Google and Mattel update View-Master for the VR generation

Remember View-Master? That hunk of plastic you held up to your face, stuck cardboard reels into and advanced through 3D images of landscapes, animals and cartoons with the satisfying pull on a lever. Well it’s back and Mattel has Google to thank for helping drag the classic toy into the 21st century. The main piece is an update to the iconic red-bodied View-Master that looks a little bit like a Fisher-Price take on the Oculus...

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Apple Announces Eighth Annual iTunes Festival in London

iTunes Festival 2014 iTunes Festival is a full-volume celebration of live music, with free performances from artists we love. Local fans can win tickets to see the gigs in person while fans around the world can watch for free—live or for a limited time afterward—on iTunes or with Apple TV. Explore the Festival Keep up to date with festival news. See the rest here: Apple Announces Eighth Annual iTunes Festival in...

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Apple’s Tim Cook warns that sacrificing privacy ‘risks our way of life’

The story “Apple’s Tim Cook warns that sacrificing privacy ‘risks our way of life'”, which ran Friday, misquoted him due to a glitch in the webcast. Link: Apple’s Tim Cook warns that sacrificing privacy ‘risks our way of...

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Google’s Android Chorus is 300 devices together in tinny harmony

In the hope of drawing attention to its Androidify app (and the fact that you’ve been able to make your own for almost four years now), Google programmed 300 devices (and their Android character) to ‘sing’ (and flail the limbs around, roughly in time, in the middle of a classy shopping center in upscale Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan. Like a bonafide real chorus, the devices were separated out into parts, though we could...

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Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

CUPERTINO, California—July 22, 2014—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $35.3 billion and net profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 36.9...

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