Readers with decent memories may remember early 2016, when Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima said the company was looking into the virtual reality space at an investor's briefing. Coming months before we had concrete details on the company's upcoming Switch, the statement set off industry alarm bells about Nintendo's potential future plans. A vague Nintendo patent for a head-mounted tablet holster that surfaced in late 2016 got the chatter going even further.
Fast forward to today, and it's increasingly clear that Nintendo has finished "looking" and has decided VR shouldn't be part of its plans for the time being. The latest evidence comes from a recent interview with Nintendo France General Manager Philippe Lavoué in French publication Les Numeriques. "If you look at VR headsets, I doubt they can appeal to the mainstream," Lavoué said in a translation of that interview. "Consumers are not patient with entertainment if you’re not able to deliver an all-inclusive package."
Lavoué goes on to downplay any need for Nintendo to invest in hardware capable of full 4K images, saying that the TV display technology has "not been adopted by the majority" and would therefore be a premature investment for the company. "And what novelty would we bring compared to our competitors?" he said. "If we do the exact same thing as everyone else, we’re bound to die because we are smaller than them. With the Switch, we offer different uses, adapted to players’ pace of life. Its advantage is being able to fit into your daily life."
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Over the weekend, a customer claimed on a thread on the OnePlus forums that recent credit card fraud he experienced was connected to his OnePlus purchase. Almost 100 people have chimed in on the thread's poll, claiming they too experienced fraudulent charges after making a OnePlus purchase.
A FAQ from OnePlus says its e-commerce platform is built with "custom code" and that "card info is never processed or saved on our website." It says credit card data is "sent directly to our PCI-DSS-compliant payment processing partner over an encrypted connection, and processed on their secure servers."
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More than 1,000 young people are facing charges in Denmark after allegedly sharing two sexually explicit videos and a photograph involving underage subjects on Facebook Messenger. Danish police announced the charges on Monday morning, according to the Danish publication The Local.
The sharing occurred in late 2017 and depicted a sexual encounter between two 15-year-olds. The young people charged with sharing the materials ranged in age from 15 to the early 20s. When Facebook learned that the material was being shared, the company notified US authorities, who in turn alerted authorities in Denmark.
“We want to give out a warning to young people: think about what you’re doing," said Flemming Kjærside of Denmark's National Cyber Crime Center in a statement. "But they possibly do not know that it is illegal and that they can be convicted for distributing child pornography."
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