Game industry vamps up classics

| Aug 27, 2017

Game industry vamps up classics

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The 'Sonic' boom Among video game fans, there's something called the Sonic Cycle — when a new "Sonic" game is announced and players get incredibly excited, and then the game comes out — with both good and bad results. With the game's uneven track record ...

VR amusement center opens in Shibuya to cash in on new tech

/ Jun 24, 2017

VR amusement center opens in Shibuya to cash in on new tech

Tokyoites now have another way to escape their day-to-day lives with the opening Saturday of an indoor amusement center featuring virtual reality technology in the Shibuya district. Shibuya VR Land, in the Shibuya Modi shopping complex, offers an hour's worth of virtual entertainment for an ...

Today's modern home helpers

| May 14, 2017

Today's modern home helpers

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Robotic window wiping For anyone who despises housework, robot home helpers are a blessing. Everyone knows iRobot's Roomba vacuum cleaner, perhaps you've even heard of the same company's Braava floor mop. But what about a robot window cleaner? Robotically cleaning vertical surfaces doesn't sound viable, but ...

Microsoft targets 'mixed reality' with new devices

/ May 12, 2017

Microsoft targets 'mixed reality' with new devices

Microsoft on Thursday debuted hardware for reaching into virtual worlds powered by its technology as it looked to "mixed reality" as the next big computing platform. An update coming to the Windows 10 operating system later this year will "see the magic of mixed reality ...