HTC Vive vs Oculus Rift: which VR headset is better?

HTC Vive or Oculus Rift? That’s the question facing many shoppers who want to jump into virtual reality (VR), and for most it boils down to this question: which VR headset is better? The answer ultimately depends on a range of different factors – from the types of immersive experiences you’re looking for to the amount of cash you’re willing to spend. Each headset has its own set of pros and cons, as well as different price points. [Update: HTC unveiled a brand-new headset in early 2018, called the HTC Vive Pro. This upgraded headset features a 78% resolution boost over the original HTC Vive, plus built-in audio. The new… Read More

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An Amazon-backed AI company is behind this hilarious fake Coachella lineup filled with bands you’ve probably never heard of (AMZN)

A fake Coachella poster that went viral after its publication Tuesday was generated by artificial intelligence. The neural network and poster came out of Botnik Studios, an Amazon Alexa Accelerator graduate which uses computer systems to make art. The neural network generated the list after being fed a bunch of real band names, including the names of every band ever written about on Pitchfork. The fake band names are hilarious, but it wasn’t all the AI’s doing. Humans at Botnik handpicked the best phrases out of a collection of generated band names ranging from realistic to gibberish. A sense of humor may be one of the last things that distinguishes… Read More

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European VC firm DN Capital closes new €200M fund to invest at seed and Series A-stage

At roughly 17 years old, DN Capital is one of Europe’s oldest venture capital firms, albeit one that, by its own admission, has retained its scrappy roots and a certain kind of reputation to go with it. The VC hasn’t gone without success either, most recently seeing portfolio company Shazam exit to Apple in a reported $400 million deal, apt timing for the announcement of DN… Read More …read more Source:: TechCrunch

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Shazam investor DN Capital has raised €200 million for its new fund

Shazam and Purplebricks investor DN Capital has raised €200 million for its fourth fund, targeted at early stage startups in the UK, Western Europe, and the US. Like rival fund Balderton Capital, DN Capital has bucked a post-Brexit trend and secured funding from the European Investment Fund. CEO Nenad Marovac believes post-Brexit uncertainty is bad for the tech sector and thinks it will probably discourage talent from coming to the UK. London-based venture capital firm DN Capital has raised €200 million (£175 million, $248 million) for its fourth investment fund, targeted at early-stage startups. The fund is DN Capital’s biggest to date, with money from a mix of institutional investors,… Read More

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