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What’s under those clothes? This system tracks body shapes in real time

With augmented reality coming in hot and depth tracking cameras due to arrive on flagship phones, the time is right to improve how computers track the motions of people they see — even if that means virtually stripping them of their clothes. A new computer vision system that does just that may sound a little creepy, but it definitely has ...

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‘Can’t work with this woman’: Key ally Seehofer reportedly jabs Merkel over migration

On the back of the latest round of fighting over illegal immigration, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer of Bavaria’s CSU party reportedly castigated Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying he “can’t work with this woman anymore.” Horst Seehofer, a heavyweight of Bavarian and German politics, previously unveiled a new strategy called the ‘Migration Masterplan.’ It would allow German authorities to turn back ...

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‘UN vote on Gaza violence shows isolation of US, Israel & proves this oppression has no future’

The UN resolution condemning Israel shows overwhelming international recognition that what’s going on in Gaza is wrong and that there’s no future in continuing this oppression, investigative journalist Rick Sterling told RT. The UN has adopted a nonbinding resolution condemning Israel’s excessive use of force during clashes in Gaza which have left more than 120 Palestinians dead since the end ...

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Apple previews the Apple Books app replacing iBooks on iOS this fall

First previewed during WWDC, Apple has just given us another peek at the iBooks revamp (a version of which has been floating around for some time now). Apple Books is launching on iOS during the fall. The “biggest books redesign ever” features a newer, cleaner UI, with a larger focus on cover art than its predecessor. Also new here is ...

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Prime savings to reach around half of Whole Foods Market stores this week

Amazon and its grocery store chain Whole Foods announced this morning that savings for Prime members will make their way to ten more stores across the U.S. this week, including Arizona, Georgia, Oregon, North Carolina and Washington, among others. The tie-up gives Amazon shoppers another reason to join the Prime membership program – 10 percent off on-sale grocery items at ...

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iPhone shipments to fall by 20% this year – report

Apple will ship 20 percent fewer iPhones in 2018, Japanese financial daily the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing industry sources. According to the report, Apple asked suppliers to reduce component production by 20 percent for three new iPhone models, scheduled for the second half of 2018, compared to last year’s plans for its iPhone X and iPhone 8 models. Read ...

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'Get me off this f**king plane!' Passenger aircraft diverted after death threats on board

Passengers on a Virgin Australia flight were given a fright when a woman loudly threatened to kill people unless pilots landed the plane. She warned others not to get near her, saying she couldn’t breathe. Read more The overnight flight from Melbourne to Perth had only been in the air for a little over an hour when the woman started ...

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Amazon is bringing Alexa and Echo to France this month

Amazon just got a step closer to world smart speaker domination. Starting today, users in France can pre-order the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Spot. The standard Echo and Echo Dot will start shipping to users next week. The display-equipped Echo Spot will arrive at some point next month. Naturally, the expansion also includes a French version of Alexa. As the ...

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This DIY smart mirror is small, stunning and full of features

Several years ago Google X engineer Max Braun published a medium post on a smart mirror he made and now he’s back with a new version that’s smaller and smarter. This is a smart mirror I can get behind though I still find smart mirrors completely frivolous. He published his project on Medium where he explains the process and the ...

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Apple is introducing a health record API for developers this fall

For all of the news that Apple managed to cram into today’s 135 minute (!) WWDC keynote this morning, the event was actually pretty light on health care updates. It was a bit of a surprise, given how much of a focus the company has put on the space at past events. Apple did announce an interesting health tidbit today ...

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