Facebook Buys Studio Behind Hit VR Game Beat Saber

Facebook Buys Studio Behind Hit VR Game Beat Saber

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Beat Games will continue to ship content and updates for "Beat Saber" on platforms where it is already available. Facebook-owned Oculus on Tuesday said it is buying the studio behind hit virtual reality game Beat Saber as it looks to expand VR technology to wider audiences. Oculus, which makes Rift and Quest VR headgear, did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire Prague-based Beat Games. "Beat Games is joining us in our quest to bring VR to more people around the world," Oculus director of augmented and virtual reality content Mike Verdu said in a blog post. "Beat Games' accomplishments are already impressive, but Facebook and the Beat Games team know that there is so much more that can be done across VR, games, and music." Verdu assured players that the studio would…
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How Intel Makes a Chip

How Intel Makes a Chip

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The development of a microprocessor is one of the riskiest, costliest, and most technically complex feats in business. Inside Intel's Chip Factory Before entering the cleanroom in D1D, as Intel calls its 17 million-cubic-foot microprocessor factory in Hillsboro, Oregon, it’s a good idea to carefully wash your hands and face. You should probably also empty your bladder. There are no bathrooms in the cleanroom. Makeup, perfume, and cosmetics are forbidden. Writing instruments are allowed, as long as they’re special sterile pens; paper, which sheds microscopic particles, is absolutely banned. If you want to write on something, you’ll have to use what is known in the industry as “high-performance documentation material,” a paperlike product that doesn’t release fibers. After you put on a hairnet, your next stop is the gowning station,…
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5 “Star Wars” Food Gifts Any Kitchen Jedi Would Love

5 “Star Wars” Food Gifts Any Kitchen Jedi Would Love

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Love them, you will. If you love Star Wars—like, can quote every movie from memory and still come up with a solid defense for Hayden Christensen's role as teen-angst Anakin Skywalker—you better believe you'll be inundated with all kinds of George Lucas-approved presents this holiday season. With all that's out there (and some of it's truly out there), it can be easy for a Rogue One to go off the rails, getting you the kind of gift they'll expect to see proudly displayed in your home ... that you really, truly wish they didn't buy you. Nudge them away from the dark side with these awesomely geeky gifts for your kitchen. 1. Death Star Waffle Maker Just like the Death Star was destroyed in a single shot, you'll devour these…
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