Report: Apple and Valve team up for AR headsets in 2H20
According to a recent report, Apple is allegedly planning on unveiling gaming AR headsets in the second half of next year, in collaboration with Valve.
The Samsung Galaxy S11 may come with more than one ToF sensor
A recent report from Korea makes us believe that we could get more Time of Flight sensors in the next Samsung Galaxy S11 devices
iPhone 11 Pro price in India
Pocketnow Daily: iPhone Sales Getting BETTER in Early 2020?! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about sales predictions for future iPhones, the price of the new Google Pixel 4, OnePlus 7T Pro renders and more
USB-C in consideration with 2019 iPhones, iOS 13 will get dark mode
Also, rumors of a third camera coming to the iPhone are echoed here, with the push on 3D depth-sensing as a gateway to an Apple VR headset.
HTC revenue
HTC opts to evolve U12+ into 2019, but will it be a “U13?”
HTC has announced that it will be staying in the premium arena in addition to pushing further in the mid-range smartphone category.
HTC U12 Life
HTC not quitting the smartphone business
HTC not only debunked the speculation of quitting the smartphone market but also talked about its plans for future devices.
Oculus Quest is a $399 all-in-one VR kit
Wireless, phoneless virtual reality has made progress with Oculus. Quest will launch next spring with more than 50 titles.
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges expands with Dark Side and Kylo Ren Lightsaber
A new Dark Side Expansion pack takes the story further in this augmented reality game and there’s a new Lightsaber to own for this expansion.
Acer Swift 7 will be lightest notebook, but Swift 5 currently is
The Taiwanese tech company’s IFA press conference brought in a mad dash of laptops from Windows to Chrome OS and a mixed reality headset.
Galaxy Note 9 will need a new Gear VR headset
Galaxy Note 9 owners who want to use their Gear VR with it will need to get an adapter to fit the phone into the headset.
Samsung and NASA’s “A Moon for All Mankind” VR exhibit debuts in New York
The exhibit will let users go on a simulated moonwalk and experience it all in virtual reality. It will be at the Samsung 837 retail outlet in New York.
Google Home, Pixel 2 XL and more are on sale
It’s a summer sale going on through July 17 Pacific Time and it involves smart speakers, over-the-top TV dongles and a whole lot more Google.
Samsung’s Gear VR name is reportedly dead, long live the upcoming Galaxy VR headset
This fall’s Galaxy Note 9 or next spring’s Galaxy S10 could launch alongside a hot new Samsung virtual reality headset rebranded as the Galaxy VR.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 comes with a larger screen, swim-proof design, same killer price
It took Xiaomi a full two years to improve on the crazy affordable Mi Band 2, but believe it or not, the Mi Band 3 is just as cheap, as well as larger and suited for long, deep swims.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 is the world’s ‘first dedicated XR platform’ for ‘mainstream’ use
XR stands for “Extended Reality”, which basically lumps VR and AR together, with Qualcomm aiming to power the next wave of “mainstream”, high-quality, affordable XR headsets.
Samsung showcases 4K VR display with 1,200 ppi
Display manufacturers were bragging about their high-density virtual reality-purposed displays last week, but there’s hope for Samsung’s solution to be fast-tracked into commercialization.
Google and LG bring the future of VR closer by co-developing 18MP OLED display
Google and LG have a common goal, working together on a crazy sharp VR OLED display with a record-breaking 1443 ppi count and 120 x 96 field of view.
Google is the latest tech giant reportedly interested in betting big on AR
AR technology may well be the next big thing, as Google joins the likes of Apple and Samsung in reportedly working on a truly immersive, standalone headset.
Blass: Website links HTC Vive phone with the name “Genesis”
No, HTC is not aping a Japanese video company and releasing a 32-bit console-phone hybrid. At least we hope not. But renowned leaks journo Evan Blass has some evidence against that idea.
Be My Eyes, Empires & Puzzles and Flipkart top eclectic list of 2018 Google Play Award winners
Far from a popularity contest, the 2018 Google Play Awards were handed out to a mix of mainstream hits and obscure underdogs including BBC Earth: Life in VR and Episode by Pocket Gems.
Samsung may want to strengthen its Microsoft alliance with ‘powerful’ wireless MR headset
Samsung’s first ever standalone headset could go beyond VR and also integrate AR technology with the help of Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform soon.
Samsung springs into Pilot Season, narrative series for Gear VR
Independent producers have made five series — ranging from actuality to fantasy — and a pilot episode using Samsung’s 360 Round VR camera.
Best Buy shaves $100 off Pixel 2 XL price with many freebies included, no trade-in required
Both the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are sold with a free Chromecast, Google Home Mini, Daydream View and two months of YouTube TV by Best Buy. The larger phone is also $100 off list.
We could still see the Microsoft HoloLens 2 unveiled this year with built-in LTE and an ARM processor
Competition is about to heat up in the ultra-high-end mixed reality headset space, so the long-gestating Microsoft HoloLens 2 smartglasses could see daylight by the end of 2018 after all.
Google’s 2017 Daydream View VR headset is available at 50 percent off from Best Buy
It’s by no means the world’s most complex virtual reality headset, but Google’s 2017 Daydream View is cheaper than ever right now, at $49.50, from Best Buy.