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Oculus Quest and Rift S now shipping

By | Facebook, Gadgets, Gaming, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift S, Oculus VR, Virtual reality, VR

Facebook -owned Oculus is shipping its latest VR headgear from today. Preorders for the PC-free Oculus Quest and the higher end Oculus Rift S opened up three weeks ago. In a launch blog Oculus touts the new hardware’s “all-in-one, fully immersive 6DOF VR” — writing: “We’re bringing the magic of presence to more people than […]

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Why is Facebook doing robotics research?

By | Artificial Intelligence, Facebook, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, robots, Science, Social, TC

It’s a bit strange to hear that the world’s leading social network is pursuing research in robotics rather than, say, making search useful, but Facebook is a big organization with many competing priorities. And while these robots aren’t directly going to affect your Facebook experience, what the company learns from them could be impactful in surprising ways.

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