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Microsoft, it's 2015. Why does a multi-hour Windows 10 instillation require me to click buttons throughout the process? Just let me click everything that needs to be clicked at the start so that I can walk away and come back when it's done without babysitting the instillation.
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If Magic Leap turns out to be everything it's teasing, the company will be incredibly well named.
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Tip for indie devs pitching games to media (VR or otherwise). Do not send Let's Play videos. They are annoying, devoid of information, and their view count does not correlate to the quality of your game. Send a proper press kit with high resolution screenshots and a trailer.
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First person to make a VR experience that makes me cry, wins. Maybe a VR version of this short story?
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There's few things better than a hammock that's within range of wifi.
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Except of course a hammock that is totally out of range of wifi.
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I'm bewildered as to why no VR camera maker has included an IMU in the camera for automatic horizon stabilization.
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The state of modern gaming is concerning. Developers are increasingly creating virtual slot machines: software that's designed to extract as much money out of players as possible; fun no longer matters, as long as players are shelling out. The fact that many games offer in-game purchases that enable players to PLAY LESS (ie: paid unlocks, XP boosts to level you up faster with less game time) has to be the best proof out there that many of these games are addicting but not fun; if you are paying money to not have to play the game as much, there's got to be something wrong.
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Test.
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I enjoy few things more than calling out awkward silences. Like literally saying out loud at the moment that it's happening, "Nothing like a nice awkward silence." It either breaks the tension with comedy or makes things even more awkward; both outcomes are desirable.
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We all knew this day would come. It's going to take me a while to stop calling Morpheus, Morpheus. http://ow.ly/SdRyf
At a press conference at the Tokyo Games Show in Japan, Sony just announced that it’s virtual reality device for the Playstation
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A lot of companies apparently mixing up "first X for VR" with "first to announce X for VR". First on paper doesn't really matter if no one can buy your product yet.
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Anyone who has played Terraria on Xbox One: can you create a persistent multiplayer server that people can connect to without a specific host Xbox?
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Founder & Executive Editor at RoadtoVR.com, Executive Editor at UltrabookNews.com. Into virtual reality, mobile tech, gaming, and more.
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I've been blogging about mobile technology for several years across different websites. Currently engaged in the world of Ultrabooks as Executive Editor at UltrabookNews.com. Also tracking virtual reality and augmented reality news at RoadtoVR.com. Some things that interest me: mobile computing, design, gaming, and astronomy.

Previous Work: Executive Editor at Carrypad.com, Editor at UMPCPortal.com, and Editor/Moderator of the MicroPCTalk.com forum.
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Oculus VR
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Oculus Rift - Virtual Reality Headset for Immersive 3D Gaming | Oculus VR™

Endless Fantasy
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Shop Google Play on the web. Purchase and enjoy instantly on your Android phone or tablet without the hassle of syncing.

The Humble Indie Bundle #3 (pay what you want for five awesome indie games)
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Pay what you want for some awesome games and help support two charities. All of the games are DRM-free and support Mac, Windows, and Linux.

End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google
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Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills bef

Minecraft Data Values
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Minecraft data values lookup tables with filtering and other neat features.

Impossible Figure: 2011-08-29 | A. Aronsson's WeBOLLog
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This one is a bit simpler than the last one, much because I was short on time after having moved and become a student again, now reading mob

xkcd: Virus Venn Diagram
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< Prev · Random; Next >; >|. Permanent link to this comic: http://xkcd.com/1180/ Image URL (for hotlinking/embedding): http://imgs.xkcd.com/

A Critical Look at the Interface and Ergonomic Issues of Android | Carrypad
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A Critical Look at the Interface and Ergonomic Issues of Android. Posted on 12 August 2011 By Ben. In this article, it is my intention to ta

Ultrabook Comparison « Ultrabook News and the Ultrabook Database
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Android Update Alliance? Less than 1% of Devices Are Running Latest Vers...
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At last year's Google I/O, a great new program was announced — Google was working with a group of equipment manufacturers to create a so

Asus Eee Pad Slider Review | Carrypad
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Introduction. The Android Honeycomb market has been heating up in earnest in recent months, with major PC manufacturers releasing their own

With Medfield and Android, Intel Prove They’re Ready to Play - Carrypad ...
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Intel_Smartphone_Reference_Design_front_575px When I tested an Intel Menlow-based MID in July 2008 and saw the PC architecture streaming mus

How Apple’s Siri Just Stole Voice Control From Android - Carrypad | Carr...
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Tweet. Image courtesy Apple Inc. No doubt you've already heard of Siri, the voice control software that Apple is launching with the iPho

How to: Make an iPad Booksafe Case | Carrypad
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IMG_4226 IMG_4225 By now you've likely seen my 'iBook' project. As I mentioned, I documented the process and now I'm here to

A Short But Surprisingly Touching Story About the Possibilities of Virtu...
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I have to say that this brief story, just 205 words long, might be on of the most concise emotional stories I’ve ever read. In so few words,

Black Mesa Source now available
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You don't have to wait for Steam to publish Greenlight winner Black Mesa Source, the Half Life 2-based recreation of Half Life. The team has

Augmented Reality Sandbox is One of the Coolest Uses of AR I’ve Seen Thu...
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Just a few weeks ago I wrote that augmented reality (AR) had yet to prove itself. It’s a neat idea, and we’ve seen so many concepts that loo

Toshiba Satellite Z830 Review « Ultrabook News and the Ultrabook Database
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 If you’ve been looking at getting the best specifications into your Ultrabook choice you are likely to have the Toshiba Z830 at the top of