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A New VR Headset That Mimics the Human Eye Has Been Unveiled

Varjo: A New Big Name<p>A new virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headset, named the “20|20” has been announced by Finnish company Varjo, …

Watch the new trailers for Doom and Fallout 4 in VR

We saw some very early experiments with <i>Doom</i> in virtual reality last year at E3. But now, Bethesda’s promising a new, discrete experience called <i>Doom VFR,</i> and it looks pretty fun. The game puts you into fights with <i>Doom’s</i> familiar demons, but per the trailer, you’ll get some pretty wild teleportation …

15 Vulnerable Sites To (Legally) Practice Your Hacking Skills - 2017 Update - Hacking-News & Tutorials

As technology grows, so does the risk of getting hacked. So, it should come as no surprise that InfoSec skills are becoming more important and more …

Cybersecurity Pros Will Soon Patrol Computer Networks Like Agents in ‘The Matrix’

Security analysts could soon become the first employees asked to show up to work inside virtual reality.Thanks to a new virtual reality tool built by …

Nvidia shows off its multi-user VR system at GPU Technology Conference

So far, virtual reality (VR) has been a largely solo affair, with VR systems aiming to provide enough performance to create an immersive VR …

Virtual Reality

With the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, does Samsung still need the Note?

Samsung just announced its new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and while the spotlight is on the company’s new flagships this week, the new S8 also asks the question: does Samsung need a Note 8?<p>The Galaxy Note has historically been Samsung’s biggest and most expensive smartphones, which typically justifies …

Phones

Samsung’s DeX dock for the Galaxy S8 costs $150 and will ship in April

All those ports and a fan add up<p>The dock that unlocks the Galaxy S8’s desktop PC-like experience will retail for $149.99, according to Samsung’s website. It’s scheduled to ship in “late April,” likely coinciding with the widespread launch of the company’s latest flagship smartphone. That’s not …

Best Buy's Epic Galaxy S8/S8+ Deal Beats Everyone Else

The dust has barely settled on yesterday's Galaxy S8 Unboxed event and already we've spotted a Galaxy price war.<p>Best Buy is taking up to $80 off …

Samsung has the gadgets to lock you into a truly internet-connected home. Should you buy it?

Quietly, Samsung may have just ushered in the era of the truly connected home.<p>At a splashy event in New York on Wednesday (March 29), the company pulled the curtain back on Bixby, its new digital assistant that can understand contextual questions, and control internet-of-things devices. For now, it …

Gear VR with controller review: VR’s casual gaming wonder machine

The first thing to know is that the Gear VR controller isn't the same kind of motion controller as Oculus Touch or the Vive controllers, found on the …

The new Samsung Gear 360 records 4K and works with iPhones

The Samsung Gear 360 was an interesting addition to Samsung’s accessory lineup. It was a 360-degree camera that worked with Samsung flagships and …

Galaxy Note

Samsung will take on Oculus, Vive with high-power VR rig

Now that Samsung's brought virtual to the masses with Gear VR, it's looking to build a more powerful standalone system. Oh, and it's interested in AR too.<p>Gear VR is only the beginning of Samsung's virtual reality ambitions.<p>The South Korean company has made a big bet on mobile virtual reality, …

Oculus Rift promised us the future of VR. Here's what really happened.

The Oculus Rift celebrates its one-year anniversary this week, following its commercial debut on March 28, 2016. Happy birthday, Oculus, your growing …

Virtual Reality

Oculus software update harnesses power of new Gear VR controller

In recent months, I've done a fair bit of complaining about the deficiencies of mobile virtual reality headsets like the Samsung Gear VR versus …

Fancy Bear: Leaked Google report shows how much the tech giant knows about Russian hackers

The report allegedly reveals that Google was aware of Fancy Bear much before the DNC hack.<p>A leaked private report by Google from 2014, reportedly …

Hate working out at home? This VR video game might change that

Recently, I pursued a thief on horseback and then lassoed him as soon as I got close enough. A few minutes later, I marveled at the beauty of the …

Fender brings its guitar tuner app to Android devices

Fender kicked off its digital push back in August with the release of the Tune app for iOS. Now the guitar maker is bringing that piece of mobile software to Android devices. Fender Tune is now available from Google Play, delivering a convenient option for tuning your guitar or bass without having …

Apps

Samsung Electronics likely to procure phone batteries from LG Chem: Chosun Ilbo

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is in talks with LG Chem Ltd to make it one of its smartphone battery suppliers, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper said on Monday - a move that would diversify its supplier base after the failure of its Galaxy Note 7.<p>Samsung Electronics, the world's top …

OKULARION Mixed Reality Headset (video)

Magic Leap might be taking their time developing their new mixed reality headset, but one company based in Los Angeles headed by John Wiacek, think …

In 2017, Someone Will Spend a Month in Virtual Reality

Right now, virtual reality is limited to short experiments and quick games, but HTC Vive’s China regional president thinks that’s all about to change.<p>…

Virtual Reality

Nvidia boasts about sales of 15 million VR-ready PCs — even as PlayStation 4 hits 50 million

The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive might offer a superior VR experience to PlayStation VR, but there’s one very big reason the latter is poised to perform better on the market, at least in the short term.<p>As seen in tweets from this week’s VRX conference in San Francisco, Zvi Greenstein, General Manager …

How safe is your smart home? 4 best devices that will shield your house against hackers

Protect your smart home against all threats using these smart home firewall protection devices.<p>It's a whole new era for technology. People are …

The Long-Awaited Oculus Touch is Finally Available

The Long-Awaited Oculus Touch is Finally Available<p>The Oculus Touch is something virtual reality gamers have been dying to get their hands on for over …

Hackers Threaten to Release 30GB of Stolen Data From San Francisco's Municipal Railway

Hackers infected a computer network operated by San Francisco’s public railway system with malicious software over Thanksgiving weekend.<p>After two …

Samsung still No. 1 smartphone maker despite Note 7 woes

​Samsung continues to be the most popular smartphone manufacturer in the world, according to Gartner, but is losing ground to Chinese manufacturers.<p>Samsung is still No. 1 in smartphones, but Chinese manufacturers are gaining ground.<p>The Korean electronics giant saw phone sales in the third quarter …

Best VR PCs - Desktops and Laptops for Gaming in Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computer’s internet

After I learned of this clever exploit from Samy Kamkar, my poor 2012 MacBook Air looks more vulnerable than venerable: Asleep on the table, its USB ports exposed, it could be hijacked in seconds by a malicious Raspberry Pi Zero called PoisonTap. No need for passwords, zero-days or million-dollar …

The Nintendo Switch reportedly has a multitouch screen

We have plenty of questions about the Nintendo Switch, but one of the most pressing is: Does it have a touchscreen? During the three-minute teaser, no-one ever swipes, taps or prods the main unit, leading to speculation about its capabilities. Well, according to <i>Eurogamer</i>, the hardware does indeed …

Nintendo Switch

The first phone with Google Tango, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, is shipping next week

Lenovo announced that its Phab 2 Pro would be the first phone to ship with Google Tango. And now, following early estimates of a November release window after a delay from the original summer date, we know exactly when that day will be: November 1st.<p>The Phab 2 Pro immediately stands out thanks to …