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  • One Company Betting On Oculus Rift As The Platform For VR HR Training

    One Company Betting On Oculus Rift As The Platform For VR HR Training

    The Oculus Rift and its creator Oculus VR have been purchased by Facebook, and that's causing some, including Minecraft developer Mojang, to reconsider their projects for the platform. But others are doubling down on their Oculus investment, including Technology Transfer Services (TTS), a company that designs training software for workforce education. Read More

  • #Love: Unfollowing Exes

    #Love: Unfollowing Exes

    One month ago, I got dumped. It was the third in a series of failed, long-term relationships over the past five years. All relationships end differently. Some exes stay friends, or fail to stay friends, or continue hooking up, or cut each other out entirely. Some exes combine any number of those things to form a symphony of chaos. But no matter how it ends, or how it evolves after it's over… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — barely came out of the gates before John Taschek let Comcast have it, and really you need to see the visual on this one. After the salute to the internet provider, talk circled around Microsoft's release of Office for iPad. Is it important? Well, no one on the show seemed to use Office any more… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Facebook Oculus, HTC One, And Microsoft’s Glass Clone

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Facebook Oculus, HTC One, And Microsoft’s Glass Clone

    Are you ready for the future? Facebook certainly is, considering the social giant just bought Oculus VR, which makes virtual reality gaming headsets, for a cool $2 billion. And Microsoft is joining in on the fun, with reports indicating that the company has purchased wearable computing technology similar to Google's Glass. Read More

  • Oculus Hack Uses Cameras And Music To Mess With Your Perception

    Oculus Hack Uses Cameras And Music To Mess With Your Perception

    By being open to indie developers and relatively cheap, the Oculus Rift has done something that no VR headset has done before it: encouraged experimentation. This crazy augmented reality perception experiment, for example? Yeah, it probably wouldn't have happened with those old headsets. Read More

  • Facebook Messenger Adds A Dedicated Groups Tab

    Facebook Messenger Adds A Dedicated Groups Tab

    Facebook is gradually rolling out an update to its Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android. Users will see a new dedicated “Groups” tab for group discussions. Instead of mixing one-on-one conversations with group discussions, you can pin permanent group discussions in a separate tab. You can also pin existing group discussions or start a new group from this screen. When you create a… Read More

  • Facebook Joins Google In The Hunt For The Future

    Facebook Joins Google In The Hunt For The Future

    We now live in an era when Mark Zuckerberg speed-dials Obama, controls fleets of drones, brokers $19 billion acquisitions in a week, and buys whole virtual worlds. Facebook's mission has changed. While once it was soley "To make the world more open and connected", it's expanded to also "give people the power to share." And nothing is too crazy if it brings Facebook one step closer to that goal. Read More

  • Facebook Will Deliver Internet Via Drones With “Connectivity Lab” Project Powered By Acqhires From Ascenta

    Facebook Will Deliver Internet Via Drones With “Connectivity Lab” Project Powered By Acqhires From Ascenta

    Facebook plans to bring Internet to the third-world via drones, satellites, lasers, and more. Today Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook's Connectivity Lab which will work on the Internet.org project. It's powered by talent acqhired from solar-powered drone maker Ascenta as well as poached from NASA. Read More

  • Facebook Takes Another Crack At Read-It-Later With “Save” Button

    Facebook Takes Another Crack At Read-It-Later With “Save” Button

    Facebook's quest to become a newspaper has seen it launch multiple News Feeds, the standalone Paper app, trending topics, and more. But you're not always able to stop what you're doing and read what you discover, so Facebook is now testing a read-it-later Save button on feed articles that creates a section of bookmarked websites on your profile. Read More

  • Blowback From The Rift

    Blowback From The Rift

    Sour grapes. In the era of multi-billion dollar acquisitions and high expectations, it's easy to have them. But what has driven the mass outrage against Oculus and their sale to Facebook for a cool $2 billion? The endless fear of the sellout, the group or person or brand that catered to one market and then, sensing the end of the road, turned to the wide world and re-rigged itself for mass… Read More