Rumored VR headset from Apple could use eyes for making payments

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There are growing indications that the iPhone maker’s mixed reality wearables will launch in 2023. Since Face ID is already a payments validation method through Apple devices, it isn’t difficult to believe the new rumors stating that the iPhone maker’s expected (though unconfirmed) VR headset will uses wearers’ eyes for completing transactions. The rumors indicate that the gadget would use iris scanning tech for payments and logins. Reports suggest that iris scanning systems are being developed to make it easier for VR headset wearers to be able to securely access…

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Google dedicated Street View app’s days are numbered

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The next few weeks will represent the last opportunity to be able to download the application. Though the standalone Street View app is still available to download as of the writing of this article, the time in which that will be possible is getting shorter as Google has announced that it will soon be shutting down. The application is headed to a digital product graveyard that has been increasing in size over the years. Shutdown notices have been discovered and reported on as the latest version of the Street View…

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New transcription feature available in Google Meet video meetings

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The new option makes it possible for discussions to be transcribed and saved as a Google Doc. Google Meet video meetings can now be transcribed for users in Google Docs, according to a recent announcement from the company. The transcriptions are saved in Google Drive as Docs in a “Meet Recordings” folder. The transcription is saved in the “Meet Recordings” folder in a similar way to how the video meetings recordings have been saved in “Meetings Recordings” in Google Drive. Currently, the service is being rolled out exclusively to Google…

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Twitter takeover to go forward after all, suggests Elon Musk

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As the social media platform’s court date against the Tesla CEO approaches, he’s changed tacks. Technology news reports are showing that billionaire Elon Musk has changed his mind about backing out on his Twitter takeover and now intends to go ahead with it. The social media company’s shares spiked by 12.7 percent on the news of Musk’s decision. When Musk made an offer to purchase the San Francisco-based company for $54.20 per share, share prices immediately took off by nearly 13 percent, reaching $47.95 before the trading was stopped. Elon…

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AI software helps spot academic paper fraud

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Proofig and ImageTwin programs are able to help identify falsified “Western blot” image data. AI software is starting to be used by scientific publishers in order to help better spot fraud in submissions of academic papers. The American Association for Cancer Research and Taylor & Francis have begun using the tech. In the case of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Taylor & Francis, the AI software being used to help spot the fraudulent academic paper submissions is Proofig. That particular image-checking program is from an Israeli company…

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