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A Glove to Touch the Virtual World

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Chinese startup Dexta Robotics proposes a means to further add immersion to VR experiences-- the Dexmo, a force-feedback exoskeleton allowing users to "feel" the physical properties of virtual objects.

Dexmo GlobeThe Dexmo fits the hands like a glove, and tracks 11 degrees of freedom of motion. It applies force to the fingers when one is manipulating a virtual object, imitating the different levels of pushback provided by different objects in real life. As such, picking up a rubber duck in VR should feel different than, say, grabbing a brick.

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IDC: Ultraslims, Detachables "Revitalise" PC Market

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IDC has some good news for the W. European PC market-- Q2 2016 sees ultraslim notebooks and detachable (or hybrid) device shipments grow by 8.6% and 192.3% Y-o-Y respectively, marking at least one opportunity in a declining industry.

Detachable satelliteAround 1 in 5 PCs shipped in W. Europe in the quarter is an ultraslim notebook, while 1 in 4 tablets shipped is a detachable in both consumer and commercial segments, showing such devices have good traction despite current market challenges. After all, one has to keep in mind combined Q2 2016 PC and tablet shipments in the region are "stable" at 17.2 million units, a -3.4% Y-o-Y decline.

Ultraslims make 28.5% of Q2 2016 notebook volumes, an increase from 27% share last year. Consumer demand drives ultraslim growth, since such portable solutions are more attractive if advantages such as longer battery life are clearly promoted.

"Consumers are increasingly looking at performance, thinness, weight, battery life and display quality when they purchase new devices or replace old ones" the analyst says. "They prefer more frequently thin and light solutions that are high-performing and easy to carry around. Ultraslim notebooks allow for flexibility and address consumer mobile needs well. The results show a great performance for ultraslims and highlight their strong growth potential across W. Europe."

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Beefing Up Laptop Graphics With Wolfe

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A Kickstarter project proposes a portable means to "supercharge" laptop graphics-- the Wolfe, a portable box packing an Nvidia desktop-class graphics card one can connect to PCs or Macs via Thunderbolt 2 (or Thunderbolt 3, possibly).

The WolfeThe Wolfe comes in two versions. The first is packs an Nvidia GTX 950 GPU for performance reaching 1.57 teraflops, while a Pro version carries a GTX 970 GPU for 3.49 teraflops of performance. The result, the makers claim, can boost laptop performance by up to 500% with the regular box or up to 1000% with the Pro.

Created by a team of Harvard computer science graduates, the Wolfe aims to turn MacBooks into "performance powerhouses," as well as "stop big companies from charging outrageous prices for miniscule upgrades." It carries a 220W PSU, x3 DisplayPort 1.2 connections, x1 HDMI 2.0 and x1 DVI-I port. Thunderbolt connectivity also allows the connection of multiple Wolfe units to a single laptop, allowing users to build a render farm or a multi-monitor setup.

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Smaller iPad Pro Gets Twelve South Cases

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BookBook iPad ProTwelve South announces versions of the BookBook and SurfacePad covers fitting the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, both featuring leather construction and built-in kickstand for hands-free tablet viewing.

As the name suggests the BookBook has a look reminiscent of a book, specifically one of the vintage variety. Designed for artists, it comes complete with a Pencil holster inside the spine and a kickstand turning the iPad Pro into an easel. The interior is covered in soft microfibre while the hardback covers and reinforced spine provide impact protection.

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Spigen Preps "iPhone 7" Cases

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Accessory maker Spigen believes it already knows the details of the 2017 iPhone model-- so much so it already offers a selection of protective cases in "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus" sizes.

Spigen casesThe cases are iterations of the company's current iPhone 6 accessories, and include a "slim armor" line together with several options featuring either kickstands or a wallet-style design. In total Spigen has 18 "iPhone 7" cases and 15 for the "iPhone 7 Plus," all in a variety of colours.

But will these cases actually fit the next iPhone? Rumours suggest the upcoming smartphone will be slightly thinner than the iPhone 6, possibly due to the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, while the "Plus" variant is said to have a dual-lens camera, something found in the Spigen "iPhone 7 Plus" cases.

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