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Mobvoi Ticwatch 2 Review

Ticwatch 2 is a sensational smartwatch, and a giant gamble.
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Facebook makes good on promise to open-source its 360-degree camera

Facebook has finally released all the details on its 360-degree camera, which the company announced at the F8 conference in April. As of today, all you need to build your own Surround 360 can be found on GitHub, if you can afford the…
Virtual Reality

YouTuber creates virtual drum set, bangs out Pokémon theme song in VR

YouTuber Emre Tanirgan has uploaded a video that shows him playing the Pokémon them in VR on virtual drums. Tanirgan was successfully able to replicate the hi-hat, snare, and toms, all with dynamic sounds.
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Samsung is taking its Gear 360 VR camera to Lollapalooza

Attendees of this year’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago will have a chance to buy Samsung’s Gear 360 camera. This will be only the second time virtual reality enthusiasts have had an opportunity to purchase the camera in the United…
Mobile

iPhone sales plummeted, but Apple Music saved the day

Apple's earnings report for the third fiscal quarter is in, and we take a look at the numbers. Sales of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac are down across the board from this time last year, but revenue from services is up.
Movies & TV

Apple Music will be the home of James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ spinoff

Apple announced that its premium streaming platform, Apple Music, will soon play host to "Late Late Show" host James Corden's Carpool Karaoke spinoff. It's an exclusive 16-episode run.
Mobile

Gionee believes its M6 and M6 Plus are the most secure phones around

Gionee unveiled the M6 and M6 Plus, its latest flagships that promise to encrypt all of your data using a dedicated data encryption chip. The chip's practical uses are unknown, though both phones feature impressive internals.
Mobile

Beyond booking: How next-gen travel apps do more than your desktop ever could

Travel apps are moving from simply duplicating the desktop experience, to becoming virtual travel assistants that offer services and suggestions tailored to your exact needs. Here’s a look at how these apps are advancing.
Home

Love your pets but hate their smells? The Dooli pail may be able to help

The only way to make your pets cuter? To only see (and not smell) them. And now, when it comes to their waste, at least, that's a possibility. That is, if the new pet waste disposal system known as Dooli is as good as it claims to…
Mobile

Looking for a place to stay on vacation? App lets you swap homes with others

For all those times that you've wanted a change of scenery, you can now get one in a pretty major way -- by swapping houses. Meet Love Home Swap, a home-swapping app that promises to "change the game in the alternative travel sector"
Cars

Mobileye won’t be going forward with Tesla’s Autopilot development

Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system won't use Mobileye's EyeQ camera image-processing hardware in future versions. EyeQ3 will continue to be part of the current Autopilot version but the next generations won't be used.
Movies & TV

Watch: An incredible look at the VFX used in ‘Game of Thrones’ season 6

Visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures has shared a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible amount of compositing, grading, and more that went into creating season six of HBO's Game of Thrones.