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    Microsoft Begins First Shipments of HoloLens

    Microsoft began its first shipments of its HoloLens augmented reality headgear Wednesday, staking its place in what is expected to be an emerging computing platform. HoloLens is being delivered to application developers, with Microsoft opting for augmented realityrather than virtual reality in devices such as the Oculus Rift from Facebook. While virtual reality is fully […]

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    Google Launches VR View Tool For Easy VR Content Embedding

    Google on Wednesday introduced VR View, a tool to let developers easily embed 360-degree virtual reality photos and videos on Android, iOS, and the Web. The content can be viewed using the Google Cardboard or a single lens “Magic Window” viewer. The Mountain View-based tech giant also expanded its accessibility by adding iOS support to […]

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    Oculus Rift VR Headset Shipments Delayed Due to Component Shortage

    Facebook-owned Oculus VR last month started shipping its Rift virtual reality headset to those who pre-ordered it earlier this year. Company Founder Palmer Luckey himself delivered the first order of the headset. However, the company is now facing an unexpected component shortage because of which the shipping dates of the wearable device for some buyers […]

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    Samsung Gear VR Update Brings WebVR Support to the Headset

    Samsung, after having a dedicated Web browser for its Gear VR headset, is now expanding the wearable device’s coverage by adding experimental support for WebVR, a work-in-progress standard for virtual reality devices to access VR content in browsers. This comes as a part of Samsung Internet for Gear VR 1.0 update, which until now was […]

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    You Can Play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive With Lipstick

    There’s no dearth of gamers streaming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. But Chloe Desmoineaux’sbroadcast of the popular first-person shooter is one of a kind. Reason being, she’s playing Counter-Strike by applying make up. Lipstick in particular. Dubbed as Lipstrike, she’s able to play Counter-Strike with a tube of lipstick. Perplexed? Using a Makey Makey kit which turns […]

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    New Lightweight, More Efficient Batteries Developed for Smartphones: Study

    Chinese scientists have developed a light weight, low-cost battery which performs better than lithium ion batteries that currently power smartphones and other portable devices. The new aluminium-graphite dual-ion battery (AGDIB) developed by researcher of the Chinese Academy of Sciences offers significantly reduced weight, volume, and fabrication cost, as well as higher energy density, in comparison […]