After a ridiculously fun week playing inside virtual reality worlds with Oculus, we're back to the (slightly less fun) world of smartphones. You might have heard about a pair of them that launched this week: let's take a quick first look at Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
The new US$99 Samsung Gear VR is the first full-consumer mobile headset from Oculus. Though we'll have to wait to see what the VR experience is like (spoiler: it's probably exactly like it was on the Innovator Editions), we did get to check out the physical differences in the new model.
Right now VR has something of a conundrum. First-person action titles sound like a perfect fit for the medium, but once you add fast-paced action and jerky movement, lots of people start feeling queasy (and some people may actually lose their lunch). In probably the single most innovative VR demo we've seen so far, Epic Games showed developers a brilliant workaround.
If you aren't a developer and you go to a developer's conference, you might not find a lot to get excited about. But when the subject is virtual reality and the company is Oculus, well, we get a bit like kids in a candy store. After Oculus VR and Samsung announced the new US$99 Gear VR headset today, we caught up with Oculus' Head of Mobile Max Cohen.
Oculus' annual developer conference is underway, and before the company tells us what's new tomorrow, it's giving us all a refresher course on some demos we've seen before. We have a few thoughts after Day One of Oculus Connect 2.
Once seen as the future of the iPad, the iPad mini is now a lower-priority device, losing ground to oversized smartphones on one side, and bigger tablets that double as PCs on the other. Too bad, then, that the best iPad mini by far is launching to an increasingly indifferent public.
Good looks can do wonders for any gadget, but when it comes to wearable gadgets, an attractive design can change everything. Meet the Huawei Watch: a familiar Android Wear experience on the inside, but the best-looking smartwatch design to date on the outside.
The Gamevice is pretty much the ideal way to add physical controls to an iPad mini. Strapping it onto your tablet is less like using an accessory and more like transforming your iPad into an iOS-powered portable game console.
In the old days, Apple used to sell two different iPhones: the newest model, and the previous year's model at a lower price. A version of that same system is still in place today, only now it includes five total iPhones. Let's compare all the iPhones you'll be able to buy for the next year.
The Huawei Watch has been a long time coming, with its first public appearance coming at Mobile World Congress back in March. More than six months later, we finally have the Android Wear device in house and – holy Switzerland, Batman! – is this one nice-looking watch.