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Palmer Luckey being sued by his previous employee over the Oculus Rift

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 hour, 11 mins ago

Palmer Luckey is in some very hot water, and unfortunately, this event is happening in the real-world and not a virtual one. The founder of Oculus VR has been accused of stealing confidential information with his previous employer, and "passing it off as his own" reports Reuters.

 

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Hawaii-based Total Recall Technologies has said that it hired Luckey in 2011, where he was tasked at building a prototype head mounted display. Luckey signed a confidentiality agreement, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday. In the second half of 2011 and well into 2012, Luckey took feedback and information to "improve the design of the display" reports Reuters. Luckey then reportedly used that information he learned and took to Kickstarter to build his own headset, which has turned into the Oculus Rift.

 

Total Recall Technologies is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, but it hasn't mentioned a specific amount. This could be quite damaging to not only Oculus VR, but Facebook, with Luckey in the firing line. Oculus, Facebook and Luckey have all reportedly denied comment thus far. With the Oculus Rift set to nearly start the VR headset market by itself, I'm sure that amount of considerable.

Johan Andersson, Frostbite engineer, teases AMD Radeon R9 390X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 2 hours, 9 mins ago

We know it's coming, but we've just seen an 'official' shot of the Radeon R9 390X courtesy of Johan Andersson, the engineer behind the Frostbite engine over at DICE.

 

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Andersson posted the image to his Twitter account, where he said: "This new island is one seriously impressive and sweet GPU. wow & thanks @AMDRadeon ! They will be put to good use :)". So now we can look at the previous rumor and render of the Radeon R9 390X that WCCFTech posted not too long ago, with this card looking absolutely identical to the render.

 

AMD should release its HBM-powered Radeon R9 390X in the coming weeks.

Virtual reality being used to help train football players

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 4 hours, 49 mins ago

It looks like virtual reality is still destined to rule video games and movies, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of other uses. Silicon Valley company STRIVR Labs is developing a virtual reality sports tool that allows football players to make play reads, learn plays interactively, and execute game-type reps using an Oculus VR Rift headset.

 

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"It was one of the few times in your coaching career when you're watching something and you think, 'This is a game-changer,'" said Bret Bielema, coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks college football team, in a statement to the media. This is gonna change the way we teach young men."

 

Technology is fully embraced by collegiate and professional sports, with game film and plays distributed via HDTVs, smartphones and tablets - with VR expected to add a new element. It's especially helpful in sports because coaches can have players make natural movements like they were in an actual game or scrimmage, while all the data is immediately captured.

Lovense teams up with Virtual Real Porn for adult-themed VR content

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 7 hours ago

A growing number of adult entertainment companies want to embrace virtual reality, with Lovense, a company focused on sex toys, teaming up with Virtual Real Porn.

 

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Lovense will create toys that Virtual Real Porn will integrate with the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift headset, among other tech VR products.

 

"This was an unexpected partnership, but we believe it is a positive development for Lovense," said Dan Liu, founder of Lovense, in a statement published by VentureBeat. "Our focus is to use sex tech products to solve problems for consumers, but when they approached us, we immediately saw the potential."

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Free-to-play MMORPG Tera proves to be extremely popular on Steam

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 49 mins ago

Tera, a free-to-play MMORPG that launched on May 5 on Steam, is more popular than Eve Online, The Elder Scrolls Online, and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

 

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Tera developer En Masse Entertainment said the game peaked with 18,454 concurrent players - significantly higher than Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (7,401 players), The Elder Scrolls Online (5,067), or Eve Online (3,690).

 

Tera has quickly become one of the top 10 F2P games available on Steam, with more than 4.5 million users in North America - and more than 20 million accounts across the world. Of course, with the game being available for free, it can help entice gamers to download it and try it out for a few hours.

View the heartfelt 'Batkid Begins' documentary trailer

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 9 hours, 59 mins ago

Warner Bros. has shown off a trailer for the "Batkid Begins" documentary, featuring Miles Scott, a young leukemia patient who became superhero for a day in San Francisco. The 5-year-old received help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and city of San Francisco, which featured him fighting bad guys to help save "Gotham."

 

 

Batkid received international attention, with President Obama and numerous celebrities offering praise and support for the young child. "One of his doctors told us that with this disease, they just become, like, a fighter," according to a statement from Scott's father in the trailer. "They fight for life. I think he sees the good vs. evil battle in superheroes."

 

"Batkid Begins" will open on June 26.

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Microsoft continues to add Windows 10 Xbox app functionality

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 2 mins ago

Microsoft is adding new updates for the Xbox app on Windows 10, with recently added features including game bar shortcuts, friends list changes, game hubs, and more. Check out a recently released video from Larry Hryb, Xbox Live's Major Nelson and Director of Programming for Xbox Live at Microsoft:

 

 

The Xbox app is only available to Windows Insider program members, which has opened early testing of the upcoming Windows 10 OS. Microsoft has added a game DVR, with customized shortcuts that make it easier to capture screenshots or record gameplay footage. Live streaming isn't currently available, though is expected at some point in the future.

 

Similar to the Xbox One game hubs, the app will let gamers view achievements, check game play usage, and view customized activity fields.

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Save 50% on the Ergonomic M535 Wireless Optical Mouse

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 13 hours, 43 mins ago

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Using a one-size-fits-all mouse or a trackpad for gaming or work can cause some serious discomfort and strain in your hand and wrist. Which is why we're big fans of the M535 wireless optical mouse-in fact, we're offering it now for 50% off at TweakTown Deals.

 

The M535 is an ergonomic solution that allows you to adjust it to the width of your hand, with three grades to choose from. Fully programmable, you can assign different functions to the seven buttons on the mouse according to how you use it, minimizing the number of hand- and wrist-straining movements you need to make. You can even position your cursor at the center of your screen in a single click.

 

You wouldn't wear shoes that are one-size-fits-all, so don't use a mouse that is. Grab the M535 mouse for $29.99 at TweakTown Deals.

iOS 9 might finally give real multitasking abilities to the iPad

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 14 hours, 10 mins ago

Google has owned multitasking on Android for quite a while now, but it looks like Apple might play catch up when it releases iOS 9 in the near future. iOS 9 might usher in proper multitasking to the iPad, allowing two apps to be open at once, side-by-side, according to sources close to 9to5Mac.

 

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iOS 9 will reportedly offer 1/2, 1/3 and 2/3 views depending on the app being used, with the option of running two separate applications at once, or multi views of the same apps. Split-screen app support was planned for iOS 8, but Apple said the feature wasn't ready and pushed it back to iOS 8.1, where history repeated itself, and Apple pushed the feature back to iOS 9.

 

With Apple reportedly preparing a larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, it could be perfect timing to see true multitasking come to the iPad with iOS 9.

NSA wants to give you malware through mobile app stores

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 15 hours, 13 mins ago

Edward Snowden is back in the news, talking about a plan that the NSA had to have malware in various app stores, like the Google Play Store, and Apple iTunes Store.

 

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The NSA program was called IRRITANT HORN, with the US spy agency wanting to find the path of web traffic to and from mobile application severs that are owned by Google and Samsung. Once the NSA found this traffic, it would place an attack in the middle, where it could silently inject malware and spying tools into a mobile device of its choice.

 

After it had planted this software, it could pull out e-mails, texts, search history, call records, videos, photos and anything else you have on your device. Thanks to the user thinking they're on an official app store, they would be unaware that they're being attacked by the US government in the form of the NSA.

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