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Google gave us Cardboard – Facebook gave us a science lesson

Google gave us Cardboard – Facebook gave us a science lesson

This week at F8, Facebook presented a basic plan for the next 10 years in development - both inside and outside the social network. Amongst announcements of flying internet drones and updating the Messenger ecosystem, Facebook officials handed off the mic to Oculus. While we expected that Oculus would give us some indicator of the future of the company - or their involvement with Facebook - instead we got a lesson in the science of virtual reality.

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Facebook may push Oculus to consumer hardware

Facebook may push Oculus to consumer hardware

This week Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stood onstage at F8, the social network's developer conference, and spoke about Oculus VR. Zuckerberg showed how 360-degree spherical video would be making its way to Facebook's main news feed with the help of Oculus VR. This same content would be coming to Oculus Rift some time after it'd hit the main news feed. With the Samsung Gear VR (made in collaboration with Oculus VR), the company would also be showing a "Teleportation Station" to give people a glimpse of their offices from a remote location.

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Facebook’s 10 year plan: AI, VR, and the flying web

Facebook’s 10 year plan: AI, VR, and the flying web

Facebook may be best known for providing a route for former schoolfriends to annoy you with their baby photos, but the social site is also looking to bring the next generation of internet users online and give developers the tools to lure them. A combination of virtual reality, vast data centers, newly open-sourced coding tools, and innovative and less expensive web-delivery systems like drones were all on the agenda for Facebook’s second day F8 2015 keynote, along with how to teach an artificial intelligence about Lord of the Rings.

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When Motorola started to focus on YOU, not carriers

When Motorola started to focus on YOU, not carriers

Back in the year 2012, Google acquired Motorola. It wasn’t just Google’s acquisition of Motorola that changed how they approach product design and software development. It was a single meeting between Motorola’s managers presented the features and specifications of their phones to Google. It was there that everything changed.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. Earlier today, we found out that Samsung may be planning a Nexus 10 tablet, complete with a resolution to give the third-gen iPad a run for its money. ZTE gave its response to yesterday's allegations that it may be helping the Chinese government spy on the US, and Apple started shipping the fifth-generation iPod Touch to the first customers today. We heard that the rumored 32GB Nexus 7 variant might be replacing the 16GB model, and speaking of the Nexus 7, it received Android 4.1.2 today, which adds a much-needed landscape mode.

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Motorola kills Android Webtop

Motorola kills Android Webtop

Motorola has axed development of its Webtop system, claiming underwhelming sales means further investment in the idea of using a smartphone as the core of a desktop-replacement hub was unfeasible. Webtop, a custom feature of several recent Motorola Android smartphones, worked with desktop docks and notebook-like Lapdock clamshells to offer a full version of Firefox among other features; however, Motorola confirmed to CNET, the expectation is that core Android functionality itself will make its own Webtop work redundant.

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AT&T Motorola Atrix HD hands-on and unboxing

AT&T Motorola Atrix HD hands-on and unboxing

This week we've got the newest version of Motorola and AT&T's line of powerful smartphones, this time dubbed Atrix HD due to its ultra high resolution display. This device also runs on AT&T's 4G LTE network and closely resembles the device on Verizon known as the DROID RAZR. Here we've got a white casing surrounding a lovely curved-edges-having reinforced glass-covered display that's no less than 329 PPI, that being a resolution that's only beaten by 3 other devices on the market today, none of them having the build that this one does. In addition, Motorola is letting us know that they've dubbed this device as having 720p HD ColorBoost technology - we'll see how that plays out soon enough. For now, we sure as heck know it's bright.

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AT&T Motorola Dinara could drop imminently as Atrix 3 LTE

AT&T Motorola Dinara could drop imminently as Atrix 3 LTE

Evidence of a new AT&T branded Motorola smartphone believed to be the successor to the Atrix 2 has cropped up in the wild, with the handset - codenamed "Dinara" - believed to be headed to the carrier's LTE network. Packing a 720p HD display and running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, according to The Verge's tipster, it's estimated that the phone could hit AT&T's 4G airwaves as soon as late July.

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Motorola with Android Voice Actions battles Siri in comparison video

Motorola with Android Voice Actions battles Siri in comparison video

Motorola has decided to take a jab at Apple's Siri intelligent voice assistant app by pitting it against Android's Voice Actions feature running on an Atrix 2, Photon 4G, and Electrify. In all three comparison videos, Siri gets beat down complete with the knockout bell sound effects. However, the video does come direct from Motorola, not exactly an unbiased source, so some rigging or editing isn't completely out of the question. Continue after the cut to watch and judge for yourself.

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Samsung DoubleTime Review

Samsung DoubleTime Review

Android and Samsung have such an all-encompassing strategy going on as of late that every tier of the smartphone market is saturated with a combination of the two, from the top all the way to the bottom - a good example of how to do the bottom RIGHT is in the device you see here, the Samsung DoubleTime. What we're going to compare this device to are a few other similarly-stacked devices on AT&T, but you'll understand before the end of this that AT&T's selection of Android devices relies so heavily on top-tier smartphones that the Samsung DoubleTime may well have a market to do well in. Imagine that!

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