Gadgets News

NFL Planning To Train Officials Using VR

The National Football League (NFL) is beginning to adopt virtual reality when training officials. It's difficult to train referees to the point of eliminating discrepancies between them, but VR could help with that issue. It could allow training to occur in immersive settings.

 Fitbit Working On Its Own App Store

After dominating wearable market in 2016 and acquiring Pebble, Fitbit is already working on a new big plan that would further stabilize its position on the market. The wearable market is steadily gaining momentum and the company hopes to capitalize that by launching its own

New Balance And Intel Announce New Smartwatch

Following the partnership with TagHeuer last year, which resulted in the $1,500 smartwatch called Connected, Intel has now partnered with a running firm called New Balance that resulted in a more affordable smartwatch. The New Balance RunIQ is an Android Wear powered smartwatch

Intel's VR Headsets Might Be Out In 2018

Intel's Project Alloy all-in-one VR headset platform won't be ready this year, but it might be available in 2018. CEO Brian Krzanich says the company intends to bring the device into productization by the end of the year. It'll work with "top OEM partners."

Samsung Has Sold Over 5 Million Gear VR Headsets

More than 5 million Gear VR headsets have been picked up by consumers, says Samsung, and those users have played a collective 10 million hours of video with the device. The Oculus-powered VR headset is available at 20,000 retail stores throughout the United States.

Fove Eye-Tracking Headset Begins Shipping

Fove's eye-tracking VR headset, which was supported by a Kickstarter campaign last year, is now shipping. The headset is first going out to backers and orders placed today will ship in February. It was supposed to be released months ago, though delays pushed back the ship date.

GoPro's Karma Drone Will Relaunch This Year

GoPro's first drone, known as the Karma, was recalled within weeks of launching last year. While it's been unavailable since then, the Karma will return sometime in 2017, says GoPro. An exact release date wasn't provided. More details about the relaunch will be available soon.

NVIDIA Intros New SHIELD Android TV Console

At CES 2017, NVIDIA officially unveiled a new SHIELD console powered by the latest NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor paired with 256-core GPU and 3 GB of RAM. The console is available for pre-order now for $199.99 and will ship in the United States, Canada and select European regions

Casio Unveils Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch

Casio has introduced a new smartwatch, the WSD-F20, that's running Android Wear 2.0. It's one of the first wearables to launch with Google's latest piece of software. Along with running Android Wear 2.0, the device offers built-in GPS, a protective bezel, and a rugged design.

LG Adds WebOS, Alexa To A Fridge

LG has announced a fridge that runs its webOS platform and includes Amazon's Alexa digital assistant. The "smart refrigerator" includes a 29-inch front touchscreen that can be used to play music, view the weather, and look up recipes, among other things.