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How the Oculus Rift was used by this dying grandmother


Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion recently. Oculus VR is a company that builds the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. One of the best ways that the Rift was used was when video game artist Priscilla Firstenberg used the Oculus Rift development kit to enable her sick grandmother to take a final tour of the yard outside of her home.
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Sonos embraces WiFi for Bridge

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Sonos is a popular streaming music player company that is switching away from its wired network requirement. Sonos Bridge will be retired for most users in favor of WiFi. Sonos demanded at least one wired ethernet connection since it started through a single speaker (Bridge). Sonos creates its own proprietary mesh network between the rest of the speakers. SonosNet will rely on software bridging from the regular WiFi most people use in its homes to the mesh network that Sonos created. Sonos said previously that it could not rely on WiFi to accurately keep speakers its in-sync. Now individual speakers will talk directly to each other. Some users may still need a Bridge though.
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Google Inc (GOOG) will let you try Glass at home before buying it

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Before you buy the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glasses product for $1,500, you could try-it-at-home as part of a pilot. 9to5Mac posted a screenshot of how it works. Reddit user clide posted an e-mail and photos of the kit he received in the mail from Google Glass as part of a trial that the company has launched.

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Sony sold over 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles so far

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Sony Corporation has announced it has sold over 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles around the world as of April 6th. This is up from 6 million at the beginning of March and 4.2 million in January. This averages to around 1 million PlayStation 4 video game consoles being sold per month. The boost in March may have been due to the exclusive game launch of Infamous: Second Son.

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Nokia is recalling Lumia 2520 tablet chargers because of electric shock concerns

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Nokia sent out a warning to Lumia 2520 tablet owners because the chargers may be faulty and may cause electric shock. Around 30,000 chargers have been identified as hazardous to 2520 owners in Europe. 

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Google Inc (GOOG) sold out of Google Glass in one day

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) sold Google Glass to the public for only one day yesterday. Guess what? It sold out.

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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Fire TV sold out due to high demand

Amazon Fire TV
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) released the Fire TV device around a week ago. The Amazon Fire TV has voice search, a quad-core processor, 2GB of memory, dedicated GPU, 1080p HD video, Dolby Digital Plus surround sound, and the ability to play games.

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Google Glass is going to be sold to the public on April 15th

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Google is going to be offering a one-day sale of Google Glass to the public. This is great news if you are an early adopter or wanted to be part of the Explorer program, but did not receive an acceptance.
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