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YouTube VR finally lands on the Oculus Go

Today, Google’s YouTube VR app arrives on the $199 Oculus Go, bringing the largest library of VR content on the web to Facebook’s entry-level VR device. YouTube brings plenty of content in conventional and more immersive video types. It’s undoubtedly the biggest single hub of 360 content and native formats ...

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Almost half of NBN users now on 50Mbps or higher plans: ACCC

(Image: ACCC) The latest Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) quarterly Wholesale Market Indicators Report has revealed the continuing shift of users on the National Broadband Network (NBN) to plans with speeds greater than 50Mbps. In the three months to September 30, more than 70,000 25Mbps plans have been dropped, ...

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Facebook Portal needs more. At least it just added YouTube

To offset the creepiness of having Facebook’s camera and microphone in your house, its new Portal video chat gadget needs best-in-class software.  Its hardware is remarkably well done, plus Messenger and the photo frame feature work great. But its third-party app platform was pretty skimpy when the device launched this ...

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In venture capital, it’s still the age of the unicorn

Howie Xu is the vice president of artificial intelligence and machine learning at Zscaler. He previously co-founded TrustPath and served as an entrepreneur in residence at Greylock. This month marks the 5-year anniversary of Aileen Lee’s landmark article, “Welcome To The Unicorn Club”. At the time, the piece defined a ...

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5G network infrastructure spending to surge through 2022, says IDC

Getty Images/iStockphoto Featured stories Samsung foldable phone: Infinity Flex display specs revealed What your company can learn about data centers from the tech giants Windows 10 activation bug baffles, angers users Yes, it’s possible to upgrade a 2018 Mac mini’s RAM. No, it’s not easy Spending on 5G network infrastructure ...

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So I sent my mom that newfangled Facebook Portal

“Who am I going to be worried about? Oh Facebook seeing? No, I’m not worried about Facebook seeing. They’re going to look at my great art collection and say they want to come steal it? No, I never really thought about it.” That’s my 72-year-old mother Sally Constine’s response to ...

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Sneaker marketplace GOAT announces an AR-centric Black Friday giveaway

Black Friday giveaways have become a tradition for online sneaker marketplace GOAT. Today it’s announcing the details of this year’s campaign, which will be its first to incorporate augmented reality. Director of Communications Liz Goodno described this as “the largest digital sneaker event of the year.” The company says it ...

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