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Can you use VR to find love? (The 3:59, Ep. 179)

On today's show, we look at virtual reality and online dating, Nintendo's bet on the wacky, tips to extend MacBook Pro battery life, and the new FCC chief.

Here's what one VR date would look like.


Love is in the air, and apparently in VR headsets, too.

On Valentine's Day, we're taking a look at our "It's Complicated" series about love in the age of technology. Romance has a new ring to it in 2017, like going on virtual-reality dates. It lets you go on dates in space, underwater and at concerts, all from the comfort of your own couch. Still though, I'm not interested until you can eat VR food.

Also on the podcast we chat about Nintendo's goal to get weird with the Switch, and we get to the bottom of how to prolong your MacBook Pro's battery life.

Finally, we have a profile of the new Federal Communications Commission chairman, Ajit Pai, who's expected to kill net neutrality. But, as one observer said, he'll do it "with a smile."

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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Can you use VR to find love? (The 3:59, Ep. 179)


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