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VR Experience Makes You Feel Like a Rampaging Giant Stomping Around Cities

The real appeal of monster movies like <i>Godzilla</i> is that they let you experience what it would be like to be a giant rage-filled monster stomping …

Airbnb finalizes deal to buy social payments startup Tilt

Airbnb has finalized its deal to buy social payments startup Tilt, TechCrunch has confirmed. We reported on the acquisition talks last month, but now everything has been made official.<p>We are told that investors will be getting back about $12 million in cash, but the deal value is tens of millions …

Startups

The Hardlight VR Suit will vibrate all of your bodily buttons

Have you ever wanted to feel smack of the punches coming at you from sweaty aliens? The whang of bullet hitting your guts? The feeling of hitting the deck as pirates stream over the virtual bow? The subtle vibration of the VR sexual encounter with a many-tentacled sex robot? Well here we go. The …

Fitbit Charge 2 Is the Best Fitness Tracker, Period

Fitbit is quickly becoming the Xerox or Kleenex of fitness trackers, but its popularity hasn’t come without a few hurdles. With the Fitbit Charge 2, …

Oculus App Update Is Murdering Battery Life on Samsung Phones

The Samsung Gear VR is one of the easiest ways to experience virtual reality, but some users are learning that convenience comes with its costs. …

Microsoft Just Killed Its Awful Fitness Tracker

It lived a short, pathetic, inconspicuous life, and now it’s probably going away forever. Microsoft has pulled listings of its fitness tracker—the …

Google's Daydream View Is a Super Soft, Super Light VR Headset

After years of leading the way on cheap virtual reality, Google finally has a headset of its own. The search giant announced its first Daydream-ready …

Playstation VR Review: This Is the VR System You Actually Want

I was slotting my grappling gun back into place on my belt whenit became clear to me that Playstation VR isn’t just really good VR. Playstation VR is …

Google Daydream Is So Cool, But VR Is Still Best Left in the Living Room

Until I had my hands on Playstation VR I couldn’t understand the need for any VR that wasn’t mobile. Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard are both …

The Pebble 2 is Now the Only Fitness Tracking Smartwatch You Need

When it comes to choosing a smartwatch, do you really need to spend $370 on a device that almost does more than your phone—including reminding you to …

Oculus Wants Us to Pay How Much for Its Overdue Touch Controllers?

Amazon UK, and other UK retailers, just leaked the possible price of the long delayed Oculus Touch controllers, and they’re expensive. The leak …

Snapchat Is Preparing to IPO at a $25 Billion Valuation: Report

Snapchat’s parent company, Snap Inc., is preparing for an initial public offering that is expected to value the company at $25 billion or more, …

Amazon Echo Leaks Clip From Lady Gaga's New Album

Lady Gaga fans have reportedly “tricked” their Amazon Echos into playing samples of Lady Gaga’s latest album <i>Joanne</i>, according to videos posted …

Foxconn will sell its own smartphones in one of Apple’s hottest markets

Foxconn, a company Apple heavily relies upon for iPhone production, plans to start selling its own smartphones in Japan.<p>It’s a bold move into one of Apple’s hottest markets by the Taiwanese electronics company, which employs around 1.3 million people and 40,000 robots.<p>“Foxconn Electronics is …

Foxconn

Mobile Searches Account For 15 Hours Daily

Nearly half of individuals browsing the Web -- 48% -- do so on more than one type of device, and among those who search, nearly four in 10 conduct …

Verizon will soon start selling data plans for drones

Verizon will soon start offering data plans for drones, allowing pilots to connect their devices to the telecom's network to stream video and transmit other data to a computer or smartphone on the ground. The plans will start at 1GB for $25 a month and 10GB for $80 a month, according to <i>The Wall</i> …

New BMW Connected app now available for iOS and Android

BMW launches a significant update to their BMW Connected personal mobility companion app. The launch of BMW Connected Version 3.0 for iOS includes …

5 Ways to Secure Data on Your Phone

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

John Carmack: Mobile can deliver a VR killer app

John Carmack talked to his faithful followers about the technical edge of virtual reality and the technical improvements on the way for the Samsung Gear VR mobile virtual reality headset.<p>While other Oculus and Facebook speakers have pushed the high-end Oculus Rift headset on the PC, the chief …

Virtual Reality

Google's new phone isn’t really a threat to Apple's iPhone — yet

Apple shouldn't be too worried that the Pixel, which retails for $649, will immediately cut into its market share, though.<p>An early supply chain-based estimate from Digitimes, a Taiwanese trade publication, suggests that Google's Pixel could ship between 3-4 million phones in the second half of 2016.<p>…

iPhone

Facebook launching Marketplace in Android app, facilitating easier private buying & selling

Facebook has long been a convenient place to sell unwanted items, but the audience for your sales has so far been limited to your friends and followers. With the addition of a Marketplace feature on mobile, Facebook allows you to expand your audience to everyone in your local community.<p>Facebook is …

The future of mobile payments is here, it’s just not evenly distributed

Consumers are ready for tap-to-pay, but retailers and banks need to catch up to demand.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>If you’re anything like me, and you’ve made a payment at …

Financial Crimes Topped State-Sponsored Hacking Incidents in 2012

2012 was a year for cyberwar. Government officials and lawmakers talked about it a lot; different countries were found to be engaging in it, some …

Cybersecurity

BII REPORT: The Rise Of The Tablet Consumer

But tablets are also used to complete purchases, much more so than smartphones.<p>In a new report from <b>BI Intelligence,</b> we examine the rise of the tablet consumer, look at the size of the mobile commerce opportunity in dollar terms, and analyze how some of the top mobile commerce trends - including …

Study: Tablets Drive More Web Traffic Than Smartphones

This is a first. At the Digital Marketing Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, Adobe released a study today revealing global websites are now receiving more traffic from tablets than smartphones for the first time, 8% and 7% of monthly page views respec­tively.<p>Simply because inter­net users pre­fer …

The next gold rush? Mobile payments

The mobile payments race is on.<p>Telecom companies, banks and payment networks are all rushing to stake their claim to Canada's budding mobile-payments market as more consumers make the switch to smartphones. Shoppers already use their phones to compare prices or photograph merchandise, but that's …

Who Will Win As Mobile Payments Go Mainstream?

Now, the mass adoption of smartphones and tablets has set the stage for a new move — away from fixed-point, card-based transactions and toward those completed on mobile. The old dream of the "digital wallet" is coming true in a very particular mobile-led fashion.<p>In a <b>recent report</b> from <b>BI</b> …

Amazon eyes anonymous mobile payments system

Amazon may be cooking up its own anonymous mobile payments system.<p>Published yesterday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Amazon patent application appropriately dubbed "Anonymous mobile payments" describes a system that would let mobile users pay for items without having to reveal their …

‘Found a funny picture of you!’ Twitter phishing attack

We’re now regularly seeing Twitter accounts which have fallen into the hands of cybercriminals, sending out messages to their online friends with the …