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Desktop Theater Mode will let you play any Steam game with your Vive VR headset

Like any piece of new technology, virtual reality needs a legacy mode to handle content not designed for VR. Soon, the HTC Vive (and other Steam VR headsets) will have just that, with "Desktop Theater Mode." Unfortunately, we don’t have any images of the feature yet, but it’s safe to assume it will be very similar to the YouTube "Virtual Movie Theater" for Google Cardboard and Oculus Video, designed for the Oculus Rift and Gear VR. Both project a traditional  ...

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Mercedes-AMG Reveals the New E 43 4matic

Visit the original post to see all 7 images from this gallery. The recently-revealed new Mercedes-Benz E-Class gets a high performance makeover in the form of this Mercedes-AMG E 43 4Matic. Fitted with a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, which gives an output of 295 kW, as you’d expect, the standard-specification AMG Performance 4MATIC four-wheel drive combines optimum traction with high agility on the E 43. The car is said to combine impressive driving dynamics with cutting-edge efficiency,  ...

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Facebook will soon let you Like and share 360-degree videos in the Gear VR

If you’ve got a Samsung Gear VR, you can soon connect your Facebook account to "Like" and share 360-degree videos from inside it. There are already Facebook 360-degree clips in the Gear VR’s video app, but next week, Oculus Video will start letting users sign into Facebook and get a personalized feed based on pages and people they follow. In the "coming weeks," they’ll also be able to add reactions to the videos or share them while inside VR. Aside from  ...

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Watch the moment a self-driving Google car sideswipes a bus

AP has obtained surveillance video from inside the Mountain View public transit bus at the time it was struck by one of Google’s autonomous Lexus RX SUVs, the first time one of the company’s self-driving cars has been directly responsible for a crash on public roads. In the video, you can make out the outline of the white SUV glancing off the right side of the bus, followed by the (naturally) surprised reaction of the bus driver, who stops and gets out to check on the damage. In  ...

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Amazon Japan now shipping video games internationally

Importers have a new retailer to turn to If you’re in the market for a Japan-only video game — or some Japanese video game hardware — you have a new option: Amazon Japan. The Japanese arm of the online retailer is now shipping select games and systems to international buyers, with competitive pricing and shipping. Amazon Japan has shipped other products internationally in the past, but buying video games from the online store hasn’t been an option until recently. Fortunately,  ...

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Tesla may start mirroring apps from smartphones on its big touchscreen

Tesla is considering allowing smartphone apps from an iPhone or Android device to be mirrored on its giant 17-inch center console display, rather than building its own native app development kit for developers, which the company had hinted at several years ago. Speaking at an event for Tesla owners in Hong Kong, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the focus of Tesla’s infotainment efforts would be to "enable you to project apps from your phone to the center screen." It’s not  ...

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Order Food in Less Than 35 Mins w/ the foodora App

It’s been a busy few months for the bike courier foodie app foodora. After launching a successfulValentines Day special for the lovey-dovey types, they’ve just introduced a new way to order food from your phone. Launched this week, there’s a new way for Toronto foodies to order meals from their favourite restaurants: the award-winning foodora mobile app is now available in the Google Play and iOS App stores! For starters, through the new app, Torontonians can order meals from  ...

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Sony Unveils New “Future Lab Program” at SXSW 2016

Introduces First Concept Prototype from this New Technological Research and Development Program at SXSW 2016 Sony Corporation today announced the launch of a new research and development initiative called the “Future Lab Program.” The Future Lab Program embraces an approach to technological research and development that emphasizes an open creative environment and direct lines of communication with society, through which it aims to co-create new lifestyles and user value in the  ...

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Five Necessities That Drive Lincoln’s Elegance [Infographic]

What makes a car luxurious? Building a prestigious brand requires more than a kick-ass marketing team or a celebrity endorsement. While handfuls of luxury car makers have spent decades defining an elevated brand perception, maintaining its high value cannot be left to loyalty and conservative thinking. The entrance of technology, expectations of luxury, and disruptive competitors are just some of the variables that constantly change market needs, and luxury car makers are then left with the  ...

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Qualcomm’s new chip will help make Android Wear watches slimmer

Qualcomm has announced a clutch of new processors and chip systems, including a platform dedicated solely to wearables. Currently, the majority of Android Wear smartwatches are powered by the Snapdragon 400 system-on-chip, originally designed for smartphones and tablets. Qualcomm wants to replace this with the newly-announced Snapdragon Wear 2100. The Wear 2100 is 30 percent smaller than the 400 and uses 25 percent less power (allowing for slimmer smartwatches with longer battery life). It  ...

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