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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This company just made the first 'holographic' smartphone and it costs $1,600

Usually known for making high-end cameras for the silver screen, Red has launched a camera for your back pocket – a $1,600 smartphone it dubs the “world’s first holographic media machine.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/07/this-company-just-made-first-holographic-smartphone-and-it-costs-1600.html

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Scientists find oldest known specimens of the human species

The bones of ancient hunters unearthed in Morocco are the oldest known specimens of the human species, potentially pushing back the clock on the origin of modern Homo sapiens, scientists announced Wednesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/08/scientists-find-oldest-known-specimens-human-species.html

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What is WannaCry ransomware?

The ransomware cyberattack known as WannaCry infected hundreds of thousands of computers globally on Friday, but the malware was first detected in March and reported stolen from the United States National Security Agency a month later.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/15/what-is-wannacry-ransomware.html

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Ransomware: What is it?

The global “ransomware” cyberattack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers that run Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and other companies and government agencies worldwide in what may be the largest online extortion scheme ever.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/15/ransomware-what-is-it.html

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Long-necked 'viper' dino is the earliest Titanosaur on record

About 160 million years ago, a gigantic, long-necked dinosaur — the earliest known titanosaur on record — swooped its lengthy neck to and fro as it foraged for a leafy meal in Jurassic-era France, a new study finds.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/09/long-necked-viper-dino-is-earliest-titanosaur-on-record.html

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Israel Security Agency is looking for cyber ninjas

The Israel Security Agency (otherwise known by the Hebrew abbreviation – Shin Bet) has launched a new interactive website with a highly complex riddle designed to recruit potential new employees.

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NASA has stunning video of a giant asteroid that's set to whiz past Earth

NASA has released radar images of the asteroid known as 2014 JO25, as the space rock prepares to fly by Earth on Wednesday night.

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DNA technology, volcanic ash help pinpoint when bisons arrived in North America

The findings rely heavily on DNA extracted from the world’s oldest known bison fossil, which was discovered almost a decade ago near the Gwich’in indigenous village of Old Crow in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/29/dna-technology-volcanic-ash-help-pinpoint-when-bisons-arrived-in-north-america.html

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Jack the Ripper mystery: Researchers hit roadblock

Researchers looking to identify the last known victim of Jack the Ripper have hit a low-tech roadblock that will likely prevent them from unleashing their DNA testing technology on any potential remains.

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Twitter search connects the term 'a–hole' with Trump's account

Donald Trump is known for his frequent use of Twitter, but on Monday profane terms typed into Twitter’s search engine produced a result that would likely not please President Trump.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/23/twitter-search-connects-term-hole-with-trumps-account.html

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'Less creepier than Google Glass': Snapchat Spectacles as social media's hottest 'sexcessory'

Snapchat is a known showcase for tidbits from life, but for some users of the the new Snapchat Spectacles, it presents a whole new opportunity: the chance to shoot and share one’s sex life.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/06/less-creepier-than-google-glass-snapchat-spectacles-as-social-medias-hottest-sexcessory.html

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Apple may soon be sending drones to map your neighborhood

We’ve known for some time that Apple has an army of sensor-packed vehicles doing its best to keep its Maps app up to date, but a new report claims that the company’s ambitions are taking it skyward.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/01/apple-may-soon-be-sending-drones-to-map-your-neighborhood.html

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Who makes the most reliable hard drives?

Backblaze's storage facilities

While it’s generally known how long hard drives actually live for, it stands to reason that some manufacturers make drives that are more reliable than others. But whose?

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Twitter Hopes Fade as Salesforce Deal Slips Away

Salesforce, the last known suitor for Twitter, last week officially bowed out of the running for an acquisition deal, a move that forces the embattled company either to look for a new savior or find some internal answers to its lingering inability to find a winning growth strategy. Salesforce walked away from the deal because it wasn’t the right fit, CEO Marc Benioff said. Salesforce was one of several technology and media firms reportedly vying to scoop up Twitter after it signaled interest in a sale to outside investors.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84005.html?rss=1

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Google Plugs More AI Into G Suite Office Apps

Google last week unveiled new capabilities across its G Suite, formerly known as “Apps for Work.”
The company added some new apps infused with artificial intelligence to the mix. Quick Access in Google Drive on Android, for example, makes the files most relevant to a user’s work accessible when Drive is opened. It cuts the time spent finding a file by about half, noted Prabhakar Raghavan, vice president for apps at Google Cloud Research. Machine intelligence also is incorporated into Google Calendar.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83952.html?rss=1

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Hi-tech trucks make pizza en route to delivery

Zume Pizza, a startup in Mountain View, California, is known for using a fleet of robots in the kitchen to speed up the pizza making process. But now, the company is outfitting its pizza delivery truck with 56 ovens programmed to make pies en route to customers.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/-w3gQ9BwF-o/index.html

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