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Jul

Porn site sponsoring free Google Cardboard headsets – get yours now (US only)


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Sometimes I don’t know if porn revolves around the internet or if the internet revolves around porn. What we do know is us smartphone users seem to love this form of entertainment, and as tech enthusiasts we are glad to have the pornography industry being so involved technology. Not only for the original content provided by them, but because they are usually one of the biggest boosters of revolutionary products. If porn adopts something, the world follows, and you can bet they have been getting their hands on VR (virtual reality) to mold the future of their business.

Want to be ready for the new era of adult entertainment? You can now get your very own Google Cardboard headset for free! This offer comes from a website named FreeVRGoggles.com, which just so happens to be sponsored by BaDoinkVR.com, a pornographic website that creates and distributes virtual reality media.

All you have to do is give them your email, name, address and device type. No credit cards or tricky deals; you don’t even have to pay for shipping. The site also states your address will remain confidential and is solely needed to ship the product. The only restrictions are that you have to be at least 18 years old and live in the USA.

You are really out of the loop if you haven’t given virtual reality porn a try. It will change everything, guys. And there’s no excuse for missing out on this, especially considering Google Cardboard made VR headsets so accessible. You can buy your own from Google’s partners, without breaking the bank, but there’s also plenty of companies and personalities willing to hand out Google Cardboard headsets for free. Among them are OnePlus and Conan O’Brien.

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As with any industry, the competition is fierce in the world of porn. Naughty America, a very popular pornography network, has recently created its first VR scene. BaDoinkVR is definitely beating them to the curve, but as it goes with both life and porn – it’s not about who starts first, but who finishes last.

Get a free Google Cardboard headset from FreeVRGoggles.com

Interested in some VR porn reactions before you strap on your own VR headset? We have talked about VR in porn at our podcast in the past (which you can always listen to). Also, the guys over at Complex put together a great VR porn reaction video some time ago. Give it a watch and let us know how your own first experience with VR porn was. Is it the future, or will it be just another flop?

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19
Jul

Porn site giving away 10,000 Google Cardboard viewers


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Want to be among 10,000 people getting a free Google Cardboard viewer? Then hand over your shipping address to BaDoinkVR. Sure, the company does operate in the adult film space; however, it is not asking for any billing information. BaDoinkVR is sponsoring Free VR Goggles, a site that has thousands of Cardboard viewers to hand out to those who want one.

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The actual Cardboard viewer comes sans questionable text or images that would make you or anyone else even remotely uncomfortable. What you view within the headset, however, is completely up to you. You can play games, explore interactive environments, or even view BaDoinkVR’s special virtual reality porn with this Cardboard viewer.

Devices with displays measuring up to 5.7 inches are supported by BaDoinkVR’s headset. You can hit the Safe For Work (SFW) source link below to complete a form and receive your free Cardboard viewer.

Source: Free VR Goggles
Via: Android Police

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19
Jul

[Deal] Get a free Galaxy S6 with the purchase of a Samsung SUHD TV


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The reason why Samsung’s mobile devices have among the best displays in the world is because of its production of televisions. The experience in one helps innovate in the other. Consumers have come to expect clear, vibrant picture quality from Samsung products. Now, the purchase of select Samsung SUHD TVs will reward buyers with a free Galaxy S6.

Samsung asks for your email address before going through a form to approve everything. For the submission process, you will need a digital copy of your receipt and the television’s serial number at the ready.

The promotion ends on September 1 at 11:59PM ET.

[Samsung]

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19
Jul

Drones hindered firefighting efforts in California


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The aerial firefighters deployed to put out a large wildfire in San Bernardino County on Friday were forced to jettison their loads and ultimately land their planes and helicopters. Why? Because a handful of drone owners thought it would be a great idea to fly their machines over the affected areas at the same time. We wish we were talking about how a horde of fire-extinguishing UAVs saved the day, but nope — the five contraptions the responders spotted were nothing but hobby drones. They found those five flying above the burning vehicles on the Interstate 15 freeway at around 3PM, leaving them no choice but to circle the area for around 20 minutes to wait for them to leave. As you can guess, the drones never did, and two even chased the units while they were en route to the county’s airport to land earlier than expected.

The air units had to retreat, because smaller UAVs are considered a hazard: if one hits a plane or a chopper, it could endanger not just the pilot, but also the people on the ground.

As US Forest Service’s John Miller told NBC Los Angeles:

It can kill our firefighters in the air… They can strike one of these things and one of our aircraft could go down, killing the firefighters in the air. This is serious to us. It is a serious, not only life threat, not only to our firefighters in the air, but when we look at the vehicles that were overrun by fire, it was definitely a life-safety threat to the motorists on Interstate 15.

There are no confirmed injuries among the affected motorists — they managed to run out of their vehicles before they went up in flames — and we hope everybody really did get out on time. If someone did get injured or killed due to the delay, though, the drone owners would be in even bigger trouble. California Fire Captain Richard Cordova told The Hollywood Reporter that those owners would be held liable, as their machines prevented the firefighters from helping those who needed it.

This isn’t the first time drones have hampered firefighting efforts, by the way: some UAVs were also spotted at another California wildfire in June. This incident dubbed the “North Fire” devoured 3,500 acres of land, around five houses and 20 of the 75 or so abandoned vehicles within four hours. Authorities are now looking for the people behind those five drones. While they likely didn’t cause death or injury, Chief Marc Peebles of the county’s fire department said the delay they created is definitely one of the reasons why the fire ended up spreading on the freeway.

[Image credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS]

Filed under: Misc

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Source: SB County Fire (Twitter), Hollywood Reporter, KTLA, NBC Los Angeles

19
Jul

Samsung’s giant Galaxy S6 Edge Plus reportedly breaks cover


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Samsung may not be pinning all its hopes for summer phone supremacy on the Galaxy Note 5. All About Samsung has posted photos of what’s supposed to be a store dummy unit for the Galaxy S6 Edge+, an extra-large version of its dual-curve flagship. There isn’t much to reveal about what’s under the hood, but it’s clear that the screen is about as large as what you’d see on the Note 4 (that is, around 5.7 inches). Also, there are no obvious hardware tricks here — the curve isn’t pronounced enough for a Note Edge-style strip, and you certainly aren’t going to find a pen, microSD slot or removable battery.

As for what’s under the hood? That’s not so certain, although the current talk is that you might find the same eight-core Exynos 7420 chip that you get in the regular S6 Edge. If so, that’ll make the Edge+ little more than an upscaled version of the phone you already know. It’d be a challenger to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus and its eventual sequel, rather than an upgraded device à la HTC’s One M9+. Not that we’re necessarily complaining, especially as FCC filings suggest that the Edge+ is coming to major US carriers. Historically, Samsung has only offered one giant high-end phone at a time — you’d finally have an additional big-screened Sammy that isn’t a step down.

Filed under: Cellphones, Mobile, Samsung

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Via: Phonedog, Android Authority

Source: All About Samsung (translated)

19
Jul

Valiant Pixels makes its Moonshine icon pack open source


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Developing an app of any kind takes a lot of time and money. And, to be successful, it normally takes upkeep after launch. Consumers are always looking for updated content that makes an app look and feel fresh. For Valiant Pixels, it has become time to move on from its Moonshine icon pack. Pedro Peguero Jr., the founder of the startup, announced today that Moonshine will be going open source, allowing Valiant Pixels to focus on new projects. Valiant Pixels will focus on design with logos, magazines, and, yes, even icons.

Valiant Pixels chose to move away from Moonshine because the icon pack was taking up much of Peguero Jr.’s time. Between graduating college, a new job, and people leaving Valiant Pixels, he felt it was time to look at projects that will allow him to operate his own studio in New York City with a vast amount of clients. Working on Moonshine alone is obviously in the way of fulfilling his dream.

Peguero Jr. is looking forward to Valiant Pixel’s future:

“From this day moving forward, you will begin to see less mentions of Moonshine, but more mentions of new work. More real life projects from logo, magazine, and commissioned icon design which we share with you. On top of that, I’m in the process of letting more people get on board on the VP team, so that I can finally, yes..finally begin my core goal of leading a design team and running my own business.

Moonshine was a huge milestone in this journey, and I can’t wait to share with you more of this journey throughout the coming months/years. With a new website in the works, and more work added to our portfolio, we can’t wait to show you what Valiant Pixels truly is about.”

Moonshine’s popularity is certainly not being overlooked. It has accumulated nearly 2 million downloads and over 72,000 people have rated it in the Play Store. Right now, Valiant Pixels does intend to provide Moonshine with bug fixes and improvements to the user interface and stability. From there, it is all about to the public deciding where they want to take Moonshine.

The source of Moonshine’s graphical icon assets can be found at this page.

Source: Valiant Pixels (Google+)

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19
Jul

Total Wireless overprices the Galaxy S III more than three years later


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Someone needs to have a word with the executives at TracFone and Walmart. Total Wireless, a carrier operated by TracFone and available exclusively through Walmart, is attempting to sell customers a device that was released in May 2012. The latest commercial from Total Wireless shows that the Galaxy S III can be purchased for $250.

Correct, a carrier actually thinks that it is completely fine for a phone from three years ago to be priced at $250 sold in 2015.

The commercial itself highlights Total Wireless “don’t pay for more than you need” tagline. A dad is taking a walk through a neighborhood with his child in a stroller, explaining that he shouldn’t be spending his money on things that he doesn’t need. As the commercial progresses, the stroller becomes more advanced.

Click here to view the embedded video.

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, Motorola Moto E or Moto G, and HTC Desire 510 are all off-contract options that cost less than the aged Galaxy S III through Total Wireless.

Via: Android Central

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19
Jul

Here’s what it’s like to play Valve’s VR ‘Portal’ experience


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Sure, people can wax poetic about using HTC’s Vive virtual reality headset, but what’s it really like when you’re looking through those lenses? You might not have to make a pilgrimage to one of HTC’s tours to find out. ValveTime has posted a video walkthrough of Valve’s Portal-themed VR demo (used on the Vive since this spring), and it gives you a good sense of what the immersive, room-based experience is like. To put it mildly, this is a tantalizing glimpse of what VR can do for gaming — you can explore every nuance of an Aperture Science workshop, pulling drawers and levers almost like you were there. We don’t want to spoil the whole thing, but it’s safe to say there are robots and a few signature Valve surprises. Can we have a full-fledged title based on this, please?

Filed under: Displays, Gaming, Wearables

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Via: Road to VR

Source: ValveTime

19
Jul

Android Authority this week – July 19, 2015


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Hello Android fans, this week brought us the release of the Galaxy A8 and the cool new Axon phone, and a bevy of hot rumors about the real stars of this summers: Galaxy Note 5, OnePlus 2, and the new Moto X. The Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 Edge Plus are now rumored to launch on August 12, and a series of renders gives us a good idea of what to expect. ZTE introduced the Axon in the United States, and we were actually impressed by the solid specs and cheap price. Motorola scheduled an event for July 28, where we expect to see the new Moto G and Moto X. More details about the Huawei Nexus leaked, we got a look at the Turing phone, and HTC introduced several new devices in the United States. Finally, Cortana for Android leaked ahead of launch.

Inside AA HQ

We had two product launches this week in New York (Axon and HTC Desire), that Darcy and Lanh attended, but all in all, our virtual HQ was pretty quiet this week. That’s not because we’re all in vacation… it’s just that we’re working on some long term projects, that are not quite ready to be announced.

Luckily, things are a bit livelier on the general Android front, thanks in large part to Samsung’s apparent decision to move up the launch of the Galaxy Note 5. Check our Galaxy Note 5 rumor roundup, and while you’re at it, have a look at the OnePlus 2 rumor roundup as well. And stay tuned for more rumors as we get them!

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It’s been long since we’ve given away an Android tablet, but that changes today – head over to the Sunday Giveaway for a chance to win a Google Nexus 9!

The stuff you shouldn’t miss

Top news of the week

Galaxy A8 is official

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Galaxy Note 5 and Edge Plus rumors

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Check out the ZTE Axon

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Next Moto X and Moto G

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Turing Phone: security in and out

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OnePlus 2 rumors

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Huawei Nexus

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New HTC Desires

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Cortana for Android

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19
Jul

T-Mobile drops the price of the LG G4


For those who are in the market for a new phone, and have been looking at the LG G4, we have some good news for you. T-Mobile has lowered the full retail price of the G4 from $600 to $480. Combine this with the free accessory promotion, and you can save quite a bit of money by grabbing a G4 from Big Magenta.

Considering the fact that the G4 has only been out for about 2 months, it’s a little surprising to see such a price cut for a new device. Whether this is a sign that sales haven’t been that great or not, it’s still a great deal for anyone. If you are someone who’s taking advantage of the monthly payments, you won’t see too much of a difference in your bill, with the monthly cost going from $25 a month to $20.

Let us know in the comments below whether you will be picking up a G4 for yourself, now with the price cut in tow. Also, let us know what your thoughts on why this price cut could be happening so soon after the release of the G4.

Source: T-Mobile

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