Facebook is buying Oculus VR and why that is so scary

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About two years ago we all started hearing about this thing the Oculus Rift. It was really the greatest looking virtual reality experience since sliced bread, or at least there was the promise that it was going to be. The VR headset invented primarily by Palmer Lucky had a Kickstarter that went bonkers because the thing looked so great. Over the last couple years gamers had been looking and anticipating and salivating and creaming their pants over the Rift until today, when it was announced that Facebook was buying Oculus VR for $2 billion. It’s a lot of money for sure, and even somewhat understandable, but god what a let down.

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Apple’s new iPad mini with Retina

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By Andrew Levy

At Apple’s remarkably predictable event today, Tim Cook and pals announced the company’s new line of iPads.We had been expecting a refresh of one of the most successful consumer electronics for some time now, so this news did not really come as a surprise.

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Apple Special Event Hub

You didn’t think we’d be back, but we are! We wouldn’t leave you standing in the cold and the rain. It’s been a month hiatus, but The Techfast Club has officially returned. We are here today just in time for Apple’s special event, likely covering new iPads, new Macs, and hopefully a lot more. For all the latest news and analysis come to this page. We’re glad to be back!

Andrew & Kyle

New iPad mini

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Apple iPhone Event Hub

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Tomorrow (9/16) is Apple’s iPhone event in San Francisco. We are expecting the iPhone 5s, the rumored iPhone 5c, and potentially much more including an updated Apple TV. Stick with us for all the latest and most current news and information. We’ll be posting everything here on the Apple iPhone Event Hub for your convenience. The event starts at 10am PST and there is a lot to look forward to, stay right here.

Apple announces the iPhone 5c

iPhone 5S – New processor, camera, fingerprint sensor

iPhone 5s and 5c available for preorder tomorrow and in stores Friday Sept. 20th

Steve Ballmer retiring within the year

Business Leaders Gather In Detroit For The National Business Summit

By Andrew Levy

In an email to the entire Microsoft team Steve Ballmer officially stated that he will be leaving the company within 12 months. Since Bill Gates’ departure as CEO and Ballmer’s accession to the position in 2000, the Redmond based tech giant has been through a lot including the outrageous success of Windows XP and the not as successful Windows Phone venture.

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Xbox One Will Launch With 23 Confirmed Titles

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By Kyle Romain

As we draw closer and closer to the November release date of the new Xbox One, gamers have been getting antsy to know just which titles they will be able to play on day one. That wait is over for Xbox hopefuls, with Microsoft unveiling their list of Xbox One launch titles today at Gamescom.

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ZTE Open to be First Firefox Phone Available in US & UK

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By Kyle Romain

We’ve already heard about the ZTE Open, the new Firefox OS phone, which was expected for developing markets. The phone, which runs Firefox’s own in-house OS, has relatively weak internals, a subpar 3.5-inch HVGA display, and not a whole lot else. The point of all of this was to cut costs and deliver a reasonably-priced smartphone that would likely be sold outside of the US, and ZTE has delivered with the price being revealed today.

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