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Facebook is partnering with Luxottica (owner of Ray-Ban, Chanel, Oakley and other brands) on AR glasses nicknamed Orion. According to tipsters, the eyewear would be a promising phone replacement. Orion AR Glasses users will be able to take calls, Livestream to social media followers, and much more. The device will bear functional similarities to Google Glass. If you’re excited to get your hands on Facebook’s AR Glasses, you’ll have to wait for a mighty long time. According to insider sources, Orion wouldn’t be launched until somethin...
The French Minister of the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, warned that Libra, Facebook’s controversial cryptocurrency, won’t be permitted in France if it’s launched as planned next year. Speaking at an OECD conference in Paris, the minister said Facebook Libra would put national security and sovereignty of governments at risk. Le Maire - an outspoken opponent of the cryptocurrency – also said that Libra threatens to undermine the euro and destabilize the entire French economy. He told the crowd that if France’s economy took a hi...
Apple on September 10 unveiled the iPhone 11, its new flagship models sporting dual-lens camera, improved durability, and a faster A13 chip. The iPhone 11 starts at $699 and is sold alongside iPhone 11 Pro ($999) and iPhone 11 Pro Max ($1099). What does Apple have in store for us? Below we’ve listed all key specs and features of the new iPhone 11. What's new in iPhone 11? iPhone 11 Display The iPhone 11 features a 6.1-inch LCD display that Apple calls a Liquid Retina HD Display. It comes with a 1792 x 828 pixels display at 326...
As first reported by MacRumors, an internal build of iOS 13 suggests Apple’s long-rumored AR headset is in the works. The development of an augmented reality display comes as a surprise as numerous rumors in the past suggested the project had been axed. Let’s take this news with a grain of salt, shall we? StarBoard: Apple AR Glasses Apple’s iOS 13 builds include a “STARTester” app which might allow the augmented reality headset to be used as both a head-mounted wearable, as well as a handheld device. The California-based iPhone m...
Microsoft contractors have listened to voice recordings made by owners of its Xbox One console, according to Motherboard. Like Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple, which have all been charged with secretly listening to private recordings, Microsoft listened in on audio recordings from Cortana (on Windows) and listened to Skype calls when people users the app’s language translation feature. Motherboard spoke to several Microsoft contractors who said they were hired by the company to review Xbox and Cortana voice commands to improve it...
“China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea increasingly use cyber operations to threaten both minds and machines in an expanding number of ways – to steal information to influence our citizens, or to disrupt critical infrastructure,” wrote Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats in a global threat assessment report released earlier this year. Turns out, the reality is graver than that. The United States Army is unprepared for future informational warfare. Speaking at the military technology conference TechNet Augusta on Tuesday, Gene...
NASA’s Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3) completed an initial set of tool operations designed by the Satellite Servicing Projects Division, making the idea of using water ice, oxygen or methane from other worlds as fuel for spacecraft seem plausible. The ability to store and transfer cryogenic fuels will help enable interstellar voyages in the far future. Currently, any spacecraft to far away destinations such as the Moon and Mars must carry all of its propellants with it from launch to termination. This requires the spacecraft to c...
Elon Musk surely knows how to set off a twitterstorm. On August 16, he sent a tweet: “Nuke Mars!” Does this mean the founder and CEO of Tesla literally wants to nuke the Red Planet? We hope not! Planet Earth is still experiencing the repercussions of setting off two nuclear bombs. It would be insane to dream of colonizing another planet only to nuke it before half of the Earth’s population hasn’t even left the surface yet. Nuke Mars! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 16, 2019 What’s intriguing is that Elon Musk has conveniently...
In 2016, France became the envy of countries racing for a renewable future when it turned a one-kilometer stretch of a roadway into the world’s first solar road. After less than three years in operation, the project has turned out to be an absolute disaster, reports French newspaper Le Monde. The road surface has deteriorated beyond recognition, according to the paper. The photovoltaic panels that made up the 2,800 square meter of road surface have started peeling off the road and cracking. The world’s first solar road project was a...
Facebook is back in the news facing fresh scrutiny over its handling of user data. Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. The company confirmed that it has been transcribing users’ audio and said it was no longer doing so. Since 2015, Messenger has offered to transcribe audio clips, although this feature is turned off by default. Facebook claims that the users who opted in to the feature had their audio clips reviewed by third-...