Samsung’s new startups include a wearable 360 cam and a humming app

c-lab_projects_humon_main_1 Samsung continues its in-house startup incubator program, called “C-Lab,” which encourages employees to build their own business and spin them out as startups on occasion. Previous C-Lab standouts include the Welt, a smart belt with health tracking features, and a new crop of six C-Lab projects includes similarly out-there concepts. This batch includes Hum On!, a music app for… Read More

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More info on Microsoft’s partner VR headsets coming in December

windows-10-vr-headset-partners Microsoft revealed that partners including Asus, Dell, Lenovo and others are going to be building VR headsets for use with the Windows 10 creators update, and that these would start at $ 299, but we don’t know much beyond that about this third party-supported push into Windows VR. Microsoft told Polygon we’ll find out more in December, however, including possibly what a ranged lineup… Read More

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HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus and Acer will all ship VR headsets for your PC starting at $299

windows-10-vr-headset-partners Microsoft is currently holding a press conference in New York. The company is focusing a lot on 3D and all sorts of realities, from augmented reality to virtual reality. As part of this big push, Microsoft announced that it is partnering with five different brands that will all ship VR headsets for the next Windows 10 update. Microsoft said that HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus and Acer are all working… Read More

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Lume Cube is back on Kickstarter with a smartphone-friendly light source

Lume Cube When Lume Cube first crashed into the world’s consciousness, they did so with an $ 80 smartphone-controlled, waterproof light aimed at the GoPro-loving extreme sports market. Today, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign for Life Lite, its followup. Life Lite is 33% less bright, but also half the price and half the size. The new addition is aimed at people shooting live video with… Read More

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The Makerbot Replicator+ is still the easiest 3D printer on the market

makerbot_006 3D printing is in a bit of a doldrums. The novelty has worn off and the limited utility of the technology has been made clear. The bloom is especially off the rose of home 3D printing thanks to slow improvements in the actual technology involved in squirting plastic into clever shapes. There are only so many Yoda heads you can print before the 3D printer starts collecting dust. But it must be… Read More

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