Facebook closes Oculus demo stations
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 09 February 2017 12:17

Facebook closes Oculus demo stations


No one interested


Facebook is closing around 200 of its 500 Oculus Rift virtual-reality demo stations at Best Buy locations across the US.

Barra was poached by Facebook
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:21

Barra was poached by Facebook


Try and make something happen with VR

The bloke credited with helping sorting out Xiaomi was poached by Facebook where it is hoped he can do something with Oculus.

Zuckerberg quizzed over Oculus tech
Published in Wearables
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:17

Zuckerberg quizzed over Oculus tech


We didn’t steal it, honest


Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual reality technology of Facebook's Oculus unit was nicked by a former staff member.

Oculus nicked our ideas claims ZeniMax
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 12:04

Oculus nicked our ideas claims ZeniMax


John Carmack misappropriated VR and destroyed evidence

The parent company of Bethesda Softworks and Id Software has told a court that John Carmack and others at Oculus stole trade secrets from their company and then destroyed evidence.

Facebook announces Live Audio broadcast feature
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 07:58

Facebook announces Live Audio broadcast feature


Telling stories using words without video


Last December, Facebook introduced a mildly revolutionary, culture-changing feature called Live Video allowing users to broadcast their whereabouts in real-time from any place at any time, with the side of effect of having everyone on the network receiving pesky notifications.

Big tech would build a Muslim register
Published in News
Monday, 05 December 2016 14:09

Big tech would build a Muslim register


No one remembers IBM, including IBM

It seems that the top tech companies have learnt nothing from the experience of IBM during the 1930s and are happy to help build Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump’s Muslim database.

Google might buy Facebook
Published in News
Sunday, 04 December 2016 01:34

Google might buy Facebook

It's entirely feasible

The word on the information strasse is that Google wants to buy Facebook. It is entirely speculative, but could have legs.

Microsoft tries to please EU
Published in News
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 16:05

Microsoft tries to please EU


But will it be enough?

The European Commission was approached by Microsoft in an attempt to appease antitrsut regulators investigating its proposed takeover of Linkedin.

Facebook announces PayPal integration in Messenger
Published in News

192 million PayPal users can pay using messaging app

Facebook has announced that PayPal will become one of the payment options within its Messenger service.

After firing humans Facebook news is all lies
Published in News
Thursday, 13 October 2016 12:12

After firing humans Facebook news is all lies


You probably were not expecting this

Social Notworking outfit Facebook got into trouble when it was claimed that humans picking the news were biased against US conservatives, so the humans were replaced by an algorithm.