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Magic Leap: Mystery Virtual Reality Tech Gets $542 Million From Google And Others

Magic Leap's tech reportedly uses infared cameras to make their computer generated images go both in front of, and behind, naturally occuring objects.

Magic Leap Inc., a startup working in the augmented reality and virtual reality sectors, just secured funding from Google and other interests totaling over half a billion dollars, leading to intense speculation about the nature of the company’s technology, which some are describing as revolutionary. According to Mashable, the investment was announced on Tuesday. Along… Read more »

Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter, Gets Thousands Of Followers Within Minutes

Monica Lewinsky is on Twitter

Monica Lewinsky joined Twitter on Monday morning, and within minutes of her account going live, Lewinsky had thousands of followers. Monica didn’t join the site with a bunch of fanfair, but with a rather understated approach. So what was the famous former White House intern’s first words on the social media site? Monica led off… Read more »

Facebook Addresses Feds: Fake Profile Rules Apply To You, Too

Facebook is serious about fake profiles, even if you're a fed.

Facebook has taken some criticism for its rules about fake profiles, but privacy advocates may be pleased with the latest application of the social media site’s rules. Facebook sent a strongly-worded letter to a federal law enforcement agency, letting them know that the rules apply to them, too. Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported… Read more »

Halloween Costumes Go Creepy-Cool Using A Free Mobile App [Video]

When Halloween costumes meet technology, the results are creepy

This year Halloween costumes have gone high tech – and super creepy – with beating hearts, throbbing brains, and creepy, blood-shot eyes that roll around in their sockets. All it takes is a smartphone and a free app developed by Mark Rober. According to Tech Times, Rober’s company, Digital Dudz, first gained attention in 2011… Read more »

Redditors Warn Some Snappening Files Contain Viruses

Snappening files may be unsafe, warn Redditors.

It’s being called “the Snappening” — an invasive hack in which SnapChat photos were stolen from a third-party app server, and shared online. However, many of those who hope to benefit from the Snappening are learning what happens when one practices cyber sex acts with random parties: they’re getting viruses. The actual victims of the… Read more »

Mac Botnet Spread Via Reddit And Pirated Software

Mac-Botnet-Spread-Via-Reddit-And-Pirated-Software

Dr. Web, an antivirus company based in Russia, has reported a botnet that has affected over 17,000 Mac computers. The Mac.BackDoor.iWorm compromises the security of a computer’s files, and allows cybercriminals to install additional malware. According to the Dr. Web report, the United States has the most infected computers, followed by Canada and the United… Read more »

Pizza Hut Is Unhappy With Apple Pay, Others Are Optimistic

Pizza Hut Is Unhappy With Apple Pay, Others Are Optimistic

Apple Pay is one of the new features introduced at the Apple event this past September. In fact, the iPhone 6 is actually the only Apple iPhone release that will have the ability to utilize the new payment system. Apple Pay is the tech companies new long-awaited mobile wallet app and predicted software application for… Read more »

Social Media Profiles: Why Parents Having One Can Help Stop Cyberbullying

cyberbullying

Cyberbullying through social media profiles is becoming more and more of a problem with each passing year – especially within the United States. One report confirms that at least one million children were threatened, harassed, or subjected to other types of cyberbullying in 2011 on Facebook alone. Those figures have only increased over the past… Read more »

Apple Pay To Launch This Week, Leaks Claim

Apple Pay May Launch Saturday

Apple Pay could be launching this week, according to an internal memo leaked to the MacRumors forum by an employee of Walgreens. “In preparation for the launch of Apple Pay on October 18, we would like to cover the following material included in the tasks before activation,” the note begins. “Walgreens will be one of… Read more »

Reddit Forbids ‘The Snappening’ (But Only As A Single File)

some snappening photos banned from reddit

Reddit angered a number of users when it banned it’s ‘The Fappening’ subreddit, and many are angry over the latest edict, too: posting the massive ‘The Snappening’ file that includes hundreds of thousands of photos is also off-limits. Others say the ‘Snappening’ ban doesn’t go far enough. The Snappening is the name given to the… Read more »