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March 29, 2014

Feedback Loop: The future of VR, remote controls and breakfast phones

by John_A

Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There’s so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and opinions that need to be shared! Join us every Saturday as we highlight some of the most interesting discussions that happened during the past week.

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This week, we discussed the future of virtual reality gaming in light of Facebook’s purchase of Oculus, loosened things up a bit by sharing some of our favorite WiFi network names, pondered the evolution of the remote control, sought advice on new cameras and celebrated promotional gadgets like the Breakfast Phone. Head on past the break and join the conversation in the Engadget forums.

What excites you about the prospect of virtual reality?

Earlier this week, Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion and it caused many to wonder about the future of virtual reality gaming. It’s long been an unrealized fantasy for many gamers. Will Facebook’s acquisition herald a new age of VR and if so, what excites you most about it?

Best WiFi network names

We’ve seen some pretty creative WiFi networks in our time that range from the downright inappropriate and juvenile to witty insights about our neighbors. Kris is asking fellow Engadget readers to share some of the best WiFi network names that you’ve seen.

Are remote controls becoming obsolete?

Despite the numerous options for streaming television, we still find ourselves spending a lot of time sitting in front of our home theater systems. Frank ponders the future of the remote control. With so many new ways to control our home theaters and set-top boxes, how do you think the remote control will evolve?

Camera for photography and video tutorials

Macouno is creating some new video tutorials for his website and is looking for a new camera that has some decent photographic chops, but also features good video performance. Do you have any recommendations? Help him out!

Free and limited edition corporate gadgets

Earlier this week, our main social media man, John Colucci, was one of the lucky few to receive a Taco Bell breakfast phone. This prompted Kris to ask about other noteworthy gadgets that companies have given away for promotional purposes. The CR-48, Google’s original Chromebook, comes to mind. What other free gadgets have companies given away for free and have you been lucky enough to get one?

That’s all this week! Do you want to talk about your favorite gadget or have a burning question about technology? Register for an Engadget account today, visit the Engadget forums and start a new discussion!


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