Microsoft today announced the Lumia 640, the company’s new affordable smartphone with strong specifications for the price tag. We took some time to enjoy a walk-through highlighting new features of the Windows Phone and to see how the hardware stands up to the pricing.
Another weekend of tremendous action has come and gone in the world of football, with several big matches having taken place among all the domestic competitions we follow.
While there were lots of notable scorelines involving some big teams—Chelsea won the League Cup, Villarreal held Real Madrid to a draw, Fiorentina beat Inter Milan 1-0 among others—our top 10 focuses on a different range of sides this time out.
We have some hugely impressive results for smaller sides mixing with bigger, better or more important wins for the top clubs than those already mentioned, all of which deserve recognition too.
Taking in such competitions as the Bundesliga, where Borussia Dortmund won their derby match, and the Eredivisie, where Ajax kept the title race flickering, here are the teams selected in our 10.
Ahead of the Game Developers Conference next week in San Francisco, Valve has lifted the veil on their forthcoming virtual reality headset made in collaboration with HTC. The consumer version will be available later this year, while the Developer Edition has already been revealed and comes equipped with two 1200 x 1080 displays that refresh at 90 frames per second. According to the press release, the displays will cover your entire field of vision with 360-degree views.
The Vive uses a gyrosensor, accelerometer and laser position sensor to track your head’s movements within 1/10 of a degree. In addition, there will be something dubbed the Steam VR base station, which lets users walk around the virtual space in place of using a controller. The base station is said to be able to “track your physical location…in spaces up to 15 feet by 15 feet.”
A pair of HTC-made wireless controllers will be available for purchase, designed to manipulate objects or shoot virtual weapons through hand tracking. Specifically, they’re “designed to be so versatile that they will work with a wide range of VR experiences.” Based on Valve’s stellar track record, the Vive will obviously work well with games, but will also work well with other experiences, including virtual reality with partners like HBO, Lionsgate and Google.
Check out the Vive in action above and take a look at Samsung’s previous entry into the field here.
LUKER, the subsidiary label via Japanese streetwear staple NEIGHBORHOOD, presents their Spring/Summer 2015 collection in a sordid, collage-assembled editorial for GRIND magazine. The vérité composition of the shoot accentuates the collection’s rude boy utilitarianism and Beatnik quirkiness, set against gritty concrete and decrepit apartment rooms which unearth the clothing’s urban appeal. The spread features a few of the collection’s bolder pieces, a pair of blue Tartan trousers and a satin bomber with gold sleeves, for example, while styled with accessories such as suspenders, bow ties and top hats.