Cool sh!t, does it come with any games ??
I don't think so - but there's plenty of support for existing games (many of which I own) and a few tech demos available as well.
So.... what do you think of FB buying Oculus....?
I cried a little... but let's see what happens.
It will only get better
That sounds like something your doctor says to you when you go in for your physical and he realizes you're 40 now. :snaps latex glove:
Purchased this with gift voucher from a CoinStar machine. Hoping that between my AppleTV, this + my laptop with Chrome browser I can eliminate needing to have a dedicated HTPC. There will always be some functionality loss (at least for the near future) by removing a full computer, however the UI for a full computer is a lot more cumbersome to use on a TV than a device that is designed to run connected to a TV.
If it isn't to my liking, I'm not out any 'real' money and I can just gift it to someone.
Just got myself a Cello for my birthday, I know it's late but nevermind! I still bought it, right? xD Be posting a picture soon.
A pack of foot-long twizzlers
In reply to my post about buying a Chromecast....
Outside of a Plex playback device (if you control it from a mobile) I have to say the Chromecast is pretty worthless, sadly. I mostly got it to shoot online video from my laptop to my tv, it REALLY sucks for that. Apparently that feature is still 'beta', so perhaps it will get better in time.
Retired my 925 (a stop gap arrangement) and got myself a big bad Lumia 1520 (RM937) last night. P/C build feels great in hand (unlike plasticky rubbishness of all those galaxys I have/had).
Updated it to WP8.1 and it is ready to be my daily driver.
Ditched DVD Writer from my aging DV6-6011TX notebook, bought an Intel 530 Series 180GB SSD + HDD Caddy, installed SSD as a primary boot/os drive, and moved my 1 TB HD in to caddy. This little upgrade (if it can be called that) gave it reasonably good performance boost and perhaps extension in life for some more time to come.
On top of that, SSD came with a small gift I.e. Toshiba 64GB USB 3.0 drive with OTG support.
Since my (internal) Seagate 1tb and 3tb hdds died recently, I bought 1 new Toshiba 1tb hdd. it's below my previous capacity but it's what I can afford at the moment.
I bought myself another trip to Japan.
Went with my gf (and my parents for the flight over and first two days) for her first international trip. Flew business class, landed in Osaka. Did sightseeing around the Kansai region. Nothing really planned - we booked hotels for the night while eating breakfast in the lobby. Fun times.
Two healthy snack meals, nuts, salad, spinach, beans, pasta, for the amazing price of £3.25 for two at M&S. I'm very ill and these meals being such good value keep me alive and healthy. Just not well enough to work at the moment.
I get my electrical gear from the dustbins and refuse sites. Been a few years since I bought any gear over £25....
Bought a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD. The 2TB WD Green platter in my HTPC is giving me troubles, or it's just Win8 being a POS. Either way, I got the SSD to put OS + games on it.
Since MS released the official drivers for it, I picked up a Xbox One controller. After toying with it for a while, I'm not sure I'm happy with my purchase. I've got problems with the accessibility of shoulder buttons. Playing racing games with triggers/joystick was good though.
Not tech related, and I didn't buy it today, but I bought it this past weekend:
Giant Talon 1 27.5
I bought a Jawbone UP24. Was on special, $180+ down to $128.
I'm getting kinda lazy around work, maybe this will provide some motivation to walk around more. Also when I get my bike back I need to get back into training.
I bought a PS4 Friday just gone (mainly to play the Destiny Beta). Got the Official Sony Wireless Headset, Official Sony Vertical Stand, Killzone: Shadow Fall and inFamous: Second Sun all for just under £400.
I pre-ordered Destiny (I managed to get a relatively rare Ghost Edition) and The Last of Us Day 1 Edition.
So far very impressed, It's quiet, sleek and faster than I expected. Headset is comfortable and the microphone works surprisingly well considering it's built in.
Only gripes, Controller dies quite quickly and the console throws out really hot air round back but apart from that. Well worth the purchase.
Surface Pro 2 (messed around with my friends SP3 first throttles to much to be useful imo and felt significantly hotter) got the 64gb version for $350 and $50 for a 2 year accidental plan.
Damn that's cheap. Good buy.
So I've had my Oculus Rift DK2 for a few days now and I plan to put up a bunch of info on it including all the difficulties I've had getting things to work. I'll make a new thread for that though.
I purchased a collection of James Brown's work (Star Time) as well as one of his albums (Funk Power) yesterday. I already have enough tech toys to keep me satisfied for quite some time.