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Niantic CEO: AR will reach full potential ‘when we get the glasses‘

Imagine playing Pokeacute;mon Go not with your phone, but with a pair of augmented reality glasses. That is the future that John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic (the company behind Pokemon Go) wants. The potential for AR is immense, he said at t...

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Head of Facebook‘s future lab will leave early next year

Its only been 18 months since Facebook enticed Googles advanced technology lead, Regina Dugan, to work at the social networks secret hardware lab, Building 8. Before starting Googles Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) , Dugan worked as...

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Play Atari‘s ‘Centipede‘ on a tiny, authentic arcade cabinet

Theres something special to playing a vintage arcade cabinet, but its usually impractical to own one. Its no mean feat to lug a gigantic machine into your home, and youll probably have to restore it to recapture its glory. Atari and New Wave Toys...

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Intel aims to conquer AI with the Nervana processor

Intel makes some pretty fast chips, but none are very efficient at the hottest thing in computing right now: Artificial intelligence (AI). Deep-learning apps that do computer vision, voice recognition and other tasks mostly just need to run matrix ca...

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Online shoppers can now use Venmo to pay for their new gear

Its already great for paying back friends and splitting the rent, but Venmo is about to get even more useful. In a bid to court a more youthful generation of online shoppers, PayPal -- the popular apps parent company -- announced this morning that...

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Roku Express will be available in Canada in November

Canada is getting a new version of the Roku Express, the company announced today. The tiny device, which is aimed at consumers new to streaming, is five times more powerful than its predecessor. It was unveiled on October 2nd as a part of Rokus refr...

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Snap and NBC form a studio just for mobile-only TV shows

Snap, which is Snapchats parent company, has been having a little bit of trouble attracting new users to its service. That may be why the company is teaming up with NBCUniversal to produce content for entertainment specifically on apps. The new as-y...

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GM aims to be the first to test self-driving cars in New York City

It looks like New York City will be hosting its first test of fully autonomous vehicles very soon and surprisingly, theyre not from Waymo or Uber. Instead, General Motors and Cruise Automation have submitted the first application for sustained testi...

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Twitter is the latest to fill your feed with auto-playing video ads

Your Twitter feed is going to get even busier thanks to the microblogging service unlocking auto-playing video ads for advertisers. Starting today Video Website Cards are available to every ad-buyer. In limited beta tests (like the one embedded below...

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Snapchat has cute AR foam fingers for you to wave at NBA games

With its 2017-2018 season getting ready to tip off tomorrow, the NBAs been quite busy making tech announcements ahead of it. Not only did it reveal an augmented reality app for the iPhone yesterday, but now its teaming up with Snap Inc. on a brand...

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Google Calendar for web gets a much-needed makeover

Google Calendar on the web has finally caught up to its sleeker, more visually appealing sibling for mobile. The big G has given the G Suite member a much-needed visual refresh, updating its color palette to look more like the mobile apps and even g...

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Dropbox targets freelancing workers with new ‘Professional‘ tier

Its been a year and a half since Dropbox first showed off Smart Sync (then known as Project Infinite), a feature that would let everything stored in your Dropbox account show up on your computer, whether the file was located on your hard drive or...

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Researchers use AI to banish choppy streaming videos

Nobody likes it when their binge watching is disrupted by a buffering video. While streaming sites like Netflix have offered workarounds for connectivity problems (including offline viewing and quality controls), researchers are tackling the issue he...

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Digital rights groups speak out against EU plan to scan online content

For the past few years, the European Union has been developing reforms that would turn Europe into a Digital Single Market. Under such a structure, anyone in Europe would be able to buy goods and services online from any of the EU member states, not...

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Engadget giveaway: Win a Sense smart security router courtesy of F-Secure!

With smart home technology proliferating and cybercriminality afoot, adding data security to your home network is a wise move. F-Secures new Sense router can help monitor your home and provide feedback on the state of your network, IoT gadgets and e...

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ZTE Axon M hands-on: A new hope for dual-screen phones

Many companies have tried to make the mythical dual-screen folding smartphone a reality. All of them have failed. But ZTE thinks its time to try again. Now that Android supports multi-window apps, the company expects it will get enough buy-in from d...

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DxO‘s snap-on smartphone camera is coming to Android

DxO, the company best known for its lens and camera scores, is also behind one of the nicer smartphone-attached cameras out there, the 499 DxO One. Up until now, it has only supported the iPhone and iPad, but the company has revealed that it will so...

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Microsoft‘s internal bug database was hacked in 2013

Over four years ago, Microsofts internal database for bug tracking was apparently breached by hackers. It was discovered in 2013 but never disclosed to the public, according to five former employees of the company who spoke with Reuters.

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Google Advanced Protection is for high-profile hacking targets

Many internet giants offer security measures like two-factor authentication (which you should really use) to keep your account safe from hackers. But there are a handful of people who are so valuable as targets that hackers will go after them specif...

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Audi made an escape room to promote its E-Tron cars

The rise of the escape room has been incredible. Teams of people all over the world are now regularly battling zombies, embarking on real-life Legend of Zelda adventures or playing armchair detective via Facebook Live in fun, safe but wholly manufa...

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Microsoft‘s Surface Book 2 includes a brawnier 15-inch version

Microsofts Surface Book has grown long in the tooth, to put it mildly: the base model hasnt been touched since 2015, and even the Performance Base version was really just a higher trim level instead of a true follow-up. At last, though, theres a p...

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The Pixel 2 has a surprise: Google‘s first custom imaging chip

Google didnt spill all the details about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL at its October 4th event. As it turns out, these phones have a secret weapon: Googles first custom imaging chip (and indeed first system-on-chip of any kind), the Pixel Visual Core...

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Pixel 2 and 2 XL review: Google‘s best phones get even better

Googles first Pixel smartphones werent just smartphones; they were a proclamation that Google was more than just a software giant. They were proof that it could craft first-class devices that showed off what Android was really capable of. The new P...

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Google‘s second Daydream headset is all subtle improvements

Samsungs Gear VR ushered in an age where we strap our phones to our faces for entertainment. But when it debuted last year, Googles 79 Daydream View managed to make the whole process look just a little less geeky. To coincide with the launch of it...

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