How the scope for startups to experiment with VR is expanding

| October 20, 2019

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The hype over virtual reality (VR) has largely been belied so far because of challenges to its adoption. Headsets were either too expensive or too poor in their visual quality. The bulkiness of headsets and their rendering of VR worlds sometimes produced sickening experiences. A headset tethered to a PC restricted movement. It also required a high performance gaming PC with an expensive graphic chip that could render a frame rate suitable to the human eye. If the frame rate drops, the viewer starts feeling sick. Phone-based VR, like Google Daydream and Samsung Gear, haven’t gone beyond simple use cases because of limited mobile computing power and battery life. But last month’s launch of Oculus Quest has got the VR community buzzing again. Firstly, it’s a tether-free, “all-in-one" VR headset, with all the computation and rendering happening within the headset, which means it need not be wired to a PC. “Now you’re free to walk around with just the headset.

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The new chair of the FTC and antitrust 2.0

Article | June 22, 2021

The appointment of Lina Khan on June 15th to chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is poised to be a transformational one in the history of the world wide web. Khan came to prominence with an article in the Yale Law Journal, Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox, which identified the paradox of hegemonic tech service providers which bypass the US’ strict competition laws by offering lower prices to the end consumer. Under US antitrust law, the driving indicator of market monopolies are higher prices for the consumer – under this strict definition, none of the tech majors which dominate the digital economy are monopolistic. Indeed, some such as Alphabet and Facebook do not even directly charge the end user for their services. So, while both Google and Facebook dominate the global digital ad market, making an antitrust case against them under the current 20thcentury era regulatory framework is nigh on impossible. However, the absence of meaningful competitive challengers to these two incumbents in search and social advertising over the previous 15 years, despite the lucrative high margin business opportunities, implies that the competitive market is not performing according to classical economic theory. Khan has built a subsequent career on trying to square this circle, and now the Biden Administration has empowered her as the key instigator of the sweeping regulatory update required for a digital-first century.

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Sony Will Be Revealing a Lot of New PlayStation 5 Info Very Soon

Article | March 17, 2020

Sony has announced it will be holding a special event for the PlayStation 5 tomorrow, March 18. The tech company took to Twitter today to share the news, stating that lead system architect Mark Cerny will be delving into the console’s system architecture and its influence on the future of gaming. News of the upcoming event comes as Microsoft shared the full specs for its new Xbox Series X just a day ago, and as Sony has already provided information on the power of the PlayStation 5 back in 2019. The PS5, with its eight-core CPU and custom GPU, will support 4K gaming at 120Hz, 8K resolutions, and 3D audio, while featuring a speedy SSD and lower power consumption option.

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PlayStation VR on the PS5 could ditch Move controllers for finger-tracking

Article | February 19, 2020

Sony got good mileage out of its PlayStation Move motion controllers, which it introduced for the PS3 generation. But it could be moving to something more akin to the Valve Index controller for the upcoming PlayStation 5. A patent application published this month suggests finger-tracking technology could come to the system, possibly for use with PlayStation VR. The application, which was first filed in 2018, is for a hand-worn device that includes sensors to detect individual fingers. A “sensor support” unit is located in the middle and is adjustable to accommodate different hand sizes.

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First Look At Sony PlayStation 5 UI

Article | June 8, 2020

PlayStation 5 event date was previously postponed due to the intolerance and injustice that plagued the USA. While Sony lead the way, as a beacon of solidarity, several other companies followed. At that time, the best people could do is stand beside one another. However, recently some of the features of PS 5 were revealed. An advertisement on Twitch, along with an official post from PlayStation, confirmed the event date. Scheduled on June 11th, one can expect people to be extremely hyped up for this. The fact that everyone had to wait too long for PS 5 makes this news much more exciting.

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Lucky Strike Entertainment is the creator and operator of a variety of entertainment concepts throughout the world, featuring premium bowling, restaurants, bars, live music, dance clubs, billiards and game rooms. Lucky Strike Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Steven and Gillian Foster and Kevin Troy, with the opening of the first Lucky Strike in the heart of Hollywood. The global entertainment company continues to grow, with over twenty venues.

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