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Spectacle-selling Snapbot deployed at the Grand Canyon
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 Not even 24 hours after we got the last Snapchat Spectacle vending machine location, there’s a new one: near the Grand Canyon in Arizona, closest to the small town of Meadview. The new spot is striking distance from Las Vegas, and should provide a beautiful road trip for anyone adventurous enough to make the drive. […]






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Beyond Nokia: A love story
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 It was October 2011. Verena Rentrop and Elsie Parumog, two Nokia staff stationed on opposite sides of the world, were having a routine work chat when something more pressing came up. With another wave of restructuring underway, which would see Nokia lay off thousands of employees over the next few years, the close but remote relationship that […]






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Gillmor Gang: Real News
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 The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, October 29, 2016. Mainstream meets streaming media as we await the transition to the new administration. The Gang tackles the fake news pandemic with a requiem for truthiness scheduled for January 20. @stevegillmor, @borthwick, @kevinmarks, @fradice, @kteare […]






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Hitman creative director looks back at Hitman’s first season and games as a service
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 Hitman is a weird video game franchise. You incarnate an assassin-for-hire and you have to kill various targets in different cities around the world. But you get to decide how you want to do it. While many AAA games are putting a lot of emphasis on cut scenes, story lines and closed environments, game developer […]






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The Smart Garden 9 is a self-contained kitchen garden for your “herbs” and vegetables
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 When we last met Click & Grow they were selling a massive wall garden designed for indoor gardening. Their new product, called the Smart Garden, is a self-contained kit pod for growing fruits, vegetables, and “herbs” that costs $129 on Kickstarter The system is quite simple. You fill the water tank, place in small pods […]






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Behind The Scenes with the tech powering Cirque Du Soleil’s newest show, Luzia
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 When the folks at Cirque Du Soleil invited us to check out some of the technology behind its latest show, Luzia, I just couldn’t say no. They’ve built all kinds of incredible stuff for this show. Read More






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Zuckerberg reveals plans to address misinformation on Facebook
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 He’d been dismissive about the reach of misinformation on Facebook, saying that false news accounted for less than one percent of all the posts on the social media network. But a slew of media reports this week have demonstrated that, although fake posts may not make up the bulk of the content on Facebook, they […]






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Snapchat Spectacle vending bot lands at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena
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 Another day, another Spectacles vending machine location. This is the fifth place the Snapbot has appeared, to sell its first-person video capturing sunglasses to droves of willing Snapchat fans (or at least people hoping to turn a tidy profit by reselling them on eBay). Today’s spot is in Pasadena, at the Rose Bowl Stadium where […]






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After decades of dreaming, indoor location’s time has come
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 The precise information you need, delivered exactly when and where you need it. Personalized engagement and experiences. Easy step-by-step navigation. These are just some of the things you get with indoor location-based services. Similar functions have existed outdoors for years, but indoor location services have seen much slower adoption. But that’s about to change. Read […]






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