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Author: 0 Facebook Lets Developers Build Augmented Reality Experiences In Its In-App Cameras

Facebook is allowing developers to sign up for closed beta of the platform's AR studio tool. Zuckerberg used the example of visiting the Coliseum and holding up a phone to learn more about the history and structure of the building. It's features like these, Zuckerberg says, will be both fun and useful. Facebook was not mindlessly copying Snapchat with its recent update on its various platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Author: 0 Switch sells 906000 units in March in the U

The Nintendo Switch was released on March 3, meaning it sold almost 1 million units in its first 29 days of availability. According to a report from Citigroup Inc (via Bloomberg ), despite Nintendo Switch being a hybrid console, it is still quite large for children and this could result in Nintendo releasing a Nintendo Switch mini.

Electronics Microsoft plies corporate customers with Windows 10 Creators Update free trial
Author: 0 Microsoft plies corporate customers with Windows 10 Creators Update free trial

Microsoft is incorporating picture-in-picture compatibility in its Universal Windows Apps. It's oversimplifying things to say the alterations make the experience more like playing on an Xbox, but it oversimplifies nothing to couch the update as a milestone in a process - ongoing at least since the Xbox adopted Windows 10 in November 2015 - that seems to be marching toward the functional convergence of Microsoft's console and PC platforms.

Electronics Snapchat World Lenses Are the Next Step in Augmented Reality
Author: 0 Snapchat World Lenses Are the Next Step in Augmented Reality

We have to admit that it looks pretty nifty and if you do use Snapchat quite a bit, then perhaps these new world lenses could be worth checking out. Zuckerberg brushed off criticism of his app's "copying" Snapchat , saying that adding AR was just part of the company's push in creating an augmented reality platform with developers being able to get in on the coming AR wave.

Electronics Snapchat premieres 3D World Lenses
Author: 0 Snapchat premieres 3D World Lenses

I'd call it the Spring/Summer 2017 World Lenses collection. Snapchat writes, but it's unclear whether it means the 3D phrases or customisable text options. Once you've chosen the lens, you can then move it around the screen before taking a photo or video. Users using the rear camera need only tap on the screen once and the familiar menu of filters appears.

Author: 0 'Facebook killer' Steve Stephens found dead after vehicle chase

Stephens, who was considered armed and unsafe, had been on the run since Sunday. Police are on alert, including in NY, as a manhunt for the man accused of killing a stranger in Cleveland and posting a video of it on Facebook is now entering its third day.

Electronics You can now use Instagram offline on your Android Smartphone
Author: 0 You can now use Instagram offline on your Android Smartphone

All you have to do is download your posts to your phone while connected to Wi-Fi and you will be able to view, comment on, like and save them. The Instagram app for Android will now have offline support, TechCrunch reported Tuesday. Instagram lets you slide into people's DMs with disappearing and permanent photos. 80 percent of the community is outside of the United States, and as our platform grows, Instagram must perform across an increasing variety of devices and networks to keep ...

Author: 0 Facebook is launching augmented reality game platform later this year

Facebook today announced a platform for developers to build new experiences into its in-app cameras, saying it would bring augmented reality into the mainstream and position Facebook to reap the majority of the benefits. The company has fallen behind the likes of Snap, owners of camera-based ephemeral messaging service Snapchat, which has long allowed users to enjoy AR features.

Electronics United Airlines issues new crew booking policy
Author: 0 United Airlines issues new crew booking policy

It has already taken some steps, including requiring that crew members flying to assignments book flights at least an hour early. Delta Air Lines has increased the maximum possible payout to passengers to almost $10,000 if they voluntarily give up a seat on an overbooked flight, the company told AFP Monday.

Author: 0 Family of Robert Godwin reacts to Steve Stephens' death

Stephens was the focal point of a almost two-day nationwide manhunt after shooting and killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin about 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday, police said. He said he "just snapped". But more than 100 miles from the shooting, Stephens' time on the run was almost up when the attendant who took his money recognised the suspect and dialled 911.

Author: 0 Microsoft hosting launch event on May 2 sans Surface Pro 5

I suspect that Microsoft limited this feature to the Pro version because it's more often run by businesses than consumers and there's an assumption that business needs more control over its computers. Scroll down to the next section on this screen, and you'll see another method for deferring updates . Interestingly, the Surface Pro tablets recently came in ahead of Apple's iPad line of tablets in the most recent J.D.

Electronics Rumour: There's a SNES mini coming before Christmas
Author: 0 Rumour: There's a SNES mini coming before Christmas

It elaborated on the decision to IGN , adding: "NES Classic Edition wasn't meant to be an ongoing, long-term product". "We understand that it has been hard for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologise. "If production resumes in the future, an update will be posted on the official Nintendo website". We only wish more people could have gotten one. Here in the United Kingdom, the console has in recent days been selling for anything between £90 and £180 on eBay, with £140 ...

Author: 0 Facebook unveils new AR, VR platforms and products

Facebook Spaces also enables users to phone in a friend form the real world with Messenger video calling. With that said , you need an Oculus Rift along with the touch controllers to make use of the services provided by Facebook Spaces .

Author: 0 The Nintendo Switch is the Fastest Selling Console in Nintendo History

Making the console as the fastest selling video game system in Nintendo's history. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game sold over 1.3 million units*. The demand for Switch has outpaced both expectation and supply, and positive sales figures have lead Nintendo to produce more units by the end of its fiscal year in 2018, upping the supply number to 16 million.

Author: 0 Facebook is for all: Zuckerberg takes a jab at Snapchat

Snapchat incurred the wrath of users around the world after an unsealed lawsuit revealed its CEO saying the app was only for the rich. Snapchat says claims that it doesn't want to expand into "poor" countries are "ridiculous" . Angry Twitter users proceeded to share screenshots of them uninstalling the messaging app. Snapchat is strongly denying allegations by a former employee Anthony Pompliano, who alleged in a lawsuit that Spiegel had once shot down his suggestion to pursue growth in ...

Electronics United Airlines changes crew booking policy
Author: 0 United Airlines changes crew booking policy

The policy change comes in the wake of a highly publicized incident on April 9 in which a paying customer who had already boarded was violently dragged off the aircraft by law enforcement officers . The three officers, who have not been named, were put on paid leave last week, the department said. He said the company is "dedicated to setting the standard for customer service among US airlines".

Electronics Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan Previews Next CLA
Author: 0 Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan Previews Next CLA

Among the headlines is an all-new and highly effective engine range with an array of new technologies for electrification of the powertrain. Dubbed M256, the new 3.0-litre donk is paired with an electric turbo, or "electric booster compressor" as Mercedes calls it, that's created to eliminate turbo lag.

Electronics Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to take pole position at Bahrain GP
Author: 0 Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to take pole position at Bahrain GP

Maybe a little bit more than usual down the straights. To be on the second row and to get ahead of a Ferrari is a good surprise. We've worked on the vehicle in every little detail. "It's obviously frustrating but I feel it was definitely a highlighted event today that we'll address". There was a big gap behind us so I thought, 'Why did he do that?' I had to stay in first gear all around the corner to make a gap to him and that basically ruined my qualifying lap, as I had cool tyres and a ...

Author: 0 Tim Farron vows to park tanks on Tory lawns in election battle

During the live interview Farron failed to answer three times if he regarded homosexuality as a sin, prompting some viewers to slam him for his "intolerance and prejudice". Asked if he would go on the record and state his position he told the Press Association: "I have never judged anybody, I am massively in favour of people being absolutely free to have the right to love who they love, be who they are, marry who they marry".

Author: 0 Facebook CEO wants to augment your reality

The video, which was posted on Sunday by OH man Steve Stephens , showed the graphic murder of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr . Facebook has grappled with a number of challenges within the a year ago from the spread of fake news during the presidential election to violence streamed on live video.

Author: 0 Film | 'Fast and the Furious' on road to record global debut

Universal Pictures' "The Fate of the Furious" has broken a record for its global opening week passing over last 2015's big movie from Disney and Lucasfilm, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". "It won't be as strong as 'Furious 7 , ' but that's a pretty unfair comparison", said Shawn Robbins, an analyst with BoxOffice.com. "The Boss Baby" took second with $15.5 million, while "Beauty and the Beast" held on to third place with $13.6 million.

Electronics Chinese search giant Baidu to launch autonomous vehicle technology in July
Author: 0 Chinese search giant Baidu to launch autonomous vehicle technology in July

In the reshuffle of Baidu's senior management team earlier this year, Wang was kicked out of the game, with the autonomous driving unit integrated into the company's Intelligent Driving Group or IDG. In December 2015, Baidu conducted successful road tests for its fully autonomous cars on the highways and roads of Beijing. Qi Lu added, "China is the world's largest market for automotive sales and production".

Electronics The new high-end iPhone might not have a fingerprint sensor
Author: 0 The new high-end iPhone might not have a fingerprint sensor

And besides being larger and curved, the display will also be an OLED screen that will offer far more accurate colour representation. Furthermore, a separate report by The Investor claims that Samsung is handling most of the OLED panel derivatives supply chain as well , as Apple is still a novice in this department.

Electronics If you haven't filed your taxes yet, it's time
Author: 0 If you haven't filed your taxes yet, it's time

However, the agency points out: "An extension of time to file your return does not grant you any extension of time to pay your taxes". To do this, you will need to file Form 4868, which you can find at the IRS website . Most taxpayers can qualify for the general automatic tax extension from the IRS if they can't file their tax returns by the due date. The IRS also has issued more than 20 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers to foreigners.

Electronics Britain's May calls Trump, European leaders after poll announcement
Author: 0 Britain's May calls Trump, European leaders after poll announcement

She told The Sun she made a decision to reverse earlier pledges not to go to the country early because she wanted to be able to go into Brexit negotiations with the "backing of the British people" as her "very clear mandate". The ICM/Guardian poll of 1,000 people put Conservative support at 46 percent, with Labour on 25 percent and the Liberal Democrats on 11 percent. The Prime Minister may calculate that a general election at this time will significantly enhance the fortunes of the ...

Author: 0 Alert McDonald's worker helps police find Steve Stephens

On Sunday, 37-year-old Steve Stephens when murdered an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio, and then posted video of the crime on Facebook. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said anyone who has been to the Erie region before can attest there are many remote places to hide.

Electronics Nintendo Switch firmware 2.2.0 download available now
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch firmware 2.2.0 download available now

Nintendo Switch is so good that it barely stays on shelves whenever it's in stock. Nearly immediately after Nintendo released its new Switch gaming console, videos and banner ads touted emulators that could let you play Switch games on your PC, meaning you don't have to pay the $300 retail price.

Electronics Google Earth adds guided video tours from BBC's Planet Earth and others
Author: 0 Google Earth adds guided video tours from BBC's Planet Earth and others

Tuesday's update is about giving you a reason to use Google Earth again . The new update is now available for the web and Android , but Google does mention support for iOS and other browsers is coming in the near future. Get started with a special Voyager story called This is Home , a journey into traditional homes from cultures around the world. The online service whisks users away to a random location and presents a knowledge card with a snippet of information from Wikipedia about ...

Electronics StarCraft and its Brood War expansion are now officially free
Author: 0 StarCraft and its Brood War expansion are now officially free

While StarCraft is old it is an excellent game and the best bit is that the only thing you lose by downloading the game is data. Announced back in late May, Patch 1.18 for the original Starcraft includes "bug fixes and improvements, including the ability to rebind keys; observer mode; modern anti-cheat measures", as well as compatibility improvements for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch is Officially the Company's Fastest Selling Console Ever

Nintendo has recently offered concrete numbers about how strong their sales were for the latest "Legend of Zelda " game and the Nintendo Switch . While " Breath of the Wild " has sold more copies than the Nintendo Switch, it does not mean that the console did not sell well .

Electronics Google Earth gets revival with tools for exploration
Author: 0 Google Earth gets revival with tools for exploration

Google Maps has incorporated many of those features, making Google Earth even less necessary. How cool is this? Fly through 3D cities like London, Tokyo and Rome. The addition of 3D view is excellent. The move allows Google to tap into more powerful computing power at data centers in the internet "cloud" instead of relying on the capabilities of smartphones and other devices.

Author: 0 United Airlines tweaks crew policy after recent fiasco

The near-exact 50-50 split among respondents who haven't been following the news about United indicates that the recent incidents have had a massive, polarizing effect on public perception of the airline among anyone who's been paying attention to the news.

Author: 0 Man sought in Cleveland Facebook killing is dead

It is not yet known where Stephens was prior to Tuesday's sighting or if someone harbored him in the days since Robert Godwin Sr. In it, he said, "I snapped, I just snapped", the AP said. "He was definitely one in a million", said another daughter, Debbie Godwin. Robert Godwin Sr (Facebook/AP) Godwin did not seem to recognise the name.

Electronics PlayStation 4 consoles may attract roaches, repairmen say
Author: 0 PlayStation 4 consoles may attract roaches, repairmen say

Kotaku has talked to a fix shop in the United States that has bags full of roaches removed from PlayStation 4 units and new units with this problem arrive regularly. "The PS4s just stop working and the owners don't know why", a repairman tells Kotaku . If you're looking for Sony's best home console, that remains the $399.99 PlayStation 4 Pro, which supports 4K gaming and 4K movies thanks to its more powerful internals.

Electronics Google Earth Launches New Feature That Basically Lets You Pseudo-Travel
Author: 0 Google Earth Launches New Feature That Basically Lets You Pseudo-Travel

New features include " Voyager ", a collection of guided virtual tours of locations such as Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where viewers can "hear from Jane Goodall about her team's chimpanzee research and conservation efforts". Firstly, there's the new voice search . Rolling (Clicking) the dice will take you to a random place in the world for you to explore, picked by Google , and it will then throw cards onscreen to give you trivia about the place.

Author: 0 Second Leaked Image of Samsung Galaxy S8+ Prototype Reveals Dual Rear Camera

The devices are water and dust resistant and have a fingerprint sensor placed just beside the camera panel. Samsung claims the S8 is the safest phone to date after the battery failures that caused some Note 7s to spontaneously combust. The device, which is small and appears to feature a USB Type-C port but no physical buttons for volume control, comes with a special thank you from Samsung.

Author: 0 Wests Ham chief makes big revelation about Everton star Lukaku

At the same time, Chelsea have been linked with a summer move for Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata. Everton now believe the Belgium's worth has increased to £100m after a season in which he has plundered 24 league goals to top the scoring charts.

Electronics Esports to be a medal event at the 2022 Asian Games
Author: 0 Esports to be a medal event at the 2022 Asian Games

The only question left now is the kind of games the OCA plans in bringing to the 2022 Asian games. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said it wanted to reflect "the rapid development and popularity of this new form of sports participation".

Author: 0 Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in

But the gunman had been a regular at Erie's Presque Isle Downs & Casino, Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Wayne Kline said. Acting on a tip, Pennsylvania State Police spotted Steve Stephens , 37, leaving a McDonald's in Erie and went after him, bumping his auto to try to get it to stop, authorities said.

Electronics Power Throttling to Make a Comeback in Windows 10
Author: 0 Power Throttling to Make a Comeback in Windows 10 "Redstone 3"

The new feature is meant to preserve battery life, and Microsoft says that when it tested it in January, there was up to an 11% reduction in CPU power consumption, "for some of the most strenuous use cases". "Depending on the experiment configuration, you may see one or more applications reported as "throttled" in the task manager". For instance, if you are compiling an app in Visual Studio, the detection system will likely be able to identify that and it will allocate more resources to it so ...

Electronics Apple finally made these apps free for all users
Author: 0 Apple finally made these apps free for all users

Apple quietly rolled out updated versions of its iWork, iMovie and GarageBand apps on Mac and iOS today, making them free for all customers on both platforms. Additionally, Apple also made it easier for businesses or educational institutions to download and manage the suite of applications. This means that Pages , Numbers , Keynotes , iMovie, and GarageBand are now completely free of charge and have ditched their previous fees.

Author: 0 Steve Stephens, Accused Facebook Killer, Fatally Shoots Himself in Pa.

After a brief, 2-mile traffic pursuit, Stephens pulled out a handgun and killed himself, Reed said. Police said Stephens might be driving a white or cream-colored Ford Fusion, and asked anyone who spots him or his vehicle to call police or a special Federal Bureau of Investigation hot line (800-CALLFBI).

Electronics United: Airline will no longer use police to remove passengers
Author: 0 United: Airline will no longer use police to remove passengers

Citing the risk of "serious prejudice" to their client, Dr David Dao , the lawyers want United and the City of Chicago , which runs O'Hare International Airport, to preserve surveillance videos, cockpit voice recordings, passenger and crew lists, and other materials related to United Flight 3411.

Electronics 5 things to know about Tax Day: refunds are up, audits down
Author: 0 5 things to know about Tax Day: refunds are up, audits down

A new ABC/Washington Post poll found that as many as 75 percent of Americans want Trump to release his taxes for public inspection. President Donald Trump has no plans to release his 2016 tax returns, still inaccurately claiming that he can't do so because he is being audited by the IRS.

Electronics NSA spying tools can hack the global financial system
Author: 0 NSA spying tools can hack the global financial system

However in this case Microsoft engineers have acted quickly and in the shortest possible time they made a patch for such exploit leakage which is potentially unsafe to users of their systems. SWIFT said it had no evidence that the main SWIFT network had ever been accessed without authorisation. Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week.

Author: 0 British PM to call snap election for June 8

Mrs Prentis said: "The Prime Minister's decision to hold an early election is the right one". "There should be unity here in Westminster , but instead there is division". These elections need - and are expected - to receive a two-thirds majority in a vote by lawmakers in order to proceed under United Kingdom law. May said that she would introduce a motion to Parliament on Wednesday (April 19).

Electronics Researchers Uses GTA 5 To Train Driverless Cars
Author: 0 Researchers Uses GTA 5 To Train Driverless Cars

That's according to this story from Bloomberg , and, yes, researchers know how dubious it sounds at first. Granted, Rockstar Games is now focused on its upcoming release of Red Dead Redemption 2, but considering the developer's history of Grand Theft Auto title releases, it wouldn't be surprising to see the next Grand Theft Auto sequel launch sometime in the next couple years.