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Dual-lens action camera live-streams 3D video

With a pair of wide-angle lenses taking in the action, the SID camera from Weeview is a compact, 3D-shooting and live-streaming camera. Designed to produce footage suitable for VR applications and headsets, the camera, which is currently on Kickstarter, also

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Dual-lens action camera live-streams 3D video

With a pair of wide-angle lenses taking in the action, the SID camera from Weeview is a compact, 3D-shooting and live-streaming camera. Designed to produce footage suitable for VR applications and headsets, the camera, which is currently on Kickstarter, also

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Rocket Lab launches orbital-class rocket from a private site for the first time

 Rocket Lab has made history today, launching an orbital-class rocket to space from a private launch facility for the first time ever. The launch took place at 16:23 NZST (9:23 PM PT) on Thursday, using one of Rocket Lab’s Electron

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Career coaching service Paragon One gets $1.9M seed funding from investors including Y Combinator

 College is supposed to be a life-defining experience–but that doesn’t mean students always graduate with all the skills they need to build their lives. Paragon One, an online career coaching service and mentor marketplace, wants to fill in the gaps.

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Europe approves rules that would force Facebook and other social sites to tackle hate-speech

Facebook may be taking steps to tackle hate speech and other unsavory content but the European Union could soon force it to do more. Plans have been approved for rules that require online content providers such as Facebook, YouTube and

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One year from GDPR, organizations are struggling to get compliant by the deadline

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th 2018, but a new survey by data protection company Varonis shows companies are struggling to meet the deadline and are pessimistic about its effects. The results from

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Did human ancestors split from chimps in Europe, not Africa?

It’s generally accepted that humans originated in Africa and gradually spread out across the globe from there, but a pair of new studies may paint a different picture. By examining fossils of early hominins, researchers have found that humans and

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Did human ancestors split from chimps in Europe, not Africa?

It’s generally accepted that humans originated in Africa and gradually spread out across the globe from there, but a pair of new studies may paint a different picture. By examining fossils of early hominins, researchers have found that humans and

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Volkswagen’s next generation electrifies the Golf at Worthersee

Volkswagen already has the e-Golf and the Golf GTE, and now it’s expanding its lineup of electrified Golfs … for show, anyway. The German automakers’ apprenticeship program has produced two new-look hybrid Golfs, the Golf GTI First Decade and Golf

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Volkswagen’s next generation electrifies the Golf at Worthersee

Volkswagen already has the e-Golf and the Golf GTE, and now it’s expanding its lineup of electrified Golfs … for show, anyway. The German automakers’ apprenticeship program has produced two new-look hybrid Golfs, the Golf GTI First Decade and Golf

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Acko is an ambitious digital play to disrupt India’s $10B insurance industry

 Acko is an under-the-radar startup that wants to disrupt India’s insurance industry through a digital-only model. This week it stuck its head above the parapet and announced that it has raised $30 million to get started on its bold plan.

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Appian prices application software IPO at $12

 Virginia-based Appian is finally braving the public markets, after a long journey as a private company formed in the dot-com boom of 1999. Appian announced Wednesday that they priced their IPO at $12 per share, raising $75 million for the company.

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Dodge Demon pricing reveals it’s good bang for your buck

The Dodge Demon caused a serious stir when it launched at the New York Auto Show in April, but some details remained unclear: namely, how much it would cost. Now we have a price tag, it’s clear the road-legal dragster

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Dodge Demon pricing reveals it’s good bang for your buck

The Dodge Demon caused a serious stir when it launched at the New York Auto Show in April, but some details remained unclear: namely, how much it would cost. Now we have a price tag, it’s clear the road-legal dragster

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Microsoft will pay you $25 to use Groove

Steaming music is all the rage nowadays, and there is certainly no shortage of services. Quite frankly, you really can’t go wrong when selecting one, as many of them are great. With that said, for an optimal experience, Apple Music

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Hololens could let flight attendants read your emotions

The Microsoft HoloLens is still awaiting a commercial release, but since the company started shipping Development Edition headsets around the world last year we’ve already begun to see some fascinating potential real-world applications. Air New Zealand has recently revealed it

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Hololens could let flight attendants read your emotions

The Microsoft HoloLens is still awaiting a commercial release, but since the company started shipping Development Edition headsets around the world last year we’ve already begun to see some fascinating potential real-world applications. Air New Zealand has recently revealed it

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OpenStack services monitoring: Challenges and solutions

If you have previously worked with cloud platforms, you will be familiar with the distributed and decoupled nature of these systems. A decoupled distributed system relies on microservices to carry out specific tasks, each one exposing its own REST (Representational

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Sony revamps its Digital Paper tablet with new screen and interface

 Sony’s mammoth 13-inch Digital Paper tablet, essentially a huge Kindle you can write on, is still a pretty rare sight, but I’ve always had a soft spot for it. So I’m glad the company is doubling down on this unique

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Smart mannequin is made to be patted-down

Although nobody likes getting a pat-down when going through airport security, the people administering those inspections probably aren’t wild about it, either – if their touch is too soft they could miss a concealed object, yet if it’s too hard

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