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Facebook’s money causes an online Rift
Well, I won’t be purchasing Facebook’s newly acquired Oculus Rift headset. Frankly, I can live without a virtual reality iteration of bloody FarmVille or whatever ads Zuckerberg’s likely to throw at it.
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You’re not alone, Mike, Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has pulled out of creating a new version for the headset. There are people that are more positive about Facebook’s input, though…
This acquisition will make the Oculus Rift cheaper and more useful. It’s not going to lose focus on gaming, it will just do more.
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Turn to p9 for the full story on this exciting new virtual reality arms race.
BlackBerry upsets fans with legal stand
Instead of using its money in court, why doesn’t BlackBerry tighten security, or actually begin making better smartphones rather than empty threats? Dominique Sa mpan g via faceb ook
Androids come of age
The HTC One M8, with its brushed metal grey case, looks like a work of art. I struggled to think of a way HTC could improve on last year’s One, but it’s gone and done it. Along with the Sony Xperia Z2, Android has scrubbed up well.
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Head to p59 for a full review of the HTC One M8, plus a look at its biggest Android-powered competitor, the Galaxy S5.