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Samsung Gear VR users can mingle on AltspaceVR

Samsung Gear VR users can start making friends in a virtual reality world now that AltspaceVR has released its app for the headset to the public. In fact, they can mix and mingle not only with other Gear VR users, but also with people who use the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift*. You can think of …

Predictions On The Future Of Digital Media

It’s pundit time — this time, digital media style. Last year I predicted challenges to YouTube’s dominance in online video, a beginning of cord cutting and the unbundling of video services, and an explosion in short form video content. This year the media landscape will continue to shift as VR …

Cord-Cutting

Lily Camera Drone Points Toward A Nano-Sized Future For Personal Recorders

Lily, the personal camera drone that follows the user and records in HD, has taken in a massive 60,000 pre-orders since launch in May and amassed a whopping $34m in funding at the end of 2015.<p>Lily is a self-flying camera drone that takes flight once it’s thrown into the air and follows its owner …

Drones

Amazon has pulled most hoverboards from its US and UK websites

Anyone looking to buy a two-wheeled personal transportation device known as a “hoverboard” for a Christmas gift is about to find it a lot harder—Amazon has suspended sales of most devices on its websites in the US and the UK.<p>Following a rash of explosions and house fires connected to hoverboards, …

Hoverboards