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Meta"s Oculus Unit Faces FTC-Led Probe of Competition Practices

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and multiple states are investigating Meta's virtual reality unit Oculus over potential anti-competitive practices. Bloomberg reports: The FTC and a group of states led by New York have quizzed outside developers tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJan 15th, 2022

49ers vs Packers live stream: how to watch NFL playoff game online

Here's how to get a San Francisco 49ers vs Green Bay Packers live stream and watch the NFL playoffs from anywhere, as Aaron Rodgers faces his kryptonite in the divisionals......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Why Netflix"s Stock Dropped 41% in Two Months

"Netflix's stock has tumbled 41% from the all-time high it hit just two months ago," reports CNN Business. "It's gaining subscribers at a painfully slow pace. Competition is heating up. The company's answer to all that: It just raised prices on Nor.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Trailer Sees the Return of Some Familiar Faces

The full trailer for Star Trek: Picard Season 2 is here and features familiar faces like Whoopi Goldberg's Guinan and John de Lancie's Q.Paramount+ has released a new trailer for the upcoming Star Trek: Picard Season 2, which is set to premiere on Ma.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Facebook and Instagram are jumping on the NFT bandwagon, report claims

Facebook and Instagram might start letting users create, buy, and sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a new report claims. According to the Financial Times, Meta's social media companies are exploring the idea at the moment, however it's still at an ear.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Meta Researchers Build an AI That Learns Equally Well From Visual, Written or Spoken Materials

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Meta (AKA Facebook) researchers are working on [...] an AI that can learn capably on its own whether it does so in spoken, written or visual materials. The traditional way of training an AI model t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

FCC Moves To Boost Cable Competition in Apartment Buildings

Cable operators would face more competition for the roughly one-third of Americans living in apartment buildings under an order advanced Friday at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. From a report: FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel asked fel.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

IBM is selling off its Watson Health assets

IBM said Friday that it will sell off the healthcare data and analytics assets housed under its Watson Health unit to private equity firm Francisco Partners......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

James Webb Space Telescope about to attempt next crucial step

Following its launch last month, the James Webb Space Telescope now faces another crucial step ahead of its work to explore deep space......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Senate Judiciary Committee Clears Tech-Focused Antitrust Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the antitrust bill aimed at Apple, Meta Platforms, Amazon and Alphabet's Google, bringing the measure one step closer to consideration by the full Senate. From a report: The bill, S. 2992, sponsored.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Facebook and Instagram May Help You Create and Sell NFTs

According to the Financial Times, Meta is developing ways to create, display and sell NFTs on Facebook and Instagram. TechCrunch reports: The company's Novi wallet technology would power much of the "supporting functionality," one tipster said. Insta.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Meta patents hint at metaverse advertising that uses eye-tracking tech

Protocol reports that a series of patents was recently granted to Meta that may give us an idea of how the company could one day monetize the metaverse......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Meta reportedly working on ways to integrate NFTs into Facebook and Instagram

Meta/Facebook’s controversy-filled history shows it has never been one to shy away from a hot-button topic, but while the likes of Ubisoft, Square Enix, Konami, and voiceover artist Troy Baker have all loudly declared their love for NFTs—and rece.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Peanut researchers create disease-resistant hybrids

Georgia farmers produce half the peanuts grown in the U.S. each year, using proven production practices to fight disease in the field. In fact, modern peanut varieties carry little genetic defenses against some of the more devastating diseases, so pe.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Google is Building an AR Headset

Meta may be the loudest company building AR and VR hardware. Microsoft has HoloLens. Apple is working on something, too. But don't count out Google. The Verge: The search giant has recently begun ramping up work on an AR headset, internally codenamed.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Singapore electronics manufacturing industry faces challenges

Singapore could face challenges in sustaining its economic revival spurred by strong global demand for electronic products and semiconductors in 2021, according to industry analysts......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

iPhone most popular smartphone lineup in Q4 2021, but competition close

The holiday quarter usually sees the iPhone named the most popular smartphone lineup as its latest flagships drive sales, and that was again the case last year. Global supply constraints made things tighter than usual, however … more… T.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Apple faces multiple iPhone patent infringement lawsuits as Ericsson licenses expire

Ericsson has filed multiple iPhone patent infringement claims against Apple in two separate US lawsuits. In all, the company claims that Apple has infringed 12 patents, including ones relating to 5G. It’s believed that Ericsson is seeking an i.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Senate bills will do real harm to consumer privacy & security, Apple argues

Apple has sent a letter to U.S. lawmakers strongly voicing its opposition to several antitrust bills, claiming that the proposed acts would hurt competition, stifle innovation, and harm consumer privacy and security.US Capitol buildingIn the letter,.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Nvidia’s RTX 4090 Ti could require a huge amount of power

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 40 series reportedly doubles the performance of its predecessor, which is why the RTX 4090 Ti may require a 1,200-watt power supply unit......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Samsung intros Exynos 2200 processor with RDNA 2 Xclipse GPU

Samsung Electronics has announced its new premium mobile processor, the Exynos 2200, which is equipped with a powerful Samsung Xclipse graphics processing unit (GPU) based on AMD RDNA 2 architecture......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022