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Facebook Messages Inscribed on Internal Components Through Virtual Reality

Rift S features the same integrated audio system as Oculus Quest and Oculus Go, with a headphone jack that lets one use their own favourite headphones.

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Built on the Rift platform, the new VR headset combines the built-in Oculus Insight tracking technology with the power of PC. Pixabay

Facebook has accidentally shipped thousands of virtual reality (VR) controllers with “easter egg” messages inscribed on internal components.

The messages on VR units have phrases like “This Space For Rent” and “The Masons Were Here,” and some of the developer units have “Hi iFixit! We See You!” and “Big Brother Is Watching” inscribed internally, admitted Nate Mitchell, Facebook head of VR product.

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Facebook is set to launch two new VR products — the $399 standalone Oculus VR system and the $399 PC-tethered Oculus Rift S. VOA

“Unfortunately, some ‘easter egg’ labels meant for prototypes accidentally made it onto the internal hardware for tens of thousands of Touch controllers,” Mitchell tweeted on Friday.

“While I appreciate easter eggs, these were inappropriate and should have been removed. The integrity and functionality of the hardware were not compromised, and we’ve fixed our process to prevent it’s happening again,” said Mitchell, the co-founder of Oculus, the Facebook-owned VR company.

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Facebook has accidentally shipped thousands of virtual reality (VR) controllers with “easter egg” messages inscribed on internal components. Pixabay

Facebook is set to launch two new VR products — the $399 standalone Oculus VR system and the $399 PC-tethered Oculus Rift S.

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Built on the Rift platform, the new VR headset combines the built-in Oculus Insight tracking technology with the power of PC. Rift S features the same integrated audio system as Oculus Quest and Oculus Go, with a headphone jack that lets one use their own favourite headphones. (IANS)

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Twitter Rolls Out Emoji Reactions For Direct Messages

The official @Twitter account teased the feature sharing the string of emoji that will be available once the feature is live

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The latest feature includes seven new reactions and one can add an emoji reaction to any type of Direct Message be it text or media attachments. Pixabay

Micro blogging site Twitter on Thursday rolled out new emoji reactions for Direct Messages to all users on the web, iOS and Android.

It is similar to the functionality that Facebook added to Messenger back in 2017, which enables users to allocate an emoji response to each specific message.

The official @Twitter account teased the feature sharing the string of emoji that will be available once the feature is live.

To add an emoji reaction, hover over the message and click/tap on the heart button called a ‘reaction button’.

A user can also double-tap on the message and select an emoji reaction after the pop-up.

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Micro blogging site Twitter on Thursday rolled out new emoji reactions for Direct Messages to all users on the web, iOS and Android. Pixabay

“Say more with new emoji reactions for Direct Messages. To add a reaction, click the icon that appears when you hover over the message on web or double tap the message on mobile and select an emoji from the pop-up,” the company said in a tweet.

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The latest feature includes seven new reactions and one can add an emoji reaction to any type of Direct Message be it text or media attachments. (IANS)