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  • Oculus Connect 3 developer conference is October 5 – 7 in San Jose

    Oculus Connect 3 developer conference is October 5 – 7 in San Jose

    Oculus is running its third developer conference for people interested in building VR experiences. Oculus Connect 3 is (you guessed it) the third annual developer conference hosted by the company, and it’s taking place in San Jose between October 5 and October 7. The event typically contains some news relevant to both developers and end users, presented at one big keynote and ensuing… Read More

  • Furenexo’s SoundSense is a simple, open-source gadget that helps deaf people stay aware of their surroundings

    Furenexo’s SoundSense is a simple, open-source gadget that helps deaf people stay aware of their surroundings

    People with deafness have plenty of ways to navigate everyday situations as if they had no disability at all, but there are still situations that present dangers unique to them — not being able to hear a smoke alarm or gunshot, for instance. SoundSense is a small wearable device that listens for noises that might require immediate attention and alerts the user when it detects one. Read More

  • MIT’s anonymous online communications protocol Riffle could beat Tor at its own game

    MIT’s anonymous online communications protocol Riffle could beat Tor at its own game

    Tor has been the go-to for anonymous communication online for years now — and that has made it one of the juiciest targets possible to the likes of the NSA and FBI. A new anonymizing protocol from MIT may prove more resilient against such determined and deep-pocketed attackers. Read More

  • To succeed in IoT, hire a chief data officer Crunch Network

    To succeed in IoT, hire a chief data officer

    For many businesses, ownership of the Internet of Things lies within a number of C-suite titles. But IoT demands an interdisciplinary approach, whether the desired outcome is to streamline internal processes, introduce new customer experiences or uncover new revenue. This requires collaboration among multiple business units, some of which traditionally work independently from each other. Read More

  • Pokémon Go shouldn’t have full access to your Gmail, Docs and Google account — but it does

    Pokémon Go shouldn’t have full access to your Gmail, Docs and Google account — but it does

    When you use Google to sign into Pokémon Go, as so many of you have already, the popular game for some reason grants itself (for some users, anyway) the highest possible level of access to your Google account, meaning it can read your email, location history, pretty much everything. Why does it need this, and why aren’t users told? Also this is definitely the last Poképost for a while. Read More

  • This could be the iPhone 7

    This could be the iPhone 7

    What is the iPhone 7 going to look like? While nobody knows for sure, some leaks are starting to emerge with a common trend — the iPhone 7 is going to look an awful lot like the iPhone 6s. Based on today’s leak coming from Nowhere Else, there are just a few changes from the iPhone 6s casing. So let’s find out what’s new. Read More

  • Anki is opening Cozmo’s SDK to makers, developers and educators

    Anki is opening Cozmo’s SDK to makers, developers and educators

    We’re still a few months away from when Cozmo’s first set to open his Pixar-inspired eyes to the world, but Anki’s already revealing some big plans for its little robot, starting with a wide-scale launch of an SDK targeted at hackers, makers and researchers that will accompany his October launch. That’s the first of a three-phase rollout for the software development kit. Read More

  • Eyefluence shows us how we’ll be able to navigate screens with our eyes

    What if you could control a computer screen with just your eyes? Well that’s the vision of Eyefluence, a Silicon Valley-based startup that is working on technology for hands-free navigation. The team has been working on prototypes, testing it out with augmented reality glasses equipped with cameras that can assess where you’re looking at any given time. Users can click on icons with… Read More

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