The best VR headsets and accessories

Whether you’re looking to lay down a couple grand for a top-of-the-line VR rig or only willing to throw-in for the price of a large pizza, there’s a VR setup out there to fit your needs.

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Ultimate virtual reality holiday gift guide

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Whether you’re looking to lay down a couple grand for a top-of-the-line VR rig or only willing to throw-in for the price of a large pizza, there’s a VR setup out there to fit your needs.

The post Ultimate virtual reality holiday gift guide appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/239815-virtual-reality-holiday-gift-guide?source=Computing

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Facebook has reportedly developed News Feed software to suppress posts in China

How far is Facebook willing to go to convince China’s communist government to lift the ban on its social network in the country? According to a new report, the company is prepping a censorship tool in order to gain a foothold in the mainland.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/23/facebook-has-reportedly-developed-news-feed-software-to-suppress-posts-in-china.html

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Here’s how to get the iOS 10 and macOS Sierra public betas

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As long as you’re willing to put up with potentially buggy software, now’s your opportunity to try the latest and greatest out of Cupertino.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/231317-heres-how-to-get-the-ios-10-and-macos-sierra-public-betas

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Guy claims he invented iPhone, wants billions from Apple

A Florida man who says Apple ripped off his design for the iPhone is willing to let the matter drop for the modest sum of $10 billion plus 1.5% of worldwide sales of the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/29/guy-claims-invented-iphone-wants-billions-from-apple.html

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First Look: iPad Pro 9.7

If you’re willing to sacrifice function keys, an uncramped keyboard, and a USB port for Apple’s thriving app ecosystem, then the iPad Pro 9.7 might be for you—especially if you fancy yourself a c…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/11/first-look-ipad-pro-7.html

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Apple Music Converts 6.5 Million to Paid Subscribers


CEO Tim Cook on Monday revealed that Apple had signed up 6.5 million customers willing to pay for its Apple Music streaming service. Another 8.5 million users currently are giving the service a look-see during a free three-month trial period. Cook unveiled the hard numbers of paid subscribers for the first time, as the industry waited to hear whether the unquestioned leader in consumer technology would be able to make inroads against rival Spotify, which thus far has taken the streaming music sector by the horns.

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Apple Pay adoption and usage rates suffer despite strong iPhone 6 sales, study finds

According to a study published this week, the number of iPhone owners willing to try out Apple Pay has declined over the past three months alongside a drop in usage rates from both casual and previously committed users.

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Coming soon to a Radeon near you: AMD unveils its plans for High Bandwidth Memory

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AMD is finally willing to talk about its high bandwidth memory solution. It’ll arrive in the not-too-distant future — with significantly improved graphics performance.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/205960-coming-soon-to-a-radeon-near-you-amd-unveils-its-plans-for-high-bandwidth-memory

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HTML parsing quirk allows 'hidden' email content viewable only on Apple Watch

Thanks to an interesting quirk in the way Apple Watch handles email content, users willing to brave a little HTML code can include “hidden” versions of a message specifically formatted for the device.



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Eight pounds of computing muscle car: Hands on with the HP ZBook 17 G2

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What do you get if mobile performance is your goal, and you’re willing to pay up for it? An HP ZBook 17 G2 with high-end GPU. We go hands on with one and share our findings.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/204337-eight-pounds-of-computing-muscle-car-hands-on-with-the-hp-zbook-17-g2

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Apple opens up for new Steve Jobs biography to shape co-founder's public image

Apple executives like CEO Tim Cook were willing to participate in interviews for the new biography Becoming Steve Jobs because of the main author’s connections to Jobs, and because the company wants to influence its co-founder’s public image, according to an official spokesman.



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Microsoft Aims to Put Some MacBook Airs Out of Circulation


Microsoft is offering up to $650 worth of in-store credit to MacBook Air owners who are willing to trade them in and purchase a Surface Pro 3. The campaign runs until July 31. All models of MacBook Air are eligible for the deal, though the value given in the trade will vary, depending on the specific model and its condition. The offer “is an extension of the existing ‘Recycle for Rewards Program,'” said Microsoft spokesperson Jonathan Adashek. “I doubt Microsoft would have tried this against Jobs,” remarked tech analyst Rob Enderle.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80639.html?rss=1

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Microsoft Aims to Put Some MacBook Airs Out of Circulation


Microsoft is offering up to $650 worth of in-store credit to MacBook Air owners who are willing to trade them in and purchase a Surface Pro 3. The campaign runs until July 31. All models of MacBook Air are eligible for the deal, though the value given in the trade will vary, depending on the specific model and its condition. The offer “is an extension of the existing ‘Recycle for Rewards Program,'” said Microsoft spokesperson Jonathan Adashek. “I doubt Microsoft would have tried this against Jobs,” remarked tech analyst Rob Enderle.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80639.html?rss=1

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