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Land’s End is a gorgeous game for the Samsung Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR is one of the accessories to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that most tech and gaming junkies are excited about, a virtual reality headset in the mold of the Oculus VR. Virtual Reality has been on a general decline since its heyday in the mid-90s where it was supposed to be the next big thing. Maybe it was really just ahead of its time, as the current technology is now allowing for a better representation of the technology. Evidence to this is “Land’s End” a beautiful VR game designed for the Samsung Gear VR.

Elliptic Labs pushes for better gesture controls in devices

It’s a different kind of evolution, the way we interact with our devices – call it “reverse evolution” maybe, as the more we delve into better technology for our gadgets, the less physical interaction we demand from them. So device manufacturers come up with gestures, but most of those still require physical interaction through touchscreen or any other part of the device. Elliptic Labs has a viable solution called “multi-layer interaction”.

LG G Watch R finally launching, first in Korea

We’re finally getting word that LG’s round-face smartwatch – the LG G Watch R – is finally launching, albeit in their home market in South Korea first. LG has had a history of doing that, and so we in the international tech community and consumers at large would have to wait just a bit more for the international launch.

HTC confirms event on Oct. 8, may launch 3 new products

So it’s finally confirmed – HTC is having a big event on October the 8th and we’re expecting a product-laden launch, what with a lot of new HTC products buzzing around the rumor mill these days. The mosy eye-catching (pun intended) will be the HTC One (M8) Eye, which is probably a new version of the company’s hugely popular flagship. Then there’s also the HTC Desire Eye, dubbed as the ultimate selfie phone, and RECamera, an odd-looking mobile camera of some sort.

Battery Genie watches over devices, notifies you of battery levels

One unique situation, especially for those who are consumed fully by tasks that they may be doing at any point in time, is that you lose track of whether your mobile devices have enough charge in them or not. You may be working on something at your laptop while your tablet is left stranded on your couch, draining battery life until it reaches critical levels. Battery Genie was conceptualized for this situation.

Aluminum unibody Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 leaked

We’ve been given the idea that Korean gadget giant Samsung is at least serious about dispelling the “myth” that it can’t make beautiful metal-bound phones. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha was the first in what now seems to be a whole line of phones with that premium metallic feel to it. The Samsung Galaxy A5 was the most recent one leaked, and another aluminum unibody phone now follows with the Samsung Galaxy A3.

Windows 95 on your Android Wear, if you have nothing better to do

YouTube user Corbin Davenport is gaining a bit of Internet notoriety, although we’re not exactly sure if this is the good or the bad kind. You see, he has tried to run some programs on Android Wear devices that, err… are not really normal nor useful to say the least. He has run Minecraft on his Samsung Gear Live, and has also ported classic PC shooter Doom on the same device. Now he has, for whatever reason unknown, managed to run a full Windows 95 operating system on his Android Wear device.

Probable Nexus 9 sighting as new HTC tablet passes thru FCC

A lot of people are hyped about the new Nexus tablet that Google is producing with HTC – quite possibly the Nexus 9. The tablet has been rumored to launch around mid-October, and those dates are just a few days away, so we expect the rumor mill to be buzzing with a lot of Nexus 9-related stuff. First up is this new HTC tablet that appeared at the FCC which carries the model number 0P82100 – which people say should be the Nexus 9.
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