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THE GUIDE TO VIRTUAL REALITY

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Everything you ever wanted to know about headsets, Oculus, Magic Leap, and simulator sickness. ALL HAIL THE headset. Or, alternatively, all ignore the headset, because it’s gonna be a dismal failure anyway. That’s pretty much the conversation around virtual reality, a technology by which computer-aided stimuli create the immersive illusion of being somewhere else—and a topic on which middle ground […]

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Business app Slack valued at £5.6bn after latest fundraising

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The four-year old startup challenger to Microsoft and Google raises $472m from investors in latest fundraising round. Slack has raised $472m in its latest funding round, valuing the popular business messaging app at more than $7.1bn (£5.6bn). The San Francisco-based company, which was valued at $5.1bn almost a year ago, has raised more than $1.26bn […]

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The looming deluge of connected dildos is a security nightmare

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Just because the teledildonics patent has expired, sex tech companies shouldn’t rush to bring connectivity to their products   By NICOLE KOBIE Wednesday 22 August 2018 Long-distance lovers, rejoice! And despair. The recent expiration of a teledildonics patent means more sex toys will be able to connect remotely. But don’t go rushing in – security standards […]