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    HTC Vive Cosmos External Tracking Faceplate Review

    With HTC's announcement of a family of Vive Cosmos virtual reality headsets, we revisit the Cosmos to see how it's held up and test the new external tracking faceplate that gives it SteamVR Lighthouse tracking. Plus, an interview with HTC about the state of Cosmos tracking updates, modular faceplate strategy, and future of VR for the company!

    Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Hands-On Impressions!

    The flip phone is back! We go hands-on with the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Z Flip smartphone, which has a 6.7-inch OLED display that's apparently made of foldable glass. Plus, we check out the 100X "Space Zoom" camera on the Galaxy S20 Ultra flagship from the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event!

    The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners VR Impressions

    Released this week, this full-length survival horror game is one of the most engrossing VR experiences we've played. After playing several hours of the campaign, we share our favorite parts of the game's combat, crafting, and survival systems and which elements make the best use of virtual reality.

    Show and Tell: Relio² Desktop Lighting System

    Tested Producer Joey is back to share a his experiences with a new lighting system designed for desktop and studio use. He's been using the new Relio², a self-contained package of modular LED lights that precisely replicate natural lighting though laboratory calibration. Here's why not all LED lights are created equal.

    Google Stadia Cloud Gaming Review!

    We spend a week testing and playing games on Google Stadia, the newly launched cloud gaming service that streams games to Pixel phones, Chrome browsers, and the Chromecast Ultra. Here's how the service performs at launch, from image quality to latency, as well as which of the promised features are ready today. (Update: after we filmed our review, Google announced that Stadia would launch with 22 games, not 12. )

    PROJECTIONS: Stormland VR Review!

    We review Insomniac Games' Stormland, an ambitious open-world VR adventure that breaks new ground for virtual reality locomotion and action gameplay. It's one of the best-looking VR games we've played, with an expansive world that's so fun to traverse--especially in co-op multiplayer.

    Formlabs Form 3 SLA 3D Printer Review!

    We spend two months testing the new Form 3 printer from Formlabs, which uses a new type of low force SLA resin printing for improved print quality and low impact print supports. Sean reviews the Form 3 and explains how the new laser module works, its caveats, print speeds, and how the new system compares with the Form 2 and other SLA printers!

    Tested: iPhone 11 Pro vs OnePlus 7T Cameras

    The new iPhone 11 Pro adds an ultrawide camera to its back, complementing the standard wide-angle and telephoto cameras. Ultrawide lenses aren't new to smartphones, and we compare the camera systems on the iPhone 11 Pro to the three cameras on the new OnePlus 7T. The iPhone's ultrawide has a frustrating limitation, and the OnePlus 7T's cameras have a unique mode that's very impressive.

    HTC Vive Cosmos VR Headset Review

    We test and review the new HTC Cosmos, the replacement for the original HTC Vive virtual reality headset. The Cosmos is a big departure from HTC's previous desktop VR headsets, and we discuss its ergonomics, image quality, inside-out tracking fidelity, and new controllers. Here's how it compares to the Oculus Rift S and Valve Index!

    PROJECTIONS: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

    We play through 30 minutes of the new virtual reality zombie shooter The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. Based on the comic book series, the game aims to be a deep VR adventure with a 15+ hour campaign and open world design. We chat with Skydance about how this zombie game differentiates itself and also makes use of a novel physics mechanic to give virtual objects weight.

    First Look: Peopoly's Phenom SLA 3D Printer!

    We check out the new resin 3D printer from Peopoly, the makers of the popular Moai laser SLA printer. The $1800 Phenom is an MSLA 3D printer that uses a 4K LCD for curing prints instead of a laser, with a build volume of 10.9"x6.1"x15.7". We chat with Peopoly's co-founder about the challenges of designing this kind of printer, the consumables used, and take a look at some test prints!

    Show and Tell: Fallout Pip-Boy Bluetooth Speaker Kit

    The Wand Company's delightful Fallout Pip-Boy replica kit finds a new place in our studio with this official bluetooth speaker stand. We love the care and attention to detail the designers at The Wand Company put into their replicas and kits, from the packaging to the instruction manual. Here's how this simple kit comes together, and a surprise feature as well!

    Show and Tell: ArtBones Articulated Action Figures

    Before heading to Comic-Con, we check out the highly-articulated posable figures from ArtBones and talk about the different kinds of articulation we look for in collectible figures. We're impressed by the dexterity of the ArtBones figures, which are 3D-printed and made to order by artists in Brooklyn.

    Show and Tell: Nike's Adapt BB Power-Lacing Shoes!

    We've been waiting so long for self-lacing shoes, and now's our chance to try on Nike's Adapt BB with power lacing! Friend of Tested Steve Lin brings in his rare pair of Nike MAG sneakers as well as the new Adapt BB in a Back to the Future-inspired colorway. Here's how well the power lacing works!

    The Wand Company's Fallout 76 Pip-Boy Kit Upgrades

    We meet up with The Wand Company at E3 this year to check out their new upgrade modules for their Pip-Boy 2000 kit. From an actual radio (with wasteland frequencies) to actual radiation sensor, we can't wait to incorporate these mods to our Pip-Boy. Plus, a look at their new die-cast Fallout 76 vehicles!

    DJI RoboMaster S1 Robot Hands-On and Build!

    We build and test drive the new DJI RoboMaster S1, an RC robot that has a powerful drive system, blaster capabilities, and robust programming potential. We found that it was really fun to assemble and were really impressed with its responsiveness and FPV control. There's a lot to unpack here!

    First Look: Prusa SL1 Resin 3D Printer!

    We meet up with Josef Prusa at Maker Faire 2019 to check out the Prusa SL1, Prusa Research's resin printer. We learn how this resin printer differentiates from laser-based SLA printers, get a close look at its intricate prints, and check out the new wash and cure station.

    Show and Tell: Synology DS1019+ NAS

    Norm and Tested producer Gunther sit down to talk about their use of NAS boxes for media serving, backup, and photo editing. We use Synology servers at the office for file management and collaboration, and the five bay DS1019+ at home works well as a Plex server with its hardware accelerated transcoding. What do you use as your media server and backup solution?

    Valve Index VR Headset In-Depth Impressions!

    The Valve Index is here! We spend a week testing the Valve Index virtual reality headset and share our extended hands-on impressions for the wider field of view, higher resolution, increased framerate, and speaker audio quality. Plus, how games so far are accommodating the new "knuckles" style Index controllers. Let us know what you'd like to see tested below!