A mixed review for Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft’s Mixed Reality is a new take on VR, bundled into the latest update for Windows 10. Compatible headsets are made to the company’s specifications by a few familiar names, such as Dell, Acer, Lenovo and HP, and sit halfway between the costly, high-end gaming units from Oculus and HTC Vive, and and cheaper, mobile VR from Google’s Daydream and Samsung’s Gear VR. (read more)

For GoPro founder, surfing is the mother of all invention

Every Silicon Valley tech company needs a founder’s myth, and GoPro’s is a doozy. Licking his wounds following the collapse of his first startup, Funbug, Nick Woodman headed to Australia for a surfing holiday. To capture his trip, he wrapped a 35mm camera in a self-made waterproof enclosure and strapped it to his wrists, and there, in the surf, realised what his next company would be. A few years later, GoPro was born. (read more)