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Oculus announces new prototype as it prepares for eventual launch

Oculus announces new prototype as it prepares for eventual launchNew prototype promises a better display and new sensors to track player's movements while using the device.>


Oculus announces new VR headset prototype: Crescent Bay

Oculus announces new VR headset prototype: Crescent BayOculus has announced a new prototype called Crescent Bay, another step towards the consumer version of its virtual reality headset. "It's as big of a leap as we made from DK1 to DK2," says Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, referring to the first two versions of the Rift development kit. Thank god," says Iribe.


Oklahoma loves pickles, and other revelations from Food Twitter analysis

Oklahoma loves pickles, and other revelations from Food Twitter analysisColorado loves watercress, Texas loves brisket and, perhaps most surprising, Oklahoma is obsessed with the pickle.


Google is no longer forcing new users into making Google+ accounts

Google is no longer forcing new users into making Google+ accountsGoogle has lifted its requirement that new Google users also create a Google+ account, Marketing Land reports. When you sign up for a Gmail, Google Docs, or other Google account, a new "No thanks" button lets you opt out of Google's social network.


Rocket Internet CEO stands to lift stake via options: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Oliver Samwer, chief executive and co-founder of Rocket Internet is in a position to increase his stake in the German venture capital firm under a stock options program that will be part of its planned stock market listing, a German magazine report said on Saturday. Samwer stands to receive options that entitle him to buy 4.5 million shares, or about 4 percent of the current share capital, at an unspecified discount over the next five years, based on certain business performance targets, weekly WirtschaftsWoche said, citing a document it obtained. ...

Don’t panic: Those iPhone 6 carrier trade-in deals are still available

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.iPhone fans, you can still take advantage of carriers' hot deals, but see the new devices in person to ensure you're getting the right one, says CNET's Marguerite Reardon in this edition of Ask Maggie.>


The Weekender: on Maker Faire, Beyoncé, and the birth of snackwave

The Weekender: on Maker Faire, Beyoncé, and the birth of snackwaveWelcome back to The Weekender, and it's been quite a week. We went to Iceland to test the new iPhones and ate cricket flour in Canada. In short, things got a little weird around here. In a good way. We promise. Take this opportunity to look back on some of our best work and some good reads from around the web. Then check out the fascinating things you can do this weekend just to kick back. Enjoy. .mobile-layout .link { width: 15px; float: right; padding: 10px;} Do this World Maker Faire, New York


iPhone line sitters in NYC slept in garbage bags and got arrested

iPhone line sitters in NYC slept in garbage bags and got arrestedWaiting for an iPhone used to be fun. According to filmmaker Casey Neistat, iPhone lines don't look like that anymore. Known for viral videos such as "Bike Lanes," "Make It Count," and "The Dark Side of the iPhone 5S Lines," Neistat's latest video documents this past Friday's iPhone lines.


The history of the Predator, the drone that changed the world (Q&A)

A Predator drone, used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service to try to stop drug smugglers.Longtime Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle investigated the unmanned aircraft that gave the military the ability to attack targets from the other side of the world. He talked to CNET about the drone.>


Xbox chief promises to bring ‘Minecraft’ to Windows Phone

Xbox chief promises to bring 'Minecraft' to Windows PhoneWith a simple "yes," Microsoft's Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, has confirmed that Minecraft will be heading to Windows Phone. It's not a surprising move given Microsoft's recent acquisition of the popular title, but the software maker didn't promise to bring Minecraft to Windows Phone in its original announcement. Spencer's confirmation means Microsoft will likely be working on porting the game across once the deal is finalized, and it may even arrive for Surface RT and Windows RT users.


Microsoft plays on iOS 8 issues by doubling free OneDrive space to 30GB

Microsoft plays on iOS 8 issues by doubling free OneDrive space to 30GBApple released its iOS 8 update earlier this week, but a number of iPhone and iPad owners ran into problems with the amount of free storage required to install the latest operating system. Microsoft is taking advantage of these issues by doubling its free OneDrive storage to 30GB today. "We’ve been listening to the commentary about storage on the new iPhones released today and we wanted to get you more storage right away," explains OneDrive program manager Douglas Pearce. "We think you’ll appreciate having more free storage while setting up your iPhone 6 or upgrading to iOS 8."


With Alibaba’s big debut, 10 things to know

Alibaba employees attend the opening bell ceremony during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history:


Alibaba surges in Wall Street debut

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba founder Jack Ma waits for his company's stock to go live on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York on September 19, 2014New York (AFP) - A buying frenzy sent Alibaba shares sharply higher as the Chinese online giant made its historic Wall Street trading debut.


Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

Brad Kohlenberg, a business development engineer with Made In Space, looks over a 3-D printer identical to the one that will be transported to the International Space Station aboard the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. (AP Photo/John Raoux)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.


Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual lightUsing its new top-shelf graphics processing unit, Nvidia tackles one of the most persistent conspiracy theories in American history: the veracity of the 1969 to 1972 Apollo moon landings.>


5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2010 file photo, shoppers walk through the aisles at the Home Depot store in Williston, Vt. The Home Depot on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 said it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.


Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

Jack Ma, center, founder of Alibaba, raises a ceremonial mallet before striking a bell during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in New York. The stock is to start trading Friday under the ticker NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.


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