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Google's plans for VR are even more ambitious than we thought

In 2014, Google introduced Cardboard. It was literally just a cut-out piece of cardboard outfitted with Velcro strips, a pair of lenses and magnets. Insert your smartphone and <i>voila</i>, you got your very own VR View-Master. Though it seemed pretty silly at the time, Cardboard was Google's very first …

Virtual Reality

Teen dev’s ambitious app isn’t your typical photo editor

If you’ve grown bored of Instagram’s filters, there’s a new option for giving your iPhone photos a little touch of magic.<p>New image-editing app Glaze is a one-stop-shop for photo tweakers that lets you jazz up still images, videos and — for iPhone 6s users — Live Photos, too.<p>“When I was looking …

Apple confirms it will livestream March 21st event for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Windows users

Apple has confirmed it will be livestreaming its just-announced March 21st media event, expected to feature several product unveilings including a 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7 inch iPad Pro. Although all recent Apple events have been streamed online (with varying levels of success), it is nonetheless …

IPad Pro

Hound, Thumb Drift, and other awesome apps of the week

If you’re looking to unwind this fine Sunday by sampling the latest App Store delectables for your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, look no further: Cult of Mac has your hookup!<p>Whether you’re on the hunt for a fun racing game, a new and surprisingly great alternative to Siri, or a promising photo and …

What Apple’s Standoff With the FBI Says About Leadership

Apple Inc.’s standoff against the U.S. government’s mounting pressure to hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters highlights …

The Full Trailer For Hulu’s Cult Drama ‘The Path’ Invites You To Follow

A trio of refugees from highly-regarded series now either cancelled or fallen into disrepair star in Hulu’s newest original series, <i>The Path</i>. Off-duty from <i>BoJack Horseman</i> and with <i>Breaking Bad</i> far in his rearview, Aaron Paul takes the lead as the newest recruit in a tight-knit community of …

How To Build An Oculus Rift Gaming PC For $300 Less Than Off-The-Shelf Systems

Oculus has revealed the initial batch of <b>Oculus Rift Ready PCs</b> from Dell, Asus, and Alienware, all of which are available to pre-order on February 16. But you can <b>build your own for about $300 less</b> than even the <i>cheapest</i> pre-built system from ASUS.<p>I’m going to show you two part lists. The first will …

Apple eyes March 15 event for iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 & Apple Watch updates

Apple is currently aiming to unveil the new 4-inch the iPhone 5se, the iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch band options at an event on Tuesday, March 15th, according to sources. We previously reported that Apple was on track to launch the new products during the week of March 14th. As the scheduled …

IPad Air

Is Apple losing its touch? Don’t count on it

Three years ago, Apple was in a real bind, or so you would have thought. Steve Jobs, its mercurial founder, had died 18 months earlier, and pundits wondered if the company had lost its spark.<p>Jobs’ successor Tim Cook was seen as a masterful operator but less of a creative force. Apple’s latest …

Tim Cook

Apple is reportedly seeking exclusive content for the Apple TV

Netflix has <i>House of Cards</i>, Amazon has <i>Transparent</i>, and maybe in a year or two we’ll all be talking about Apple’s hot original hit or ingenious reboot …

Watchup's Apple TV app wants to be the Pandora of news

Customized news content on your TV without cable<p>TV news has been relatively untouched territory in the battle between cord cutters and cable companies, but a recently-launched free app for Apple TV named Watchup might make this content more relevant. Watchup bills itself as "the future of TV news," …

Apple likely to debut iPad Air 3 at March event; new Apple Watch models revealed

Apple is planning to introduce new iPad hardware at an event in mid-March, according to sources, with the most likely device being a new iPad Air. This new iPad with a 9.7-inch screen, presumably to be called the “iPad Air 3,” will be launched alongside the a new 4-inch iPhone known as the “iPhone …

Microsoft bought the domain for its rumoured Surface Phone

Reddit user nok4us spotted the purchase, which is confirmed by looking up the domain registrar on a WhoIs database.<p>Buying the domain does not indicate that Microsoft wants to do anything more than own the domain. However, the company is rumoured to be working on a phone with the same name.<p>Microsoft …

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Smartwatches need to get smarter

These wearable wonders aren't living up to the hype<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>Like most of you reading this, I conduct much of my …

Apple Music reportedly tops 10 million paying subscribers

According to the Financial Times, Apple has passed 10 million paying subscribers for Apple Music. Apple Music launched in June 2015 with a three month free trial. Since the launch, Apple announced it has 6.5 million paying subscribers in October. In November, Apple launched Apple Music on Android …

Apple Music

Stephen King loves Hulu's '11.22.63' -- and director J.J. Abrams loves Stephen King

J.J. Abrams' admiration of Stephen King is palpable.<p>As he sat in front of a room of assembled journalists at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena to discuss Hulu's upcoming limited-series thriller "11.22.63," based on the hugely popular King novel of the same name, Abrams shared a …

The new Apple revealed itself in 2015

Apple became the next version of itself this year.<p>A changing public face<p>Among the biggest changes was how Apple presented itself. Specifically, more of its executives spent more time in the public view, granting access, often proactively.<p>This year, CEO Tim Cook did a lot of interviews by Apple …

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The Promise of Virtual Reality is Starting to Look Very Real

Only a handful of virtual reality headsets existed when Alphabet unveiled Google Glass, but the past half-decade has seen billions invested in VR, moving a technology once thought of as a gimmick much closer to the everyday lives of real people.<p>Virtual reality companies raised $1.46 billion in …

The Beatles expected to stream on Apple Music, Spotify, others starting Christmas Eve

Legendary rock group The Beatles are likely to make their streaming debut next week, according to a new report, which suggests Apple Music …

This is how Oculus will sell VR to the masses

<i>By Nathan Ingraham and Aaron Souppouris</i><p>A big question has followed Oculus around since its Rift unveil back in June: How will it persuade the public that virtual reality is ready for primetime? Today we have the answer: Oculus VR has announced that <i>Eve: Valkyrie</i>, CCP's multiplayer dogfighting …

Create royalty-free soundtracks with the click of your mouse

I just made three custom, royalty-free soundtracks using nothing more than a website and my Mac. I’ll be able to use these in any video project I like. This is some super-simple music making; if you make videos that need music, you’ll want to check this out.<p>Jukedeck Make is an amazing online tool …

Apple is already making the next Apple TV in small numbers

The new, fourth generation Apple TV is still settling into its home next to our television sets, but already Apple is hard at work on its successor, according to a new report.<p>Apple’s suppliers are said to be putting a limited number of the new Apple TV into limited, small-scale “trial” production, …

Smart TV

Bitwalking App Pays People to Walk, Could Transform Lives

Would you walk more if an app paid you to do it? That’s exactly the idea behind the new app <b>Bitwalking (free)</b> which uses a new digital currency called Bitwalking dollars. For every 10,000 verified steps a user takes, they will earn about one Bitwalking dollar (bw$). Bitwalking dollars can then be …

A big Mac initiative by Apple is showing signs of failure

It's just the latest in a string of high-profile departures that should have Apple worried.<p>The Mac App Store, introduced in January 2011, was designed to bring all the advantages of Apple iOS apps back to the desktop, including easy updates and a simple, unified buying process.<p>If successful, the …

Apps

'Top Gear' returns in May 2016 without Clarkson

While Clarkson, May and Hammond develop a new motoring show for Amazon, the BBC is working on its biggest <i>Top Gear</i> reboot in years. Presenter Chris Evans (no, not Captain America) is taking over Clarkson's role and revealed last weekend exactly when the first episode will be airing. Well, sort of. …

Amazon and Jeremy Clarkson hint at the future of delivery drones

Former <i>Top Gear</i> co-host Jeremy Clarkson isn't just working on a new motoring show for Amazon... he's helping the internet giant pitch its vision for delivery drones, too. Amazon has unveiled a splashy new Prime Air ad where Clarkson shows off a new, more powerful drone design (with promises of a …

Google's made several 'Star Wars' VR experiences for Cardboard

Turns out there's more to Google's collaboration with Disney for the upcoming <i>Star Wars</i> flick. In addition to dressing up your Google services to represent the side you choose (Light Side or Dark Side, obviously), the two companies (along with Verizon) have developed a serialized virtual reality …

Disney Smartwatch Knows What You're Touching and Tells You What to Do Next

Some smartwatches know your heart rate, and some know your location — but do any know what appliance you're using, or what door you're opening? A new device from Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University does just that, then gives intelligent feedback suited for just that item or place.<p>For …

Is Apple right -- are apps the future of TV?

If you believe Apple, tvOS and its App Store are the new hotness for your living room. Apple TV, now in its fourth iteration, is definitely better than its competition, but are we really destined for a future of apps via our TVs?<p>Apps aren’t unique to Apple TV<p>Outside of Chromecast, most streaming …