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Why your next UPS driver might be an ugly robot on wheels

Why your next UPS driver might be an ugly robot on wheels

If you’re the kind of person who really likes chatting with the mail carrier, Dispatch won’t be your favorite startup. That’s because the four-person South San Francisco company is working on technology that could replace postal workers, Instacart couriers, UPS and FedEx drivers, or anyone else who gets paid to bring you stuff. Instead, you [...]

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Plays.tv wants to be like Facebook for gamers. It’s off to a good start

Plays.tv wants to be like Facebook for gamers. It’s off to a good start

Dennis Fong knows firsthand that having the inside track on how to play a game makes the difference between winning and losing. Fong, 39, started playing video games when he was a teenager and got so good he was named the world’s first official professional gamer by the Guinness Book of World Records after racking [...]

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Field of streams? Live sports games stream on Twitter, Yahoo

Field of streams? Live sports games stream on Twitter, Yahoo

Cord cutters are getting more choices these days. Twitter and Yahoo want to become your online sports bar by offering live sports games for free. Watch CNET Update below to learn about Twitter’s deal with the NFL and Yahoo’s deal with MLB. Seems Roku has good timing with the arrival of a new streaming stick. [...]

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Facebook’s live video service gets more emotional

Facebook’s live video service gets more emotional

Facebook wants to get us to start oversharing on video, too. The social-network’s Live video feature, which lets folks broadcast live from their smartphones, got a handful of new tools, including more “reaction” buttons, such as Love and Wow, as well as filters like sepia tone. Facebook needs to keep building more features onto Live [...]

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Some truly useful tech: A sensor for your child’s car seat

Some truly useful tech: A sensor for your child’s car seat

A Washington Post Magazine story about children accidentally left in cars has haunted me for years. The story, called “Fatal Distraction” and published in 2009, centered on the horrifying mistake that can lead to a child’s death. What’s more confounding is that this is a relatively new problem. It goes back to the ’90s, when [...]

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Sanders and Trump agree: Apple should move manufacturing to US

Sanders and Trump agree: Apple should move manufacturing to US

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump disagree on plenty, but there’s one thing the presidential contenders concur on: Apple should be making devices in the US. “I do wish they’d be manufacturing some of their devices, here in the United States rather than in China,” Democratic presidential hopeful Sanders said in an interview with New [...]

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Where we’re going we don’t need headsets: Samsung receives patent for AR contact lensesWhere we’re going we don’t need headsets: Samsung receives patent for AR contact lenses

Where we’re going we don’t need headsets: Samsung receives patent for AR contact lensesWhere we’re going we don’t need headsets: Samsung receives patent for AR contact lenses

With Gear VR, Samsung was one of the first companies to get its foot in the virtual reality door. Now, it looks like the South Korean electronics giant is experimenting with augmented reality. Samsung has received a patent for “smart” contact lenses, which it originally filed in September 2014. The lenses will house a camera, [...]

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Taliban app removed from Google store

Taliban app removed from Google store

The content of the app, in the Pashto language, included official statements and videos from the Afghan movement. The hardline group blamed “technical issues” for its disappearance shortly after it launched on 1 April. However the BBC understands it was taken down because it violated a Google app policy which prohibits hate speech. It was [...]

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Revenge porn: Movie studios attack draft law

Revenge porn: Movie studios attack draft law

“Revenge porn” broadly describes the act of publishing explicit images of someone without their consent. The MPAA said the Minnesota draft law could restrict the publication of “items of legitimate news, commentary, and historical interest”. But supporters of the proposal said its reach was “plainly legitimate”. Revenge porn commonly refers to the sharing of intimate [...]

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Facebook’s VR firm Oculus offers shipping refund

Facebook’s VR firm Oculus offers shipping refund

The first headsets were due to have arrived with customers on 28 March, but many are still waiting. The firm has blamed an “unexpected component shortage” and says customers should receive updated news on their orders by 12 April. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey said he had no further information to share. Mr Luckey was responding [...]

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Minecraft helps kids with autism build richer lives

Minecraft helps kids with autism build richer lives

Two hours north of Sydney, the kids of 3-6 Rainbow, a class in Aspect Hunter school combining grades 3-6, are playing Minecraft. The students are bright, bubbly and talkative — pretty much what you’d expect from any group of kids ages 8 to 11. But this class is a little different. It’s run for children [...]

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How the government plans to protect your privacy from ISPs (FAQ)

How the government plans to protect your privacy from ISPs (FAQ)

Does the idea of your Internet service provider tracking your online whereabouts and selling it to the highest bidder give you the heebie-jeebies? The Federal Communications Commission has a fix that might make you feel better. The FCC is on a path to adopt the strongest privacy regulations to date for Internet service providers. The [...]

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