In the future, your pet may be able to join you on a VR adventure, kind of

Don't want Spot the dog left out of your future VR adventures? Or, you'd rather not step on them when wearing a headset? The solution could be to zap them into the VR world with you, as this cool demo shows.

Computing

Acura's luxurious RLX Sport Hybrid is the ultimate antidote to hybrid naysayers

Acura’s RLX sport sedan get the hybrid treatment, but does the promise of fuel saving also mean a sacrifice of performance?

  • Pros: Top of the line hybrid technology , Luxurious Interior…
  • Cons: Road noise higher than expected

Discovery’s new VR site shows off its first immersive videos

Love Discovery? Curious about virtual reality? If so, you'd better head straight to Discovery VR where you'll find a bunch of short-form VR videos from the channel that mark the start of its exploration of the medium.

Mobile

‘1 in 7 people on Earth’ used Facebook on Monday, Zuckerberg proclaims

A billion people used Facebook on a single day this week, a massive number whatever way you look at it. In a post announcing Monday's extraordinary stat, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made clear he isn't stopping there, though we kind of knew that anyway.

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The HTC Vive’s launch date has shifted to 2016, putting it up against Oculus and Sony

HTC and its partner Valve have said the Vive virtual reality headset won't be available in significant quantities this year. Instead, the system is now on target for a launch during the first three months of 2016.

Wearables

Intel bets on drone development with $60m investment in Yuneec

After failing to show up at the smartphone party, Intel is determined to make the most of other emerging technologies. As it gets increasingly involved in wearables, the company has also decided to bet big on drones, investing $60m in Chinese firm Yuneec.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 takes the series to a galaxy far, far away

The addition of the Star Wars franchise to Disney Infinity 3.0 takes the series to a bright future in a galaxy far, far away.

  • Pros: An impressively robust world-building mode , Rich…
  • Cons: Occasional control and camera quirks , Limited in-game…

Apple HomeKit devices are popping up! So wait, what’s HomeKit again?

Apple HomeKit integrates smart lights, thermostats and other connected household objects, and compatible devices are finally available. Get all the details about HomeKit in this speedy video.

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Make your wallet hate you by getting your Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge Plus dipped in gold

Vietnamese gold-plating shop Karalux is back at it with its 24K gold treatment, this time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. You can either buy handset in gold or you can send in either handset and have it turned to gold.

Mobile

This coffee-based 3D printing filament emits a pleasant smell while you print with it

It might sound like a gimmick at first, but filament derived from old coffee grounds actually boasts a number of advantages over traditional PLA. It also emits a pleasant smell when you print with it.

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Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10532 with improved context menus and more

The latest Windows 10 build adds an improved look and feel to the context menu and public feedback, but otherwise just squashes bugs and makes small tweaks.

Computing

Like AirBnB for solar power, Yeloha lets you use other people’s rooftops for energy

Yeloha has a novel idea for expanding solar power in cities -- sharing. We already share apartments, cars, and bikes, so why not solar panels, too.

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Vivid 3D model shows how cancer cells multiply and migrate in a tumor

A team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh, Harvard University, and John Hopkins University have created a 3D model to visualize the growth and differentiation of cancer cells inside a tumor.

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NASA’s new 3D printed rocket parts work just as well as the old-fashioned ones

After running a series of rigorous heat-tests, NASA found its 3D-printed rocket injectors hold up to extreme conditions as well as traditionally made parts.

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Surivive the apocalypse with The Division: New York Collapse

Ubisoft and Chronicle Books have announced The Division: New Your Collapse, an "interactive" field guide containing notes from a survivor of the apocalypse, as well as tips for surviving a fallen New York City.

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