Facebook prepares to push Oculus VR headsets for businesses

first_img Tags Best Buy $198 Oculus Go How To • Prime Day 2019 best gaming deals: Oculus Go 32GB for $159, Nintendo Switch for $329 and more available now The next big step for Oculus may be into our office buildings. Sarah Tew/CNET When Facebook pitches its Oculus virtual reality headsets to the masses, it talks of their ability to make you feel as though you’re inside a game, visiting another planet or scuba diving next to massive blue whales, without ever leaving your couch.Its next act might be to take that other-worldliness to your work.Via a job posting, Oculus VR is looking for a software expert to work in its Seattle, Washington offices to help build special versions of its $199 Oculus Go and $399 Oculus Quest mobile VR headsets for businesses. This person would help make the headsets work with various types of business software, the job posting said. An Oculus spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The Oculus Go is an entry-level headset that works without the need for a computer or mobile phone to power it. The Quest is a mid-level device that’s also self contained, offering higher quality visuals and controls. Both headsets put screens so close to your eyes they trick your brain into thinking you’re in the computer-generated world.The job posting, first noticed by Variety and which as of time of writing is no longer accepting applicants, is the latest sign of Facebook’s willingness to invest in efforts to broaden the appeal of its headsets. Microsoft has taken a similar tack with its $3,500 HoloLens augmented reality headset, which overlays computer images on the real world. In Microsoft’s case, the company explicitly says it does not want to sell the device to you and me — yet.For Oculus, finding success with the business world could help bolster sales as developers continue searching for a “killer app” that will convince consumers to buy in. But it will still have competition.HTC, for example, announced its Vive Focus VR headset for businesses last November, and Microsoft has been helping partners such as Lenovo, Dell and H-P build VR headsets for businesses as well. See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. News • Flash sale: The Oculus Go VR headset is back down to $159 (Update: Expired) Oculus Dell Facebook HTC Lenovo Microsoft See it $199 Review • Oculus Go review: $199 VR, no strings attached $199 See It Walmart 0 Post a comment Share your voice Wearable Tech Tech Industry Virtual Reality Apps Mentioned Above Oculus Go (32GB)last_img read more

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitts six children have grown closer post their

first_imgDivorce is always bitter and it usually affects the children. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce was also quite nasty as their battle extended in front of the media. Basically, it was an ugly split. However, turns out the divorce has brought their six children closer.Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 11, have all grown incredibly close ever since the divorce. Their closeness comes from the teachings of their A-list parents and they have inculcated the idea of staying close to the family.As per a report on HollywoodLife.com, a source stated, “All of Angelina and Brad’s kids are extremely close,” and then added, “They’re all very caring and protective of each other. They have always been a tight unit, but their parents’ divorce made the bond between them even stronger. They still bicker sometimes, like all siblings do, but overall they get along really well.” Angelina Jolie with her childrenTwitter”Angelina really encourages that feeling of being a little tribe,” according to the insider. “She has group meetings so everyone can share their feelings. They do game nights, they read to each other; there is a lot of group time. Brad’s so close with his bother and sister (Doug Pitt and Julie Pitt Neal), so it’s something he wanted for his kids, too. He and Angelina are totally on the same page with that.” Their oldest son, Maddox, recently celebrated his 18th birthday and is leaving from home to study biochemistry in Seoul’s Yonsei University. Angelina Jolie and her son Pax arrive for the 75th Golden Globe AwardsVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty ImagesIn her recent interview with Elle magazine, Jolie spoke about how she wants her daughters to develop their minds. “I often tell my daughters that the most important thing they can do is to develop their minds. You can always put on a pretty dress, but it doesn’t matter what you wear on the outside if your mind isn’t strong. There is nothing more attractive — you might even say enchanting — than a woman with an independent will and her own opinions.” We’ll see Jolie in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil which is all set to release in October.last_img read more

Govt spotting property of Bangabandhus killers 71s collaborators

first_imgBangladesh Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina speaks in parliament on Wednesday. Photo: Focus BanglaBangladesh Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her government is identifying the movable and immovable property of Bangabandhu’s killers, convicted war criminals and “razakars” (‘71’s collaborators), in their names or others names, as part of its move to confiscate those.”Apart from identifying their wealth, the process to confiscate those is on,” she said while responding to a question from Selina Begum (Woman Seat-6) during the PM’s question-answer session in parliament, reports UNB.She said the killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, those who committed crimes against humanity, convicted war criminals and “razakars”, who were involved in the killing of 30 lakh people during the Liberation War, have no scope to have property in an independent country.”They have no right to have those,” she said.Meanwhile, in her valedictory speech in the 19th session of the current parliament, Hasina sharply criticised her arch enemy Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for making Tarique Rahman its acting chairman.She also lambasted the main opposition political party for dropping section 7 from its charter.”What will the party that accepts corruption as policy or support it in its charter, and accepts a corrupt leader work for the wellbeing of people? They [its leaders] can commit only plundering, killing people and corruption,” he said at his valedictory speech in the 19th session of the current Parliament.Hasina said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia might guess before the court’s judgment that she would go to the jail and dropped the section 7 from BNP’s charter to pave the way for corrupt and convicts to hold her party posts.”This means BNP has accepted corruption and a convict as its leader,” she said.Immediately after a person (Khaleda Zia) landed in jail after being convicted, another person (Tarique Rahman) was given the charge (of chairman of BNP), who is also a convict and doesn’t stay in the country. The fugitive convict who stays abroad taking asylum was given the charge of the party,” Hasina said.She said her arch enemy Khaleda Zia might have realised that everyone among those who can be given the charge is facing many graft cases. “All are corrupt and there’re cases against all.”Turning to cases filed against her during the caretaker government, she criticised caretaker government adviser Mainul Husein not mentioning his name.Pointing finger at him, Hasina said now a gentleman is talking tall talks. “He’s a very qualified person.”She said he mentioned in a TV talk-show that he is shocked as educated persons like him was called donkey [idiot] by Hasina in her remarks in parliament.Hasina alleged that this gentleman along with Bangabandhu’s killer Huda and Pasha formed a political party named Progotishil Ganotantrik Shakti in the 1980s and spent tens of thousands of money for the party.”What were the sources of that money? Now we have to hear talks about democracy from his mouth!” said Hasina.Before the formation of the last caretaker government, Hasina said, Mainul Husein had requested her so that he could be an adviser. “When we sent names for advisers, we also sent his name. But he arrested me first being the adviser and filed cases against me. He himself phoned me not to return home from abroad during the caretaker government,” she said.last_img read more

WATCH Post Santa Fe Shooting Aldine ISD Reviews Safety Precautions for New

first_img Share In the months following the shooting at Santa Fe High School, administrators at a nearby Houston school district are cautiously preparing for a new year.After a school shooting occurs somewhere in the country, it’s become regular procedure at Aldine ISD to review their safety measures and protocols, according to the district’s Assistant Superintendent of Administration Kenneth Knippel. While the Santa Fe shooting happened close to home, he says their increased attention on school safety was initially sparked by the shooting at Sandy Hook in 2012. Angeline AbreraThis story was reported by Angeline Abrera, a 2018 PBS NewsHour Gwen Ifill Legacy Fellow. She and two other high school students from around the country were selected this year, granting them hands-on learning experiences at their local PBS stations.The fellowship was created in honor of the late Gwen Ifill, an award winning journalist who passed away in November 2016.last_img read more