Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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The next Oculus Rift headset is 'Crescent Bay' and sports built-in audio

Oculus VR has a new headset. CEO Brendan Iribe showed the prototype, dubbed Crescent Bay, off today at the first Oculus Connect conference. It has built-in audio, it's lighter and packs 360-degree ...

8 hours ago from Engadget

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Ellison gives up Oracle CEO role, becomes chairman

Oracle says Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO of the company he founded. The business software maker promoted Safra Catz and Mark Hurd to replace him as co-CEOs.

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Google will offer encryption by default on next release of Android to match Apple's

Google has announced that the next generation of its Android operating system will encrypt data by default, making it impossible for law enforcement to scrape personal information directly ...

Fri 19 Sep 14 from The Independent

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Home Depot says hack affected 56 million cards

Home Depot said Thursday the data breach of its systems affected as many as 56 million customer payment cards between April and September.

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Fingertip sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity

Researchers at MIT and Northeastern University have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port.

Fri 19 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know

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 ...

21 hours ago from AP

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Is Alibaba carpet ride over for Yahoo?

Most of Yahoo's value is derived from 22.4% stake in Alibaba. What happens now that BABA has gone public?        

Fri 19 Sep 14 from USA today

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New hadrosaur noses into spotlight

Call it the Jimmy Durante of dinosaurs a newly discovered hadrosaur with a truly distinctive nasal profile. The new dinosaur, named Rhinorex condrupus by paleontologists from North Carolina ...

Fri 19 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Hamster Wheel Standing Desk helps you stay fit at the office

If you're worried about the lack of exercise you get whilst sat at your desk all day, a new creation by artist Robb Godshaw may provide a solution. His Hamster Wheel Standing Desk allows users ...

Fri 19 Sep 14 from Gizmag

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