Tag Archive: Reality


Gene Munster thinks virtual reality will be the ultimate iPhone killer

Hit-and-miss Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster (a.k.a. the “Apple television set is coming” guy) has a somewhat wacky theory in his latest note to clients: that Apple will not only announce its own virtual reality project at some point in the future, but that this will prove to be the real iPhone killer. And that […]

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Affordable camera might bring virtual reality to the masses

Han Jin was looking through the eyes of the robot and could see the future. But the story doesn’t end well for the robot. Jin’s view, with his colleagues’ support, put robot building on hold. The team changed direction, using the robot’s seeing mechanism to develop a Virtual Reality camera that could be put in […]

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VR iPhone case is virtually a reality after hitting Kickstarter goal

A nifty iPhone case-turned-VR headset has passed its $ 75,000 Kickstarter funding goal in just one week — promising users a snap-on virtual reality solution for their Apple handset for the low price of just $ 55 for early backers. And, despite the goal having been hit, there’s still time if you want to hop on this […]

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Google shoots first with Star Wars virtual reality series

Google has teamed up with Disney and Verizon to develop a new virtual reality series in celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The story ties directly into the new movie, and Google Cardboard owners can enjoy it on December 2 — but there’s more to check out today! Alongside the virtual reality series, Disney and Google are launching […]

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YouTube is now showing virtual reality video

It’s time to dust off that virtual reality headset that you’ve hardly used since the day it arrived, because the biggest video platform on the planet now supports VR video. Google CEO Sundar Pichai today announced that YouTube has begun offering its first VR video, which can be enjoyed with Google Cardboard. YouTube often embraces new […]

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This headset turns your smartphone into a virtual reality gateway [Deals]

The age of virtual reality is here, and you’re probably closer to taking part in this exciting new form of interaction and storytelling than you think. If you’ve got a smart phone, you’ve got most of what you need to drop into virtual reality today — the only other thing you’ll need is something like […]

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Andy Hertzfeld: Steve Jobs movie is ‘almost nothing’ like reality

Next to Steve Jobs, Andy Hertzfeld is the name I most associate with the original Macintosh project. For that reason, Hertzfeld is one of the characters portrayed in the new Aaron Sorkin Steve Jobs movie — as well as someone who got to see an early unfinished cut of the film. His take on it? That […]

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Virtual reality on your iPhone is just a Shot away

For all that is written about Virtual Reality, most of us have never donned that funky headset to experience it. The sensation behind the VR viewer might be cool, but it remains to be seen if the hardware will find its way into every home. The founders of a startup company called Shot might have […]

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Xiaomi’s MacBook ripoff could be a reality after all

Not content with competing with Apple in the smartphone and wearables category, noted ripoff artists Xiaomi are reportedly considering unveiling their very first notebook computer early in 2016. The notebook is reportedly planned for the first quarter of next year, and would be designed to compete directly with higher-end laptops like the MacBook Air and […]

Here’s definitive proof of Apple’s legendary reality distortion field

You might remember that on Monday, AAPL stock had a bit of a bad day, before rebounding. It wasn’t just a bad day for Apple stock, though: fueled by fears of a total collapse of the Chinese stock market, the whole S&P 500 collapsed that day. But in the first 24 hours, only Apple had […]