All posts by Lucas Matney

Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 will reportedly be the company’s most expensive smartphone yet

 Samsung is preparing to launch its most expensive smartphone yet this September, VentureBeat reports. Notably, this launch timeline for the Galaxy Note8 will station it in the path of when the new iPhones will likely be revealed. The phone will retail for €999 according to the report, a number which will likely translate to around $900 stateside considering past pricing differentials. Read More

Facebook announces dates for its Oculus Connect 4 conference

 Facebook’s Oculus is returning to San Jose on October 11-12 this year to share some news about the future of VR at the company’s Oculus Connect 4 developers conference. Facebook has slowly been bringing the Oculus name and leadership under its own core brand. With the amount of VR news popping up at F8, some wondered whether Oculus Connect’s days were numbered. Apparently not. Read More

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns

 Uber’s embattled CEO Travis Kalanick is resigning from the ride-sharing company he helped found in 2009 following a “shareholder revolt” led by some of Uber’s most prominent investors, the New York Times reports. An Uber spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that Kalanick has stepped down. The report states that five of Uber’s most prominent investors, including… Read More

Twitch nabs exclusive streaming deal with Blizzard for 20+ major e-sports events

 Twitch, the popular game-streaming site owned by Amazon, just inked a deal with one of the most popular game developers to broadcast a host of game tournaments exclusively on the service. The two-year deal between Twitch and Blizzard surrounds some of the biggest titles in e-sports. More than 20 events will be hosted exclusively on Twitch as part of this deal. Read More

This startup wants to build VR headsets with ‘human eye-resolution’

 Earlier this month, Google virtual reality head Clay Bavor discussed the company’s efforts on a mind-boggling 20 megapixel screen that was currently under development. The screens would be a staggering 17x resolution improvement on displays in current generation VR systems like the Rift and Vive. They would also be totally unusable, because at the frame rates needed for VR, such… Read More

YouTube shows off VR-centric video analytics

 Google may have a few VR projects lined up across hardware, but for now one of its biggest selling points for mobile VR is YouTube. Today, YouTube announced that it’s bringing heat map analytics to the service so that 360-degree video producers can see where their viewers are paying attention at any given time. 360-degree video may not be as hyped as it once was, but YouTube has the… Read More

Skyrim is coming to the PlayStation VR

 Bethesda has been getting its money out of that whole Skyrim thing. Today at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, the studio announced it would be rereleasing Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim on PlayStation VR this November. The company already announced yesterday that it was bringing the title to Nintendo Switch later this year. With Bethesda bringing titles like Skyrim, Fallout and Doom to VR,… Read More