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The essential VR accessory for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift buyers

The essential VR accessory for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift buyers

If you want to escape the real world, it's soon going to be easier than ever with virtual reality. Sure, you can use books, TV, and even non-VR video games to escape, but it's not quite the same. With all of those options, you're still connected to the rest of the world in some way or another. Usually you can still hear your surroundings, or at the very least, you can easily see what's going on around you. But with virtual reality, that's not the case. And sometimes that's not a good thing.

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9.7-inch iPad Pro “mini”: what we know so far

9.7-inch iPad Pro “mini”: what we know so far

In less that two weeks, and just a day before it fully takes on the Justice Department in court, Apple will be holding an event that will finally put to rest a couple of rumors that just won't die. And admittedly, the all sound very, very interesting. Like an iPhone SE that's allegedly a smaller version of an iPhone 6s. And then there's what would have been the iPad Air 3, but now referred to as the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. And yes, it's a smaller version of Apple's biggest tablet to date. Of course, it will definitely be more than that.

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Android update: what’s the point?

Android update: what’s the point?

Google releases another new version of Android and I have to ask: what is the point? Why continue to allow the public to be misled? We asked this question a few years ago, suggesting that Google should never have promised Android updates in the first place. They called it the "Update Alliance" - a group of manufacturers and mobile carriers that promised quick updates to Android whenever Google had them available. It was absurd then. It's still absurd today.

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Google has all that it needs for an Amazon Echo killer

Google has all that it needs for an Amazon Echo killer

When Amazon surprisingly announced the Echo in late 2014, it was the odd duck among the voice-controlled products of the time. Fast forward a year and a half later, however, Amazon Echo would become the poster boy, or girl in this case, for an at-home, voice-enabled personal butler. Recently, it announced two new products, more portable than the first, that aims to make Echo a household name, no pun intended. But while it does have monopoly of that niche market for now, it should always be on its toes. Google is all but primed to take on Amazon at its own game. That is, provided it wants to at all.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge: Which to buy

Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge: Which to buy

The reviews are in, and the verdict is pretty much unanimous: both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge are excellent phones. Samsung's flagships for 2016 take what was loved about the S6 series, refines the good aspects, and - for the most part - addresses the complaints. Waterproofing, expandable storage, and more cohesive design are all headline features. Problem is, if you've decided that Samsung has earned space in your pocket, do you go for the S7 or the S7 edge?

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Must-Have PC Games of 2016

Must-Have PC Games of 2016

While I tend to keep up with the latest console releases, I'm a PC gamer at heart. I like having a good computer with a nice screen that's going to play games with the graphics turned up as high as I can get them. I also like how easy it is to find games on the cheap, thanks to Steam sales, Humble Bundle specials, and countless others.

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iOS 9.3 New Features – Here’s what to expect

iOS 9.3 New Features – Here’s what to expect

Just three days ago, Apple released the fifth developer beta of iOS 9.3. Considering iOS 9.3 beta 4 was released barely a week before that, you can get a feeling that Apple is quickly doing one last round of polish. Which could mean that the final release is indeed just around the corner, a corner that has "March 21" on its name. But while we just count down the days before Apple's much awaited early 2016 event, let's take a quick look at some of the things waiting for your iPhone or iPad when the fated day truly arrives.

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Fan-cut Ghostbusters trailer brings back the nostalgia

Fan-cut Ghostbusters trailer brings back the nostalgia

When you think about what makes a movie successful, you often think of the actors, writers, and director. These people might seem like the backbone of the movie making process, but they're not the only ones that have a large amount of control over the way the final product looks. One way to easily see this is by watching a fan re-cut something such as a trailer.

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iPhone SE release will answer Apple’s big iPhone problem

iPhone SE release will answer Apple’s big iPhone problem

Not everybody wants a phablet, and while the growth in smartphone screens may have opened the door to more immersive experiences, its left Apple and others with a bigger size problem than Donald Trump. Certainly, the sales success of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus suggests that there are many who will gladly accommodate a 4.7- or even 5.5-inch display, but glance around while you're out in public and it's clear that there are plenty of 4-inch or even 3.5-inch iPhones still in circulation.

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Augmented reality is the future our hands are not yet ready for

Augmented reality is the future our hands are not yet ready for

While virtual reality or VR continues to ramp up the hype, a slightly related technology is also starting to rev up its engines. Augmented reality is that other movement that is trying to bring technology closer to our eyes, quite literally too. But unlike VR, AR has a significantly more ambitious goal. Or rather, it is what proponents like Microsoft and Meta are trying to shape it into. Augmented reality could effectively revolutionize how we do computing in the future, replacing monitors and some forms of input with more "natural" counterparts. But while that might be easy for our eyes to take in, our hands might have a harder time adjusting.

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Amazon is using Dot to make you more comfortable with Echo

Amazon is using Dot to make you more comfortable with Echo

If you want to get your customers to take your product and utilize all of its features, there are a lot of good ways that you can do it. Amazon has been pushing Alexa pretty hard, and with today's newest additions to the family, they found one way to encourage owners to use their Echo for ordering products from them. And not everyone likes the idea.

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Far Cry 4’s map was reused in Primal, and Ubisoft should have embraced it

Far Cry 4’s map was reused in Primal, and Ubisoft should have embraced it

Back in 2013, Ubisoft made an interesting move with the Far Cry series. Far Cry 3 did incredibly well, and the team decided that they'd have some fun and make a stand-alone expansion for the game that took a completely different turn that we were used to. The result was a retro-futuristic game starring a cyborg named Rex "Power" Colt named Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.

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