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Virtual reality on your mobile phone

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The problem with the introduction of new technology has always been the initial cost. 3D took a long time to spread in Cinemas, and just as long when it came to consumer TVs. The same will be true for a lot of today’s emerging technologies like 4K, HDR etc. The worry is that as soon as they become affordable, they will be eclipsed by the next one, making it obsolete. Fortunately, it looks like Virtual Reality might not face the same fate.

Let’s be clear, the primary virtual reality systems on the market, the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, HTC Vive etc. are all expensive. The Oculus requires an expensive gaming PC and so does the HTC. The PlayStation VR is more affordable but requires a PlayStation.

It looks like the VR revolution won’t be driven by any of those companies. They will get market share and have fantastic games, but it won’t be the sort of system that will have mass adoption. Instead, the device that will is the mobile phone.

The Samsung Gear VR and Google’s Cardboard (which you can buy from any online shopping website) opened the door for mass market VR. Some of the best experiences in VR are on the Gear VR platform. Google just launched their own VR platform for Android called Daydream. The Google Pixel is the only phone that supports the standard but more phones are expected with support and additional headsets. The chances are high that Daydream will enjoy stronger adoption thanks to the fact that is open to all manufacturers.

Regardless, smartphone penetration will mean that anyone who goes into a shop for a new phone will be able to buy a cheap add-on that will enable VR. This, in turn, will drive content creation as there is a potentially large market creating a positive feedback loop and almost ensure its success.


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Mobile Phones With Mini Projectors

The technology has so far advanced by reaps and bounds and one area which has not been left behind is the computer industry that is associated with the mobile handset. The mobile innovations have become ceaseless and the advancement in technology has now resulted to the innovations of the mini projectors. If you want to realize a total change when you are travelling then you need to consider owning a mobile phone that comes with the mini projectors. Now you do not have to worry on how to carry 12 pound projector, the mini projectors are portable and can easily fit into your shirt pocket. These projectors come in form of small portable gadgets which can easily be plugged –in and out. The newly launched phone model which has come with this service is the Samsung brand.



It is quite important to consider the mobile phone company that offers these phones with mini projectors. This is done so as to consider the quality of the phone that you intend to purchase. The Layne N-70 has bin on the forefront in providing a wide range of features available in its mini projector. Apart from its great look this phone enables one to comfortably watch a movie without the hustle of connecting a variety of cables. Another feature which has greatly changed the entertainment industry based on these mini projectors is their capacity to carry a lot of data and the fact that when using the mobile phone camera the mini projector enables you derive a greater and higher resolution capacity. These phones have taken computer industry a notch higher as one is able to share pictures, music, movies as well as a wide range of confidential data to other individuals across the globe. For those who believe in sophistication and having the best and modest phones, the mobile phone with a mini projector is the best gadget for you.

The iPad is King…for now

Let’s face it there are some of us who love the iPad and some of us who hate it to bits. Those who love it point out to everything it can do and how great everything looks on it. Those who hate it point out that it is just a glorified iPod that has been blown up in size which still can’t perform true multitasking.

Whichever way you swing, the truth is that Apple reigns supreme in the tablet market. The design is good, the software is virtually bug free and the iPad is a nice size to hold. All of this makes it a very decent product indeed. Yes, it can’t multi task and no, you can’t play the latest PC or Mac games on it; but then it wasn’t designed to do any of that. The iPad is aimed at a very specific market and from the latest figures to emerge, the iPad seems to have cornered around 95 percent of it.

Yes, that’s right, the iPad is the king of the tablets – for now at least. It’s only real competitor is Android. Now, although Google does not have a tablet PC of its own (yet), other manufacturers are coming out with a variety of different tablet PC’s; all of those tablets are being powered by Google’s Android OS. The head start that Apple has in the Tablet market may soon be cut down drastically as people find that they have a varied choice of Tablet PC’s to choose from.

iPhone 4G – Lost & found

Losing a phone is traumatic enough for most people, but if you happen to work for Apple and the phone you lost was a prototype iPhone 4G, then you probably will have a heart attack. Gray Powell recently went to German beer garden to celebrate his 27th birthday and promptly lost his iPhone 4G. The person who found it apparently tried to locate the owner and upon failing to do so sold it to the gadget blog known as Gizmodo.

According to Briam Lam, the editorial director, the iPhone 4G was soon remotely shut down by Apple. This led to the interesting question of what type of control Apple has in store for us with the 4G or even now with the devices we have. After the news broke, Apple sent a letter to Gizmodo asking them to return the device. The website complied after making a few observations.

The prototype has a camera with a bigger lens at the back and includes a flash as well. A front facing camera was also present which hinted at video conferencing capabilities. An extra microphone was also spotted at the top of the device and this will probably be used for noise cancelling purposes.
Although the device looked more “boxy” than the 3GS, it is widely acknowledged that this may not be the final design. There are also several conspiracy theories going on about the find, including one that suggests that this was a plant by Apple to generate interest in the upcoming product.

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