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Eagle-Eyed Viewers Got Surprise From Musk on Twitter

Tesla CEO accidentally tweeted out his phone number

(Newser) - Among the most famous phone numbers: 911, 867-5309 , 1-800-MATTRESS, and now … Elon Musk's cellphone digits. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO posted his personal number on Twitter Tuesday, apparently in error, as he tried to correspond with the chief technology officer of Oculus, Bloomberg reports. "Do you have... More »

Facebook Ordered to Pay $500M in Virtual Reality Case

It was sued for stealing trade secrets, but jury found company guilty on other counts

(Newser) - Facebook is going to have to cough up $500 million in real money for unlawfully using another company's virtual reality technology. A jury decided Wednesday that VR pioneer Oculus, which Facebook bought for $2 billion in 2014 , infringed copyright and trademarks when it used code from games maker Zenimax... More »

Oculus Rift Ushers In New Era of Virtual Reality

Much-hyped headsets begin arriving Monday

(Newser) - It's a big day for the world of virtual reality: The much-hyped Oculus Rift headsets—made by the Facebook-owned company Oculus—begin arriving on consumers' doorsteps.
  • Time runs down the basics, including cost. The headset itself is $599, but you'll also need a high-end PC. "All told,
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Facebook Drops $2B on Virtual Reality Pioneer

Oculus buy 'creeps out' game makers

(Newser) - Facebook has bought pioneering virtual-reality headset maker Oculus for $2 billion, and Mark Zuckerberg is pretty excited about it. The startup's immersive headset for video game developers has been a big hit, but Facebook appears ready to take virtual reality beyond gaming, Business Insider finds. "After games, we'... More »

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