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Category Archives: Accessory

Oculus ‘Go’ is Facebook’s new $199 VR headset that doesn’t require a PC or phone

At its fourth annual VR developers conference, Oculus announced its newest, and most affordable, VR headset to date. The Oculus ‘Go’ resides in the sweet spot between Daydream and Rift, and features a lightweight headset with a wild field of view and significantly reduced glare. Better still, the new headset starts at just $199. After the Go announcement, Zuckerberg teased ... Read More »

Oculus Go is VR’s biggest milestone, and its greatest compromise

It’s easy to dismiss Oculus Go. Not unlike Gear VR or Daydream, Go offers the world yet another headset that’s stripped of everything that makes VR so promising. It’s not attention grabbing, certainly isn’t sexy, and it doesn’t offer anything others don’t, at least not experience-wise. Anyone that’s tried a smartphone-based VR experience can tell you, it’s pretty damn cool… for about 10 minutes. But ... Read More »

Why bone-conduction might be the headphone technology of the future

When you’re choosing a pair of headphones for long runs or outdoor adventuring, Bluetooth is a no-brainer — no annoying wires that get in the way, and all the controls you need are usually right on the headphones themselves. That said, not all Bluetooth headphones are created equal, and there’s a fine line between being totally tuned into your music ... Read More »

Comcast Xfinity Is Fastest US ISP, Ookla Says

Cable providers pushing the new DOCSIS 3.1 protocol are finally getting competitive with fiber, boosting average home download speeds in the US to over 67Mbps, according to a new report from Ookla Speedtest. Ookla, which is owned by Ziff Davis, PCMag’s parent company, looked at 111 million tests over the first half of 2017 and anointed Comcast Xfinity as the ... Read More »

6 US Cities Amazon Should Consider for its Second HQ

Amazon has gotten too big for Seattle. Now it’s looking to build a second headquarters somewhere in North America, and it’s taking suggestions. This morning, Amazon started soliciting offers from metropolitan areas to host a new campus for up to 50,000 employees. This “HQ2” would become a co-equal headquarters to Amazon’s giant Seattle setup, the company says. The headquarters must be no ... Read More »

Modder builds his own custom iPhone 7 that restores the headphone jack

An iPhone 7 with a 3.5mm headphone jack is a dream device for any disgruntled Apple fans still mourning the loss of the port. Now, that dream device can be yours… if you’re willing to mod one from scratch. You may remember Scotty Allen, a former software engineer who managed to build his own iPhone 6S out of recycled and ... Read More »

FEC commissioner calls for more disclosure after Russia bought political ads on Facebook

Ellen L. Weintraub, a member of the Federal Elections Commission, has submitted a vote on revamping disclaimer rules around political ads on the internet following Facebook’s admission yesterday that Russia bought $100,000 worth of ads on the social network to influence the US presidential election last year. Weintraub, who posted her letter to the FEC on Twitter, says the goal is to decide ... Read More »

Fidget spinners might contain deadly levels of lead

I think the day I realised that I was too old for everything, was the day I found out about fidget spinners. I don’t understand them, I don’t get why they’re so popular and if you gave me one I wouldn’t know what to do with it. If I fancy fidgeting with something, I’ll pop my hand in my pocket, ... Read More »

Soon your iPhone won’t let you text while you’re driving

You don’t need me to tell you that texting and driving is a bad idea – it takes your eyes and mind off the road and that is a bad thing. People crash their cars when they text and drive. Don’t do it. But really, me saying that can’t literally stop you from doing it, can it? There are no official mechanisms in ... Read More »

This new Facebook feature lets you easily find Wi-Fi hotspots wherever you are

Praise be to our social media overlord Mark Zuckerberg, who won’t rest until every last one of his subjects can watch cat fail videos freely without worrying about their precious data being sapped. A new feature rolled out by Facebook in the last few days makes it easier than ever to locate an open Wi-Fi network. Inventively called ‘Find Wi-Fi’, it pulls ... Read More »

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