Archive | February 2016

Hololens, HTC Vive taking preorders while Sony hints at VR glove (CNET Update show notes) – CNET

The first wave of reality-altering headgear is about to arrive. Microsoft invites developers to preorder the Hololens, but anyone can order the HTC Vive now for arrival April 5. Meanwhile, we look at a Sony patent for a glove to be used with virtual reality.


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Wave goodbye to the Playstation TV: Sony stopped shipping the microconsole back in 2015 – CNET

The Sony Playstation TV was a good idea marred by bad execution, and as of 2015, the manufacturer tells CNET it’s no longer shipping units to the United States and Europe.


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Microsoft ads imply Windows 10 computers do more than Macs – CNET

Technically Incorrect: A new series of commercials depicts Macs as simply inferior when it comes to being productive.


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The 15 Star Trek planets you need to visit this year – CNET

Can’t wait for the upcoming Star Trek flick? Maybe you should make plans for which planets you’ll visit during your gap year after graduating from Starfleet.


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Will 5G really change your life? (The 3:59, Ep. 1) – CNET

For the inaugural 3:59 podcast, we talk about 5G hype, why smart baby toys freak us out and the promise of Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset.


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John Oliver slams Trump for 22 minutes, creates new hashtag for him – CNET

In a lengthy excoriation, Oliver shows how Trump’s campaign can’t be self-funded because he has "Donate" buttons on his website. And there’s so much more.


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Samsung garlands the Oscars with slightly B-list stars – CNET

Technically Incorrect: During the Oscars, Samsung runs an ad featuring celebrities like William H. Macy and NBA coach Doc Rivers — not exactly an array of the most well-known personalities.


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