Want to dive into Donegal’s amazing coastline? Join the club!

first_imgLooking for a rewarding past-time that will bring you to places you’ve never seen before?Or how about getting an unparalleled view of underwater life and discovering incredible shipwrecks?The Sheephaven Sub Aqua Club is seeking new club members to join them in their thrilling dives around Donegal. The adventurous group is about to let everyone see what scuba diving is all about when they host a  Try A Dive on Tuesday 15th October in the Mevagh Dive Centre, Carrigart at 8.00pm. Entering this sport brings a host of benefits – you will gain the skills to meet the challenges of learning to dive and receive a world-recognised qualification.And this upcoming event is your opportunity to sign up and join a friendly community that is so valuable to Donegal.The Try A Dive event is free and all the participants need to bring is their swim gear, the club will supply the rest. In home waters around Donegal, scuba divers are treated to pristine waters that contain reefs which have abundant and diverse marine life and shipwrecks that chart both Irish and European history on our doorstep. In summer time, the waters around Donegal rise in temperature to 16 degrees Celsius and in-water visibility can extend to 20 metres at locations such as Arranmore, Tory Island and Horn Head. In the winter time when sea conditions are too rough Sheephaven divers have access to the shelter waters of Mulroy Bay and dives at Dunloan Rock, Pan Rock and Campbells Bed are available. Club members with Sheephaven SAC will have access to a purpose built clubhouse, dive boats and air bank, backed up by the Irish Underwater Council grade structure delivered by the clubs instructors. Starting as a Trainee a new entrant into diving will be coached in the theory and skills of scuba diving in the safety and comfort of a pool setting before taking to the open water, after which they can progress through the grades to whatever level they are comfortable with.  There is always some form of a Sheephaven activity 52 weeks of the year.Snorkelling is a big part of the Sheephaven diving scene and every Sunday morning there is snorkel in Portnablagh, followed by a social chat and cup of tea.Sheephaven club members have toured the world, from Scotland, Malta, Spain, Cuba, The Maldives, Galapagos Islands and numerous times to the Red Sea, all on the back of the qualifications achieved diving with the club. Club members give back to the community through their Search and Recovery Unit, where qualified divers who volunteer can receive additional training to provide assistance to the Civil authorities, should be they be called upon.  So for anyone interested in taking up a challenge that will reward them physically and literally take them to places they have never seen before – then their journey begins with the Sheephaven Try A Dive. For further information Anne Boyle can be contacted at anneboyle@eircom.net or Damien Kelly 086 8307020 and club activities can be followed on our Facebook page Sheephaven SAC. Want to dive into Donegal’s amazing coastline? Join the club! was last modified: October 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Divingsheephaven sacTry a divelast_img read more

White Blood Cells Walk to Infection on Tiny Legs

first_img51; How do white blood cells know where to go when infection strikes?  The cells have tiny little feet and crawl like millipedes, against the blood stream, if necessary, following signals from the infection site.  When they arrive, more signals tell them where to slip through the cells of the blood vessel to get to the job.  This amazing story was reported by Science Daily based on a press release from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel (see Wiezmann Wonder Wander).  Here’s how they described this phenomenon:How do white blood cells – immune system ‘soldiers’ – get to the site of infection or injury?  To do so, they must crawl swiftly along the lining of the blood vessel – gripping it tightly to avoid being swept away in the blood flow – all the while searching for temporary ‘road signs’ made of special adhesion molecules that let them know where to cross the blood vessel barrier so they can get to the damaged tissue.    In research recently published in the journal Immunity, Prof. Ronen Alon and his research student Ziv Shulman of the Weizmann Institute’s Immunology Department show how white blood cells advance along the length of the endothelial cells lining the blood vessels.  Current opinion maintains that immune cells advance like inchworms, but Alon’s new findings show that the rapid movement of the white blood cells is more like that of millipedes.  Rather than sticking front and back, folding and extending to push itself forward, the cell creates numerous tiny ‘legs’ no more than a micron in length – adhesion points, rich in adhesion molecules (named LFA-1) that bind to partner adhesion molecules present on the surface of the blood vessels.  Tens of these legs attach and detach in sequence within seconds – allowing them to move rapidly while keeping a good grip on the vessels’ sides.The press release went on to say that these legs don’t just walk.  They act as probes as they press into the epithelial tissue lining the vessels.  The force of blood actually forces them to embed their little legs into the tissue as a way to sense the location of the damaged tissue and make their way to it.  “The scientists believe that the tiny legs are trifunctional:,” the article said: “Used for gripping, moving and sensing distress signals from the damaged tissue.”A reader found an animation of this at Harvard BioVisions.  Click on the media file labeled “Extravasation” and it will show you some of the parts and processes involved.    It’s uncanny how the actions of these cells lacking a brain, muscles or central nervous system can act so precisely and effectively, they can be compared to multicellular organisms with all those systems.  You can almost visualize these cells like ambulance crew members or soldiers in specially designed vehicles able to cling to attachment points against the flow of traffic.  They seem so well trained and effective, it looks like they do what they do on purpose.  What a concept.(Visited 42 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

R800m for South Africa’s Green Fund

first_img3 May 2012 The National Treasury has allocated R800-million over the next two years for South Africa’s Green Fund, which aims to provide finance for high-quality, high-impact, job-creating green economy projects around the country. Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa made the announcement in Cape Town on Wednesday ahead of her department’s budget vote in Parliament. Molewa said the money represented a critical mechanism for achieving a just transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient and job-creating green economy growth path in South Africa. “The primary objective of the Green Fund is to provide catalytic finance for high-quality, high-impact green economy projects and mainstreaming activities which would not have been implemented without fiscal support,” Molewa said.‘Myth’ that green management hinders development She said it was up to South Africans to debunk the myth that environmental management hindered development, by positioning the sector as a major contributor to job creation and the fight against poverty. “The transformation of our industries towards the building of a green economy has many facets; [it is mainly] about creating new labour-absorbing industries that also mitigate impacts on the environment. “This green economy offers substantial opportunities for job creation and development in the environmental goods and services sector, particularly in biodiversity, waste and natural resource management services.” Last year, the department committed to implementing a green economy plan through local and international partnerships with green investors, supported by funding from the Treasury’s Green Fund, as well as international funding through facilities such as the World Bank Clean Technology Fund and the newly established Green Climate Fund.Biodiversity jobs for 800 graduates, school-leavers Molewa also announced on Wednesday that up to 800 unemployed school leavers and graduates, mostly from rural areas, would be hired in biodiversity jobs for a period of two-and-a-half years. Molewa said the department would manage the placement of the candidates through the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi). “Sanbi’s application to the jobs fund, titled ‘Catalysing access to employment and job creation in ecosystem management’, was approved by the Development Bank of Southern Africa to the tune of R300-million,” Molewa said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Local presence at global film event

first_imgBesides the screenings of documentaries, the IDFA also holds debate forums for industry experts. The festival is widely marketed throughout Amsterdam before and during its run. Workshops for aspiring filmmakers are presented by those who have been in the industry for a while. (Images: IDFA) MEDIA CONTACTS • Naomi Mokhele   National Film and Video Foundation   +27 11 483 0880 RELATED ARTICLES • SA film wins international award • Local flair for Sydney film fest • Cannes triumph for South African films • Big grant for African filmmakers • The best of African cinema onlineValencia TalaneAs many as 34 local filmmakers have made their way to the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) – with 22 documentaries in tow – to showcase locally made productions at the prestigious event.It is the largest South African industry delegation yet to take works to an international festival or market. Working with the support of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Documentary Filmmakers’ Association (DFA), the filmmakers will be able to network with producers and filmmakers from the Netherlands and around the world.The Devil’s Lair and The Dream of Sharahrazad, directed by Riaan Hendricks and Francois Verster respectively, are just two of the productions that will be screened. A post-production dinner will also be hosted by the South Africans, which will include performances by a DJ and pantsula dancers from African Cypher, a documentary that won accolades at the 2012 Durban International Film Festival.A 36-year-old ex-convict and gang leader from the Cape Flats is the subject of The Devil’s Lair. It follows him along his path of self-discovery, during which he confronts his violent past while at the same time tries to take care of his young family. His environment, the often violent Cape Flats, presents challenges for the man in his attempts to achieve a balance between the demands of his two roles.Worlds away, The Dream of Sharahrazad takes the viewer through the Arab Spring, as revolutions in several Arabic countries in 2011 have come to be known. It explores the changes in Egypt, Turkey and Lebanon, using the famous story collection, One Thousand and One Nights, or Arabian Nights.“We are very grateful to once again be part of this amazing platform,” said the NFVF’s chief executive, Zama Mkosi. “The IDFA provides us with yet another opportunity to take local projects to the world, which is one of our key objectives.”The IDFA is the biggest documentary film festival in the world, and every year it accepts documentaries from around the world for screening. To be chosen, the films need to meet certain criteria such as relevance of the topic, execution of the project and appeal to the audience.The DTI’s Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme works with filmmakers to help expose local productions to a wider market, as well as to assist their efforts to break into the international market. A member of the DFA board, Mayenzeke Baza, said initiatives like the EMIA were important for the growth, development and transformation of the industry in South Africa.They helped to expose emerging and previously disadvantaged filmmakers to different markets, he said, and opportunities to sell their products to international broadcasters and funders.“The documentary film genre is unique,” said Baza. “It stimulates public discourse, reflects on social, political, cultural and current events, explores history, commemorates heritage and unearths the mysteries of the universe and the planet.”The IDFA opens on 13 November and runs until 24 November. Slideshow image is of a scene from The Devil’s Lair, and is courtesy of Vimeolast_img read more

South Africa’s population

first_imgSouth Africa’s population reflects a nation of diversity, with over 56.5-million people and a wide variety of cultures, languages and religious beliefs.A South African child wears his country’s flag on his face. (Image: Brand South Africa)According to Census 2011 the country’s population is 51.77-million, up from the census 2001 count of 44.8-million. Statistics South Africa’s 2017 mid-year population estimate puts the total at 56.5-million people.Africans are in the majority, making up 79.2% of the population. Coloured and white people each make up 8.9% of the total, and the Indian/Asian population 2.5%. The “other” population group makes up 0.5% of the total.According to Census 2011 data from Statistics South Africa, in 2011 the country’s population was 51 770 560, of which 26 581 769 (51.3%) were female and 25 188 791 (48.7%) were male.Africans are in the majority at just over 41-million, making up 79.2% of the total population. The coloured population is 4 615 401 (8.9%), while there are 4 586 838 (8.9%) whites. The Indian/Asian population stands at 1 286 930 (2.5%). In 2011, “other” was included in the Census, and accounts for 280 454 or 0.5% of the total.SOUTH AFRICA’S POPULATION: CENSUS 2011Population groupNumber% of totalAfrican41 000 93879.2%White4 586 8388.9%Coloured4 615 4018.9%Indian/Asian1 286 9302.5%Other280 4540.5%TOTAL51 770 560100% Sources: South Africa Gateway, Statistics South AfricaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Google Throws a Wrench Into the Native vs. Mobile Web App Debate

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement In the battle between mobile web and native mobile applications, access to local hardware like motion sensors and the phone’s camera has traditionally been a major advantage held by native apps. One of many announcements made today at Google’s I/O developer conference was about a still-forthcoming development in the Android mobile operating system: browser apps will be given access to local hardware capabilities. Mobile developers have expected this to happen for some time and now await details regarding which of the competing standards in development that Google will support. Hopefully Google will support a standard implementation and not a proprietary system that would fragment the mobile web. Whatever Google does could well end up being baked into the Webkit core and could give hardware access to mobile apps on many more phones, including the iPhone.Specifically demonstrated today were web apps with access to the motion sensor, camera and to Google’s incredible voice recognition. The ability for web apps to use voice recognition and Google’s computational ability to interpret a user’s “intentions” were put together to demonstrate the kind of mobile virtual assistant feature that Apple got when it acquired Siri. Except Google will be enabling some amount of that kind of functionality to be baked into any web app.It’s not clear when these new capabilities will be opened up to web developers, but this is the kind of feature that could make developing on the Android Web much more appealing. Instant, permission-free, web based deployment and updating of applications with access to local hardware? Look out Apple.Mobile-Centric StandardsWe asked mobile web app developer Jason Grigsby what he thought of the news and this is what he said: “I’m not surprised at all, Nokia’s been looking at it, it just makes sense. It seemed like an inevitable thing, but it will be interesting to see what they are implementing: Bondi or JIL, for example. The wholesale application community is trying to standardize access but there are competing standards and efforts. Whatever Google anoints is what will win. Can expect commonality between browsers or will it be fragmented?”Not surprised, but is Grigsby excited? He believes this will be a major move in the direction of a mobile-specific development platform, unlike all the recent focus on HTML5. “Hell yeah, it’s about time,” Grigsby said. “We’ve been focusing so much on HTML5, which was started before mobile took off. With the exception of offline storage and geolocation, the rest [of HTML5] was started before mobile was big. Now Google will build this in Webkit and there’s a possibilitiy this stuff will go back into the Webkit core.”Bring on a standards-based, hardware-integrated, mobile web app focused development environment! Tags:#Analysis#Google#mobile#web last_img read more

6 Slow Motion Cameras You Can Afford

first_imgBring your slow motion game up to speed with this roundup of high frame rate cameras that won’t deplete your life savings.It seems that almost every filmmaker, videographer, and video professional is looking for clean, crisp, and beautiful slow motion footage to use in their projects or throw into their demo reels.And while it always pays to be authentic with your shots and prioritize storytelling over simply going slow-mo for the sake of going slow-mo, it can be a very powerful tool and an excellent shot to include in video projects big and small.Let’s look at some of the latest and greatest high frame rate video cameras for creating the best cinematic slow motion sequences possible.1. GoPro Hero 7While they might not be as popular as they were during the “action cam” craze several years ago, GoPro continues to make quality digital cameras that are both highly functional and durable — plus they’re still one of the most affordable bang-for-your-buck options on the market.For slow motion videography, the GoPro HERO7 Black can push super-slow-mo rates up to 1080p240/200. With regular UHD 4K up to 60fps and 2.7K up to 120 fps, you’d be hard pressed to find better specs on any prosumer camera. And while it might always look the same, the rough-and-tumble design and remote operation capabilities can yield plenty of great slow motion sequences.4K60/50, 2.7K120/100 & 1080p240/20012MP still photos with selectable HDRHyperSmooth video stabilizationDirect livestreaming to Facebook LiveTimeWarp Stabilized Time-Lapse VideoWaterproof to 33′ without a housingVertical portrait mode for social mediaIntuitive, smartphone-like touchscreenFace, smile, and scene detection16-command voice controlPrice: $3492. Sony RX0 IIAnother slow-mo friendly action cam that won’t break the bank is the Sony Cyber-shot RXO II. It offers 120 fps video recording in full HD (and internal UHD 4K at 30 fps to boot). Designed for all manner of action shots, from drones to motorbikes to stationary tripods, with its image stabilization technology you can get fantastic slow motion footage in any situation.15.3MP 1″ Exmor RS Stacked CMOS sensorZEISS Tessar T* 24mm equivalent f/4 lensInternal UHD 4K30 video & S-Log2 gammaHFR mode for slow motion up to 1000 fps1.5″ 230k-dot 180° tilting LCDWater-, dust-, shock-, and crushproofElectronic SteadyShot; clean HDMI outputInterval recording; microphone inputISO 12800 and 16-fps continuous shootingWi-Fi and Bluetooth; multi-camera controlPrice: $6983. Sony RX100 VA step up from the action cam class will be your point-and-shoot options like the Sony RX100 V. A little larger yes, but the RX100 V is still a lightweight pocket-sized option that packs some serious slow motion punch — capable of 960 fps high frame rate recording (4K UHD up to 30fps).The RX100 V comes equipped with 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) lens that would represent a major cinematic upgrade over the action cams above — but perhaps not as much as the higher-end interchangeable lens options to follow.20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensorBIONZ X Image Processor and Front-End LSIInternal UHD 4K video & S-Log2 gammaZeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 lens24-70mm (35mm equivalent)Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 pointsHFR mode for full HD Video up to 960 fps0.39″ 2.36m-Dot OLED pop-up EVF3.0″ 1.23m-Dot 180° tilting LCDISO 12800 and 24 fps continuous shootingPrice: $9984. Sony a6500Another solid Sony offering, the a6500 is a smart and fast APS-C format mirrorless option that captures some very solid 120fps slow-motion footage in 1080p full HD (4K at 30 fps).What’s more, the a6500 also includes Sony’s Slow and Quick (S&Q) motion setting technology, which allows you to capture full HD video at a variety of frame rates, ranging from 1 to 120 fps.24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensorBIONZ X image processorXGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF3.0″ 921.6k-dot tilting touchscreen LCDInternal UHD 4K video & S-Log3 gammaS&Q Motion in full HD from 1-120 fps5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE stabilizationBuilt-on Wi-Fi with NFC4D FOCUS with 425 phase-detect pointsUp to 11 fps shooting and ISO 51200Price: $1,1985. Panasonic GH5sPanasonic’s followup to the original LUMIX GH5, the GH5s, is a bit more powerful — and more expensive, too. The GH5s stands out for slow-motion-seeking filmmakers and videographers with its 7.5x slow-mo recording at 240fps in full HD.The GH5s also offers 4K up to 60fps, which creates possibilities for phenomenal high resolution/high frame rate recording that blows several of the other options on this list out of the water. The micro four-thirds camera is an excellent prosumer camera in its own right for all manner of film and video projects and is widely popular for its high-quality 4K footage, which is strong in low light.10.28MP multi aspect ratio MOS sensorDCI 4K60p and full HD 1080/240p videoInternal 4:2:2 10-bit long GOPV-Log L gamma and HDR hybrid Log gamma0.76x 3.68m-dot OLED viewfinder3.2″ 1.62m-dot free-angle touchscreenDual Native ISO 400 and ISO 2500Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi and BluetoothAdvanced DFD AF system12 fps cont. shooting and 4K PHOTO modesPrice: $2,1986. Sony FS7We’re going to cheat a bit for this last one. But if you’re serious about capturing absolutely stunning slow-motion footage, you may need to look into some of the bigger, more professional, and pricier options. But don’t worry: you can rent many high-end cameras at a reasonable rate.The Sony PXW-FS7 Super 35 Camera System might be the best bang for your buck. After the action cams and point-and-shoot and DSLR/mirrorless cameras, you’ll find your superior cinema cameras, like the FS7, which offer some breathtaking slow-motion specs.The FS7 records up to 180fps (XAVC-I) or 120fps (XAVC-L) and internally up to 60fps in UHD (3480×2160). And we’re talking about some seriously fantastic slow motion with the FS7’s Super 35 sized CMOS sensor, which represents some of the highest-quality footage in its price range.Super 35 sized CMOS sensorSony E-MountDCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 60pUHD up to 60 FPS, HD up to 180 FPS4096 x 2160 via external recorderXAVC-I, XAVC-L, MPEG-2XAVC-I up to 600 Mb/sDual XQD memory card slotsDual HD/3G-SDI and HDMI outputErgonomic handgrip with camera controlsPrice: $6,998.00Rental Price: ~$375/day(This post was originally published on May 17, 2017. We have updated it to reflect changes in the industry.)Cover image by Panasonic.For more slow-motion filmmaking resources, check out some of these articles.Simple Tips on How You Can Capture Better Slow-Motion Video5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Shooting Slow MotionWhat You Should Buy After You’ve Purchased a CameraThe Essential Guide to Finding Deals on Video Production GearDo You Need to Own a Professional Cinema Camera?last_img read more

Magnetic Media Boundless Borderless

first_img CEO goes on Maternity Leave; now Shorrell Dames is reporting Magnetic Media recommended Valentine’s Day Events Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:instant media, magnetic media, podcast Culture & Heritage Policy/Plan Survey Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Oct 2014 – Magnetic Media is really on the move! The Gateway of the Caribbean! We are giving audiences an Instant Media (IM) experience and growing our digital fan and follower base! All major social media! Up to date on new media platforms! Expanding on traditional media! And for the first time in the Turks and Caicos and The Bahamas; our TV and Radio news is available on i Tunes! Podcast! This is just the beginning… stay tuned; November and December 2014 will bring even more multi-media & multi-market breakthroughs as we enhance ways to see our Clients, our Content, our Culture and our Caribbean! We believe in ONE Caribbean!SUBSCIBE HERE!https://itunes.apple.com/tc/podcast/magnetic-media-caribbean-news/id928762719?mt=2last_img read more

Golfweek Fires Editor Over Noose Cover

first_imgGolfweek has fired its editor less than a week after publishing a noose on its cover.Dave Seanor, the editor responsible for the controversial cover, has been replaced with senior writer Jeff Babineau, the magazine confirmed Friday.The cover was an attempt to illustrate a story on the racially-insensitive remarks made by a Golf Channel announcer about Tiger Woods. The anchor, Kelly Tilghman, suggested on-air that Woods’ rivals “lynch him in a back alley.” “We apologize for creating this graphic cover that received extreme negative reaction from consumers, subscribers and advertisers across the country,” William P. Kupper Jr., president of Turnstile Publishing Co., the parent company of Golfweek, said in a statement. “We were trying to convey the controversial issue with a strong and provocative graphic image. It is now obvious that the overall reaction to our cover deeply offended many people. For that, we are deeply apologetic.”Seanor’s firing came a day after the PGA Tour threatened to pull all of its advertising out of the magazine.”Clearly, what Kelly said was inappropriate and unfortunate, and she obviously regrets her choice of words,” PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement. “But we consider Golfweek’s imagery of a swinging noose on its cover to be outrageous and irresponsible. It smacks of tabloid journalism. It was a naked attempt to inflame and keep alive an incident that was heading to an appropriate conclusion.”“We know we have a job ahead of us to re-earn the trust and confidence of many loyal readers,” Babineau said in a note posted on the Golfweek Web site. “Our staff is very passionate about the game. Our wish is that one regretful error does not erase more than 30 years of service we’ve dedicated to this industry.”DISCUSS: Did Golfweek’s ‘Noose’ Editor Deserve To Be Fired? More on this topic Did Golfweek’s ‘Noose’ Editor Deserve To Be Fired? The Hitler-Noose Double Standard? Golfweek’s Bland Rage People on the Move | 07.16.09 People On The Move | 8.23.12 2008: The Year in MagazinesJust In Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ The Atlantic Taps Creative Leadership | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV NetworksPowered bylast_img read more

How to preorder Oculus Quest and Rift S right now

first_imgThe Oculus Quest and Rift S VR headsets are now available for preorder. Oculus At its F8 developer conference this morning, Facebook said starting today you can preorder its Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S. The two VR headsets and controllers will ship May 21, the company said.The all-in-one Quest will start at $399 and is a solid step up from the company’s entry-level Oculus Go VR headset — which starts at $199. The focus of the Quest is on VR games, Facebook has said. The new Quest headset will not require a computer but will still be powerful enough to run many of the Rift’s popular games, and developers have already announced games for the standalone headset.Read more: Oculus Quest reviewThe other VR headset Facebook announced today,  Oculus Rift S, will require a PC and is the replacement for the Oculus Rift. The Rift S also starts at $399, can use the Quest and Go controllers, and will have the ability to play Quest games.That $399 price for the Oculus Quest and Rift S converts to £305 and AU$565, roughly. Here’s how you preorder the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S.CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See it Review • Oculus Quest is amazing, even months later CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Wearable Tech We took Oculus Quest on vacation 5:18 43 Photos Oculus Quest Oculus Quest is fully mobile VR Share your voice • $398 Now playing: Watch this: reading • How to preorder Oculus Quest and Rift S right now Mentioned Above Oculus Quest News • Oculus Quest may have its first killer app with Beat Saber Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 0 Apr 30 • Facebook’s new Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest: Which VR headset is for you? Post a comment See All Game Developers Conference Game Developers Conference Mar 21 • Intel intros 9th-gen Core H mobile CPUs, Graphics Command Center Mar 21 • Google Stadia puts Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC gaming on notice To preorder the Oculus QuestYou can preorder the Quest from Amazon or straight from the Oculus website. The 64-GB model will cost $399, and the 128-GB version will go for $499. Both will ship by May 21. Setup will require an iPhone or Android phone and the Oculus app.See Quest at AmazonTo preorder the Oculus Rift SAfter putting on and then taking down the page to the Oculus Rift S this morning, you can now preorder the VR headset on the Microsoft Store for $399 at Microsoft’s online store, or at Amazon. The Rift S will come with a pair of Touch controllers, a headset cable and adapter. It will also ship by May 21.See Rift S at Amazon Tags Oculus Virtual Reality Facebooklast_img read more