Sony Is Concerned With The Lack Of Console-Based VR Rivals

According to Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc’s chief executive, Andrew House, one of the fundamental things holding back VR is actually a lack of competition. In fact, that the company managed to move no fewer than 500,000 VR headsets in Q2 2017 – as compared to significantly lower numbers from either Oculus Rift or HTC Vive […]

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Neato Acquired By Long-Term Enterprise Partner Vorwerk Group

Neato Robotics announced on September 20 that it has now been acquired by one of its investors, namely by its long-time partner Vorwerk Group. Although none of the financials of the acquisition have been made public, it has been revealed that Neato Robotics will effectively remain its own business under Vorwerk, including retaining its own […]

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Toshiba Agrees To Sell Its Chip Unit To Bain Capital For $18B

Toshiba on Wednesday said it agreed to sell its NAND memory chip division to a consortium led by Bain Capital, marking yet another change of heart in a drawn-out saga which saw the firm clash with its long-term joint venture partner Western Digital as it struggled to liquidate its flagship unit in a bid to […]

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Pi’s Wireless Qi Charger Can Charge Phones From A Distance

Pi, a startup formed by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is developing a charger based on the Qi wireless charging standard, but it’s different than standard Qi wireless chargers, as it can top up compatible devices located up to one foot away. This device, which will be called Pi Charger, is also […]

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Google AI Lead Dismisses The Chances Of An “AI Apocalypse”

Google’s AI chief John Giannandrea showed up at the recent TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, and when reporters asked him what he thought of a possible “AI apocalypse,” he said that such a thing will not happen, writing it off as “hype.” While the field of AI is undeniably advancing at a rapid pace, […]

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AR Helmet Skully Revived As Founders Form A New Company

Skully Inc. and its AR-enabled Skully helmet may be getting a second chance thanks to a new startup from co-founders Ivan and Rafael Contreras called Skully Technologies. That’s according to reported emails received by people who had previously subscribed the firm’s newsletter. In the email, Ivan Contreras – who acts as President of Skully Technologies […]

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Lyft & Udacity Offer Scholarships For A Self-Driving Course

Lyft and educational online course provider Udacity have teamed up to provide learning opportunities in self-driving car program to a diverse pool of individuals in the United States through scholarships that will be offered to 400 participants. The ride-sharing service announced on Tuesday that the scholarship program will run over the next year as part […]

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Oculus Launches Fall In Love VR Experiment For The Rift

Oculus has launched the ‘Fall In Love’ VR experiment for the Rift headset and plans to launch the experience on the Gear VR next week at some point, giving users a unique first-person conversation experience that aims to see if it’s possible to fall in love in virtual reality. The project was inspired by a […]

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Pimax Brings The World’s First 8K VR Headset To Kickstarter

Pimax on Tuesday officially announced the start of a crowdfunding campaign for the first 8K virtual reality headset in the world, with its creation being simply called the Pimax 8K VR. The same device was already showcased in early 2017 at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and has been refined to a significant degree […]

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Roku’s Recent Hires Hint At A Voice-Enabled Smart Speaker

Roku’s recent moves in the job market suggest that the company may be developing a voice-enabled smart speaker, with the firm hiring a significant number of software experts with audio experience earlier this summer. Roku’s Redwood City, California-based Technical Recruiter Chris Atkinson and his colleagues posted several such openings in recent months, with the company […]

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