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Luxury Cars, News

Floyd Mayweather Buying $3.5 Million Bugatti Chiron

It’s no secret that Floyd Mayweather likes expensive cars. He has a garage full of them, including several Bugattis. The new Chiron is coming soon and Mayweather recently sold an old Bugatti to make way for the new one. According to TMZ, he’s ready to spend $3.5 million dollars to add the Chiron to his garage when it finally is ready for the public. The old Bugatti was seen being loaded on to a shipping truck to make its way to its new owner. RELATED: Bugatti Chiron Could Push 290 MPH  ...

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Drones, News

Is Drone Racing the High-Speed Sport of the Future?

Images courtesy of the Drone Racing League Competitive drone racing feels like a video game come to life. Flying robots zoom through space at speeds pushing 80 miles per hour, navigating enormous courses laid out in subway tunnels, abandoned buildings, and NFL stadiums. Drone pilots have the reflexes of seasoned gamers and the technical know-how of aerospace engineers. They fly via remote control, using virtual reality goggles that stream video live from onboard cameras. On January 26, the  ...

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Drones, News

The Coming Age of the Military Micro-Drone

CICADA The Close-In Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft, or CICADA, is playfully described as a “paper airplane with a circuit board” in a recent AFP article. The micro-drone is intended to be deployed in, what the U.S. military has taken to calling, “swarms.” The CICADA swarm is dropped from an airplane to glide down to the Earth’s surface, directed by an on-board GPS which can guide the drones to within 4.5 meters (approx. 15 ft) of its target destination from a 17 km (approx. 11 mile)  ...

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Lifestyle, News, Technology, Video Games, Virtual Reality

‘Adventure Time’ Game Coming Soon to All Major VR Headsets

Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games is a whimsical Gear VR 3D platformer featuring all of your favorite characters from the show. Fans of Adventure Time better keep their eyes peeled in the coming months though, as the game is ‘coming soon’ to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. If you watch Adventure Time, you know Magic Man is a big jerk – always turning people into things and prancing around like a big magic bully. Using Finn’s sword and and Jake’s stretchy powers to battle the  ...

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News, Technology, Virtual Reality

New Samsung ‘Unpacked’ Event Teaser Puts the Spotlight on Gear VR on Feb 21st

Samsung has today announced an ‘Unpacked’ event in a teaser that puts both Gear VR and “the Next Galaxy” phone in the spotlight. The event will take place on February 21st in Barcelona, one day ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). Samsung has thrown Gear VR in their 14-second teaser that communicates one thing for certain: VR is cool. But exactly where the mobile VR headset fits in the company’s new unveiling of the Galaxy S7 series phones, we just can’t say. Last year’s MWC  ...

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News, Virtual Reality

Hands-on: ‘Budget Cuts’ Inventive Locomotion is a Lesson for VR Developers

Budget Cuts is a stealth-action virtual reality game in development for the HTC Vive. The polished experience has the player avoiding humanoid robots and attacking from the shadows with throwing knives and crossbows. The game’s portaling locomotion system is a lesson for VR developers. Budget Cuts impressed me with its polish and playability when I stepped inside using the HTC Vive Pre at Valve’s SteamVR Developer Showcase. Developed by a tiny indie team at Neat Corporation, the game is one  ...

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News, Technology, Video Games

Airmail for iOS is here: the email app that can do everything

The most popular email apps usher in some sort of innovation: Sparrow had incredible simplicity, Mailbox had snoozes, and Inbox has its intelligent cards and bundles. Their popularity came from changing the way we work with email — so it’s easy to overlook today’s launch of Airmail for iOS, which has no one standout feature, as just another app. But even though Airmail doesn’t have any one standout innovation, it does something that few other mobile apps dare to do: let  ...

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Land Rover, Luxury Cars, News

For $140k, Land Rover wants to take you on the world’s most luxurious road trip

Everyone likes a good road trip. Whether it’s to move cross country (check), to see the space shuttle launch (I did the drive, though the launch was scrubbed), or just to see somewhere new (check, check, check). A road trip is an opportunity to see the world, one mile at a time. Most of my road trips have involved stops at quaint, but inexpensive, roadside motels across the United States and Waffle Houses and every local fast food joint known to man. But you can also go the other way,  ...

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News, Technology, Virtual Reality

Google adds design oomph to virtual reality unit as Apple enters the fray

Now that Google has an official virtual reality division, it’s shuttling more Googlers into it. The company has moved around 10 employees to a dedicated design team for VR, including Joshua To, a design lead for the apps unit, according to sources. A Google rep confirmed To’s move, but didn’t comment further. Design is a critical element for Google’s success in VR. Most of the VR devices on the market, or coming soon, are considered lacking in their accessibility and aesthetic. And Google  ...

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News, Video Games, Virtual Reality

Hands On: Crytek’s ‘The Climb’ is an Exhilarating Yet Comfortable VR Experience

Frank He goes hands on with Crytek’s Oculus Rift exclusive rock-climbing VR title ‘The Climb‘ at this year’s VRLA Winter Expo. Guest Article by Frank He Now a second year UCLA undergraduate in a neuroscience program, Frank was born in Los Angeles and then raised in Canada, spending his high school years across the border in New York. His main interest is in technologies that enable immersive experiences, and Frank’s academic path is towards better understanding the brain, how it works, and  ...

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