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110: Oculus Connect 5 and VR in 2018

After 5 years of steering Oculus and their virtual reality arm for high-tech devices, Facebook are making all the right moves and pushing the industry forward with the launch of Oculus Quest – a new standalone VR headset with hand presence and 6 degrees of freedom. Oculus Connect 5 is its annual developers conference and we deep dive into the metaverse to bring you all the latest from the event. Is the future truly VR? When will we be able to jack into the Matrix?

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch Podcast.

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92: All about VR

We’re back! And both hosts now have Oculus Rifts! Tune in to learn all about what’s new in virtual reality and what VR gaming is like, how people are actually getting married in VR via new social networks and we answer the age old question, can you actually work in VR?

Episode 92 will go through all this and more!

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89: State of VR at Game Developers Conference

Are you like us and fascinated by the promise of virtual reality? It feels like VR has finally come of age as it was the main focus at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) held in San Francisco. There are more players coming onto the market to join Oculus and HTC, with the likes of LG, Microsoft and Acer showing us a glimpse of what it could be like with more choice of things you can wear on your head.

There was brand new tech showcased with inside-out eye-tracking and foveated rendering as well as new ways of moving in VR space without inducing vomit. This and so much more on a very VR episode of The Lazy Couch podcast.

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69: Spacebook

Facebook successfully launched their space drone that Zuckerberg hopes to eventually deliver free internet to every human being on Earth. These are some of the lofty ambitions Mark has to one day control every aspect of your life and the scary thing is – they’re not that far off now.

While we wait for that however, this week we had a hands-on demo of the HTC Vive VR headset and Google’s 3D painting program ‘Tilt Brush’. We’ll tell you all about our experience and whether we threw up or not. We also cover what the Verizon takeover of Yahoo really means, the immediate future of Netflix and Kanye’s latest twitter rant. This and so much more on episode soixante-neuf of The Lazy Couch.

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67: Nintendo, SoftBank, Star Wars

In episode 67, we cover the news of Nintendo continuing their nostalgia run with the launch of a mini NES, Uber reaching 2 billion trips, rumours that Apple will buy Formula 1, Samsung Note 7 to have an iris scanner and Google will build a AR headset to compete with Microsoft. Will it get any crazier? It does. Japanese telco giant SoftBank buys an arm for $32b, not just any arm but chip designer ARM. Their chip designs are found in Apple and Samsung devices and may other devices that connect to the internet.

Our main feature covers the Star Wars Celebration event in London where we look at more Rogue One details and a spoiler, which we didn’t spoil. The event covers all things geeky from the animated series to how they built the cardboard models of all the machines to prepare for the movies. All this and more in episode 67 of the Lazy Couch Podcast.

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65: The Kelvin Timeline

Ever wondered what Twitter would be like in Virtual Reality? Or what the future is for self-driving cars? Or how about what if robot had feelings? Well you’ve come to the right place.

Episode 65 is all about AI, robots, VR and autonomous vehicles. As we ponder what a self-driving future might look like, we breakdown all the negative press surrounding Tesla’s first reported fatal crash and the ridiculous calls for its demise.

Twitter is getting into VR and AR, and on first glance, this may not make much sense but we think there may be some key use cases and if we’re right, it could upend how we consume our entertainment forever.

We also cover some stories coming out now about 2016’s Nexus phones, next year’s Apple Watch 2 and a whole lot more including cute robot pets and not-so-cute robots that want to leave the humans behind. This and so much more on the 65th episode of The Lazy Couch podcast – your weekly feed on tech news, gadgets and pop culture.

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52: Theatrical Physicist

Kelvin and Geoff go all out in this week’s monster news-filled episode. Subjects include old favourites – Apple, Google and Facebook – as well as the latest from Supercell, Meerkat and a new people-rating app, called Peeple.

In movies, we talk about the possibility of the much mooted ‘Men In Black’ and ’21 Jump Street’ crossover and the highly anticipated return of The Predator. Yes, Arnie is baack.

Episode 52 of The Lazy Couch starts now.

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51: All About China

This week’s episode is all about China. Kelvin and Geoff focus in on the big powerhouses like Alibaba, Baidu and Lenovo and also take a look at some startups to watch out for in 2016 – Edaixi and OnePlus to name a few.

In regular news, Geoff speculates on what we may expect to see at Apple’s March event, while Kelvin explores the recent announcements on Microsoft’s and HTC’s VR headsets. This and more on episode 51 of The Lazy Couch podcast.

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50: It’s Like You’re There

In its milestone 50th episode, Kelvin and Geoff reflect on the highs and lows of starting and recording a podcast from scratch, and what they have learnt in the process. Find out about all the DIY tips and tricks that Kelvin has implemented over the past 14 months!

In news, Geoff breaks down the curious case of the FBI vs Apple, while Kelvin leads the conversation on the latest and greatest coming out of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – LG may have introduced the most innovative feature for a mobile handset in quite some time. This and much more on episode 50 of The Lazy Couch.

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14: Chewie, Do You Bleed?

Rain-mageddon v mobilegeddon. Batman v Superman. It’s all happening here at The Lazy Couch as we break down all the nerdy movie news and the trailers that came out during the week. We join the rest of the internet by shedding nostalgic tears of joy at the sight of R2-D2 and life-mates, Han Solo and Chewbacca, coming back home. This episode is 100% certified GEEK.