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Electronics Facebook F8 Developer's Conference Day 1: Highlights and Key Notes
Author: 0 Facebook F8 Developer's Conference Day 1: Highlights and Key Notes

A conceptual rendering from artist Gabor Balogh shows how a more powerful Siri could use augmented reality to guide you through buildings. According to Zuckerberg , Facebook's future prospects focus on augmented reality based on technology that overlays digital imagery onto the real world like Snapchat's signature camera filters.

Electronics Family of Facebook murder victim: We forgive the killer
Author: 0 Family of Facebook murder victim: We forgive the killer

But according to a timeline of events pieced together by police and Facebook, Stephens posted a video on Sunday afternoon saying he meant to kill, and followed up two minutes later with video of Godwin's shooting. "Period", Cleveland's police chief said. The behavioral health agency where he worked said an extensive background check before he was hired turned up nothing worrisome.

Electronics Inspired by Pokemon Go, Facebook pushes augmented reality
Author: 0 Inspired by Pokemon Go, Facebook pushes augmented reality

That custom frame can then be used in the smartphone cameras of your Facebook friends, and it will even show the name of that frame creator. And in order to create better tools, we need an open platform where any developer in the world can build for augmented reality without having to build your own camera and getting a lot of people to use it....

Electronics Google said to be planning ad-blocking filter for Chrome browser
Author: 0 Google said to be planning ad-blocking filter for Chrome browser

It's rumored that Google could announce its built-in Chrome ad-blocker in the coming weeks, though it's possible that Google could also decide to abandon its project. However, Google has a vested interest in ensuring web users don't turn to third-party ad-blocking tools that Google does not control and, in some cases, that charge users website owners money to bypass ad-blocking filters.

Author: 0 Samsung Announces High Profit Estimates For Q1 2017

Both companies did not provide a breakdown of each business division. He added that sales of mid-to-low tier smartphones also helped the mobile business remain profitable. The heir to the huge Samsung business empire appeared in court Friday at the start of his trial for embezzlement and perjury, part of a corruption scandal that brought down South Korea's president.

Author: 0 Meet Galaxy Note 8 - Samsung's first dual camera phone

The Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch display, while the S8+ offers a 6.2-inch display with a resolution of 2,960x1,440p on both. With the S8, there are three ways to log in to your device other than the usual swipe, password, pin code and pattern options.

Author: 0 McDonald's staff helped police corner murderer Steve Stephens

A staff member at the restaurant in Erie County, Pennsylvania - approximately 100 miles east of Mr Stephens' home in Cleveland , Ohio - recognised him as he pulled up to the drive-thru window and called the local police. Stephens is believed to have videotaped his actions and published it on Facebook, along with another video threatening to kill others and claiming he had already killed 13 people.

Electronics Potent new BMW M4 CS fills the 'gap'
Author: 0 Potent new BMW M4 CS fills the 'gap'

According to BMW, "The M4 CS also sees BMW M GmbH introducing a new nomenclature for its models". BMW has squeezed another 10 hp (7.5 kW) from the turbocharged inline six under the hood, putting peak power at 460 hp (343 kW) for a 3.9 second sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph).

Electronics Facebook's Zuckerberg vows to help prevent repeat of Cleveland murder posting
Author: 0 Facebook's Zuckerberg vows to help prevent repeat of Cleveland murder posting

F8 hosts more than 4,000 people in person and hundreds of thousands of people watching via Facebook Live for two days of new products, tools, interactive demos and speakers to help developers build, grow and monetize their apps. Zuckerberg envisioned a future where people won't have to buy a huge TV because an augmented reality device could project it on the wall. Zuckerberg said the new technology will be able to read the depth of the room to better recognize and interact with objects ...

Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel wins his second Grand Prix of 2017 in Bahrain

Fortunately for Mercedes he was able to hold off Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen who finished fourth. "Losing points for the team is definitely painful". "I tried my hardest to catch up, but it was a long old way to go". "That is the interesting question that we need to analyse at the moment and I don't want to pre-empt what the consequences will be, or if there will be consequences".

Electronics Buhari suspends SGF, DG NIA
Author: 0 Buhari suspends SGF, DG NIA

It was discovered by EFCC officials after a tip-off that a woman involved in "suspicious movement of bags in and out of a particular apartment in the building". The Committee alleged that Lawal awarded a N200m contract for a company linked with him to cut grass at an IDP camp. It's not the first report of corruption in the region where millions are suffering from the Boko Haram conflict.

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch is Fastest Selling Console Ever For The Company

Nintendo sold over 906,000 Switch units in the United States alone last month, making it, as they bragged in a press release tonight, the fastest-selling video game system in the company's long history. The brand-new Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold a total of 1.3 million units - more than 925,000 of which were specific to the Switch console, leaving 460,000 Wii U versions.

Electronics Uh oh: Samsung Galaxy S8 could have a big problem
Author: 0 Uh oh: Samsung Galaxy S8 could have a big problem

Forbes contributor Paul Monckton pointed out that Samsung also acknowledges the risks of the facial recognition vulnerability by preventing it from being used to authenticate online payments through Samsung Pay. We haven't seen a Mini variant in a few years though, but a new report claims that a Galaxy S8 Mini is on the way. The Galaxy S8 Plus has a 3500 mAh battery while the Galaxy S8 comes with a 3000 mAh battery.

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch North America Sales Figures Revealed

The figure, which SuperData notes comes after collaborating with Gfk and Media Create, means the Switch actually is having a shortage- it is clear Nintendo did produce more units than they intended to, but they still sold out, which may be contributing to its perennial shortages.

Electronics Apple rumored to be prepping new iPhone with curved glass
Author: 0 Apple rumored to be prepping new iPhone with curved glass

Andrew Cunningham for Ars Technica noted that although there is excitement towards the upcoming iPhones, the report should be taken with a grain of salt. As for the camera, the new leak shares that Apple may equip the iPhone 8 with a vertically arranged iSight module-enabled dual-camera setup. If the Apple rumor mill is heating up, it must mean that a new piece of iPhone information has leaked, in this case the iPhone 8.

Electronics Renault reveal vision for future of F1 with concept auto
Author: 0 Renault reveal vision for future of F1 with concept auto

The Renault RS 2027 Vision features a power unit with over 1,300 horsepower, including two 250KW Energy Recovery Systems on the front and rear axles (up from the current single 120KW ERS), making the vehicle four-wheel drive. Its high-energy-density batteries are coupled through a high-efficiency energy recovery system that stores power for subsequent release, along similar lines to the system on Renault's mainstream electric models like ZOE Z.E.

Electronics Facebook Is Working on Letting You Type With Your Brain
Author: 0 Facebook Is Working on Letting You Type With Your Brain

We only share some of those thoughts as speech, which Dugan describes as essentially a compression algorithm. Regina Dugan, who leads Facebook's Building 8 group, gave a remarkable marketing spiel on the company's efforts in shaping the future of human-computer interaction and imagining a future where you can control AR glasses with the brain.

Electronics Facebook will now integrate AR technology in its platform
Author: 0 Facebook will now integrate AR technology in its platform

According to reports, the company was just laying the background for its Camera Effects Platform . Zuckerberg also said that while change won't happen overnight, the technology will surely change the way we use our smartphones. 'That's where the magic of virtual reality comes in. In this virtual space , users can chat , share 360-degrees videos and share their virtual doodles too.

Electronics Will Windows 10 really make your laptop battery last longer?
Author: 0 Will Windows 10 really make your laptop battery last longer?

The first opportunity most users will have to apply Power Throttling will be with 2017's second feature upgrade. The Power Throttling ability works by exploiting the Speed Shift feature found in Intel's Skylake processors or later. Microsoft said that it has built a sophisticated detection system to see which apps are actively used by the user and which aren't, to ensure that user experience isn't being disrupted by the throttling.

Author: 0 Delta Air Lines DAL reiterated as Outperform By Cowen

This represents an increase of 141% compared to the typical volume of 1,279 call options. A number of research firms have recently issued reports on DAL . Company insiders own 0.75% of the company's stock. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link .

Author: 0 Facebook announces its AR Camera Effects Platform

The platform is now available for developers in closed beta, which comes with basic effects such as face makes and style transfers, Zuckerberg did mention that developers will be able to create their own artworks and eventually have thousands to choose from.

Electronics Citroen C5 Aircross SUV unveiled with hybrid tech
Author: 0 Citroen C5 Aircross SUV unveiled with hybrid tech

It'll initially go on sale in China in October this year before arriving in the United Kingdom late next year, when the new C5 Aircross will go up against rivals like the Peugeot 3008, Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar, Seat Ateca and the Volkswagen Touareg.

Electronics Vettel beats Hamilton in tense Bahrain GP
Author: 0 Vettel beats Hamilton in tense Bahrain GP

It's hard to explain. "A great job done by Sebastian and this young dude here (Max Verstappen)". The 2017 Formula One World Championship is shaping up to be one of the most keenly fought in recent years after Sebastian Vettel produced a commanding performance at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Electronics Lenovo's New Flex 11 Chromebook: Available In April For $279
Author: 0 Lenovo's New Flex 11 Chromebook: Available In April For $279

The Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook comes powered by a quad-core ARM processor (clocking at 2.10 GHz), includes a battery that is said to offer up to 10 hours of usage before needing to be recharged, and weighs in at less than 3 pounds. The Lenovo website has more information about the Flex 11 and we'll have a full review as soon as possible. The Flex 11 is built ruggedly. Its ports are reinforced, its touchpad is sealed to protect against accidental spills, and its water-resistant keyboard uses ...

Author: 0 Suspected cellphone thief arrested at Coachella fest

Some of those who'd discovered they'd been robbed began tracking tracking their lost devices using Find My iPhone, an iCloud service created to locate missing iPhones . "Enough people pinpointed it to this person, they notified security, they looked around, they saw a person with a backpack, they detained him and then they called us", Marshall explained.

Electronics Bottas tops Vettel, McLaren bounces back
Author: 0 Bottas tops Vettel, McLaren bounces back

The two days at Bahrain's International Circuit were the first in-season test days of the season ahead of two more at the Hungaroring in August. Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari was 0.294s off Bottas after a relatively limited day of 63 laps. Esteban Ocon set the sixth fastest time after spending a morning in the Force India before handing over to teammate Sergio Perez . Despite no changes having been made to the engine specification since Tuesday's problems, McLaren endured a pretty much ...

Electronics Violence spikes in Indian Kashmir after videos inflame tension
Author: 0 Violence spikes in Indian Kashmir after videos inflame tension

He was released only late that evening. The uptick in clashes led police to investigate the widely circulated video that sparked outrage on social media . Around 100 students were injured as police used batons and tear gas to quell the protests. The incident was caught on camera on April 9, when bye-elections to Srinagar's Parliamentary seat were held.

Author: 0 Facebook launches Augumanted Reality camera effects platform

Similar incidents have been posted on Facebook before. "Even if we were a little slow to add cameras to all our apps, I'm confident we are going to push this AR forward", he said. Augmented reality has numerous same features as artificial reality but can do much more. 'Today, we're introducing a new VR app where you hang out with friends in a fun, interactive virtual environment as if you were in the same room'.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 May Force You To Snub S8!

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones can connect to the sleek new Gear 360 and also allow you to watch stunning VR videos and play ultra-realistic motion games. "Bixby Voice will be available in the USA on the Galaxy S8 later this spring". The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to hit the scene later this year and have a design similar to the Galaxy S8 in many respects, but with a few critical differences.

Author: 0 Galaxy S8: More screen and elegance, but a hefty price tag

Instead, S8 ended up having the same camera as the previous Galaxy S7. Samsung credits software and chip improvements. Samsung will begin shipping its new Galaxy S8 smartphone on April 21, which includes a 12-megapixel camera like last year's model and a sharper 8-megapixel front shooter.

Author: 0 Samsung unveils Galaxy S8 priced up to Rs 64900

Pre-booking begins today. Those who prebook will get a free Convertible Wireless Charger. This year, Samsung has played safe with the batteries and we have a 3,000 mAh battery on the Galaxy S8 and a 3,500 mAh battery on the Galaxy S8+.

Electronics FBI Used Russia Dossier To Greenlight The Monitoring Of Carter Page
Author: 0 FBI Used Russia Dossier To Greenlight The Monitoring Of Carter Page

FBI Director James Comey has cited the dossier, which included some salacious claims about Trump's personal life, in some briefings with lawmakers, according to CNN. Page has denied meeting Russian officials named in the dossier and says he never cut any political deals with the Kremlin. "The discovery process will be of great value to the United States", Page says of his hypothetical lawsuit, "As our nation hears testimony from them under oath, and we receive disclosure of the documents ...

Author: 0 Windows 10 Store to add self-service refunds policy

Requesting a refund is merely a matter of logging into your Microsoft account , navigating to your order history within the Payments and Billing tab, and then selecting the game you wish to refund. Windows 10 recently received its highly anticipated Creators Update, which introduced the new Game Mode for better system optimization while playing games.

Electronics Chicken nuggets order ended flight of Facebook murder suspect
Author: 0 Chicken nuggets order ended flight of Facebook murder suspect

Lane also said she has received support from many, including her family, her boss, and even strangers like two daughters of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., who police say Stephens gunned down on Easter. According to law enforcement, when the vehicle was finally stopped, Stephens was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. "Obviously, he's got deep, deep issues", Williams said of Stephens.

Author: 0 Microsoft Tests Steam-Style Refunds For Xbox One

Microsoft is testing a new refund feature for Xbox One and Windows 10, meaning you might not have to be stuck with your ill-advised impulse purchases forever. The new version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system - the Creators Update - has gone live to PC users in the United Kingdom and around the world.

Electronics Huawei MediaPad T3 Android tablet launched with entry-level specs
Author: 0 Huawei MediaPad T3 Android tablet launched with entry-level specs

It is powered by Qualcomm MSM8917, quad-core A53, 4 x 1.4 GHz processor. The tablet comes with two storage options, one with 1GB RAM with 8GB internal storage and the other with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. On the camera front, the tablet sports a 2-megapixel snapper at the back, and a 2-megapixel front camera as well. The device has two variants - the KOB-L09 that supports LTE and Wi-Fi and the KOB-W09 that connects to the internet only over Wi-Fi.

Author: 0 Turkey PM: Opposition Must Respect Referendum Results

Turkey's "yes" campaign was led by the governing AK Party and supported by the right-wing MHP. "We neither see, hear, nor acknowledge the political reports you'll prepare", Erdogan said later at the Presidential Palace in Ankara. He will be allowed to make judicial and government appointments, issue decrees and declare state of emergencies. Erdogan opposes United States support for Syrian Kurdish rebels because he considers them terrorists and sees their wartime territorial gains as ...

Author: 0 Mark Zuckerberg Doubles Down on AR Future for Facebook

At the F8 developers conference, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the company has started a closed beta program for developers to develop camera effects, kinda like you might see on Snapchat. Each Developer Circle is led by members of the local community who act as leads for the circle, organising events offline and managing a local online Facebook community.

Author: 0 F8 2017: Major Announcements From Day 1 of Facebook's Developer Conference

AR Studio , which comprises of machine learning-powered face tracking, sensor data awareness and scripting APIs, allow developers to make use of Facebook's computing power to create experiences AR experiences without having to invest in the tech themselves, in turn giving Facebook a lead over Snapchat when it comes to mobile AR.

Electronics China announces 'standardised' official names for 6 places in Arunachal Pradesh
Author: 0 China announces 'standardised' official names for 6 places in Arunachal Pradesh

The names have been changed to show Chinese sovereignty. "China has standardized the names of six places in South Tibet, a region that is part of China's territory but in which some areas are now controlled by India,", said China. Guo added that standardising the names from the angle of culture can serve as a reference when the two countries will negotiate the border issue in the future.

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.