Alaska Airlines is offering VR movies during certain flights

Alaska Airlines is offering VR movies during certain flights
Some first class Alaska Airlines passengers might find themselves face to face with a virtual reality headset rather than the plane's usual in-flight entertainment system. The airline will pilot SkyLights' Allosky Cinematic VR headset aboard its Seat…
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WhatsApp hires grievance officer to battle fake news in India

WhatsApp hires grievance officer to battle fake news in India
WhatsApp has hired a grievance officer for India in order to meet a key demand set by the country's government to halt the spread of fake messages that triggered mob lynchings. In an update to its FAQ section, WhatsApp directs users to lodge complain…
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SiriusXM acquires Pandora for $3.5 billion

SiriusXM acquires Pandora for .5 billion
Pandora's search for a buyer is over. SiriusXM, which previously invested $480 million in the music streaming service, is now acquiring it outright in an all-stock deal worth $3.5 billion. It gives the satellite radio company access to Pandora's 70 m…
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Tokyo cafe to use robot waiters operated by people with physical disabilities

Tokyo cafe to use robot waiters operated by people with physical disabilities
Japan is taking steps to fight social isolation by employing robots in as many aspects of life as possible. After introducing autonomous robots in various roles in a hospital and a number of nursing homes and schools, a cafe in Tokyo will soon open w…
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The Morning After: Android is ten years old

The Morning After: Android is ten years old
Good morning there! Google's Android has reached ten years, setting up a few weeks of milestone anniversaries for the tech company. (Expect to hear more from Mountain View later this week…) We'll also have our final verdict on Apple's Watch Series…
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Skeletal stem cells could regrow damaged bones

Skeletal stem cells could regrow damaged bones
Believe it or not, scientists are still discovering new forms of stem cells — and these latest examples could shake up how doctors treat a multitude of common injuries. A Stanford-led research team has identified the human skeletal stem cell, helpin…
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Casio's see-through G-Shock watches are an icy blast of nostalgia

Casio's see-through G-Shock watches are an icy blast of nostalgia
Casio's G-Shock watch line is enjoying a bit of a renaissance on its 35th anniversary (you can even get a full metal model if you like), and the company is making the most of it with some particularly eye-catching wristwear. It just introduced a Gla…
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Deezer's AI mood detection could lead to smarter song playlists

Deezer's AI mood detection could lead to smarter song playlists
Astute listeners know that you can't gauge a song's mood solely through the instrumentation or the lyrics, but that's often what AI has been asked to do — and that's not much help if you're trying to sift through millions of songs to find something…
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Tesla is hand-delivering the Model 3 to speed up sales

Tesla is hand-delivering the Model 3 to speed up sales
Tesla is determined to move as many EVs as it can before its summer quarter is over, and that includes saving you from even a short trip to get your vehicle. Electrek has learned that the company just launched a "door-to-door" Tesla Direct service br…
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Airbnb hopes to give hosts a stake in the company

Airbnb hopes to give hosts a stake in the company
If Airbnb has its way, hosting travelers won't just get you some spending money — it'll get you a stake in the company's future. Axios has discovered that Airbnb sent a letter to the SEC asking for the regulator to permit offering equity to hosts. A…
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