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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite loading screen (Source: Own)

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite now live (almost) globally

Announced in early November 2017 and released as a Beta back in April/May (New Zealand/Australia), Harry Potter: Wizards Unite finally became available for the general public — on both Android and iOS — on June 21. However, this m...
An up-to-date render for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Business Today)

TOF camera now projected for Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Samsung has just allegedly trademarked a product called "Make & Play 3D", which apparently involves a time-of-flight (TOF) module that brings depth-sensing to devices such as smartphones. This suggests that upcoming releases from ...
An OLED micro-display. (Source: Road to VR)

The micro-display market will be worth over US$3 billion by 2025

A micro-display is a panel that may be made of conventional materials such as OLED or LCD, yet are 2 inches at most on the diagonal. They are incorporated into everyday devices such as digital cameras, and in emerging categories s...
Games will almost certainly make a huge market in the near future. (Source: Medical Xpress)

The games industry could be worth up to US$179 billion in 5 years

The video-game industry could accrue as much as US$179.1 billion by 2024. This is in line with a new market-research report on the subject. This valuation may be driven by conventional platforms such as mobile devices, PCs and con...
Game of Thrones' Beyond the Wall is set to launch on VIVEPORT. (Source: HBO)

HTC's VIVEPORT is offering its subscribers a trip beyond the Wall of Westeros

Viveport Infinity is a service that pulls together VR experiences from numerous different publishers for a single monthly fee. To this end, "Beyond the Wall", an HBO/Game of Thrones product, launches on this platform tomorrow (Ma...
The new Bose Headphones 700 offer 11 levels of noise cancelling for US$399. (Source: Bose)

Bose Headphones 700 are its all-new US$399 noise-cancelling cans

Bose has launched an all-new range of premium noise cancelling headphones. The first to hit the market is the new Headphones 700 that packs in 11 levels of noise cancellation.
The new Smart Viewer Reference Design is based on the Snapdragon XR1 Platform. (Source: Legit Reviews)

Qualcomm unveils a new Smart Viewer Reference Design

Qualcomm is at the Augmented World Expo (AWE) to launch its new Snapdragon Smart Viewer Reference Design. It is a reference VR headset based on the XR1 Platform. This device has a DJI display, up-to-date controllers, interfaces an...
The new Oculus Quest. (Source: Oculus)

Oculus Quest now available, starts at $399 for a 64GB set

The Quest is Oculus' first all-in-one virtual reality (VR) headset. It is available for sale from today (May 21, 2019). It is also a truly wireless VR set, and uses the company's imaging and touch-sensor technology to deliver this...
The HTC Vive VR set. (Source: B&H)

The VR gaming market will be worth just over US$40 billion in 5 years

According to a new report, the virtual reality (VR) gaming market will grow from its most recent US$10.3 billion valuation to one of $40.2 billion in 2024. This is likely to be driven by advancements in VR equipment design and fun...
The alleged Intel patent in image form. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Intel may be working on a particularly futuristic smartphone

According to a patent filed with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), Intel may be considering the manufacture of its own smartphone. This device may follow the dual-display trend set by Vivo and Nubia, and also allegedl...
The 2-in-1 notebook category may grow at the highest rate between now and 2025. (Source: AO.com)

The global notebook market will be worth just over US$100 billion in 6 years

The latest report by the market analysis group Grand View Research indicates that the laptop market will be worth US$108.91 billion worldwide by 2025. This is based on data collected from 2014 to 2019, and shows that the segment f...
Slightly Mad's Mad Box console project has been affected by Google Stadia. (Image source: Trusted Reviews)

The future of Slightly Mad's Mad Box console that proposed VR gaming at 120 FPS is looking grim

An executive for Slightly Mad Studios has admitted that the future development of the Mad Box console is looking “questionable”. Slightly Mad, which is the company behind the Project CARS series of games, revealed it was planning ...
The Oculus Quest is powered by a Snapdragon 835. (Source: Oculus)

The Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S are inbound on May 21, pre-orders now open

Facebook’s Oculus has announced that its two newest VR headsets will begin shipping on May 21. The Oculus Quest is the company’s first all-in-one VR gaming system while the Oculus Rift S is the successor t the original Oculus Rift...
Samsung will most likely launch a gaming smartphone together with the PlayGalaxy Link mobile gaming service. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung may launch its PlayGalaxy Link mobile gaming service together with a gaming smartphone

Apple already announced its Apple Arcade gaming service, and Samsung clearly does not want to miss on this big opportunity, as the gaming industry is enticed by streaming services like the Google Stadia. Samsung's upcoming PlayGal...
The Nikon Z 7 full-frame camera is part of the "Capture the Savings" event. (Source: Nikon)

Nikon's latest sale offers numerous discounts on its Z Series full-frame cameras, some DSLRs and lenses

Today (28 April 2019), Nikon opens its "Capture the Savings" event. It offers "instant savings" on products such as the award-winning Z Series full-frame camera bodies, as well as the D-series DLSRs and many types of Nikkor lenses...
The classic Legend of Zelda title is indeed coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019. (Source: Engadget)

Nintendo financial report confirms new Pokemon and Zelda titles in 2019

Nintendo's latest earnings report covers the years ending March 2018 and 2019. They show generally positive results, including a 13.7% year-on-year increase in net sales. The text of this report also states that the release of Pok...
This new AI method of converting video to playable characters may be the evolution of the Animoji and its ilk. (Source: MacRumors)

Facebook researchers develop AI method to convert videos of people into playable game characters

A trio of IT researchers affiliated with Facebook have created a new method to turn a video of an individual performing a series of actions (e.g. a dance) into a 3D 'game character'. This character - and its associated movements -...
Sony confirms PlayStation 5 specifications: 7 nm Zen 2 CPU, Navi GPU, 8K, 3D audio, and more

Sony confirms PlayStation 5 specifications: 7 nm Zen 2 CPU, Navi GPU, 8K, 3D audio, and more

Mark Cerny, lead architect behind the PlayStation 4, has confirmed several details about the specifications of Sony's next-generation console. The PlayStation 5, as it is rumored to be called, will run on an AMD APU consisting of ...
Rey as she appears in the first trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (Source: Disney)

Star Wars: Vader Immortal game trailer, artwork leaks for Jedi Fallen Order and Episode IX trailer

It’s a big day for Star Wars fans. The first trailer for the Episode IX, officially titled “The Rise of Skywalker,” has landed, along with the first game-play trailer for the new “Vader Immortal” VR game and leaked artwork from Re...
Marvel's Iron Man VR is currently in development. (Source: IGN)

Sony announces 4.2 million PlayStation VR headset sales; Iron Man VR should help sell some more

Sony has revealed in a PlayStation blog post that 4.2 million PlayStation VR headsets have been sold worldwide up to March 3. The PlayStation VR device was released in October 2016 and had passed one million sales by June 2017. A ...
The new Oculus Rift S is an iterative improvement over the original. (Source: Oculus)

Oculus and HP reveal new VR headsets

Oculus and HP have unveiled their latest VR headsets during GDC week in San Francisco. The new headsets are a step up their previous efforts and feature improved optics, comfort and overall performance.
In addition to the growing game library that already has more than 500 titles, GeForce Now will allow users to bring their own games from platforms like Steam. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud gaming platform is ready for launch

Nvidia's own game streaming service is currently featuring more than 500 game titles, and users will be able to bring more games from platforms like Steam. Backed by new RTX blade servers with scalable RTX 2080 performance and bla...
The Oculus Rift VR headset was released in 2016. (Source: PCMag)

Oculus Rift is the most popularly used VR headset on Steam

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has been surveyed as the most popular VR hardware utilized by Steam users. The rival headset from HTC, the Vive, also has a commanding share of users, but it has seen the gap between itself ...
Transparent OLEDs may become more common in the next few years. (Source: Pro Display)

The transparent display market could be worth over US$2 billion in 4 years

Some companies have developed transparent displays to the point where they may be the immediate future of head-mounted, heads-up and state-of-the-art shopfront technology. A new analysis has shown that their market may be worth US...
Apple AR glasses patent. (Source: Patently Apple)

Apple AR glasses set for late 2019 or early 2020 release, needs iPhone

Ming-Chi Kuo is back to stick another thorn in Apple’s side with more news about Apple’s future product plans. This time around, Kuo has revealed that Apple’s rumoured augmented reality glasses could be coming as soon as late 2019...
The Microsoft HoloLens 2 promises enhanced comfort and more immersive holographic experiences. (Source: Microsoft)

MWC19 | Microsoft HoloLens 2 blurs the line between real and virtual for US$3,500

Microsoft took to stage at MWC 2019 in Barcelona to demo their new HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset. The HoloLens 2 offers 2x the field of view and 3x the comfort of the previous generation while bringing more interactivity and co...
The Microsoft HoloLens 2 is all set to be unveiled at MWC 2019. (Source: WalkingCat on Twitter)

First images of the Microsoft HoloLens 2 leak just hours before launch

The first images of the upcoming Microsoft HoloLens 2 have leaked online just hours before launch. While not much information is known about the new device, we are getting to see that Microsoft has focused on the ergonomics and a ...
The Commercial Suite version of Microsoft's HoloLens costs US$5,000 per unit. (Source: Microsoft)

HoloLens 2 could be launched at MWC19; dozens of Microsoft staff oppose its proposed military applications

Microsoft and its CEO, Satya Nadella, will be in attendance at MWC19 in Barcelona, and it is rumored that the company’s new HoloLens 2 AR smartglasses will be revealed. However, at least 50 Microsoft employees have publicly object...
Images via ZOTAC

ZOTAC announces compact ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and 1660 Ti AMP

UPDATE: Newegg has the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and 1660 Ti AMP listed for US $279.99 and $289.99, respectively. The listings have detailed information on the cards' specifications. ZOTAC announced its take on the Nvidia ...
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has even more cameras than the S10+

Samsung also devoted some of its latest launch event to 5G and its potential in the future of telecommunicatons and online life in general. This led to the unveiling of the Galaxy S10 5G. It has an extra 3D-sensing module on its r...
ML Kit helps developers work with AI applications. (Source: Google Developers)

MediaTek announces collaboration with Google to enhance the Helio P90 SoC's AI features

The Helio P90 is an SoC that could bring augmented and mixed reality to some mid-range devices in the future. Today, MediaTek added AI to that list of possibilities. It has announced support for Google's ML Kit in conjunction with...
The original Oculus Rift. (Source: Oculus)

Next-generation Oculus Rift is rumored to have adjustable room lighting and inbuilt tracking sensors

The next Oculus VR headset to be released is rumored to be called the Rift S. The latest leaks on this device suggests that it will come with its own onboard tracking cameras, rather than rely on USB-connected sensors. It may also...
Total drone ban during Super Bowl weekend

Super Bowl: With modern radar technology and safety net against drones

The Super Bowl is coming up this Sunday in the US, and all authorities from the FBI to the FAA have prepared themselves for disruptions and threats from drone pilots. No-fly zones have been set up, and new radar technology and dro...
Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265 now up for pre-order at US$199 (Source: Intel Newsroom)

Intel intros the RealSense Tracking Camera T265 for autonomous devices

The new Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265 was designed for applications such as robotics, drones, and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR). This US$199 piece of hardware uses proprietary visual inertial odometry simultaneous local...
The new rumored chipset would be part of the Core i9 Extreme familiy. (Source: Intel)

The 4 GHz, 14-core Intel Core i9-9990XE may be available soon, but not for direct sale

Anandtech claims to have obtained access to some materials that indicate Intel is planning to release a new, extremely high-end desktop CPU. This processor, the i9-9990XE, is described as having a base clock of 4.0 GHz, 14 cores, ...
Images via Lenovo

CES 2019 | Lenovo encourages gamers to "go beast mode" with the Legion Y740 gaming laptop

Lenovo aims to become more competitive in the mobile gaming market with the Legion Y740, the company's latest flagship gaming laptop. The Y740 comes in two sizes, a 15-inch and a 17-inch model. Both variants sport Intel's 8th gene...
A Project Soli sensor. (Source: Google ATAP)

Google's Project Soli secures FCC approval

Project Soli is a Google initiative that wants to make in-air, screen-less gestures to control technology a reality. In other words, the user should be able to control their devices through certain hand gestures, which are convert...
This what the 'Mad Box' will look like. (Source: Ian Bell/Twitter)

Mad Box games reveals its forthcoming console design

Mad Dog studios has caused a stir in the console gaming world with the announcement of what it claims will be the most powerful console ever made. Now, the CEO Ian Bell has tweeted some photos of what it will look like when it shi...
Sony's new 3D TOF sensor will find a home in the 2019 iPhones. (Source: Bloomberg)

2019 iPhone flagship could feature Sony 3D TOF rear camera sensors

With already half the smartphone camera market cornered, Sony has unveiled what it thinks will continue to drive OEM interest in its camera sensor technology. It’s new 3D-capable rear camera sensor features the same type of Time o...
For a long time, Oculus VR was an unchallenged player in the VR market and is still a popular option for consumers. (Source: Oculus)

ZeniMax and Facebook finally settle over 4 year long Oculus lawsuit

In 2014, ZeniMax sued Oculus VR on allegations that CEO Palmer Lucky had stolen technology that made the Oculus Rift VR headset possible, and it became a 4 year long battle between ZeniMax and Facebook once the latter bought Oculu...
AMD's Adrenalin drivers for Radeon are due an upgrade. (Source: AMD)

AMD to release its Adrenalin driver updates for 2019 soon

AMD will unveil its new version of the Adrenalin drivers for Radeon gaming cards on December 13. The software is thought not to target performance directly, and focus on a variety of novel or improved features instead. For example...
HP Omen 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

86% HP Omen 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Compact gaming racer. The Omen 15 brings all the current computer games smoothly to the matte Full HD display. Hewlett-Packard uses a very responsive 144-Hz IPS panel here, and the rest of the equipment is also all right: NVMe SSD, 32 GB of working memory, Thunderbolt 3.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Turing HubblePhone K3-XR crypto pre-order campaign starting December 13 (Source: The Dawn of HubblePhone newsletter)

The Crypto Pre-Order Campaign of the Turing HubblePhone K3-XR next-gen handset will start on December 13

Advertised as a multi-screen 5G smartphone with a professional camera and a mobile gaming console, the HubblePhone K3-XR Copernicus is supposed to arrive in about a year, but there are two more models — Cassini and Herschel — that...
This is possibly the iPhone design template for yet another year. (Source: Ars Technica)

2019's iPhones will look pretty much exactly like 2018's: new analysis

Apple will make minimal changes to its smartphones for the new year, according to an analyst with the bank Nomura. Therefore, they are likely to end up looking much like the iPhone X of 2017...again. The Nomura research report ind...
The SD 855 and its new motto. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm unveiled its commitment to 5G (and novelty) alongside the Snapdragon 855

The Qualcomm tech summit of 2018 highlighted the company’s strength of conviction that 5G is the future of consumer electronics. It promoted the new radio standard’s ‘near-zero’ latency and increased transmission rates, and the ad...
The NVIDIA Titan RTX GPU. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA launches Titan RTX

The latest ray trace-supporting and Turing-powered card, the Titan RTX, was launched at today's (December 3, 2018) Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. With its 24GB in GDDR6 memory, 576 multi-precision Tensor Core...
Microsoft is developing a military-capable version of HoloLens. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft HoloLens gets US$480M contract for special combat variant

The US Army looks set to take augmented reality headsets into battle with a special variant of the Microsoft HoloLens. The US$480 million contract will see Microsoft bring night vision and other state-of-the-art technology to its ...
The Antlion ModMic Wireless. (Source: Antlion)

Antlion Audio wants you to turn any set of headphones into a gaming headset with its ModMic Wireless

Antlion Audio claims that its ModMic Wireless attachment adds mic capabilities to any kind of headphone. It has the aptX low-energy Bluetooth codec, 16-bit 48khz audio and a USB type A receiver. The ModMic Wireless also has a pate...
The proposed multi-lens camera. (Source: Letsgodigital)

LG patents a phone with a 16-lens camera

LG have filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a camera module that could have as many as 16 lenses, as well as the means of controlling the same via a phone's UI. This development could revo...
The HTC Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition VR headset has landed. (Source: HTC)

HTC Vive Pro McLaren Edition will appeal to F1 fans

HTC has released the Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition which is the result of a partnership between the Taiwanese company and legendary British Formula 1 racing team McLaren. In addition to a unique color scheme that matches the Mc...

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