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Submission The First Oculus Rift Has Rolled off the Production Line->

An anonymous reader writes: Oculus doesn't plan to launch their Rift VR headset until Q1 2016 but the company seems well on their way to making it a major rollout, rather than the trickle seen by many other companies bringing consumer products to the market for the first time. At Oculus' developer conference last week, key members of the Rift's design and manufacturing teams talked about the manufacturing process, going so far as to say that they'd already rolled the first unit off of the production line that will eventually be pumping the headsets out en masse. "On this first [manufacturing] build we actually outperformed many major companies out there," said Caitlin Kalinowski, Head of Product Design Engineering at Oculus.
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Submission Ancient volcanic collapse likely triggered 800-foot-high tsunami->

sciencehabit writes: An ancient landslide on an island volcano is providing a worrisome lesson about tsunamis, thanks to some geologic sleuthing. According to a new study in the Cape Verde archipelago, a landslide triggered a tsunami more than 800 feet high--powerful enough to push massive boulders on a neighboring island onto a high plateau. The scientists warn that although such events are extremely rare, they could also be devastating if they hit a populated coastal area.
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Submission Increasingly, U.S. IT workers are alleging discrimination->

An anonymous reader writes: Some U.S. IT workers who have been replaced with H-1B contractors are alleging discrimination and are going to court. They are doing so in increasing numbers. There are at least seven IT workers at Disney who are pursuing, or plan to pursue, federal and state discrimination administrative complaints over their layoffs. Separately, there are ongoing court cases alleging discrimination against two of the largest India-based IT services firms, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services. There may also be federal interest in examining the issue.
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Submission IBM Scientists Find New Way to Shrink Transistors->

MarcAuslander writes: In the semiconductor business, it is called the “red brick wall” — the limit of the industry’s ability to shrink transistors beyond a certain size.

On Thursday, however, IBM scientists reported that they now believe they see a path around the wall. Writing in the journal Science, a team at the company’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center said it has found a new way to make transistors from parallel rows of carbon nanotubes.

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Submission Jim carrey's Scientologist girlfriend on 'SRD' when she killed herself: friends->

An anonymous reader writes: two of her friends tell the Underground Bunker what the rest of the media hasn’t reported: That Cathriona (pronounced “Katrina”) was a Scientologist who took classes at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre, and was currently working on her “objectives” in the “Survival Rundown.”
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Submission iPhone 6S Screen Replacement Video Available Hours after Release->

An anonymous reader writes: Within hours of the iPhone 6S being available to the public has just released a full HD screen replacement video of how to fix the screen if you should break it. The video includes step by step removal and install directions for the screen replacement.

The entire video from start to finish is done in under 3 minutes. You may need to pause a few times for more detail but this is a simple video on the screen replacement steps.

  “We hope that people that purchased the new iPhone 6S enjoy it and take good care of it but accidents happen and when they do you can save money and fix the iPhone 6S screen yourself with our DIY video and parts” says Robert Stanley, founder of “Just like in the past the manufactures charge and outrageous amount of money for a simple repair. By following our video directions you can save money with just a few minutes of work”, explains Mr. Stanley

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