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Everything announced at Facebook’s F8 conference

DSC05415 This means developers will now be able to use React Native to write apps for the Windows laptops, tablets and phones, as well as Samsung devices that run on Tizen, including some of its smartwatches and TVs. Read More

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Regina Dugan exits Google to lead Facebook’s Building 8, a new R&D lab

Talent wars may never cease in Silicon Valley. Facebook today announced it has hired former Google Vice President of advanced technology and projects, Regina Dugan, to head up a new group dubbed Building 8.
According to a company statement, Dr. Dugan’s department will combine R&D with product development, and focus on technologies that “fluidly blend physical and digital… Read More

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Veteran Apple designer leaves for GoPro to be VP of Design

21009278863_3b862e8b51_k Longtime Apple industrial designer Danny Coster is joining GoPro. Coster had worked at Apple since the early 1990s, and helped Apple re-establish itself after Steve Jobs returned. Now he has to do that to GoPro. GoPro’s stock popped on the news and is trading up on the day.
The news comes from The Information and an internal email sent from GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nick… Read More

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Facebook will soon be able to automatically tag your friends in videos

DSC05880 Facebook is making big strides in using its artificial intelligence systems for image recognition, but it’s also working on bringing this technology to video. As the company demoed at its F8 developer conference in San Francisco today, it has a team working on automatically tagging people in videos. As Facebook’s director of machine learning Joaquin Quiñonero Candela said during… Read More

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Android N Developer Preview 2 hits with Vulkan, shortcuts, less ‘generic’ emoji

androidn_devprev2 Developers, start your fastboots! Android N’s Developer Preview 2 is now live for OTA updates or manual flashing. This update brings a mixed bag of features and fixes. Read More

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Legal health isn’t easy for digital health companies

health With the recent announcement of the Apple CareKit, an open-source platform to simplify the development of healthcare apps for iOS devices, it appears that the digital health industry is primed to become even more robust in 2016. As the convergence of healthcare and technology continues, technology companies (and investors) are increasingly finding themselves lost in a thicket of unique… Read More

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Facebook’s Terragraph and ARIES antennas bring Internet to underserved areas

Project ARIES_prototype v1 Probably the most impressive of Facebook’s connectivity projects is its solar-powered Aquila drone for enabling Internet access in remote areas. But while the technology behind Aquila is impressive, more traditional terrestrial connectivity systems are often still more practical. Today, Facebook announced two new connectivity projects at its F8 developer conference, Terragraph and… Read More

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Oculus demos a VR selfie stick and personalized avatars

DSC05826 Oculus wants to let you go anywhere in the world instantly, look like yourself, and even take a photo while you’re there, and today it demoed how at F8. Watch the demo of Facebook and Oculus’ 360 photo spheres, virtual reality selfie stick, and personalized avatars below: To show how social VR could work, Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer strapped into Oculus in San… Read More

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Facebook’s React Native gets backing from Microsoft and Samsung

react-native-samsung-msft1 React Native was originally developed by Facebook to allow its developers to take React, a framework for helping developers build single-page apps the company developed in-house, and allow them to use these same skills to build native mobile apps for iOS and Android. As the company announced at its F8 developer conference today, React Native has now been used by more than 500 companies… Read More

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Google launches distributed version of its TensorFlow machine learning system

TensorFlow_--_an_Open_Source_Software_Library_for_Machine_Intelligence Google today announced the launch of version 0.8 of TensorFlow, its open source library for doing the hard computation work that makes machine learning possible. Normally, a small point update like this wouldn’t be all that interesting, but with this version, TensorFlow can now run the training processes for building machine learning models across hundreds of machines in parallel.… Read More

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