A couple of days ago, Xiaomi took the wraps off their latest flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 4. The handset looks stunning and according to Xiaomi, uses premium materials like metal in its build, thus giving it a more luxurious and sturdy feel. However there were many who thought that the handset resembled the iPhone 5s, or at least Apple’s iPhone lineup in general.
Well it seems that the comparison is one that Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra didn’t take too kindly. According to Barra, he claims that the handset was inspired by Apple’s designers, but at the same time denied that the company had blatantly copied its design. He also mentioned that it was stupid for companies to work around designs that are good just because they are trying to avoid litigation. Read full post →Hugo Barra Denies The Xiaomi Mi 4 Copied Apple’s Designs
We’re sure many of you guys were in awe of the robots in the movie Pacific Rim, and we’re sure many of you were wondering just how it would feel like to pilot one of them. Well if you are curious, you’re in luck because at the San Diego Comic-Con, you will be able to, sort of. This is thanks to Legendary Pictures teaming up with the folks at Oculus VR for a Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot demo.
Basically it involves gamers putting on the Oculus Rift headset and take control of the 250-foot tall Gipsy Danger robot that you guys saw in the movie. Gamers will also be able to do battle in a virtual reality environment through a combat simulator against the Knifehead kaiju, which is one of the first monsters that you see in the movie. Read full post →Pacific Rim Oculus Rift Demo Lets You Experience Fighting Kaijus