The idea of virtual reality or VR isn't new of course. It's been circulating in the tech space for a number of years, but recently, the technology has broken through some of the long-standing barriers.Enabling access has helped, with devices like Google's Cardboard opening the door for anyone with a smartphone, right up to demonstrating what a fully-fledged … [Read more...] about The best VR headsets to buy 2019: Top virtual reality gear
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If you’ve been holding out for a refresh to the iPad Mini line, you’ll be delighted to hear that Apple has finally gotten around to it. The iPad Mini 4 was released in 2015, so it’s long overdue for an upgrade. At first glance, the incoming iPad Mini 5 looks an awful lot like the outgoing iPad Mini 4, but there are some important changes here. Whether … [Read more...] about Apple iPad Mini 5 vs. iPad Mini 4: What’s new in Apple’s long-awaited refresh?
Consumer-grade virtual reality (and, to a lesser extent, augmented reality) is only a few years old, but it’s already an extremely fragmented market. Wikipedia lists almost 30 distinct VR headsets released by dozens of hardware makers since 2015. Creating a game that works seamlessly with all of these headsets (and their various runtime environments) can be a headache … [Read more...] about How OpenXR could glue together virtual reality’s fragmenting market
There’s a new king in town for smartphone performance – the Snapdragon 855. Unveiled last year, Qualcomm’s high-end mobile platform boasts another generational leap in performance as well as some notable firsts for the mobile industry. Today, we’re going to pit the old against the new in this Snapdragon 855 vs 845 comparison. For a super close look at … [Read more...] about Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 vs 845: Worth the upgrade?
By Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle Updated 4:47 pm CDT, Friday, October 5, 2018 Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) celebrates a fourth inning home run during Game 1 of the American League Division Series at Minute Maid Park on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Houston. Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) celebrates a fourth inning home run during … [Read more...] about Astros erupt for 4 HRs to take ALDS opener vs. Indians