If you’re shopping for a new phone, you might want to check out the LG G6. We reviewed it and liked it a lot, giving an Editor’s Choice award, but our nitpicks included sub-par audio performance and not enough internal memory. They must have been listening because LG just rolled out the G6 Plus, with 128gb of memory, and a built-in DAC for better audio. It even comes with a set of Bang and Olufsen “Play” headphones.
There are also two new colors. If you already have a G6, good news: a future software update will include facial recognition to unlock your phone, and improved battery life through a low power usage program. Features we already liked, such as the dual-lens camera and IP68 waterproofing, still come standard. No prices have been announced.
I can see clearly now the screen door is gone
VR is great fun but in truth, it’s still in its very early stages of development, and the one thing that’s a focus for anyone making the headset hardware is image resolution. Users are still dealing with what’s affectionately known as the “screen door affect,” that cross-hatch pixel pattern in the display that’s as annoying as it sounds.
Several companies – well, everyone, actually – are working to improve the situation, but the higher the res, the more data you have to pump into the headset to make the image clear, and VR PC’s are already stressed as it is just to power the current headsets. Our friends at Tech Crunch have looked into a couple of efforts to bridge the gap, and it’s no easy feat, with things like eye-tracking, and “foveated rendering” and Micro-OLED tech all in the mix.
Seems like a perfect daily driver to us
Hey, shopping for a new car and looking for something with a bit a dash and power? Well, step right onto the lot and take this little gem for a spin: the new $3-million Bugatti Chiron, the new follow-up to the ground-breaking, but now kinda old, Bugatti Veyron.
What do you get for all that cash? World’s luckiest car guy Miles Branman got to not only touch the rolling sculpture, the owners were actually foolish enough to give him the keys to the quad-turbo, 16-cylinder 1,500-horspower chariot. What to do? Go fast of course, and revel in all the luxury that you get for the equivalent of buying about one hundred Honda Civics. Nothing exceeds like excess, so they say, and that’s especially true at over 200 miles an hour.
Check out Mile’s full review and video of the Bugatti Chiron, and start buying those lottery tickets.
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