Microsoft has just what VR needs

Someone needs to civilize the Wild West of virtual reality. In a move we should have seen coming from a mile away, Microsoft announced that it will be opening up the Windows Holographic platform, which powers HoloLens, to other companies. Those partners will be able to build AR headsets like HoloLens, full-fledged VR headsets like the HTC Vive, as well as components powering those devices. It’s similar to Microsoft’s original approach to PCs with Windows — build the operating system and let others go wild with hardware — as well as its push for new form-factors with the Surface. With

Apple might finally get rid of the most disliked iPhone model

Apple might finally ditch the 16GB version of iPhone 7 when it comes out. Instead of 16GB, the base iPhone model will have 32GB of storage — that’s according to analyst Kevin Wang at IHS Technology, who posted as much on a Chinese social media site (first spotted by 9to5Mac) Here’s a screenshot of Wang’s post, translated by Google from Chinese: This is a big deal, as the 16GB iPhone’s storage isn’t considered enough by modern standards. It quickly becomes full of photos, videos, and apps, especially when Apple recently introduced features on the iPhone 6s that use up huge amounts of

Digital Storm’s latest gaming all-in-one packs a 10-core CPU

The trend of gigantic all-in-one gaming PCs isn’t ending any time soon. Digital Storm has unveiled a new version of the Aura, a 34-inch curved system that packs some truly high-end hardware. To begin with, it’s one of the first PCs to use Intel’s enthusiast-oriented, Broadwell-E-based Core i7 Extreme Edition processors — you can equip it with up to a 10-core chip if you’re bent on juggling multiple apps at the same time. You can also stuff in a GeForce GTX 1080 to make sure games play smoothly at the Aura’s ultra-wide 3,440 x 1,440 resolution. As with other all-in-ones

Catch up with Computex 2016: Day one

Computex is typically ASUS’ show. Every year, the Taiwanese company takes to Taipei to unload a host of its wares and, in the process, steal the lion’s share of the show’s headlines. Well, 2016 is no different as ASUS has taken the wraps off a slew of devices including an ultraportable that’s thinner than Apple’s own MacBook, Surface-like 2-in-1 PCs, three new ZenFones, a charming robot assistant for the home and a me-too mobile VR headset. Don’t fret if you whiled away the holiday weekend and need to get up to speed on day one of the show — we’ve

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Review & Benchmark

The GTX 1080’s epochal launch all but overshadowed its cut-down counterpart – that is, until the price was unveiled. NVidia’s GTX 1070 is promised at an initial $450 price-point for the Founders Edition (explained here), or an MSRP of $380 for board partner models. The GTX 1070 replaces nVidia’s GTX 970 in the vertical, but promises superior performance to previous high-end models like the 980 and 980 Ti; we’ll validate those claims in our testing below, following an initial architecture overview. The GeForce GTX 1070 ($450) uses a Pascal GP104-200 chip. The architecture is identical to the GTX 1080 and