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PSVR 2 rumor: wireless, eye/head-tracing tech, start at $250

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 1 day, 11 hours ago

We've known details about Sony's new PlayStation VR 2 for a while now, but it seems more patents and leaks are here about the PSVR 2 that are painting a clearer picture.




Sony's next-gen PSVR 2 will not see the light of day until late 2020 at the earliest, with leaked specs suggesting a $249 price and 2560x1440 screen at 120Hz refresh rate. Better yet, it would feature eye and head tracking as well as up to 5 hours of battery life with a large 220-degree field of view.


Inverse is reporting the new PSVR rolling out starting at $249, being completely wireless and having a high-end 1440p 120Hz refresh rate and 220-degree FOV. This new information comes from a recently-published patent application by the USPTO, confirming that Sony is indeed working on a new VR headset with both eye and head tracking.

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Shadowkeep may be Destiny 2's last expansion

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 15 hours ago

Bungie is far from done with Destiny 2. There's still lots of things to do from tweaks and balances to implement and the free-to-play New Light version to the dearth of seasonal updates planned alongside Shadowkeep. But insofar as expansions, there's evidence that Shadowkeep could be Destiny 2's last.




Destiny 2 is getting many changes in September. Shadowkeep, the new moon-based expansion, will drop alongside a free-to-play Destiny 2 version that comes packed with cross-saves. But Shadowkeep won't be a huge paradigm-shifter like Forsaken. In fact it could be the last major expansion the game sees. There's a few reasons for this: the way Bungie talks about Shadowkeep, how the studio is gearing up for more MMO-style RPG progression, and its past cadence of expansion releases.


Bungie says Shadowkeep is a new beginning. It's the inception of a new bold vision for Destiny, and represents the first major content drop free of Activision's meddling.

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Nintendo called out on cheap Switch controllers

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 16 hours ago

The Switch's JoyCon controllers are cheaply made and break easily, and fans are fed up.




There's a reason why Nintendo makes a profit on every Switch sold: the device is relatively cheap to make, and if you've ever held one, you can definitely see where they saved cash. Way back in my 2017 Nintendo Switch review I noticed how flimsy the system felt. The JoyCons in particular felt (and still feel) rather weak and janky, as if they'd malfunction quickly after heavy use.


Now thousands of gamers are complaining about JoyCon issues. Extended use is causing the wiggly and cheap analog sticks to drift in-game, which significantly disrupts play as gamers have to fight the controller and try to compensate for the wonky sticks. After all the first rule of playing a game is actually being able to control it.

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Transfer data from phones using dr.fone Switch, here's how

By: Sponsored Content | More News: Software | Posted: 1 day, 17 hours ago

dr.fone - Switch is a handy and easy to use application which allows you to easily transfer various data from one phone to another using your computer.


And not just from iPhone to iPhone or Android to Android, you can go from iPhone to Android and also the other way around. The phone switch program works perfectly with more than 8000 smartphones and tablets including devices from Apple, Samsung, HUAWEI, OPPO, Sony, HTC, Google, LG, Motorola, ZTE, and more.


You can conveniently and easily copy, switch, and transfer all supported data types or just the ones you want with just a few clicks via USB transfer which is quicker than cloud or wireless transfer.


You can select from contacts, text messages, your calendar, call logs, photos, music, videos, apps, and app data. dr.fone - Switch is compatible with Android 9.0 and the latest iOS 12.3. The video below shows just how easy it is.



How to Transfer Data from Phone to Phone with a PC


There are really only three simple steps:


  1. Connecting your devices
  2. Selecting the file types
  3. Starting and completing the data transfer


Here's a guide in a bit more detail:


Step 1. Connect your device to the computer


Open dr.fone on your computer, and select Switch among the modules.




Then get both of your devices connected. Here let's take an iOS and an Android device as an example.




The data will be transferred from the source device to the destination one. You can use the "Flip" button to exchange their position.

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New Switch refresh has 9 hours battery life, same specs

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 20 hours ago

Today Nintendo's Japanese site revealed a new Switch model that improves battery life by almost 40% over the current version, but the specs are the same.




On the heels of announcing a new $199 handheld-only Switch Lite, the regular Switch is getting a mid-cycle refresh that likely uses the same chip. But don't expect the fabled Switch Pro with beefier performance. This new model is not an iterative upgrade like the PS4 Pro with extra horsepower. It's basically like a PS4 Slim with small tweaks to improve thermals and quality of life. Nintendo only really upgraded the internal battery to make the console last up to 9 hours in Handheld Mode (which is pretty impressive). According to past Wall Street Journal reports, Nintendo also might've tacked on an OLED screen for good measure.


Nintendo is vague with exact technical details (they always are), but we expect the new Switch HAC-001(-01) model uses a shrunken 16nm Tegra X1 chip for boosted efficiency across the board. This means the new model should not only be more power efficient, but could be quieter and cooler when docked to avoid the annoying console heat warping.

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Gamestop to transform stores into retro arcades

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 23 hours ago

In a bid to save its ailing retail business, Gamestop wants to make its stores more friendly for actual gaming sessions.




Gamestop needs a win right now. The company recently suffered a huge $500 million loss driven by low game and hardware sales. To halt the coffin nails, Gamestop announced that it's signed a partnership with turnaround experts R/GA to dramatically rebrand its stores into actual hangouts for gamers. This includes retro arcade-style setups where you can try out games before you buy and even competitive tournaments--possibly even LAN matches.


Essentially Gamestop wants to turn into an early 2000's gaming cafe that also sells games.

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Interactive website plays 50yr Apollo 11 launch in real-time

By: Jak Connor | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 2 days, 4 hours ago

Americans are currently celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 space launch, and what better way to experience it all over again then with an interactive website that shows you the entire thing.




In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch that occurred on Wed Jul 16th, 1969 a website has been developed and dedicated to re-living the whole experience. Users can go to this website here which has been sourced entirely of historical material.


Heading over to the website we can see that it can filtered by 'mission milestones', as well as the transcript has been provided and updates in real-time as the launch progresses. There is also images on the right-hand side of the site, each of the images are from the official launch taken by NASA and the astronauts themselves.

2mm tiny-bots to regenerate your health from the inside out

By: Jak Connor | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 2 days, 5 hours ago

Perhaps the future of human health benefits will come in the form of tiny robots that assist your health problems from the inside your body.



The above video has been released onto the official Georgia Tech YouTube Channel and showcases what is has been called a "bristle-bot". The bot is only 2mm (about 0.08in) in length, weighs 5mg and can move at about 8mm per second. Not only are the bots, small fast and diversable, but they are made out of lead ziconate titante and have the ability to turn voltage into vibration for movement.


Georgia Tech has developed these bots but at the moment they wouldn't be much benefit to health insitutes as they can only move in one director and can't carry a payload. The end goal of these bots is eventually equipping them with the ability to jump and swim. Once these goals are completed and implemented, we could see these bots being adopted to combat health problems and fix people from inside their bodies out.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC 'Hero' to drop this Summer

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 6 hours ago

Nintendo has released a brand new 'Fan-Favorites & Newest Releases' game compilation trailer that showcases what is to be expected to launch on Nintendo Switch this Summer.



The above video has been released onto the official Nintendo YouTube Channel and details what is in the pipeline to be launch on the Switch this Summer. While there is many great titles in the video, one in particular is the in the spotlight, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC fighter.


Dragon Quest's 'Hero' was announced to be the next DLC fighter to be invited to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. While fans wait for an official announcement this above trailer has subtly suggested that 'Hero' will be arriving this Summer, as the video title boldly states "Summer" in the headline.

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Mars' past climate proves it had enough time to develop life

By: Jak Connor | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 2 days, 7 hours ago

Humans are continuously attempting to map the stars and gain a better understanding of the planets we have in our solar system. One of those planets that are in our understanding slow cooker is our very own red planet, Mars.




Scientists are hell-bent on attempting to figure out if Mars was home to its very own version of life and now a recent discovery coming out MSL Curiosity regarding a specific Mars landmark and how it could of potentially been the spot life developed. MSL Curiosity is Mars Space Laboratory, a space probe mission with a goal of discovering more about Mars and if life was ever at home on the planet.


Christopher House is a Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University, he is involved within NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission and in a press release from Penn State University he talked about the discoveries made in Mars' Gale Crater. "Gale Crater appears to have been a lake environment. The water would have persisted for a million years or more." The team managed to locate a mudstone in the crater and also find that "the whole system, including the groundwater that ran through it, lasted much longer, perhaps even a billion or more years."

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