It's been a rocky start for virtual reality manufacturers in general. But Oculus — the company that made people believe in VR again — may be having the hardest time of all. It's been a year of sluggish sales, PR nightmares and a one big time defeat in court. Now, Best Buy is pulling hundreds of demo stations from its sales floors in the US.
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When the Apple Watch first debuted, we were promised a premium retail experience — specially trained staff, swanky new stores, watches that were 'fitted' rather than just tried on. Well, according to the WSJ, all that is about to change.
Shopping for electronics already feels like some kind of hidden camera prank, with staff who never want to help and rarely know a thing about the gear they're selling. But an artist who refers to himself as Plastic Jesus — which apparently is not a gag — took things one step further by secretly stocking displays with a useless plastic box complete with a description of the non-existent product.
If you watched this year's Super Bowl, you probably noticed one thing: Madonna looks good for a 53-year-old. Oh, and also, the commercials sucked. Screw Brady and Manning, where the heck is the creativity, ad people? You guys are boring me. I need something more than King Elton John and moonwalking dogs.
The Macbook Airs listed on BestBuy.com are apparently "Not Available" for shipping. This jibes with news we've been hearing about an imminent MBA refresh with Sandy Bridge processors.