Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 15, 2016
June 15, 2016
Sony is rolling out their virtual reality headsets just in time for the lucrative Christmas buying season. The company said Monday night the headset --which costs $399-- will require a PS4 game console and will be available starting on Oct 13. You'll also be able to pick up a camera and controller bundle for $499.
The company claims it'll have at least 50 virtual reality games for PlayStation VR available by then.
Although the $399 price for the headset seems like a lot, other virtual reality headsets retail for much more --the Oculus Rift costs $600 without any controllers and the HTC Vive headset sells for $800. Plus, you also have to shell out for high-end gaming PCs to run the software as well.
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HOPPER PENN got really lucky when it came to his unique name. The 22-year-old up-and-comer tells Interviewmagazine that his father, SEAN PENN, wanted to name him STEAK because he loves red meat, but mom, ROBIN WRIGHT, wasn't on board. Instead, Hopper was picked because dear old dad idolized DENNIS HOPPER and the little guy "hopped" --rather than kicked-- in mom's tummy. (Lee)
Investing in a Chanel handbag could be a better investment strategy than investing in real estate. According to a new study, the classic Chanel Medium Classic Flap bag (also known as the 2.55 bag) has increased in value by over 70-percent in the last six years alone. When the bag made its debut in the 1950s, it went for just $220 dollars. Today, that bag goes for $49-hundred dollars --but Fashionista.com says even now, the bag still might make a good investment; the Baghunter study found that the retail value of the Chanel Flap bag "outpaced the rise of inflation in the United States by more than eightfold: Housing prices increased by 8.1-percent and the S&P 500 by 13.2-percent during that same period, with neither coming close to matching the rapid value increase of the Chanel Medium Classic Flap bag." (Bartha)
A nine-year-old boy set a new world record by swimming to Alcatraz Island and back.
JAMES SAVAGE became the youngest swimmer to ever make it from San Francisco to Alcatraz and back. He completed the two-mile swim in just over two hours. James says he almost gave up 30-minutes into the swim after high waves started hitting him in the face. But he pressed on, beating the previous record set by a 10-year-old. James's father rewarded him with $200-dollars for his accomplishment. (Still)
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