Microsoft unveils HoloLens 2: twice the field of view, eye tracking

Enlarge / Microsoft HoloLens 2. (credit: Microsoft) As expected, Microsoft today launched HoloLens 2, the company’s second generation augmented reality (AR) headset. The new hardware addresses what were probably the two biggest issues with the first generation device: the narrow field of view, and the comfort when wearing the device. Microsoft says that the field […]

Virgin unveils adults-only cruise ship complete with free dining and tattoo parlour

Virgin Voyages has given cruise fans a sneak peak into its new ship the Scarlet Lady, which will launch in the USA next year. The cruise ship has been described as “Adult by Design, a sanctuary at sea for the 18 plus traveller.” It will host 2,770 passengers – which it calls sailors – and […]

Giphy unveils its short-form video platform

Giphy is again moving beyond the traditional confines of everyone’s favorite animated image format, the GIF. The company is soft launching its video platform Friday, which showcases the 118 finalist videos from the first Giphy Film Fest, held earlier this week. The Film Fest videos slot into various categories, including narrative, stop-motion, animated and experimental. […]

NHL unveils multi-year partnership with MGM to share sports betting data

The NHL is getting involved in the sports gambling industry, with commissioner Gary Bettman announcing a multi-year partnership Monday with MGM Resorts International, an American global hospitality and entertainment company. The NHL, which won't receive a cut of gambling profits, is following the NBA's lead by providing the company with data for use in sports betting. "The […]

Uber Unveils $260 Million Plan to Help All London Drivers Get Electric Cars by 2025

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Huawei unveils giant Mate 20 X phone, regular-sized wearable

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei just showed off its latest flagship devices, including the Mate 20 smartphone and the Watch GT smartwatch. While those devices make a play for broader audiences, Huawei also went niche with a smartphone aimed at gamers and a fitness band that tries to track pretty much everything. Huawei’s Mate 20 X […]

‘This is not the Obama admin’: Bolton unveils Trump’s new far-reaching counter-terrorism strategy

The Trump administration has put together a six-prong counter-terrorism strategy that does not focus on a single organization and is going to “pursue terrorists at source,” national security adviser John Bolton told reporters. Speaking on a conference call on Thursday, Bolton said the US will seek to counter “all” terrorists and their ideologies, rather than […]

The Walking Dead season 9 spoilers: Fox unveils FIRST five minutes of dramatic new series

A tantalising extended trailer for The Walking Dead season nine revealed life after the catastrophic battle with the Saviors. The five minute sneak peek opened with zombie apocalypse survivor Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) admiring Michonne (Danai Gurira ), as she painted on their porch with now-older daughter Judith. Moments later, the couple are […]

Haptx unveils haptic gloves so you can feel things in VR

Haptx has been working on its haptic gloves — which give you a sense of touch in virtual reality — for a few years. And today, the company is launching its Haptx Gloves Development Kit, an industrial-grade product for advanced simulation in virtual reality. Haptx Gloves wants to empower professional VR users to develop simulations with…Read More