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Oculus Rift Plus VR-Ready PC May Cost $1,500 US Altogether

Based on previously announced PC specs, this implies a $400-$500 headset.<p>When bought along with a VR-ready computer, the Oculus Rift virtual reality …

Lenovo VR Goggles official, takes on Samsung and Oculus

Lenovo has entered the Virtual Reality race at its TechWorld event in Beijing today, with the introduction of the Lenovo VR Goggles. The virtual-reality headset works with Lenovo Android phones and provides an immersive experience by sliding the smartphone into the headset and using it as a display.<p>…

Canada's response to Netflix is available nationwide this summer

Canadian cable firms Rogers and Shaw have hogged the Shomi video service all to themselves during its testing phase, but they're loosening up now that they're nearly ready for prime time. The two have revealed that their answer to Netflix will be available to all Canadians this summer, not just the …

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Google's URL shortener deep links directly to iOS and Android apps

You know those goo.gl shortcuts you regularly come across on Twitter or Facebook and other places online? They now open the exact pages they link to either on the website's official app or on your browsers. For instance, if you click on a shortcut that links to a Google Maps page showing how to go …

Dozens of people might have come into contact with anthrax the US military accidentally shipped

The four lab employees were undergoing medical treatment as a precaution after the military sent the sample inside the country to a commercial lab in Maryland, US officials said Wednesday.<p>As many as 22 personnel may have been exposed to anthrax during a laboratory training exercise at the US Osan …

Will Hull still exist in 100 years? Planners warn east coast residents may need to move

Dr Hugh Ellis questioned whether the city of Hull would still exist in the next 100 years<p>Entire communities living on the east coast of England may need to be moved ahead of rising sea levels, planners have warned as they questioned whether Hull will exist 100 years from now.<p>Dr Hugh Ellis, head of …

New documentary explores Steve Jobs’ ‘bitter rivalry’ with Bill Gates

We’ve had a new Steve Jobs biography and documentary already this year, with a movie biopic based on the Walter Isaacson book just around the corner.<p>If you thought Jobs’ life hadn’t been explored enough by biographers, however, think again! The National Geographic Channel is getting ready to a air …

EU nations, parliament reach deal on major investment plan

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations and legislators have reached a deal in principle to create a fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros …