Samsung and Apple continue arguing. Meanwhile, the Trinity Magnum is blasting into the VR market and the Marines are taking unmanned vehicles off the road.
Samsung and Apple have been arguing over every little difference they can find. The Korean manufacturer’s latest ad is scoffing the iPhone’s small screen. Let’s start by telling you why Samsung chose this time to make fun of the iPhone’s small screen?
Rumors say the iPhone 6 will come with a larger screen, which is something Apple fans are very excited about. Of course, Samsung couldn’t hold its pride in and decided to release another of their “the next big thing is already here” ads.
Opinion: It’s always fun to see these two arguing over who is better, but we must take everything into consideration when passing judgement. Apple fans are not only looking for a big screen. There is much more to love from Apple’s popular devices.
VR gaming has come a long way with the Oculus Rift, a project that took an old concept and polished it to perfection. The experience needs to continue evolving, though, and a new controller has just shown up – the Trinity Magnum.
Virtual Reality is all about immersion. How can we experience true immersion by using old controllers, mice and keyboards? The Trinity Magnum takes the shape of a gun, bringing a shooting experience to FPS games.
The controller would work with the Rift and is currently being offered via its Kickstarter campaign. You can put your name on one by pledging as low as $80 (as of the time of this publishing).
Opinion: It still hasn’t reached its $60,000 goal, but it is doing great at over $10,000. Especially considering it still has 29 days to go!
Sometimes it’s good to deviate from the usual technology news and go into what the government and military are using. Google is not the only one working on self-driving cars.
The US Marine Corps is also testing similar vehicles with multiple functions and capabilities. In fact, it doesn’t need a road! They call it GUSS, or Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate. It can be operated remotely (via GPS waypoints), you can set it to follow you or you can control it remotely.
Opinion: Geeks don’t tend to like fighting, but it’s a reality and this technology is very interesting. Not to mention, it can always be applied to other scenarios.