Facebook Weighing Up Legality of Facial Recognition in Upcoming Smart Glasses

Facebook is reportedly weighing up the legal implications of building facial recognition technology into a pair of smart glasses that the company is currently developing and which it intends to launch later this year. Prototype Project Aria AR glasses Facebook is using to research AR tech According to BuzzFeed News, Facebook’s chief of AR and […]

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Border Disputes Threaten Climate Science in the Himalayas

Molden recalls how bad blood almost thwarted a key program involving the sharing of water data. In that instance, he says, an international team of scientists had gathered in Nepal, at ICIMOD headquarters, when one scientist claimed—without evidence—that data sharing would create a national security threat. Molden says he worried that the scientist would press […]

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Minnesota and Arizona Bills Aim to Let Developers Skirt Apple’s In-App Purchase Rules

After North Dakota tried and failed to pass legislation that would have paved the way for third-party App Store options, Minnesota and Arizona have introduced new bills that would loosen Apple’s control over ‌App Store‌ developers. A Minnesota bill shared by Star Tribune would force Apple and Google to keep products from Minnesotan developers on […]

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Review: SwitchEasy’s MagDoka and MagStand Add MagSafe Compatibility to iPhone 11 Models

SwitchEasy recently came out with a series of “MagEasy” accessories that are designed to add MagSafe compatibility to older devices or to iPhone 12 cases that aren’t equipped with built-in magnets. The MagDoka is a circle-shaped magnetic ring that attaches to an iPhone or an ‌iPhone‌ case using adhesive. It’s 2mm thin and doesn’t add […]

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