Sources tell Marc Gurman from Bloomberg that Facebook will release a $200 Wireless Oculus VR Headset next year. The device, code-named Pacific will look like the Rift, but will reportedly be lighter and have better graphics than the Samsung Gear VR headset since it will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor.
Engadget's Devindra Hardiwar's sources say Amazon is working on a competitor to Apple's yet-to-be released HomePod. The upgraded Amazon Echo will reportedly feature a cloth covering, better sound, and an improved microphone.
Axios reports that Dev Bootcamp, one of the first coding schools, is going under. The school was founded in 2012 in San Francisco and acquired by test prep company Kaplan in 2014. In a Facebook post, Dev Bootcamp, which had grown to locations in 6 cities, wrote that its business model was unsustainable.
Mikah Sargent from iMore joins us to discuss all these stories, plus the science behind a battery-free cell phone, what Apple plans to do with lasers in the new iPhone, and how to create a smart home on a budget.
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