Taiwanese company HTC announced that for the first ten minutes after opening pre-orders for virtual reality helmet Vive received 15 thousand applications have already been paid while each kit will cost the user $800. The publication writes that with this cost the device, and for its correct operation you need a computer worth at least $1000, such an excitement can be explained by the fact that it was created in partnership with digital distribution service Steam in the face of the Valve.
The device allows the user to fully immerse in the game world, and additional sensors placed in the room, keep track of player movement. This is the main difference Vive technologies from such competitors.
In January of this order became available virtual reality helmet Oculus Rift, and the interest in this device was so great that it is shipping on pre-orders “stretched” until July.
IT-the developers continue to improve their products, offering the rapidly growing market for new opportunities and setting new standards. Charging the battery of your smartphone in 15 minutes – this is the new standard set forth by one of the representatives of the silicon valley company OPPO Electronics Corp. With the latest technology ultra-fast charging battery capacity of 2500 mAh, dubbed SuperVOOC, experts were able to meet at the exhibition Mobile World Congress 2016 (held during 22-25 February, Barcelona, Spain).
Experimental the experiments representatives of the company held directly on the exhibition area, showing how through the normal cables USB Type-C or micro USB, can charge a fully discharged battery within 15 minutes. In some cases, the process took only 10 minutes, but the officially announced figures are quite enough to claim a new record. Recall, the nearest competitor SuperVOOC – 3.0 Quick Charge technology from Qualcomm, which indicators are much more modest: charging 80% battery capacity in 30 minutes. Representatives of the company OPPO announced that SuperVOOC will not be available to third party smartphone manufacturers and will only appear on your own devices developer. It is believed that the new technology will boost the company’s sales, in particular, through active marketing activities for the North American market (USA, Canada, Mexico).
The charger consists of a 5-volt power supply and cable, while the smartphone energy accepted by the battery through a special connector. The developers claim that in the manufacture of the last applied cutting-edge materials, which currently are used by leading enterprises, representing military industry.
Corporation OPPO Mobile launched its first smartphone in 2008, almost immediately won a quarter of the Chinese market. Device for Android the company began producing in 2011, using as a chipset high-performance modules Qualcomm and MediaTek. In our country the development of OPPO Electronics presented models Find 5 and Finder X907, whereas its main interest rate today, the company makes a distribution of more innovative products device OPPO N1, N2 and N3, operating on the operating system of own development Color OS and having a rotating camera.
The new versions of the gaming system in one generation is usually to reduce the size of the enclosure, and by the time the next model they have order to become obsolete. The head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, Phil Spencer claims that the console of the future will move away from the traditional update cycle and will allow to carry out an upgrade, as in the case of a normal PC. And thanks to the universal Windows platform, users will be able to run old games after installing more powerful hardware.
Apparently, Microsoft plans to continuously improve Xbox without revolutionary technological spurts every few years. Over time, will be history and the notion of backward compatibility of games. But is it possible that new projects with cool graphics and support for 4K simply won’t work on the first versions of the console? According to team Xbox, the upgrade will be optional, and therefore, such problems should arise.
The Xbox head added that he is not going to officially announce the plans of Microsoft for the near future. But now we know in which direction the company will move on.