You Can Use PlayStation VR With Your Xbox One and PC

PlayStation VR has been discovered to be compatible with the Xbox One and with PCs, but users shouldn’t expect the full PSVR functionality out of the experience. As spotted by Reddit, an Xbox or PC can be connected to the PSVR processor unit via HDMI. IGN has independently confirmed the Xbox One will work with the PSVR, however, the headset will only display these other pieces of hardware in the PSVR’s Cinematic Mode. Essentially, what that means is you’ll see a massive floating screen in front of you, but instead of the PS4 home screen being projected, the Xbox One dashboard will appear when that console is plugged into the processor. Because the consoles aren’t intended for use in the same way the PS4 and PSVR games…

Mossberg: All the Walt that’s fit to print Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Recode by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, executive editor at The Verge and editor at large of Recode. Welcome to Mossberg, a new weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an executive editor at The Verge and editor at large of Re/code. In 2010, Google tried an experiment — not with self-driving cars, or goofy eyeglasses, but with smartphone freedom. For the introduction of the very first Nexus phone — its showcase Android device — it attempted a disruptive business model. Instead of being offered through carriers, the Nexus One was initially sold only online. I ...

Climate change could outpace EPA Lake Champlain protections, study says What future for Lake Champlain? A powerful new model from a team of scientists at the University of Vermont suggests that climate change may pose greater risks to the health of the lake than previously realized. The results may have implications for how the EPA and others manage and regulate not just this international lake but other freshwater lakes across the nation. Credit: Joshua Brown/UVM New research suggests that Lake Champlain may be more susceptible to damage from climate change than was previously understood—and that, therefore, the rules created by the EPA to protect the lake may be inadequate to prevent algae blooms and water quality problems as the region gets hotter and wetter. "This paper provides very clear evidence that the lake could be far...

Samsung could be looking at a Tizen-powered ecosystem with its new $9 mn Incentive Program Just today, Samsung announced a $9 million giveaway to app developers via its new Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program, giving out $10,000 every month to app developers who feature on their top 100 monthly list. If you use Samsung’s Smart TVs, smartwatches and other IoT devices, you may not necessarily notice that the software that runs on them is Tizen. Yes, Tizen has slowly been making its way onto more Samsung devices, almost building itself into an ecosystem of sorts. Did I just use the word ‘ecosystem’? Android Wear Yes. The only space where Samsung has yet to make it big with Tizen OS is its Android-dominated smartphone range. Samsung has a long been a supporter of Android and seen plenty of success with it, but with...

Worlds Adrift delayed until early 2017 Although first expected to launch before the end of this year, Bossa Studios has confirmed its unscripted MMO Worlds Adrift will not land in Early Access until "Q1 2017." In a new blog post, the I Am Bread and Surgeon Simulator developer reiterated an earlier update within which company head honcho Henrique Olifiers stressed his desire not to rush Worlds Adrift out the door early. "We’ll not launch a game that’s not ready, that is a commitment myself and the team have made to ourselves early on," he said. Furthering that point, the latest post says:  "It was gratifying to see that you, the community, also stressed the importance of releasing Worlds Adrift when it is in tip-top condition rather than rushing it out half...

More than 55 percent millennials have been hit by cybercrime in India: Norton by Symantec Over 55 percent of millennials (born between 1980-2000) in India have experienced cybercrime in the past year and globally, millennials are the most commonly affected victims, with 40 percent experiencing it last year, a report revealed on Saturday. According to the ‘Norton Cyber Security Insights’ report by security software firm Norton by Symantec, “39 percent Indian millennials have either experienced ransomware themselves or know someone who has”. “Millennials emerged as the password sharing generation in India with 34 percent of them admitting to sharing passwords of various accounts,” said Ritesh Chopra, Country Manager, Norton by Symantec, in a statement. Of those who have experienced ransomware, 80 percent of the millennial victims did so in the past one year alone. Further, 18 percent of millennial victims paid the ransom, yet, did not...

Google Play Music brings the power of machine learning to your playlists Google’s engineers have given the Google Play Music app quite an overhaul. The bulk of the changes are under-the-hood, but a long time user of the app should start seeing, or rather, hearing, a new side to their music. On the surface, Google’s just spruced up the app a bit, added new colours and tweaked the UI. Underneath that, however, the engineers have deployed a machine-learning algorithm that shadows your every move and learns from it. With machine-learning, the app will now throw up context-sensitive playlists, says Google. If you’re going to a gym, you’ll get a gym-centric playlist and the same goes for jogging, work, your commute, a flight, and more. The algorithm determines the tracks based on your listening...

Apple using drones to catch Google Maps, report says Apple Maps has got much better since its 2012 launch, but it still isn't quite as built out as Google's rival Google Maps. Thanks to drones, that soon may change. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is said to be using the aerial robots as well as some indoor navigation tech to improve its app to better compete with Google. Apple, like Google and Microsoft's Bing, currently uses cars equipped with cameras and sensors to travel and record mapping data. By switching to drones the company could conceivably record this data faster and thus more quickly update and improve Maps. READ MORE:* Apple Maps, once a laughingstock, now dominates iPhones* Wellington added to Apple 3D maps* Apple Maps moves Dunedin, Timaru airports More specifically, Apple...