Briefly: Facebook Buys Oculus Rift, Cheap Ebooks, LSCC Cosplay Highlights

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Facebook purchases Oculus Rift for $US2 billion, Humble eBook Bundle 3, the best cosplay from London Super Comic Con (LSCC) 2014.

  • Well, we didn't see that one coming. Facebook has announced it has purchased Oculus Rift along with its virtual-reality technology for a cool $2 billion. Online reaction has been decidedly mixed. Click here to read Kotaku editor Mark Serrel's initial thoughts.
  • Attention book worms: the latest Humble Bundle deal is all about ebooks. The Humble eBook Bundle 3 includes The Happiest Days of Our Lives by Wil Wheaton, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black, Jumper by Steven Gould, the Zombies Versus Unicorns anthology, Mogworld by Yahtzee Croshaw and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Pay whatever you want, with the proceeds going to charity. Those who pay more than the average (currently $12.29) will also receive a handful of additional reads. Click here to check out more Hump Day bargains.
  • The cosplay efforts at this year's London Super Comic Con (LSCC) were a cut above the usual fare. Click here for the video highlights.
  • Looking to up your exercise regime? Here are 25 essential tips for new runners, courtesy of PopSugar Health & Fitness.

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