more content in the limited space provided. [Full Article...]

Apple Is No Longer the iPhone Company

Apple Is No Longer the iPhone Company Apple also said its board had authorized an additional $75 billion in share repurchases and raised its dividend by 5 percent. Wednesday was a great day for Apple, as its shares surged by 6% to $213.97, which brought the market capitalization of the company to over $986. [Full Article...]

The Moto E6 could be the next budget offering from Motorola

The Moto E6 could be the next budget offering from Motorola In fact, since 2014 the company has introduced a total of nine devices as part of the popular Moto E series. Per Mishaal Rahman , XDA's Editor-in-Chief, the Moto E6 is codenamed "surfna" and will be launching on US carriers (though it's unclear which ones at this point). [Full Article...]

Seagulls Block Traffic Camera, Become Internet Sensation

Seagulls Block Traffic Camera, Become Internet Sensation Two seagulls have gained notoriety online after starring in footage from a traffic camera in London. "Waiting to spot a nice auto to plop on", one person wrote . "Is he advising people not to take any left terns?" one man asked. And a fourth comic said: "Looks like they have a bird's eye view of things". As of Wednesday morning, the clip has been liked almost 60,000 times and has racked up ... [Full Article...]

Anki is closing the doors on its toy robot business

Anki is closing the doors on its toy robot business Robotics company Anki , the manufacturer of an adorable line of tiny home robots like Cozmo and its bigger brother, the £250 Vector , has unexpectedly and abruptly folded, Recode reported on Monday. He and other company leaders declined comment Tuesday, but a spokesman said the company was "exploring all options to keep our products functioning and cloud services running". [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL arriving on May 8

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL arriving on May 8 Both phones have a headphone jack, something we missed on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . In addition, you'll get a portrait mode, Motion Auto Focus, and unlimited Google Photos storage. Most of it corroborates what has already been leaked . In other words, they pretty much said the same thing. Moving on to the internal aspect, it's suggested once again today that both the Google Pixel 3a a... [Full Article...]

Omaha Beach: Kentucky Derby Favorite Scratched from Race

Omaha Beach: Kentucky Derby Favorite Scratched from Race The Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper said Churchill Downs confirmed the horse has been "scratched due to an entrapped epiglottis". It also was a jarring reversal of fortune for jockey Mike Smith , who chose to ride Omaha Beach over Baffert trainee Roadster in the weeks leading up to the race. [Full Article...]

New Google feature will automatically delete your personal data

New Google feature will automatically delete your personal data This should provide users with a happy medium between " Google has no idea where I live, or what kind of content I want" and " Google has access to everywhere I've ever been, and everything I've ever seen online". The new auto-delete controls don't really afford users a huge amount of control - there are only two time frames to choose between - but it will be welcomed by some as being better tha... [Full Article...]

Tiles, yes tiles, comes to Google Wear OS

Tiles, yes tiles, comes to Google Wear OS Just last week we were lamenting the current state of Wear OS, and today Google has unveiled the next incremental swipe forward for their beleaguered wearable OS - meet Tiles. This is something else that would be of great benefit to Wear OS users but we expect it will eventually make it there as it could be such a boon for Wear OS users. [Full Article...]

Epic Games Acquires 'Rocket League' Developer Psyonix

Epic Games Acquires 'Rocket League' Developer Psyonix According to them, the business transaction "significantly increases our potential reach and resources, just like it does for the game itself". Unsurprisingly, the Steam store page for the game is being flooded with negative reviews. "We've been working closely with Epic since the early days of Unreal Tournament , and we've survived changing tides as partners, so combining forces makes sense in m... [Full Article...]

New Instagram will take worry out of being liked

New Instagram will take worry out of being liked Starting on Tuesday in the U.S., users will be able to add a "donation" sticker to their Story. Once the Story is live, people can swipe up to view the amount raised. These features will be tested with select users starting this week. " We don't want Instagram to feel like a competition ", Adam Mosseri , Head of Instagram , said. [Full Article...]

Energizer's 18000 mAh Battery Phone Fundraising Campaign Was An Epic Fail

The only deals that were claimed are the early bird US$549 single unit (down from US$699) - only 7 of 200 and the US$1,587 3x pack (3 claimed). This brick-like smartphone could last up to 96 hours of music playback, up to 48 hours of playback, or up to 50 days of standby. [Full Article...]

Apple: Parental Control Apps Were Pulled for Security Reasons

Apple: Parental Control Apps Were Pulled for Security Reasons Some of the removals of these monitoring apps happened right after Screen Time became a part of iOS 12 . " Apple's tools, they add, aren't as aggressive about limiting screen time and don't provide as many options". "We are looking forward to introducing more relevant features and initiatives to help Indian users be safe and continue to enhance their experience with Tik-Tok", said Helena Ler... [Full Article...]

Nubia Red Magic 3: Smartphone With Cooling Fans, 8K Camera Revealed

Nubia Red Magic 3: Smartphone With Cooling Fans, 8K Camera Revealed Nubia has announced a new gaming flagship, the Red Magic 3 . It has ICE 2.0 stereo multi-dimensional cooling system that comes with a fan inside the smartphone, which doesn't let the device to get heated and eventually you can play as long as you want. [Full Article...]

Valve Index VR headset fully detailed: Price, specs, release date

Valve Index VR headset fully detailed: Price, specs, release date While they're somewhat similar to the Touch controllers from Oculus in the way they encircle each hand, a built-in strap wraps around your palm and keeps the controllers attached to you even if you let go of the grip. What stands out here is Valve's refresh rate, which at 120hz / 144hz is incredibly high compared to existing systems. Each controller has sensors that can tell how hard you squee... [Full Article...]

This is Motorola's upcoming Razr foldable

This is Motorola's upcoming Razr foldable The phone is quite reminiscent of the original Motorola Razr cellphone which was announced a long time ago. The hinge is present across the middle of the display allowing the phone to be folded into a clamshell form factor. Including a charging dock, protective case, plus the standard USB-C cable and earphone. We are still unsure when will the Motorola Razr become official, but Lenovo is... [Full Article...]

Huawei announces VIP customer service for Huawei P30 Pro customers in India

Huawei announces VIP customer service for Huawei P30 Pro customers in India Honor is the latest OEM to have a yet to be released smartphone leaked, the Honor 20 Pro. The P30 Pro also features the Huawei Acoustic Display Technology, which means that it has an in-screen maglev speaker for high-quality earpiece audio. [Full Article...]


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