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Microsoft Store adds new Oculus Rift VR demos powered by Windows 10

Rock Band VR

Microsoft Store continues to make it easier than ever for customers to experience virtual reality by rolling out four new VR game demos on Oculus Rift, powered by Windows 10, this week. Customers can try new demos including one of the biggest exclusive games for Oculus Rift, Rock Band VR, as well as Fruit Ninja VR, Lumiere’s Dress Rehearsal and Robo Recall.

Rift and Windows 10 make it easy to step into new worlds and experience VR gaming like never before, while Oculus Touch motion controllers feel as natural as your own hands. Whether you’re rocking out onstage or mowing down waves of rogue robots, experience how powerful and interactive hands-on virtual reality can be. Microsoft Store is the destination to try these experiences before you buy, empowering you to find the game and hardware that’s right for you.

Check out the following Oculus Rift demo experiences available in select Microsoft Stores this week. Demos are free, with no appointment needed.*

Rock Band VR

Channel your inner rock star and let Rock Band VR transport you onstage to perform in front of a sold-out crowd. Interact with bandmates and shred on the stage with a Fender® Stratocaster® wireless guitar controller so you can craft unforgettable solos. Get Rock Band VR for free with purchase of Oculus Touch on microsoftstore.com, valid until April 5, 2017, or while supplies last.

Lumiere’s Dress Rehearsal

Lumiere’s Dress Rehearsal

Disney fans rejoice! Explore the fantastic world of Beauty and the Beast with Lumiere’s Dress Rehearsal— an interactive VR experience that puts you in the dining room of Beast’s enchanted castle as Lumiere prepares for a special feast in Belle’s honor.

Fruit Ninja VR

The Fruit Ninja phenomenon continues in a VR dojo.

The Fruit Ninja phenomenon continues in a VR dojo. Take your ninja skills to the next level by slicing, juggling and skewering fruit from all angles.

Robo Recall

Built from the ground up for Rift and Touch by Epic Games, Robo Recall is a brilliant, action-packed adventure with over-the-top arcade action.

Built from the ground up for Rift and Touch by Epic Games, Robo Recall is a brilliant, action-packed adventure with over-the-top arcade action.

Visit your local Microsoft Store today to get in on the new VR action! All games require an Oculus Rift headset, compatible PC and Oculus Touch controllers, available for purchase at Microsoft Store.

*Customers 18 years of age or older can participate in the experience. Customers ages 13 and older can participate with parent or guardian consent.

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Facebook Messenger now lets you privately share your Live Location for an hour

 Facebook Messenger wants to be an offline social gathering tool, not just an online chat app. Today it’s adding a new Live Location feature that lets you share your real-time location on a map for an hour within a private direct or group message thread. The recipients can then see an estimate of how long it would take you to reach them by car. “Live Location is super helpful… Read More
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Microsoft brings Cortana to the Android lock screen

 Following a series of beta trials, Microsoft officially announced this morning that it’s bringing its virtual assistant Cortana to the lock screen of Android devices. Initially, Microsoft had tested putting an overview of your day on the lock screen – offering information like the day’s weather, commute times, flight or meeting information, and more – where it could be… Read More

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The guy who started Android just teased the new phone he's building

Andy Rubin, the founder of Android who sold the smartphone operating system to Google, teased a new smartphone he’s working on through his stealthy startup on Twitter Monday.

Take a look:

Rubin, who left Google in 2014, is now the CEO of Essential, a startup that sources have told Business Insider plans to release a new high-end smartphone to compete with the iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy phones. The Essential phone is expected to launch this spring or summer.

Essential has also gathered a roster of notable executives from the smartphone world, from companies like Apple, Magic Leap, Samsung, and HTC. The company was expected to announce a major round of funding soon, but The Wall Street Journal reported last week that SoftBank backed out of a deal to invest $100 million.

SEE ALSO: Samsung plans to sell the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 again

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GameStop exec says the Nintendo Switch will have supply issues until 2018

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If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch, you may have to wait a whole lot longer.

Despite Nintendo reportedly doubling production from 8 million to 16 million over the next financial year, video game retailer GameStop has said it expects supply shortages until at least 2018. 

The retailer’s COO Tony Bartel explained during the company’s Q4 earnings call that they are struggling to keep stock on the shelves. 

“There’s tremendous demand for [the Switch] and we just don’t know how high it is because every time we get it out in our stores it’s literally gone,” Bartel said. 

He added that he anticipates GameStop will be “chasing supply this entire year,” including throughout the holiday season. 

For now, it seems like the only sure-fire way to get your hands on a Switch is by emptying your wallet on eBay, where sellers are fetching nearly twice the console’s MSRP. 

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The world's top 10 companies, ranked by reputation

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The luxury watch brand Rolex is the most reputable company in the world, according to the Reputation Institute’s annual rankings.

The Reputation Institute ranks companies according to the public’s perception of their success in seven areas: products and services, innovation, workplace, governance, citizenship, leadership, and performance.

The Swiss watchmaker topped the list in North America and Asia, while Lego came first in Europe and the Middle East, while Google was top in Latin America.

To compile the rankings, the Reputation Institute collected more than 240,000 ratings from 15 countries.

Scroll below to see the top 10

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10. Adidas. RepTrack Points: 77.3

2016 proved to be a good year for the German sportswear company, which beat earnings expectations to report net income of more than $1 billion.

The year was the first in its 2020 strategic plan, which put in place by CEO Kasper Rorsted, who wants the company to boost ecommerce sales, increase efficiency, and focus on company culture.

Adidas launched collaborations with celebrities including Kanye West, Pharrell, and Rita Ora to boost awareness of its brand.

9. Rolls-Royce Aerospace. RepTrack points: 77.7

Rolls-Royce is one of the few traditional manufacturing B2B companies in the ranking.

The company produces the engines for a number of commercial airliners, such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787.

The company is keen to work on new technologies too. This March it announced plans to invest in a R&D center in Finland to develop technology for autonomous shipping.

8. Intel. RepTrack points: 77.7

Intel became a staple in the technology industry as the leading manufacturer of chipsets for desktop and laptop computers.

Despite missing the mobile phone revolution, Intel is getting back on track. It was rumored Intel powered the iPhone 7. CEO Brian Krzanich has also said the company would be investing further in 5G and connectivity. The company kicked off 2017 with the $15.3 billion acquisition of the autonomous-driving company Mobileye.

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Skype for Business admins get tool to diagnose call problems

IT administrators who manage a fleet of Skype for Business users will have an easier time of diagnosing and fixing problems that may arise for them. Microsoft unveiled the beta of a new Call Analytics Dashboard on Monday, which is supposed to provide admins with a diagnosis of issues that users are having on a call.

There are several different issues that could arise and cause a degradation in call quality, which is why these analytics are helpful. If a user complains about a call only working intermittently, it can be hard to diagnose whether that’s an issue with their network connection, headset, Microsoft’s infrastructure, or something else.

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Microsoft's Docs.com is sharing dangerously sensitive personal files, information

If you use Microsoft’s Docs.com to store personal documents, stop reading this and make sure you aren’t inadvertently leaking your private information to the world.

Microsoft sets any documents uploaded to the document sharing site as public by default—though it appears that many users aren’t aware of it. That means anyone can search Docs.com for sensitive personal information that wasn’t manually set private. PCWorld found social security numbers, health insurance ID numbers, bank records, job applications, personal contact details, legal correspondence, and drivers license numbers with just a few minutes of searching.

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Windows 10 Tip: How to create your first Club and Looking for Group post

The Xbox app brings together your gaming world across Xbox One and Windows 10 devices; that includes your friends, your games, your achievements, your avatar, access to the Xbox and Windows Stores and more. You can easily stay connected to the Xbox Live community, view your Gamerscore leaderboard across devices, view your GameDVR clips, start Party chats, stream your favorite games from Xbox One to any Windows 10 PC in your home while using your Xbox Wireless controller and more.

Today, we’re going to show you how to get started creating your first Club and Looking for Group posts in the Xbox app:

Clubs are online meeting places created by the Xbox community for people to play and socialize. Join clubs that interest you, or create a new club from scratch.

To start a Club:

To get started, open the Xbox app and click on the Clubs icon on the left-hand menu.  From here, you can view and post to the clubs that you already belong to, search for new clubs to join, or create a club of your own.

To get started, open the Xbox app and click on the Clubs icon on the left-hand menu. From here, you can view and post to the clubs that you already belong to, search for new clubs to join, or create a club of your own. Select “Create a club,” then choose the type of club you want to create: public, private or hidden. Name your club and select Continue. Then, select Create club.

Select “Create a club,” then choose the type of club you want to create: public, private or hidden. Name your club and select Continue. Then, select Create club.

Once you’ve created your club, give it some personality. Add a background, choose a profile pic, and make other customizations that’ll show the Xbox community what your club is all about.

Once you’ve created your club, give it some personality. Add a background, choose a profile pic, and make other customizations that’ll show the Xbox community what your club is all about.

To create a Looking for Group post:

Think of Looking for Group as a “players wanted” bulletin board—a way to help you find players on Xbox Live with similar goals and interests. Browse posts created by the Xbox community, or try creating your own post.

Start by opening the Xbox app on your Windows 10 PC, select Parties from the right-hand menu, then select Looking for Group.

Start by opening the Xbox app on your Windows 10 PC, select Parties from the right-hand menu, then select Looking for Group. Select a game from the list (this takes you to its game hub). Then, select Create post.

Select a game from the list (this takes you to its game hub). Then, select Create post.

Add tags and a description, then adjust the details, such as the number of players needed. You can schedule a time to gather by adjusting Day and Party start time, or if you want to gather people into a party right away, select Now. When you’re done, select Post.

Add tags and a description, then adjust the details, such as the number of players needed. You can schedule a time to gather by adjusting Day and Party start time, or if you want to gather people into a party right away, select Now. When you’re done, select Post.

Looking for Group posts can also be created within a club – just go to the Looking for Group section of a club and follow the steps above to create a new post.

Have a great week!

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Trump is tapping Chris Christie to tackle the opioid epidemic — here's a fix scientists hope he'll explore (NKTR)

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So far, most of our nation’s solutions to the deadly opioid epidemic have focused on making the drugs harder to get.

In a sign that he’s continuing that effort, President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Monday a new White House Office of American Innovation which includes an official commission dedicated to tackling the opioid epidemic. It’ll be led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has previously singed legislation designed to limit opioid access.

Here’s the problem: Efforts like these may not be working fast enough, and may also make it harder for some chronic pain patients to get the medications they need.

The real solution, then, may not be simply curbing opioid access. Instead, it may rely on creating new opioids that aren’t addictive in the first place. A handful of scientists believe this is the answer and are hard at work trying to make these drugs a reality. Unlike traditional opioids, which provide powerful pain relief and send a heady message of euphoria to the brain, these drugs are designed to give patients the same relief without an accompanying high.

San Francisco-based pharmaceutical company Nektar Therapeutics last week came out with some promising study results for one such drug, called NKTR-181. It enters the brain too slowly to trigger a euphoric high but still appears to deliver the potent pain relief people want.

“We’ve reinvented the opioid molecule,” Dr. Stephen K. Doberstein, Nektar’s senior vice president and chief scientific officer, told Business Insider.

The first new opioid in a quarter century

utah opioidsWhile drugs like oxycodone provide powerful pain relief to the body, they also deliver a heady sensation of euphoria to the brain. This can be addictive in people whose brain chemistry is primed for addiction. Nektar’s new drug candidate would not cause any such high, at least according to several preliminary, yet promising, study results, the most recent of which was released last week.

“Our answer … to the question of whether we’re causing euphoria or not is emphatically no,” says Doberstein.

Nektar isn’t alone in its quest to create a high-free opioid.

Epiodyne, a company started by a research team at the University of San Francisco’s School of Pharmacy, is designing a pain drug that wouldn’t trigger a surge in dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that is involved in emotions like desire and pleasure. Other companies have also been showing an interest in such research as opioid overdose deaths continue to spike.

Still, the vast majority of development has gone into making so-called “abuse deterrent” drug formulations — pills designed to be impossible to melt down and inject or smash and snort. Since 2010, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a handful of these pills, and 30 more are currently in development.

“Everyone just wants to figure out how to lock it up in a pill better,” Doberstein said.

But there’s little evidence that those deterrents alone can stem the tide of overdose deaths. Promoting abuse-resistant drugs could encourage doctors to continue overprescribing them. And most of the new pills can still be abused when swallowed.

“I am not convinced that we can engineer our way out of this epidemic, and I would caution against over-relying on abuse-deterrent formulations to do so,” Dr. Caleb Alexander, an associate professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins, told the Associated Press last year.

That’s where the scientists designing the new generation of opioids hope to come in.

“Our goal here is to have a safe and effective medicine that doctors and patients can feel confident that they’re not going to get high from,” says Doberstein.

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