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Wilson X Connected Football hands-on: The IoT gets competitive

Wilson X Connected Football hands-on: The IoT gets competitive

With the Super Bowl upon us, what better time to preview the latest in Wilson X's wirelessly-enabled sports tech, the Connected Football. Though it's stuffed with Bluetooth and a bevy of sensors, at first glance you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for a regular football but, as Wilson demonstrated when I met with them in San Francisco this week, it'll unlock a wealth of new data when it arrives in time for the 2016 season.

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Unreal VR lets you become an edit-happy god

Unreal VR lets you become an edit-happy god

What you're about to witness is the next best example of why virtual reality changes the way we'll perceive the world. Inside the Unreal Engine 4 VR editor, users will be able to manipulate everything around them inside a virtual universe. What's more - this isn't like Minecraft, where everything is boxy. This is an Unreal Engine 4 environment. That means realistic. That means so realistic that we're leaping over the uncanny valley. It's done being creepy and we're straight away into The Matrix.

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Goblin VR folds flat, fits in your pocket

Goblin VR folds flat, fits in your pocket

Amongst the many mobile VR headsets available in the wild today is a new "Goblin VR" headset, built to Google Cardboard Standard 2.0 and able to fold flat to fit in your pocket. It's simple. It's light. It's made of materials you will feel slightly less silly wearing on your face. It'll work with your iPhone and your Android as well, for devices with displays up to 6-inches diagonally - so your phablets can come to play.

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Nintendo nixes its ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker project

Nintendo nixes its ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker project

Think back to the fall of 2014, and you might remember mention of a sleep tracker Nintendo had in the works. The company had announced plans to develop a device that would track someone’s sleep data and how fatigued they are, something that would perhaps rest on a bed stand rather being on your wrist. Not much has been said about it since, and almost as quietly as it had announced it, Nintendo has shelved the project.

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Unreal Editor in VR puts you in the game as you edit [UPDATE!]

Unreal Editor in VR puts you in the game as you edit [UPDATE!]

The crew at Epic Games have revealed an Unreal Engine VR editor for UE4 that places the developer within the level they're editing. Virtually. Using a virtual reality headset - the HTC VIVE in this case - the developer will be able to look around and edit the universe they're creating as they exist within said universe. It's difficult to explain without allowing you to see it, so head in to the video(s) we've got here, where your mind is about to be blown into pieces.

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New Doom release date finally confirmed

New Doom release date finally confirmed

Fans of game developer Id Software will soon finally be able to get their hands on the studio's newest masterpiece: the long-awaited reboot of historic FPS series Doom. Bethesda is publishing the title, coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and they've just released a new campaign trailer to mark the news of a confirmed release date. Viewers can get a serious helping of gore and violence in the video below, while they'll be able to get their hands on Doom starting May 13th.

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PS4 gets limited edition Uncharted 4 bundle in April

PS4 gets limited edition Uncharted 4 bundle in April

As the final installment in the popular PlayStation game series, Uncharted 4 is set to become the latest PS4 flagship title when it finally releases on April 26th. To celebrate the occasion, Sony will be releasing a limited edition PS4 console that not only comes bundled with the game, but features a custom color and image of Uncharted hero Nathan Drake on top. Pre-orders are set to begin later today, with a release on the same day as the game, April 26th.

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