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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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Apple at 40: The forgotten founder who gave it all away

Apple at 40: The forgotten founder who gave it all away

Drive out of Las Vegas for an hour into the Nevada desert. When you reach what feels like the end of civilization, carry on. That’s where you’ll find Pahrump. And it’s in Pahrump where you’ll find the co-founder of the most valuable, perhaps most powerful company, on Earth. Ronald G Wayne is 81. When he [...]

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Google April Fool Gmail button sparks backlash

Google April Fool Gmail button sparks backlash

The button appeared beside Gmail’s normal send button and allowed users to shut down an email thread by sending a gif of a Minion dropping a microphone. However, a flurry of complaints about the button appeared on Google’s forums. The firm has since withdrawn the feature and apologised. Image captionClicking the button emailed contacts a [...]

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Volkswagen recall is third electric car call-back in a month

Volkswagen recall is third electric car call-back in a month

It marks the third call-back of electric cars over recent weeks. Earlier this month, Nissan revealed it needed to reprogramme the software that controls its Leaf vehicles’ brakes. Days later, Renault said it needed to check and replace faulty brake hoses on its Zoe cars. The problems appear to be unrelated. But one expert suggested [...]

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