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Wireless VR headset patent for iPhone awarded to Apple

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 1 hour, 57 mins ago

With the world not that interested in the advancement in the hardware and physical side of the new iPhone, after rumors and reports that it won't be all that different from the current iPhone 6S, there isn't much to drive the hype of the new iPhone to a new level... until now.

 

 

Today, Apple was awarded with a patent for what will eventually be a wireless VR headset for the iPhone, with a patent for a "Head-Mounted Display Apparatus For Retaining A Portable Electronic Device With Display". You can read up on Apple's patent on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website.

 

The patent itself has Apple teasing a potential head-mounted display that has the ability to "couple" itself with an iPhone, where you'll see images and video displayed using the screen on the iPhone. The headset will include built-in headphones, a Lighting connector that will connect the devices, an eyeglasses-like form factor, and custom lenses.

 

As UploadVR reports: "Apple's outlined invention here has several similarities to the Samsung Gear VR that are immediately recognizable. Both of these devices differentiate themselves from other mobile HMDs such as Google Cardboard, or a variety of overseas knock-offs, through the physical connectors that allow the phone and device to be linked directly. According to the language in the specifications section of the patent, this coupling ability is the primary IP that Apple is interested in protecting with this patent".

 

I originally saw this article on my personal Facebook feed, on Robert Scoble's Facebook post, who said we could see the VR headset revealed alongside the new iPhone, on September 7. This is just days away, and while Robert says he doesn't think Apple will do it, they could, he teases - and I agree. Apple could surprise us all, and unveil something truly magical and revolutionary, and blow us all away.

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Valve: 'no special exemptions' for No Man's Sky refunds

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 44 mins ago

No Man's Sky has been an utter mess since its launch, and things aren't getting better - even with the various patches that Hello Games have been putting out, they can't put the fires out surrounding the game fast enough.

 

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We previously reported that Valve were allowing refunds on No Man's Sky for gamers that had pumped over 40 hours into it, even though Steam refunds are only applicable for games that have had less than 2 hours of play time, and refunded within 14 days of purchase.

 

Well, Valve has released a new statement, saying that there will be "no special exemptions available" for No Man's Sky refunds. It seems that Valve has received so many refund requests,m that it has had to put a notice on the Steam page for No Man's Sky, explaining that there are no special exemptions for Hello Games' failure of a game.

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Creators talk 'Stranger Things' second season

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 5 hours, 43 mins ago

While not a surprise, the confirmation of a second season for Netflix's breakout success 'Stranger Things' has given fans something to look forward to next year. But what form will it take? The Duffer Brothers have spoken to Entertainment Weekl to elaborate on where the series will go next.

 

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While creators initially thought about jumping into the future, the second series will follow up a year after the events of the first. "I think we talked like a larger time jump where the kids are older now and it's a different decade. That's something we batted around from the very beginning. But for us, there's still more story here, there's still things that are unresolved.... There's going to be a lot of new and interesting dynamics that we didn't see in season one".

 

Unsurprisingly, the upcoming season is set to expand on the upside down - the alternate dimension which is still shrouded is much mystery. "We definitely want to explore a little bit more. There's a lot we don't know about the Upside Down at the end of season one... We obviously have this gate to another dimension, which is still very much open in the town of Hawkins. And a lot of questions there in terms of, if the Monster is dead, was it a singular monster? What else could be out there? We really don't go in there much until they go in to find Will at the end. So we've opened up this doorway, and to us it's exciting to talk about, like, what else is behind there? There's a lot more mystery there to be solved."

 

Expanding on the eight episode run of the first season, the nine episode second season is set to premier in 2017 on the Netflix platform.

Save big on training for tech's hottest coding languages

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 6 hours, 6 mins ago

Everyone knows coding is one of tech's most in-demand skills, but figuring out how to get started can prove tricky for newcomers. Fortunately, we've done the work for you and created a list of tech's most popular coding languages and the courses you need to master them. And, as an added bonus, all these courses are on sale for a limited time.

 

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Designed by Google engineers, Go is an open-source language that specializes in speeding up the programming process. With this course, you'll master Go's fundamentals and learn how to build reliable software at lightning speed. Fastrack your way to a Google career with this programming course, only $35.

 

Learn Python Django From Scratch

 

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For data-driven websites like Instagram and Pinterest, having a framework that's designed to handle browser inactivity is essential. This course will walk you through web building with Django, plus you'll learn how to combine Django with Python to test and debug sites. Teaching you two programming tools in one, this course is a steal for only $19.

 

Advanced JavaScript

 

 

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MSRP: $99 | Sale: $18 | Savings: 81%

 

Looking to take your JavaScript knowledge further? This course will kick things up a notch as you dive into object-orientation and event handling. Plus, this course is designed to help you ace any technical interview as it walks you through the questions employers are sure to ask about your expertise. Get this course on sale for only $18.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 with all DLC on sale for $15

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: 8 hours, 7 mins ago

All the fun of driving a truck around Europe without any of the language barriers, pushy bosses, or damaged cargo that wasn't your fault. If a relaxing drive game is up your alley, Euro Truck Simulator 2 has never been a better value.

 

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Today, Bundle Stars reduced the price on their Euro Truck Simulator 2 Deluxe bundle to only $14.99. Right now Steam is charging $22.99 for Euro Truck Simulator 2 alone ($8 more), but that's not really where the value comes in. If you bought all the games and DLCs in this deluxe bundle separately for full price, you'd pay $120! Thus the $15 price tag looks much better than at first glance.

 

 

In total, the Euro Truck Simulator 2 Deluxe Bundle includes five games and 22 DLC packs. As mentioned, the $15 price is $105 cheaper than buying each separately on Steam right now (88% less). Besides Euro Truck Simulator 2, you also get the original Euro Truck Simulator, Candia Truck Driving Simulator, Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Scandinavia, and Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Going East! DLC. Most of the other DLCs are paint jobs and accessories that are nice to have, but not as necessary.

 

As you can see above, Bundle Stars also has a 70% discount on the Euro Truck Simulator 2 game all by itself. In this case, the price has been reduced from $22.99 to $6.89. It represents one of the lowest prices to date only beat once during the Steam Summer sale for $5. As with most items, buying the bulk Deluxe set will cost a bit more, but you'll get a higher 88% discount.

NVIDIA's Fallout 4 mod adds advanced lighting, shadows

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 56 mins ago

NVIDIA's Lightspeed Studios is about to release an official mod for Fallout 4.

 

 

Named 'Vault 1080', it adds advanced lighting and shadows to the game, as well as an hour of added gameplay that takes place in -- you guessed it - a vault. The visual effects, as you can see in the video above, add a genuinely appreciable moodiness to scenes, but as always, it's a matter of preference.

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Stranger Things renewed for second season

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 11 hours, 20 mins ago

Surprising few, Netflix has renewed 80s throwback series Stranger Things for a second season; its first season debuted last month and has been the talk of the web.

 

 

The horror show's sophomore season will feature nine episodes as opposed to the previous eight, and will again be written by the Duffer brothers and executive produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. The new episode titles can be seen in the video above.

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Nintendo NX dimensions and design possibly leaked

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 28 mins ago

An anonymous developer potentially leaks new Nintendo NX details, this time allegedly revealing the dimensions and overall look of the handheld's devkit.

 

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On the heels of the NX share button reports, an anonymous developer has told Let's Play Video Games some fresh info regarding the NX's devkits, more specifically the overall size of the handheld and its detachable controllers as well as a rough schematic of how it looks. Note that this design isn't exactly surprising as it can be seen in Nintendo's initial patents.

 

"As others already said, it's a hybrid console with detachable controllers that have a split D-Pad, A, B, X, Y, and a camera / share button. However, something I believe none of them have mentioned is the size of the current dev kit.

It's slightly thicker than the Nintendo 3DS XL when folded, so 25 mm, with a width of around 281 mm and a height of 92 mm with the controllers attached. Separated, the controllers have the same depth and height, and they both have a width of 38 mm, making the console itself have a width of 205 mm," the source told LPVG's Laura Dale.

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Let C programming take your tech career to new heights

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 14 hours, 6 mins ago

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If you're looking to code for Windows or the gaming industry, you're going to need to know C. Used to build quick and efficient applications, C and its family of languages are regarded as secure and powerful coding tools, making them solid picks for anyone looking to get into the tech world. For only $39, you can master C, C#, and C++ with the Complete C Family Programming Bundle, on sale for a limited time.

 

This 6-course bundle includes beginner to advanced training with three C languages. Using C++, you'll learn how to group large data sets together into operations, saving time and making your programming clearer. You'll also discover how to build your own programs on the .NET framework with C#, bolstering your portfolio with tangible experience.

 

Normally $1,800, the Complete C Family Programming Bundle is on sale for over 90% off. For a limited time, TweakTown readers can get this programming bundle for only $39.

Acer's new curved laptop rocks GTX 1080 SLI, G-Sync

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Laptops | Posted: 15 hours, 8 mins ago

Acer debuts a powerhouse gaming laptop with a 21:9 curved ultra-wide display, dual NVIDIA GTX 1080s, and Intel's new 7th generation Kaby Lake processors.

 

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Acer revealed its new flagship Predator 21 X gaming laptop at IDF 2016 in Berlin, and boy does this notebook pack a serious punch. The Predator 21 X features the world's first curved display on a laptop, with the panel clocking in at a 21-inch ultra-wide IPS display (2560 x 1080) with NVIDIA G-Sync support and Tobii eye tracking for good measure.

 

Under the hood the Acer Predator 21 X is outfitted with dual NVIDIA GTX 1080's in SLI for some serious gaming power. Remember that the mobile GTX 1080 GPUs feature 2560 CUDA cores and a 1733MHz boost clock with 8GB of GDDR5X at 10GHz. The enthusiasts laptop will also tap Intel's new 7th generation Kaby Lake processors for maximum CPU performance.

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