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Snapchat patent reveals future Spectacles with augmented reality. And dinosaurs.

Snapchat patent reveals future Spectacles with augmented reality. And dinosaurs. The first version, released in November, was a disappointment for some, not for its lack of color selection, but for the absence of augmented reality.But a patent published Thursday reveals an augmented future for Spectacles and other wearables and gadgets made by Snap Inc.

SpaceX Wants Everyone on Earth to Have Cheap, Fast Internet

SpaceX Wants Everyone on Earth to Have Cheap, Fast Internet Starting in 2019, SpaceX plans to launch thousands of satellites into low-Earth orbit.Together, the armada network hubs will blanket the planet in cheap, fast, low-latency satellite internet.

Qualcomm may be considering nuclear option in battle with Apple

Qualcomm may be considering nuclear option in battle with Apple At the root of the dispute between Apple and Qualcomm are cellular communication technology patents that Apple and others license from Qualcomm for a hefty fee.The subject came up a couple of days ago during Apple's Q2 earnings call.

UberPOOL just got way safer and less stressful

UberPOOL just got way safer and less stressful Instead of just telling your driver you can get out a block before the traffic hell-hole in front of your destination, the app will offer up that option and notify you and your driver.The suggested drop-off feature pops up on your phone if Uber finds a spot near your destination that is quicker and safer for you to get out.

Google brings the Force to Android Pay

Google brings the Force to Android Pay In honor of this the most holy of holidays, May the Fourth (aka Star Wars Day), Google's Android Pay is transporting customers to a galaxy far, far away every time they make a purchase.Right off the bat, we got a good look at the Stormtrooper and Jedi versions of the little bot.

Guy figured out how to take awesome aerial shots without a drone

Guy figured out how to take awesome aerial shots without a drone Thanks to drones, adventurers and sports enthusiasts can achieve movie-like shots without much training.You just need to fork over enough cash to actually buy a drone.

Uber is now facing a criminal investigation, report says

Uber is now facing a criminal investigation, report says As if its months-long PR nightmare wasn't bad enough, the company is reportedly now the subject of a criminal investigation.Department of Justice is investigating the company for its use of a controversial software program known as "Greyball," Reuters reported Thursday.

Trends with Benefits: Google Docs phishing scam, Elon’s tunnel, and comedian Shane Torres

Trends with Benefits: Google Docs phishing scam, Elon’s tunnel, and comedian Shane Torres ) you probably received an invitation to fake Google Docs app this week.Topics range from the big tech stories of the week to predicting the future, all while maintaining a somewhat civil decorum.

Help Elon Musk name his tunneling machine right now

Help Elon Musk name his tunneling machine right now Elon Musk has a difficult dilemma on his hands: He needs a name for The Boring Company's first tunneling machine.And of course, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and (probably) his new tunnel-related venture, has taken to Twitter to ask for help.

Microsoft's Bing wants you to chat with search results

Microsoft's Bing wants you to chat with search results The conference schedule for Build, the company's upcoming developer conference, also features a session that mentions "you can add your custom bots to Bing," The Verge pointed out.Sources familiar with the company told The Verge that Microsoft is ready to further expand the feature.

Microsoft to announce another Surface-related thing on May 23

Microsoft to announce another Surface-related thing on May 23 The event is scheduled for May 23 in Shanghai, but there's absolutely no details beyond the #surface hashtag in a tweet by Microsoft's Corporate VP of Devices, Panos Panay.Several of Microsoft's official Twitter accounts posted similar tweets, but with even fewer details.

This provocative concept car contains private pods for each passenger

This provocative concept car contains private pods for each passenger The future is as unpredictable as ever, and to imagine even the slightest of its contours requires thinking outside the box.Design company IDEO has created a provocative concept vehicle for that future, where the autonomous car becomes a public resource and becomes a constantly flowing catalyst of change in cities.

Why I want my own music in the age of streaming

Why I want my own music in the age of streaming When it comes to the music I love, I'm possessive to a fault.I'm not some snob with my nose totally upturned to streaming — as I type these words, I'm jamming out to my Ryan Adams station on Pandora.

Robots Can Now Copy Our Voices, Nothing is Safe

Robots Can Now Copy Our Voices, Nothing is Safe Robots are scary and terrifying an- oh my god now they can talk like us.Canadian start-up Lyrebird has some cool new software that uses neural networks and machine learning to mimic… well, anyone.

Mark Zuckerberg-backed edutech startup is now a Harvard case study

Mark Zuckerberg-backed edutech startup is now a Harvard case study Education technology startup Byju's, backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), is now a Harvard case study.It is only the fourth Indian startup to make it to the haloed Harvard Business Publishing platform, after Flipkart (India's largest online retailer), Paytm (India's biggest mobile wallet) and GOQii (India's leading health and fitness startup).

Add USB Charging Ports To Your Wall Outlets For $15 Each

Add USB Charging Ports To Your Wall Outlets For $15 Each These days, you probably charge as many things over USB as you do over standard AC outlets, so it only makes sense to add some semi-permanent USB ports to your home.Today on Amazon, you can get highly-rated duplex receptacles with a pair of USB ports for $15 each with promo code ABID56GZ, one of the best prices we’ve seen.

The Smartest Alarm Clock Has Never Been Cheaper

The Smartest Alarm Clock Has Never Been Cheaper Shane tried this out, and came away impressed.or the radio.

How the government can force WhatsApp to break its encryption

How the government can force WhatsApp to break its encryption The UK government is pretty damn serious about its secret surveillance plans.The latter is particularly worrying for services like WhatsApp, which offer end-to-end encryption.

Facebook takes another stab at improving the News Feed

Facebook takes another stab at improving the News Feed First spotted by TechCrunch, the feature appears as a suggestion with the News Feed of users.Once selected, the topic then shows stories from those sources in the News Feed.

German intel chief looks to 'wipe out' Russian servers used in cyber attacks

German intel chief looks to 'wipe out' Russian servers used in cyber attacks The head of the German equivalent of the FBI said he'd like the legal authority to "wipe out" servers the Russian government allegedly used to deploy cyber attacks again Germany.Russian hackers grabbed a big chunk of data on the Bundestag — Germany's parliament — in an attack that happened two years ago this month.