Foundries assess impact of earthquake in Taiwan; Google developing new VR headset for smartphones: report

More wireless tech news from across the Web:

> Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and United Microelectronics Corp., among the world's three largest foundries, said they are assessing the impact from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that rocked southern Taiwan during the wee hours of Feb. 6. EE Times article

> Google reportedly is developing a new virtual reality headset for smartphones as a successor to Cardboard. Financial Times article

> The Wi-Fi Alliance's summit on Wednesday could be an important step toward reconciliation between LTE-U's advocates and its doubters and critics. Network World article

> Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said the Taiwanese iPhone assembler expects to seal a deal to buy troubled electronics supplier Sharp by the end of the month, setting up one of the biggest foreign takeovers of a Japanese company. Wall Street Journal article

> According to IEEE Spectrum, documents filed to the FCC indicate that new efforts toward Google's prototype autonomous cars include the testing of several wireless charging systems for the vehicles in California. Jalopnik article

> A New Jersey man was arrested after accidentally flying a drone into the Empire State Building, according to reports. PC Mag article

> Emil Kalstø built a small vehicle that can roam anywhere it can pick up 3G or 4G service. VentureBeat article

And finally… The pets of fashionable folk may now be adorned with as much spurious technology as their owners because wearables for animals have become a fairly large thing. TechRadar article

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