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Samsung wants to improve video calls by replacing you with an AR emoji

Samsung wants to improve video calls by replacing you with an AR emoji

When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S9, we got tired of its augmented reality emoji pretty quickly. It was an obvious reaction to Apple's Animoji, but not as well implemented and with little practical use.
Senators call for DOJ to stop blocking medical marijuana research

Senators call for DOJ to stop blocking medical marijuana research

Bipartisan senators are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to cease efforts by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to slow medical marijuana research. In a letter sent Thursday, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
Apple’s purchase of Shazam is now under investigation by the EU

Apple’s purchase of Shazam is now under investigation by the EU

The EU has launched an investigation into Apple’s acquisition of music identification service Shazam. It’s concerned that the deal could shrink consumer options for mobile music streaming services within the EEA (European Economic Area).
Amazon Embraces AR And VR With Sumerian Platform

Amazon Embraces AR And VR With Sumerian Platform

Amazon is no stranger to changing company direction and expanding into new markets. Starting out as an online bookstore, Amazon is now one of the giants of technology, with fingers in almost every conceivable pie.
Bitcoin's latest climb brings post-Tax Day rally to more than 8%

Bitcoin's latest climb brings post-Tax Day rally to more than 8%

Bitcoin jumped Friday morning, bringing its post-Tax Day gains to more than 8 percent.The cryptocurrency spiked about $300 to a high of $8,554.97, according to CoinDesk's bitcoin price index. Bitcoin was trading more than 2.7 percent higher near $8,500 as of 4:10 p.m. ET.
Apple's iPhone X will be killed off this year, analyst says

Apple's iPhone X will be killed off this year, analyst says

Apple iPhone X is likely to be discontinued this year if earnings from one of the company's top suppliers is anything to go by, according to an analyst.
Google’s Chrome Browser Gets Support for Oculus Rift VR Headset

Google’s Chrome Browser Gets Support for Oculus Rift VR Headset

Google just extended virtual reality (VR) support for its Chrome browser to work with VR hardware made by Facebook’s Oculus: The Windows version of Chrome now works natively with the Oculus Rift headset and Oculus Touch controllers,
We put Apple's iPhone X up against Google's Pixel 2 — and Apple’s phone is still king

We put Apple's iPhone X up against Google's Pixel 2 — and Apple’s phone is still king

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Icahn Will Sell Tropicana Casinos in $1.85 Billion Deal

Icahn Will Sell Tropicana Casinos in $1.85 Billion Deal

Eldorado Resorts Inc. and real-estate company Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. are teaming up to buy Carl Icahn’s casino operator, Tropicana Entertainment Inc., for $1.85 billion in cash, adding to a wave of consolidation in the gambling industry.
HTC Vive Pro Gets Augmented Reality Features

HTC Vive Pro Gets Augmented Reality Features

A software update for the recently released HTC Vive Pro virtual reality head-mounted display unlocks the ability for developers to create augmented realit games and experiences for the gear. The update allows developers to make use the Pro’s two front-mounted cameras to stream live video onto the displays, which can then have images overlaid on top of them in real-time,


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