Facebook buys Oculus VR in major bet on virtual reality – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesSAN FRANCISCO — A tiny Irvine company founded by a 21-year-old Cal State Long Beach drop-out may play a leading role in Facebook’s next major bet on the…

Two halves of huge sea turtle humerus’s bone found 200 years apart – Northern Voices Online

Northern Voices OnlineThis seems to be a great discovery for scientists. Two halves of huge sea turtle humerus’s bone found 200 years apart. How large can a sea turtle be?…

Oculus Deal Derided by Gamers Lamenting Takeover by Zuckerberg – Businessweek

BusinessweekOculus VR Inc. co-founder Palmer Luckey called Facebook Inc.’s $2 billion purchase of his virtual-reality headset company a move that will help transform industries. Some fans weren’t so upbeat. Across…

Google to De-Dorkify Glass in Partnership With Ray-Ban Maker Luxottica – Businessweek

BusinessweekAbout a week ago, Google (GOOG) seemed to face a tense moment in the development of its high-profile Google Glass wearable computer. Call it Peak Glass Cynicism. Some of the…

HTC exec Jason Mackenzie on the challenge and promise of the new HTC One … – USA TODAY

USA TODAYEd Baig interviews HTC’s Jason Mackenzie, who talks about the promise of the company’s HTC One phones, and the HTC Advantage customer service program. Loading… Post to Facebook. HTC…

Intel Buys Wearable Device Maker Basis – eWeek

eWeekThe acquisition is the latest step for the chip maker, which views the wearable device space as a key growth market. Intel is taking a significant step in its efforts…

UPDATE 3-Facebook to buy virtual reality goggles maker for $2 bln – Reuters

Reuters(Adds latest details on Oculus VR, comments from teleconference). By Alexei Oreskovic and Malathi Nayak. SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will acquire two-year-old Oculus VR Inc, a…

New HTC One pumps up camera, wows with design – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHTC unveiled its new flagship HTC One, featuring a larger screen, updated design, software and camera. Loading… Post to Facebook. New HTC One pumps up camera, wows with design…

Intel buys fitness band maker Basis Science – CNET

CNETIntel adds Basis Science, the maker of a high-end fitness tracker, to its stable of wearable devices acquisitions. by Brooke Crothers

Facebook gets virtual-reality start-up for $2B – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Facebook continued its billion-dollar buying binge Tuesday, forking over $2 billion for Oculus VR, a fledgling start-up in virtual-reality technology. The deal calls for $400 million…

HTC Prez: One (M8) Is Not For Everyone – PC Magazine

PC MagazineHTC Americas president promises an enthusiastic sales push for the HTC One (M8), and midrange phones to follow. 0shares. HTC One (M8) (Unlocked)

Intel buys into Basis wearable technology – Financial Times

Financial TimesIntel is stepping up its pace of progress in the wearable technology market with the acquisition of Basis Science, maker of a health-tracking watch. The chipmaker is the latest…

Guinness World Record for most YouTube subscribers goes to … a weird … – Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)Guinness this week handed down an official world record for the most popular YouTube user on the Internet. It is not Lady Gaga. It is not Justin Bieber.…

Writing Social Media Guidelines for Your Company? Tread Carefully. – Entrepreneur

EntrepreneurThe general framework for how businesses should set up social media polices is still under construction as an increasing number of cases come under scrutiny by the courts and regulators.…

Litepanels to Launch Hilio LED Fixtures at the 2014 NAB Show – TV Technology

Litepanels to Launch Hilio LED Fixtures at the 2014 NAB ShowTV TechnologyLAS VEGAS—At this year’s NAB Show, Litepanels will launch the Hilio Series of LED fixtures, which provides the light…

Linear Acoustic to Showcase AERO.x at the 2014 NAB Show – TV Technology

Linear Acoustic to Showcase AERO.x at the 2014 NAB ShowTV TechnologyLAS VEGAS—At this year’s NAB Show, Linear Acoustic will showcase AERO.x, one of its light, half-rack, high-performance IP-audio interfaces. It…

ProMAX to Showcase Shared Storage at the 2014 NAB Show – TV Technology

ProMAX to Showcase Shared Storage at the 2014 NAB ShowTV TechnologyLAS VEGAS—At this year’s NAB Show, ProMAX is celebrating 20 years in the industry by offering a Grand Prize giveaway…

Leaving last year’s HTC One for the new One M8 – CNET

CNETFor the past year, I’ve used the HTC One as my main device. Here’s what I think after making the switch a few days ago to the just-announced M8. by…

Bizarre rib bones show woolly mammoths were vulnerable to extinction – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesUnusual rib bones that grow out of the neck are giving scientists new clues about what caused the woolly mammoth to become extinct roughly 10,000 years ago. The…

TODAY Tech – NBCNews.com

TODAY TechNBCNews.com#Ridiculous: $3,000 Buys a ‘Social Media Wedding Concierge’. The W Hotels is offering a “Social Media Wedding Concierge” service available at four New York locations. About Us

Nvidia unveils Pascal, its next-gen GPU with hella-fast interconnects and 3D … – Register

RegisterGTC Nvidia has announced its next-generation GPU, and with it a new interconnect it dubs NVLink that it says will increase the bandwidth among GPUs – and also CPUs, should…

Google Drops Cloud Pricing – InformationWeek

InformationWeekThe price of cloud computing should keep pace with the falling price of hardware, Google insists. 8 Data Centers For Cloud’s Toughest Jobs. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.)…

HTC One’s Hard Sell: This Phone Isn’t for Everyone – Businessweek

BusinessweekHTC just launched the newest version of its often-praised, seldom-purchased HTC One smartphone, and the thing has lots of impressive features: a smooth casing constructed almost entirely of metal, a…

Google cuts prices, adds features to boost enterprise cloud services – Computerworld

ComputerworldIDG News Service – Google has revamped its portfolio of enterprise cloud services, by cutting prices, adding new features, and touting a refreshed enthusiasm for the cloud market. “We have…

Nvidia and IBM create GPU interconnect for faster supercomputing – Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaNvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang introduces Pascal at today’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose. Nvidia. Nvidia and IBM have developed an interconnect that will be integrated into future graphics…

The inside story of the HTC One M8 – CNET

CNETCNET takes a look at just how critical the latest flagship phone is to HTC’s long-term success, and gets the details from one of its principal architects. by Roger Cheng

Zap2it’s Social Media Showdown: Vote for the Top 2 – Zap2it.com (blog)

Zap2it.com (blog)We love following our favorite TV stars on social media as much as the next person, but there’s no denying that some celebrities take their dedication to communicating with…

HTC updates One phone, emphasizes metal design – Washington Post

Washington PostNEW YORK — HTC is updating its flagship HTC One smartphone by giving it a larger screen, better software and more camera features. The original HTC One received good…

Can pricing actions make Google’s cloud platform worth a look? – ZDNet

ZDNetUsually when a product or service shouts about its low pricing, that’s a bad thing but in Google’s case there’s unique value in its Sustained-use Discounts program which just might…

Social media users migrating to smaller circles – CNN

CNN(CNN) — In an age when people are encouraged to collect hundreds of Facebook “friends” and thousands of Twitter followers, some social media users, particularly young ones, are going smaller.…

Social Media Today: Nielsen Twitter, Tumblr, Spotify – CBS Local

Social Media Today: Nielsen Twitter, Tumblr, SpotifyCBS LocalNEW YORK, NY – MARCH 18: (L-R) Lucy Hale, Sasha Pieterse, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, and Troian Bellisario attend the “Pretty Little Liars”…

‘How We Got Our First-Grade Teacher Fired’: Disturbing YouTube Videos Show … – TheBlaze.com

TheBlaze.comNot everyone can be a teacher’s pet, but some students who think their instructor doesn’t like them are saying they’ve fabricated stories to get them fired. KRIV-TV out of Houston…

HTC One (M8): The Best Android Phone Gets Even Better – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalDoes being the best matter? WSJ Personal Technology columnist Joanna Stern tells the tale of HTC and its newest flagship phone. If the story of HTC 2498.TW -0.65%…

Microsoft’s CEO may come out swinging – Reuters

ReutersSEATTLE (Reuters) – Satya Nadella, the Indian-born self-described cricket fanatic who took over as Microsoft Corp’s chief executive last month, makes his public debut on Thursday and is expected to…

Barix Targets Private Radio Networks and Content Providers at 2014 NAB Show – Home Toys (press release)

Barix Targets Private Radio Networks and Content Providers at 2014 NAB ShowHome Toys (press release)ZURICH/ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, March 25, 2014 – Barix comes to the 2014 NAB Show with a…