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Unlike Snapchat , however, Facebook is offering an open platform for AR apps and tools. That Facebook and Zuckerberg are interested in virtual reality has been known for quite some time; the company bought VR headset maker Oculus for $2 billion, though it has had some problems since then.
  • Facebook unveils AR software and confirm plans for futuristic 'mind control' map

    Facebook unveils AR software and confirm plans for futuristic 'mind control' map

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    Facebook Spaces is a new VR app through which you can interact with your friends and family in a virtual environment no matter where they live. "We're making the camera the first augmented reality platform ". The social network also announced updates for Facebook Analytics as well as Facebook Login and Account Kit during the F8 keynote address.
  • Vivendi mulls complaint to EU Commission after Italy regulator decision

    Vivendi mulls complaint to EU Commission after Italy regulator decision

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    Mediaset and Vivendi are battling each other in court over the decision by the French group to pull out of an 800 million euros ($860 million) contract to buy the Italian group's pay-TV unit Premium. An Italian regulator ordered French media group Vivendi VIV.PA on Tuesday to cut its stake in either Telecom Italia TLIT.MI or broadcaster Mediaset MS.IT within a year, ruling it was in breach of rules created to prevent a concentration of power.
  • User defeats Microsoft's latest bid to force W10 upgrade

    User defeats Microsoft's latest bid to force W10 upgrade

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    It looks at the processes that your PC is now running, and attempts to identify what you're now using and what you have running in the background. Zeffy dug into the March rollup updates and found a changelog that stated, "Enabled detection of processor generation and hardware support when PC tries to scan or download updates through Windows Update".
  • Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH)

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    However yesterday the stock remained in between $140.61 and $141.90. During the most recent trading day, the stock's price shifted up +18.00% from its 52-week low and -99.14% lower from its 52-week high. The share price is now down -85.43% for the past three months. Looking ahead to earnings forecasts, for the running fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have anticipated that the company will report NA earnings per share.
  • Facebook unveil new features at F8

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    However, Zuckerburg also mentioned that the new AR tools will not magically transform users' experience. While AR Studio, now in restricted in closed beta, lets developers create interactive 3D masks over human faces that track and respond to facial movement, Frame Studio lets devs create 2D overlays to adorn photos and videos.
  • Team orders may see Bottas playing second fiddle

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    Hamilton came six seconds short of challenging Sebastian Vettel for the win while Bottas - whose race was compromised by a tyre pressure issue at the start - faded in the closing stages and had to settle for third. We would have probably taken a different decision if Valtteri had run in the front with the problem on the tires and Lewis would have been second but with Vettel in between, there is nothing we could have done.
  • Lenovo Announces 2-in-1 Flex 11 Chromebook for $279

    Lenovo Announces 2-in-1 Flex 11 Chromebook for $279

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    You won't find a power-sapping x86 processor in the Flex 11 Chromebook, as it gets its primary motivation from a 2.1GHz quad-core ARM processor. There's also an 11.6-inch IPS 1366×768 touchscreen for viewing content. It's water-resistant and drop-proof. The Flex 11 might also prove to be one of the more durable Chromebooks on the market. Its water-resistant keyboard can take a big spill (about 1 cup of water or 220ml) and has channels underneath it that drain liquid away from electrical ...
  • Phone app nabs Coachella festival cell phone thief

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    He was detained by festival security and later arrested by Indio police . One person was arrested for DUI. He was released after posting $10,000 bail, according to jail records . The event is one of the most anticipated music festivals of the year and it's known to attract well-known stars. Get free real-time news alerts from the Palm Desert Patch.
  • Facebook makes AR push, launches VR app

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    Zuckerberg said Facebook has "a lot of work" to do. But what Facebook has in store is bigger than that - at least that's what it seems like from the announcement made at the F8 conference on Tuesday. However finding and using the chat bots is quite hard thus the reason for their less than enthusiastic take off. Facebook is not going down without a fight and is readying itself to launch a new tab called the Discover.
  • IFixit Galaxy S8 Teardown Gives It A 4/10 For Repairability

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    However, if you own one of these, you should immediately get yourself a silicon case - transparent if possible - not only to protect it from grime, but also to prevent any accidental damage to the most expensive display around. The smartphones redefine the future of style and consumer experience with a stunning bezel-less dual-edge Infinity Display that provides a truly cinematic viewing experience.
  • Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ now in India

    Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ now in India

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    Let's take a quick first look. Those curved edges? Those also previously cost an extra $100. Both get a Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinite Display . The all new Samsung flagships feature an infinite display with ultra-slim bezels and also ditches the legendary home button to allocate real-estate to display .