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The first wireless kit for HTC's Vive gives new meaning to 'hot pocket'

TPCast's wireless adapter for the HTC Vive lets you walk around in VR without being strapped to a computer. However, that freedom comes at a high price — stability and very short battery life.
Computing

CyberPowerPC’s Best Buy bundle packs a $499 desktop with the Oculus Rift

CyberPowerPC said on Monday that a new bundle packing together a $499 desktop and the Oculus Rift headset is available now at Best Buy. The drawback is that the bundle doesn't include the Oculus Touch controllers and second sensor.
Virtual Reality

Intel's Project Alloy chases perfect immersion, but comes up short

Intel's Alloy headset is an ambitious project that brings together a little bit of everything the chipmaker works on. The early concept is rough around the edges, but it sets the stage for the future wireless VR.
Computing

Apple’s new flagship Apple Store in Milan, Italy will be a ‘leader in innovation’

Apple Stores come in all shapes and sizes, from extravagant examples of modern architecture to more mundane locations, and now it appears that the company will be opening a new flagship Apple Store with an unusual feature in Milan, Italy.
Wearables

Apple could be planning new wearables, starting with Carl Zeiss smart glasses

Apple might be looking to get in on a risky market where Google famously failed with its botched Google Glass project. According to rumors, Apple is currently exploring smart glasses as part of a push into augmented reality.
Computing

The Asuspro B9440 is working from two playbooks, but still manages to score

The newest Asuspro laptop attempts to bridge the gap between consumer and business machines by bringing together the best of both sides. Is that a recipe for mid-range success, or a compromise?
Virtual Reality

Tim Sweeney: Oculus VR's 'walled garden' approach gives HTC Vive an advantage

Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney says the HTC Vive VR headset is outselling the Oculus Rift 2-to-1 worldwide. He relates this discrepancy to the closed marketplace of the Oculus Store. The HTC Vive is an open platform.
Virtual Reality

Google Tango augmented reality is making its way to a museum near you

Augmented reality solutions like Google Tango is making its way into the real world, and one of the first functional applications is in museums, starting with the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Computing

Hackers target Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht’s legal fees fundraising campaign

Hackers attacked the social media and payments accounts belonging to Ross Ulbricht’s family, who are trying to raise money for their son’s appeal. He is serving a life sentence for running the online narcotics market, the Silk Road.
Computing

Netgear's new Nighthawk switch still looks like a stealth bomber

Netgear wants to wash off the stain of security breaches in the Nighthawk brand from 2016, with a brand new switch at this year's CES. It has an interesting look, and features some handy options for enthusiasts.
Gaming

Nope, there won't be any new Elder Scrolls special edition games, Bethesda says

Bethesda's Pete Hines recently admitted in an interview that the company has no plans for more special edition Elder Scrolls games. This was a unique case, as Bethesda ported the engine to the Xbox One and PS4 to prepare for Fallout 4.
Computing

Microsoft Garage will expand to three new locations in 2017 and 2018

Microsoft has an internal "no-holds-barred ode to hack culture" aimed at software innovation that it calls The Garage, and the company has added a few new spaces recently with three more planned for 2017 and early 2018.