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Snap starts selling Spectacles online in the US for $130

Snap wants to prove to investors in its upcoming IPO that Spectacles can earn money for its business, not just be a brand stunt. So today, Snap begins selling its video-recording sunglasses Spectacles openly online for $129.99 in the US at Spectacles.com. Previously it only dispensed them from Snapbot vending machines ...

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Event Horizon Telescope will soon take the first black hole photo

By using a technique called very-long-baseline interferometry, the EHT team turns all the participating observatories into one humongous telescope that encompasses the whole planet. We need a telescope that big and powerful, because Sagittarius A* is but a tiny pinprick in the sky for us. While scientists believe it has ...

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LG Watch Style review – CNET

The LG Watch Style is a thin and light smartwatch built in collaboration with Google. It’s also one of the first watches to run Android Wear 2.0, Google’s revamped smartwatch operating system. Android Wear 2.0 will arrive on a handful of other watches soon, but the Style and its sibling ...

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Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself

Yes, after pulling herself out of her 1950’s rut as a swimsuit model to become everything from a doctor, lawyer, computer scientist, astronaut and even the president of the United States, Barbie has now become a 3D-animated hologram that can serve up the weather on command. As first reported in Wired, The Hello ...

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When vending machines attack (a university)

A university found that its internet was choking and stuttering. An investigation showed the on-campus vending machines were waging a quiet war, alternately throttling and completely shutting down the connection. The infected soda machines and 5,000 other botnet-infected IoT devices were making hundreds of DNS lookups every 15 minutes. The ...

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Apple iPad Pro 2 Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Apple In November 2015, Apple unveiled the iPad Pro — a super-size variant of the company’s flagship tablet tricked out with a speedy processor, new tricks like split-screen multitasking, and a 12.9-inch display. The Pro model debuted alongside two new accessories — Apple’s Pencil stylus, an ...

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OxSight uses augmented reality to aid the visually impaired

One percent of the world’s population, approximately 70 million people, are blind. That is not a huge number when you think of it in terms of a potential use base for a consumer product, but it is massive when you consider that there are currently few assistive technologies available as ...

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Microsoft Office for Mac gets Touch Bar support

With the new update, Office users can now insert comments, photos and hyperlinks directly from the Touch Bar, while PowerPoint fanatics have new view-specific controls for presentations. Word Focus Mode makes fullscreen useful by moving important style options to the Touch Bar while keeping the main writing window clutter-free. Dragging ...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

An alleged advance look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, leaked by German site winfuture.mobi. winfuture.mobi Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 has been a consummate overachiever, so expectations are high for a rumored updated version at this year’s Mobile World Congress show. Since its debut in 2015, the Galaxy Tab S2 ...

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Lytro pursues 360-degree video and cinematic tools with $60M Series D

Ever-shifting camera tech company Lytro has raised major cash to continue development and deployment of its cinema-level camera systems. Perhaps the company’s core technology, “light field photography” that captures rich depth data, will be put to better use there than it was in the ill-fated consumer offerings. “We believe we ...

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