Facebook's Oculus demos wireless VR headset and Samsung buys AI tech from Siri creatorsIn this week's news wrap, we get a glimpse into the future where good VR doesn't need to be tied to a computer. Meanwhile, Samsung picks up some tech that could make all of its products smarter.
This is cnet and here are the stories that matter right now. At Oculus Connect three, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Oculus is working on a stand alone virtual reality headset. The company already has a VR headset called the Oculus Rift, but it relies on a computer to power it. Zuckerberg showed a demo of the wireless Oculus VR headset, but that device is still in the prototype stage. [MUSIC] Google unveiled a bunch of new products including two new phones, the Pixel and the Pixel XL. The phones Feature a 5 inch screen and a 5.5 inch screen respectively. Google says that the rear camera on the Pixel series is the best camera on any smart phone. The phones will be on sale in Verizon stores and also sold unlocked at Google's online store. The Pixel starts at $649 and ships in late October. Samsung is purchasing Viv Labs, A company that is known for it's artificial intelligence platform. [MUSIC] The technology was create by the same people behind Apple's Siri. In demos, the Viv AI assistant was capable of handling a great number of inquiries using natural language. The CEO of Viv Lab says its technology will not be exclusive to Samsung products. And Viv Labs will be an independent subsidiary of Samsung. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET tech today app in the Apple App store.