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Samsung's Next Gear VR HMD Includes A Tracked Controller

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:52:02 +0000

(image) Samsung is firing back at Google’s Daydream VR system. The electronics company revealed that its third-generation consumer-grade VR HMD features a tracked controller. Google just lost its biggest advantage.


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Gigabyte's AM4 Flagship: The Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming K7 Motherboard

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:02:01 +0000

(image) In preparation for Ryzen’s impending launch, OEMs have placed several AM4 motherboards up for pre-order. We now get a look at Gigabyte’s Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming K7 AM4 flagship, but you may not be able to pre-order it in your area.


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Get Ready For 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' With The PC Requirements

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:52:02 +0000

(image) Here's what you'll need to run the new "Mass Effect" game on your PC.


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Ignore That Fishy Email From Razer

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:58:01 +0000

(image) Razer issued a warning about a fake email going around that will deliver malware to your system.


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Manus VR Development Kit Will Go On Sale In March

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:48:02 +0000

(image) The dev kits, which offer ​full finger tracking, thumb tracking, haptic feedback, and other features that are supposed to make VR experiences more immersive, will cost 1,000 EUR when they debut on March 1.


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Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15042

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:02:01 +0000

(image) Build 15042 is primarily focused on bug fixes, but it also includes updates to the Microsoft Edge browser, its e-book reading experience, and a couple of new animations for the Cortana virtual assistant.


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Colorful Launches 'Advanced' GTX 1080 With 150MHz Overclock

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:48:01 +0000

(image) Colorful revealed its latest and greatest GTX 1080 model, the iGameGTX1080 X-TOP 8G Advanced. The X-TOP 8G Advanced card packs 150MHz factory overclock and a five-heat pipe cooling system.


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In VR, 'The Blind Gamer' Sees Without Glasses For The First Time

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:48:02 +0000

(image) Imagine a future where the visually impaired could see clearly thanks to technology. Now what if I told you that we might not be far from that reality? VR technology might be a glimpse at such a future.


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Samsung 'Secure Folder' Brings Enterprise-Class Security To Consumers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:28:02 +0000

(image) Other companies should follow Samsung's lead in helping people manage their private data with easy-to-use tools.


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AMD Ryzen 1800X Appears Sold Out At Some Retailers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:02:02 +0000

(image) The CPU is sold out at Amazon, Newegg, and other retailers, but some are still taking pre-orders.


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FSP's CMT210: An Entry-Level Case For The Entry-Level DIYer

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:48:02 +0000

(image) FSP's CMT210 may soon end up being a good affordable chassis to house your computer parts in.


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Watch Us Play 'Astroneer' On Twitch At 1pm PST

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:28:05 +0000

(image) While you're finishing up work, watch our attempt at starting a new life on a strange planet.


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CloudFlare Bug Put Sensitive Data At Risk

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:28:01 +0000

(image) Some of this private data was cached by search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, and others), but all have reportedly purged the info from their services.


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Steam Gaming Giveaway And Intel Budget Brawl: Community Roundup

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:18:01 +0000

(image) Community Roundup is here to let you know the best of what's going on in the Tom's Hardware forums on a regular basis.


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Zenimax Seeks To Block Sales Of Oculus Rift, Gear VR

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:02:02 +0000

(image) Most anyone would be ecstatic if they were on the receiving end of a $500 million judgment, but evidently, cash isn’t enough for Zenimax. The publisher wants Oculus to suffer, and it wants to courts to see fit that the VR company does.


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Fruits Of Valve’s Impulsonic Acquisition Appear: Steam Audio Beta Launched

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:32:02 +0000

(image) In early January, we discovered that Valve had acquired a 3D audio company called Impulsonic. Valve didn’t reveal the news, but Impulsonic’s website indicated that Valve swallowed up the company’s assets and employees.


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HTC Reveals Winners Of The Viveport Developer Awards

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:02:02 +0000

(image) In December, HTC announced the first annual Viveport Developer Awards (VDAs), which put big money on the table for the best VR games and apps across five categories. Today, HTC revealed the lucky winners.


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AOC's Bringing Five New Agon Gaming Monitors To The US

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:52:02 +0000

(image) Two of them, the AG241QX and the AG241QG, are available now via Amazon.


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Nvidia's GeForce Page Counts Down To Potential GTX 1080 Ti Reveal At GDC

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:32:03 +0000

(image) Nvidia's teaser provides a not-so-subtle hint as to what it will reveal at the annual Game Developers Conference.


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Learn About Classes And Teamwork In 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:48:01 +0000

(image) "Mass Effect: Andromeda" will let you freely switch between classes and their abilities so you can adapt to any situation.


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AMD Ryzen CPUs Top Amazon's Best Sellers List

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:32:01 +0000

(image) That didn't take long, given that pre-orders started yesterday.


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Razer Announces 12,800mAh Power Bank

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:12:02 +0000

(image) It's compatible with USB Type-C capable laptops such as the Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook, the Dell XPS 13, or Asus Zenbook, and the USB Type A output ports will allow people to plug in their smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and other devices, too.


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Samsung's Exynos 8895 To Be First 10nm Chip On The Market

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:02:02 +0000

(image) Samsung announced the world's first chip to be built on the company's own 10nm process: the Exynos 9 Series 8895.


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Nintendo Switch Won't Have Virtual Console At Launch

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:02:02 +0000

(image) Switch owners hoping to indulge their Nintendo-stalgia for the NES, SNES, and other consoles will have to wait a while.


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Google Breaks SHA-1, And Not A Moment Too Soon

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:32:02 +0000

(image) Google's aggressive policy to deprecate SHA-1 support was proven right, as the company created its first practical collision attack against SHA-1.


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[Daily Deal] 71% off the Rampow iPhone MFI Lightning Cable

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:37:00 +0000

(image) MFI Certified this Lightning cable is compatible with all 8 Pin Apple devices.


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'Obduction' Getting Oculus Touch, HTC Vive Support On March 22

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:18:02 +0000

(image) Cyan Inc. announced that its sci-fi adventure game, "Obduction," will soon have support for HTC Vive and Oculus Touch motion controllers. The developer plans to show the updated game at PAX East and SXSW Gaming before it launches in late March.


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Preorder Asrock, Gigabyte, And MSI AMD AM4 Motherboards For Ryzen

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:38:02 +0000

(image) We take a glance at upcoming Asrock, Gigabyte, and MSI AM4 motherboards that are now available for pre-order.


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NOLO Motion Controllers Get Desktop VR Support, Starting With PiMAX 4K

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:32:02 +0000

(image) Lyrobotix recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for an affordable VR motion controller system called NOLO. Initially, Lyrobotix advertised NOLO as a solution for mobile VR HMDs. Now the company is looking towards the underserved desktop VR market.


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Qualcomm Launches VR HMD Accelerator Program, Offers Dev Kits

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:32:01 +0000

(image) Qualcomm continues its push into the VR market with the announcement of its new Qualcomm HMD Accelerator Program and a new VR dev kit, which aim to give manufacturers and content creators an easier time getting products to market.


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Asus Reveals Four New AMD AM4 Motherboards For Ryzen

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:48:01 +0000

(image) Building on the the excitement of upcoming AMD Ryzen processors, Asus announced four new AM4 motherboards that are designed to support these new CPUs.


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CCP Games' Second 'Project Discovery' Aims To Find Exoplanets

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:32:02 +0000

(image) The "EVE Online" universe will help scientists find more planets outside our solar system.


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Surprise! Microsoft Releases Critical Flash Patch

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:08:01 +0000

(image) Everyone who uses a modern version of Windows and Microsoft's browsers--both Internet Explorer and Edge--should install the surprise patch.


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Google Outs Windows Vulnerability After Missed Deadline

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:58:02 +0000

(image) Might this have something to do with Microsoft's canceled Patch Tuesday?


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You Can Preorder AMD Ryzen CPUs Now

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:38:02 +0000

(image) The AMD the Ryzen 7 1800X ($499), 1700X ($399), and 1700 ($329) are up for preorder. Even though no one has officially tested them yet.


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Amazon Adds Cloud Gems Framework To Lumberyard, GameLift Service Now Available With Any Game Engine

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:02:02 +0000

(image) The new feature will make adding new content to online-based games as simple as possible.


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Qualcomm And ODG: A VR Dark Horse And Its Rider

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:32:02 +0000

(image) Somewhat quietly, Qualcomm is full bore into the VR/AR/MR business. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC is purpose-built for "immersive experience," and its hardware launch foil is ODG's R8 and R9 AR glasses.


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Google 'Headset Removal' Brings Your Face Into Mixed Reality Recordings

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:04:05 +0000

(image) Google developed a technique that combines advanced technology including machine learning and 3D vision to bring your face back into mixed reality VR recordings.


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Watch The First Gameplay Trailer For 'The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:04:02 +0000

(image) A few weeks after the initial announcement, we finally get to see what Morrowind looks like in "The Elder Scrolls Online."


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Don't Worry, GameStop Will Sell You A Nintendo Switch

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:48:01 +0000

(image) Let's hope the hybrid game console won't follow into the NES Classic Edition's footsteps towards perpetual shortages.


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Apple's Futuristic Campus Opens To Employees In April

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:44:01 +0000

(image) The 175-acre campus houses a 2.8 million-square-foot main building, a 1,000-seat theater named after Steve Jobs, a 100,000 square-foot fitness center for Apple employees, research and development facilities, a public café and Apple Store, and more.


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Kids These Days... Are Making VR Games?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:18:01 +0000

(image) When you were 14, what was your greatest accomplishment? How many of you can say you wrote an app at 14? Maybe some of you have made a mobile app, but what about a room-scale VR game? I know of one young man who can make that claim.


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[DONE NDA 9AM EST]AMD Announces Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X, 1700 And Pricing, Pre-orders Begin Today

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:06:02 +0000

(image) AMD held a Tech Day event in San Francisco and laid out the pricing, specifications and its own internally generated benchmarks for the Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X, and 1700.


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Immersion Brings Haptics To Console, VR Markets With TouchSense

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:32:02 +0000

(image) Be prepared to feel the digital world like never before. Immersion's TouchSense Force brings the company's TouchSense haptic feedback technology for mobile devices to the PC, VR, and console gaming markets.


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Valve Drops Mandatory Training For SteamVR Tracking Licensing; Certification Now Available For Free

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:52:02 +0000

(image) Valve took steps to remove the largest barrier preventing would-be peripheral designers from pursuing SteamVR tracking certification: Hardware creators are no longer required to take an expensive training course.


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'Darknet' Heads To PSVR On March 7

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:42:01 +0000

(image) "Darknet," an Oculus Rift launch title, will head to the PlayStation VR platform on March 7. The award-winning game is about "cyberpunk hacking in virtual reality" as depicted by node-based puzzles.


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Samsung To Show Off New VR Projects At MWC 2017

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:02:02 +0000

(image) The projects include a virtual desktop and smartphone app; a travel-focused 360-degree video platform; a home interior app; and an app that promises to help the visually impaired watch television and read books.


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AltspaceVR Is Coming To Daydream View On February 23

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:22:01 +0000

(image) AltspaceVR extended support for another platform. The virtual reality social experience is already available on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung GearVR, as well as PC and Mac in “desktop mode.” Now you can add Google Daydream to the list.


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3dRudder VR Unleashed Mode Emulates Room-Scale VR

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:38:02 +0000

(image) 3dRudder announced VR Unleashed mode, which brings smooth locomotion to room-scale VR games. With Unleashed mode, you never have to use a teleport function to move around open world games.


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Google's Tilt Brush Heads To Oculus Rift

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:08:02 +0000

(image) This is the first time the virtual reality (VR) painting app has expanded to a new platform.


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