Magic Leap vs. Microsoft HoloLens: Which is the better AR experience?

The Magic Leap OneImage: Magic Leap I first tried out Microsoft HoloLens a few years ago, a few months before its launch as a developer tool, and came away with similar impressions that many tech journalists had at the time: the tech was intriguing and impressive in some ways, but…

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Twitter will update its rules to prohibit ‘dehumanizing language’

We happen to know a certain Twitter user who really enjoys using dehumanizing language.Image: NurPhoto via Getty Images Call it the Alex Jones effect. Twitter announced on Tuesday that it will update its rules to prohibit “dehumanizing language” on the platform. While it is still finalizing what this policy will…

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Musk under investigation, Trump’s Chinese tariffs, Facebook’s fake-news victory: The week in tech news

Pages can now join Groups on Facebook.Image: Getty Images Your Facebook Page can now join members-only Facebook Groups. In a new setting update spotted by social media aficionado Matt Navarra, Facebook is now going to let Pages on the site interact with communities through Facebook Groups. 

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macOS Mojave Dark Mode

Hello, Mojave. Here's the daytime version of the default desktop background of the latest macOS.Image: Apple macos mojave At today’s big event, Apple updated its “coming this fall” release of its latest operating system, macOS Mojave, and announced its official drop date: September 24, 2018. First announced at the 2018…

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San Francisco warns Uber, Lyft riders about getting in the wrong car after safety concerns

A spate of assaults in rideshare cars results in a new safety campaign by San Francisco officials.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Many of us have made the mistake of hopping into the wrong Uber or Lyft car, and San Francisco officials want you to be more aware of it. The city…

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New Uber, Lyft vehicles ‘paused’ in NYC while new driver hourly rates set

Drivers rallied ahead of a vote that successfully capped the number of ride-hailing vehicles and set a driver minimum wage.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Uber, Lyft, Via, Juno, and other ride-hailing app drivers have some new protections and minimum pay guarantees in New York City after a city council vote this…

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This safety camera uses AI to make you a better driver

Instant feedback about unsafe driving practices are supposed to train you to drive better.Image: netradyne With so much info coming at you while you’re on the road, another device seems like the last thing that would help.  But San Diego-based startup Netradyne wants its Driveri camera to help you drive…

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Forget watches or Fitbits you can track your workout with a ring

U.S. soldiers deployed overseas will now have to make sure geolocation services on all their devices are turned off.Image: Getty Images U.S. troops deployed overseas will have to remember to turn off the GPS tracking services on their favorite wearable fitness device. It’s an order. The U.S. Department of Defense…

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Volkswagen will build two all-electric vehicles in the United States

Volkswagen is just one of a number of multinational car companies that is pushing into electric fleets, likely triggered by the overwhelmingly positive response of Tesla's all-electric vehicles.Image: timothy a. clary/AFP/Getty Images Volkswagen wants to electrify the United States. The German automaker confirmed to European car website Autocar that it…

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Boeing’s Mach 5 passenger plane is decades away but it could change everything

Boeing has been researching hypersonic planes for decades and a passenger plane could happen in 20 years.Image: boeing A passenger jet flying at hypersonic speeds could revolutionize air travel by cutting down a transatlantic flight from New York to London from seven hours to two.  Er, theoretically, that is. Boeing…

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