Facebook’s ‘Portal’ Video Chat Device Could Be A ‘Data-Collection Monster,’ Warns ‘Gizmodo’

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the public’s perception of Facebook has shifted. One of the effects of the scandal can be seen in the number of people who have deleted the Facebook app from their phones. The number is believed to be around one out of four users, according to the Inquisitr. And now, as Facebook plans to unveil their […]

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‘Fallout 76’ Nukes ‘Not Fun,’ Say Nuclear War Experts

Bethesda’s upcoming multiplayer role-playing game “Fallout 76” lets you drop nukes on your enemies in the Appalachian Wasteland, and some nuclear war experts aren’t happy about it. “ICBMs are not fun. Or funny,” Tom Nichols, a professor at the U.S. Navy War College and the author of “No Use: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security,” recently told Motherboard. Variety got […]

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Onedome to Open ‘Unreal Garden’ Augmented Reality Art Exhibit in San Francisco

San Francisco-based Onedome is unveiling a decidedly different take on location-based immersive entertainment in the Bay Area later this week: The company will open its very first augmented reality art exhibit to the public in downtown San Francisco this coming Friday. Dubbed “The Unreal Garden,” the exhibit lets consumers freely roam an enchanted world of plants, animals and digital art […]

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Facebook Is Building a TV Streaming Device (Report)

Facebook is working on a TV-connected device that combines streaming with video chat, according to a new Cheddar report. The device, code-named Ripley, is reportedly based on some of the same technology as Facebook’s recently unveiled Portal smart display. Ripley is reportedly still in development, but could be unveiled in the spring of 2019. Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a […]

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Netflix Is Paying Less Than $30 Million for Albuquerque Studios, Which Cost $91 Million to Build

Netflix is getting a steal on a huge TV and film production facility in Albuquerque, N.M. Netflix estimates it will make a total capital investment of about $30 million to acquire and improve ABQ Studios, located south of the city’s center, under a deal the streamer announced last week, according to documents filed with the City of Albuquerque. The site’s present […]

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