February 3rd 2016 marked the 30th anniversary of Pixar. In that time, they have released 16 full-length animated films, been nominated for 55 Academy Awards (two of which were for Best Picture) and they have won 15 Oscars including special one that was given to Pixar co-founder, John Lasseter for Toy Story, which pioneered this new era of film.
Oscars aren’t the only awards that Pixar has earned, they have also earned 7 Golden Globes, 11 Grammys and countless other awards. Pixar’s movies so far have made over $9.5 billion worldwide which works out to be about $593 million per film.
The infamous Oculus Rift is now available for pre-order directly from Oculus’ site for the not-so low price of $599 USD.
Even though the high price tag wasn’t revealed earlier, Oculus founder, Palmer Luckey did say a few weeks ago that the Oculus Rift would come at a premium but he did also say that VR will eventually become something that is affordable for everyone.
Reminder of something I have talked about before: VR will become something everyone wants before it becomes something everyone can afford.
Even though CES 2016 doesn’t actually begin until the 6th of January, there have still been quite a few pre-CES announcements even before the CES 2016 Press Day which is on January 5th 2016.
Today is known as CES Unveiled 2016.
Lenovo has introduced a few new devices at CES 2016. The first one is the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Lenovo says that is it the lightest 14-inch Ultrabook to date. It offers 11 hours of battery life, a 6th-gen Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB in SSD storage is running Windows 10. It will cost $1,299 USD and will launch this February.
Update (1.20.2016): Disney has pushed back the release date of Star Wars: Episode VIII by seven months from May 26th 2017 to December 15th 2017, this post has been reflected to show that
The Huawei Nexus 6P quickly became my favourite Android device of the year. It had a great camera, a improved version of Android that brought great battery life, and to round it off it was wrapped up in a solid metal body.
As 2015 comes to a close, it’s that time of year for the annual “best of …” or “favourite thing of 2015.”
This post will be focusing on the apps that I used the most this year, so much that I consider them my favourite apps of 2015. Some of these apps might not have come out in 2015 but some have been significantly since last year’s post: Favourite Apps of 2014.
Some of these apps are just available on only one platform (just Android or just iOS) but some of them are multiplatform in which they are on both Android and iOS and have a web app as well.
The links to download these apps will be in the form of “Get on Google Play” or “Get it on the App Store” pictures after each app description.