Welcome back to another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. If you’re new to this website, this is a weekly roundup of the week’s technology news stories. This includes some stories that you might have missed.
Of course the big story this week was Oculus connect which is a conference which Oculus holds once a year. First of all, there is a new standalone virtual reality headset called the Oculus Go. This headset does not have to be tethered to a phone or a computer. It will be released in early 2018 and will set you back $199 (approximately £150 but I realistically think that it will be priced at £199 if it’s released in the UK).
Additionally, the Oculus Rift headset has also dropped in price. It was previously £499 and has now dropped to £399. It’s clear that Oculus is also doing its part to try and make VR more accessible to everyone.
Oculus also teased a wireless virtual reality headset codenamed Santa Cruz. They talked about the fact that they now have controllers working in conjunction with the headset. You can check out a video showing some of the work going into santa cruz above.
Let’s take a look at some of the other news of the week. Amazon have also been in the news this week. They have released a new version of the Kindle E-reader. It’s got a 7″ screen and Wi-Fi as standard. The Kindle Oasis e-reader is available right now and you can pick up one for £229.99 from Amazon UK(affiliate link) with 8GB of storage. You can also pick up the Kindle Oasis e-reader with 32GB of storage for £259.99(affiliate link). Last but not least there is a Kindle Oasis e-reader with 32GB of storage and 3G connectivity priced at £319.99(affiliate link).
The humble bundle website is a store where you can buy games and part of your purchase can go to a charity of your choice(if you want). However, the folks at Humble Bundle recently announced (in a blog post) that they are going to be acquired by the media company known as IGN. Also in the blog post, they announced that they will keep their “own own office, culture, and amazing team with IGN helping us further our plans. We will raise even more money for charity”. At the time of publishing this article, no further details have been revealed. With that said, I think it means that at least for right now, Humble Bundle will continue to operate as they have been.
Credit reporting firm Equifax faced yet another breach this week. This time round, it was their website which was attacked and modified. When you went to a certain portion of their website, you would be redirected to a malicious website to download a fake version of Adobe’s Flash Player (which contained some malware).
That’s going to do it for this edition. What were your favourite stories from the week? Let me know in the comments.