Virtual reality is undeniably cool, but it's going to take a lot more than that to make people shell out hundreds of dollars for VR headsets. This week, we saw a head-mounted display patent from Apple and heard more about Facebook's plans for Oculus, both of which hint at the potential of VR headsets. But patents and apps, as intriguing as they are, aren't proof that virtual reality is anywhere near ready for mass adoption.
Tanner Zagarino is a typical 16-year-old boy. He goes to public high school on Long Island, where he competes for the school wrestling team. He likes clothes and posting selfies with his friends. He jokes around with his mom, who gets roped into those selfies sometimes. He's typical in every way but one: Zagarino rakes in more than $US10,000 a month from social media.
GoPro shareholders are panicking after Apple's patent application for a wearable camera was approved. One look at Apple's plans shows why - the application details a GoPro-like wearable perfect for action shots and underwater recording. Apple even takes aim at GoPro in the patent filing.
You glance at the time on the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition strapped to your wrist while chatting on your gold iPhone 6 and answering e-mails on your gold iPad. No, you don't have the Midas touch. Apple is reportedly adding gold to its iPad Air lineup for easier color coordination.
You can now torrent new music from Radiohead front man Thom Yorke, but it'll cost you. The singer is known for experimenting with new ways to distribute music, so it's fitting that Yorke chose BitTorrent to release his latest album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes.
Apple's pair of new iPhones and upgraded iOS have had a rocky launch, but there's zero cause for complaint with the photography features in iOS 8 and the cameras on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. One of the coolest iOS 8 camera tricks is Time-lapse mode, which directly competes with Instagram's new iOS app Hyperlapse. Clearly, Instagram has to step it up.
The iPhone 6 Plus is a sizable phone, so large that it doesn't fit in smaller pockets. But some buyers are finding a problem other than the fit: When they sit down for extended periods of time with the 6 Plus in their front pocket, the 5.5-inch phone bends ever so slightly.
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