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The highlight of Google’s Daydream VR headset is the controller

Posted on November 11, 2016  in New Gadget

Google’s Daydream View is a sit-down experience in which you use the controller to move yourself around. (Source: Reuters)
By Anick Jesdanun/Associated Press
The best thing about Google’s new virtual-reality headset isn’t the headset at all. In fact, Daydream View would pale compared with Samsung’s Gear VR headset were it not for Daydream’s controller, a handheld device that responds to gestures and other motion.  With Gear VR, I have to move my head to point a cursor at something, then reach for a button on the headset. With Daydream, I can just aim and click the controller in my hand. Sensors in the device tell the headset what I’m trying to do, whether it’s swinging a tennis racket or casting a fishing rod. The headset’s display responds accordingly.

The headset and controller are sold together for $79, starting Thursday. No…

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Apple reduces pricing for new adapters of MacBook Pro 2016 after complaints

Posted on November 7, 2016  in New Gadget

Apple unveiled three variants in its new MacBook Pro lineup, two 13-inch versions and one 15-inch variant on October 27 (Source: Apple)
Apple has announced that it will be cutting the prices of its Thunderbolt 3 adapters, following a lot of complaint from users about the high pricing of the accessories. Considering that the new Apple notebooks start at $1,499, users need to spend a lot on peripherals considering the older generation MacBooks did not have any of the same ports.

Apple has completely redesigned its connecting ports with the new MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch series, with the company offering a variety of accessories to make it compatible to all devices that do not support Thunderbolt 3. Apple has reduced the prices of its peripherals across the board, according to a Verge report.
The 2016 laptops bring an end to th…

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