And finally is the place for the stories you might have missed from the last seven days. It’s those wearable tech NIBs, murmurs and blips that lost the fight to make it onto our homepage thanks to headline-grabbing stories like the new Fitbit Alta, a major Android Wear update and yet more designer smartwatches.
This week, there’s news on a Tesla and Apple Watch tie-up, more details on the HTC Vive and a smart mirror you’ll totally want to own…
HTC Vive manual details VR home setup
With just a few weeks to go before HTC Vive pre-orders are set to go live, the official manual for the latest Vive Pre developer headset has popped up on the HTC website giving us a better indication of how to get you living room ready for the VR invasion.
Some of the more interesting details reveal that while the Vive is built to walk around vitrual worlds, you will be able to configure the headset to work in sit-down and standing only modes for those with minimum room to play with.
If you’re planning on roaming freely with your headset and controllers, the smallest space HTC advises to clear is 5ft by 6.5ft. It also points out the potential of third party controller support thanks to a USB port built into the headset.
If you want to read all the details, check out the full HTC Vive Pre manual.
Apple Watch can summon Tesla cars
If you own a Tesla Model S or Model X car and an Apple Watch, you can now activate a new Summon mode thanks to the latest software update to the Tesla companion app.
It means you can do a whole host of things from the Apple smartwatch including opening your garage door, moving the car out onto the drive and closing the garage door on the way out.
And that’s just the start. In the future Tesla plans to use the feature so that cars will drive to your destination wherever you are and charge itself on the way. You can be amazed by the Tesla and Apple collaboration in the video above.
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Steven Spielberg VR project in the works
VR moviemaking is set to get a major boost with news that Steven Spielberg is working on a project exclusively for virtual reality platforms.
That’s according to comments by Robert Stromberg, co-founder of the Virtual Reality entertainment company where Spielberg signed on as an advisor in 2015.
Stromberg was responding to a question about VR filmmaking and revealed that the iconic Hollywood director is working something solely for VR. While there’s no precise details on the VR film, Spielberg is currently involved in bringing the sci-fi novel Ready Player One to the big screen, which focuses on a huge virtual reality universe.
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Meet the Google Now-powered mirror
A Google engineer has managed to hack a mirror to run Google’s virtual assistant and give him personalised updates in his bathroom.
Max Braun used a two-way mirror, a controller board, a 15.6-inch Asus display and an Amazon Fire TV stick and his engineering knowhow to display weather forecasts, time and notifications.
Braun hopes that some more tinkering will allow him to add other Google Cards including traffic and reminders, which would be very useful to see first thing in the morning when you’re brushing your teeth.
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Check out the bigger stories of the week on our dedicated news page.