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Facebook teases the Oculus Rift for later this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 hour, 6 mins ago

We really don't know when to expect the Consumer Version 1 (CV1) of the Oculus Rift, but according to Facebook, we should expect the Facebook-owned company to release the first retail Oculus Rift headset later this year.

 

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The news is coming from Facebook's annual F8 developers conference, where Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer said that the social network is working on VR, and showed off a space shooter game. He said: "You're going to be able to play incredible games in VR later this year". Schroepfer also added that Facebook wants to bring people together with VR, where he said that in around ten years you'll be able to join your friends and family in birthday celebration by "being there" in VR.

More than 20 universities join Open Source Virtual Reality movement

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: 3D | Posted: 1 hour, 55 mins ago

The Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) platform has partnered with more than 20 research institutions and universities for its OSVR Academia program. As part of the initiative, OSVR Academia provides hardware development kits and support to universities, so they are able to develop VR-based software.

 

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Universities and research institutions include facilities in the United States, UK, Canada, Italy, Poland, Spain, Germany and Austria - with US institutions including Johns Hopkins University, University of North Carolina, and Virginia Tech.

 

"OSVR is an important piece of the emerging consumer VR ecosystem," said Eric Hodgson, director of the Smale Interactive Visualization Center at Miami University. "The ability to make so many devices and software interfaces standardized, interoperable, compatible, and interchangeable has the potential to change the way people interact with their hardware and software."

YouTube begins experimenting with 4K 60FPS video playback

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 2 hours, 18 mins ago

In something that feels like the perfect evolution of Internet video, YouTube has started experimenting with 4K 60FPS video playback. But, there's only a few clips that are capable of this insane amount of bandwidth.

 

 

Most of the videos on YouTube are nowhere near this resolution and framerate, with most cameras not capable of shooting 4K 60FPS video to begin with. In order to watch the 4K 60FPS videos on YouTube you're going to of course require a 4K 60Hz capable panel, which aren't too hard to find now.

 

There are just six hand-picked 4K 60FPS videos on YouTube right now, with the 4K 60FPS playlist on YouTube available here.

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Toshiba announce 48-layer 128Gbit 3D NAND, samples begin shipping

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: 3 hours, 16 mins ago

Toshiba has announced that it has begun sampling its sure-to-be impressive 48-layer 128Gbit (16GB) 3D NAND part, which has the company involved in a NAND joint-venture with SanDisk called BiCS, or Bit Cost Scaling.

 

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This is similar to Samsung's TCAT structure, but BiCS moves away from the "traditional floating gate design and utilizes a charge trap made out of insulating material to reduce electron leakage" reports AnandTech. Toshiba's 48-layer part is impressive, with the company starting the manufacturing of its 3D NAND in its Fab 5 found in its Yokkaichi Operations based in Japan.

 

We should see Fab 2, which is based in the same location, spin up and be running in the first half of 2016, which will increase the output of Toshiba's 3D NAND output. Samples begin shipping today, but consumer parts are at least a year away, where we should expect BiCS-based products from Toshiba to be made available in the first half of 2016.

Amazon offers unlimited storage for $60 per year with Cloud Drive

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cloud Computing | Posted: 4 hours, 12 mins ago

Amazon has just launched a new cloud storage plan, offering users unlimited storage on its Cloud Drive service for just $59.99 per year. This is the cheapest cloud storage offering out there, for less than $6 per month.

 

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Amazon's Unlimited Everything is exactly how it sounds, you can upload an unlimited number of photos, videos, and whatever other files you can cram into your unlimited Cloud Drive account. If you didn't want to spend the $60 per year, Amazon is offering an Unlimited Photos plan for $11.99 per year, which gives you unlimited storage for photos and 5GB of additional space for other files.

LG's G Watch Urbane with LTE will cost around $590, launches very soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 5 hours, 18 mins ago

The LG G Watch Urbane is one of the slickest wearables unveiled in the last couple of months, but the new LTE-powered version of the watch will soon be made available, with a huge $590 cost.

 

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It might not be as much as what Apple is asking for its Watch, and the $10,000 Watch, but it's quite expensive compared to Pebble Time at $179, Motorola's Moto 360 for $249, and Apple's Watch starting at $349. The G Watch Urbane is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. There'll also be LTE connectivity in the LTE-powered version, which will allow wearers to make and receive phone calls without having to tether to their smartphone.

Latest update to GTA V on Xbox One and PS4 gimps visuals

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 17 mins ago

Rockstar Games has pushed out an update to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Grand Theft Auto V, where it has gimped the visuals on the 'next-gen' platforms.

 

 

The developer is aware of it, where it has said that it will fix the issue in an upcoming patch. Rockstar Games addressed the issue in a Q&A, where it asked: "After updating to Title Update 1.08 on PS4 and Xbox One, there appears to be a deterioration of graphical quality. Is Rockstar investigating this issue?" and answered it with: "We are aware of some graphical issues on the Xbox One and PS4 versions of GTAV after the most recent Title Update, and we are investigating a fix now".

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Netflix 'Inspector Gadget' cartoon reboot gets a trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 6 hours, 27 mins ago

For children of the 80's like me, 'Inspector Gadget' wasn't just the highlight of ABC TV or a trip to the video shop - it was probably my first pop culture obsession. Well either that or 'Thomas the Tank Engine. So it's with more than a passing interest that I was keen to check out the newly rebooted CG series which has been picked up by Netflix, and which has just released it's first trailer.

 

 

I'll be honest - first impressions don't seem great. And why the hell have they changed that classic theme song? The new 26-episode series hits the US Netflix platform today, before widening to other markets including Latin America, the U.K., Ireland, Benelux, France and the Nordics later in the year.

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Facebook developing solar drones that will provide Internet access

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 6 hours, 51 mins ago

Facebook is working on a new solar drone designed to provide Internet access to billions of people across the world. The codenamed Aquila project is still in the early stages of testing, but Facebook said one test flight was already conducted in the UK.

 

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The Aquila drone weighs less than a car and has a wingspan similar to a Boeing 767, and should be able to fly for months at a time. The drone must be extremely light so it can stay at altitudes higher than 60,000 feet for up to three months at a time.

 

"Aircraft like these will help connect the whole world because they can affordably serve the 10 percent of the world's population that live in remote communities without existing Internet infrastructure," Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post.

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NVIDIA preparing GeForce GTX 980 Ti with 6GB VRAM, faster than Titan X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 7 hours, 19 mins ago

It seems like a given, but NVIDIA is preparing another VGA card for release in the very near future: the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. The GTX 980 Ti would be a cut down version of the GM200-powered Titan X, with 6GB framebuffer and it'll be around 10% faster than Titan X, too.

 

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According to SweClockers the new GeForce GTX 980 Ti would be the flagship card that NVIDIA will push, versus the Titan X. One of the reason this is, in my opinion, is that the new GTX 980 Ti can have add-in-board (AIB) partners play with the PCB and cooling setup, something that can't be done on the Titan X.

 

This will allow for some huge overclocks on the GTX 980 Ti, and some very exotic cooling setups. We should expect NVIDIA to unveil the GeForce GTX 980 Ti sometime in the second half of the year, after AMD launch its Radeon R9 390X.

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