Valve reveals VR-exclusive game Half-Life: Alyx

November 22, 2019 at 02:33AM Game will be first in series since Half-Life 2: Episode 2 was released in 2007 Developer Valve Corporation has unveiled the latest game in the long-dormant Half-Life series, a VR-exclusive title named Half-Life: Alyx, set for release in March 2020. A new game in the critically acclaimed sci-fi shooter seriesContinue reading “Valve reveals VR-exclusive game Half-Life: Alyx”

Prime Day’s best game console deals: From Playstation VR package to the Nintendo switch

July 16, 2019 at 07:48AM Xbox One discounts stretch to more than £100, while some of the most popular games are also on sale Prime Day's best game console deals: From Playstation VR package to the Nintendo switch … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Prime Day's best game console deals: From Playstation VR package toContinue reading “Prime Day’s best game console deals: From Playstation VR package to the Nintendo switch”

Amazon Prime Day’s best game console deals: From Playstation VR package to the Nintendo switch

July 15, 2019 at 11:44AM Xbox One discounts stretch to more than £100, while some of the most popular games are also on sale Amazon Prime Day's best game console deals: From Playstation VR package to the Nintendo switch … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon Prime Day's best game console deals: From Playstation VRContinue reading “Amazon Prime Day’s best game console deals: From Playstation VR package to the Nintendo switch”

Blood & Truth review: PS VR reaches its peak in new gangster heist game

July 11, 2019 at 12:23PM Gangster heist game started out as a demo of Sony’s virtual reality kit, and the full version is still its most accomplished realisation Blood & Truth review: PS VR reaches its peak in new gangster heist game … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Blood & Truth review: PS VR reachesContinue reading “Blood & Truth review: PS VR reaches its peak in new gangster heist game”

Five of the best VR headsets

June 22, 2019 at 04:00PM From the Oculus Quest and Valve’s pricey Vive Pro to Nintendo’s family-friendly kits, a guide to what’s on offer in the world of virtual reality Six years after the first iteration of the Oculus Rift kickstarted the modern era of virtual reality, the now Facebook-owned company is back with notContinue reading “Five of the best VR headsets”

Nano-robots and VR for refugees: EPSRC 2019 winners – in pictures

June 03, 2019 at 01:08PM An image of a Syrian refugee using virtual reality to help researchers design a shelter has been chosen as the winner of the 2019 national science photography competition organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The competition attracted 169 entries from EPSRC-funded researchers Continue reading… Nano-robots and VRContinue reading “Nano-robots and VR for refugees: EPSRC 2019 winners – in pictures”

Oculus announces a VR subscription service for enterprises

April 30, 2019 at 08:23PM Oculus is getting serious about monetizing VR for enterprise. The company has previously sold specific business versions of the headsets, but now they’re adding a pricey annual device-management subscription. Oculus Go for business starts at $599 (64 GB) and the enterprise Oculus Quest starts at $999 (128 GB). These feesContinue reading “Oculus announces a VR subscription service for enterprises”

Star Wars: Vader Immortal VR series will see you come face-to-face with an iconic villain

April 15, 2019 at 11:55AM The three-part series is written and executive produced by David S Goyer, best known for his work on Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy Star Wars: Vader Immortal VR series will see you come face-to-face with an iconic villain … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Star Wars: Vader Immortal VR seriesContinue reading “Star Wars: Vader Immortal VR series will see you come face-to-face with an iconic villain”

Nintendo brings Mario and Zelda to VR with new cardboard Switch headset

April 05, 2019 at 03:58PM Players will need to buy and assemble their cardboard headset first Nintendo brings Mario and Zelda to VR with new cardboard Switch headset … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Nintendo brings Mario and Zelda to VR with new cardboard Switch headset

Alibaba acquires Israeli VR startup Infinity Augmented Reality

March 25, 2019 at 04:36AM Infinity Augmented Reality, an Israeli virtual reality startup, has been acquired by Alibaba, the companies announced this weekend. The deal’s terms were not disclosed. Alibaba and InfinityAR have had a strategic partnership since 2016, when Alibaba Group led InfinityAR’s Series C. Since then, the two have collaborated on augmented reality,Continue reading “Alibaba acquires Israeli VR startup Infinity Augmented Reality”

Nintendo Switch VR: New Labo kit allows console to get virtual reality with cardboard headset

March 07, 2019 at 09:03AM Company was one of the pioneers of VR gaming – but has not been involved with it for 20 years Nintendo Switch VR: New Labo kit allows console to get virtual reality with cardboard headset … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Nintendo Switch VR: New Labo kit allows console toContinue reading “Nintendo Switch VR: New Labo kit allows console to get virtual reality with cardboard headset”

Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions

January 10, 2019 at 01:43AM Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and process it for use in enhanced oil recovery or in the creation of new synthetic fuels, has locked in financing from two big industry backers — Chevron and Occidental Petroleum — to bring its productsContinue reading “Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions”

Time: How TIME Re-created the 1963 March on Washington in Virtual Reality

February 20, 2020 at 12:27PM Tucked away in an office on a quiet Los Angeles street, past hallways chockablock with miniature props and movie posters, is a cavernous motion-capture studio. And in that studio is the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in 1963, on the day Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have aContinue reading “Time: How TIME Re-created the 1963 March on Washington in Virtual Reality”

Worldline’s $8B acquisition of Ingenico’s $3B revenue would barely pay for Robinhood or Revolut’s valuations

by lexsokolin.com In the long take this week, I look at how spending $8 billion can either buy you $3 billion of revenue from Ingenico, or the private valuation of Robinhood and/or Revolut. Would you rather have a massive cash-flow machine, or a venture bet on a Millennial investing meme? To articulate this question inContinue reading “Worldline’s $8B acquisition of Ingenico’s $3B revenue would barely pay for Robinhood or Revolut’s valuations”

PS5 price: New PlayStation could be expensive despite Sony attempt to keep cost down, report claims

February 14, 2020 at 04:07PM Company also said to be working on new version of PS VR headset PS5 price: New PlayStation could be expensive despite Sony attempt to keep cost down, report claims … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: PS5 price: New PlayStation could be expensive despite Sony attempt to keep cost down, reportContinue reading “PS5 price: New PlayStation could be expensive despite Sony attempt to keep cost down, report claims”

Apple ‘finger devices’ patent lets users control objects in virtual reality

January 27, 2020 at 01:13PM Sensor-packed wearable could transform how you interact with your iPhone or HomePod Apple 'finger devices' patent lets users control objects in virtual reality … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Apple 'finger devices' patent lets users control objects in virtual reality

Time: Should You Reconsider Using WhatsApp After the Jeff Bezos Hack? Probably Not

January 24, 2020 at 07:05PM Amid reports that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s phone was allegedly hacked by Saudi Arabia — with the direct involvement of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman via the popular chat app WhatsApp — some users may be wondering: Can I be hacked the same way? Investigators have “medium to high confidence”Continue reading “Time: Should You Reconsider Using WhatsApp After the Jeff Bezos Hack? Probably Not”

Time: The 8 Video Games We Can’t Wait to Play in 2020

January 17, 2020 at 03:21PM This year marks the start of a new decade, and the end of a generation of video games. Sony and Microsoft are set to launch new systems during the holidays, marking the beginning of a new phase in gaming. But that’s good news: Traditionally, the games launched at the endContinue reading “Time: The 8 Video Games We Can’t Wait to Play in 2020”

Microsoft pledges to completely remove carbon footprint amid criticism over work with oil giants

January 16, 2020 at 11:46PM ‘This goal is incompatible with contracts that aim to increase oil extraction, a process which we know is not sustainable’ tech firm employees say Microsoft pledges to completely remove carbon footprint amid criticism over work with oil giants … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Microsoft pledges to completely remove carbonContinue reading “Microsoft pledges to completely remove carbon footprint amid criticism over work with oil giants”

Equinix is acquiring bare metal cloud provider Packet

January 14, 2020 at 01:50PM Equinix announced today that is acquiring bare metal cloud provider Packet. The New York City startup that had raised over $36 million on a $100 million valuation, according to Pitchbook data. Equinix has a set of data centers and co-locations facilities around the world. Companies that may want to haveContinue reading “Equinix is acquiring bare metal cloud provider Packet”

Best gaming tablets in 2020

By Benjamin Abbott, Brittany Vincent January 08, 2020 Here are the best gaming tablets you can buy in 2020 – from iPads to Fire tablets to Galaxy tabs. All at the cheapest prices today   (Image credit: Apple, Samsung, Amazon) When it comes to playing mobile games on the go, the best gaming tablets definitelyContinue reading “Best gaming tablets in 2020”

Daily Crunch: VMware completes Pivotal acquisition

December 30, 2019 at 07:19PM The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. VMware completes $2.7 billion Pivotal acquisition VMware is closing the year with a significant new weaponContinue reading “Daily Crunch: VMware completes Pivotal acquisition”