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Why Spatial Audio Is Such a Big Deal for Google Cardboard - WIRED

January 17, 2016 - 4:33am

WIRED

Why Spatial Audio Is Such a Big Deal for Google Cardboard
WIRED
For all there is to love about Google Cardboard, it's still a bare-bones experience. It's barely even VR, really. But the cheap, smartphone-based viewer offers the VR-curious an easy window into 360-degree video. Pricier headsets like the Oculus Rift ...
Google creates virtual reality arm, names key exec to run itJewocity.com (press release) (blog)
What to expect from virtual reality in 2016Washington Post
AH Primetime: VR War Heats Up, Google Gets SeriousAndroid Headlines - Android News
Tom's Guide
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No turning back in race to fully autonomous cars - Detroit Free Press

January 16, 2016 - 11:01pm

Detroit Free Press

No turning back in race to fully autonomous cars
Detroit Free Press
The kabuki dance between automakers and tech companies captured center stage at this year's North American International Auto Show, but we are years from knowing how the drama ends. Rather than elaborately designed costumes, artful makeup, ...
Google Searches For Auto PartnerThe Auto Channel (blog)
Purcell: World on cusp of another industrial revolutionOnline Athens
Auto industry, USA regulators agree to boost safety recallsMyTechBits
Christian Science Monitor -Bidness ETC -Reuters
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The first 'Doom' gets a new map from co-creator John Romero - Engadget

January 16, 2016 - 8:34pm

Engadget

The first 'Doom' gets a new map from co-creator John Romero
Engadget
John Romero is virtually synonymous with Doom as one of its key developers, but he never made a map for it after 1995. Quake, and eventually his other studios, took over after that. However, he's finally coming home to roost: Romero has released an add ...
Doom Designer Makes First Level In 21 YearsCinema Blend
How to play the 'Doom' creator's first new level in 21 yearsMashable
Doom co-creator John Romero just released a new Doom levelTechnoBuffalo
PC Magazine -VentureBeat -Gamasutra
all 26 news articles »

Microsoft HoloLens can talk to just about any device - Engadget

January 16, 2016 - 7:03pm

Engadget

Microsoft HoloLens can talk to just about any device
Engadget
As much as Microsoft has been willing to show of HoloLens, it has been surprisingly shy on some basic details. What devices work with the augmented reality headset? How long can you use it? How immersive will it really be? Thankfully, you just got ...
Microsoft: HoloLens battery to last 2.5 to 5.5 hoursZDNet
Microsoft's HoloLens will be 'totally wireless' with up to 5.5 hours of ...VentureBeat
Microsoft leaks new HoloLens detailsMashable
The Verge -Hot Hardware -iDigitalTimes.com
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'Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan' Screenshots Leak Online Prior To Game's ... - Forbes

January 16, 2016 - 4:21pm

Forbes

'Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan' Screenshots Leak Online Prior To Game's ...
Forbes
The game still hasn't been officially announced by either developer Platinum Games or Activision, but Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan certainly looks like the real deal. Gaming website Pure Xbox published a batch of leaked screenshots for the game, ...
TMNT: Mutants In Manhattan Screens Leak, Because Of Course They DoKotaku
TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan Screenshots LeakedHardcore Gamer
Screenshots For Platinum Games' Totally Non-Existent 'Ninja Turtles' Game EmergeHigh-Def Digest
Bleeding Cool News -The Marshalltown -GameSpot
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Microsoft to bring Windows Phone's Word Flow keyboard to iOS - PCWorld

January 16, 2016 - 3:11pm

PCWorld

Microsoft to bring Windows Phone's Word Flow keyboard to iOS
PCWorld
The Word Flow keyboard is one of the defining features of Windows on the phone: It was introduced in Windows Phone 8.1, and it works pretty well. But it's no longer exclusive to Windows phones: WinBeta reported Friday that Microsoft is working toward ...
Microsoft gives developers hints on creating more visible Windows 10 appsWinBeta
Microsoft Wants to Bring Word Flow to other PlatformsCapital Wired
Microsoft's Word Flow virtual keyboard coming to iOS and other platformsWe Up It
Jewocity.com (press release) (blog) -ZDNet -CNET
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Amazon Echo can read your Kindle books aloud on request - Engadget

January 16, 2016 - 2:29pm

Engadget

Amazon Echo can read your Kindle books aloud on request
Engadget
You don't even need to lift a finger when you're done playing Jeopardy! on Amazon Echo and want to relax with a book. Simply say "Alexa, read [Kindle book title]," and the voice assistant will start narrating almost anything you purchased from the ...
Amazon's Alexa can now narrate Kindle books through the EchoThe Verge
Alexa can now read Kindle books aloud from an Amazon Echo for freeZDNet
Kindle Books Narration By Alexa Comes To Echo In Latest UpdateAndroid Headlines - Android News
SlashGear -TrustedReviews -Popular Science
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Apple Watch 2 release date reportedly pushed back - BGR

January 16, 2016 - 12:40pm

BGR

Apple Watch 2 release date reportedly pushed back
BGR
It's funny how the accuracy of the Apple rumor mill ebbs and flows. A few months ago, we heard rumblings that Apple was planning to release the Apple Watch 2 in September of 2016, setting the stage for a nice 18-month refresh cycle. More recently ...
'Apple Watch 2' might not make anticipated March debut, report saysApple Insider
Apple Watch 2 might not debut until SeptemberTechnoBuffalo
Apple Watch 2 Not Likely to See March DebutMac Rumors
Cult of Mac -TechCrunch -Tech Times
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Real Customer Choice For T-Mobile's Binge On Requires Transparency, Opt-In - TechCrunch

January 16, 2016 - 10:00am

TechCrunch

Real Customer Choice For T-Mobile's Binge On Requires Transparency, Opt-In
TechCrunch
If you've been paying attention, you probably noticed the recent headlines about T-Mobile CEO John Legere and his anti-EFF mini-rant on Twitter. Legere was responding to a question we had asked about T-Mobile's Binge On service: “Does Binge On alter ...
New Binge On report shows more video consumption without increased T-Mobile ...TmoNews
Test & Measurement: P3 finds Binge On data rates reducedRCR Wireless News
Report: EFF Right On Binge On Throttling But Users Watching MoreWireless Week
Consumer Electronics Net -Tom's Guide -CounterPunch
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Consumer Electronics Show 2016: Are we in an innovation lull? - Chicago Daily Herald

January 16, 2016 - 7:39am

Chicago Daily Herald

Consumer Electronics Show 2016: Are we in an innovation lull?
Chicago Daily Herald
LAS VEGAS -- Scan over the highlights of this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and you may get a slight feeling of déjà vu. Many of the coolest gadgets this year are the same as the coolest gadgets last year -- or the year before, even. The ...
The new gadgets at CES 2016 could change your lifeHindustan Times
CES Report: Samsung and the Internet of ThingsGeekDad (blog)
10 ways consumer and business tech will further converge in 2016TechRepublic (blog)
Silicon Prairie News -Xconomy
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Get Free Electronic Arts Games Next Week with Xbox Live Gold - Bidness ETC

January 16, 2016 - 7:06am

Bidness ETC

Get Free Electronic Arts Games Next Week with Xbox Live Gold
Bidness ETC
These days, owning an Xbox One rather than a PS4 is actually a great idea and if you are an Xbox Live Gold member, then that is even better. This is due to the fact that next week Electronic Arts subscription program, EA Access will be available for free.
Xbox One Free Games: Free Play for 14 EA Titles for a Limited TimeChristian Post
EA's Vault is free for Xbox One Gold members next weekEngadget
EA Access Vault Will Be Free For Xbox Live Gold Members Next WeekGearNuke
TweakTown -Cinema Blend -The Inquisitr -Major Nelson
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Microsoft gets aggressive -- after 18 months nextgen CPUs like Skylake will ... - BetaNews

January 16, 2016 - 6:32am

BetaNews

Microsoft gets aggressive -- after 18 months nextgen CPUs like Skylake will ...
BetaNews
Microsoft's aggressive pushing of Windows 10 is becoming legendary, with everything from irritating nag screens, to automatic downloading of set up files. Now things are taking a slightly different turn as the company says that after July 17, 2017, 6th ...
Windows 10 Upgrade Lurking For Skylake Users: Your Clock Is TickingTech Times
Microsoft will not support older Windows versions on upcoming PC hardwareNeowin
Skylake users given 18 months to upgrade to Windows 10Ars Technica
PCWorld -ZDNet -SuperSite for Windows
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What Will Gamers Demand From The Xbox Two? - ValueWalk

January 16, 2016 - 5:41am

ValueWalk

What Will Gamers Demand From The Xbox Two?
ValueWalk
Microsoft will be well aware that it needs to deliver a more compelling package when it releases the Xbox Two video games console. The software-producing giant was left trailing in the wake of Sony in the existing PlayStation 4 / Xbox One generation ...

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What to Expect From Virtual Reality in 2016 - NDTV

January 16, 2016 - 1:55am

NDTV

What to Expect From Virtual Reality in 2016
NDTV
This is expected to be the year of virtual reality. Or, at the very least, the year that companies dealing in virtual reality start to convince us that it is really worth it after all. Sure, technology firms have talked for years about the potential of ...
Wolverton: Dawn of VR era upon usSan Jose Mercury News
AH Primetime: The CES ExperienceAndroid Headlines - Android News
CES 2016: Virtual Reality Gaming (Tech) Isn't Quite ReadyPopzara
Motley Fool -VentureBeat
all 46 news articles »

Supreme Court will hear Microsoft's appeal in Xbox 360 case - Engadget

January 15, 2016 - 8:57pm

Engadget

Supreme Court will hear Microsoft's appeal in Xbox 360 case
Engadget
Proving that the console wars are never truly over, today the Supreme Court of the United States announced (PDF) it would hear an argument relating to Microsoft's Xbox 360. At issue is whether or not Microsoft will have to face a class-action lawsuit ...
Supreme Court Takes Microsoft Appeal Over Class Action Revived From The DeadForbes
SCOTUS Takes On Appeal Order in Dropped CaseCourthouse News Service
Microsoft takes Xbox 360 class action appeal to the U.S. Supreme CourtWinBeta
Reuters -NBCNews.com
all 60 news articles »

Cars draw stares, not sales - Dallas Morning News

January 15, 2016 - 5:04pm

Dallas Morning News

Cars draw stares, not sales
Dallas Morning News
The Lexus LC 500, unveiled at the Detroit show, can zip from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 4.5 seconds. FROM WIRE REPORTS. Published: 15 January 2016 05:04 PM. Updated: 15 January 2016 05:04 PM. What do the Buick Avista coupe, a Mercedes ...

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Windows Phone's Word Flow keyboard is coming to 'other platforms' starting ... - WinBeta

January 15, 2016 - 4:49pm

WinBeta

Windows Phone's Word Flow keyboard is coming to 'other platforms' starting ...
WinBeta
Piece by piece it looks like the Windows Phone experience is being ported to iOS and Android. Some Windows Insiders are being asked to participate in testing the Windows Phone Word Flow keyboard on iPhones. Specifically, emails are being issued to ...

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Apple to shut down iAd App Network on June 30 - Apple Insider

January 15, 2016 - 4:49pm

Apple Insider

Apple to shut down iAd App Network on June 30
Apple Insider
Apple on Friday announced plans to cease iAd App Network operations at the end of June, ending one facet of the company's six-year play at the mobile advertising market. While Apple is no longer accepting apps into the ad network, developers with ...
Apple confirms it's backing away from iAd on June 30thThe Verge
Apple is shutting down its iAd App Network on June 30VentureBeat
Apple Confirms It Will Shutter iAd NetworkMediaPost Communications
9 to 5 Mac (press release) -Engadget -Motley Fool -BuzzFeed News
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