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Oculus Rift will support Macs 'when Apple makes a good computer'

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has poured water on the idea of his Rift virtual reality headset supporting the Mac by saying that Apple doesn't make any computers powerful enough to run it.<p>"That is up to Apple and if they ever release a good computer we will do it," Luckey tells <i>ShackNews</i> when asked …

Virtual Reality

Should Apple Pay The US Government A Dividend?

Apple recently announced its 4th quarter earnings and they are breathtaking. The company, already by far the most valuable in the world, grew revenues 22% to $51 billion. Profits grew a whopping 30% to $11.1 billion. What’s more, even after massive stock buybacks, the firm still holds more than …

Innovation

HP, a Silicon Valley icon, is ready for its break-up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the nation's most storied tech companies will split in two this weekend, another casualty of seismic shifts in the way …

Do Men Have Hormonal Cycles?

Short answer: Ever heard of man-struation?<p>Men do go through hormonal cycles. That much is established. Their testosterone levels tend to peak first thing in the morning, perhaps in concert with circadian rhythms, and then diminish over the course of the day—though exercise can cause fleeting …

German Lasers Hit Moving Drone

Hitting a moving target is sort of an important thing for an anti-drone weapon<p>This ain't a laser light scene, it’s an arms race. Thanks to recent technological advances, wars of the future might see swarms of cheap and deadly drones flying through the sky. And when they do, cheap lasers may finally …

Drones

Argentine archaeologists find secret Nazi lair in jungle

Stone structures in the remote region of Misiones are thought to be the ruins of a hideout build by Nazis, in case their leaders needed to flee Germany<p>A team of <b>Argentine</b> archaeologists investigating a series of ruins in the jungle, close to the border with Paraguay, believe they have discovered a</b> …

World History

Why Disney Is Betting $1 Billion on Wearables

The Magic Band tailors a guest's user experience and eliminates the need to carry cash<p>In the future, you don't carry cash or credit cards, and you don't wait in line. Instead, a magical piece of wearable tech is your everything.<p>There's a gadget that's already testing this vision of tomorrow, and …

Facebook Plans To Turn Messenger Into A Platform

Next week at its F8 developer conference, Facebook will announce new ways for third parties to offer experiences through its Messenger app, according to multiple sources. Facebook hopes to make Messenger more useful, after seeing Asia’s chat apps WeChat and Line succeed as platforms that go beyond …

Apps

3D Printing Can—And Will—Go Mainstream, And It’s Not to Print Plastic Toys

Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk, thinks, among others, that 3D printing in the home is overhyped and falls short on delivering real, tangible benefits for …

This video shows how SpaceX plans to land largest rocket in the world

You know what's cooler than a gigantic rocket? A gigantic rocket that can land itself. Elon Musk's SpaceX released a new video this week demonstrating just what it plans to do with its upcoming Falcon Heavy rocket, which is set to launch for the first time later this year.<p>In essence, the rocket is …

Space Travel

Watch Laser Light Moving At 100 Billion Frames A Second

The latest and greatest in ultra-fast photography<p>There's a new, ultra-fast camera that lets engineers take videos of phenomena including the movement of laser light and even faster-than-light phenomena. Watching the videos is like seeing a physics textbook come to life.<p>Here's a video of a laser …

Photography

Here's Why Microsoft Might Spend $2 Billion On A Video Game With No Ending

On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft was close to acquiring Mojang AB, the Swedish indie game company that makes the popular game "Minecraft."<p>In fact, Microsoft could be willing to shell out $2 billion for the company, which would make it the first multi-billion-dollar …

Minecraft