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Wednesday, 1 April, 2020 UTC

The Oculus Quest VR kit is back in stock

TL;DR: As of April 1, the 128GB Oculus Quest VR kit is back in stock on the company's website for $499 — get one before they're gone. VR headsets have been selling out everywhere since the release of Half-Life: Alyx , especially the Oculus Quest — it's ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 UTC

Create a world of virtual pets with this cute, Tamagotchi-like toy — Future Blink

Melbits POD uses your smart device and environment to ‘grow’ your future friends. Read more... More about Animals, Mashable Video, Tamagotchi, Vr Ar, and Future Blink ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 UTC

Extremely cool teacher runs math lesson from home within 'Half Life: Alyx'

What happens when you're attempting to teach from home in California during a coronavirus lockdown during the week that Half Life: Alyx lands? You do both, of course. Extremely cool teacher Charles Coomber —who works for California's Springs Charter ... more - mashable

Friday, 20 March, 2020 UTC

Apple restricts iPhone sales online in wake of coronavirus supply issues

Apple has placed a limit on the number of iPhones and other devices that can be purchased at once, as the coronavirus continues to impact the company's supply chain. CNBC reports several products in Apple's online store are now restricted to two per ... more - mashable

Thursday, 12 March, 2020 UTC

Apple's next iPhone might have a 3D depth camera on the back

That cool 3D depth camera in the iPhone 11's notch? This year, a similar one might appear on the iPhone's back. Fast Company cites a "source with knowledge" as saying that at least one of this year's iPhones will get this "world-facing" ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 UTC

This device is like 'Dance Dance Revolution' for lower-limb rehabilitation — Future Blink

Smart Balance uses games to emphasize core strength and lower body stability. Read more... More about Gaming, Mashable Video, Balance, Health Fitness, and Future Blink ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 UTC

Get this Samsung VR headset on sale before 'Half-Life: Alyx' comes out

TL;DR: The Half-Life: Alyx -compatible VR headset from Samsung is $214 off on Amazon as of Mar. 4. If you reminisce about the days of playing through the early Half-Life games and marveling at their wonder, only to be crushed when the third installment ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 UTC

This AR eyepiece lets firefighters see through smoke — Future Blink

C-Thru is an eyepiece that helps first responders see underwater and through smoke by using AR and thermal imaging. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Augmented Reality, Smoke, Firefighters, and Future Blink ... more - mashable

Monday, 2 March, 2020 UTC

Clearview AI, the creepy facial recognition company, is reportedly developing a surveillance camera

Clearview AI, which scans the internet for photos for its massive facial recognition database, is reportedly working on a surveillance camera According to a report by BuzzFeed News, Clearview AI is developing the camera through a sister operation called ... more - mashable

Sunday, 1 March, 2020 UTC

The top-selling smartphones of 2019 are almost all Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy

People sure love the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy. According to a new study by market research firm Counterpoint Research, the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy lines of smartphones were the top-selling devices of 2019. Apple took up a whopping six ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 26 February, 2020 UTC

And the best-selling smartphone in 2019 was...iPhone XR

The best-selling smartphone in 2019 was an affordable Apple phone that launched in Oct. 2018: The $749 iPhone XR. This is according to research company Omdia (via 9to5Mac), which claims that the iPhone XR "easily" outshipped all other phones ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 25 February, 2020 UTC

These developers will teach you to create epic iOS 13 apps for just $15

TL;DR: You can start building your own apps with The Complete iOS 12 and 13 Masterclass Course for just $14.99, a 92% savings as of Feb. 25. Some iOS updates are so small that, to the untrained eye, it doesn't look like your iPhone's display or runtime ... more - mashable

Thursday, 20 February, 2020 UTC

HTC's Vive Cosmos now comes in 4 versions with option to upgrade

HTC's Vive Cosmos virtual reality headset is one of the best around, but its starting price of $699 is pretty steep. Now, HTC is releasing interchangeable faceplates that you can buy to upgrade your headset. The new lineup contains four distinct devices: ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 18 February, 2020 UTC

Top translation apps for filling your passport (and your home screen)

A few things hold me back from international travel: money and language barriers. I’ve only been outside of the United States once, and it was on a cheap spring break cruise to Ensenada, Mexico. The pool for the whole boat fit a waterslide and a handful ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020 UTC

Samsung's Galaxy S20 phones are too damn expensive

In the past six months, whenever someone asked me "what's the best budget phone on the market," I'd say the iPhone 11. I'd get suspicious looks, but then I'd explain that it's truly an amazing deal for $699, as it's very close in performance ... more - mashable

Thursday, 6 February, 2020 UTC

New augmented map is like Google Map's AR walking directions to keep you on track

The sun is blinding, the buildings tower above you, and you have no idea if you're walking toward 23rd or 25th street after emerging from underground. You strain to see a block away, but, you can't see anything that looks like a legible street sign, ... more - mashable

Thursday, 6 February, 2020 UTC

Lana Condor, Lil Wayne, and Claire Danes are pretty damn good at 'VR Pictionary'

Classic board games are getting super tech-heavy these days, and while some folks aren't picking it up easily, others are absolutely crushing it. To All the Boys I've Loved Before star Lana Condor teamed up with Jimmy Fallon against Homeland 's Claire ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 UTC

Cadillac crams 38 inches of screen in the new Escalade

Escalade plans to put the screens to use with AR navigation. Read more... More about Tech, Cars, Mashable Video, Tech, and Transportation ... more - mashable

Thursday, 30 January, 2020 UTC

Apple rumored to release a stack of new gadgets in 2020. Here's what we know.

We know from multiple reports that Apple is planning to launch an affordable, 4.7-inch smartphone, likely dubbed the iPhone SE 2, this March. But what about all the other gadgets the company is working on for the near future? Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo ... more - mashable

Thursday, 16 January, 2020 UTC

Augmented reality contacts are real, and could be here sooner than you think

I'm standing in a Las Vegas hotel suite and I've just gotten a glimpse at the future seemingly every spy movie has promised: contact lenses with tiny built-in displays that beam information directly into your eyes. They're the product of Mojo Vsion, ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 15 January, 2020 UTC

The HTC Vive Pro just got a serious *permanent* price drop

TL;DR: The incredible (albeit expensive) HTC Vive Pro VR headset is on sale for $599.99 — a rare savings of $200 and a permanent price drop, confirmed by HTC. The way that virtual reality offers an outer-worldly at-home experience is one of the coolest ... more - mashable

Monday, 13 January, 2020 UTC

Explore thousands of virtual worlds with this popular VR headset

TL;DR: The highly-rated Samsung HMD Odyssey+ VR headset is your ticket to the world of virtual reality — get one on Amazon now for $150 off. If you're itching to get into the world of virtual reality gaming, you'll quickly find that your options can ... more - mashable

Saturday, 11 January, 2020 UTC

Apple will replace some iPhone battery cases for free

If you purchased a iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR battery case between January and October 2019 and it sucks, good news! Apple just launched a program that will replace it for free. It's called the Smart Battery Replacement Program, and Apple ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 8 January, 2020 UTC

Facebook exec warns company not to be anti-Trump in bizarre leaked memo

A high-ranking Facebook executive and longtime Mark Zuckerberg confidant penned a long Lord of the Rings -referencing memo warning the company not to take action that would reflect a bias against President Donald Trump. Before the New Year, Andrew Bosworth, ... more - mashable

Monday, 6 January, 2020 UTC

Audi concept car is an autonomous escape complete with VR headsets

Audi's newest concept car looks like your average, well, Audi sedan. But after an inside look, you'll realize it's not your average luxury vehicle. First, you'll see there's no steering wheel or foot pedals in the fully autonomous Audi AI:ME. Then you'll ... more - mashable

Monday, 6 January, 2020 UTC

This award-winning app makes editing PDFs way easier

TL;DR: Edit any text or image with PDF Expert: Award-Winning Software for just $29.99, a 62% savings. We're officially entering a new age of technology — even though it's not as advanced as Back to The Future made it seem. We still enjoy a groundswell ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 1 January, 2020 UTC

Tech that could seriously change the game in 2020

Every big company is going to release something noteworthy in 2020, but all we've are got is rumors and dreams to work with right now. That's not going to stop us from speculating about the potential for revolutionary tech. Think beyond brighter screens, ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019 UTC

Google now lets you invite a giant AR Santa into your home for the holidays

You don't have to wait until the early hours of Christmas morning to see Santa bumbling about your room — now you can just invite the jolly old chap straight in via your smartphone. As part of Google's usual festive update, which includes games, videos ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019 UTC

Best tech of 2019

In some ways, 2019 was a transitional year in tech. Instead of life-changing new devices, we got better versions of things that already existed. That’s not a complaint. Putting together a Best Tech of 2019 list was still pretty hard. We truly loved using ... more - mashable

Monday, 23 December, 2019 UTC

Not your bubbe's party: How to celebrate Hanukkah in VR

These ain't your bubbie's latkes. On Monday, a virtual reality club and arcade in Brooklyn will celebrate the Jewish festival of lights, Hanukkah, on another dimension: a virtual one. A Jewish group called Tech Tribe is throwing the event at a VR club ... more - mashable