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The best restaurant in every state

To find the best restaurant each state has to offer, we sifted through our list of the Best Restaurants in America, The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in America list, James Beard award nominations, expert reviews, and local recommendations, paying particular attention to fine-dining …

As competitors spring up, Oculus plans mobile VR contest

Oculus launched a developer contest today that will distribute $1 million in prizes for games and apps built for Gear VR — the mobile virtual reality …

Oculus offers $1 million prize pool for Gear VR developers

Oculus VR has a challenge for aspiring game and app developers: Create something new and exciting for the Gear VR Innovator Edition, Samsung's Oculus-powered headset, and get a shot at a cash prize from a $1 million pool. The Oculus Mobile VR Jam 2015 kicks off on April 13 and ends on May 11, with …

12 Ways You're Making Coffee Wrong

Unless you're a professional, odds are your equation has some errors in it.<p><i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>Turning water into caffeine isn't quite alchemy, but there are plenty of secrets to making a golden cup of coffee. And unless you're a professional, odds are your equation has some errors in it.<p>So, to find the …

Why do people choose to buy a PlayStation 4, an Xbox One or a Wii U?

Owners of different consoles buy them for very different reasons, according to new research.<p>A new study from Nielsen asked console owners for the top reasons why they chose to buy a particular new machine. The answers that came back show a stark diversity for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U.<p>For …

The 404 Show 1,583: Uber controversy, wearing Oculus Rift for 28 days, no more Jobs movie

Jeff and Iyaz are joined by Stephen Beacham over Skype today while the New York crew irons out the last of the studio bugs. The guys discuss this week's Uber controversy, Walmart's PS4 price-matching loophole and deconstruct a London artist's attempt...

No safety glasses required: Chrysler uses Oculus Rift to give virtual factory tours

Carmakers are finding plenty of creative use for virtual-reality tech. Lexus is using it to let customers take virtual test drives in its RC F super …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift StockCity App Lets You View Your Stocks In Virtual Reality (video)

Fidelity Labs, the Research and Development think-tank inside Fidelity Investments has this week unveiled a new virtual reality application called …

10 mind-blowing Oculus Rift experiments that reveal VR's practical potential

The Oculus Rift's official consumer release is still months away, but that hasn't stopped developers from getting excited about the virtual reality headset and forging deeply innovative software that takes full advantage of VR's breathtaking potential.<p>And it's not just gaming developers whipping up …

Oculus CEO says more products with Samsung on the way

More joint products and a continued close relationship with Samsung Electronics are on the cards for Oculus, said Oculus VR co-founder and CEO Brendan Iribe.<p>"We'll work closely with Samsung to develop more products," Iribe said at South Korea's third annual Startup Nations Summit held in Seoul.<p>"We …

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Titanfall could add support for Oculus Rift

Respawn Entertainment's upcoming multiplayer shooter Titanfall could support virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, according to new tweets from the company.<p>The developer said yesterday it received an Oculus Rift, adding that the technology is "awesome" and "really neat to play with."<p>Asked if Respawn …

Oculus VR CEO Explains Why The Company Would Have Turned Down A Deal From Google

After all, Facebook isn't primarily a hardware or a gaming company. However, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe said the social media giant was a perfect fit for Oculus VR's vision.<p>After Iribe first met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, he began to think about whether Facebook would be the right partner for …

Oculus Rift Allows Great-grandfather to Share Thanksgiving Dinner With Family Remotely

Apple is working on VR gaming & user interfaces for future products, Oculus and Leap experts wanted

<b>Update:</b> Apple removed the job listings, but we have screenshots below.<p>Following our discovery that Apple was looking to hire app engineers to build virtual reality experiences, new job listings give us more insight into its interest in building VR gaming experiences and “cinematic user interfaces” …

Oculus CEO Reveals How He Convinced Mark Zuckerberg To Try The Oculus Rift

Speaking at Business Insider's Ignition conference, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe told the story of how he first met Mark Zuckerberg.<p>"I met Mark personally through the introduction from Marc Andreessen," Iribe said. "And I don't know how much he regrets this introduction, it was originally, 'Do you want …

Electronic Arts upbeat about the holiday shopping season

Electronic Arts wants investors to know the video game industry is healthier than they thought.<p>The video game giant exceeded Wall Street expectations Tuesday after reporting fiscal second-quarter earnings, with profits jumping nearly 50 percent. Its sports franchises, including its popular Madden …

Electronic Arts Blows Away Wall Street's Earnings Expectations

Electronic Arts reported earnings today that made a mockery out of Wall Street's expectations for the second fiscal quarter that ended Sept. 30.<p>The publisher reported an earnings per share (EPS) of 73 cents compared to estimates of 53 cents. Non-GAAP revenues for the quarter were $1.22 billion …

Electronic Arts raises 2015 forecast, profit beats estimates

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Videogame publisher Electronic Arts Inc (EA.O) raised its 2015 forecast and reported stronger-than-expected second-quarter results on Tuesday, on cost controls and strong digital sales from titles including “FIFA” and “Madden.”<p>Electronic Art's CEO Andrew Wilson presents at …

Electronic Arts shares rise on earnings beat, outlook

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Electronic Arts Inc. EA, +2.74% shares rose late Tuesday after the video-game publisher topped Wall Street estimates …

Electronic Arts Reports Better-Than-Seen Profit

Videogame Maker Benefits From New Consoles, Sales of Mobile Games<p>Electronic Arts Inc. swung to a profit in the September quarter as consumers continued to snap up videogames for the latest generation of consoles.<p>Mobile games sales and digital downloads for computers and consoles provided an added …

Mobile Gaming

Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

Fresh research adds weight to the notion that certain foods (think empty carbs like bagels and sweet treats) can lead to more intense hunger and overeating.<p>Fast-digesting carbohydrates can stimulate regions of the brain involved in cravings and addiction, according to a study published in the</i> …