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If the point of virtual reality headsets is to transport their wearer into another world, then HTC's Vive VR is already a success. I strapped myself in for one of HTC's demos at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, and I did indeed feel like I had stepped into the 3D worlds rendered around me. Co-developed by HTC and feted game developer / distributor Valve, the Vive VR is designed to deliver a "full room-scale" experience. It's comprised of a big headset that plugs into a PC — a powerful graphics card seems like it'll be a must here — and two wireless, wand-like controllers.
Since it launched, Instagram has been a way of telling a story with a single, square-shaped image. Instagram says the move comes in response to advertiser requests for ways to tell sequenced stories. Have you ever seen McDonald's post a hamburger and wondered what happens to it?* You are going to love carousel ads. When you see a sponsored post on Instagram these days, you'll see a series of dots below it indicating it is a carousel.
Sony's foray into the world of virtual reality — is slated to launch in the first half of next year. At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday, Sony unveiled the second prototype of the headset, one that adds some significant improvements compared to the original that was unveiled one year ago.
Is your toddler being mean to his baby sister while you're out of the room? Among countless new "wearable" gadgets presented this week at the Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona, several companies were peddling brightly-coloured rubber wristwatch devices for four to 11-year-olds. The watches let parents track their child's movements on the screen of their smartphone and receive alerts if the child wanders outside a pre-set "safety zone". The watch lets the child talk via their wrist to authorised adults who have the app on their smartphone.
Samsung’s hot new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are the talk of tech fans right now, but sadly they’ll continue to be nothing but talk until next month when they finally begin to roll out in markets around the world. We got to spend some time with both new models recently and they warrant the hype thanks to their bold new designs and cutting-edge internal components. Of course, Samsung’s software also got a big overhaul alongside the hardware changes, and you don’t have to wait another minute to get a taste of the new apps Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will offer. DON’T MISS: Benchmark tests show Galaxy S6 performance crushes everything else on the market It’s true that Samsung’s
While the company's internally developed games are as amazing as ever, the Wii U, and to a lesser extent the 3DS, are largely bereft of third-party content. Nintendo has also released a number of independently developed titles in the past, but it never approached the endeavor with the same fervor and excitement as its competitors. Indie games might be the key to ensuring the Wii U is more than just a box for playing Super Smash Bros. At this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Nintendo showed off a small but impressive slate of upcoming games for its digital eShop.
Ryan Reynolds hasn't exactly had the best success at the box office lately, but maybe jumping into some stylish sci-fi will help change that. This is the first trailer from Selfless, a film about a dying mogul (Ben Kingsley) who discovers that the best way to prolong his life is to actually have his consciousness transferred into the body of a younger man (an "empty vessel," a sufficiently creepy-looking scientist says). The film is directed by Tarsem Singh, a director that has no shortage of brilliant visuals on his resume (he directed The Cell and countless music videos and commercials), although story hasn't necessarily been his strong suit.