Oculus-Ready PC Bundles From ASUS, Alienware, Dell Pre-Sell For $1499 Next Week


 Oculus wants to make it easy to get everything you need to dive into virtual reality. Thanks to team-ups with ASUS, Alienware, and Dell, Oculus will open pre-sales of Oculus-ready PC bundles starting at $1499 on February 16th at 8am PST. Buying as a bundle gets people a $100 to $200 discount on the PCs. The bundles include an Oculus Rift, a gaming PC powerful enough to run it, motion sensors,… Read More Read more »

Timing Is Everything: Twitter Unveils First View Ads, Videos At The Top Of Your Timeline


 Twitter has been in the spotlight for the past several days over allegedly imminent (longstanding) plans to change the order of Tweets in your timeline. But while its CEO has confirmed there are no such plans for this week, Twitter is adding a new product in its advertising business that does underscore the fact that on Twitter, timing does count for a lot. Today Twitter is unveiling… Read More Read more »

Lulu, The App That Lets Women Rate Men, Acquired By Badoo


 Lulu, the once controversial mobile app that lets women anonymously review and rate men (something the startup calls ‘dating intelligence’), has been acquired by London-based dating platform Badoo. Read More Read more »

AWS Announces New Set Of Integrated Services Aimed At Game Developers


 AWS made several announcements today aimed squarely at moving the game developer community to its cloud platform. First of all, there’s Amazon Lumberyard, a 3D gaming development engine the company is offering for free with no costs for seat licenses, subscription costs or revenue sharing. For now, it works with console and PC games, but the plan is to offer virtual reality (VR)… Read More Read more »

PayPal’s Chief Technology Officer Resigns

 James Barrese, the chief technology officer of PayPal, will resign on April 1 and his position will be taken over by two people. The online payments giant disclosed the news in an SEC filing, where it was first spotted by ZDNet. Read More Read more »

Tribe Is A Nifty Walkie-Talkie App


 Meet Tribe, a new social app for iOS and Android that is going head-to-head against Taptalk, Snapchat and countless of other social messaging apps. Tribe is an interesting take on messaging thanks to its heavy focus on video and neat design. Read More Read more »

Cora Delivers Organic Cotton Tampons On Demand And In Style


 You can’t swing a bag of cats without hitting a new tampon startup. Whether it’s about scheduling deliveries or getting something sweet with the deal, startups are looking to disrupt the age-old feminine care industry with a number of twists and tricks. But Cora, a startup launching today, is looking to re-imagine the entire experience of buying and using tampons, from delivery… Read More Read more »

How Apple Can Improve Its Watch And Boost Sales

 Apple isn’t releasing exact sales numbers, but some expert digging has led many to believe that sales of the Apple Watch haven’t reached expectations since its launch in spring 2015. The company’s annual filing suggested it sold $1.7 billion worth in fiscal 2015, but compare that with the iPhone, which sold $32.2 billion worth in the fourth quarter alone. That’s a… Read More Read more »

How To Start Fresh And Stay Safe With A New Device


 The New Year signals the kickoff of the great gadget migration, when our once-beloved devices become hand-me-downs. Reusing perfectly good electronics is always better than trashing them, but it is important to take a few sensible, yet crucial precautions before passing on that smartphone, tablet or PC. Likewise, if you are the lucky recipient of someone else’s generous donation, there are… Read More Read more »

A Look Inside How ESPN Gets Ready For Super Bowl 50


 Before it’s made apparent by my remarks, I don’t know jack shit about football. I can watch a game with a Bud Light in hand and unassumingly make my way through a plate of snacks and know when the right time to yell at the ref or give a high five is, but eh it’s not my thing. What I was really interested in when I rolled into ESPN’s Marina Green mobile studio in San… Read More Read more »