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Oculus Rift Consumer VR System Pre-Orders Start Later This Year, Ships Q1 2016

IMG_0264-0 Oculus is ready to sell virtual reality to the public, almost 3 years after it Kickstarted its first developer kit. Today Oculus announced that “the Oculus Rift will be shipping to consumers in Q1 2016, with pre-orders later this year.” The new version will support but seated and standing VR experiences. The vaguely worded announcement (below) from the Facebook-owned company… Read More

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Josh Constine

May 6th

Gadgets

Virtual Reality, The Empathy Machine

VR Empathy Machine I’ve never been to Syria. Never been in a terrorist attack. Never experienced the confusion and fear, the loss of faith in my species in the face of senseless violence. But now I know just a little bit what it feels like. And it makes me want to help. What if you really could walk a mile in someone’s shoes? Shared perspective breeds understanding. Until now, though, the closest… Read More

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Josh Constine

February 1st

Gadgets

Rothenberg Ventures’ First Virtual Reality Accelerator Emphasizes Health And Education

Deepstream VR could enlighten and heal, not just entertain. Its immersiveness could distract us from pain, help us face our phobias, or give us first-hand training. “We have a belief that VR will disrupt every industry. And it’s global. So we made efforts to find companies in every different industry and that are global” Rothenberg Ventures’ founder Mike Rothenberg about the… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 30th

Gadgets

Metromile Launches Uber Car Insurance Where Drivers Only Pay For Personal Miles

Uber metromile Uber covers drivers with $1 million of insurance when they’re on the job, but they still have to buy personal car insurance even if they hardly drive off-the-job. But now, Metromile and Uber have developed a seamless personal/commercial per-mile car insurance plan for Uber drivers that uses a cellular gadget that plugs into their vehicle’s diagnostic port. It connects with Uber… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 28th

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Mobile

Oculus’ First In-House VR Film “Lost” Is Cute, Immersive, But Hardly Interactive

Lost Poster Oculus just premiered its Story Studio’s first virtual reality cinema experience “Lost” that’s designed to demonstrate the narrative potential of VR to filmmakers. The experience features a massive robotic hand traipsing around a darkened forest in search of its body. It proves that a simple, character driven story can be told in an immersive environment. Yet while… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 26th

Gadgets

Quadcopter Cowboys Duel At The Drone Rodeo

GoD I found unmanned aerial adventurers out in the Nevada desert. With the old west explored, at least horizontally, the new frontier is in the sky. And just like the gold rush, there’s a new crop of pioneers hoping to make a stake and maybe get rich in the burgeoning drone business. Of course, flying drones is still widely illegal. But these men and women are fighting those laws, and… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 19th

Gadgets

Justin Timberlake’s AfterMaster Chip Makes Any Device Sound Better

AfterMaster Feature AfterMaster is like having a team of audio experts come in a fine tune your home stereo, TV, or headphones. The new AfterMaster chip optimizes the sound quality outputed by any device, enhancing its fullness and clarity. Essentially, it makes audio sound much richer, like you were listening to uncompressed master recordings on super high-fidelity audio equipment, even if you’re just… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 16th

Gadgets

Skydio Makes Drones Smart So Pilots Can Be Dumb With $3M From Andreessen

Skydio Gif “In five years, the notion of a drone crashing will be a weird, foreign thing” says Adam Bry, co-founder of drone auto-pilot startup Skydio and founding member of Google’s Project Wing drone delivery project. Skydio connects a drone’s cameras to its flight computer so it can avoid obstacles and maneuver on its own without GPS. Today Skydio announced it’s raised… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 15th

Gadgets

Mobile

The Hovertrax Is Like Two Dumb Little Segways For Your Feet

Hovertrax If laziness was a sport, the equipment would be the Hovertrax. You step up onto the foot pads, tip your feet forward, and two motorized wheels carry you around while gyroscopes auto-balance the Hovertrax so you don’t fall off. What’s hilarious is just how casual you look riding it. You’re basically standing upright while cruising up to 8 miles at 5 miles per hour on a… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 14th

Gadgets

Zolt Is A Teeny-Tiny MacBook Charger

Zolt Feature If you’re sick of lugging around that bulky white cable and charger for your MacBook, Zolt could lighten your load. The $99 miniature 3 inch x 1.3 inch x 1.3 inch brick has three USB slots, and with a super thin $30 MagSafe cable, it can power MacBooks that require chargers up to 70 watts. When Zolt ships in Spring, it could simultaneously replace your computer, phone, and tablet… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 8th

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