In patents filings made public this week, Oculus describes a couple different technologies that could make its virtual reality even more immersive. The patent filings describe simulating touch with a "skin stretch" instrument
Apple has been awarded new patents that hint at a seriously upgraded Apple Pencil. There are two patents in total, one relating to a modular Apple Pencil, and the other to using the stylus to measure 3D objects.
The most recent Microsoft patent filing indicates that it could be working on a Surface Phone device with a hardware-based laptop mode which, along with Project Andromeda, would create a unique mobile device.
Amazon is serious about its Prime Air drone delivery plan, and has a busy R&D team working on the project. Its latest idea may seem a little puzzling, however, as it describes allowing drones to hitch rides on trucks.
There is one factor that holds PlayStation VR back from achieving more: The Move controllers. If two patents filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment are anything to go by, a new motion controller could be on its way.