Epson's AR glasses give your drone a virtual playground

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Epson's AR glasses give your drone a virtual playground

It's fun learning how to fly a drone, but a company called EdgyBees recently launched an AR game that could make honing your piloting skills even more fun. Now, you can download that AR game onto Epson's Moverio Drone Edition smart glasses, made specifically for DJI's models, for a more immersive experience. Drone Prix superimposes a virtual obstacle course on top of a first-person video of the sky captured by the machine's camera. It features over 30 different courses, a tracking guide to help you navigate them, a solo mode if you want to play alone and a competition mode if you want to play against other people around the world.

The Morning After: Wednesday, May 31st 2017

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The Morning After: Wednesday, May 31st 2017

It's the end of May, and we're still feeling the late Spring rush of tech news. Asia's biggest PC show continues, this time centered around the likes of Intel, Qualcomm and Windows -- and mobile computing's next steps. The Father of Android, Andy Rubin, has finally reveals his new project: a gorgeous looking phone that has a lot going for it. So grab a cup of "covfefe" and join us for the rest of yesterday.

'Bastion' studio's 'Pyre' will be exclusive to PS4 on July 25th

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'Bastion' studio's 'Pyre' will be exclusive to PS4 on July 25th

Last we'd heard of the next game from Bastion and Transistor studio Supergiant Games, Pyre, there wasn't much to report in terms of concrete info. Today we have a bit more information, including when you'll finally be able to play it: July 25th exclusively on PlayStation 4 and you can pre-order it right now for $20. The party-based role-playing game has some lofty narrative ambitions, too. Creative director Greg Kasavin writes on the PlayStation Blog that failure won't stop your progress through the game's story.

'Genital Jousting' takes its phallic silliness to the beach

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'Genital Jousting' takes its phallic silliness to the beach

If you didn't think Devolver Digital's Genital Jousting's phallic gameplay was ridiculous enough, you're in for a treat. The studio has released a Wet Hot Summer Update (what else would they call it?) for the title that adds season-appropriate modes and outfits to the penile party game, including surfing and a sexy car wash. You'll have to watch the trailer to see exactly what we mean -- let's just say that you'll never look at volleyball the same way again.

TwitchCon 2017's early-bird tickets start at $89

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TwitchCon 2017's early-bird tickets start at $89

Twitch moved its annual convention to the fancier Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center this year, and that means tickets cost a bit more than you remember. The video streaming platform has begun selling early bird tickets for TwitchCon 2017 on the event's website, including three-day passes for $159, which is $40 less than their on-site price. Friday and Sunday passes will set you back $89 (onsite price is $109), while the Saturday pass will cost you $109, down from $129. The three-day and Saturday passes cost a bit more than the other options, because they come with access to the Saturday night TwitchCon party.

Sony has shipped its last ever PlayStation 3 in Japan

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Sony has shipped its last ever PlayStation 3 in Japan

11 years after its release, Sony has finally stopped shipping the PlayStation 3 to retailers in Japan. We all knew this day was coming, with the country ceasing production on the 500 GB standard model in December last year. Now, however, a recent update on PlayStation Japan's website suggests that the final lingering units have all been shipped. For those who somehow still haven't bought one, Sony's long-standing game machine is still being produced in other parts of the world.

The colorful Strix Fusion headset can blink in sync with others

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The colorful Strix Fusion headset can blink in sync with others

Imagine the following, if you will: with seconds on the clock, you sink the final, game-winning goal in a particularly frenzied Rocket League match. It's over. You've done it. And just like that, the lights on the side of your headset begins to pulse a brilliant violet, then an intense yellow, alternating, ebbing, flowing, before finally building to a vivid orange climax. Victory loves company as much as misery does, so the fact that your teammates' headsets have run through that chromatic celebration in sync with yours only makes your heart soar even higher. That's the (slightly silly) vision ASUS is selling with its new Strix Fusion headset here at its Computex RoG press event.

Intel’s Core i9 Extreme Edition CPU is an 18-core beast

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Intel’s Core i9 Extreme Edition CPU is an 18-core beast

Last year at Computex, Intel unveiled its first 10-core consumer CPU, the company's move into the world of a "megatasking." It was a pricey chip, launching at around $1,700, but it satisfied the needs for users who needed to juggle several intensive tasks at once. Now, Intel is upping the ante with a whole new family of processors for enthusiasts, the Core X-series, and it's spearheaded by its first 18-core CPU, the i9-7980XE.

NVIDIA 'Max-Q' gaming laptops are ultrabooks with GTX1080 power

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NVIDIA 'Max-Q' gaming laptops are ultrabooks with GTX1080 power

Based on NVIDIA's 2017 Computex announcements, PC gamers won't have to choose between bulky gaming laptops and desktop-level processing power for much longer. A new design it calls "Max-Q" is arriving in some 15 new laptops that it claims are both 3x thinner and 3x more powerful than their predecessors -- think 18mm thick, 5 pounds and with the power of NVIDIA's GTX1080 inside. Plus, there's "WhisperMode," which can pace the game's framerate to keep the laptop cool and quiet during a plugged-in gaming session.