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Is Google's Project Fuchsia a Windows and Android Killer? (The 3:59, Ep. 96)

We also talk about virtual reality (again) and why Justin Bieber deleted his Instagram account.

Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
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Google's got something brewing.

The online search giant is working on something called Project Fuchsia, and no one really knows what it is. A description says it's an operating system for "modern" phones and computers, which is pretty vague. But theoretically, Google could be creating a new operating system to replace Microsoft's Windows, and even its own Android software.

We talk about how difficult it is to create a new OS and what the possibilities might be.

We also talk about Nvidia's new line of chips, and how that might get you to actually run virtual reality on your next laptop. It's a step in the right direction for VR, which got a little additional help from Minecraft coming to the Oculus system.

Lastly, we explain why Justin Bieber quit Instagram. Yes, we feel a little dirty about it.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng, Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

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Is Google's Project Fuchsia a Windows and Android Killer? (The 3:59 Ep. 96)


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