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HTC Vive review

One month ago, I tested a virtual reality headset called the HTC Vive Pre. The Pre was a development kit created by gaming behemoth Valve and smartphone maker HTC, and it was one of the most exciting new pieces of hardware I’ve had the pleasure of writing about — a device that offered full-body, room-scale VR. The headset above is not the Vive Pre. It’s the final consumer edition Vive that’s coming out today, although it looks almost identical — the branding is new, and the small focus rod  ...

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Drones, News, Technology

New drone video shows Apple’s massive new spaceship campus is coming together

Apple’s new headquarters is no simple office building. Yes, it looks like a UFO. And, yes, it is estimated to cost close to $5 billion dollars. But it is shaping up impressively ahead of its planned late 2016 or early 2017 completion date. Just a few months ago, the buildings appeared to be in little more than their primordial stage. Now, the latest aerial drone video of the Cupertino, CA, campus shows that glass and solar panels are starting to be put in place, and buildings look to  ...

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Luxury Cars, News

Watch a McLaren P1 Take on a McLaren 650S on the Drag Strip

P1 and 650S are two of the most recognizable names in the McLaren lineup. Ok, really, they’re two out of just four names in the McLaren lineup, but that doesn’t make these two supercars any less potent. In the black corner, a McLaren P1: the million dollar, 900-horsepower hybrid hypercar known the world over. In the orange corner, the McLaren 650S: a 641-horsepower quarter of a million dollar supercar capable of eating Corvettes for breakfast. It may seem like there’s a clear cut winner  ...

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Luxury Cars, News

Tesla Model 3 announced: release set for 2017, price starts at $35,000

After ten years of waiting, Tesla has revealed the Model 3, the vehicle that CEO Elon Musk hopes will take the electric car to the masses. At the unveiling of the Model 3 this evening at the company’s design studio in Hawthorne, California, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the car will deliver at least 215 miles of range beginning at just $35,000 — that’s a bold claim, and an important one for Tesla to meet. Musk is "fairly confident" that deliveries will begin by the end of  ...

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News, Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Startup Jaunt Builds Sales Team to Become the ‘Netflix for VR’

Jaunt, a startup that makes applications and hardware for virtual reality, has hired a fleet of sales executives to cajole more media companies and advertisers into building content for VR. That fleet includes Julie Uhrman, the former founder and CEO of the Android game console company Ouya, who joins as Head of Platform Business Development. Beth Greve, the Chief Revenue Officer for YouTube network AwesomenessTV, is coming on as a “senior consultant” focused on the revenue strategy. Two  ...

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News, Virtual Reality

Kevin Spacey is a virtual reality hypebeast

Kevin Spacey is a great actor and theater director, but I’m a bigger fan of Kevin Spacey the breathless tech evangelist. When Spacey likes a trend, he invests his time, money, and celebrity. Streaming services are the future? Spacey becomes the star of the first breakout streaming TV series. Video games are the future? Spacey stars as the villain in the most popular franchise of this generation. Virtual reality is the future? Spacey becomes an advisor at a VR startup. Tech evangelist  ...

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News, Video Games

Perception is a sound-based game of hide-and-seek

The stakes are a little higher than your average schoolyard game In Perception, sound is both your lifeline and your downfall. Perception is a Kickstarter-funded, first-person horror game from The Deep End Games, a studio made up of developers who worked on BioShock and Dead Space. The game follows a blind woman named Cassie as she explores a house with a confusing relationship to time and space; throughout the game’s story, Cassie will find herself in different time periods and  ...

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News, Technology

Explore Batman v Superman’s incredibly detailed Batcave in Google Street View

Movie sets are often an illusion — unlike real places, they’re only convincing from certain camera angles. The same can’t be said for the set of Bruce Wayne’s home and secret Batcave in Batman v Superman. Google Street View has partnered with Warner Bros to show off the truly impressive complex, which is full of weaponry, lab equipment, computers, and little details about Batman’s past. Of course, the new Batmobile is front and center, and you can find Batman’s  ...

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News, Virtual Reality

The Oculus Rift has started shipping

Oculus VR will make good on a promise that’s been years in the making: starting next week, the first consumer versions of the company’s Rift virtual reality headset will begin arriving at preorder customers’ doors. CEO Brendan Iribe today tweeted out a photo of a boxed Rift bundle to commemorate the event, saying deliveries begin on Monday, March 28th. For the VR enthusiasts and gamers that have been following Oculus since its Kickstarter went live in August 2012, this is  ...

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Luxury Cars, News

Here’s How to Reserve Your Tesla Model 3

From the beginning, Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has stressed his company’s goal of moving the world toward more sustainable forms of transportation, and on March 31st, Tesla will take perhaps its biggest step yet toward achieving that goal.  Oh yes, the long-awaited Tesla Model 3 will officially be revealed to the public, at least in prototype form. The unveiling ceremony is scheduled for 8:30pm PDT (11:30pm EDT), and it brings into the light the claimed $35,000 and 200-mile range Tesla  ...

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