Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online

Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online
 People are taking photos and videos all over major cities, all the time, from every angle. Theoretically, with enough of them, you could map every street and building — wait, did I say theoretically? I meant in practice, as the VarCity project has demonstrated with Zurich, Switzerland. Read More


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With Venom, Marvel’s Got Its Biggest Bad of All: Brand Dilution

With Venom, Marvel’s Got Its Biggest Bad of All: Brand Dilution

With Venom, Marvel’s Got Its Biggest Bad of All: Brand Dilution

The Marvel movies of the ’10s are threatening to become like the Marvel comics of the ’80s: diluted by competing universes and crossover events. The post With Venom, Marvel’s Got Its Biggest Bad of All: Brand Dilution appeared first on WIRED.
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Apple blames third-party batteries for exploding Beats headphones

Apple blames third-party batteries for exploding Beats headphones
Apple has refused to compensate an Australian woman who woke up on a flight to the sound of her Beats headphones exploding in her face. According to Australian site Adelaide Now, Apple says they have investigated the incident and determined that thir…
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Deep Algo offers simple code visualization for people who don’t know how to code

Deep Algo offers simple code visualization for people who don’t know how to code
 Deep Algo was one of the more fascinating companies on display in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt this week. The French team aims to make coding languages more accessible for the massive with SaaS (software as a service) offering that promises to do for languages like C++, C Sharp and Javascript what WYSIWYG does for HTML. It’s a pretty bold claim, but the company is confident that… Read More


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Facebook adds food ordering so you never have to leave

Facebook adds food ordering so you never have to leave
The Facebook additions are coming fast and furious these days, with possible Instagram notifications, a revamped Marketplace, and a new visual style for comments. TechCrunch reports that the latest feature, rolling out to select users today, brings o…
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Trump’s cybersecurity order delivers nothing but more surveillance

Trump’s cybersecurity order delivers nothing but more surveillance
Remember that cybersecurity Executive Order we anticipated from the Trump administration, which seemed to quietly disappear in January?

The already-delayed deadline for Trump's EO on "the cyber" and his promise to create a Cyber Review Team passed l…
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Parking Kitty makes parking in Portland adorable

Parking Kitty makes parking in Portland adorable
Parking Kitty home screen Portland, Oregon, continued to keep it weird (and cute) this week when it rolled out Parking Kitty, a new app that lets you pay for metered parking. The app is based on Passport, one of the largest parking payment vendors in the United States. “We didn’t make a lot of changes,” said Malisa McCreedy, the parking division manager at the Portland Department of Transportation. Read More


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There's an easy fix for WannaCry, if you haven't rebooted yet

There's an easy fix for WannaCry, if you haven't rebooted yet
There's a glimmer of hope for a specific subset of victims in the WannaCry hack. Security researchers have released a fix that gets rid of the ransomware and restores a device's files, though it only works on Windows XP to Windows 7, and only on comp…
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