MSI announced a limited edition of its Trident 3 small form factor (SFF) gaming PC. The new model sports a chilled white finish and goes beyond the capabilities of the previously available configurations with an upgraded graphics card.
The companies hail from San Francisco, Shenzhen, Beijing, and Taipei and focus on different aspects of hardware and software development for VR and AR. HTC also said that the Vive X program will expand to Israel.
HTC is taking the Vive platform to the next level. The company is now selling Vive Trackers to developers, and it released an open source code base so devs could add full body positional tracking to their experiences.
Cached I/O isn't anything new. Between Microsoft and Intel, consumers have been fed the technology in various shapes and sizes for nearly a decade. With flash performance declining and prices soaring, SSDs are out and HDDs are back, with Optane in front.
Both tools are meant to make it easier for researchers to collect eye tracking data, combine it with other biometric markers, and hopefully use all that information to learn a little bit more about how our brains work.
It's no secret that MSI is bullish on VR. The hardware company offers a wide range of VR-ready hardware products. Now, MSI is offering VR-related software to enhance the VR experience, but you need MSI hardware to use it.
Tech companies small and large turn to AI for increasingly "smart" products and services. Building the AI behind those offerings is no easy feat--that's why Nvidia has introduced hardware and software that makes it easier for companies to use AI.
FedEx will offer customers a $5 discount if they have to enable the Flash plugin in Chrome or Safari. FedEx seems to have been caught off-guard by the browser vendors starting to block Flash content and hasn't yet made the transition to an HTML5 website.
Razer expanded its zVault customer rewards program to offer the bonus currency, zSilver, just for playing select AAA games. The company also made its Chroma Mug Holder available exclusively to zVault rewards users.
Google announced that Symantec's certificate validation processes are inadequate, and as such, it will begin to gradually distrust Symantec's certificates. The browser vendor will also stop recognizing the CA's EV certificates "effective immediately."
The U.S. Senate voted 50-48 to eliminate the FCC's new privacy rules, which were supposed to go into effect soon. Killing these rules would mean that ISPs will be able to freely track your online behavior and then sell your data to advertisers.
Last Halloween, Cyan added support for seated VR with gamepad locomotion to "Obduction" for Oculus Rift only. Yesterday, Cyan released an update that brought motion control support for Vive and Oculus Touch to the game. It also brought performance issues.
Months ago, Harmonix told us that existing "Rock Band" guitars would work with "Rock Band VR." We expected that meant that you could dust off your old gear and give at a new lease on life, but it turns out that Xbox 360 guitars don't make the cut.
The "Neurala Brain" deep learning software, first developed for NASA's Mars rover, promises to make integrating artificial intelligence into toys, drones, robots, and self-driving cars much cheaper and easier.
Tavis Ormandy, a security researcher from Google's Project Zero, found a new LastPass extension vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to steal users' passwords. A second vulnerability was later reported for the Firefox extension.
The Khronos Group announced the possiblity of building a new, more "portable" graphics API that would work on top of Vulkan, Metal, and DirectX 12. However, the new portable API likely wouldn't come without some major caveats.
Visbit CEO Changying (CY) Zhou demonstrated his company's latest technology breakthrough at the IEEE VR Summit. Visbit gave a live demonstration of the company's View-Optimized Streaming technology transmitting a 12K 360-degree VR video over Wi-Fi.
ARM revealed a new multicore microarchitecture called ARM DynamIQ designed to improve the efficiency and performance of ARM Cortex-A processors and offers increased flexibility for use in a variety of cases including automation and AI.
Microsoft is taking a break from new features and will now focus on responding to feedback collected via, uh, Xbox Feedback, with a smorgasbord of improvements to the existing service for which people have clamored.
The web has buzzed with complaints about connectivity problems with the left Joy-Con controller, which can be used as half of a traditional gamepad or as a standalone controller when you have a hankering for multiplayer action.
Microsoft's Edge browser was the most successfully hacked at this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest, with researchers achieving five attacks against it. Safari was a close second in being most hacked, while Chrome remained the most secure browser.
The app is an updated and rebranded version of the app formerly known as Curse. Twitch also offered a sneak peek at a planned navigation update to its website that promised to make it easier for you to find the content you care about on the service.
The Wooting One analog keyboard has now begun mass production. There have been a couple of hiccups so far, but the Wooting guys are in China, overseeing production at the factory and solving any problems as they arise.
Most methods of bringing your hands into VR rely on cameras or externally tracked devices, but Finch VR is taking a different approach by loading up your appendages and digits with IMU-based motion capture technology.
Haptics in gaming is one of those funny things where you usually notice them only when they're done badly, like live concert audio. Immersion is the company behind the companies that make those haptics for games and controllers and the like.
The studio is working on more expansions for "Titanfall 2," partnered with Nexon for a free-to-play version of "Titanfall" for Korea, and planned "awesome mobile titles set in the world of 'Titanfall'."
Bioware is preparing to release the next installment of the "Mass Effect" franchise, and AMD is ready and waiting. Radeon Crimson ReLive 17.3.2 is out now, and it offers optimized performance for "Mass Effect: Andromeda."
VR video is one of the primary attractions of virtual reality, but the technology has a glaring problem: Image quality. VR (and 360-degree) video suffers from a distortion problem, and Google's trying to solve it with a new projection technique.
VR hardware designers are doing what they can to ensure that VR is safe for the person in the headset, but what about the creatures you may have running around your house that don't understand that you can't see them?
The recently released Chrome 57 has started throttling individual background tabs to 1% of a CPU core's performance to significantly cut the overall power consumption of the browser and improve a notebook's battery life.
Wikileaks' CIA documents from last week revealed that most antivirus products could be bypassed by the CIA. The CIA also criticized some of the vendors for the weak security of their products. The companies have now responded to those comments.
Exploiting the vulnerability required little more than a dank image macro, some malicious code, and the hope that you'll decide to open the malicious file. But don't worry--WhatsApp and Telegram have already fixed the problem.