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Power To The Platform? Sony's Billion-Dollar Bid To Win The Virtual Future Just Got Real

When Sony announced yesterday that its upcoming virtual reality headset for the Playstation 4 would debut at just $399 the reaction was understandably strong: “Sony Drops A Bomb On Oculus“, Dave Thier reported here at <i>Forbes</i>. But how big a bomb? And how much damage will this do to would-be …

Virtual Reality

The weird, wide world of Amazon's Alexa Easter eggs

From Star Trek to Monty Python, Amazon's popular virtual assistant loves a good inside joke.<p>Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa can stream music, read off the day's headlines, or take control of your smart home, but half of the fun is asking questions out of left field to see if she can keep up.<p>And, …

Smart Homes

EXCLUSIVE: Navy whistleblower ‘saw proof of aliens and UFOs on Earth’

A FORMER US naval officer has sensationally claimed to have seen pictures of real aliens and UFOs among top-secret military files. The 49-year-old …

Paranormal

Rumor: Battlefield 5 Takes Place During World War 1 According To Retailer

by frostblitz20 Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 09:41 AM<p>ive been waiting for ww1/2 time peroids to come back.... tired of this Future junk..... Cold …

Headphone Buying Guide

Here at Sound Guys our main goal is to help you, the reader, find the product that’s right for you. There’s a lot that gets discussed in our reviews …

Consumer Tech

German spies revive internet snooping work with US: reports | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s BND intelligence agency has resumed joint internet surveillance with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) after halting collaboration with Washington last year following a row over spying practices, German media reported.<p>A general view of the monitoring base of the …

North Africa

Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets now on sale. Price: $599

Facebook Inc.-owned Oculus VR on Wednesday became the first of three leading technology companies to begin selling virtual reality headsets, offering its Rift device for $599.<p>The announcement of the price Wednesday immediately drew groans from video game players, whom Oculus expects will be the …

Doom Is Totally Rock 'N Roll, Dev Says

Capturing a "rock 'n' roll" vibe was the goal for id Software's upcoming shooter Doom, according to creative director Hugo Martin. He admits in a new interview that the world id Software built for Doom is over-the-top, not unlike another metal music-themed action game, Brutal Legend.<p>"Rock 'n' roll …

Technology

The next version of Blu-ray discs are here, and Facebook is using them

But don't worry: Panasonic isn't forcing you to buy a new disc player just yet.<p>Instead, Panasonic is aiming FreezeRay at the enterprise, where companies increasingly need more archival storage for the tremendous amounts of data that Internet services and apps generate each day.<p>Facebook is the first …

Blu-Ray

The best 20 smartphones in the world

New year? New phone.<p>If you're looking to start things off with a fresh device, here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy.<p><i>Note: All prices below indicate how much the phones typically cost without a carrier contract. Prices may vary depending on the retailer.</i>

Phones

2016’s Most Anticipated Movies: ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ ‘Ghostbusters,’ and More ‘Star Wars’

Now that our collective New Year’s Eve hangover has subsided, let’s look ahead to all the must-see movies of this year, from blockbusters to …

Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Will Open On Wednesday

It’s been a long road but the latest attempt to convince the gadget-buying public they need to strap something onto their face in order to experience thrilling sensations passing through their synapses is gearing up for its first big test.<p>Pre-orders for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift …

Ready Player One

Here's what your gaming PC will need for VR, according to Nvidia

Confused? Let Nvidia's VR Ready program help<p>With virtual reality set to officially become <i>a thing</i> in 2016, people interested in the technology are wondering what kind of computer hardware they'll need for headsets and software. Nvidia is looking to ease those buying concerns with a labeling system …

Xbox Boss Talks 2016 Lineup, Xbox 360 Streaming, Alan Wake Sequel Possibility

Xbox boss Phil Spencer is starting off the New Year by answering questions from fans on Twitter. In the past day, Spencer offered some insight on a number of subjects, including Microsoft's games lineup for 2016, the future of Alan Wake, and whether or not the company's streaming tech could hit …

Xbox One