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Is the world ready for virtual graffiti?

Is the world ready for virtual graffiti?

Imagine a world that’s filled with invisible graffiti. Open an app, point your phone at a wall, and blank brick or cement becomes a canvas. Create art with digital spraypaint and stencils, and an augmented reality system will permanently store its location and placement, creating the illusion of real street art. If friends or social…
Blackpool is hit by fourth earthquake in six days amid fracking row

Blackpool is hit by fourth earthquake in six days amid fracking row

Blackpool is hit by fourth earthquake in six days amid fracking row as residents report being woken by their houses shaking An earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale has struck in Blackpool in what is the largest tremor to strike the region in recent days.Hundreds of people are believed to have felt the quake…
An anti-Semitic shooting in Germany was live-streamed on Twitch

An anti-Semitic shooting in Germany was live-streamed on Twitch

A shooting outside a synagogue in Halle, Germany was live-streamed on Twitch — marking another use of online streaming sites to broadcast terror attacks. Twitch confirmed to CNBC and The Verge that the attacker had posted the video to the platform. “We are shocked and saddened by the tragedy that took place in Germany today,…
Halide’s latest update makes switching lenses on the iPhone 11 Pro more intuitive

Halide’s latest update makes switching lenses on the iPhone 11 Pro more intuitive

Halide has released a massive iOS update that offers extended support for the multi-lens camera systems on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. The most important new feature is the “Tactile Lens Switcher,” which lets you switch between the three lenses of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max at will. This…
Music crowdfunding website PledgeMusic goes offline amidst bankruptcy proceedings

Music crowdfunding website PledgeMusic goes offline amidst bankruptcy proceedings

PledgeMusic, a crowdfunding site designed to allow fans to back projects from artists, has gone offline, according to Variety. The company closed down its operations earlier this year as it went into bankruptcy proceedings, and the site’s closure means that artists won’t be able to retrieve information on their profiles and fans. In place of…
John Jeffrey pushed by Six Nations to become new World Rugby chairman

John Jeffrey pushed by Six Nations to become new World Rugby chairman

John Jeffrey pushed by Six Nations to become new World Rugby chairman despite tradition dictating that vice-chairman Gus Pichot will take over The great and the not-so-good of the rugby world will descend on Tokyo later this month for World Rugby's general assembly.The blazer brigade will get five-star treatment in what insiders say will be…
Does praying burn calories? Here’s the pope’s $110 e-rosary

Does praying burn calories? Here’s the pope’s $110 e-rosary

The Vatican continues to take great pains to bring Catholic faith into the modern era, and this week it’s transforming the faithful rosary — adapting today’s popular fitness tracker idea into a $110 bracelet that tracks your prayers. No, we’re not joking: this is a real gadget launched at a Vatican press conference whose specs…
Lottie’s got it! Kate’s refreshingly frank little sister has more to her than you might think

Lottie’s got it! Kate’s refreshingly frank little sister has more to her than you...

Lottie's got it! Kate Moss's refreshingly frank little sister  Lottie Moss, the 21-year-old model and entrepreneur, is telling me just how un-Gen Z – the generation known for shunning booze and big nights out – she can be. ‘I have friends who ask me if I went out last night like it’s a bad thing,’…
Mark Zuckerberg says it’s not right to censor politicians

Mark Zuckerberg says it’s not right to censor politicians

Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook’s policy of letting politicians lie in political ads — along with free speech more broadly — in a speech today at Georgetown University. “I don’t think it’s right for a private company to censor politicians” he said. Zuckerberg’s speech, which amounted to a rallying cry for the First Amendment during a…
Amazon wants to set Alexa free

Amazon wants to set Alexa free

Every day, I use Alexa to turn on my lights, switch TV channels, and set timers when I’m cooking. Amazon’s digital assistant is the center of my smart home, but once I step out of the house, Alexa might as well be dead to me. Like many in the US, I use an iPhone that’s…