Gaming

Niantic poised to settle Pokémon Go trespassing complaints

Enlarge Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images A proposed settlement filed last week could give homeowners some control over whether or not Pokémon Go‘s augmented-reality attractions show up in and around their property. Shortly after its launch in the summer of 2016, Pokémon Go developer Niantic started fielding numerous complaints about players trespassing on private property to access […]

Mobile

Facebook chief AI scientist joins $4.5 million round for algorithmic music startup Antescofo

Paris-based Antescofo announced it has raised $ 4.5 million of venture capital, a round that includes backing from Facebook’s chief AI scientist Yann Le Cun. The artificial intelligence company is known for its classical music lesson mobile app Metronaut. Other investors in the round include venture firms Daphni and OneRagTime, plus angel investors Nobuyuki Idei, […]

Photography

What’s the difference between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic?

Daven Mathies/Digital Trends Daven Mathies/Digital Trends Adobe Lightroom is no longer one program — photographers can now choose between the cloud-based Lightroom CC and the original Lightroom, now called Lightroom Classic CC. But what’s the difference between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC? Lightroom CC was redesigned to create a seamless workflow regardless of the device […]

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British Lawmakers Accuse Facebook Of 'Intentionally' Violating UK Privacy Laws

A new report issued by British lawmakers argues Facebook “intentionally and knowingly” violated the United Kingdom’s data privacy and competition laws. The report, published by the U.K. Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Monday, said Facebook’s “handling of personal data, and its use for political campaigns, are prime and legitimate areas for inspection by […]

Emerging Tech

Chandra X-ray telescope uncovers evidence of the universe’s missing matter

An illustration of the Millennium simulation, which uses supercomputers to formulate how the key components of the Universe would have evolved over cosmic time. Illustration: Springel et al. (2005); Spectrum: NASA/CXC/CfA/Kovács et al. There’s a puzzle that has been taxing astronomers for many years: Where is all of the matter in the universe? You might […]

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Facebook reportedly demonstrated 'informal interest' in buying the company that made HQ Trivia but backed off after reports of 'creepy' behavior from its late co-founder

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the 2013 TechCrunch Disrupt conference.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Facebook at one point demonstrated “informal interest” in buying Intermedia Labs, the company responsible for the game-show app HQ Trivia, The Wall Street Journal reports. But Facebook‘s interest reportedly waned after Recode published an article describing allegations of inappropriate behavior by Intermedia […]