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Facebook launches AR effects tied to real-world tracking markers

Facebook’s augmented reality camera is evolving beyond selfie masks and randomly placed 3D objects to using location markers in the real world that trigger AR experiences in a precise location. Spotted today, Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that it’s testing the feature in closed beta with promotions for the upcoming Ready ...

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Facebook has signed a deal to stream 25 afternoon MLB games

Filed under moves that are potentially groundbreaking with big implications but with quite small numbers, Facebook has signed an exclusive deal with the MLB to stream 25 afternoon games, according to Bloomberg. The deal is a bit reminiscent of the one Twitter signed for Thursday Night Football back in 2016 to ...

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Fake news ‘travels faster’, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images A study of 126,000 rumours and false news stories spread on Twitter over a period of 11 years found that they travelled faster and reached more people than the truth. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology also found that fake news was more commonly re-tweeted ...

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Burger-flipping robot taken offline after one day

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Flippy the burger robot gets to work Flippy the burger-flipping robot that started work this week in a California restaurant has been forced to take a break because it was too slow. The robot was installed at a Cali Burger outlet ...

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Obamas ‘in talks to make Netflix shows’

Image copyright Getty Images Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are in talks to produce shows for Netflix, according to the New York Times. The couple would make exclusive content for the US streaming site focused on uplifting stories, the paper suggested. If confirmed, the deal would ...

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