Smartwatches are creating unexpected new rivalries, where tech companies like Huawei and Samsung are going head-to-head with jewelry firms like Tag Heuer and the Fossil Group. The Fossil Q Founder is a worthy Android Wear watch that shows that watch companies can make tech products just about as well as tech companies can make watches.
When Oculus VR announced the consumer Rift earlier this year, the company had mentioned that pre-orders would start late in 2015 ahead of the headset's Q1 2016 launch. Today the company's founder shed some light on the lack of an official pre-order announcement, saying we can now expect them to start soon after the new year. More importantly, the Oculus Rift's release window is still on track.
Though there's already one great mobile virtual reality headset you can buy today, the release windows for the big PC- and console-based headsets dictate that 2016 will be the year VR goes mainstream. But once you get a VR headset, what kinds of gaming experiences can you expect to have with it? Join Gizmag, as we preview some of the biggest upcoming virtual reality games.
As smartwatches continue to become more mainstream, traditional watchmakers are going through a transitional period. Instead of seeing smartwatches merely as a threat, though, companies like Tag Heuer and Fossil are embracing the opportunity and trying to make great smartwatches themselves. It's too early to know if "great" is the right word for this Android Wear-running watch (we'll run a full review after spending more time with it), but the Fossil Q Founder is certainly promising.
One of the perks of Samsung and Oculus releasing public developer kits for the Gear VR headset is that, though it just became a consumer product, some of us have already been using different versions of the headset for over a year. Let us help you get started with some handy tips and tricks to get the most out of the consumer Gear VR.
Now that the Samsung Gear VR is a full-fledged consumer product, you might be wondering whether there's enough quality content to make it worth your while. Fortunately there's a damn good early selection that's growing at a steady pace. Let's break down the best Gear VR games (and other content) you can download today.
The HTC Vive was originally supposed to launch right around now (if not earlier), before the end of 2015 – potentially giving the PC-based virtual reality headset a head start on the Oculus Rift and Playstation VR in winning over VR early adopters. Though we'd already heard that the Vive's widespread launch had been delayed into 2016, the company has now made it official that consumers won't get to step into the room-sized VR experience until April.
We don't review many mobile game controller accessories, but Gamevice's iOS gamepads are doing what we wished all mobile controllers had been doing for years: latching onto the sides to transform your iDevice into something along the lines of a PS Vita. Read on for our review of Gamevice for iPhone.
Looking for a new mobile device for yourself or a loved one this holiday season? Let Gizmag make your decision a little easier, as we break down the best smartphones, tablets, laptops and 2-in-1s you can buy today.
iPads may not be the must-have devices they once were, but they're still the best standalone tablets – not to mention the most popular by a longshot. Let Gizmag help you decide which one you want, with our 2015 iPad Comparison.