Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Oculus Quest Completes Company’s First-Gen Lineup’

Oculus Quest, the newly announced standalone 6DOF VR headset (ex-Project Santa Cruz), completely stole the show at this year’s Oculus Connect with the promise of offering some very Rift-like experiences in a mobile form-factor. There was a torrent of news surrounding the headset and its upcoming apps like SUPERHOT VR, but what seemed to fall through the cracks was the...

Lenovo Mirage Solo on Sale for $320 at Amazon US

Launched right on the heels of the Oculus Go earlier this summer, the Lenovo Mirage Solo, the company’s standalone Daydream headset, is currently selling for an $80 discount off the original $400 price tag on Amazon US. The headset, which includes inside-out positional tracking, is one of the first standalone VR headsets to accomplish six degrees of freedom (6DOF), and certainly the...

Digital currencies: The next paradigm shift for my money

Why do I need a bank account to hold, manage or spend money? I really shouldn’t have to pay fees and service charges, especially since my money — everyone’s money — is the gas in the bank’s lending engine. But if I don’t have a bank account, how do I pay my bills? I often use Apple Pay, Venmo...

Provost’s letter to the faculty about the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing

The following email was sent today to the MIT faculty from Provost Martin Schmidt. Dear colleagues, As I trust you have seen, this morning Rafael wrote to the community to announce the creation of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. This is an historic day for the Institute. The idea for the College emerged from a process of consultation the...

Letter to the MIT community regarding the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing

The following email was sent today to the MIT community by President L. Rafael Reif. To the members of the MIT community, The 2010 history, Becoming MIT: Moments of Decision, credits MIT’s record of rising impact to turning points when, responding to new challenges, MIT stayed true to its mission with a calculated change of course. Today, at a turning point of...

Crypto Livestream | What’s the cause of bitcoin’s spike?

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‘Rec Room’ Update Brings Multiplayer Bowling to Social VR App

Rec Room, the social VR app for PSVR, Rift, Vive, and Windows VR headsets, just got an update that a new activity to its list of games and multiplayer adventures. Dubbed ‘Lone Shoe Lanes’, users can get started now on perfecting their virtual bowling form. Up to six players can bowl at once, the company says in a Steam post,...

FAQ on the newly established MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing

This set of FAQs offers information about the founding of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, announced today, and its implications for the MIT community and beyond. General questions Q: What is MIT announcing today that’s new? A: Today MIT is announcing a $1 billion commitment to address the global opportunities and challenges presented by the ubiquity of computing —...

‘Astro Bot’ Ranked 5th Best PS4 Game of 2018, #1 PSVR Game of All Time

PSVR exclusive ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission has been making waves among critics and players alike since its release at the beginning of the month. The game now ranks among PS4’s top titles—VR or otherwise. Update (October 15th, 2018): It appears reviews are still rolling in, as Metacritic now puts ‘Astro Bot Rescure Mission’ as the 5th highest rated PS4 game. Based on...

MIT reshapes itself to shape the future

MIT today announced a new $1 billion commitment to address the global opportunities and challenges presented by the prevalence of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). The initiative marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the...