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Google Earth Gets Virtual Reality a Makeover

On Tuesday, Google Earth released new features that will let users see the world like never before. I’m Feeling Lucky: Suggests locations that are “a little bit off the beaten path” – like a spot that a local might recommend. Knowledge Cards: Gives more information on certain locations & includes ...

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Mark Zuckerberg Unveils New Augmented Reality Tools

In San Jose, California, Facebook unveiled its Camera Effects Platform, a set of augmented reality tools for outside developers, on Tuesday at its annual F8 developer conference. “We are going to make the camera the first mainstream augmented reality platform.” — Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook The features: The initial ...

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Facebook Messenger Gets Extra Shot

Following last year’s big push to bring chat bots to its Messenger app, Facebook unveiled new capabilities and improvements on Tues at its annual developer conference in California. “We got a-lot of attention for opening our platform and right after we got a-lot of attention for all of the work ...

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Uber Said Used Secret Software To Track Lyft Drivers

From 2014-2016, Uber reportedly had a secret program, named “Hell,” to spoof Lyft accounts and track its main America competitor’s drivers, according to The Information. How It’s Worked: In addition to using fake passenger accounts to see driver locations, Uber noticed that it could track each driver’s habits, and even ...

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Octopuses Defy The Genetic Usual

Octopuses is some of the most intelligent creatures on Earth. They can open jars, escape fish tanks, are expert tool-makers, and are skilled in camouflage thanks to their ability to change in both texture and color. A scientists team led by Joshua Rosenthal at the Marine Biological Laboratory and Eli ...

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Chinese News App Increase $1 Billion

Toutiao, a Chinese personalized news recommendation app, reportedly raised around $1 billion in Series D funding at an $11 billion valuation from firms like CCB International and Sequoia Capital China. Why it matters: Because 2017 is quickly becoming the year of Chinese tech unicorns. It’s not that they did not ...

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U.S. Government Drops Request On Anti-Trump Twitter Account

Just a day after filing a lawsuit against the American government to protect the identity of an anti-Trump user account, Twitter is withdrawing it as the federal information request has been dropped. At the center of the lawsuit was a user account, @ALT_USCIS, which has been tweeting critically of President ...

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Annual H-1B Cap Met In First Four Days

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has received at least 85,000 applications for H-1B visas, meeting the cap for 2018 in the first four days of the lottery. Congress allocates 65 thousand visas for high-skilled immigration workers — with an additional 20 thousand for workers with advanced degrees — ...

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Google Denies It Has a Gender Pay Gap Even As Labor Department Insists

Google is busy in a bitter dispute with the American Labor Department over allegations that the Internet giant pays its female employees less than their male counterparts. According to a Guardian report, Labor Department regional director Janette Wipper testified in court on Friday, “We found systemic compensation disparities against women ...

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Apple Made Popular Productivity App Free to Download

    TechCrunch reported late Wednesday evening, “The technology giant bought the popular Workflow app & its small team of 4 staffs.” Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Workflow has been a hit with IOS users since it debuted in 2014. People can use the app to essentially create ...

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