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Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR and News Feed with 3D posts

Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR and News Feed with 3D posts

What if you could digitally sculpt a 3D object and share it on Facebook, play with it in virtual reality or insert it into your world with augmented reality? Facebook is polishing up stages one and two today after debuting posts of interactive 3D models […]

Twitter updates its policy on tweets that encourage self-harm and suicide

Twitter updates its policy on tweets that encourage self-harm and suicide

Twitter, which is constantly criticized for not doing enough to prevent harassment, has updated its guidelines with more information on how it handles tweets or accounts that encourage other people to hurt themselves or commit suicide. The update follows an announcement by Twitter Safety last […]

Adecco Group acquires recruiting startup Vettery for $100M

Adecco Group acquires recruiting startup Vettery for $100M

The Adecco Group, a global HR services firm headquartered in Switzerland, announced today that it has acquired Vettery. The financial terms were not disclosed, but a source with knowledge of the deal told us that the price was a little over $100 million. (It’s not […]

Mixer, Microsoft’s Twitch competitor, adds game sales

Mixer, Microsoft’s Twitch competitor, adds game sales

Twitch has long since allowed its streamers to generate revenue from their channels through things like subscriptions, virtual tipping and game sales. Microsoft is adopting one of those features for its own game streaming service, Mixer, with today’s launch of “Direct Purchase.” The addition will […]

Mozilla and NSF awards $380K to small projects connecting the unconnected

Mozilla and NSF awards $380K to small projects connecting the unconnected

The FCC may be hard at work at “bridging the digital divide,” as Chairman Pai so frequently puts it, and the Connect America Fund II will help. But while the big players are setting up, people all over the U.S. are going without reliable internet. […]

Humans sow seeds of destruction by abusing poor robot just trying to walk through a door

Humans sow seeds of destruction by abusing poor robot just trying to walk through a door

You may remember last week that Boston Dynamics’ latest robot, a trim and yellow Spot Mini, has learned to open doors. Seems like at this point you don’t want to anger them. They will find you. Or rather, they’ll find the company’s designated robot abuser […]

College for the 21st century

College for the 21st century

When I was in college, one of the iconic Yale experiences was visiting the Yankee Doodle — a greasy spoon at the corner of York and Elm Streets — and taking the Doodle Challenge. The Doodle Challenge involved eating as many burgers as quickly as […]

Poor cloud security let hackers mine cryptocurrency on Tesla’s dime

Poor cloud security let hackers mine cryptocurrency on Tesla’s dime

The strange new breed of malicious cryptocurrency miners spares no one, it seems: Tesla is the latest to be struck by this trendy form of hackery. A poorly secured cloud computing setup let them waltz right in. It’s only the latest example of several detected […]

6D.ai is building AR tech that crowdsources a 3D mesh of the world

6D.ai is building AR tech that crowdsources a 3D mesh of the world

The problems that augmented reality startups aim to solve often could seem pretty trivial. Just as the HBO show Silicon Valley skewered the industry’s obsession with placing digital mustaches precisely on people’s faces, the problem of allowing multiple phones to know where exactly your coffee […]

Watch Jessica Jones grapple with being a hero in Netflix’s Season 2 trailer

Watch Jessica Jones grapple with being a hero in Netflix’s Season 2 trailer

Netflix’s Jessica Jones is coming back for its second streaming season very soon, and there’s a new trailer you can watch to whet your appetite for the Marvel superhero show. This season looks like it picks up right where the last one left off (it […]