Google joins the VR war, invests in light field ‘cinematic reality’ company Magic Leap

Magic Leap: Submarine in a street
Google is getting into virtual reality. It was only a matter of time: With Google still looking for The Next Big Thing — and Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR, Sony’s Project Morpheus, and many other companies and startups taking a fresh look at VR over the last couple of years — it was forced to finally wade in. The target of Google’s affection is a startup called Magic Leap, a secretive company that is developing some kind of ‘cinematic reality’ headset, which uses a ‘digital light field’ to project ultra-realistic images into your eyeballs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/191909-google-joins-the-vr-war-invests-in-light-field-cinematic-reality-company-magic-leap

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Newly leaked parts purportedly show next-generation iPad with Touch ID fingerprint sensor

With only days to go before Apple’s Oct. 16 event, new photos out of East Asia claim to show components bound for a next-generation iPad, including a logic board, Touch ID hardware and cover glass with incorporated digitizer.



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Killer Deal: Up to $600 off Macs & $750 off Macs with AppleCare, with free $25 iTunes Gift Card and no tax in 48 states

For twelve days only, AppleInsider has teamed up with sponsor and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama to offer a number of steep discounts on Macs and Macs bundled with 3-Years of AppleCare Protection, all of which also come with a free iTunes 25 Gift Card and no sales tax in 48 of 50 states.

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TSMC announces first 16nm FinFET results, unveils 10nm roadmap

A Samsung/IBM/GloFo 28/32nm HKMG wafer
TSMC has made a series of aggressive announcements around its next-generation technology — not only has it produced a Cortex-A57 CPU on 16nm FinFET, it’s beginning its earliest work on 10nm.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/191415-tsmc-announces-first-16nm-finfet-results-unveils-10nm-roadmap

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Photo editing gets easier with iOS 8's new Photos app and extensions

Capturing photos isn’t the only image-related process to get a boost in iOS 8. Apple’s latest mobile operating system also makes postprocessing easier and more powerful, with a new Photos app and the addition of editing extensions.



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Gold 'Apple Watch Edition' could cost $1,200, industry insiders say

As Apple only announced an entry-level $349 price tier for its upcoming Apple Watch, speculation continues to run rampant, with the latest report claiming high-end gold models could sell for $1,200 when they launch next year.



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AT&T to support Wi-Fi calling for Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus in 2015

While T-Mobile will be the only U.S. carrier to support Wi-Fi calling on Apple’s new iPhone 6 series handsets at launch, it will not remain alone for long as market leader AT&T announced that it will roll out the technology on its own network next year.



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Western Digital unveils world’s first 10TB hard drive: Helium-filled, shingled recording

Ultrastar He8 close-up
In what can only be described as the hard drive equivalent of Game of Thrones, Western Digital’s HGST has announced the world’s first 10-terabyte hard drive: the helium-filled Ultrastar He10. This comes just a few weeks after Seagate announced initial availability of its 8TB air-filled hard drive, which at the time was the largest hard drive in the world. There’s no word on pricing yet but Western Digital says, somewhat unbelievably, that the 10TB drive will have the lowest cost-per-gigabyte and power consumption-per-gigabyte of any drive on the market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/189813-western-digital-unveils-worlds-first-10tb-hard-drive-helium-filled-shingled-recording

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Apple faces preliminary injunction to remove 'Secret' from App Store, users' devices

A Brazilian judge on Tuesday ordered Apple and Google to not only remove anonymous social networking app Secret from their app stores, but also remotely wipe the software from devices in the country.



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Apple's iOS App Store puts 20 productivity titles on sale for limited time

Apple on Thursday kicked off a limited time only promotion for select iOS productivity apps, taking at least 50 percent off popular titles like Scanner Pro, Fantastical 2 and Writer Pro.



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5 tips to extend your smartphone or tablet's battery life

A smartphone or tablet’s low battery warning is the only warning that most people take seriously. A dead battery doesn’t have to happen to you. Turning off a few features and changing some settings can give your gadget’s battery life a dramatic boost.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/07/12/5-tips-to-extend-your-smartphone-or-tablet-battery-life/

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Rumor: New backlight component will enable Apple to maker thinner, lighter 'iPhone 6'

Apple’s anticipated next-generation iPhone may use only one brightness enhancement film for its display, a change that could enable the company to reduce the size of the LCD component in the handset and create the thinnest and lightest iPhone to date.



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This is my rig: James Plafke’s very quiet, compact, and cool gaming PC

Inside my rig
My previous gaming rig is only two years old, but it’s loud and hot (and thus, even louder), and it’s now summer in New York. I needed a rig that could comfortably fit in a Brooklyn apartment-sized bedroom, and would not only be quiet, but be unable to literally heat my room by itself come winter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/185374-this-is-my-rig-james-plafkes-very-quiet-compact-and-cool-gaming-pc

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