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Facebook Announces Oculus Go, a $199 Standalone VR Headset

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Oculus was started as a PC-focused virtual reality platform before Facebook acquired the company, but it has since ventured into mobile VR with the Samsung Gear VR partnership. Now, Oculus is preparing its first all-in-one VR headset known as the Oculus Go. It’s coming to a face near you next year for a mere $ 199. Oculus is positioning the Go as an easier way to get into VR, which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hopes…

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Nicola Sturgeon announces Scottish energy firm

The Scottish government is to set up a publicly-owned, not-for-profit energy company, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. The SNP leader told the party’s conference that the company will sell energy to customers at “as close to cost price as possible”. Ms Sturgeon said it would be set up by 2021, and would give people – particularly on low incomes – more choice of which supplier to use. She also said the SNP will “always make the case for independence”. And while the Scottish government has delayed plans for a second independence…

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Scottish government announces mental health funding boost

Mental health services are to be boosted by £500,000 of extra funding, the Scottish government has announced. The funding comes on top of the existing £1,125,000 allocated to NHS 24 for mental health. It will be used to improve the services offered to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety, The number of people contacting NHS 24’s mental health line has more than doubled over the past decade, rising from 38,000 in 2006 to 87,000 in 2016. NHS 24 services support those who need unscheduled care but do not need…

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Salim Mehajer announces new wedding business venture

He once labelled his own lavish ceremony “Australia’s best wedding”, and now former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has announced a new business venture in the same sector. In true Mehajer fashion, the 31-year-old unveiled his “Wedding and Event Planning” business to his 187,000 Instagram followers overnight, telling them that it had finally come into fruition after more than a year of “making, ‘thinking and planning’”. Salim Mehajer during his lavish wedding, which caused a storm of protest.  Photo: Supplied “Whilst we are all very occupied with our day to…

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BBC announces sweeping pay reviews after star salary row

The BBC has outlined three wide-ranging reviews into equal pay following a furore over its star salaries this summer. Director general Tony Hall has commissioned a report on the gender pay gap among staff and a separate audit covering other aspects of equal pay. There will also be a review of pay and diversity among on-air stars. In response, female BBC presenters have demanded “real change” before the end of the year. In July, the BBC was criticised after it was revealed that its best-paid presenters were mainly white and…

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