Assorted Gadget News

PlayStation VR News

Believe it or not, PlayStation VR has been released. Not to the general public yet, but to a few selected journalists and bloggers.

Even though PlayStation VR will be released on the 13th of October, some bloggers posted pictures of the gadget starting with the 27th of September. PlayStation VR will support dozens of games from the very beginning, including Batman, Battlezone, The Playroom, and more.

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The headset weight about 1.35 pounds, but packs some serious power. It’s powerful enough to drive 2×5.7 inch monitors, each one of them having a resolution of 960 x 1080 pixels and 32 bits of color.

The headset is compatible with PS4, including the new PS4 Pro, which will be made available on the 10th of November. So if you don’t own a PS4 yet and money is not an issue, wait a bit more, get the new PS4.5 console, which is powerful enough to run on 4K displays, and then get the Playstation VR headset as well.

 

Thim helps people sleep better

Everyone knows that sleep keeps us healthier and happier, to name just two of the key benefits. But did you know that you can sleep better by making use of a device that is constantly trying to wake you up? Neither did I, but it looks like there’s some serious research behind a device that promises to do just that.

Thim is a tiny device that’s placed on your finger, and then can detect whether you’ve entered the first stage of the sleep cycle or not.

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If you are into the first stage, it gently wakes you up, making you repeat the process of falling asleep once again. It sounds crazy to me, but Professor Leon Lack, a known sleep researcher, is one of the inventors, so I guess that this innovative product will work.

More info about the project can be found on Kickstarter, where 400+ backers have contributed about $70,000 to fund the project so far. If all goes well, the backers will get a Thim device within the next 6 months. The rest of us will have to wait until the end of 2017, though.

 

Avegant Glyph Wants to be Your Portable Cinema

A new product from Avegant, a Silicon Valley start-up, has invented a device that looks like a pair of headphones. But slide down their band over your eyes and you’ll be staring at two high end micro projectors, which will give you the impression that you are watching a huge cinema screen.

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The device can be connected to any source that uses an HDMI port, so it’s perfect for PCs, game consoles, TV sets, and more. It also offers image focusing, so you won’t have to wear your glasses while using the Glyph.

Unlike a typical VR headset, Avegant Glyph is easy on your eyes. The patented technology, which projects images straight onto the retina, enables effortless viewing. This makes it the perfect device for people who spend hours watching videos or playing games, for example. Good bye discomfort, dizziness and fatigue!

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