Tushar Mangwani

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We hate Valve's Steam Controller because it's different

My stomach tied itself into a knot as I read the gaming community's first impressions of Valve's final Steam Controller. "It's cheap feeling," many of them said, "difficult and frustrating to use." Forum posts, tweets and reviews all bemoaned how different the touchpads felt compared to traditional …

Samsung's improved Gear VR is available for pre-order

Samsung said its improved, cheaper Gear VR would arrive sometime in November, and it's clearly making good on its promise. Best Buy has started taking pre-orders for the virtual reality headset -- plunk down $100 and you should get your Gear VR on November 20th. It's not <i>quite</i> as low-cost as it …

Virtual Reality

Stanford scientists get a little closer to a medical tricorder

Being able to identify problems with a person's body without subjecting them to invasive procedures is the fantasy of all <i>Star Trek</i> doctors. There's even a prize offering a fortune to anyone who can effectively recreate the tricorder technology out in the real world. Now, Stanford scientists think …

Medical Technology

How Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 will improve next year's gadgets

Qualcomm officially unveiled its latest mobile chip, the Snapdragon 820, at a media event in New York City this morning. But, given that the company has been divulging details about the 820 for the past few months, you wouldn't be blamed for thinking that it was announced long ago. We already know …

Mobile

ARM's latest design brings 64-bit processors to smartwatches

It's no longer hard to find 64-bit processors in smartphones. In smartwatches, though, they're still a rarity -- and ARM wants to change that with its new Cortex-A35 processor design. The architecture promises the most energy-efficient 64-bit mobile chips yet, sipping 32 percent less power than the …

NVIDIA's 'mobile supercomputer' can make machines smarter

Hardware developers looking for a quick way to add machine learning to their devices just got some help from Nvidia. The GPU-centric company announced the Jetson TX1 developer module with an emphasis on machine learning. The device could lower the lead time needed to create machines that rely the …

A Beginner's Guide to Mobile Gaming

Baby games no longer.<p>Alright, it’s time for some real talk - we’re way past the point where anyone can reasonably say that mobile games are all cash …