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HTC: ‘Ready Player One’ Boosted Interest in VR in China

People who watched the Steven Spielberg movie “Ready Player One” had more desire to buy or upgrade a virtual reality headset than those who hadn’t seen it, HTC China president Alvin Wang Graylin said on Twitter Wednesday. “@readyplayerone has significantly positive impact on intent for VR purchase in next 12 months,” he wrote. Graylin presented his findings this past week […]

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Steam Link Launches on Android in Beta Today

Steam Link is now available in beta on Google Play, Valve announced Thursday. The app allows gamers to stream their Steam library of video games to their Android devices (phone, tablet, and TV) while on the same 5Ghz network or wired Ethernet connection as their PC. Steam Link currently supports Android 5.0 and above and features support for the Steam […]

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Elon Musk wants to get you anywhere on Earth in under an hour

Elon Musk wants to use the biggest rocket SpaceX has ever built to ferry humans around the globe, promising passengers the ability to get anywhere on Earth in under an hour. If all goes according to plan it would rely on the same rocket the company is currently building to take humans to Mars. It would turn a nearly 15-hour […]

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Going on vacation won’t cure your smartphone addiction

Americans check their phones an average of 80 times a day while on vacation, with some checking their phone more than 300 times each day, according to new research. A study of 2,000 Americans found that while we want to relax and get away from our daily routine, we don’t seem to want a break from our phones. Whether on […]

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Xbox debuts new controller for gamers with disabilities

Microsoft has announced a new customizable Xbox controller built for gamers with disabilities. The Xbox Adaptive Controller features two large buttons that can be reprogrammed, as well as various inputs to allow disabled gamers to attach other devices, the company said in a post on its website. The controllers can even be configured for gamers without hands to play with their […]

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China launches first rocket designed by a private company

BEIJING — China launched its first privately developed rocket from a launchpad in northwestern China on Thursday, state media said, the latest milestone in the country’s ambitious space exploration program. Since coming to office in 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping has made becoming a “space flight superpower” a top priority for the Chinese government, which has a goal of sending […]

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Ubisoft Delays Pirate Game ‘Skull & Bones’ to 2019-2020

Ubisoft is delaying the launch of its upcoming online pirate game “Skull & Bones,” it said in an earnings report Thursday. It’s now giving the game a 2019-2020 release window. Ubisoft first revealed the ambitious project at its E3 2017 press conference. It’s a multiplayer action game where players can choose a captain, establish a hideout, recruit a crew, and […]

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Rooster Teeth Orders Animated Horror-Comedy Series From Rob McElhenney

Rooster Teeth has greenlit animated dark comedy series “Spikeface” from RCG, the production shingle of Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton — the trio behind “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” “Spikeface” will be produced in-house by Rooster Teeth Animation and will premiere in 2019 on Rooster Teeth’s subscription-streaming service, First, which is priced starting at $4.99 monthly. McElhenney will […]

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YouTube TV Launches Tastemade, TYT Network 24-Hour Linear Channels

YouTube TV is bringing two digital-first media companies — Tastemade and TYT Network (aka the Young Turks) — into the pay-TV realm. Google’s internet-TV service is adding 24-hour linear channels from Tastemade, a travel, food and lifestyle media company, and TYT, which focuses on news, politics and commentary. Both will join the YouTube TV lineup starting Thursday. For YouTube, one […]

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Watch the ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Reveal Live

The “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” community reveal event kicks off on Thursday at 1 p.m. ET and you can watch the whole thing unfold in the video below. Expect to hear a lot more about the upcoming game from Treyarch and Activision, including how multiplayer will shape up, the way zombies will be introduced to the cooperative mode, […]

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