Facebook is testing a new Wi-Fi service in India

Facebook’s latest effort to provide people with internet so they can become Facebook users is taking shape as Express Wifi, a new program that lets phone owners in India purchase data from local internet service providers. Effectively, Facebook is providing software that helps local ISPs and entrepreneurs sell and provide internet …

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Jawbone reportedly tried to sell itself

Wearable maker Jawbone recently tried to sell itself to a hardware manufacturer, according to a report today from The Information. People with knowledge of the company’s plans told The Information that Jawbone’s top executives have continually engaged in conversations with potential buyers, stressing the company’s financial obligations to investors. The company …

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The world's first VR camera satellite launches next summer

SpaceVR has signed a launch agreement to send its virtual reality satellite to the International Space Station using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2017. The small startup has contracted NanoRacks — a company that runs the commercial laboratory aboard the International Space Station — to prepare Overview 1, SpaceVR’s twin-camera …

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Cupping is the latest therapy fad to draw attention at the Olympics

If you’re following the Olympics, you’ve probably noticed the buzz around “cupping” after Michael Phelps and US gymnast Alex Naddour performed in Rio. The two athletes sported big red dots on their skin and social media exploded with viewers wondering what those remarkably large, round hickeys are. It turns out …

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This VR gun uses haptic feedback to simulate real gunfire

Two years ago, Striker VR demoed an early version of its haptic recoil system designed to make fake guns feel like they’re being fired while in virtual reality, a project that was initially designed for military training. Now the company is back with the Infinity v1, a working prototype of a …

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