Evan Hirsh

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Facebook buying Oculus VR for $2 billion

Mark Zuckerberg has big plans for virtual reality<p>Facebook plans to purchase Oculus VR, maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, for $2 billion. The deal is comprised of $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook stock. Facebook announced its surprise purchase via a blog post. …

Inside Twitter’s plan to fix itself

“I am not going to be satisfied until we reach every connected user on the planet, period,” Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo declared at an investor conference last month. Them’s fighting words for any internet company. But especially for Twitter, which has a user growth problem and knows it.<p>Despite …

Social Media

Steve Jobs Sent This Inspiring Email To A Startup Who Helped Design One Of The First iPad Apps

Ashish Toshniwal, the 31-year-old CEO of app design firm Y Media Labs, told Business Insider about how one of the first iPad apps his startup helped create impressed the late Apple CEO and co-founder.<p>Y Media Labs works with an education app startup called Montessorium.<p>The company creates individual …

Apps

Google's balloons versus Facebook's drones: the dogfight to send internet from the sky

The race is on to own the stratosphere<p>Earlier this week, news broke that Facebook was working on a possible acquisition of Titan Aerospace, a company that produces solar-powered drones. These aircraft can travel in around the globe, relying on the sun for power to stay aloft for years at a time. …

How secure could Blackphone really be?

Why would you want a “black phone”, one that’s not susceptible to the privacy holes found in all of today’s smartphones? That’s a question that Jaime …

iOS coming to a vehicle near you!

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s now official. Apple iOS is coming to a vehicle near you, with Cupertino-based company launching the CarPlay integration …

Dual-booting Windows Phone 8.1-Android handsets to launch this year

Even though Android has always been famous for its ability to allow you to run many other operating systems on a device after a certain amount of …

This is Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Siri

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update will include Cortana, a personal digital assistant designed to rival Siri and Google Now. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> how Cortana looks and operates, replacing the built-in Bing search functionality on Windows Phone …

Ring Wearable Input Device Lets You Shortcut Everything (video)

A new wearable input device has this week been launched on the Kickstarter crowd funding website in the form of the Ring. Which takes the form of …

Crowd Funding

AMD Gigabyte Brix Mini PCs Now Available Form $260

If you are in the market for a new mini PC you might be pleased to learn that Gigabyte has this week made available there new range of Gigabyte Brix …

Gartner: 195M Tablets Sold In 2013, Android Grabs Top Spot From iPad With 62% Share

A new tipping point in the world of tablets: today the analysts at Gartner have released their tablet sales numbers for 2013, and Android has topped the list for the most popular platform for the first time, outselling Apple’s range of iPad tablets nearly twofold. Of the 195 million tablets sold in …

All New HTC One Appears On Video

We have seen a number of leaked photos of the All New HTC One, the device was previously known as the HTC M8, and now we have a video of the handset …

Gear & Gadgets