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Lytro’s light field vision finally shows its worth

Lytro’s light field vision finally shows its worth

While many of the virtual reality experiences being shown off at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival are pushing boundaries in VR story-telling techniques, “Hallelujah” is perhaps most noteworthy because of the cutting edge tech used to shoot the experience and the story behind it. Lytro has been around for eleven years; raised over $210 million from Silicon Valley’s top investors including Andreessen Horowitz,

Accelerating the future of space technology

Accelerating the future of space technology

At this moment there are more than 500,000 pieces of space debris hurtling around the Earth. Traveling at speeds of up to 40,000 kilometers per hour, a satellite collision with these fragments is enough to damage and even destroy our communications networks. Accion Systems is building the technology to prevent that. The company, which spun out


ON-PREMISES HR USERS RISK BEING LEFT BEHIND, ORACLE SAYS

ON-PREMISES HR USERS RISK BEING LEFT BEHIND, ORACLE SAYS

Oracle is telling customers that the future of its HR platform will be in the cloud. It’s trying to do this without alarming users who host its applications internally. Users of on-premises PeopleSoft and E-Business Suite HR system users won’t be abandoned as cloud use grows, Oracle promises. These systems will get regular updates and


Prices for Google and LG’s Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches leak

Prices for Google and LG’s Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches leak

We’ve seen quite a few details about Google and LG’s Watch Sport and Watch Style leak out lately, but the pricing of the two watches had remained a mystery. Until today, that is. The LG Watch Sport will launch with a price of $349, says a source speaking to Android Police. The smaller and less

A “compact” G6 would be a welcome addition

A “compact” G6 would be a welcome addition

It’s February, which means we can officially start hyping ourselves over Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona at the end of the month. Although it appears that Samsung won’t be unveiling the next Galaxy flagship per usual, we’re still anticipating new phones from Nokia, BlackBerry, LG, and more. In fact, if we’re lucky we


How much will you spend on a smartwatch?

How much will you spend on a smartwatch?

Earlier today, Google did exactly what the rumor mill thought it would: Announced not only the rollout of Android Wear 2.0, the next major version of its wearable operating system, but also unveiled a pair of new smartwatches. Those wearables will be the first on the market with Android Wear 2.0 pre-installed, an accolade in

Google confirms several new Daydream VR apps rolling out

Google confirms several new Daydream VR apps rolling out

First up, Google says that there are a number of new Daydream VR apps rolling out today. Those include: Lego BrickHeadz Builder VR HBO Now and HBO Go Gunjack 2: End of Shift NextVR Layers of Fear: Solitude Wands Underworld Overlord Netflix (coming later this month) Need for Speed No Limits VR (coming later this


Which wireless headphones are you using?

Which wireless headphones are you using?

I always have a pair of headphones on me. That’s just been the case since high school. Any time that I’m going outside, I pop a pair in my ears, or on my ears depending on the situation, and I listen to music wherever I’m going. Everyone that knows me personally knows I’m usually equipped

Does Fitbit’s acquisition of Pebble signal a dismal future for smartwatches?

Does Fitbit’s acquisition of Pebble signal a dismal future for smartwatches?

As you may already be aware, smartwatch manufacturer Pebble announced earlier today that its software assets would be acquired by once-rival company, Fitbit. The acquisition is effective immediately, which has resulted in some less-than-desirable changes for Pebble smartwatch owners and hopefuls, which include: cease in promotion, manufacturing, and selling of Pebble smartwatches (including the Pebble