Daily Archives: June 3, 2018

Apple’s AR bet still has a lot to prove

As Apple gears up for its developer keynote conference tomorrow, one of its bigger announcements is likely to be new changes coming to its augmented reality platform. Since announcing ARKit last year, the tech giant has hardly been sheepish about its belief in AR’s potential. “I think AR is big and profound,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told CNBC. “I don’t ...

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Monetizing computing resources on the blockchain

Ben Dickson Contributor Ben Dickson is a software engineer and the founder of TechTalks. More posts by this contributor Unlocking the potential of eye tracking technology Can you trust crypto-token crowdfunding? A while back, a blockchain startup approached me with their pitch, a decentralized social media application in which users can earn money by simply doing what they already do ...

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‘Crisis was avoidable’: Ex-German migration agency head slams interior ministry’s failure to act

A lack of coordination by the Interior Ministry led to a “de-facto bankruptcy” of the German migration service during the refugee crisis, its former head said, claiming that it could have been avoided had Berlin acted prudently. The former head of the German Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Frank-Juergen Weise, has lashed out at the German Interior Ministry ...

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Monetizing computing resources on the blockchain

Ben Dickson Contributor Ben Dickson is a software engineer and the founder of TechTalks. More posts by this contributor Unlocking the potential of eye tracking technology Can you trust crypto-token crowdfunding? A while back, a blockchain startup approached me with their pitch, a decentralized social media application in which users can earn money by simply doing what they already do ...

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Thousands flee lava & ash fallout after deadly Guatemala volcano eruption (VIDEOS)

The deadly eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire has affected more than 1.7 million people and created havoc in surrounding municipalities, sending thousands of people fleeing for their lives through streets buried in ash. As least seven people have been confirmed as killed so far – including two children who were burned to death while standing on a bridge watching ...

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Goodbye, zero-g football! Top 5 moments of Russian-US-Japanese ISS crew

An international three-man team returned to Earth Sunday after spending nearly half a year doing hard, cold science in orbit – which included playing sports, chatting with world leaders, and riding a vacuum cleaner in zero-g. A Soyuz craft capsule carrying Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Scott D. Tingle, and Japan’s Norishige Kanai landed safely in Kazakhstan on Sunday, ...

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Microsoft is reportedly acquiring GitHub

New reports out of Redmond this weekend have Microsoft set to purchase the popular coding site GitHub. Bloomberg is citing “people familiar with the matter,” stating that the deal could be announced as early as tomorrow. The new story follows similar reports late last week of discussions between the two parties. The deal certainly makes sense for Microsoft, as the software ...

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Volcano of Fire shoots ash 10km into air, triggers evacuations in Guatemala (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The Volcan de Fuego in Guatemala has erupted, shooting ash 10 km into the air and blanketing villages within 25km of the crater. Residents in the vicinity of the volcano have been advised to evacuate. After awakening on Sunday, and for the second time this year, the Volcan de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) has generated strong pyroclastic flows in the ...

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US teacher faces 6 months in jail for feeding live puppy to turtle in front of students

A science teacher in Idaho, who fed a sick puppy to a turtle in front of his students, has been accused of animal cruelty and faces a possible six-month prison sentence, as well as a fine of $ 5,000, if found guilty of misdemeanor. Robert Crosland of Preston Junior High School was charged on Friday, after an investigation by the ...

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Half of Afghan children miss out on school due to fighting, poverty & discrimination – UNICEF

Almost four million kids in Afghanistan are unable to attend school classes because of security and poverty issues, as well as discrimination against girls in the country, a new report by the UN agency for children reveals. Some 3.7 million children aged between seven and 17 are deprived of their right to education in Afghanistan, UNICEF’s Global Initiative on Out ...

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