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HTC Vive Pro Gets Augmented Reality Features

HTC Vive Pro Gets Augmented Reality Features

A software update for the recently released HTC Vive Pro virtual reality head-mounted display unlocks the ability for developers to create augmented realit games and experiences for the gear. The update allows developers to make use the Pro’s two front-mounted cameras to stream live video onto the displays, which can then have images overlaid on top of them in real-time,
Cryptocurrency wallet Blockchain hires top Goldman Sachs exec to help it boost institutional clients

Cryptocurrency wallet Blockchain hires top Goldman Sachs exec to help it boost institutional clients

Blockchain, a cryptocurrency wallet service, has hired a former Goldman Sachs executive to help boost its presence with institutional clients. Breanne Madigan joined the firm this month, Blockchain announced Tuesday. She will take up the role as head of institutional sales and strategy.
Apple Is Planning to Launch a News Subscription Service

Apple Is Planning to Launch a News Subscription Service

Apple Inc. plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium subscription offering, according to people familiar with the matter. The move is part of a broader push by the iPhone maker to generate more revenue from online content and services.
How a thermostat in the lobby fish tank let hackers steal a casino's high-roller database

How a thermostat in the lobby fish tank let hackers steal a casino's high-roller database

Hacking a casino high-roller database through the thermostat in a fish tank sounds like the plot of an Ocean's Eleven reboot. But according to the boss of a leading cybersecurity company, it really happened.
Exiii Raises $750K for Haptic VR Gloves with Force Feedback

Exiii Raises $750K for Haptic VR Gloves with Force Feedback

Japan-based startuped Exiii, which is developing a pair of haptic gloves with force feedback, has raised $750K for continued R&D, expansion of sales channels, and growing the company’s team. Back in March we wrote about Exiii’s two haptic VR gloves, the Exos Wrist and Exos Gripper, both of which take a different approach to force feedback.
China’s Bitmain Gets Approval for US Bitcoin Mining Operation

China’s Bitmain Gets Approval for US Bitcoin Mining Operation

Bitmain, Chinese cryptocurrency mining company, has been given a green light to set up a blockchain facility in Western Walla Walla County, a county in the U.S. state of Washington. Local newspaper Union-Bulletin wrote that the decision was in complete agreement of the three commissioners involved in the situation.
Coachella: Police using army of drones to boost security in wake of Las Vegas massacre

Coachella: Police using army of drones to boost security in wake of Las Vegas massacre

With 125,000 people expected daily and an increased camping area and footprint, thefestival dwarfs its host city, Indio. In the wake of the killing of 58 at a Las Vegas music festival, Indio police and 14 other local and federal agencies will have more eyes than ever on the crowd thanks to the aerial surveillance.
‘Semi-infinite’ reserves of rare Earth minerals found off Japanese coast

‘Semi-infinite’ reserves of rare Earth minerals found off Japanese coast

With the internet of things (IoT) only set to ramp up in the coming years and decades, the demand for hardware is expected to push our demand for rare Earth minerals (which are necessary for its production) to breaking point.
Zillow Group will start buying and selling homes, taking on Opendoor and expanding real estate footprint

Zillow Group will start buying and selling homes, taking on Opendoor and expanding real estate footprint

Zillow Group will start buying and selling homes for the first time later this month, expanding its real estate business and creating new competition for real estate agents and companies like Opendoor and OfferPad.
Apple Sued an Independent iPhone Repair Shop Owner and Lost

Apple Sued an Independent iPhone Repair Shop Owner and Lost

Last year, Apple’s lawyers sent Henrik Huseby, the owner of a small electronics repair shop in Norway, a letter demanding that he immediately stop using aftermarket iPhone screens at his repair business and that he pay the company a settlement.


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