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Magic Leap signs content deal with comics giant Grant Morrison

Magic Leap has teamed up with Scotland-based Square Slice Studios, which was co-founded by comic book industry veteran Grant Morrison, to create content for its mixed reality headset. You might know the prolific writer for his work with Batman and Al… Source: Engadget | Magic Leap signs content deal with comics giant Grant Morrison

The Macallan distillery opens up for 4D virtual reality tours

Not everyone has the means to travel to Scotland and visit their favorite distillery a la Ron Swanson. To help connoisseurs live out their dreams of traipsing through its facilities, The Macallan has created the Macallan Distillery Experience. VRFocu… Source: Engadget | The Macallan distillery opens up for 4D virtual reality tours

Daimler and Bosch will use NVIDIA to power self-driving taxis

Putting self-driving cars on the streets requires a lot of computing power. Most test cars on the road have PC towers in their trunk that take up space, suck up power and produce a lot of heat. With that in mind Daimler (the parent company of Mercede… Source: Engadget | Daimler and Bosch will use …

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Fitbit's period-tracking features are seriously lacking

Fitbit wants to help women stay on top of their cycles. It added a "female health tracking" feature to its app two months ago, which puts data about periods and ovulation alongside your other metrics. Although there are plenty of period and fertility… Source: Engadget | Fitbit's period-tracking features are seriously lacking

Nintendo Switch gets SNK's arcade games this November

SNK is celebrating its 40th birthday with a triumphant return to the golden age of arcade games — with a modern twist. On November 13, the creator is launching a bevy of retro games for Nintendo Switch, including Alpha Mission, Ikari Warriors, Athen… Source: Engadget | Nintendo Switch gets SNK's arcade games this November

AI-enabled Guess store helps you create an ensemble

You can try Amazon's Echo Look if you want AI to offer fashion advice at home. But what if you're at the store, and would rather not hem and haw while you decide if that top goes with those jeans? Guess and Alibaba think they can help. They've wor… Source: Engadget | AI-enabled Guess store …

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The Decode app spots fakes with NFC

The global trade of counterfeit goods reportedly rakes in half a trillion dollars per year, which isn't good for anyone. (Except for the counterfeiters themselves, I suppose.) As the fakes industry continues to grow, brands are looking to technologi… Source: Engadget | The Decode app spots fakes with NFC

Cruel pranksters made NYC internet kiosks play ice cream truck tunes

New York City is in the midst of a heatwave, and some pranksters are taking advantage of technology to twist the knife a little more. LinkNYC has confirmed to Motherboard that someone is making its internet kiosks play ice cream truck music, tauntin… Source: Engadget | Cruel pranksters made NYC internet kiosks play ice cream …

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Senator asks FCC if Stingrays can interfere with 911 calls

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) wants to know if cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays, have the potential to interfere with mobile communications, and he's asked the FCC to share any research it has done into the matter. In a letter sent to Chairma… Source: Engadget | Senator asks FCC if Stingrays can interfere with 911 …

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