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What it's actually like to hang out in Facebook Spaces

Written by ATLcomputerdude. Posted in Latest News.

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Virtual reality seems cool, but what can you actually do when you're in it? 

Quite a lot, it turns out. 

On April 18, Facebook released a social VR experience called Facebook Spaces. Paired with an Oculus Rift, Spaces allows users to hang out with friends in a 360-degree virtual reality world and share 3D videos and experiences. 

Unfortunately for

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MasterCard is testing new cards with fingerprint sensors to keep your money safe

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While fingerprint sensors may be the reason for a delay in the new iPhone, that technology isn't holding back MasterCard from rolling out new credit cards with fingerprint technology. 

The company announced on Thursday that it's successfully wrapped up a pair of trials of cards with biometric sensors in South Africa and is ready to roll out the

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Now you can order and pay for Subway in Facebook Messenger

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You can order this through Facebook MessengerYou can order this through Facebook Messenger

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Now you can order and pay for Subway in Facebook MessengerBy Lance Ulanoff2017-04-20 02:49:27 UTC

Six-inch, foot long, toasted bread or multi-grain, you can now order it all and pay for it through Facebook Messenger.

Subway and partner MasterCard announced this week the immediate availability of a Subway ordering chat bot for

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Even Facebook isn't sure when you'll actually get to wear real AR glasses

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Don't hold your breath.Don't hold your breath.

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2017%2f02%2f23%2f8d%2fjackmorse2copy.daa9eBy Jack Morse2017-04-19 18:52:13 UTC

Augmented reality is the talk of the town at F8, but that doesn't mean you'll see the tech any time soon. 

As Mark Zuckerberg made clear in his lofty keynote talk Tuesday, AR is the future. But he left it to Michael Abrash, the chief scientist for Oculus, to

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Facebook's first social VR app is cool — but there's a problem

Written by ATLcomputerdude. Posted in Latest News.

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Facebook just took a big step forward in its bid to make virtual reality more social.

The company released Facebook Spaces at its F8 developer conference Tuesday, a new app for Oculus Rift that lets you hang out with friends in virtual reality. We took the app, which is available now in beta, for a spin. Here's what we learned. 

It's limited — but t

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Facebook Spaces will give you and your friends a place to hang in VR

Written by ATLcomputerdude. Posted in Latest News.

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Apparently, you still need selfie sticks in VR.Apparently, you still need selfie sticks in VR.

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2016%2f11%2f22%2f65%2f11.a522cBy Brett Williams2017-04-18 18:30:50 UTC

Facebook is ready to give you and your friends a new place to hang out — in VR. Still, for some reason, there will be selfie sticks.

The newest "platform" from the social network, Facebook Spaces, takes place entirely

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iPhone 8 could be delayed because of this cool feature

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iPhone 8 could be delayed because of this cool feature

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iPhone 8 could be delayed because of this cool featureBy Adario Strange2017-04-18 01:03:36 UTC

A shiny new iPhone is expected on the device’s 10th anniversary—but a new report hints there could be delays.  

One of the features expected in the upcoming iPhone 8 is a fingerprint sensor placed under the phone's glass exterior. The result would be an even sleeker,

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The Microsoft 'CloudBook' could be Chromebooks' worst nightmare

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The Microsoft 'CloudBook' could be Chromebooks' worst nightmareThe Microsoft Surface Book. Microsoft is rumored to be planning an inexpensive, cloud-based PC called a "CloudBook."

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2016%2f06%2f30%2feb%2f201503270cheadshot 20.820a0.f61ddBy Pete Pachal2017-04-17 18:50:07 UTC

Over the past couple of years, Microsoft has made a real name for itself in the high end. The Surface Pro and Surface Book are powerful-yet-portable PCs that have

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Travel back to a black-and-white Mac interface with this Apple emulator

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About 25 years ago, Apple released what was considered by some to be the most elegant personal computing interface available at the time, MacOS 7.0.1. 

Apple's System 7 interface hasn't aged as well as other relics from 1991, like Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Nirvana's Nevermind, but the ancient computing platform nevertheless retains a certain

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This week in apps: Uber adds a safety feature, Gorrilaz launch an AR app and Microsoft tries social media

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It's been a busy week: Elon Musk confirmed that the Tesla Semi truck is coming soon, Instagram announced reaching 200 million daily active users on stories and Messenger reached 1.2 billion, so it's understandable if you missed some of this weeks best apps.

Luckily, we've kept up for you. Each week, we round up the latest app news, along with a few

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This electric skateboard will change your commute forever

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The second-generation Boosted Board is an electric longboard with two motors attached to a belt-drive system. It can go 22 mph and is easy to use.

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In the rapidly expanding Mastodon fediverse, there's an instance for everyone

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Burners, furries, book lovers, bots, cuties, pizza lovers — there's a place for everyone in the federated Mastodon universe.

And if there isn't yet, there soon will be. 

The distributed social network Mastodon burst into the popular consciousness last week, and is expanding at a rapid clip. There are over 216,000 users at the time of this writing,

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CIA director mocks Kellyanne Conway for ridiculous microwave comments

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Pompeo had no time for Conway's silliness.Pompeo had no time for Conway's silliness.

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CIA director mocks Kellyanne Conway for ridiculous microwave commentsBy Colin Daileda2017-04-14 23:35:22 UTC

The machines that heat your food are not doubling as spies, the director of the CIA confirmed this week.

Mike Pompeo poked fun at White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway Thursday for her widely mocked suggestion that members of former

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We finally have proof Apple is working on a self-driving car

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Apple may have a car up its sleeve after all.Apple may have a car up its sleeve after all.

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We finally have proof Apple is working on a self-driving carBy Karissa Bell2017-04-14 18:41:13 UTC

Looks like Apple's finally stepping on the gas. We've now got confirmation that Apple's gearing up to make a big move in the auto industry.

Cupertino's been granted a permit to test self-driving cars in California, according to

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Hate United all you want but trashing its app accomplishes nothing

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It's not looking good for United.It's not looking good for United.

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Hate United all you want but trashing its app accomplishes nothingBy Karissa Bell2017-04-14 00:15:28 UTC

Amid the outrage over that United incident, a familiar scenario is playing out in in the App Store.

Not satisfied with 1-star Yelp reviews, a flood of glorious memes, and actual IRL protests, furious people are also taking their rage to the App

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Elon Musk just confirmed that a 'next level' Tesla Semi truck is coming soon

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Watch out, truck drivers.Watch out, truck drivers.

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2017%2f02%2f23%2f8d%2fjackmorse2copy.daa9eBy Jack Morse2017-04-13 18:50:51 UTC

With Tesla gearing up production on its highly anticipated Model 3, CEO Elon Musk just made it clear his company is more than capable of multitasking. 

Musk tweeted on Thursday the company's previously announced Tesla Semi is set to be unveiled in September

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Google just launched a new app that orders food, pays utility bills, and thousands of other things

Written by ATLcomputerdude. Posted in Latest News.

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Life these days is on a fast pace. Whether it's chores, or just getting things checked off your laundry or shopping list, all help is welcome. Turns out, Google now has a new app for that.

Earlier this week, Google quietly released Areo, a hyper local app that offers "thousands" of services, it says. Users can schedule visits, and pay for the

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