Facebook hints at new VR prototype device in recent pics

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Mark Zuckerberg and Andrew “Boz” Bosworth were playing with virtual and augmented reality tech. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and soon-to-be CTO Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, the head of virtual reality, shared pictures of them playing with and showing off AR and VR prototype tech. Both of the social network’s execs posted images of themselves wearing the headsets. In both cases, they linked the VR prototype pictures with Facebook concepts, suggesting that this was a direction in which the company was heading. Though the headsets both executives were wearing are not at…

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Apple claims mobile malware is 47 times worse in Android phones than iPhones

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The statement was released amidst the tech giant’s efforts to prevent third-party app installations. As Apple pushes back against rising pressure from governments and private companies to allow third-party app downloads on iOS, the iPhone maker has released a paper indicating that mobile malware is 47 times higher on Android devices when compared to its own. The company released the information with a new security paper using real-world security data. Among the statistics Apple shared included that Android was affected by 15 to 47 times more mobile malware than iPhone.…

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3D-printed vaccine patch offers pain-free immunization, says study

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Stanford University and University of North Carolina at Chapel hill say it also builds a stronger immune response. A team of scientists at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a 3D-printed vaccine patch that delivers an immunization without needing to use a needle. The researcher said that the method is not only pain-free but also offers an improved immune response. According to the researchers who conducted the study, the vaccine patch they developed will provide an improved immune response when compared to a…

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Horizon Workrooms in Facebook VR Meetings App to include Zoom in 2022

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The company explained that the option is still in beta, but that it will be providing integration. The Horizon Workrooms in the Facebook VR Meetings App connect virtual reality and video chat users within the same space using avatars to represent the people present. The social network company has now announced that it intends to integrate with the Zoom platform. Although the Horizon Workrooms in the Facebook VR Meetings App are still in their beta, it has been announced that they are working on Zoom integration within that space as…

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University of Maryland launches QR codes for student contact tracing

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The school is collecting data on where students are seated in the classrooms to trace COVID-19 exposure. The University of Maryland has launched a new program that uses QR codes to collect student seating data in support of its contact tracing efforts for COVID-19 exposures. The quick response barcodes are scanned when a student enters a classroom at College Park university. When the QR codes are scanned by University of Maryland students upon entering a classroom, it registers the individual’s ID number, and the date and time when they entered…

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