Facebook’s Infinite Office is a virtual office space for the WFH crowd

Facebook's Infinite Office is a virtual office space for the WFH crowd

A couple of years ago, Facebook announced Oculus for Business, a software suite for enterprise-grade VR. But today, at Facebook Connect, the company is introducing a new virtual office experience for the work-from-home crowd. It’s called Infinite Office, and it promises to make WFH a lot more immersive. With Infinite Office, you can put on … Read more

Masks are better defense against COVID-19 than vaccine

Masks are better defense against COVID-19 than vaccine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield said Wednesday that wearing a mask probably offers better protection against COVID-19 than will a vaccine. Redfield made the surprising remark to a Senate subcommittee, as the Defense Department on Wednesday unfurled plans to mass-distribute a vaccine as early as this year, in a key … Read more

Week 2 Fantasy Busts

Week 2 Fantasy Busts

I’ve been tasked to take a flamethrower to your optimism on a weekly basis, highlighting a handful of upcoming “busts” for the forthcoming slate of games. Let me be clear – I like fun, I prefer to focus on positives and, most of all, do not hate any of these players. I simply believe they … Read more

Disaster declaration issued for Oregon wildfires

Land and property at an intersection is scorched, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Blue River, Ore., eight days after the Holiday Farm Fire swept through the area's business district. More than 300 structures have been destroyed in the fire. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP, Pool)

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): 10 a.m. SALEM, Ore. — President Donald Trump has issued an emergency declaration for Oregon due to the deadly wildfires that have burned across the state and federal officials have also declared a public health emergency as dangerous, smoky conditions continue. The major disaster … Read more

Operation Warp Speed readies for vaccine as CDC tries to manage expectations

There are over 6.5 million cases in the U.S. (Graphic: David Foster/Yahoo Finance)

Operation Warp Speed is gearing up for widespread distribution of a potential vaccine, including with a state-by-state and community-specific guidelines — even as top public health officials say a widely-available inoculation likely won’t be ready for the general public before 2021. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shared its vaccine distribution strategy, … Read more

Facebook Connect 7: all the VR and AR news from the Oculus event

Facebook Connect 7: all the VR and AR news from the Oculus event

The seventh annual Facebook Connect — formerly Oculus Connect — covers virtual and augmented reality news from the social media giant. Held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced the Oculus Quest 2, a $299 successor to its standalone Quest VR headset, as well as a slate of new games and the retirement … Read more

Why Facebook thinks this is the only VR headset you need

Why Facebook thinks this is the only VR headset you need

Facebook has a bold new plan for bringing virtual reality to the masses. Facebook currently sells the Rift S to players who want a higher-end virtual reality experience powered by their gaming PC, alongside Oculus Quest, which is a less powerful, but standalone and portable, VR headset. But both products will be taken from the … Read more

Facebook’s first AR glasses are a research project called ‘Aria’

Facebook's first AR glasses are a research project called 'Aria'

Beyond thrilled to finally share a sneak peek of our Facebook partnership with Ray-Ban! Our first smart glasses will launch next year, and that’s just the beginning… The future will be a classic and it’s coming in 2021 😎 pic.twitter.com/l9992ZQGoy — Hugo Barra (@hbarra) September 16, 2020 “We’re envisioning a time when we have all … Read more