‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ delivers VR experience that puts you inside the superhero’s suit

June 19, 2017

The beauty of virtual reality is that it allows you to become anyone or anything you can dream of, and in this case the technology is letting you become the amazing Spider-Man. In the run-up to the release of the film Spider-Man: Homecoming in July, Sony has released a VR version of Spider-Man that lets you don the superhero’s costume, swing through the New York City using web shooters, and…

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Samsung’s 49-inch ultrawide curved monitor is really ultrawide

June 11, 2017

Image: samsung Ultrawide truly symbolizes ultrawide. Samsung came out with a new 49-inch QLED gaming monitor on Friday and it’s basically like an actual TV. The CHG9 0 check has HDR technology often reserved for videos that “showcases recreations precisely as makes intended” with improved shade and contrast. SEE ALSO: Samsung’s brand-new Notebook 9 Pro laptops will seduce creative professionals Gamers want to feel perfectly submerge when they performance, and…

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Gigabytes AERO 15 gaming laptop comes close to displaying the correct colors

June 8, 2017

The Gigabyte AERO 15 seen here is your usual gaming laptop, but with a twist a color-corrected screen. While Retina displays on Macs have become the gold standard for laptop displays, Windows machines have instead opted for absurd amounts of pixels or touchscreens with inconsistent color reproduction and color gamut. Razer is trying to fill this gap with their Blade THX editionand Gigabyte just brought in their entry with the…

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Kevin Spacey uses ‘House of Cards’ to force you to embrace the silly and serious sides of VR

June 3, 2017

Discovering virtual reality in Season 5 of 'House of Cards.'Image: netflix  What’s crazier than the insane political machinations of House of Cards being outdone by the very real politics of 2017? How about the show taking Season 5 viewers into yet another layer deeper into the surreal by introducing virtual reality into the very plot of the show. Here’s your Spoiler Alert warning. If you haven’t already binge-watched the latest…

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UK startup Improbable raises a monster, $502 million funding round

May 13, 2017

A SpatialOS demo.Image: Improbable A UK company wants to build massive-scale simulations of reality, and they just raised $502 million to do it. The Series B funding round, led by Softbank, values the company at over $1 billion. The money will be used to develop Improbable’s technology, in particular its SpatialOS cloud-based operating system (currently in beta), which allows gaming companies to create huge virtual worlds. SEE ALSO: Samsung Gear…

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