Category Archives: Gadgets

HTC has another tough quarter, with revenue down 13% YOY, but smaller losses

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HTC’s latest financials make for another fairly dismal read for the mobile device and VR headset maker, though — crumbs of comfort — it’s making a slightly smaller year-over-year loss. Its operating loss for Q4 2016 was NT$3.6 billion ($116.8M) vs a loss of NT$4.1 billion ($133.1M) in Q4 2015. Revenue for Q4 2016 was also down at NT$22.2 […]

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Microsoft HoloLens 'Spectator View' Rig Lets You Record AR Experience

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Microsoft unveiled its one-of-a-kind HoloLens mixed reality headset in January 2015, and while there was a lot of interest around the headset, there’s still a very small community that uses it. While the world with the HoloLens headset on is a magical one, with 3D drawn images and floating Web browsers – the other people […]

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MWC 2017: Huawei P10, Huawei Watch 2 Confirmed to Launch

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Huawei sent out media invites for its Mobile World Congress 2017 event on February 26 last month, and the company was then largely expected to launch the upgrade to last year’s Huawei P9 smartphone. The company has now rolled out images and a video for its upcoming event confirming that the Huawei P10 will be […]

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HTC Posts Seventh Consecutive Quarterly Loss

Taiwan’s HTC on Tuesday announced worse than expected fourth-quarter results and analysts said its much-hyped virtual reality products had failed significantly to boost the struggling smartphone maker. Revenue from October to December was down 13.62 percent year-on-year to TWD 22.2 billion ($720 million or roughly Rs. 4,820 crores). The net loss was TWD 3.1 billion, […]

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Making VR less painful for the vision-impaired

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 You don’t have to have perfect vision to enjoy VR, but brother, it helps. Otherwise you’re looking at having to worry about accommodating glasses, eye tracking not working, ocular distances maxing out and so on. Stanford researchers want to make things easier for people with vision problems to use VR, but it’s not going to […]

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Nikon restructuring causes casualties to bottom line, camera line and production line

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Nikon’s process of restructuring in the face of challenges to the digital imaging space has proven more costly than expected in more ways than one. A rough year means the company will not only miss profit expectations, but will have to buy out a thousand employees and end its DL line of compact cameras. The […]

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The next iPhone could feature wireless charging

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Apple is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium. As spotted by 9to5mac, the website has recently been updated to feature Apple as one of the 213 members. This update fuels recent rumors that Apple is going to add wireless charging in the next iPhone. While wireless charging is nothing new, Apple has been […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Augmented Reality Could Be as Big as the Smartphone

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Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to become as big as the ubiquitous smartphone and help people out in daily life, Apple CEO Tim Cook has told The Independent newspaper. Unlike Virtual Reality, which closes the world out, AR allows individuals to be present in the world but hopefully allows an improvement on what is […]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off Prototype Gloves for Oculus Rift VR Headset

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Photo Credit: Mark Zuckerberg/ Facebook Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has openly expressed his interest in virtual and augmented reality on several occasions and his latest visit to Oculus research lab might have given us a glimpse of company’s vision for its VR headset. Zuckerberg has shared a picture of him using prototype motion-tracking gloves that […]

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iPhone 8 Price, HTC 10 evo Launch, YouTube Go Comes to India, and More: Your 360 Daily

The world has already had enough of the selling-kidney-to-buy-iPhone jokes, but unfortunately those may not stop, as the high-end variant of the iPhone 8 is said to cost $1,000 (roughly Rs. 68,000) in the US. If true, after all the taxes and duties added, this iPhone SKU might end up costing upwards of Rs. 80,000 […]

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