Mark Zuckerberg’s Oculus trial transcript reveals his vision for Facebook VR

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The trial that may cost Facebook $500 million in damages is over, but a transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s comments under intense questioning on the stand has shed more light on his vision for virtual reality.

Facing tough questioning from the opposing attorney from ZeniMax (which accused Oculus of misappropriating trade secrets), Zuckerberg bobbed and weaved his way around pretty much any comment that might get him or Facebook in trouble, keeping his answers as short as possible. 

But when it came to elaborating on exactly why he dropped billions to acquire Oculus, Zuckerberg’s enthusiasm for VR repeatedly prompted him to expound in detail on the present and future of the technology at Facebook.  Read more…

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Stop worrying, everyone: Trump’s picks for FBI director are excellent

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FBI Director James Comey was leading one of the most important investigations of our time when he was fired Tuesday  — but don’t worry guys, President Trump has got a plan.

President Trump has great, just terrific candidates lined up to take James Comey’s place. The lying news media has been treating Trump very, very unfairly since Tuesday. He knows the best people! The best! Unfortunately, the crooked media doesn’t want you to know that. 

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Below are all the candidates President Trump would love to see appointed FBI director. He’s not going to be easy on them. He’s going to be very, very tough.  Read more…

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Steve Harvey does NOT want anyone coming into his dressing room

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Steve Harvey’s fed up with people coming into his dressing roomFed. Up. 

Honestly, don’t even try to come in. Don’t even tryYou will be removed. Don’t play. 

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Need it in writing from the man himself? Here’s an e-mail he sent to his staff Wednesday:

This email that Steve Harvey sent to his staff……https://t.co/GGsIow0Z3i pic.twitter.com/34l3SX4NEo

— Yashar (@yashar) May 10, 2017

Ahh yes, nothing says “welcome to the team!” like 14 sentences detailing how you should never, under any circumstance, approach him without making an appointment first, at the risk of physical removal.  Read more…

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‘Prey’ exploit lets players break the game

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Prey is great.

No, seriously. If you’re not playing it, go do that. If you are playing it, you’re probably reading this and thinking “gahhhhhhh I want to go play more Prey.” I get it. I’m right there with you.

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Resources are a big deal in a game like Prey, where your ammo, your health, even your ability to unlock upgrades depends, in large part, on scavenging for crap. Unfortunately — or maybe not, if you have an easy relationship with cheating — Prey 1.0 is a little bit broken in this regard.

How it’s supposed to work

Here’s the deal. The Talos-1 space station you’re trapped inside of is littered with all manner of trash and useful items, any of which can be dumped into a machine called the Recycler. Once you’ve dumped them in, you simply press a button and the Recycler works its magic, turning everything into basic organic, mineral, synthetic, or exotic resources. Read more…

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel is here to lose money and earn your trust

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“Just cause Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they’re Google.” 

In this case, Snapchat is Google, and Facebook is Yahoo. It takes guts to lob a line like that in your first-ever earnings call as CEO of a public company, particularly when your shares just dropped 25 percent. 

But that’s what Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told investors on a call Wednesday when they dared to ask about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s tendency to copy his company. 

The analyst specifically referenced Facebook’s F8 presentation, but we all know Facebook has done much more to copy Snap than just pitching a similar augmented reality future.  Read more…

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Melissa McCarthy lip syncing ‘I Feel Pretty’ as Sean Spicer is perfection, obviously

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Melissa McCarthy is hosting Saturday Night Live once again and she could not be more excited to put the oh-so-attractive Sean Spicer hair piece back on her head.

In a delightful song-and-dance rendition of “I Feel Pretty,” McCarthy twirls herself into the makeup chair to be hilariously transformed into White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The image of McCarthy-as-Spicer and the beautiful words of the West Side Story classic are a perfect juxtaposition.

Considering what happened this week in U.S. politics, this should be quite the appearance. Read more…

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Tesla’s Solar Roof tiles now available for pre-order, with ‘infinity’ warranty

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Tesla is not content with just a spot in your driveway. 

The company today began accepting orders for the latest product in its arsenal, the long-awaited Solar Roof. Installation of the energy-generating tiles are set to begin this summer in the U.S., and in 2018 for areas outside of the country. 

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Notably, Tesla says that a Solar Roof will be cheaper than a traditional non-solar roof. How is this possible? Let’s let Tesla explain. 

“Although the cost of our solar tiles is more expensive up front, it can be more than offset by the value of energy the tiles produce,” notes the press release. “In many cases, the reduction in a home’s electricity bill over time will be greater than the cost of the roof.” Read more…

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The laptop ban could expand to flights coming from Europe

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Back in March, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security banned electronics on planes coming to the U.S. from eight Middle Eastern and African countries. Now, the ban is expected to be expanded to some European countries, based on reports from Reuters and The Daily Beast.

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That would mean electronics bigger than smartphones, like laptops, e-readers, and tablets, wouldn’t be allowed on board and would have to be checked. Airlines like Emirates, Royal Jordanian, Qatar Airways, and others that fly between the U.S. and the eight countries initially included in the ban have been dealing with the new rules for almost two months. Read more…

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This teen’s amazing DIY dress is ready to light up prom

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She loves fashion and coding. So when prom season came around, she had the perfect idea for a DIY dress.  

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Last year, the world was awed by Zac Posen’s light-up Met Gala dress for Claire Danes. Among its fans was 17-year-old Claire Smith, a homeschooled high school senior and budding engineer from Maryland. Smith was inspired by Posen’s dress and decided to try to make her own version.

Starry night! #Zacposen #metgala #glamour @metmuseum @voguemagazine @instagram

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Can Google’s ad blocker save the online ad industry from itself?

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The idea that Google, the web’s biggest advertising company, is reportedly preparing to launch an ad blocker sounds absurd on its face. It’s a bit like a jewelry store hiring a ring of diamond thieves or the postal service unleashing a pack of roving neighborhood dogs.

But it’s more understandable when you consider one fundamental truth about ad blocking companies: They don’t exist to block ads — they exist to serve as middlemen between ads and consumers. The biggest ad blockers charge the biggest advertising vendors to let their ads pass through their software. They’re better described as ad filters than ad blockers. Read more…

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