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The Virtualizer Takes Gaming to Next Level

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A prototype gaming system being developed by scientists in Austria is taking virtual reality to a new level, allowing gamers to physically walk or run through their virtual world. Its inventors at the Vienna University of Technology say 'The Virtualizer' could also be used to help stroke patients regain their ability to walk. Jim Drury reports.


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Xbox One Tops 1 Million Console Sales

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Facebook Buying Oculus for $2 Bln

Facebook Buying Oculus for $2 Bln

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What to Expect When Apple Debuts Its Next iPhone Model

What to Expect When Apple Debuts Its Next iPhone Model

TheStreet (June 24, 2014) — While Apple has been as coy as ever on what it has in the pipeline, here’s what we can likely expect from the next iPhone launch. First, the unveiling of the next Apple smartphone should occur in early fall, perhaps as soon as mid-September. Second, pundits bet the next model will veer away from the traditional numerical naming system, instead being called iPhone Air. According to leaked snaps circulated on Reddit, the iPhone could boast a larger screen than what the current four-inch models have. Lastly, backloaded revenue from Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies indicates this model will use sapphire crystal for its display screen material. Video provided by TheStreet
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