Saturday, June 24, 2017
Facebook is overhauling its in-app camera to embrace the next era of augmented reality visual communication pioneered by Snapchat. The new features include Snapchat-style animated selfie masks, overlaid graphics, and geofilters; Prisma-esque fine art-themed style transfer filters and some...
Alibaba acquired a controlling stake in Lazada , the Rocket Internet-backed e-commerce company in Southeast Asia, for $1 billion earlier this year, and now it is taking steps to turn the business into the ’emerging market Amazon’ that it...
A new study by IDC shows the market for smartwatches is shrinking. I think they are ugly, and mechanical watches are art. The worldwide smartwatch market experienced a round of growing pains in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16),...
In this Scientific American video, Rubik's Cube master Ian Scheffler, author of the new book Cracking the Cube, explains some of the math behind "speedcubing." Scheduler's book sounds fascinating even though the only way I could get my Rubik's...
Researchers from MIT and the University of Southern California 3D printed tiny, and quite beautiful, sculptures out of two different materials that usually expand when heated. But the specific architectures of these sugarcube-sized sculptures instead enable them to shrink...
Image: bbc LONDON — A controversial "rape" scene on Sunday night's episode of Poldark has left viewers shocked, with many calling for a boycott of the show. The scene — broadcast Sunday evening — showed the show's eponymous character...
Google announced this morning two strategic partnerships with Visa and Mastercard aimed at expanding the reach of its mobile payments service, Android Pay. The company says that Android Pay users who are shopping online from their smartphones will soon...
Maybe not everyone is convinced they need a smartwatch? According to a new industry report from IDC out this morning, smartwatch shipments experienced “significant” declines in the third quarter, as total shipments were down 51.6 percent from the same...
Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman on television, was on board with the decision but many disagreed. The United Nations named Wonder Woman its Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls Friday. The announcement was timed to...

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When Jeremy Corbyn appears at the Glastonbury Festival (official) – and the crowd sings "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn" back at him.

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