Razer’s first phone is for gamers who want the fastest screen and loud sound

November 2, 2017

Razer’s conquered PC accessories and even sells some of the sleekest and better gaming laptops ever created. And now it’s finally ready to take on the smartphone world-wide with the Razer Phone, a flagship Android phone designed specifically to be a mobile gaming and amusement powerhouse. SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone X evaluation: A fearless step into the future Though Razer is often to be considered as a startup because of…

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One year later, ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ the video game is more relevant than ever

October 15, 2017

In the wake of every mass shooting, we hear the same refrain from friends and politicians alike:” Our thoughts and devotions are with the victims and their families .” It is a neat affection. Supposing about something is the first step to changing it, and praying can bring peace of mind to those left behind. But it’s a utterance that’s been uttered so many times in recent years that it’s…

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The 8 best gadgets from Berlin’s IFA 2017 technology show

September 4, 2017

Image: raymond wong/mashable Europe’s largest technology show, IFA, kicked off early this week in Berlin. Running until Sept. 6, the huge show gives everyone a glimpse into the future of consumer tech. While the biggest tech announcements are reserved for CES in January, big brands like Samsung and LG still debut some pretty sweet products at IFA.  SEE ALSO: What it’s like to have a lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren…

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SanDisk just unveiled the world’s largest microSD card

September 4, 2017

SanDisk’s newest microSD is super impressive. Image: western digital SanDisk just announced its biggest microSD card yet—but it doesn’t come cheap.  The world’s first 400GB microSD starts shipping in September, and will set you back $249.99 SEE ALSO: Drug cartels are now using hulking drones to smuggle goods over the border The new microSD with adapter is good for 35 hours of full HD video. So it makes sense that…

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Escher Reality is building the backend for cross-platform mobile AR

August 7, 2017

The potential of mobile augmented reality is clear. Last summer Pokemon Go gave a glimpse of just how big this craze could be, as thousands of excited humans converged on parks, bus stops and other locations around the world to chase virtual monsters through the lens of their smartphones. Apple was also watching. And this summer the company signaled its own conviction in the technology by announcing ARKit: a developer…

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‘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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