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How Facebook plans to more or less build a teleporter

"Facebook wants to build a device that allows you to be anywhere you want, with anyone, regardless of geographic boundaries," Schroepfer added at a press event on Tuesday morning before his appearance at the Dublin Web Summit.<p>The company is already heading toward that with the Oculus Rift virtual …

Virtual Reality

These headphones come with a gimmick that makes a difference

When a piece of technology becomes commoditized, the inevitable response from its maker is to try and obscure that fact by resorting to gimmicks. Smartphones offer some of the best examples of unnecessary over-engineering (see LG’s curved G Flex handsets) and gratuitous use of exotic materials …

Gone, The App For Selling Your Old Crap, Taps UPS To Go Nationwide Instantly

Gone, a service that launched out of Austin to help your sell your old crap, has today announced a partnership with UPS that will allow the company to rapidly scale nationwide.<p>Gone traditionally works by letting users snap pictures of their old gear, which is then automatically priced, picked up …

Apple Watch too fancy? These wooden watches dial down the tech

We’re just weeks away from the Apple Watch’s launch, but maybe you’re not as excited about it as some of us are. It’s understandable; not everyone needs a $550 watch that offers many of the same capabilities your phone already does (albeit more conveniently).<p>If you’re in the market for a cool new …

Smartwatches

Lizard Squad says it won’t take down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network anymore, claims it never attacked Tor

The “hacker” group Lizard Squad has declared it will no longer attack Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network, as well as denied claims it had planned to attack Tor, an anonymity network often used to resist censorship. While the former appears to be true, the latter information is …