Welcome to Day 76 of Palmer Watch. This week, Palmer Luckey was still nowhere to be seen as Oculus VR, the company he founded, reached a significant milestone: The release of the Oculus Touch controllers.
Let's not kid ourselves here: You know what Rogue One is. You know it's the first stand-alone Star Wars film, and you know it's about the Rebels' attempt to steal the plans to the Death Star. But we've been waiting for this movie for so long that we thought we'd bring everything we know for certain together in one helpful location.
With his passing earlier today, John Glenn is being remembered as not only the first American to orbit the Earth, but also the oldest. Here's why NASA sent a 77-year-old man into space, and how his historic trip set space science forward.
There are two interesting changes apparent in Alex Kurtzman's version of the classic Universal monster: The Mummy is a woman, and the character has a much darker-looking design than what we're used to. The reason for a lot of that, apparently, is because of what Apocalypse looked like in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Earlier this week YouTube's Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl penned a sunny blog post applauding his platform's payouts to musicians — $US1 billion ($1.3 billion) derived from advertising in the past 12 months alone. That's an objectively large sum. It's also a devastatingly low figure compared to pretty much every other online music service.
Earlier this year, you couldn't say the words "Rogue One" without hearing the word "reshoots". The fact the filmmakers were going back to remake large scenes of the movie sparked massive debate and controversy online. But now, after months of silence, the director of the film has finally given his side.
The world's most luxurious and exclusive camera manufacturer, Leica, finally has its first retail store in Australia. On the second floor of Sydney's Queen Victoria Building, the store was designed from the floor up by the company with the same care that goes into its very expensive cameras — and it shows.
At long last Microsoft will make it possible to run Windows 10 on cheap low-powered PCs (like rinky-dink tablets) as well as on smartphones. For years, Microsoft has struggled to bring the full Windows experience to ultra-portable devices that run low-power chips that can't handle the beefy OS. Previous attempts were paltry at best. That's about to change — and it might be just the kick in the pants Windows portables need to get going.
Hero of Time is a one hour arrangement based on Koji Kondo's score to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Officially licensed, and recorded by the 64-player Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, Hero of Time promises to "breathe new life" into the classic Ocarina of Time score - on vinyl!
Here's all the details of how you get your hands on a copy, and a special eight minute preview you can listen to right now.
Marc Andreessen is under fire after playing both sides of an important decision made at Facebook earlier this year. A new Bloomberg report cites recently unsealed court documents from a lawsuit filed against the company's board of directors. In the suit, shareholders accuse Andreessen of advising CEO Mark Zuckerberg when he was supposed to be representing the interest of investors.
Alienware's funky-lookin' laptops may look cool and play games good, but we've agreed in the past that they're generally a little bit too expensive for what you're getting. Microsoft's daily Christmas deal for today, though, knocks $1000 off the price of this 15-inch Alienware notebook. Why? Because it's about to be replaced by a new model.
As far as jobs enshrined at the top of America's impenetrable bureaucracy go, the head of the US Food and Drug Administration is pretty important. The chief of the FDA is responsible for setting the course of an organisation that oversees the safety and efficacy of a huge array of products that Americans use everyday, from makeup and mobile phones to food and drugs. In total, each year it oversees more than $US1 trillion ($1.3 trillion) in consumer goods.
Back in July, we showed you a crazy small form factor gaming rig with enough power to play the latest games in 4K or VR. One problem: it cost upwards of $5000. Origin PC has made its own version called the Chronos, and it's exactly the kind of machine we'd love to hide away in a home theatre cabinet or a slick minimalist desktop gaming setup.