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Xie, general manager of management and operations of Microsoft in China, speaks during the presentation of the Xbox One by Microsoft as part of ChinaJoy 2014 in ShanghaiBEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, which had been set for release on Tuesday, but the world's biggest software company said it would be released by the end of the year. Microsoft did not give a reason for the delay in a statement on Sunday. The delay is the latest in a series of setbacks for Microsoft in China, where it is under investigation for suspected anti-trust violations related to the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office. The Chinese government lifted a 2000 ban on gaming consoles earlier this year. ...


SoftBank Corp. Chief Executive Son attends a news conference in TokyoTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Corp said it expected a gain of about 500 billion yen ($4.6 billion) from Alibaba Group Holding's share listing in New York, where the Chinese e-commerce leader surged 38 percent on its first day of trade. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son also told CNBC that he would want to own more of Alibaba, although he reiterated that the Japanese mobile carrier and Internet media company was happy with the current 32 percent stake, which made it the Chinese company's biggest shareholder. Asked if he would like more of Alibaba, Son told CNBC on Friday: "Of course. ...


The Facebook logo is pictured at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo ParkLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's Oculus VR unit announced an upgraded prototype of its virtual reality headset that has higher resolution and built-in audio, but the company said it is not ready to sell a device to consumers. The new Crescent Bay device also is lighter than the most recent prototype of the Oculus Rift headset the company has made available to developers, Chief Executive Brendan Iribe said on Saturday at an Oculus developers conference in Hollywood. "This is not the consumer product," Iribe said. But he added that "it is much, much closer. ...


Oracle Corp CEO Ellison introduces the Oracle Database In-Memory during a launch event in Redwood ShoresBy Jeffrey Dastin and Sam Adams NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Larry Ellison sailed off on his yacht for good tomorrow, who would really run Oracle Corp ? Reuters asked a cast of Wall Streets analysts, and the verdict is dealmaker and finance guru Safra Catz. The question is on investors' minds after Ellison, 70, promoted both Catz and sales leader Mark Hurd to the CEO position on Thursday, while taking on the role of executive chairman and chief technology officer himself. The move appears to be the first stage of Ellison's gradual withdrawal. ...


FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Oliver Samwer, chief executive and co-founder of Rocket Internet is in a position to increase his stake in the German venture capital firm under a stock options program that will be part of its planned stock market listing, a German magazine report said on Saturday. Samwer stands to receive options that entitle him to buy 4.5 million shares, or about 4 percent of the current share capital, at an unspecified discount over the next five years, based on certain business performance targets, weekly WirtschaftsWoche said, citing a document it obtained. ...

Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba is joined by Alibaba executivesBy Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class. It was an auspicious debut for the Chinese e-commerce company, which was founded by Jack Ma in his apartment in 1999 and now accounts for 80 percent of online sales in China. ...


Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki Photokina shows the new company's new 150-600mm lens at Photokina.Under CEO Kazuto Yamaki, Sigma has helped transform the Japanese company so most of its revenue comes from higher-end products. Too bad about the camera business, though.>


A Spanish judge charged nine people with fraud Sunday for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking of a bank's card payments system. Judge Eloy Velasco of Spain's National ...

In this artist concept provided by NASA, the MAVEN spacecraft approaches Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere. When it arrives on Sunday Sept. 21, 2014, MAVEN's 442 million mile journey from Earth will culminate with a dramatic engine burn, pulling the spacecraft into an elliptical orbit. It's designed to circle the planet, not land. (AP Photo/NASA)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's show time at Mars.


In this framegrab provided by NASA, the SpaceX cargo ship lifts off, rocketing toward the International Space Station Sunday Sept. 21, 2014. The company launched its unmanned Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida, early Sunday aboard a Falcon rocket. It's carrying more than 5,000 pounds of station supplies for NASA, including a 3-D printer, the first one bound for orbit. (AP Photo/NASA TV)CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.


NYPD goes back to Twitter school after photo contest backfiresPolice departments around North America have gradually, if warily, come to embrace social media as a way of communicating with their communities. But things can quickly go awry on Facebook and Twitter, a lesson the New York Police Department learned in April when a photo contest designed to showcase friendly photos of citizens with police officers was taken over by images of police aggressively subduing people. A month after the #myNYPD fiasco, top NYPD officials have been taking courses in using Twitter effectively, the Wall Street Journal reports.


Getty Images releases free iOS app for browsing and sharing millions of imagesSix months after shifting its business model to embeddable photos, Getty Images has released an iOS app designed to help you browse and share its massive collection. The app, called Stream, lets you search Getty's archives to find images that you can legally share and embed for non-commercial purposes on blogs and social media. Or you can browse photo streams created by Getty editors in categories like news, sports, entertainment and "archival," which highlights photos of historical significance.


Oculus lets you tinker with the code and design of its first VR headset


The history of the Predator, the drone that changed the world (Q&A)Longtime Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle investigated the unmanned aircraft that gave the military the ability to attack targets from the other side of the world. He talked to CNET about the drone.>


New Oculus Rift prototype brings out the best in virtual reality


Pebble update adds emoji, compass, and better notifications for iOS2014 is the year of the emoji. Within the last year we've seen an emoji social network, emoji on Twitter, emoji music videos, and even an emoji city. And now, emoji is on your Pebble smartwatch. The feature comes as part of firmware 2.5,which you can install today. The new firmware also includes iOS 8 compatibility and a compass feature that lets developers create navigation apps of their own. In fact, there are already a couple to try, like Compass By Pebble and Where To? for iOS.


Oculus executives discussing VR's future at the company's first developer conference.At firm's first confab for developers who'll make games to run on its headset, execs discuss, among other things, the trickiness of the controllers that'll let players pick up and move objects.>


iPhone 6 review, Microsoft's investment in 'Minecraft' and other stories you might've missed


Watch Dave Chapelle and Jon Stewart do stand-up before they were superstarsThe legendary Just For Laughs comedy festival has just begun dumping 500 hours of comedy videos on YouTube — everything from young Jon Stewart to Chris Rock to the late Bill Hicks. The channel will post new videos three times a week, and is definitely worth checking back on. The festival's clips give a rare glimpse into the early days of today's top comedians, and some of the clips have never before been seen online.


Oculus wants a VR app store for every device you can think of


Ex-NBA star arrested for allegedly stealing from Apple storeRex Chapman, formerly a player and executive in the NBA, is accused of stealing $14,000 worth of merchandise from the Apple store in Scottsdale, Ariz.>


Owner"Crescent Bay" prototype promises a better display and new sensors to track player's movements while using the device.>


You can finally talk and use data simultaneously on new Verizon iPhonesEver since it lost the exclusive right to sell the iPhone in the United States in 2011, AT&T has touted a key advantage that its network has over Verizon's: the ability to talk on the phone while using data from another app simultaneously. While simultaneous voice and data became possible on Verizon once the company's 4G LTE network went live, hardware limitations on iPhone 5 prevented customers from being able to use it. More than three years later, Verizon iPhone customers will finally gain the same feature — as long as they're using one a new phone. ...


  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:27:15 -0400

FILE - In this March 19, 2014 file photo, Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco. Oculus, the virtual reality company acquired by Facebook earlier this year for $2 billion, is holding its first-ever developers conference and is expected to discuss the much-anticipated release of its VR headset for consumers. The two-day Oculus Connect conference begins Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.


Microsoft pushes back the Xbox One's launch in China


Man says he stood 44 hours in iPhone 6 line to win back wifeA Polish-born man in the UK says he split with his wife recently and getting an iPhone 6 might provide a path to getting her back.>


Oculus' new prototype is where VR should be right nowYou can finally walk around in virtual reality.


The Home Depot reportedly ignored warnings from its own cybersecurity team56 million credit cards were compromised in a recent hack on The Home Depot. Now, The New York Times is reporting that the company dismissed and largely ignored concerns put forth by security researchers as far back as 2008. Former members of the company's cybersecurity teams spoke to the Times, and said that The Home Depot was slow to respond to vulnerabilities, and shrugged off warnings that it would be easy prey for hackers.


Oculus announces new VR headset prototype: Crescent BayOculus has announced a new prototype called Crescent Bay, another step towards the consumer version of its virtual reality headset. "It's as big of a leap as we made from DK1 to DK2," says Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, referring to the first two versions of the Rift development kit. Thank god," says Iribe.


The next Oculus Rift headset is 'Crescent Bay' and sports built-in audio


Oklahoma loves pickles, and other revelations from Food Twitter analysisColorado loves watercress, Texas loves brisket and, perhaps most surprising, Oklahoma is obsessed with the pickle.


The 10 phones that fueled the big-screen revolution


Google is no longer forcing new users into making Google+ accountsGoogle has lifted its requirement that new Google users also create a Google+ account, Marketing Land reports. When you sign up for a Gmail, Google Docs, or other Google account, a new "No thanks" button lets you opt out of Google's social network. Creating a Google+ account was never that much of a pain anyway, but lifting the requirement signals that Google is less committed than it once was when it comes to force-feeding Google+ to its users.


The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.iPhone fans, you can still take advantage of carriers' hot deals, but see the new devices in person to ensure you're getting the right one, says CNET's Marguerite Reardon in this edition of Ask Maggie.>


Brad Kohlenberg, a business development engineer with Made In Space, looks over a 3-D printer identical to the one that will be transported to the International Space Station aboard the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. (AP Photo/John Raoux)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.


The Weekender: on Maker Faire, Beyoncé, and the birth of snackwaveWelcome back to The Weekender, and it's been quite a week. We went to Iceland to test the new iPhones and ate cricket flour in Canada. In short, things got a little weird around here. In a good way. We promise. Take this opportunity to look back on some of our best work and some good reads from around the web. Then check out the fascinating things you can do this weekend just to kick back. Enjoy. .mobile-layout .link { width: 15px; float: right; padding: 10px;} Do this World Maker Faire, New York



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