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World Tech Update: Microsoft puts Office on the iPad and Facebook's $2 billion VR bet

World Tech Update: Microsoft puts Office on the iPad and Facebook's $2 billion VR bet

Video roundup of the week's biggest tech stories

This week on World Tech Update, our weekly news video review, we take a closer look at Microsoft's long-awaited Office for iPad.

At his first major press conference as Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella said he's committed to driving Office 365 across all platforms, including the Web, smartphones, tablets and PCs. The widely used Office suite is now available for the iPad as a collection of three apps: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Is it a good move for Microsoft or does it come too late? Watch our show and decide for yourself!

And less than a week after we caught up with Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey at the Game Developers Conference, Facebook announced it's scooping up the virtual-reality startup for US$2 billion. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg clearly sees virtual reality as potentially the next major computing platform.

Other stories we're covering this week include:

-- Nvidia unveiled its most powerful graphics card yet, the GeForce GTX Titan Z, which starts at a whopping $2,999.

-- HTC debuted its latest smartphone, the One M8, which has a 5-inch full HD display and is available now in the U.S. and Canada.

-- The X-37B, a classified reusable space plane being developed by the U.S. Air Force, has broken its own record for endurance in orbit.


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