Tech News March 27, 2014

  • Lens-Free Camera Sees Things Differently

    An itty-bitty camera could bring sight to the Internet of things.

    Patrick Gill is excited to show me a small, fuzzy-looking picture of the Mona Lisa, printed in black and white on a piece of paper. It’s not much to look at, literally, but it’s unmistakably her, with long dark hair and that mysterious smile.

  • What Zuckerberg Sees in Oculus Rift

    Facebook acquired Oculus Rift because it believes virtual reality could be the next big thing after mobile.

    Facebook moved quickly to acquire Oculus VR—creator of the forthcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality headset—for approximately $2 billion. Discussions between the two companies opened less than two weeks ago, according to Oculus VR’s CEO Brendan Irebe. “We locked ourselves in the Facebook HQ and just got the deal done really fast,” Irebe told the Wall Street Journal. “We don’t want to disrupt the team and go through months of negotiations.”

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