Facebook Announces Oculus Go, a $199 Standalone VR Headset


Oculus is preparing its first all-in-one VR headset known as the Oculus Go. It’s coming to a face near you next year for a mere $199.

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FaceApp removes 'blackface' feature after significant backlash

After considerable backlash on social media, face altering app FaceApp has decided to remove its latest features, which let users change their ethnicity.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/faceapp-removes-blackface-feature-after-significant-backlash.html

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How ISIS is turning commercial drones into weapons in the battle for Mosul

Elite Iraqi units clearing Mosul from Islamic State occupation face aerial bombardment from modified ISIS drones every day.

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Egyptian mummy's face recreated with 3D printing

An Egyptian mummy’s head and face have been reconstructed with forensic science and 3D printing, offering scientists a tantalizing glimpse of the individual’s life and death

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/31/egyptian-mummys-face-recreated-with-3d-printing.html

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Apple wants you to know that it loves AI more than you realize

Using Siri on your AppleTV
Tired of getting sand kicked in its face by high-profile AI efforts from Google and Facebook, Apple opens the kimono to reveal that it is using AI technologies throughout its product line

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/234639-apple-wants-you-to-know-that-it-loves-ai-more-than-you-realize

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Feds Seek to Cut Software Costs and Expand Licenses

Software vendors who sell their wares to the U.S. government soon will face a significantly different marketing environment in terms of how federal agencies acquire the programs and technologies that keep IT systems going. Federal agencies spent nearly $9 billion in 2015 on software, according to a recent congressional report.
The OMB has directed federal agencies to adopt practices that will simplify and streamline software acquisition. Current software procurement practices are grossly inefficient, according to OMB.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83615.html?rss=1

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Apple's digital helper, Siri, needs help

In the face of stiff competition from Android, Apple continued its push to make the Siri digital assistant useful to a large chunk of its users at its WWDC this week. But will it be enough?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/15/apples-digital-helper-siri-needs-help.html

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Sustainable Smartphone Features

Smartphones face a bit of a challenge when it comes to environmental sustainability, given their heavy reliance on such potentially toxic materials as lead, bromine, chlorine, mercury, and cadmiu…

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Apple, Google & others to face European Parliament hearing on tax deals

Article Image Apple, Google, IKEA, and McDonald’s will together face a European Parliament hearing on Wednesday, called amid European Commission investigations into whether such multinationals were given preferential tax deals by some nations.

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Under pressure from Apple Music, Spotify tries to buy new subscribers' love with free Chromecast

Article Image In the face of intense competition from Apple Music and free alternatives like YouTube, streaming provider Spotify is working to entice consumers to sign up for its premium service by offering Google’s Chromecast gratis to new subscribers.

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New job listing hints at wider number of clock face options for Apple Watch

Article Image Future versions of watchOS should incorporate more clock face options, building on the 12 already included, a new Apple job listing discovered by AppleInsider suggests.

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Zuckerberg, wife give $75 million to hospital

San Francisco General Hospital will soon have a new name and a new face — thanks to Facebook.

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