The New Screen Savers with Leo Laporte

Oct 8th 2016

The New Screen Savers 74

PlayStation VR Takes on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

PlayStation VR review, Google Pixel phone, and the Xbook One S maker.
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There were several big announcements from the 'Made by Google' event, including the unveiling of the Pixel phone. Nathan Olivarez-Giles came on to tell us all about it. The PlayStation VR comes out next week and we have one to demo! Adi Robertson lets us know how it stacks up against the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Speaking of VR, Oculus Connect 3 happened earlier this week and Jason Howell was there to tell us about the games he loved and whether or not the new Oculus Touch controllers are worth the cost. We have the maker who built a laptop out of the Xbox One S, dubbed the Xbook One S. Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ went to Maker Faire in New York and tells us all about the variety of new projects he found. Patrick Norton has some advice for SSD enclosures. All that and much more.

  • Nathan Olivarez-Giles from the Wall Street Journal was hands on at the big Google event. He gives his feedback on Pixel Phones, Google Assistant, Google Home, Daydream View VR and Google Wi-Fi.
  • Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ went to to the World Maker Faire in New York and found it was more 'makery', from a 3D printer for circuit boards to a new project called Maker Pipe.
  • The Verge's Adi Robertson gives us her review of the PlayStation VR. She talks with Leo and Jason about its features and the future of augmented and virtual reality games.
  • Jason Snell answers your questions about saving your photos. To learn more about how to save photos go to: http://takecontrolbooks.com/photos-crash-course
  • Ed Zarick is a maker that turned an Xbox One S into a laptop, the Xbook One S. He also shares his inspiration in building his own animatronic Weebo from Flubber.
  • Jason Howell of All About Andriod and Tech News Today attended Oculus Connect this week and give us the low down on what we need to know.

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