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Is AR's Future in Smart Glasses, or Just Your Phone?

With so many smart glasses showing up as prototypes and, sometimes, as finished consumer products, we have to ask ourselves: Where is this all going? Some say the future of augmented reality is a set of glasses you wear on your head, speaking and gesturing your commands. Others think it’s …

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Hacker Adrian Lamo Has Died at 37

Hacker Adrian Lamo died at the age of 37, according a Facebook post from his father. “With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know all of Adrian’s friends and acquaintances that he is dead. A bright mind and compassionate soul is gone, he was my beloved …

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The Engineering Behind the Horrible Florida Bridge Collapse

The people of Sweetwater, Florida were supposed to wait until early 2019 for the Florida International University-Sweetwater University City Bridge to open. Instead, they will wait about that long for an official assessment from the National Transportation Safety Board of why it collapsed just five days after its installation, killing …

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New FAA Rules Take Aim at Dangerous Helicopter Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration today ordered the halt of open-door helicopter flights that use passenger harnesses without quick-release capability, less than a week after such a flight ended with the drowning deaths of five people. Last Sunday evening, a doors-off helicopter catering to photographers and tourists crashed into the East …

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How to turn off Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy S9, S8, and Note 8

The Galaxy S9 has arrived in the United States and around the world. After unboxing Samsung’s latest flagship phone and fawning over its sleek design (and the inclusion of an actual headphone jack), it probably won’t be long before you find yourself hitting the dedicated Bixby button. If you’re a …

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Facebook suspended Donald Trump’s data operations team for misusing people’s personal infromation

Facebook said late Friday that it had suspended Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), along with its political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, for violating its policies around data collection and retention. The companies, which ran data operations for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election campaign, are widely credited with helping Trump more …

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Infinity War’s Thanos proves CGI supervillains are a terrible idea

The final Infinity War trailer presents a terrifying, monumental threat to earth. Armies clash. Dead bodies are strewn about the screen. Music blares. Impressive percussion stirs up emotions. Lightning cracks. And at the center of it all is… Thanos! The terrifying universe-destroyer! Who, unfortunately, looks like a bald purple plastic …

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