AR software head is leaving his position at Meta

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Don Box is stepping down from his position within the company. Don Box, the head of AR software at Meta, is stepping down from that position within the social media company, according to recent media reports. This has led some to wonder about Meta’s future in developing its augmented reality glasses. Meta has been working on the development of AR software and hardware alike, specifically in the form of glasses. That said, many are now wondering what the future will hold for that tech now that its Vice President of…

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Project Kuiper internet satellites complete successful operations and testing phase

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The Amazon project involved two prototype units that both worked as intended and expected. Amazon has announced that only slightly after launching its two prototype internet satellites for Project Kuiper, the testing and operations have both been deemed a success. The units were deployed as an early phase of a project to bring high-speed connectivity to the world. “We were able to validate everything and get all the data that we need,” said Rajeev Badyal, Vice President of Technology for Project Kuiper. “All systems, all subsystems and all the use-cases…

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Nothing Chats mobile app removed from Google Play Store because of huge privacy issues

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The developer has withdrawn its iMessage bridge application following discovery of widespread data concerns. The Nothing Chats iMessage compatible mobile app has been taken off the Google Play Store by Nothing and Sunbird because of widespread privacy concerns. The companies took the application down voluntarily, but only after the data usage behaviors were discovered. The mobile app was taken down after it was found out that Sunbird was logging and retaining user vCards, messages, and more. That said, that same user data was also downloadable by other parties. This led…

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Meta artificial intelligence Emu Edit and Emu Videos tools launch

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The social media platforms company has rolled out the AI tools for Facebook and Instagram posting. In mid-November, Meta Platforms announced the launch of two new features using artificial intelligence to edit videos that users can then post to Facebook or Instagram. The first feature is called Emu Video and produces 4-second videos for users to share. Emu Video uses artificial intelligence to pair a description with an image or photo with a caption prompt. The second feature is called Emu Edit, which gives users the opportunity to easily edit…

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Wonder Togs unveils kids’ clothes with built-in NFC technology

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Just in time for the holiday season this year, near field communication is installed in kids wear. On the cusp of the holiday shopping season in 2023, Wonder Togs is launching their debut product, which is children’s clothing with NFC technology. The product is called Talkin’ Tees and is meant to be a high-tech addition to kids’ fashion. The US-based company has made their NFC technology clothes for kids out of US-sourced organic cotton. They’re meant to be a new form of wearable technology that provides educational opportunities for kids…

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