Jarrett Bostic

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How To Ditch The Bad Habits That Will Hold You Back This Year

You can’t hope to make progress on your goals if you keep practicing these common bad habits.<p>Before you can have any hope of following through on your New Year Resolutions, you need to get rid of the bad habits that are holding you back at work.<p>Here are eight beliefs and actions you should cleanse …

If You've Never Tried Virtual Reality, Here's What You Need to Know

To paraphrase "The Matrix," no one can be told what virtual reality is. But no harm in trying, right?<p>If some of the ideas floated in <b>Re/code’s</b> feature story today about the “VR Bus” sound strange or silly, you’re not alone.<p>Most people still haven’t had a chance to try the latest developments in …

Where Will Virtual Reality Be in 2020? The True Believers Weigh In.

In five short years, VR will jump ahead. Or will it jump the shark?<p>According to a recent report by Digi-Capital, virtual reality may constitute a $30 billion market by 2020, even though the first consumer models of VR hardware won’t hit until late 2015. But there’s a lot that forecast doesn’t tell …

A Hand-Tracking Sensor For Virtual Reality Headsets

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Gaming<p><b>Inventors:</b><p>Robert Wang, Chris Twigg, Kenrick Kin, Shangchen Han<p><b>Company:</b><p>Nimble VR<p><b>Invention:</b><p>Nimble Sense<p><b>Development cost to date:</b><p>Undisclosed<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>2/5<p>When peering through a virtual reality …

VR for G3 — Google Cardboard for LG folk

While the world of virtual reality gaming is heating up at an unprecedented pace, due in no small part to massive contributions from Samsung in …

All Aboard the VR Bus! A Field Trip to Los Angeles, the 'Creative Mecca' of Virtual Reality. (Video)

"It's cult-like in its fervor for how much we want to have this happen."<p>Virtual reality, in theory, should be able to take you anywhere. Slap on some goggles and voila! You’re in Paris, or Beijing, or on Mars.<p>You can see the irony, then, in meeting up with a bunch of virtual reality geeks and …

PS4 tips – 10 ways to get the most out of your console - PlayStation Universe

With Christmas celebrations in full-swing and thousands more people around the world waking up to a brand new shiny console, it’s an ideal time to …

USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter for New MacBook Includes HDMI and USB 3.1 Connectors

Announced in conjunction with the new line of MacBooks revealed at today's "Spring Forward" event in San Francisco, the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adaptor will allow users a dock-like experience with included HDMI, USB 3.1, and USB-C inputs located on the device.<p>Mainly featured will be the ability …

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Paranormal

Leonard Nimoy's Grandchildren Share Sweet Memories of His Private, Fun-Loving Side

<i>As the world continues to mourn the death of Leonard Nimoy, his grandchildren Morgan Pearson, 36, Alex Schwartz, 30, Dani Schwartz, 25, Maddy Nimoy,</i> …

Fitbit Confirms FitStar Acquisition To Bring Training To Its Fitness Portfolio

Fitbit has confirmed the acquisition of fitness training app maker FitStar today. As we reported last week:<p>For the last several years, Fitbit has created hardware and software designed to help consumers keep track of their activity levels. But we’ve heard the wearable maker could soon acquire …

Knife attack in South Korea may crimp U.S. ambassador's friendly style

Since becoming U.S. ambassador to South Korea last fall, Mark Lippert has been building a reputation as a warm, friendly guy interested in Korean culture: He regularly walks his basset hound, Grigsby, in public and even gave his newborn son a Korean middle name, Sejun.<p>"This is one of the busiest …

Iraq: pro-government forces struggle to topple Isis in Tikrit

An offensive to retake Saddam Hussein’s home town of Tikrit appears to have slowed, with fighters struggling to uproot Islamic State militants battling to retain control of one of their major bastions in Iraq.<p>Pro-government forces, led by Shia militias and including the Iraqi army and tribal …

Middle East

Rumor: Oculus Rift Will Launch Summer 2014 For Less Than $499

<i>Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift will launch this summer with a price tag of $499 or less based on an upcoming product that integrates the technology.</i><p>Oculus VR is demonstrating a new prototype of their virtual reality headset behind closed doors at CES (stay tuned for eyes-on impressions), but …

Tales of the chips: What CES taught us about hardware, software, and services

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Every year I try to look at some of the chips shown at CES to help predict the future of our devices and technology. But this …

Your guide to surviving the Consumer Electronics Show

Surviving the Consumer Electronics Show is no small matter. For veterans, the 2015 International CES will be a gadget extravaganza. But for some of the 150,000 people hitting Las Vegas next week, it’s going to be a bad trip like a scene from film <i>The Hangover</i>.<p>The show opens Sunday for the 5,000 …

A new Sony Walkman is coming to CES

A sign outside the grounds of the Las Vegas Convention Center here at CES shows a new Walkman-branded product from Sony, which would mark the second hyped Walkman release in just a few months' time after the debut of the A17 last September. The new device looks like classic Sony design, featuring a …

CES Highlights: Oculus Rift, Tegra K1, Tactus and More

Going into CES, we expected to see loads of wearables, connected home products and shiny promises of 4K streaming. The show delivered all of that and more.<p>While we didn’t see many announcements for groundbreaking technology, there were still plenty of exciting products that will bring to fruition …

Apple will dominate 2015’s biggest tech show without showing up

Apple won’t be at the mammoth International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, but once again, it’s setting the agenda from afar.<p>While Korean electronics giants like Samsung will dominate the show floor, Apple is laying the future path for the entire tech industry.<p>In the coming year, …

The 7 Hottest Trends We’ll See at This Year’s CES

When I attended my first Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 1976, I was in my mid-20s, new to the tech scene and highly impressionable. When I …

CES 2015: What to expect from the Las Vegas technology conference

The annual CES extravaganza begins next week. While the relevance of products launched after the holidays seems questionable, it’s still home to tons of new and weird technology.<p>TNW will send three brave souls (Natt, Napier and Roberto) to the desert event to bring all the latest news from the …

CES 2015: the trends and technologies to look out for

It's already time to kick off the new tech year in style at the the International Consumer Electronics Show, which is being held in Las Vegas this …

Meet Belty, the ridiculous but strangely popular showstealer of CES Unveiled

LAS VEGAS -- Rarely does does a new technology product break the mold and truly stand out amid a chaotic contest like the annual Consumer Electronics Show.<p>Here at CES 2015's first big showcase -- called CES Unveiled -- there's nearly every cutting edge product category under the sun being pitched …

Wearable Tech

Voices: Can there ever be too much tech? Not at CES

LAS VEGAS – NASCAR opens its season with the equivalent of its Super Bowl, the Daytona 500.<p>So does tech.<p>The Consumer Electronics Show, which this year opens Tuesday and runs through Friday, is a loud, proud – some might argue shrill, Fellini-esque – opener to the tech season. It's also a tapestry …

Tech Heads Unite! CES 2015 in Photos

Audi Sends A Self-Driving Car 566 Miles To CES

According to Audi, the best way to avoid a mind-numbing stretch of highway is to let the car do the driving. Audi has showed off its “piloted driving” technology before, but the company’s latest stunt is a two-day, long distance journey that’s specifically timed to the start of the Consumer …

Audi's self-driving car is traveling 550 miles to Las Vegas

Audi is confident that its self-driving car technology is ready for prime time -- so confident, in fact, that it's about to give the platform a very public long-distance test. An A7 Sportback with the mostly autonomous hardware is traveling 550 miles from Stanford, California, to CES in Las Vegas, …

Autonomous Cars

Nanobots are going to be able to do mind-blowing things

Scientists are developing robots smaller than the width of a human hair with the idea they could be controlled on a molecular level — that’s …

Ant-Man Gets A Cinematic Universe Infinite Comic From Daniel Govar

Marvel are to publish an <b>Ant-Man Cinematic Universe Infinite Comic</b>. By which they mean one of those digital layered <b>Alex De Campi</b>-style comics, that …