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Apple and Meta headsets could face a big challenge: Sticker shock

Apple and Facebook parent Meta are expected to release mixed reality headsets in the coming year that could finally fulfill the industry’s promise to turn head-worn devices into the next big shift in personal computing. But there’s one major potential snag: sticker shock. The best-selling virtual reality headset, the Meta Quest 2, retails for $400 …

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Robinhood must face U.S. market manipulation claims over ‘meme stock’ rally, judge rules

The logo of Robinhood Markets, Inc. is seen at a pop-up event on Wall Street after the company’s IPO in New York City, U.S., July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 11 (Reuters) – Stock trading platform Robinhood Markets Inc (HOOD.O) must face market manipulation claims over …

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NYC visitor’s center goes to war with hot-dog vendor: ‘Why do you have to put it right in my face?’

This island isn’t big enough for the two of them. A hot dog cart vendor and the visitor’s center kiosk on Roosevelt Island have been jousting in a turf war all summer long over who should be allowed to sell cold drinks by the tramway station to day-tripping tourists. Now, with a heat wave causing …

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Danger ahead: The U.S. economy has yet to face its biggest recession challenge

A person removes the nozel from a pump at a gas station on July 29, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images You’d be hard-pressed now to find a recession in the rearview mirror. What’s down the road, though, is another story. There is no historical precedent to indicate that an …

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Huge, potentially disruptive sunspot will swing round to face Earth this weekend

A huge sunspot on the far side of the sun is set to face Earth this weekend, potentially lashing our planet with a geomagnetic storm.  The spot is so big it’s changing the way the sun vibrates, according to spaceweather.com. If the dark spot hurls a blob of plasma at Earth, it could disrupt our …

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‘A slap in the face’: Saudis spurn Biden’s request to boost oil output

President Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia was deemed a failure by analysts after oil-producing states announced Wednesday that they would boost output by just 100,000 barrels a day starting next month — a drop in the bucket compared to America’s vast energy needs. The Saudi-led Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies announced the modest increase in supply following …

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Warren Moon: Kyler Murray’s Cardinals study clause a ‘slap in the face to all African-American quarterbacks’

Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon chastised the “independent study” clause initially included in Kyler Murray’s contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals, chastising the language as a “slap in the face to all African-American quarterbacks.” Moon made the comment to TMZ for a story published on Sunday while discussing Murray’s $230 million extension that makes …

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