Magic Leap One Mixed Reality Glasses, Shipments of ‘Creator Edition’ to Go Live in 2018

Magic Leap One Mixed Reality Glasses, Shipments of ‘Creator Edition’ to Go Live in 2018

A long time after teasing its development, Magic Leap has finally unveiled the Magic Leap One mixed reality glasses. The new wearable is currently available as a “creator edition”, which means it won’t be available to the masses but to the creators who want to build new experiences using a mix of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The Google-backed company is set to provide open access to its SDK with all the relevant tools, documentation, and support in early 2018, while the Magic Leap One goggles will be…

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WhatsApp Data Sharing With Facebook Requires User Consent, French Privacy Watchdog Says

WhatsApp Data Sharing With Facebook Requires User Consent, French Privacy Watchdog Says

  France’s data privacy watchdog may fine messaging app WhatsApp if it does not comply with an order to bring its sharing of user data with parent company Facebook into line with French privacy law. The French data protection authority – CNIL – said on Monday it had told WhatsApp to comply with the order within one month, and pay particular attention to obtaining users’ consent. If WhatsApp does not comply it could sanction the company, the watchdog said. The CNIL said WhatsApp did not have the legal basis to…

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Microsoft Store Won’t Get iTunes This Year, Disappointing Windows 10 S Users

Microsoft Store Won’t Get iTunes This Year, Disappointing Windows 10 S Users

While some Windows 10 S users were highly anticipating the debut of iTunes from the past some months, it has now been reported that iTunes will not be available in the Microsoft Store this year. The latest move counters the promise of bringing iTunes to Windows Store by the end of 2017 that Microsoft made at its Build conference back in May. The Windows Store has since been rebranded to the Microsoft Store. An Apple spokesperson confirmed the delay in the process of adding iTunes to Microsoft Store, which was…

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Google Maps Go App Launched on Google Play Store

Google Maps Go App Launched on Google Play Store

Within a few days of its launch, the Google Maps Go app is now available to download from the Google Play Store. Google, at an event in New Delhi recently, had released Android Oreo (Go edition), an operating system meant for smartphones 512MB to 1GB of RAM. The new Google Maps Go app is part of a series of lightweight apps that will slowly become available for such devices. Google Maps Go joins the ranks of Files Go and Google Go that recently became available for download on the Play…

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Google Assistant Coming to Android Tablets, Android 5.0 Lollipop Phones

Google Assistant Coming to Android Tablets, Android 5.0 Lollipop Phones

Google Assistant, the tech giant’s virtual personal assistant, is rolling out to Android tablets, after having launched on phones, smart speakers, Android Wear watches among others. Google Assistant will be available for all Android-powered tablets running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The personal assistant is also rolling out for phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop. For Android tablets running Nougat and Marshmallow, the Google Assistant update will be available in the coming weeks to users with their device language set to English in the US only. On the other hand, phones…

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Cortana Gets Gmail Integration to Let You Go Beyond Microsoft Services

Cortana Gets Gmail Integration to Let You Go Beyond Microsoft Services

In a competitive move against Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant, Microsoft has finally brought the ability to connect Cortana with Gmail on a Windows 10 machine. The new integration lets you use the Cortana assistant to access information directly from your Gmail account and view your new emails as well as the contacts and calendar records stored on a Google account. You can enable the new experience on your Windows 10PC by adding Gmail as a Connected Service on Cortana. Firstly, you need to make sure that you’re running the latest Windows 10 build on your system,…

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WhatsApp Web gets Picture-in-Picture mode, private replies: Report

WhatsApp Web gets Picture-in-Picture mode, private replies: Report

WhatsApp for Web has reportedly been updated with new features like Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode and private replies. According to WABetaInfo, the new features are currently rolling out for WhatsApp Web version 2.7315. Additionally, WhatsApp for Android could soon be updated with a slew of new features like tap to unblock, shake to report, and an invite via link shortcut. The new PiP mode in WhatsApp for Web will allow users to continue texting while attending a video call. There will be a new icon within the video call window, which allows a user to enter…

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Facebook Messenger Instant Games to Get Live Streaming, Video Chats, and More

Facebook Messenger Instant Games to Get Live Streaming, Video Chats, and More

Launched in May this year, Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games is getting upgraded with features like a new live-streaming option that lets you broadcast Instant Games to all your friends and followers with Facebook Live. Another feature will be rolled out for select games in which users will be able to video chat and play these games during a video call. Let’s begin with the new live streaming functionality for Facebook Messenger Instant Games. Casual gamers who are looking to share their gameplay and have an audience watch it are in luck as Instant Games…

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Google Pulls YouTube From Amazon Devices, Escalating Spat

Google Pulls YouTube From Amazon Devices, Escalating Spat

A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two Amazon.com devices and criticised the online retailer for not selling Google hardware. The feud is the latest in Silicon Valley to put customers in the crossfire of major competitors. Amazon and Google, which is owned by Alphabet, square off in many areas, from cloud computing and online search, to selling voice-controlled gadgets like the Google Home and Amazon Echo Show. The stakes are high: many in the technology industry expect that interacting with computers by…

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Instagram Launches Stories Archive and Stories Highlights

Instagram Launches Stories Archive and Stories Highlights

Instagram on Tuesday rolled out two big updates for all Instagram profiles – Stories Archive and Stories Highlights. These two features are part of Instagram’s effort to let users save their stories for later use and give them another platform to represent their profiles. Stories Archive lets you add your stories to the Archive feature. Stories will automatically save in your private archive for you to reference later. You can reshare Stories from your archive to your current Story, share them as a post in feed, add them to a…

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