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Augmented reality 3D objects - to rival Snapchat

Augmented reality 3D objects - to rival Snapchat

Unlike your run of the mill stickers and emojis, these stick to the real-world object you put them on, not to the camera. Facebook today announced a new suite of augmented reality tools for Messenger the company is calling "world effects", which basically let users drop real-time 3D objects into photos or videos within the camera frame. Read More

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How to watch the Geminid meteor shower on Wednesday

How to watch the Geminid meteor shower on Wednesday

But those of you who can bundle up and fearless the cold - and if the skies are clear - it will be possible to see upwards of 120 "shooting stars" an hour, as they bolt across the sky at a blazing 35 km per second. "The darker the night sky, the better", he added. Taking its name from the region in the sky where it usually appears ( Gemini constellation ) the Geminids are renowned for being some of the brightest and most active in the stargazing calendar. Read More

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Google Safe Browsing Extends to Android Apps Requiring User and Device Data

Google Safe Browsing Extends to Android Apps Requiring User and Device Data

Google's Paul Stanton wrote, "Apps handling personal user data (such as user phone number or email), or device data will be required to prompt users and to provide their own privacy policy in the app". All that users will see is a warning, and one that doesn't quite stop them from using the app in the first place. The OS maker is giving app developers 60 days to fix their issues and update apps with notifications of their full practices. Read More

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Trai's Net Neutrality recommendations: Key highlights

Trai's Net Neutrality recommendations: Key highlights

The content mentioned includes all content, applications, services and any other data, including its end-point information, that can be accessed or transmitted over the internet. "Networks should not prefer one content over other.should not block or offer fast lane (to certain content)", he said. India's Net Neutrality advocates have lauded the regulators' recommendations. Read More

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HomePod Release Date Delayed: Apple Speaker Will Launch Next Year

HomePod Release Date Delayed: Apple Speaker Will Launch Next Year

Apple has delayed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker until early 2018, the technology giant has said . It comes with built-in smart assistant like you find on Google Home and Amazon Echo. This is speculation, of course - unless Apple provides more information, we may never know the reason behind the delay. However, given the brand loyalty of many Apple fans, it's likely many eyeing the HomePod speaker will practice patience and wait for the perfected product to land. Read More

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Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris to Feature First Raid Lair

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris to Feature First Raid Lair

On Mercury is a place called the Infinite Forest, which is described as "a reality engine the Vex use to simulate all the aspects of reality that they can touch, because they are looking for something specific". Heroic strikes, which were in the first game, are returning with the DLC. We'll learn much more about Curse of Osiris over the next few weeks leading to its release. Read More

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Google Puts A Band-Aid On Pixel 2 Faults, Is It Enough?

Google Puts A Band-Aid On Pixel 2 Faults, Is It Enough?

The tricky part is that Google doesn't have an official fix for the issue just yet, though some people commenting on the thread say that Google claims the problems are down to a software malfunction. It doesn't happen on the Pixel 2 but only on the bigger variant. Users speculate that the issue on Pixel 2 and select Pixel 2 XL units are hardware related. Read More

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Facebook Is Asking Users to Send Nudes

Facebook Is Asking Users to Send Nudes

Facebook wants to pre-emptively prevent revenge porn on its platform by gathering nude images and videos of its users, raising privacy concerns among its 2 billion users. According to Facebook , the unwanted images will be stored for a short period of time before they are then deleted, to ensure the policy is being enforced correctly. Read More

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Samsung's work-focused Note 8 has better support than your phone

Samsung's work-focused Note 8 has better support than your phone

One Reddit user recently did some digging in the Samsung Plus app (which offers tips and access to special programs in the U.S.) and discovered multiple mentions of something called the Oreo Beta Program. The most important reason to update your Android and install the latest version of this Emoji. Users in the US and South Korea need not fret about being left out because the beta is scheduled to go live in your regions from today as part of the first phase. Read More

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Philadelphia 76ers: Markelle Fultz out indefinitely

So much so that he doesn't even look like a sixth-grade girl when shooting free throws. Fultz's shoulder has bothered him all season and the Sixers said last week he would only miss three games. Fultz , however, has a scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder. Fultz averaged 6 points and made just 9 of 27 shots. There is an open debate as to whether Fultz changed his shot because he was hurt or the changes he made in his shot caused the injury. Read More

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Xbox One Fall Update available now

Xbox One Fall Update available now

Furthermore, it can now be customizable into three aesthetic options: dark, light, and high-contrast. The Xbox One Fall update focuses on personalization ; the major change here is the revamping of the Home Screen . You can also back up games and console settings to an external drive or copy over your home network for a network transfer from one console to another. Read More

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Apple smart glasses: Tim Cook says AR tech not ready

Apple smart glasses: Tim Cook says AR tech not ready

Since Apple rolled out ARKit , a number of retailers have begun integrating the technology into their iPhone and iPad apps, giving us a glimpse of online shopping's future. All that said, it's extremely likely that Apple is in fact researching the feasibility of AR powered glasses, but it may not ever be something Apple ever releases. Read More

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Over the moon flight at Changi

Over the moon flight at Changi

Other full moons rise about an hour after sunset but the harvest moon rises just 20 minutes after. Beyond that, there's not much that differentiates harvest moons from regular moons - beyond the time of year. The reason that it is called a Harvest Moon has to do with farming. The full Moon, observable to anyone in the northern hemisphere, was clearly visible across much of the United Kingdom thanks to largely clear skies. Read More

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CD Projekt RED celebrates The Witcher franchise's 10th birthday

CD Projekt RED celebrates The Witcher franchise's 10th birthday

To celebrate the occasion, developer CD Projekt Red has created a special video that visits him at his Corvo Bianco vineyard in Tousannt, which was given to Geralt in the Blood and Wine expansion . Because who doesn't want Geralt speaking to you, the player? Each game improved on the last, and the third and final game won countless " Game of the Year " awards and is frequently touted as one of the best gaming experiences in years. Read More

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Sheriff David Clarke Has Resigned

Sheriff David Clarke Has Resigned

The investigation stems from an incident at the Milwaukee airport, where Clarke ordered on-duty deputies to come shake down a fellow passenger who had stared him down and expressed distaste for the radical conservative sheriff. Walker's spokesman Tom Evenson says the Republican governor will move forward with filling the vacancy once his office receives formal notification of the resignation. Read More

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Meizu M6 Note with 13MP+5MP Dual Camera, 4GB RAM announced

Meizu M6 Note with 13MP+5MP Dual Camera, 4GB RAM announced

A leaked image of the advertisement boards, courtesy ithome.com, which is apparently from the launch event itself, has revealed that there are three variants of the M6 Note coming in. And now we get a few samples from the 12MP+5MP combo sensor , showing what it can do. At the front area, the device packs a 16-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture and 5P lens. Read More

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