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Facebook Helicopters To Deliver Internet In An Emergency

But it's easy to see that Facebook is using it as a signal booster sort of like a Wi-Fi range extender, only instead of blanketing your home with internet, it'll beam it to those who need it in developing nations. Millimeter wave technologies, which is what connects Aquila to a station on the ground, continues to provide faster data speeds, Facebook said. "Imagine streaming up to 4,000 ultra-high-definition videos simultaneously", Maguire said.

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Augmented Reality: The battle between Facebook and Snapchat has begun

Though Facebook is encouraging the making of games , for many the first thing they think of when seeing the new tech, it also has an urban art project on the slate as well as a host of other nifty applications. In this fake world users can play games , share photos, take a selfie, or do a video call with someone in the "real" world. For example - if you're taking a shot of a hot beverage then you will find the option to add steam animation or sticker to it.

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Atlus registers domains hinting at the future of the Persona series

The domain registrations were spotted by Twitter user MysticDistance , who noted that both P5D.jp and P5U.jp were registered earlier this week, on April 18. It could be something totally new or like Persona 4 Arena Ultimax , but instead be Persona 5 Ultimax . All of the new domain names that Atlus registered are all acronyms, so we can't necessarily tell exactly what each game name is going to be.

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Apple Brings Live Photos to the Web With New LivePhotosKit JavaScript API

As per Apple's documentation , developers can use LivePhotoKit to create a Live Photos Player on their webpages. Apple has finally chose to solve one of the problems associated with the Live Photos, the web compatibility. You can find the LivePhotosKit JS for the web here. The kit is compatible with Safari, Chrome and Firefox on MacOS and Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer 11 on Windows.

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Blackstone's first-quarter earnings more than double

IFC Holdings Incorporated FL now owns 19,253 shares of the company's stock worth $490,000 after buying an additional 268 shares during the period. Blackstone said it would pay a dividend of 87 cents a share, its second-highest shareholder payout ever.

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Facebook CEO Announces New AR Studio Development Platform

CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the gathering of programmers and other tech folks by talking about augmented reality tools he envisions on Facebook . Users wearing Facebook's Oculus Rift headset log on, create a cartoon representation of themselves, and sit in a virtual environment with friends or family.

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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ now in India, pre-order on Flipkart

There's the fingerprint scanner on the back, face recognition (which uses the phone's front camera) and a dedicated iris scanner up front. With the new Samsung Galaxy S8 series, there is definitely more room for everything, from office documents, games, to videos and photos.

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Tesco PLC (TSCO) Given "Buy" Rating at HSBC Holdings plc

The company has market cap of $57,609. The Company operates in Europe & International Division and South Africa Division. It has a 20.75 P/E ratio. Highstreet Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Restaurant Group PLC (LON:RTN) for 6,452 shares.

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Apple secures permit to test autonomous vehicles

But the DMV's permit confirms Apple's letter to the NHTSA. A five-page letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from Apple indicated their investment into machine learning and automation includes transportation. In October, CEO Tim Cook did not directly address press queries about the rumors of the company's movements in the vehicle arena, but did point out that the company is always on the lookout for new things, and that the automobile industry has a lot of ...

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Evercore ISI Increases Camden Property Trust (CPT) Price Target to $88.00

The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, February 8 with "Hold". Compass Point maintained Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE:GPT) rating on Friday, December 18. Cohen & Steers Inc. increased its position in Camden Property Trust by 1,532.7% in the second quarter. Liberty Property Trust's payout ratio is 78.19%.

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It's over -- Facebook murder suspect kills himself

State police Major William Teper Jr. said the trooper who bumped Stephens' auto "saw him pull the gun out and shoot himself". While the vehicle was spinning out of control Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head, Pennsylvania State Police said.

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Jio trumps others in terms of 4G internet speeds

According to COAI, UP East added the highest number of subscribers (total 75.10 million) in March. So now if you are a movie lover, and love fast downloads who doesn't though then with Reliance jio you could download a movie in just 5 minutes.

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Canadian Pacific Railway revenues rise but earnings per share drop 17%

The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. 4/21/2017-Loop Capital was Downgraded by analysts at Loop Capital from a "Buy " rating to a " Hold" rating. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and global trademark & copyright law.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders eclipse S7

Pre-orders for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone have exceeded those of its predecessor S7, mobile business chief Koh Dong-Jin said on Thursday, suggesting many consumers were unfazed by last year's Galaxy Note 7 fires.

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Moto Z2 Play leaked, looks pretty much like the current model

While the phone can't be seen from all angles in this single image, what can be seen is a familiar design to the old Moto Z Play albeit with a few refinements and touch ups to the style. In the camera department, the device sports an 8-megapixel shooter with LED flashlight on its back and a 5-megapixel selfie camera in the front. It should also have fantastic battery life.

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Logitech Launches Sub £100 G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

There will also be a USB passthrough port so that should the keyboard take up one USB port on your computer, not to worry as the passthrough port will offer you a "replacement" for you to plug in flash drives or charging cables for your phone.

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Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ to launch in India today

While Samsung said that it can be adjusted in the settings , users are saying that they were unable to do so because the display panel was already optimized. The front camera is 8MP with Smart auto-focus and f/1.7 aperture. On the connectivity front, both the devices support Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, GPS, GLONASS and 4G LTE.

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R&D Spending Leaves Huawei Profits Flat Despite 32% Sales Increase

Chinese vendor Huawei reported revenues of CNY521.6 billion ($75.1 billion) for 2016, an increase of 32% compared to the previous year, according to the company's latest financial report. Adding to the impression that Huawei is being forced to work much harder for sales growth was a slowdown at the operating profit level: The Chinese vendor's operating margin shrank to 9.1% past year from 11.6% in 2015.

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Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election

Le Pen is tipped to be one of the top two, in terms of votes, who will qualify on Sunday for a decisive May 7 run-off. "The euro is not a currency", Le Pen said in February . A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in Thursday night's attack in central Paris . "USA bonds will benefit, though US equities may initially sell off too", said Ian Winer, director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities.

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Wells Fargo ups sales practices settlement to $142 million

The OCC's Wells Fargo team received the same reports as early as 2010. Wells Fargo landed in hot water in September, 2016, when it was uncovered that the bank was participating in illegal retail lending practices. In March, Wells Fargo said it had reached a $110 million deal to settle 12 lawsuits filed by customers who claimed to have been ripped off with fees attached to the phony accounts.

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Facebook's social VR platform, Spaces, launches in beta today on Oculus Rift

What's so depressing is that the deep interaction Facebook wants its users to have requires strapping on a large virtual-reality helmet and sitting somewhere quietly at the same time your friends do the same thing. You can invite anyone with a Facebook Messenger account to join a virtual party or chat. You can also better customise these avatars by tweaking things like the hairstyle, skin tone, etc.

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Policeman, attacker killed in Champs-Élysées terror attack

A note expressing support for ISIS was found near the body of the gunman who killed a French cop on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, officials said. He was arrested in February on suspicion of plotting to kill officers but was released because of lack of evidence.

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Apple leak suggests AR glasses are in the works

The study lead then referred her to an optometrist and secured the prototype unit for analysis. The report, sent out on April 14, is titled "Impact Descriptions Reported in [Santa Clara Valley] from Last Month", and contains everything from inconsequential reports from employees after running into a door, all the way up to people seeking medical attention after testing new Apple products.

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Apple's self-driving auto program detailed in DMV training doc

Rumors have persisted for years that it was creating its own self-driving auto under Project Titan , although it's possible that Apple is now focusing its efforts just on the technology required for autonomous vehicles. According to the document, Apple drivers must pass seven different tests before they are fully trained. Pressing the brake pedal or grabbing the steering wheel in Apple's test vehicles will disengage the electronic driving mode, but drivers can accelerate without overriding ...

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Canada's telecom regulator rules online data be treated equally

The CRTC's existing decisions and frameworks, which now includes its approach to differential pricing , constitute a net neutrality code. If ISPs set different prices depending on the content, they are, in a way, influencing Canadians in their choice of content, "the organization said in a media presentation on Thursday".

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Zuckerberg Makes First Public Comments in Cleveland Murder Case

At the Tuesday conference in California, Facebook founder and Dobbs Ferry native Mark Zuckerberg expressed his condolences to the family of a Cleveland man whose death was posted on the social media site on Easter. CLEVELAND - Pennsylvania police say a cellphone used to record video of a Cleveland retiree's shooting death that was posted on Facebook was not found in the killer's auto.

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Facebook wants you to hang out with your friends in VR

Facebook Tips. 2,130,027 likes · 7,092 talking about this. If you believe in Dunbar's number and the concept that there's a limit to the number of stable relationships a human can have (according to anthropologist Robin Dunbar it's 150 relationships) then we can't be friends with everyone.

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Facebook Takes Deeper Dive Into Augmented Reality

Well , the camera is the first AR platform that has new AR features that will be baked into Facebook's apps as camera options, with Zuckerberg showing off virtual images popping up off of the breakfast table. The Camera Effects platform is created to be compatible with future augmented reality hardware, such as eyeglasses but in the meantime the effects will be available inside Facebook's Camera feature on smartphones.

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Free Xbox Games With Gold For May 2017 Revealed

The second Xbox One title, Lara Croft and The Temple of Osiris , is a top down twin stick shooter/platformer that can be played by yourself or with friends in co-op. What do you think about Xbox Game Pass? This seems to be a very solid offering of games from Microsoft for May 2017, though this time it looks like the Xbox 360 games are more interesting than the games on Xbox One.

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Pence to talk trade, security and koalas during Australian visit

Widodo, who wants more foreign investment as he seeks to boost Southeast Asia's top economy, said the leaders had focused on "the United States commitment to enhance the strategic partnership with Indonesia, focusing on cooperation and investment".

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The Rock and Jason Statham Are Getting a 'Fast & Furious' Spinoff

The Fast and Furious franchise, which now stretches to 8 films over 16 years, has made a whopping $4.5 billion, and it is still growing - expected "8" aka The Fate Of The Furious to easily tip that close to the $5 billion mark. I think it would have been easy to write her character out of the story. And, as the living characters in Virginia Woolf's "The Waves" are influenced by the deceased Percival, the Fast and Furious family is stalked by the missing presence of Paul Walker's character, ...

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Injustice 2 New Shattered Alliances Trailer Showcases Brainiac

We won't know until Injustice 2 lands on the PS4 and Xbox One on May 16. Krypton which is the home planet of Superman and Brainiac was destoryed due to the explosion of its Kryptonite core. The trailer also gives us more meat to the story of Injustice 2 , seeing that the heroes will have to come together in order to battle a much larger threat.

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Intel Corporation (INTC) Reportedly Rushing New Chips Because of AMD Ryzen

The launch of Coffee Lake microarchitecture which is reportedly based on 14nm process node was earlier scheduled for January 2018; now it was moved to August 2017, half a year ahead. The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X comes with eight cores ad 16 threads which allow the processor to clock in at a speed of 3.60 GHz and have an overwhelming 95W TDP.

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Qualcomm: ARM-Powered Windows 10 PCs will be arrive in Q4 2017

That's a big promise, but one that could change the complexion of the Windows 10 market if successful. At any rate, it's an exciting development to see ARM chips emerge as an alternative to Intel and AMD processors when it comes to Windows 10 devices.

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Smart card Plastc goes under despite $9 million in preorders

Now Plastc's customers want to file a class action lawsuit against the company, which they describe as "a scam". A later update advises disappointed backers to keep copies of all their communications with Plastc on file. The principal investment group postponed, then eventually terminated its round of funding according to the company. Despite the amount of money raised, Plastc continually delayed the release of its smart payment card.


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