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The ZephVR blows air in your face, which might actually make VR better

ZephVR is an accessory for virtual reality headsets that blows air on your face when you experience the wind in a game. Claiming it has a dramatic effect on in-game immersion, the developers have made it available on Kickstarter.The post The ZephVR blows air in your face, which might actually make VR better appeared first on Digital Trends.

These are the 20 best HTC Vive games available today

So you’re considering an HTC Vive, but don't know which games to get? Our list of 20 of the best HTC Vive games will help you out, whether you're into rhythm-based gaming, interstellar dogfights, or something else entirely.The post These are the 20 best HTC Vive games available today appeared first on Digital Trends.

The $400 Oculus Rift promotion makes a dent in the battle with the HTC Vive

Valve released the results of its Steam Hardware Survey for August, which reveal that Oculus' Summer of Rift promotion managed to chip away at the HTC's lead over the headset market.The post The $400 Oculus Rift promotion makes a dent in the battle with the HTC Vive appeared first on Digital Trends.

Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive: Prices are lower, but our favorite remains the same

The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are the two big names in the virtual-reality arena, but most people can only afford one. Our comparison tells you which is best when you pit the Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive.The post Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive: Prices are lower, but our favorite remains the same appeared first on Digital Trends.

HTC Vive, the best virtual reality headset, is now $200 easier to buy

HTC has made a real statement of intent as Oculus' Summer of Rift promotion comes enters its final days, slashing the price of its Vive headset by $200 down to a much more competitive $600.The post HTC Vive, the best virtual reality headset, is now $200 easier to buy appeared first on Digital Trends.

Put down the controllers! Players navigate this VR game using only their minds

Fed up with physical VR controllers? A groundbreaking demo at the recent SIGGRAPH conference shows off brain-controlled virtual reality. And it's apparently coming to an arcade near you.The post Put down the controllers! Players navigate this VR game using only their minds appeared first on Digital Trends.

Palmer Luckey pledges $2,000 a month toward the development of ReVive

Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey has reportedly pledged $2,000 per month to a Patreon campaign funding a workaround that allows Rift exclusives to be playable on the HTC Vive headset.The post Palmer Luckey pledges $2,000 a month toward the development of ReVive appeared first on Digital Trends.

The Steam Summer Sale kicks off with a tempting discount on HTC Vive headset

Usually, the Steam Summer Sale means you'll be picking up a bunch of half-priced games to fill up your already overflowing backlog. This year, Steam is upping the ante by offering a discount on the HTC Vive headset.The post The Steam Summer Sale kicks off with a tempting discount on HTC Vive headset appeared first on Digital Trends.

Rock-climbing VR game could help people safely overcome a fear of heights

For the final project of their immersive environments class, six students at the University of Washington have developed a rock climbing simulator they think could help people overcome a fear of heights.The post Rock-climbing VR game could help people safely overcome a fear of heights appeared first on Digital Trends.

Psychological thrills, obsession at heart of Transference,’ Ubisoft’s VR game

During E3 2017, Ubisoft finally provided a glimpse into Transference, a virtual reality thriller from Elijah Wood and film production company Spectrevision. Players must relive digital memories to solve a man's torment.The post Psychological thrills, obsession at heart of Transference,’ Ubisoft’s VR game appeared first on Digital Trends.

HTC finally starts selling Vive Deluxe Audio Strap, and it immediately sells out

HTC announced a release date of June 6, 2017, for its Deluxe Audio Strap, and that date has finally arrived. Unfortunately, HTC is having a difficult time keeping the hot new item in stock, and it's presently completely sold out.The post HTC finally starts selling Vive Deluxe Audio Strap, and it immediately sells out appeared first on Digital Trends.

HTC to bundle ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ with its Vive VR headset through June

HTC said that until the end of June, it will bundle a free copy of Star Trek: Bridge Crew with the purchase of a new Vive VR kit. The company also teamed up with MSI and CyberPower PC to create Star Trek: Bridge Crew bundles.The post HTC to bundle ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ with its Vive VR headset through June appeared first on Digital Trends.

Intel goes wireless with its WiGig-enabled HTC Vive at Computex 2017

Mark your calendars: In early 2018, Intel and HTC will begin shipping a wireless upgrade for the HTC Vive headset that makes use of standard Wi-Fi technology, albeit with the new WiGig standard as its core.The post Intel goes wireless with its WiGig-enabled HTC Vive at Computex 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends.

Remembering a victorious year for the Vive, and the turning point ahead

HTC has been at the forefront of virtual reality development ever since releasing its first Vive prototypes. 12 months on from launching its first VR headset, how does it feel the past year has gone?The post Remembering a victorious year for the Vive, and the turning point ahead appeared first on Digital Trends.

TPCast Business Edition lets up to 6 people use wireless VR in one room

TPCast has lifted the lid on the Business Edition of its wireless adapter for the HTC Vive, which allows up to six headsets to operate in the same vicinity without interfering with one another.The post TPCast Business Edition lets up to 6 people use wireless VR in one room appeared first on Digital Trends.

MakeVR is here to steamroll the learning curve for 3D modeling software

3D modeling software has a notoriously steep learning curve, so Sixense and Vive Studios put their heads together and launched a ridiculously simple CAD program anyone can use.The post MakeVR is here to steamroll the learning curve for 3D modeling software appeared first on Digital Trends.

MakeVR is here to steamroll the learning curve for 3D modeling software

3D modeling software has a notoriously steep learning curve, so Sixense and Vive Studios put their heads together and launched a ridiculously simple CAD program anyone can use.The post MakeVR is here to steamroll the learning curve for 3D modeling software appeared first on Digital Trends.

Explore the planet with Google Earth VR, now on Oculus Rift

Google Earth got a massive revamp today, but the search giant also brought its Google Earth VR app to the Oculus store. The experience has been available for the HTC Vive since the end of 2016.The post Explore the planet with Google Earth VR, now on Oculus Rift appeared first on Digital Trends.

The HTC Vive isn’t on a diet but it lost weight since its pre-retail days

Over the past year, HTC reduced the weight of its Vive headset for virtual reality by using different components and improved manufacturing. That is just the headset alone and does not include refinements made to the 3-in-1 cord.The post The HTC Vive isn’t on a diet but it lost weight since its pre-retail days appeared first on Digital Trends.

TPCast wireless adapter for HTC Vive scheduled to ship by end of April

HTC announced a partnership with TPCast to create a wireless adapter that lets users move around without tripping over wires. Now, it appears that TPCast is set to release its solution by the end of April after a bit of a delay.The post TPCast wireless adapter for HTC Vive scheduled to ship by end of April appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Google Accessibility expands with apps for cognitively impaired

Google Accessibility enables people with disabilities to get the most out of their smartphone via free apps. The tech giant now offers three new apps that can help the elderly or other people with cognitive impairments better use their phones with less effort.Google Accessibility – 3 new apps added to the mixGoogle Accessibility, as the name implies, targets enabling its audiences with different handicaps. In their latest blog post, Google talks about their efforts to further help people with cognitive issues by making their routine more streamlined and accessible.Action Blocks Action Blocks is the latest app on the Google Play Store. You can create customized spaces on the screen that on a single tap carry out an action for you. All of this from your home screen.You can create a dedicated block to dial a loved one without accessing the dialer app, or adjust the lighting in the room to a specific setting, all from the Action Blocks app.Live Transcribe The Live Transcribe app has been improved to add more languages to its list which include Albanian, Burmese, Estonian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Punjabi, and Uzbek. In addition, it also brings brand new features targeted to a new audience.Your phone will vibrate when someone nearby says your name.You can now add custom names or terms for different objects or places that might not be in the dictionary.A revised search bar lets you search through past conversations more easily. To enable it, turn on ‘Saving Transcriptions’ in Settings. When enabled, transcriptions will be saved on your device for three days in local storage.Sound AmplifierThe Sound Amplifier app now enables people who are hard of hearing to experience their favorite content with minimal disturbance. Users can now connect their Bluetooth headphones and place their phone near the source of the sound e.g. a television, to get the audio transmitted to their headphones without taking up the volume.The app also works for boosting the volume and clearing up the audio of apps on the phone. Whether you’re listening to music or watching a video on YouTube.With all of these additions, Google’s commitment to accessibility is indeed a commendable effort. Especially with many elders staying indoors due to the Corona Virus, these new features are a welcome addition.

Just $36.99, the ChronoWatch has full color display and 16 functions

Summer is quickly approaching, the stay-at-home restrictions are slowly lifting, and things are looking better. Now’s the time when you leave those lazy days behind and start exercising and getting more active.Now’s the time to pick up a new smart watch. Why? For starters, they’ll help keep track of things and hold you accountable. Not only that, but it can help cut your phone time down, too.Buying a new smart watch doesn’t have to cost all that much money. Take the ChronoWatch, for instance. Priced just $36.99, it offers up a full 1.4-inch color touch display, waterproof coating, and support for 16 different functions.Track sleep, steps, calories, blood pressure, distance, heart rate, and more with this affordable smart watch. Indeed, the ChronoWatch also provides glanceable weather, alarms, music controls, and notifications to popular apps.On top of all of this, it pairs via Bluetooth to both Android and iOS phones and offers up a seven day battery.ChronoWatchTrack your daily activity, including steps, calories burned, mileage & heart rateMonitor your blood pressure & blood oxygen levelsWear it anywhere, anytime thanks to its sweat & waterproof designControl phone calls & musicGet alerts for SMS, Facebook & moreView the time, date & week on the sleek 1.4-inch screen displayBuy Yours Today!Stop over to the AndroidGuys Deals Store today and order your ChronoWatch for just $36.99, a savings of some 81% off original retail price.For a limited time (until May 26), you can save an additional 20% on the ChronoWatch, getting it for a mere $29.60 after it’s all done. Simply use coupon code SUMMERSAVE20 at checkout. You’re welcome.

Realme X50 Pro Play brings Snapdragon 865, 90Hz, and more for $400

Realme on Monday announced its X50 Pro Play on Chinese social media site Weibo. The phone brings a lot of flagship-tier specs and features but for a low price of $400. The only catch here is that it’s currently exclusive to China, with plans to expand in Europe to follow.Realme X50 Pro Play – Irresistible hardware and priceThe Realme X50 Pro Play has just been announced, and to say it is loaded with a world of features would not do it justice. Even though the phone is a less-expensive option to the Realme X50 Pro, it brings a lot to the table, while keeping the price very affordable.In a market where a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 starts at above $600, Realme has proven yet again that competition in the market is indeed healthy.Here are the specs of the phone:CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8656.44″ fullHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, w/ 90Hz refresh rateAndroid 10 powered by the Realme UI6GB, 8GB, and 12GB RAM options4200mAh battery (65W SuperDart fast wired charging)Back cameras: 48-MP main camera, 8-MP ultrawide, 2-MP macro, 2-MP depth.Front camera: 16-MP main camera, 2-MP depthPhone color options: Black and SilverPricing6GB RAM + 128GB ROM = $3808GB RAM + 128GB ROM= $42012GB RAM + 128GB ROM = $460The inclusion of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 means that the phone has 5G capabilities, which makes it yet another great phone for the emerging 5G market that’s garnering across the world.In the past, Realme has shown itself to be a contender for releasing strong hardware at attractive prices. The Realme X50 Pro Play does have a lot going for it, and the only real problem with this phone would be its availability.A good majority of the hardware is found in flagship-tier phones, but competing brands like Redmi and Realme deliver premium hardware in a mid-tier price range. In the end, the only problem that comes is availability.The phone is set to launch in China first on June 1st. Soon after, Realme will expand the phone to Europe and other regions.What are your thoughts on the Realme X50 Pro Play? Let us know in the comments section below!

Use this coupon to save an extra 20% on this beginner quadcopter you control with a thumb

What seemed like a technology reserved for a select few people just a few years ago has evolved into an entire ecosystem of cool products and use cases. We’re talking, of course, about drones and quadcopters.Drones are now routinely used for videography, delivery, mapping, and even racing. Then there are also people who like to have them just for fun and to fly about the house or back yard.If you want to get into the growing world of drones but don’t know where to start, consider picking up the popular SHIFT RED. When other drones and quadcopters come with wonky and hard-to-master controls, this one is super simple.The SHIFT RED is employs a one-hand control system and leverages Near-Field Micro-Sensing technology to make flying as simple as moving your thumb.There are also eight different auto-pilot modes, HD video recording, and other fun features that help make the SHIFT RED so popular.Typically retailing for $299, you can save over 30% and get the SHIFT RED: Drone Package for just $199.95 in the AndroidGuys Deals Store.Save an extra 20% for a limited time!Use the promo code SUMMERSAVE20 at checkout and we’ll knock an extra 20% off the price of the SHIFT RED. That drops the price all the way down to just $159.96. This coupon will only last until May 26 so act fast!Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.