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Facebook has opened its augmented reality platform to the public

For users, that means that they can add AR overlays on top of their pictures as they take them, but for developers it also means that they are now able to freely design then deploy to Facebook their own customized and stylized AR picture overlays.

Gemind December 2017 Meteor Shower Tonight

Good viewing conditions are expected in the Upstate, but we could have some clouds for the mountains as we have the remnants of northwest flow snow showers lingering Tuesday night. "They move relatively slowly across the sky so are easy to photograph, and you can get one or two fireballs among them". It'll take 20-30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark.

That was fast: Cleveland Browns already hire a new general manager

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam introduced new general manager John Dorsey on Friday morning and said the team "absolutely" complied with the NFL's Rooney Rule that requires National Football League teams to interview at least one minority candidate.

Google blocks YouTube access from Amazon's streaming devices

Also available is Thursday Night Football live on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV while Amazon's library of 4K high dynamic range (HDR ) titles are also available on Apple TV 4K. Amazon and Google's tit for tat relationship has taken to new heights after Google announced on 6 December 2017 that it will be restricting YouTube access on Amazon products.

Internet must be open: TRAI backs net neutrality

The guidelines issued by India's telecom regulator state that no internet access service provider shall resort to any form of discrimination , restriction or interference in the treatment of content, including practices like blocking, degrading, slowing down or granting preferential speeds.

Microsoft Office apps now available for all Chromebooks

Microsoft Office has been available on Google's Chromebook Pixel for a while now, but the arrival of the suite to all Chromebooks is a big move for Microsoft and a nod to the growing popularity of Google's lightweight laptops. As we have mentioned earlier, until recently, only a few Chromebooks were compatible with Microsoft Office. All devices can now download the Microsoft Office applications from the Google Play Store, no matter who manufactured the device.

USA online sales surge, shoppers throng stores ahead of Black Friday

Sears Holdings, which earlier this year warned there is "substantial doubt" it can remain in business, started its Black Friday sales at the beginning of November, putting virtually everything in both Sears and Kmart on sale. Which day is best for discounts? Unfortunately, this TV is already sold out at the $69.99 Lightning Deal price, but you can add yourself to the wait list or buy it at the regular price of $132.99.

Tencent Gains Exclusive PUBG Operating Rights In China, Vows To Demolish Cheaters

With 22 million people around the world owning PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds accounts, having half of the game's players occupy servers that aren't their own local areas affects each game's lag and bullet detection. PUBG in China will therefore be "different" and "catering to the preference of Chinese gamers", according to its South Korean creator, PUBG Corp.

Apple Reportedly Acquired AR headset Startup Vrvana for $30 million

Apple shares were slightly higher in premarket trade, and have gained 49% in 2017, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 19% and the S&P 500 has gained 16%. That piece of hardware never came to market, but the engineers behind it will not have a chance to contribute to something potentially bigger. Specifically, Totem relies on an array of cameras to enable 6DoF tracking and capture live views of the outside world for display on OLED panels located in front of a user's eyes.

Apple's HomePod delay is the right decision

According to a statement given to TechCrunch by an Apple representative, the company is delaying the release of its HomePod speaker systems until next year. At that time, Apple said the smart speaker would go on sale by the end of 2017 for $349. It stands 7 inches tall and features six microphones, which will listen for your command to Siri.

Some Pixel 2 XL Users Are Reporting An Unusual Screen Flashing Issue

The Google Pixel 2 XL users also reported that their units are having burn-in issues with the new P-OLED display and other devices are making clicking and high pitch frequency sounds. Owners of both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handset are already being recruited to join a class action suit against Google, HTC and LG because of issues with the display on both phones.

Samsung opens Android Oreo beta program for Galaxy S8

Samsung has just kicked off the beta program for its Samsung Experience 9.0 update, which, among other things, updates the phones to Android 8 .0 Oreo. Now if you want something ultra-thin, providing protection from minor scratches and scuffs while retaining the phone's design, then Peel's brand new cases might be for you...

Pay with Google and speed through checkout

When you use this option , Google will send the merchant your payment information and shipping address using the information from your account, meaning you won't have to type a thing. More impressively, Google says that 71 of the top 100 sites on the web no use HTTPS by default, which is up from 37 sites just a year ago. As a result, users will no longer have to fill out laborious payment forms, instead tapping pay with Google and then their method of choice to complete a transaction.

Volvo Polestar unveils its first auto Polestar 1

Polestar expects that most customers would use the auto in electric mode only for most of the trips. Also helping the Polestar 1 excel on twisty roads, the Öhlins Continuously Controlled Electronic Suspension system fits an electronic valve to each Öhlins shock absorber, monitoring driver inputs and road conditions and making adjustments within two milliseconds to provide precisely tailored suspension performance.

Mississippi school shedding Confederate name, being renamed after Obama

The decision to change the name was made following a vote on Tuesday by the school's Parent-Teacher association. The school is now named after the late Jefferson Davis . After the Confederate surrender, he was accused of treason and imprisoned for two years, but never tried. Last month, the episcopal church that Confederate commander Robert E.

Apple doesn't intentionally 'slow' down old iPhones

One thing you will notice with the new emojis is that there are many that are now "genderless" since that seems to be what people have been asking for. This update also includes the ability for users to covert their Sways to other file formats. For the iPhone 6, GPU performance scores increased over time, and only a small jump at the time of iOS 10's release was seen, and another larger increase for iOS 11.

50000 evacuate as Bali volcano swells

Almost five million people visited Bali past year - a lot of them from mainly from Australia , China and Japan. Around 62,000 people lived in the danger zone prior to the evacuations, according to the disaster mitigation agency. The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation raised the alarm on Friday. "The mountain has not erupted until now". More than 1,000 people died when Mount Agung last erupted in 1963.

Disabling Bluetooth, Wi-Fi on iOS 11? Don't Use Control Center

Long press on the torch, for instance, and you'll get the option to decide how bright it is. Either perform a clean install using iTunes or go to Settings General Reset Erase All Content and Settings . The fact that the beta version of iOS 11 was jailbroken gave everyone hope that there's a chance to develop a jailbreak for iOS 11 as well if the exploits that have been used by the hackers will not be patched of course.

Jacksonville hospital nurses posting 'inappropriate' photos/videos with babies

The Naval Hospital Jacksonville employees who reportedly posted a viral video of newborn babies "dancing" will likely face criminal charges. Two enlisted nurses from the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, have been removed from their posts after images and video surfaced on Snapchat showing inappropriate and potentially risky treatment of babies in their care.

Minecraft: New 3DS Edition Available for Download Right Now

On New Nintendo 3DS, Minecraft offers Survival and Creative modes, plus five skin packs and two new texture packs and more. The announcement was made by Nintendo during a live video stream last night. You can either play the game using touch controls which is an innovative take on Minecraft world while the traditional button and analog controls can be used for a more laid back experience.