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Quest Content was sold for $5million by Oculus in the first two week sale

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Quest Content was sold for $5million by Oculus in the first two week sale

The Oculus Quest standalone VR headset of Facebook was released recently. Andrew Bosworth, who is the VP of AR/VR has said that the company is going to sell the content of the device with a very specific amount.

At the Code conference of Vox Media, the exec has declared about the details in the first two weeks. It was almost $5 million for content sales. The details of the sale were not clearly uncovered. Facebook never shares its sales data on its VR products.

The headset, which worth’s $399 does not need any kind of PC or phone to operate.  It also has the feature of positional tracking like higher end PC headsets which was also seen before with the high-end PC headsets. 50 titles were available for download at the launch of the company’s store. It also has a mixture of games and titles which has the price of $30.

Companies in the VR industry along with Facebook has decided to reveal their sale history because recently they are going through a huge success. Facebook has already gone through different marketing strategies and they were very firmly standing on that fact that they will also witness success very soon.

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Osmo ends up releasing an iPad learning kit for all preschoolers

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Osmo ends up releasing an iPad learning kit for all preschoolers

Osmo has come out with a Little Genius Starter Kid only for kids whose age is between 3 years and 5 years. This is now the perfect alternative for the parents to let their toddler play more Sesame Street reruns.

The company Osmo which is based on Edtech has finally ended up launching a Little Genius Starter Kids which is designed specifically for kids below 5 years. This kit contains four games which are very interactive. The main aim of this is to teach all the young kinds of different alphabets without putting any pressure on them. This kit is very creative and will be helpful for a kid in the long run.

Osmo is one of those companies which has made a name for itself in the market by making special kits which help kids become a coder just with the help of an iPad. The starter kit for kids of 3 years till 5 years basically stress in teaching children different spellings and arithmetic. This kit is specifically aimed at all the young kids who are present here.

This starter kit is very compatible with the iPad and once the application is installed in the iPad, it becomes a game for the kids because of the display which is available. One of the popular games in this kit is the game of shapes where kids have to watch and draw the shapes on the iPad giving them the idea about the shapes available and what is it called.

Osmo says its system combines the “hands-on play” approach favored by educational theorists Friedrich Froebel and Maria Montessori with advanced computer vision. A spokesperson from Osmo said:

 “We have worked really hard on this project and it is expected that this will be one of the most successful projects in the recent times because of the response we are getting from people who are using it on their daily life.”

This kit is now available on Amazon at just $79 which is affordable and very useful for people who have kids between the age of 3 and 5 years

 

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Microsoft has banned Slack for employees and discourages using Google Docs and AWS internally

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Microsoft has banned Slack for employees and discourages using Google Docs and AWS internally

Microsoft has currently blocked its employees from using the free version of Slack. The company is reported to have taken this step due to security issues.

The company has also made a list of services and software that are prohibited for its employees to use. This also includes Google Docs and Amazon Web Services. As reported by Verge on Saturday, the company is discouraging its employees from using the services of the giant companies.

According to the company:

“Slack free, Slack standard and Slack plus versions do not provide required controls to properly protect Microsoft Intellectual Property (IP)”

and hence it advises that staff should use its internally developed software instead.’

“Existing users of these solutions should migrate chat history and files related to Microsoft business to Microsoft teams, which offers the same features and integrated Office 365 apps, calling and meeting functionality.”

“Slack Enterprise Grid version complies with Microsoft security requirements, however, we encourage the use of Microsoft teams rather than a competitive software.”

Microsoft is competing against Slack. The messaging service has recently launched integrations and apps for Slack and Office 365 in order to bridge the gap. The company has also introduced its free version of Teams in order to compete aggressively with Slack earlier this year.

According to the document, Google Docs and Amazon Web Services are directly in competition with Microsoft’s Azure cloud and Office 365. They have discouraged their employees to use these services and requires a business justification.

Other than this software, the company has also put a banned on Grammarly because the office add-in and browser extensions cannot be used on the Microsoft network. That’s because they are able to gain Information Rights Management protected content within documents and emails.

Even GitHub’s cloud version is also discouraged by the company for security reasons. This is mainly done for highly secretive types of specs, information or code.

Microsoft has prohibited the use of all these apps and software for security reasons. Employees are encouraged to use in-house software for their work.

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A new camera from Hasseblad is a tiny, beautiful throwback to history

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A new camera from Hasseblad is a tiny, beautiful throwback to history

While the future of cameras is moulded by mirror fewer models, the past of cameras is occupied by medium format models. Hasselblad happens to be one of the leading companies. The company has come up with its new digital camera with lenses going back to the 50s. The tiny 907x camera body is a beautiful throwback to history.

As announced today, the new systems are going to be different from what most people are used to. Interchangeable lens systems such as Nikon and Canon and mirrorless cameras from Fuji and Olympus are known to come with two parts. This includes the body and the lens.

Hasselblad too manufactures such cameras. But the best out of the lot is definitely the CFV II digital black and 907x camera body.

Unlike DSLR cameras, digital backs are known to have giant sensors. They make use of medium format film. However, they do require a camera unit for the heavy lifting of parsing of the pixels.

The best thing about these cameras is that you can attach a modern camera unit and back to a lens that is decade old. Also, you can use a modern lens. But the main fun of these cameras is using the lens from the distant past. Using these cameras you can shoot in ways that were only seen in the past.

The system launched by Hasselblad today is a compact one. It packs all the processing power in an enclosure which is as big as the lens. The system comes with a high-resolution touchscreen on the back that flips out 45 and 90-degree angles. This allows you to take shots from top-down or from an angle preferred in the old days. This may bring in a bit of nostalgia from the past.

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