How Oculus squeezed sophisticated tracking into pipsqueak hardware

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Making the VR experience simple and portable was the main goal of the Oculus Quest, and it definitely accomplishes that. But going from things in the room tracking your headset to your headset tracking things in the room was a complex process. I talked with Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer (“Schrep”) about the journey from “outside-in” to “inside-out.”

Apple reportedly launching new iPhone Pro and iPads with better cameras, 16-inch MacBook Pro and new AirPods

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Apple is getting ready for its usual fall iPhone launch event, which is rumored to be happening September 10, though the event hasn’t been officially confirmed this year. A new report from Bloomberg offers a preview of the lineup of hardware products it’s looking to debut this year. There are new iPhones, of course, including […]

Crimson Education, a platform to help students get into top universities, nabs $5M at a $245M valuation

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Earlier this year, the world turned very sour on a group of rich and famous parents who were exposed for having paid big money to get their not-so-academic offspring into competitive universities, using tactics like cheating on tests and more to get those offers. But even if you put illegal manoeuvres to one side, money […]

Deadline extended one week: apply to Hardware Battlefield @ TC Shenzhen

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Whether you’re a time-crunched procrastinator or a last-minute decision-maker we have great news for early-stage hardware startup founders! You get one more week to apply to compete in Hardware Battlefield at TC Shenzhen on November 11-12 in China. Did we just hear a collective sigh of relief? Take advantage of the reprieve and grab this […]

BuzzFeed’s new MoodFeed recommends content based on how you’re feeling

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BuzzFeed is offering readers a new approach to finding content that fits the way they’re feeling right now. It’s not the boring old approach of following a link on social media or search, or of typing BuzzFeed.com into your browser.  Instead, on MoodFeed, readers can identify their mood, then they’ll get a list of articles […]

Researchers look into keeping autonomous vehicles from becoming mobile vomitoriums

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If you’re like me, and I’m just going to assume most of you are, motion sickness is a serious consideration on any car trip where you’re not driving. So what are we supposed to do in self-driving vehicles? Researchers are finally looking into this question with an experiment designed to see just what makes people like us so sick.

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