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  • In Pursuit Of Presence And True Immersion Crunch Network

    In Pursuit Of Presence And True Immersion

    The experience of “reality” is a result of our sensory organs delivering information about the external world to our brains via electrical stimulus. The brain interprets this input and creates our reality. The ultimate goal of virtual reality (VR) is to achieve a true replacement for the external world as the source of these stimuli, thus creating true immersion, and a sense of… Read More

  • Kinsa’s New Smart Ear Thermometer Will Tell You What To Do When You’re Sick

    Kinsa’s New Smart Ear Thermometer Will Tell You What To Do When You’re Sick

    Kinsa, the maker of a smart thermometer that tracks the spread of illness, has today announced their second product in the form of the Kinsa in-ear thermometer. Unlike the first thermometer, which was a standard (though smart) stick thermometer, the new in-ear thermometer is completely wireless, and connects to the smartphone app via Bluetooth. The Kinsa portfolio of thermometers work like… Read More

  • Ride This One-Wheeled Gyro Skate They Call A “Hoverboard”

    The mad scientist who started Hoverboard Technologies calls his vehicle an “earned experience.” That means it’s hard to ride. Despite the name, this hoverboard* doesn’t levitate. Instead, it uses gyroscopes like a Segway to help you balance with your feet on either side of one giant rollerblade-style wheel in the center. Read More

  • Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

    Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

    The streamlined 2016 Corvette Stingray is one of the first vehicles to ship with Apple CarPlay in the States. Simply put, it’s an iPhone for your dashboard, which Apple and car makers hope you’ll use instead of the iPhone in your hand. First, the bad news: CarPlay is far from perfect. It’s boring, for one. And in many cases I found the Corvette’s own infotainment… Read More

  • Samsung Announces The Samsung Gear S2, Now More Round

    Samsung Announces The Samsung Gear S2, Now More Round

    Samsung has just announced their new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2. The watch is unique in that it has a round rotating bezel – the thing on the edge of the crystal – in addition to two buttons on the side for home and back. It runs Samsung’s Tizen OS, a system used by Samsung in their original Gear models. Samsung, however, isn’t announcing compatibility today… Read More

  • Apple TV 4 Will Retail Under $200 Starting In October: Report

    Apple TV 4 Will Retail Under $200 Starting In October: Report

    Though there has been quite a bit said about the forthcoming Apple TV 4, price is still a yet-to-be-determined factor. But 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has sources who say the new box, reportedly powered by an A8 chip, will retail for under $200 (either $149 or $199). The Apple TV is set to be unveiled alongside the next-gen iPhones at a September 9 event, according to sources. Read More

  • Eatsa, A Futuristic Restaurant Where Robot Cubbies Serve Quinoa

    Eatsa has no lines because it has no cashiers. You order on an iPad, your name comes up on a transparent LCD screen box, and you pull out a bowl of quinoa. Opening today in San Francisco at 121 Spear St, Eatsa is a new restaurant designed around technology. Eatsa only serves quinoa, a couscous-like grain that’s high in protein and absorbs flavor well, but is cheaper and more… Read More

  • Newer Android Wear Watches Now Work On iOS

    Newer Android Wear Watches Now Work On iOS

    More than a year after the launch of the first Android Wear watches, Google is now finally bringing iOS support to its smartwatch platform with the launch of its Android Wear mobile app in Apple’s App Store today. This probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise, given that Huawei spoiled this launch by announcing iOS support for its upcoming Android Wear watch last week… Read More

  • New Xbox One Bundle Comes With 1TB Hybrid Drive, New Elite Controller For $499

    New Xbox One Bundle Comes With 1TB Hybrid Drive, New Elite Controller For $499

    Microsoft just announced a new bundle for the Xbox One. The Xbox One Elite Bundle is the first bundle to come with Microsoft’s new Elite controller. But that’s not all as the company also switched to a hybrid 1TB SSD and HDD drive for the first time. This bundle costs $499. Read More

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