Samsung Gear VR For Galaxy S6 Now On Sale For $200

If you’d like to dip your toe into the virtual world ahead of the coming consumer launches of Gear VR, Valve and HTC’s Vive, and the Oculus Rift, the Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 is available today. You still need $200, and either a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, and a willingness to forgive bumps with a product designed specifically for techie early adopters, but it’s definitely a good way to jump the line if you’re impatient. The Gear V...
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'The Force Awakens' trailer gets reimagined as retro video game

The second trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is arguably one of the best movie trailers of all time, but what would make it even better? An extremely low-definition remake, like this 16-bit retro gaming trailer by Noober Goobers Gaming that came out on Monday, Star Wars Day. In the clip, we're treated to the same trailer that debuted in April, with graphics inspired by retro gaming consoles like the Super Nintendo. Watch in awe as ...
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Watch These Drones Dance Merrily ‘Round The Maypole

Under the guise of “high-g quadcopter training” the folks at ETH Zurich have tethered multiple drones to a central pole and are teaching them to do 50 km/h accelerations of up to 13 gs. In short, these guys are going really fast and not hitting each other, which is amazing. From the release: The testbed allows the characterization of the flight behavior of quadrocopters at high airspeeds, identifying for example drag characteristics and pr...
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Dog Lovers Can Now Print These Amazing Open-Source Doggy Wheels

Dog carts are common but clunky. These little carts, attached to disabled dogs via straps and webbing, are often expensive and rarely cool. Now, however, you can get your disabled dog some sweet open-source wheels for the price of a quick 3D print and some rubber. The Adaptable Wheelchair For Handicapped Dogs costs about $150 to build and can be resized for your pooch. The first recipient, a dog named Luisa , has been testing versions of th...
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Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority Sues Member For Revealing Secret Handshake On Penny Arcade Forum

Every time people tell me that lawyers now have a strong enough understanding of "the Streisand Effect" such that it's less likely to happen these days, I laugh. There's always someone new who hasn't figured it out yet. This story was pointed out to us by Chris O'Donnell , who said he never realized that Barbra Streisand had been a member of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. You see, back in November of 2011, a former member of Phi Sigma Sigma ...
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Apple plugs multiple gaps in Safari with security patch releases

APPLE HAS ISSUED UPDATES for various flavours of Safari, promising that they will defend against several threats posed by hackers. The patches apply to OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite on Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6 and Safari 6.2.6 . Apple credited Rapid7 researcher Joe Vennix for discovering a problem with Webkit history, and Zachary Durber of Moodle for a WebKit page loading flaw. Vennix's discovery, which apples to Lion, Maveri...
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How to Stream or Record Your Games for Broadcast Online

These days, gaming is much more social than just inviting your buddies over to play Mortal Kombat. Now, you can share every game you play online with hundreds of people. Here’s how to broadcast your games live, or record them to share later. Why Would I Want to Broadcast My Games? Broadcasting games to an audience of strangers is a relatively new phenomenon. Like with Snapchat, Instagram, or even Facebook before them, the question everyone ...
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Amazon’s Delivery Drones Could Find You Wherever You Are

Amazon’s delivery drone plans may have seemed more like a media stunt than a concrete vision back when it launched, but with active testing taking place in Canada and now, new details showing up in a patent application, things are getting real. The new proposed patent for an “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Delivery System” (via BBC ) contains some impressive revelations about Amazon’s proposed automated package transport plans. For instance, the s...
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Nintendo plans to release 5 smartphone games within next two years

By Neil Hughes Friday, May 08, 2015, 07:50 am PT (10:50 am ET) Legendary video game maker Nintendo plans to take a "less is more" approach with its entrance into the smartphone gaming market, revealing this week that it only plans to release a handful of games within the next few years. Nintendo's Wii U home console. Discussing his company's March quarter results, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said they will "carefully select appropriate ...
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