HTC wants you to squeeze its new phone

HTC is announcing its newest smartphone today, the U11 flagship. The U11 is the successor to last year’s HTC 10, and has a 5.5-inch, Quad HD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, and new glass and metal design. HTC is also introducing a new way to interact with the U11 by letting …

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Is Sony’s new gun controller the future of VR shooters?

Sony thinks it has the solution for first-person shooters in virtual reality — and it looks like a white plastic tube with a glowing ball on the end. Today the company is releasing its long-in-development Aim Controller, a gun accessory for PlayStation VR, which launches alongside showpiece sci-fi VR shooter …

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Maven, GM’s car-sharing service, is launching in New York City

For those who haven’t already gone insane trying to navigate New York City’s notoriously congested streets, there’s now a new, more tech-friendly way to rent a car in the Big Apple. Maven, the car-sharing service spun off from General Motors last year, is launching in Manhattan this week with more …

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UploadVR sued for ‘rampant’ sexual harassment and discrimination

UploadVR, a San Francisco-based virtual reality startup, is being sued by a former employee who alleges the company engaged in sexual discrimination and sex and gender harassment. The employee also claims UploadVR wrongfully terminated her, according to TechCrunch. The lawsuit, filed today in the Superior Court of California, describes UploadVR …

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ZeniMax is suing Samsung after winning its case against Oculus

Games company ZeniMax, which successfully sued Facebook-owned Oculus for $500 million earlier this year, has filed a new lawsuit over Samsung’s Gear VR headset. The suit alleges that Samsung knowingly profited from Oculus technology that was first developed at ZeniMax, then misappropriated by Oculus executive John Carmack. Carmack, whose company …

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