Tag Archives: Reality

Reality check: Will Trump's tax plan really give you a $4,000 pay raise?

These popular tax breaks could be on the chopping block The White House is actively marketing the promise that President Trump’s tax plan will mean at least $ 4,000 more in income every year for the average household. That figure is based on a report by Trump’s chief economist Kevin Hassett, who looked at various studies to gauge how cutting the corporate tax rate to 20% from 35% today might affect workers’ pay. But before anyone reworks their budget to make way for all that new cash, here are a ...

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Launches With Mixed Reality, Edge, OneDrive Upgrades

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft has released the new Fall Creators Update, the latest in major upgrades for Windows 10. Many of the additions this time around are fairly small; the company’s twice-yearly cadence for features requires frequent small updates as opposed to major changes. Still, there are some improvements and new capabilities worth discussing. First of all, Windows 10 now supports mixed reality, which is the company’s combined name for augmented reality and virtual reality. It’s not a ...

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With Your Brain Waves and Virtual Reality, ‘The Matrix’ May Be Just Around the Corner

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Earlier this year, we reported on some of the alternately weird and inspired devices created in pursuit of immersive virtual reality. While it was an interesting list that included giant hamster wheels and levitating whole body suspension kits, all of it fell well short of The Matrix-like immersion. For the latter, you would probably need to interface directly with a person’s brain, intercepting thoughts directly at their source and translating them into movement within a virtual world. That ...

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SteamVR Will Support Windows Mixed Reality Devices

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft has announced that the first Windows Mixed Reality devices will be supported by a number of early VR games currently available, including support for Steam and SteamVR. Steam support is likely critical to the Mixed Reality concept, given that HTC’s Vive relies on it, and it’s still the largest VR market, despite recent gains by Oculus in that area. “The introduction of Windows Mixed Reality headsets is a big step forward for VR,” Valve ...

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Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android, Minus Tango

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For the past few years, Google has pushed a particular technology for implementing augmented reality in phones. Known first as Project Tango and now as Tango, Google’s AR platform used to have specific requirements for its cameras that required specialized hardware. This reliance on custom sensors doomed Tango in the wider market, and only a handful of devices have supported the capability to date. Now, Google wants to take Tango out of the lab and ...

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Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android, Minus Tango

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For the past few years, Google has pushed a particular technology for implementing augmented reality in phones. Known first as Project Tango and now as Tango, Google’s AR platform used to have specific requirements for its cameras that required specialized hardware. This reliance on custom sensors doomed Tango in the wider market, and only a handful of devices have supported the capability to date. Now, Google wants to take Tango out of the lab and ...

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SteamVR Will Support Windows Mixed Reality Devices

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft has announced that the first Windows Mixed Reality devices will be supported by a number of early VR games currently available, including support for Steam and SteamVR. Steam support is likely critical to the Mixed Reality concept, given that HTC’s Vive relies on it, and it’s still the largest VR market, despite recent gains by Oculus in that area. “The introduction of Windows Mixed Reality headsets is a big step forward for VR,” Valve ...

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HTC May Spin Off or Sell Its Virtual Reality Business

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In the early days of Android, HTC carved out a significant space for itself. It brought the first 4G-capable phone to the US (the HTC Evo 4G) and back in 2011 it actually held more market share (24%) than Samsung (21%) or Apple (20%). Over the past six years, however, the company has taken a hammering. Samsung and Apple now dominate the US market with Apple holding a 44.6% market share and Samsung at 28%. ...

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HTC May Spin Off or Sell Its Virtual Reality Business

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In the early days of Android, HTC carved out a significant space for itself. It brought the first 4G-capable phone to the US (the HTC Evo 4G) and back in 2011 it actually held more market share (24%) than Samsung (21%) or Apple (20%). Over the past six years, however, the company has taken a hammering. Samsung and Apple now dominate the US market with Apple holding a 44.6% market share and Samsung at 28%. ...

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The NFL's top QB deals … and a little reality

7:30 AM ET It’s time to have smarter conversations about NFL contracts. Professional football deals are unique among American sports in that they’re mostly non-guaranteed, leading to all kinds of confusion and manipulation. Fans and media members alike will often quote the maximum possible terms a contract can offer, which is naive. More skeptical folks look for the guarantees — and those can be equally misleading. The reality is, even the number fully guaranteed at signing, often the most conservative mark, is too short. Let’s fix that. Let’s get a ...

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