- Dual GPUs
- PCI Express-based flash storage
- High-performance Thunderbolt 2
- new-generation Xeon processors
- Ultrafast memory
- support for 4K video
The digital world has now started moving towards the virtual reality computing. The computer and other digital devices are now very much interactive and has filled the gap between the humans and the electronic devices. there are many virtual reality electronic devices in the line up which includes Oculus Rift, Google Glass, Kinect and many more. Kinect is actually a motion controller for Xbox console which cannot track 3D movements in physical space. Oculus Rift is a VR head-mount display which gives a VR of a very large display with 7inch screen.
Here is another Kickstarter project Omni from Virtuix, a first virtual reality platform for moving freely and naturally in your favorite game. Omni allow us to naturally move with our feet to control movement controls in gaming instead of just sitting and playing with a keyboard, mouse or a controller. This is the next level of futuristic gaming experience.
The Omni is similar to a treadmill where a user can naturally move around in 360 degrees. It uses a special low friction surface and a special shoes to track the movement of the user. Omni can track movements like walking, running, crouching and strafing. Omni also requires Oculus Rift, VR head-mount to give completely immerse VR experience, a controller and a PC for interfacing all these devices. The project is currently under funding.
The gaming industry is taking a great leap with the upcoming release of PS4 and Xbox One. Nvidia has already release its high-end GeForce 700 series GPU. With this lineup we also have handheld gaming console like Razer Edge which is already in market.Along with these gaming products we also have Wikipad, a android based gaming tablet.
Wikipad is portable gaming tablet which is planned for release later this year for a price of 499 USD. It runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system. Wikipad is actually a tablet which can be docked into a custom designed controller which makes it a gaming tablet. There are a lot games available for Wikipad from Google Play, PlayStation titles via PlayStation Mobile, and games streamed from Gaikai.
1.4GHz NVIDIA® Tegra 3 mobile processor with quad-core CPU
High-performance 12-core NVIDIA GPU
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
7″ IPS (1280×800) display
Capacitive multi-touch screen
Scratch-resistant military-grade screen
Dual-band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
Internal Memory: 1GB DDR3
Flash Memory: 16GB
Micro SD Slot: supports up to 32GB
Input / Output
3.5mm stereo headphone and mic minijack
Built-in stereo speakers (2)
Micro USB data and power
Battery / Power
Built-in 4100mAh watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
SpaceTop is a technology and design to make 2D and 3D spacial interaction in a desktop computer. While a traditional desktop uses a keyboard and a mouse for interaction, SpaceTop uses a completely redefined display setup and visualization for seamless 2D and 3D interaction on the objects on the display. SpaceTop allows users to type, click, draw in 2D, and directly manipulate interface elements that float in the 3D space above the keyboard. SpaceTop uses special hardware which included a depth camera and a transparent display.
The display will look like a transparent thin screen and we will be able to directly interact with the objects on the display screen.Users place their hands behind the screen to manipulate the icons and apps, while a camera tracks their eye position and adjusts the angle, making it appear as though the box is really 3D. There are a lot of researches going on to make the SpaceTop go commercial. The SpaceTop 3D computer is still in the early stages, and no consumer devices are currently planned.
USB Tethering will not work with initial default configuration of the USB port in RPi. We need to enable the network interface for the USB port to make the internet work with USB tethering. Follow the below steps to make internet work with USB tethering.
Note: Take backup of the file before you edit
1. Boot Raspberry Pi
2. In the start up screen enter the following command to open the file “interfaces”
> sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces
sudo will execute the command with administrator privileges
This will open the file “interfaces” in the location /etc/network
3. Add the following line “iface usb0 inet dhcp” below
iface eth0 inet dhcp
The modified code will look like
iface eth0 inet dhcp
iface usb0 inet dhcp
4. To save the file press the following keys
5. Now enter the following command and press ENTER key
>sudo ifup usb0
Now you will see some auto generated commands on the screen
ifup command will bring a network interface up
6. Reboot Raspberry Pi by executing the command
RPi : Raspberry Pi ModelB
RPi OS : Raspbian “wheezy” OS
Mobile OS : Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro (Android Ice Cream Sandwich)
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