Usually, mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets dominate the annual Consumer Electronics Events. But sometimes, major firms also unveil traditional appliances with a high-tech twist during this yearly happening.
Over the past few months, Facebook-owned tech company Oculus VR has been saying that virtual reality will be the next step in gaming evolution. But, given the recently announced price tag of the Oculus Rift headset, it's a bit hard to consider it as a practical replacement of traditional gaming consoles.
Almost immediately after Oculus VR announced the pricing and pre-order details of the Rift headset, chip-maker Nvidia said that it will launch a new program aimed at making PCs more virtual reality-compatible. According to the company, this program, dubbed as VR Ready, will be composed of high-powered graphics cards based on the GeForce GTX system. In addition, the company will also collaborate with other major PC makers for a new line of add-on graphics cards.
As always, the Consumer Electronics Show serves as the main stage for the upcoming devices and gadgets that will be arriving within the next few months. And for this year, three tech giants unveiled their new laptops that look surprisingly similar to Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook.
The official roster for this week's Deals with Gold program has been unveiled by Microsoft. Like in previous offerings, this week's discounted games for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles are only available for Xbox Live Gold members.
Hajime Tabata, the director of the upcoming "Final Fantasy XV," said that the narrative of the game is a bit similar to that of "The Last of Us" from Naughty Dog. According to the director, he took inspiration from this game in terms of the blending between the story and the gameplay.
A new study carried out by researchers from Switzerland revealed how vitamin D can be dangerous for senior citizens. Based on their findings, taking too much vitamin D can increase the risk of falling among older adults.
The Gigantopithecus blacki, which is currently being dubbed as the real-life King Kong, is a massive ape that roamed the Earth more than 100,000 years ago. Although little is still known about this creature, researchers have already identified the possible cause that led to its extinction.
LG is reportedly planning on unveiling a flexible OLED display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) happening in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to the company, the display is so soft that it can be rolled up like a newspaper.
Sony has just unveiled the list of games that will come out exclusively for the PlayStation 4 console this year. Many of the games will only be available for the next-gen gaming system while the others will be released on a timed-exclusive deal.
PlatinumGames has announced that the release date for the upcoming Xbox One exclusive title "Scalebound" has been delayed. According to the studio, the decision to push back the launch of the game was made in order to give developers enough time to ensure its quality.
New rumors in the gaming industry hint that Ubisoft might skip 2016 for the release of a new "Assassin's Creed" game. According to speculations, this could be the developer's way of building anticipation from consumers following the failed launch of 2014's "Assassin's Creed Unity."
Oculus VR has confirmed that the launch of the Touch controller for its upcoming Oculus Rift headset has been delayed. According to the tech firm, it needs more time to work on the circular controllers.