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Microsoft, Meta, and others are founding a metaverse open standards group

Microsoft, Meta, Nvidia, Epic Games, and others are founding the Metaverse Standards Forum, an umbrella group for VR / AR and other tech standards....

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Maruti Suzuki Brezza 2022 bookings now open for Rs 11,000: Here's how to book

Maruti Suzuki Brezza 2022 bookings now open for Rs 11,000: Here's how to book Maruti Suzuki has officially commenced bookings of the new...

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SpaceX fires employees who wrote open letter complaining about Elon Musk: report

SpaceX has reportedly fired a number of employees who helped draft and circulate an open letter complaining about CEO Elon Musk. The employees said...

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SpaceX employees draft open letter to company executives denouncing Elon Musk’s behavior

On June 15th, SpaceX employees shared an open letter to company executives in an internal Microsoft Teams channel, denouncing CEO Elon Musk’s...

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Peloton rival Tonal is adding a New York studio to win the fitness content race

After launching live classes in September, Tonal says it’s launching a New York studio to expand its content to East Coast members. The company...

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OpenSea says its latest update could ‘significantly’ lower fees

OpenSea is switching its platform to use its Seaport protocol, which it says should reduce the gas fees when buying and selling digital collectibles...

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Epic Games CEO warns against Fortnite cryptocurrency scam: Here’s what he said

Epic Games CEO warns against Fortnite cryptocurrency scam: Here’s what he said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has taken to Twitter to warn...

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Taco Bell opens its first ‘Defy’ restaurant that prioritizes ordering via app

The first Taco Bell Defy location opened on Tuesday, June 7th. Its bank-like design is supposed to speed up the drive-thru process for delivery...

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The first US Super Nintendo World is set to open in ‘early’ 2023 with a Mario Kart AR ride

The first Super Nintendo World in the US is set to open early next year. While six months is a wide open window, the park will feature an augmented...

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Disgraced OpenSea engineer arrested for insider trading

Former OpenSea product manager Nathaniel Chastain allegedly used his control over the OpenSea homepage to flip NFTs for two to five times their...

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OpenSea redesigns parts of its NFT store as sales continue to slump

The largest NFT marketplace, OpenSea, is in the process of redesigning and refining its site, starting with the profile and collections pages. It...

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Amazon’s first clothing store opens its doors in Los Angeles

Amazon’s first physical clothing store, Amazon Style, is now open in the Los Angeles, California-area. The store is equipped with tech, from...

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Google will start distributing a security-vetted collection of open-source software libraries

Google has announced a new initiative to distribute a number of popular open-source software packages directly to Google Cloud customers after they...

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OpenSea is adding NFT copy detection and verification features

OpenSea is introducing a new system to detect copycat NFTs and is overhauling its verification process. The updates are an attempt to cut down on...

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Ploopy and the promise of an open-source trackball

The Vergecast is doing a special miniseries this May focused on creators creating really cool hardware and building communities around it. This week...

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OpenSea’s official Discord compromised in a phishing attack that stole at least $18k worth of NFTs

OpenSea is the world’s largest NFT marketplace. On Friday morning, someone hacked its Discord to send a message with a phishing link that pretended...

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Twitter’s decentralized, open-source offshoot just released its first code

Bluesky, an independent Twitter-funded company dedicated to decentralized social networking, released an open source project called the Authenticated...

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Mental health app privacy language opens up holes for user data

Privacy policies for mental health apps like BetterHelp and Cerebral include language that lets the apps change the policies without warning or sell...

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Google-backed Neobank Open becomes India's 100th unicorn with new funding

Open caters to over 2.3 million SMEs, is processing $30 billion in annualised transactions. Neobank startup Open on Monday announced that...

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Facebook doesn't know what it does with your data, where it goes

As per Facebook's privacy engineers they do not have enough control to maintain standards regarding what data are gathered and how they are...

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Wyze’s new $40 smart garage door opener uses a camera and QR code

The Wyze Garage Door Controller costs $40 and can view and control your garage door remotely using a security camera, a QR code, and a smartphone...

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Google Cloud’s Media CDN lets companies build on the network that keeps YouTube running

Google Cloud has announced general availability of its Media CDN. This content delivery network has one selling point that others don’t: it’s the...

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Meta is opening its first retail store next month

Meta (formerly Facebook) will open its first retail store on May 9th on its campus in Burlingame, California. The store will demo and sell Portal,...

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Spotify opens up video podcasting to everyone in the US and select markets

All creators in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can now upload video podcasts to Spotify. Video can be uploaded through Anchor on the...

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TikTok opens AR effects tool to all users

TikTok’s augmented reality tool Effect House has been in closed beta testing since last fall and is now open to all users worldwide. Popular...

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Tesla officially opens Texas Gigafactory

CEO Elon Musk donned a black cowboy hat and took the stage as Tesla opened a new gigafactory in Austin, Texas, on Thursday where the company has...

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Robinhood’s crypto wallet opens up to the 2M people waiting for it

Robinhood’s cryptocurrency wallet is being made available to "all eligible customers’’ on its waitlist, the company has announced. The...

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OpenAI’s DALL-E AI image generator can now edit pictures, too

AI research group OpenAI has announced a new version of its DALL-E text-to-image generation system that includes editing, high-resolution images, and...

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