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Facebook announces its AR Camera Effects Platform

Now the tech giant, which has almost 1.9 billion monthly active users, is starting in earnest to build the camera into what the ceo described as "the first mainstream augmented reality platform". The app has been launched in beta for Oculus Rift, the headset built Facebook-owned VR firm Oculus, and will enable users to create a digital avatar of themselves based on their Facebook photos.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ price, deals and pre-order offers

It was only after The Verge spoke to an official at the Galaxy S8 Preview Event in South Korea that we came to know that despite considering it as a possible upgrade, Samsung "has not found any real value in it yet". The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have 8MP front-facing camera. If Microsoft has Cortana, Apple has Siri, Google has Google Assistant and Amazon has Alexa, Samsung will have its own Bixby virtual assistant.

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DJI announces a new, more affordable Phantom 4 drone

The latest members of the family, the Phantom 4 Advanced ($1,349) and the Advanced+ ($1,649) are actually replacing a model, the Phantom 4 ($1,349), which DJI states will be discontinued at the end of April. The Phantom 4 Advanced also has five vision sensors built-in, which let it sense obstacles in two different directions, as well as forward-vision obstacle avoidance.

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

In the meantime, developers will have to settle for a new Camera Effect Platform , which lets users build AR tools for Facebook's in-app camera. Facebook has named its first AR Studio beta partners as Electronic Arts' Mass Effect: Andromeda, GIPHY, Manchester United, Nike, Real Madrid, TripIt, and Warner Bros' Justice League.

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'Pokemon GO' gives Zuckerberg AR dreams; Facebook to venture into AR

Now, Zuckerberg said, Facebook is going to roll out tools to allow developers to create augmented reality experiences that can be reached through that photo feature. CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the crowd not to expect all the new features to show up overnight, but he said the company continues to tweak things, and we will start seeing them roll out over the next several years.

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Xiaomi unveils Mi 6 smartphone with 6GB RAM and Android 7.1.1

This phone sports a 5.15-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD display . So first of all this model will become with the snapdragon 835 QUALCOMM chipset and this will also have 6GB of RAM . The fingerprint sensor and the cameras are situated under the glass. There is good news for Phablet lovers desperately waiting for the Mi 6 Plus.

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US will not give Exxon permission to drill in Russia

The Trump administration rejected Exxon Mobil's request to resume an oil drilling project in Russian Federation that is now blocked by U.S. sanctions, a tangible reminder that American policy toward Moscow has yet to change as much as some observers in both countries had expected.

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Galaxy S8 Fingerprint vs Face Recognition vs Iris Scanner: What's Best?

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will feature a 6.2-inch Quad HD+Super AMOLED display. Powering the S8 is a 3000mAh battery, whereas the S8 Plus is a slightly larger 3500mAh battery. Both the handsets pack 4GB of RAM and come with 64GB inbuilt storage while also supporting expandable storage via microSD card (up to 256GB). The 8 MP front camera sports a sensor with f/1.7 aperture.

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Half-dozen people pucker up to win new auto

The contest started with 20 people showering affection on their "love" on a Monday morning at 8.00 am, and at the last check on Tuesday, 11 were still engrossed with their pursuit, planting kisses. His wife sued the dealership, calling the competition, which in the past had once lasted 87 hours, psychological torture. Talking toMarketWatch, she said she had a "couple of freak-out moments", but continued to refocus her mind - even when her husband suggested she give up.

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Switch Console Sets Record Launch Sales for Nintendo, Says NPD

Nintendo will reveal a "full accounting of worldwide Nintendo Switch " sales during the company's next earnings briefing, which is scheduled for April 27. This has created the odd situation where there have been more copies of that game sold than there are consoles to play it on. So it's not that hard to believe Nintendo's boast that it was able to sell more than 906,000 Nintendo Switches in March, as least in the USA only.

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Paris Terror Attack Halts Presidential Campaign, But Looms Large as Vote Nears

It was the sixth terror attack in Paris in the last 3 years. Despite repeated Islamist militant attacks in France, the euro zone's No.2 economy remains Brussels' overriding worry. Coming days before France votes in the first round of its presidential election Sunday, the shooting puts national security, terrorism and immigration at the heart of an already divisive campaign.

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Does $0.41 justifies Palatin Technologies Inc. (PTN) shares?

Basically, a price target is an individual analyst's projection on the future price of a stock. Thanks to an increase of nearly 38.5% in the past one month, the stock price is now outperforming with 75.59% so far on the year - still in strong zone.

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Zuckerberg confirms: Facebook is developing mind-reading technology

Rachael Franklin , head of social VR at Facebook said , "We have found the easiest way to bring the real you into Virtual Reality ". However, AR is just as viable a technology, yet should cost a lot less to develop and doesn't require any expensive purchases for consumers.

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Facebook trying to augment your reality

Rather than only seeing the images from the virtual world, in augmented reality you see images placed atop what you see with your eyes. Pushed to elaborate, he said , "You can think of it as an extension of the work we're doing on VR". As and when more developers join the program, there will be more stuff on the lines of AR to explore. Looking farther into the future, Zuckerberg said: "We all know where we want to this to get eventually".

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LG V30 Could Feature an OLED Display, Suggests New Report

LG Display is known for supplying curved OLED panels in small quantities for Xiaomi a year ago. LG Display was the sole supplier of OLED panels for the Apple Watch and the manufacturer also provided flexible OLED panels for Xiaomi's Mi Note 2, which was released past year.

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How One of Trump's Comments Angered South Korea

The White House said Friday it is well aware that Korea has been "independent for thousands of years", after President Donald Trump quoted Chinese President Xi Jinping as claiming, falsely, that Korea used to be part of China. Asked about Mr Trump's comment about Mr Xi trying hard to pressure the North, Mr Lu said the two leaders had a full and deep discussion about North Korea when they met earlier this month.

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Facebook murder suspect was recognized at McDonald's drive-thru

The mother of Steve Stephens, who posted a video of him killing an elderly man, said her son had "snapped and turned into a whole different person". CLEVELAND (AP) - A gun range owner says the suspect in a random Cleveland killing that was recorded and posted to Facebook had shot at his facility, and video shows he was warned for breaking rules by practicing "rapid fire".

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Nintendo Offers $20K to Hack the Switch

With the NPD Group's March results nigh, the Nintendo Switch has become the Japanese giant's fastest selling console in the United States, with 906,000 units sold in March. That's not all, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has become a huge seller in its own right, with over 1.3 million units sold. Given the portable nature of the Nintendo Switch, you'll be able to play it pretty much anywhere you go.

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Special Constable hails wife as inspiration for London Marathon challenge

In January, the six-time Paralympic champion said he will never wear a Great Britain vest again after an unsuccessful Paralympic Games in Rio previous year. Organizers said today that the women's pacemakers are targeting a 69-minute first half. Of course, they have to cooperate in the early stages of the race to help each other maintain such a torrid pace.

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Out on Oculus VR now, Facebook Spaces is a virtual social life

Now we know. With Facebook's unveiling of the Camera Effects Platform , developers can build AR tools for the social media network's in-app camera . Smartphones now are packed with sensors that can quickly determine their orientation and location. AI means Artificial Intelligence. Launching in closed beta, the new platform is "act two" in Facebook's AR ambitions, Zuckerberg said.

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Conte takes a swipe at Tottenham coach

Lampard, himself an attacking midfielder who struck 147 goals in 429 appearances for Chelsea , says that Alli's movement is the key to his effectiveness and something he learned to develop. They deserve all the credit for not throwing the towel, and showing fighting spirit till the point possible. Tottenham's progress has been all the more impressive given the financial constraints caused by the club's new stadium, which is due to open for the 2018-19 season and is costing around ...

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Payday 2 Nintendo Switch Port Had Players Scratching Their Head

This means that the Legend of Zelda has sold more than 1.3 million units as of date. A research firm, the NPD Group , tracks the United States gaming industry suggested that the game company sold more of its popular games for the Switch than the units of hardware itself.

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Notable Buzzer: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) , NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)

Sandy Spring Bank now owns 277,037 shares of the software giant's stock worth $16,003,000 after buying an additional 9,165 shares during the last quarter. L L C Has $107.743 Million Stake in Microsoft Co. MSFT has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA & worldwide copyright and trademark law.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 To Feature Dual Camera Setup: KGI Analyst

The devices go on sale for a price tag of Rs Rs 57,900 for the Galaxy S8, and Rs 64,900 for the Galaxy S8 Plus. Presenting the device and its functionality was Julian Thean, senior product manager, IT and Mobile business unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

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IPhone 8 Rumored To Have Rear-Mounted Touch ID & Vertical…

In fact, many have perceived the Samsung Galaxy S line of flagship phones as responses to Apple's innovative originals, even though that has not always been the case. The fingerprint sensor is on the back of the phones and there is Iris scanning available to unlock the phones through the eyes scanning. But as noted, there's more than one way to secure the Galaxy S8 .

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Galaxy S8, S8+ attract huge pre-order from Nigerian users

The company has launched both the Galaxy S8 as well as the Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones here for the Indian market at an event here in New Delhi. Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus will be powered by Samsung's very own Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz Quad+1.9GHz Quad) processor.

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GM announces China version of hybrid Volt

Aston Martin, the now Ford owned British sports vehicle manufacturer launched its AMR performance brand in the Chinese auto market with the debut of the Rapide AMR. With about 45 percent of passenger vehicle sales in China dominated by foreign brands such as Volkswagen, GM, Ford , Toyota and Honda, domestic brands are aiming to boost performance by capturing the SUV market.

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Pakistanis trolled the singer when he tweeted about Snapchat

Snap has also denied that CEO Evan Spiegel said the app was "only for rich people" during a staff meeting in 2015. Snap Inc, the maker of the application Snapchat has been grabbing headlines as remarks allegedly made by the company's CEO, Evan Spiegel has hurt sentiments of increasingly sensitive Indians.

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Celtics shuffle lineup with Green starting over Johnson

Like I said , yeah, we're down one of our soldiers. Chicago have outmatched and outsmarted the Celtics in the first two games and will look to continue that trend at home. Rondo played a pivotal role in the Bulls' getting a 2-0 lead in the series over the Celtics , with 11 points and 14 assists to the point guard's credit in their Game 2 win over Boston .

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Trump's popularity test in Georgia

President Donald Trump is likely to loom large in the 6 district congressional runoff as candidates Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel look toward the June 20 showdown. "Dems failed in Kansas and are now failing in Georgia", Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. With election day 2018 being more than 18 months away, it may be a while until the Democratic Party is able to clench victory.

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Zelda Breath of the Wild sales

Zelda Amiibo were also big movers in March, composing 43% of "interactive toy" sales and causing a 56% year-over-year spike in Amiibo sales. Aside from Ghost Recon Wildlands taking a first place spot and Breath of the Wild in an easy second place finish, the top five consisted of games like Mass Effect: Andromeda, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Major League Baseball the Show 17.

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How to change your homescreen launcher on the Samsung Galaxy S8

With the Note7 debacle barely behind it, Samsung needs to deal with this issue swiftly and firmly, so as not to let it affect upcoming sales of the Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S8 is fueled by a 3,000 mAh Battery. The 12 MP rear camera lens remains the same as in the previous Galaxy S7, but Samsung has said that the camera software has been improved.

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Galaxy Note 8 rumoured to feature dual-camera and 6.4-inch display

The USP of both the devices, however, is the display on the front. It has a 4GB RAM and a 64GB internal storage which can be expandable upto 256 GB. The displays sport a resolution of 2961x1440 pixels, along with the 18:9 aspect ratio. As of 8:00 p.m., about 200,000 of the preordered Samsung smartphones have been opened under new accounts, according to data tallied by three local mobile carriers.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and What It Brings New

As written in CNET , Samsung removed home button, introduced Bixby, a smart digital assistant, and reduced bezels. Both devices feature numerous enhancements, including an improved camera, expandable storage options and increased battery capacity and water resistance.

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Kenya's Keitany eyes WR at Sunday's London Marathon

NY marathon champion Mary Keitany of Kenya will be eyeing her third win in as many attempts when she lines up on Sundayat the London marathon and hopes it will be attained in superfast time. I had won everything I could win and had world records. The 35-year-old said the women's marathon world record of 2 hours 17 minutes and 42 seconds, set by Paula Radcliffe at the 2005 London Marathon, is within her sights as her fellow Kenyans Florence Kiplagat and Vivian Cheruyiot work together with her ...


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