How Sony Or Microsoft Could Use Subscription To Win Video Games

PS-Plus-1024x576 The next stage in the console business seems to be one of updating the business model toward one that provides much more value to players. Which of the major platforms will take that step? Read More

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Apple Researching Combined 2D/3D Glassesless Displays

3d-ipad Apple is looking into a way to provide both 3D and 2D images from the same display, without requiring any special ocular equipment like 3D glasses, according to a new patent application (via AppleInsider). The display would use gaze-tracking to serve specific images to viewers, and would be able to actually provide different images to multiple viewers at the same time. The display tech would… Read More

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Contour And iON Cameras Merge To Help Take On GoPro

contour-2 The action camera category has a clear leader in GoPro, but others like Contour aren’t taking GoPro’s dominance lying down; the Utah-based maker of POV camera has joined forces with iON Cameras, a New Jersey-based maker of similar devices, in a merger that could help both remain competitive in a space where everyone from Sony to HTC is entering the ring. Contour made a return to… Read More

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13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

TC-weekly-roundup1 This week, Apple Watch deliveries officially arrived to the first pre-order customers, Q1 earnings were released and Google announced its wireless cell service Project Fi. These were our best stories of the week (4/18-4/24). Read More

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Hands On With PlayStation’s Virtual Reality Headset

PlayStation Project Morpheus Earlier this week, I had a chance to meet with Playstation R&D senior director Richard Marks for a hands-on demo with Project Morpheus, Sony’s attempt at making a virtual reality headset. I got to try two demos during my time with the headset. The first was a simple intro experience, giving you a fun scene to look at that reacted based on your gaze. It then moved on to a scene that… Read More

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Sony Reveals The Xperia Z4, Its Latest Flagship Smartphone

xperia z4 Sony has revealed the Xperia Z4, its latest smartphone, today. The device was made public in an announcement in Japanese, and, at this point, there is neither an international launch date nor an accompanying ‘Compact’ version. Read More

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Nintendo As A Service

Nintendo Pokemon Bank Nintendo should aim to have as much of its first-party library available on the Wii U and 3DS as possible: NES through N64, with any consoles from Sega’s past serving as icing on the cake. Read More

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Lessons From The New Threat Environment From Sony, Anthem And ISIS

digitalbomb The cyberattack on Sony Pictures entertainment left plenty of roiled waters in its aftermath. Lawsuits from employees whose personal information was leaked … apologies to President Obama and other subjects of hasty emails … U.S. sanctions against North Korea and a war of words back and forth … and the irony of Sony turning to the entity most identified in those emails as a threat to… Read More

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