This Week In XR: Oculus Under The Microscope With Other Facebook Properties

This Week In XR: Oculus Under The Microscope With Other Facebook Properties
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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 15:18:02 | Tech

Rocket Lab is developing two spacecraft based on its Photon platform to orbit Mars, studying the planet’s magnetosphere in order to gain a better understanding of the ways in which Mars’ climate has changed over time. The science mission was awarded through NASA’s Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx) progr ...

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 15:09:20 | Tech

Today, venture firm Andreessen Horowitz is officially launching its media property, called Future. I’m on vacation today but couldn’t resist covering this fascinating new project.  The publication will initially focus on topics related to areas that the firm invests in but will expand over time using a mix of full-time staff, paid contributors and ...

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 15:03:59 | Tech

A long running privacy fight between Belgium’s data protection authority and Facebook — over the latter’s use of online trackers like pixels and social plug-ins to snoop on web users — has culminated in a

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 15:03:58 | Tech

Chaos and crisis are sisters, and none more so than when you dial for emergency help. A call to 911 in the United States and urgent numbers globally spins off a number of additional calls to emergency response teams, ambulances, hospitals and other actors who need to coordinate action to save your life. Theoretically, everyone should be working off ...

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 15:03:57 | Tech

Social calendar app IRL has been busy building a messaging-based social network, or what founder and CEO Abraham Shafi calls a “WeChat of the West.” Following its pandemic-fueled growth and further push into the social n

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 14:28:30 | Tech

On the heels of making an acquisition in December of home management startup Setter, Thumbtack — one of the pioneers in the home services gig economy — has raised a big round to double down on the model. The company has raised a fresh $275 million, money that the company plans to use

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 14:18:13 | Tech

French startup Klaxoon is announcing a product update for its whiteboard collaboration platform as well as a new hardware product. With Hybridity, the company is going to sell ready-to-use conference rooms that optimize hybrid meetings between people currently in the office and people on the go. Let’s start with the software update. Last year, the ...

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 14:03:51 | Tech

G2 Venture Partners, a firm that spun out of Kleiner and Perkins Caufield & Byers, has raised $500 million to support entrepreneurs that aim to make existing industries more efficient, environmentally friendly and socially responsible.   With Fund II, G2 is most bullish about technologies in transportation, logistics, manufacturing, agriculture ...

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BBC.co.uk | 15. 06. 2021 14:00:06 | Tech

From October 2025, there will be no new updates or security fixes for Windows 10.

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 13:53:26 | Tech

Kai-Fu Lee’s Sinovation Ventures has its eyes on a niche market targeting software developers. In April, the venture capital fund led a $10 million angel round in Jingling, a Chinese startup developing Linux-based tablets and laptops, TechCrunch learned. Other investors in the round included private equity firm Trustbridge Partners. Jingling ...

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AppleInsider.com | 15. 06. 2021 13:49:42 | Tech

Seven months after its US launch, the HomePod mini is now on sale in Austria and Ireland, and is listed as coming in June to New Zealand.HomePod mini is now available in more countriesApple has officially released the HomePod mini in three more countries, although the update to Apple New Zealand's website has yet to be completed. That country now l ...

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AppleInsider.com | 15. 06. 2021 13:49:41 | Tech

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it will examine if Apple and Google constitute a duopoly on mobile devices given their control over app stores.WestminsterAlongside its existing examination of Apple over the App Store, the CMA has begun investigating whether the dominant iOS and Android platforms represent unfair ...

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 13:46:48 | Tech

Fundraising is something that every startup goes through, but every startup’s journey looks a bit different. There is a very specific reason jaw-dropping fundraising rounds happen—and why they don’t. Find out here how to turn your network of investors into capital.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 13:46:46 | Tech

Woke-washing creates the appearance of intention without the substance of action.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 13:46:45 | Tech

Last October, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) identified cybersecurity as a priority area and announced plans to heavily invest to provide the best cybersecure environment for the games.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 13:46:43 | Tech

We can no longer inherently trust that our software supply chain is free from security vulnerabilities.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 13:46:42 | Tech

New analysis shows used electric vehicles are cheaper to own in California than used gas vehicles. Policymakers can seize this affordability opportunity to reach economic, equity, and climate goals.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 13:46:41 | Tech

The rich capabilities of unsupervised AI are an ideal fit for many of the functions of today’s service desk.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 13:46:39 | Tech

Sempre Health will use the new capital to expand its program of discounts for prescription drugs.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 13:46:38 | Tech

Despite the efforts of marketers, the healthcare community and the mainstream media, the wall of misinformation often seems impenetrable.

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 13:33:18 | Tech

Tests are king in many school systems and other educational environments: they are seen as an efficient way to assess what knowledge students have retained, and how well they do on a level playing field where everyone has the same exam to take. Some, however, believe that system is flawed, and today a startup that’s built a platform to provid ...

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 13:33:18 | Tech

Self-expression for many consumers today comes in the form of social media and apps. But if you’re a larger business, even if you can’t ignore platforms like Facebook, a website still remains central part of your digital equation. Today, Duda — which has built a platform for larger businesses, and typically the agencies they emplo ...

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BBC.co.uk | 15. 06. 2021 13:30:12 | Tech

The UK competition authority says it has launched an investigation into the mobile phone market.

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BBC.co.uk | 15. 06. 2021 13:06:18 | Tech

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the web, is auctioning off a digital certificate for his code.

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 12:58:40 | Tech

Uber and Kia Europe are teaming up to offer drivers in 20 European markets deals on buying, leasing, financing or renting Kia’s e-Niro and e-Soul, the latest move by the ride-hailing giant to achieve its emissions goals.  Uber has committed to being a zero-emission mobility platform across Europe by 2030, and hopes to get up to 30,000 Uber drivers ...

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 12:58:39 | Tech

Twitter is looking at adding new features that could help users who are facing abusive situations on its platform as a result of unwanted attention pile-ons, such as when a tweet goes viral for a reason they didn’t expect and a full firehose of counter tweets get blasted their way. Racist abuse also remains a major problem on Twitter’s ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 12:40:19 | Tech

It's been 460 days since Stephen Colbert last delivered a late night show monologue in the studio to a live audience. As of Monday night, he's back. Although it's been an absolutely terrible year, many of us have found refuge tuning into A Late Show (temporarily renamed during the pandemic) featuring Colbert in a repurposed storage room with on ...

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AppleInsider.com | 15. 06. 2021 12:39:32 | Tech

Users of Apple's Podcast app will now see options to subscribe to shows, where the creators have chosen to support subscriptions.You can now support your favorite podcasts and get ad-free episodesApple has now launched its delayed podcast subscriptions service. As of June 15, 2021, when a user of Apple's own Podcast app goes to a show page, they ca ...

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AppleInsider.com | 15. 06. 2021 12:39:31 | Tech

Purchasers of Apple devices will continue to get a free trial of Apple TV+, but it will also soon be reduced to three months instead of a year.Apple TV+ launched in November 2019Starting July 1, 2021, users who buy an eligible Apple device will get three months of Apple TV+ for free. It's the first across-the-board change to the trial offer since i ...

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 12:19:59 | Tech

The deluxe Italian speaker manufacturer Sonus faber has just added two new models for its affordable Lumina range. The Lumina V is a flagship floorstanding model while the Lumina II is a standpoint speaker.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 12:19:57 | Tech

In the face of a growing climate emergency, the G7 club of rich nations came up with a statement that was light on details about how they would curb their greenhouse gas emissions, or indeed help other countries to curb theirs.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 12:19:56 | Tech

It's time for politicians to move from commitments to action. Investor appetite and public acceptance of renewables is up, now policy makers must act to reach low carbon goals in 2050.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 12:19:54 | Tech

Considering the global women’s health market is predicted to be worth $50 billion by 2025, it seems somewhat ironic that one of the more silent voices tends to be that of Big Pharma.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 12:19:53 | Tech

These competitors to Apple's AIrPods Pro are well worth worth auditioning as they offer Hybrid ANC and support for aptX Adaptive and AAC audio codecs. They really are a bit of a bargain.

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BBC.co.uk | 15. 06. 2021 11:25:27 | Tech

Newsbeat sits down to talk about the next Forza Horizon game with one of the brains behind it.

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 11:07:27 | Tech

With the gig economy came the need for ID verification, thus startups like OnFido (raised $188.8 million) appeared, alongside several others. But this sector is by no means ‘done’ yet. Now, OCR Labs, which emerged from Australia, has announced a €12.5M / $15 million Series A funding round led by Turkish investors Oyak Group, to expand its services ...

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 09:59:05 | Tech

Filaments, hundreds of millions of light-years long, were just caught spinning.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 09:59:03 | Tech

The Madden 22 cover news is coming Thursday, but that's not all.

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 09:50:16 | Tech

Despite the pandemic’s economic impact, Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem has proven to be very resilient. In fact, a new report from investment firm Golden Gate Ventures predicts a record number of exits will happen in the region over the next couple of years, thanks to factors like a maturing ecosystem, more secondary buyers and the emergence of ...

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 07:11:40 | Tech

Scurri develops software for companies in the e-commerce game to manage and optimize their packaging, dispatch and delivery of goods.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 06:52:35 | Tech

What happens to resale marketplace SeatGeek when the ticket sellers who supply their inventory pull it down in protest of how SeatGeek blocked them from buying Bruce Spron

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 06:18:13 | Tech

French startup Upflow has raised a $15 million Series A round. The company wants to help you chase late payments. It optimizes how you collect payments from your customers in order to improve your cash-cycle. Investors in today’s funding round include 9yards Capital, existing investor eFounders, as well as N26 co-founder Maximilian Tayenthal, Uber ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 04:58:43 | Tech

It seems Batman is officially a selfish lover. So many years spent training to become a master detective, yet he may still have difficulty locating the G-spot. In a feature published on Monday, Variety explored how superhero stories are evolving in order to keep audiences engaged. However, it is an anecdote from Harley Quinn co-creator and executiv ...

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AppleInsider.com | 15. 06. 2021 04:40:07 | Tech

Apple's forthcoming iPadOS 15 will provide partial support for the NTFS format, bringing the mobile operating system in line with macOS.Files on iPadOS is unable to move, modify or write files in the format typically used by Windows machines, though users can now read files from a connected NTFS drive as they would on Mac.While utility is limited, ...

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 04:36:26 | Tech

Myocarditis, or inflamed heart muscle, can be seen following Covid-19 vaccination. But it is more severe and more common with acute Covid-19 illness and infection.

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Forbes.com | 15. 06. 2021 04:04:51 | Tech

As NASA prepares to launch in 2022 to explore asteroid 16 Psyche, new research reveals that it may not be the “failed planet” core that scientists suspected.

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SkyNews.com | 15. 06. 2021 03:33:54 | Tech

There has been a worldwide focus on mental health in recent years, with awareness campaigns attracting royal and political support - particularly during the pandemic.

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TechCrunch.com | 15. 06. 2021 03:00:49 | Tech

Jaguar Land Rover is developing a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle based on the new Defender SUV and plans to begin testing the prototype next year. The prototype program, known as Project Zeus, is part of JLR’s larger aim to only produce zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles by 20236. JLR has also made a commitment to have zero carbon emissions across ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 02:49:35 | Tech

Not even two years ago, finding a 5G-enabled smartphone in the United States was both difficult and not worth the effort. The networks were either nascent or nonexistent, and the number of devices that actually supported 5G was stunningly low. Lord, how times have changed. Even if 5G networks are still hit-or-miss depending on where you live, you c ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 02:49:34 | Tech

TL;DR: As of June 14, snag an AirTag Protector Case for only $14.95 — a 50% discount. The whole purpose of Apple’s AirTags is to protect your stuff — whether you’re traveling, constantly on the move, or just super forgetful. But what protects the protector from all the wear and tear it sees on a daily basis? An AirTag Prote ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 02:49:33 | Tech

Google Workspace — the company's suite of business tools previously known as Google Suite — is now free, and available to everyone. This may be confusing to some Google users, who have been using apps such as Gmail, Meet, and Docs for a while without paying a dime. But Google Workspace does have some extra features which were previously ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 02:49:32 | Tech

The Morning Show's engaging first season ended on quite the cliffhanger: Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) and Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) went rogue on air to call out their show's toxic work environment. A dramatic teaser for the series' second season — which streams on Apple TV+ later this year — gives a gripping peek at the f ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 02:49:31 | Tech

Save $18: Through June 22, add Paramount+ as a Prime Video Channel and get your first two months for 99 cents each. The subscription will renew at $9.99 per month. If you've been debating adding yet another streaming service to your lineup with Paramount+ solely because you want to watch the iCarly reboot, you're going to want to take advantage of ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 02:49:30 | Tech

SAVE $30: Stay fit this summer with the Amazon Halo fitness tracker, on sale for just $69.99 as of June 14 — for Prime members only. With tons of early Prime-exclusive sales already popping up ahead of the annual two-day shopping holiday, it definitely pays to be a Prime member. As of June 14, Prime members can score $30 off the Halo fitness ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 02:49:29 | Tech

Just months ahead of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, on International Women's Day no less, the U.S. women's soccer team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for "years of ongoing institutionalized gender discrimination." Suffice to say, it was an enormous moment. The team's fight for equal pay made headlines around the globe, as did the horre ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 02:49:28 | Tech

TL;DR: Stock up on wine for the season with this Winc wine delivery deal. As of June 14, get $165 worth of credit for only $89.95. Gone are the days of endlessly searching the wine aisle for the perfect bottle to please your palate. In fact, gone are the days of setting foot in the wine aisle if you don’t want to. With Winc Wine Delivery, yo ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 02:49:27 | Tech

Save $113.05: Renewed models of Dyson's Pure Hot + Cool Air Purifier (HP01) are going for $335.95 at Amazon as of June 14. That's $113.05 off the regular renewed price and $185.99 off the MSRP. Year-round allergies are fun because each month brings a new trigger for clogged sinuses and red eyes. The excitement! The anticipation! To try to keep you ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 02:49:27 | Tech

SAVE $319.01: The Razer Blade 15 is a great, high-end gaming laptop, and it's on sale ahead of Prime Day — save $319.01 when you pick one up at Amazon.  Trying your hand at PC gaming can be an intimidating task if you're going the route of building a setup from scratch. It's a huge investment — not only will you spend a ton on act ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 02:49:26 | Tech

TL;DR: Set the mood this summer with the Trelab HD77 Bluetooth speaker, which is on sale for 9% off. As of June 14, grab one for just $71.99. The one thing that makes everything from camping trips to pool parties better is music. If you’re in need of a Bluetooth speaker that can keep up with you all summer long, check out the Treblab HD77. T ...

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Mashable.com | 15. 06. 2021 02:49:25 | Tech

IPVanish $3.25 a month (1-year plan) View Product The Good Minimalist • intuitive design • P2P availability • Does not keep user logs The Bad Slow download speeds • No Netflix • Lacks advanced security features The Bottom Line IPVanish is a passable VPN service, but its speed isn't great and it doesn't ...

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