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Facebook plans to invest $3bn in virtual reality

Facebook plans to invest $3bn in virtual reality

Foreseeing virtual reality (VR) as a future computing platform, Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook has decided to make a multi-billion investment in VR over the next decade.

Mr. Zuckerberg, chief executive of the popular social-networking platform, recently announced that the company has decided to invest $3 billion in VR to bring virtual reality to the masses.

Apple’s next MacBooks will have Kaby Lake processor, more RAM: analyst predicts

Apple’s next MacBooks will have Kaby Lake processor, more RAM: analyst predicts

Apple's new MacBooks will come equipped with Intel's powerful Kaby Lake processors as well as offer more RAM in the fifteen-inch model, a well-known Apple analyst said in a newly issued note.

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities in Taiwan, said in the note that Apple would upgrade this year's MacBooks with the Kaby Lake processors and 32 gigabytes of RAM.

Samsung Note 7’s battery reportedly caused fires in the device

Samsung Note 7’s battery reportedly caused fires in the device

South Korean electronics giant Samsung's investigation into what caused many Galaxy Note 7s to explode and catch fire has indicated that the battery was the main culprit, according to emerging media reports.

Citing an anonymous person familiar with the matter, several media outlets also reported that Samsung will likely officially announce the results of its investigation on January 23rd, a day before announcing its fourth-quarter results.

Samsung apparently leaks Galaxy S8

Samsung apparently leaks Galaxy S8

Electronics giant Samsung recently released two different adverts showing off its new AMOLED displays, but the real star of the show is a mysterious smartphone that showed up in both adverts. The unique design of the mysterious device prompted many to predict that it might be the Galaxy S8.

Samsung hasn't yet officially announced the Galaxy S8, but the company is widely expected to introduce the eagerly-awaited smartphone sometime in spring this year.

Consumer Reports recommends MacBook Pro laptops after software update

Consumer Reports recommends MacBook Pro laptops after software update

In an update to its original MacBook Pro evaluation, Consumer Reports has recommended laptops running a macOS 10.12.3 beta as the battery life issue has been fixed.

Consumer Reports recommended MacBook Pro laptops after finishing retesting of the laptops following software update by Apple, the Cupertino-based manufacturer of the machines.

PC sales decline for fifth year in a row

PC sales decline for fifth year in a row

Sales of desktop and laptop computers slipped for the fifth consecutive year in 2016, marking a continued decline in the market since 2012, two market trackers reported.

According to Gartner, shipments of personal computers slipped 6.2 per cent year over year in 2016. Internation Data Corporation pegged total PC shipments at 260 million, suggesting a decline of 5.7 per cent from the previous year.

Zuckerberg & his wife trying to build political muscle for philanthropic causes

Zuckerberg & his wife trying to build political muscle for philanthropic causes

Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan, who have pledged to put their huge wealth toward philanthropic causes, have hired a top political operative to build political muscle for their philanthropic work.

In 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability company to carry out charitable efforts. Now, they have hired David Plouffe, who managed President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, as president of policy and advocacy for the non-profit.

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