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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Meta artificial intelligence has predicted 617 million protein structures

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The Facebook parent company says its AI model can predict 60 times faster than other cutting-edge systems. Meta recently announced that its artificial intelligence model could be a serious rival to AlphaFold, with claims that its own model is able to predict 60 times faster than other cutting-edge systems. Researchers at the company say they have created a tremendous protein-folding model. According to those researchers, their protein-folding artificial intelligence model has been used for predicting the structure of 617 million proteins. Meta stated that its AI team was able to create…

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The metaverse won’t be the technology of tomorrow, predicts Apple CEO

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Tim Cook is unenthusiastic about the VR environment and says a different tech will define the future. Tim Cook has added his name to a growing list of tech leaders to express an expectation that the metaverse won’t be the trend that will define the future. The Apple CEO recently said that the virtual reality experience is poorly defined for the average person. “I always think it’s important that people understand what something is,” said Cook in a recent media interview. “And I’m really not sure the average person can…

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Instagram slapped with $400 million fine for weak kids’ data privacy

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The Meta-owned social media platform was hit with a record fine from Ireland’s regulator. Regulators in Ireland have agreed to hit Instagram with a record fine of $402 million (€405 million) following an investigation into the way the social media platform handled children’s data privacy. A spokesperson for the watchdog group said that the investigation started back in 2020. According to recent reports, Instagram has every intention of appealing against the data privacy fine, citing a Meta spokesperson in a statement issued by email. The watchdog launched the investigation into…

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