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HTC’s former CEO is making a risky bet on a new VR headset and virtual world

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XRSpace, a company led by former HTC head Peter Chou, plans to launch a new virtual reality headset later this year. The headset is dubbed the Mova, and it’s supposed to ship in the third quarter of 2020 for $599. Its selling points include 5G support, a hand tracking interface, and an expansive virtual world called Manova. But it sharply bucks the trend of cheaper, more interoperable VR platforms — opting for a specialized system at a fairly high price.

The Mova is a self-contained headset that’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. It looks similar to the Oculus Quest or the business-oriented HTC Vive Focus, although it’s slicker than either of them and gives users a choice of white or bright orange. It uses two cameras to track users’ movement around a room, and its default control system is hand tracking, a feature that’s still relatively rare in major VR headsets, although it was just officially added to the Oculus Quest this month. Beyond that, the Mova specs we got in advance of today’s official announcement are extremely vague.

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Manova, meanwhile, looks sort of like Second Life crossed with one of Facebook’s social VR experiments. According to XRSpace, it will contain a variety of public and private locations, including individual “home” hangout areas or viewing party spaces, neighborhood-like areas like a “city center” where people can meet up with friends, and a place called MagicLohas that will include fitness classes and other healthy activities. There are also links to third-party games and apps.

Mova and Manova are a package deal: XRSpace’s world is only available through its headset, and the headset won’t support other VR storefronts. XRSpace is also supposed to have its own accessory ecosystem, including optional hand controllers and tracking sensors, which are described as much smaller versions of HTC’s Vive Tracker.

I haven’t seen either product in action, so it’s possible XRSpace will deliver on its promises. That said, this seems like a significant risk for the company and anybody who buys the headset, even making the huge assumption that its hardware is on par with existing devices like the Quest.

VR has been converging on a model with lots of crossover between software platforms and headsets. HTC’s Vive Cosmos encourages owners to use Valve’s SteamVR in addition to the HTC Viveport store. The standalone Oculus Quest can turn into a PC-tethered headset, while SteamVR supports nearly any wired headset. VR is a small market, and the more content any given hardware can access, the more reason there is to buy it.

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Meanwhile, many companies have failed to launch Manova-like virtual worlds, including Second Life operator Linden Lab with Sansar and Linden Lab founder Philip Rosedale with the largely shuttered High Fidelity. Chou believes Manova can succeed where Sansar and High Fidelity failed because of its “fine-tuned” nature.

“I think the difference is they designed those things based on the PC first and then they tried to put it on VR,” he says. “They don’t have a good digital avatar and they don’t have a holistic consideration of the mass-market consumer using it.” But that’s still an iffy bet, especially for a device that costs far more than the highly capable $399 Oculus Quest.

The third-party app partnerships aren’t that exciting so far, either. It’s a short list that includes apps like Getty Images’ VR viewer alongside games like Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs. XRSpace has cut partnership deals with Germany’s Deutsche Telecom and Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom, which could help subsidize the cost for users. That said, it’s not clear how useful a 5G cellular connection will be, since VR headsets are overwhelmingly used in homes or other indoor spaces with Wi-Fi.

Depending on the specifics of its headset, one of the Mova’s biggest benefits may simply be availability. XRSpace apparently delayed the launch two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Chou says mass production started this month for an initial rollout in Taiwan. Launches are supposed to follow across Europe, China, and the United States. The Oculus Quest is still only sporadically available, so the Mova launch actually happens as planned, it wouldn’t be impossible for XRSpace to find a space in the market — but only with more evidence of good hardware and a software ecosystem.

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List of iPhones and iPads support iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

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Recently Apple launched it news update of IOS, yes, it announced both iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 at its 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference. However, the event held virtually, in which Apple employees, including CEO Tim Cook and Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi, showcased the latest IOS 14 upgrade for iPhone and iPad devices. The IOS 14 comes with lots of new features and upgrades in the old one. However, the IOS 14 will not upgrade to all devices due to the age factor. Here’s every device that supports iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

Must read: 4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 13.5.1 & 11 Reasons to install

List of iPhones that support iOS 14

If you are iPhone users which support iOS 13, then you are lucky because all the devices running on ios 13 updates will be easily upgradable to ios 14, apart from this the devices launched before 2015 so not support ios 14, the last oldest devices compatible to ios 14 are iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus.

If you are an iPod Touch user, we also have good news, as iOS 14 will be compatible with the latest 7th-generation devices.

Device
iPhone SE (2nd generation) (2020)
iPhone 11 Pro Max (2019)
iPhone 11 Pro (2019)
iPhone 11 (2019)
iPhone XS Max (2018)
iPhone XS (2018)
iPhone XR (2018)
iPhone X (2017)
iPhone 8 Plus (2017)
iPhone 8 (2017)
iPhone 7 Plus (2016)
iPhone 7 (2016)
iPhone SE (1st generation) (2016)
iPhone 6S Plus (2015)
iPhone 6S (2015)

 

List of iPads that support iPadOS 14

Device
iPad Pro 11 (2020)
iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)
iPad (2019)
iPad Mini (2019)
iPad Air (2019)
iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)
iPad Pro 11 (2018)
iPad (2018)
iPad Pro 10.5 (2017)
iPad Pro 12.9 (2017)
iPad (2017)
iPad Pro 9.7 (2016)
iPad Pro 12.9 (2015)
iPad Mini 4 (2015)
iPad Mini 3 (2014)
iPad Air 2 (2014)

In 2019, Apple released iPad OS and now it following the tradition with the launch of iPadOS 14. A hefty number of iPad devices will be supported back to the iPad Air 2, which was released in October 2014. Due to the hardware available within Apple’s tablet devices, we aren’t too surprised to see a tablet from six years ago supporting its latest software. 

As with iOS 14, if your iPad received iOS 13 in the previous year, you’ll be able to continue your software update journey.

What’s new in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14?

For the full-details, we recommend checking our articles on the best new features in iPadOS 14 and best features coming to iOS 14. Some of the most prominent features coming to iOS include the ability to add newly redesigned widgets to your home screen, better organize your Messages conversations, and use the new App Library to find your favorite apps. 

For iPad devices, iPadOS 14 will bring new abilities to users with Apple Pencils, including the ability to write into any text field or copy and paste your handwritten notes as text. Apple has also released the latest version of MacOS, called Big Sur, as well as WatchOS 7.

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Best cheap Xbox Live Gold deals for July 2020

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Best Xbox Live Gold Deals

If you own an Xbox and a hardcore gamer then you must know the worth of Xbox Live Gold Subscription. To unlock premium features online games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 you must have this subscription. To save your bucks we are here with the best Xbox gold live deals including Xbox Live Gold 1-Month, Xbox Live Gold 3-Month, and Xbox Live Gold 12-Month subscriptions.

Best Xbox Live Gold Deals

One month Xbox Live Gold Membership – $10 that was of $13

Three months Xbox Live Gold Membership Card – $20 was of $25

Six Months Xbox Live Gold Membership – $33 was of $38

12-months Xbox Live Gold Membership – $54 that was of $60

Xbox Live Gold (Brief Overview)

Xbox Live Gold Membership is a subscription-based membership which is a must for online gamers that own Xbox one and Xbox 360. With this membership, players get exclusive features like free games and every month and huge discounts on selected digital games.

The monthly subscription fee for Xbox Live Gold is $10 and the annual subscription charges is $60.

Regardless of whether you’re playing solo, with a solitary companion, or as a piece of an online agreeable with a lot of outsiders, you need Xbox Live Gold to do it. Your membership likewise gives you access to the gathering framework and voice visit so you can speak with your companions while you play.

Consistently, Microsoft offers free games to Xbox Live Gold individuals through its Games with Gold program. These games are just accessible temporarily (fourteen days or one month) and can be reclaimed through the site on your Xbox reassure. You would then be able to download and save the game for nothing. The uplifting news about this component is that in the event that you let your membership slip by, you get the game back when you recharge your membership, however, you can’t play the game while the membership is inert.

In the event that you have an Xbox 360 and have games that you recovered by means of Games with Gold, you don’t need to stress over losing those games on the off chance that you choose to move up to an Xbox One. Microsoft has ensured that all Xbox 360 games that have been discharged through Games with Gold will be playable on the Xbox One by means of reverse similarity.

Your Xbox Live Gold enrollment additionally incorporates Deals with Gold, which gives endorsers restrictive arrangements on advanced Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. The arrangements change each week, and you can see the current arrangements on the Deals with the Gold site. In the event that you buy a game through Deals with Gold, it is all yours, regardless of whether your membership slips by or lapses.

There are so many titles over the internet that are free to play but if you want to enjoy them on Xbox then Live Gold Membership is a must. Fortnite is such a hugely popular game that requires live gold membership to play on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

To enjoy the hottest online games that everyone loves to play go with the best Xbox Live Gold Deals we have mentioned here.

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FireStick Not Working: Best Possible ways to Fix Issues And bugs

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The Amazon FireStick is another spilling gadget that permits you to observe the entirety of your preferred TV arrangement, motion pictures, see pictures and considerably more. One can utilize this gadget to store the entirety of their preferred substance and take them any place they go. And keeping in mind that the gadget can be very helpful, there are regularly when it quits working, out of nowhere.

Probably the most widely recognized issues that individuals run into with their gadget include Firestick freezing, application-related blunders, crashes, issues with sound or visuals, clear screen, etc. The vast majority of these issues can be fixed by essentially restarting the Amazon Firestick gadget. It is regularly a fix to the vast majority of the normal issues and expects you to pull off a force string and attachment it back in to have it operational once more.

FireStick not working – Possible ways to fix the issues

There are times when a simple reset doesn’t resolve the issue and you may have to look for alternative solutions. So, let us outline some other causes and how to fix them.

How to fix the Issues with Wi-Fi Connection

If your Firestick device constantly goes offline and just won’t stay connected, it could be an issue of bad internet connection, power outage, and password error, among others. If you feel that this could be a password issue, you need to make sure that your Wi-Fi password and Amazon prime account password are different. If that’s not the issue, you need to check if there is any interference between the Wi-Fi signal and the Amazon Firestick device, which may also involve some physical obstacle.

How to fix FireStick Buttons not working

The FireStick buttons do not tend to respond if the remote hasn’t properly paired with the device. All you need to do is press down the Home key on your remote for about 8 to 10 seconds to pair it again. If it does not fix the issue, you will need to reset the remote and try re-pairing it with the device.

How to Fix FireStick remote not working

Amazon FireStick Remote consumes a whole lot of battery. If your FireStick isn’t responding, there is a good chance that the remote batteries are out of charge. You should note that the battery actually depletes without giving a user any warning. One of the best solutions is to opt for good quality alkaline battery and you can also keep a spare one handy.

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