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Spektral raises $2.8 million for development of AI-powered green screen technology

The augmented reality acquisition space is hot — Facebook, Snap, Apple and others are throwing money at teams and technologies that promise to increase user engagement. Spektral, a Danish startup, i

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is developing border surveillance technology

Last time we heard from Palmer Luckey, the one-time poster boy for VR, he was quietly ousted from Facebook after a $100,000 donation to a pro-Trump "shitposting" group came to light. Now Luckey, who

Miso Happy is a 3D selfie app that rocks the uncanny valley

Move over duckface. Shove off rainbow spew. There's a new selfie game in town and it wants to turn your 2D visage into uncannily accurate 3D -- then splice that axiomatic piece of you into animated ca

Thailand backs down on threat to ban Facebook

The government of Thailand has backed down on a threat to ban Facebook if it did not block content deemed to be illegal in the country. The ruling military junta last week said it would ban the U.S.

These big tech companies pay their interns the most

It's May, and that means the window for locking down internships at tech companies is rapidly closing. In reflection of the 2017 recruiting season, Glassdoor took some time to analyze its anonymized s

Machine intelligence is the future of monetization for Facebook

That was effectively the only conversation missing from Facebook’s F8 conference — an event that even made time for a progress update on a moonshot project that might one day allow us to hea

Figure 1, a knowledge-sharing app for doctors, launches sponsored content

Since its launch in 2013, Figure 1, a photo- and knowledge-sharing app for medical professionals, has focused on "traction" that is winning over new users and keeping them around. The app now boasts r

Milanote bags $780k seed to tool up its ‘Evernote for creatives’

Milanote's visual workspace platform feels part Evernote, part Pinterest -- offering users digital spaces ("boards") paired with a drag and drop interface that can be used to add and position photos a

You can now draw with a thicker brush in Snapchat

Yesterday Snapchat tweaked their drawing tool so you can draw thicker lines on your snapsterpieces. To change your brush size all you have to do is select a color to draw with, then use two fingers to

A new app lets you list and Shout

Shout is a sharing app. Think of it as a stripped-down Pinterest for those with no interest in messing with pretty photos of cookies and you get the general idea. And I think, with a little work, it c

Instagram begins blurring some sensitive content, opens two-factor to all

Instagram is already doing a lot to spot and censor posts that violate its community guidelines, like outright porn, but now it’s also taking steps to block out potentially sensitive material th

Facebook’s content moderation system under fire again for child safety failures

Facebook has again been criticized for failing to remove child exploitation imagery from its platform following a BBC investigation into its system for reporting inappropriate content.

Should Snap buy Twitter?

The idea might not be as dumb as you think (or maybe it is).

Snap reportedly looked at drones as a product option

Snap’s camera company ambitions included exploring drones as a possible product line, according to a new report from the New York Times. The drone plans would’ve given users the potential

Chat app Line doubles its stake in Snapchat clone Snow

Ahead of Snap’s eagerly awaited IPO, Line, one of the U.S. tech IPO highlights of 2016, has doubled down on sister service and Snapchat clone Snow. Line and Snow both share the same parent com

FaceApp uses neural networks for photorealistic selfie tweaks

If you're finding the vision of Trump's visage with a smile on it generating 'uncanny valley' levels of unease and creepiness you'd be right. The smile is FAKE NEWS folks! Created, after the fact, by

Facebook’s AI unlocks the ability to search photos by what’s in them

Initially used to improve the experience for visually impaired members of the Facebook community, the company’s Lumos computer vision platform is now powering image content search for all use

Instagram testing multi-photo album posts

Sometimes when you’re looking at your Instagram selects and you can’t quite decide between a few options, or when you want to post something from your trip but also don’t want to ove

Snapchat’s next Lenses could identify and add to landscapes as well as faces

Snap, Inc. is working on an updated version of its in-app Snapchat lenses that would be able to recognize landscapes as well as faces, according to The Information, and intelligently overlay augmente

Shutterstock adds an image editor to unstock your stock photos

Stock photo site Shutterstock has been around since 2003 but now the stock photo site gotten an 21s century upgrade. The site now has a built in photo editor that lets you create clever graphics on th
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