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Starbucks Exec Quits For Chipotle Chief Tech Officer Role – Time

The fast-casual restaurant chain said Curt Garner, who has worked for Starbucks’ information technology group for the past 18 years, will become Chipotle’s CIO beginning Nov. 23. In his new role, Garner will report to Chipotle Chief Financial Officer Jack Hartung. Garner’s move comes after Starbucks hired CIO Gerri Martin-Flickinger as its new chief technology officer.

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We are changing the way people think about and eat fast food, said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Chipotle in a statement. As we look for ways to create efficiencies in our restaurants and improve the customer experience through the strategic use of technology, Curt’s experience and expertise make him an ideal and welcome addition to our management team.

Chipotle has added a new executive position to the restaurant chain’s ranks, the chief information officer, and has hired away Starbucks’ CIO to take on the job.

The use of technology has become an increasingly important component of how restaurant chains can compete for business today. Online ordering options via mobile apps are a way that chains such as Starbucks have sought to differentiate themselves. Delivery services are also being widely tested. Starbucks is particularly ahead of many when it comes to the company’s mobile payments, which accounted for 20% of the coffee chain’s U.S. business as of this summer. The progress Starbucks has made on the tech side of the business likely caught Chipotle’s attention.

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Vizio TVs Adding Google Chromecast Technology Built-In – Time

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The TVs, Variety says, could be out in the next few months. That’s a bummer for me, because I just bought a new Vizio for the Super Bowl. But it’s good news if you’re on the hunt for a new set, because it’ll mean you’ll get all the benefits of a Chromecast without sacrificing a precious HDMI port for one.

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I’ve been using my Chromecast so often that I’ve been wondering why my new TV didn’t have the tech built-in. I guess somebody’s been reading my tweets, because that’s exactly what’s happening: Variety reports that Google is working with television set maker Vizio to build Chromecast capabilities directly into the company’s TV sets.

Google’s Chromecast is one of my favorite gadgets that costs under $100. Plug it into a television’s HDMI port, and you can easily beam videos, webpages and other content from your computer or smartphone to your big screen.

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Barnes amp; Noble Splitting E-Reader Into Separate Business – Time

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The two new companies are called Barnes & Noble Retail and Nook Media.

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“We believe we are now in a better position to begin in earnest those steps necessary to accomplish a separation of Nook Media and Barnes & Noble Retail,” said CEO Michael Huseby in a statement. “We have determined that these businesses will have the best chance of optimizing shareholder value if they are capitalized and operated separately.”

Barnes & Noble is splitting its digital Nook enterprise off from its physical bookstore business, abandoning what analysts once saw as the company’s best chance of surviving competition from the likes of Amazon, which sells books, digital e-readers and a plethora of other goods and services.

Barnes & Noble’s stock was up more than 5% to $21.70 around noon eastern time on the day the news was announced.

But the Nook has dragged on the company’s revenue as the device posted a 22% decline in revenue to $87 million in the last quarter. The company as a whole posted a loss of $36.7 million in the same quarter.

Barnes & Noble’s Nook business was a latecomer, introduced in 2009 two years after Amazon introduced its first Kindle reader. Barnes & Noble’s brick-and-mortar bookstore businesses is still profitable; its retail segment saw a 0.8% increase in revenue to $955.6 million for the quarter.

The Barnes & Noble split is an indication that the bookstore’s foray into digitization hasn’t succeeded after William Lynch, the prime proponent of the Nook, resigned as CEO last year.

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Borders bookstore applied for bankruptcy in 2011 and later folded into Barnes & Noble, leaving only one remaining massive physical bookstore chain left in the United States.

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The spinoff of the company’s Nook business will be complete by the end of the first quarter of the next calendar year, Barnes & Noble said in a statement.

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A Smartwatch Version of Android Is Reportedly Coming Soon – Time

Google plans to release its own smartwatch, which will be manufactured by LG Electronics. But as with the Nexus line of smartphones that Google makes, the company wants to help lay out a vision for other developers to power their own wearable devices.

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I’ve written before that the current state of smartwatches is reminiscent of the earliest Android tablets, before Google released a proper version of Android for larger screens. While some companies are trying to make Android-based smartwatches already, their efforts seem premature without Google’s guidance.

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That support is reportedly coming soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google plans to a wearable software development kit based on Android in two weeks:

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The LG-made smartwatch is just a rumor at this point, but CNet has claimed that it will debut in June with Google Now as a centerpiece.

Report- Bobby Wood rejects transfer to FC Cincinnati from Hamburger SV

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Feb. 29:After spending his entire professional career in Germany, Hamburger SV forward Bobby Wood could be returning stateside to join FC Cincinnati, according to a report from Bild.

Entering their first full season under head coach Ron Jans, FC Cincinnati are looking to improve upon last year’s league-worst outlay of 31 goals scored. During their expansion season in 2019, Costa Rican midfielder Allan Cruz was their leading scorer with seven goals and Cincy recently exercised a buyout option on 2019 Designated Player and forward Fanendo Adi who scored just one league goal for the club.

Any move for Wood would signify Cincy’s second major attacking addition ahead of the 2020 MLS campaign, after they landed Japanese forward Yuya Kubo as a Designated Player from Belgian side K.A.A. Gent. FC Cincinnati GM Gerard Nijkamp made it clear that Kubo can play in several positions in the attack, highlighting that versatility when his acquisitionwas announced in early January.

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— BILD Hamburger SV (@BILD_HSV) January 28, 2020Wood, who has 13 goals and45 caps for the US men’s national team, has struggled to hit second gear with Hamburgandon loan at Hannover 96. He moved to the former after his 2015-2016 season at 1.FC Union Berlin saw him net 17 goals, setting the record for an American in either of Germany’s top two divisions. Wood last scored a professional goal in a November25,2018 match for Hannover againstBorussia Monchengladbach.

Barcelona once again leveraging Chelsea hunk! In the past, 50 million was rejected, and now their value is 0

Chelsea with General Williams contract will expire in the summer of next year, his contract Blues headache. At this time, Barcelona has also joined the competition for William. According to the “World Sports Daily” front-page report, invited William to join Barcelona plan, they will offer a contract to join Williams next year in the summer, so that Barcelona can get the generals Brazil 0 pounds transfer fee, because he will be out of contract due in summer. Media also revealed that Barcelona also want to Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz. It is worth mentioning that Barcelona last summer, wants to William, Barcelona bid was 50 million pounds, but was refused Chelsea. Chelsea still did not want William to go. They gave a two-year contract extension William, but William never nod. William, now 31-year-old so far this season has been played 15 times for Chelsea, scoring three goals. Why are you still here 31 years? For the elderly? Still 50 million move to Barcelona there are too many problems in recent years. So much older, there are so many transfer fee, he can change and increase the strength of the team right

Mark Zuckerberg Says Cambridge Analytica Acquired His Data – Time

“Was your data included in the data sold to the malicious third parties?” Eshoo asked.

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Zuckerberg’s answer was more equivocal. “Congresswoman, I’m not sure what that means,” he said.

In a tense exchange between Zuckerberg and Rep. Anna Eshoo, a California Democrat, the 33-year-old Zuckerberg admitted that his data was among the information acquired by Cambridge Analytica.

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Zuckerberg is on Capitol Hill for the third consecutive day, testifying Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about Facebook’s failures to protect users from outside political interference and data misuse ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Wednesday’s conversation, as with Zuckerberg’s testimony before a joint Senate committee the prior afternoon, centered largely on Cambridge Analytica, which acquired the data of approximately 87 million Facebook users from a researcher who created a personality quiz on the site.

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The heat was, in any event, an effective strategy on the House’s part. Zuckerberg’s testimony revealed more than Tuesday’s meandering conversation. For instance, Zuckerberg said that user interaction on Facebook has not dropped in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. He also suggested that legal regulation of Facebook and similar social media platforms was an inevitable outcome of the current scandal.

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“Yes,” Zuckerberg responded.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a Congressional committee on Wednesday that his own personal information was among the large sum of data wrongfully obtained by political analysis firm Cambridge Analytica.

The House is often more fiery than the Senate, and Wednesday’s hearing in a crowded meeting room of the Rayburn House Office Building was decidedly more heated than the occasionally tedious Senate hearing sixteen hours earlier. At one point, Rep. Bobby Rush, an Illinois Democrat, compared Facebook to COINTELPRO, the covert F.B.I. surveillance program that targeted activist groups in the mid-twentieth century, and asked Zuckerberg if a parallel between him and notorious former F.B.I. Director J. Edgar Hoover was warranted.

Her follow-up: “Are you willing to change your business model in the interest of protecting individual privacy?”

Brazil- Emails Found Between Pat Hickey and THG Sports – Time

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Police said that the OCI may have worked to transfer the tickets to THG. At least three other OCI officials have had their passports seized amid the ongoing investigation. Several THG officials have been arrested, including Evans, though the company has said that the allegations are “entirely without foundation.”

The official, Pat Hickey, formerly served as president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and was a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He was arrested in Rio last week on suspicion that he was involved in the illegal selling of tickets to the Games; he has not been charged but is being held in Bangu 10 Prison.

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The emails in question are between Hickey and Marcus Evans, head of THG Sports, the British company alleged to have sold the tickets. The correspondence, in which the two men discuss ticket sales, began in 2010 and continued until as recently as Aug. 3.

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Police in Brazil said Tuesday that they have uncovered a series of potentially damning emails between a high-ranking Olympics official and a company alleged to have illegally sold tickets to the Olympic Games, the BBC reports.

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Dengbei Le lost the wing and columns. Barcelonas disability team tied the worst team

Beijing at 23:15 on April 13 (Spain local time 17:15), 2018/19 season, the Primera Liga 32 the focus of a battle broke out in Las Arco Arena. Barcelona with a 0-0 away off the ska, Dengbei Le missed a ball, Malcolm hit the post. Barcelona League away games. This is Barcelona La Liga for the first time against Wei Sika history. This season, it won by 8-2 at home. Messi missed the big list. Val Fude rotation of 10 players, only the root Chantal Christi to continue starting. Boateng 15 minutes twice caught offside front. Barcelona miss in the 16th minute, passing directly Phuket. Dengbei Le single pole low shot in front of the box is blocked Maria, the ball touching the right post, without hitting. Murillo headed in a corner kick to score in the attack, was saved. After kicking up a corner kick, the ball Wumuditi the top side. Wagner from the right pass, Boateng volley in the penalty area. Before the break, Moi Gomez and Alenia shot from the outside. The second half is still very loose. Dengbei Le blocked shot 12 yards in the corner, Malcolm left the restricted area at a small angle shot hit the post near the corner, Lunya shot blocked Aiqie Ta. Gaier Ge header was Chantal Christi root confiscated. Malcolm passing, another long-range Dengbei Le mistakes. Alba and Kudiniao off the bench. Eventually, the two sides failed to break down the door. Barcelona are still ahead of the home. Hugh ska (4-3-3): 13- 24- Miramont Santa Maria, 3 Aiqie Ta, Pulido 14-, 12- Garland; Hu Ampuy 20 (60 , 8-Meredith Lo), 17-Rivera, 6- Moi – Gomez; 19- Avila (88 , 11- Galal), 22- Galego, 7- Ferrero (72, 9- Camilo) Barcelona (4-3 -3): 1-Ter steg en; 40- Wag, 17- murillo, 6- Todibo, 23-Umtiti; 21- Lenya (81 , 8- Artur), 22- vidal, 28- Phuket (67 , 18-Alba); 14- Malcolm, Boateng 19-, 11- Dengbei Le (67 , 7 Kudiniao)Messi at Barcelona There are two levels, but it does not matter, still leads the league nine points, only six of. Leave the main break, play well in the Champions League! The Barcelona looks very luxurious, but the background behind it is much worse than Cosmos. Messi not to attack would not have opened

NOAA Sites Breached by Chinese Hackers, Report Says – Time

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The hack occurred in late September, but was not acknowledged by the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration until Oct. 20, the Washington Post reports. As a result of the hack, some national weather websites were unavailable for as many as two days, including the National Ice Center website. And those sites being offline impacted some long-term forecasts.

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NOAA also lagged in its response to the breach. The Post reports the the administration did not say its systems were compromised when the problem was first acknowledged on Oct. 20. When NOAA admitted Wednesday that there had been a cyber security breach, they did not say who was responsible either. That information came from Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), who disclosed that the attack had come from China. Wolf blasted the agency saying, They had an obligation to tell the truth. They covered it up.

Officials announced Wednesday that Chinese hackers had gained access to Federal weather data as early as September.

New York Red Bulls defender Michael Murillo transferred to RSC Anderlecht

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MLSsoccer.coms Dylan Butler reported the transfer fee was in the “high six figures” with potential to go over $1 million.

“We thank Amir for his contributions to our club over the last three years,” said Hamlett in a statement. “Amir has continued to grow as a player and person since he joined us as a 20-year-old, and we wish him the best of luck in Europe.”

Birdbrain Is a Misnomer- New Studies Show Birds Remarkable Cognitive Skills – Time

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Never mind the familiar birdbrain insult; in recent years, investigators have learned more and more about the improbable cognitive abilities of at least some types of birds. That, in turn, is providing new insights into how brains–including our own–work across the entire animal kingdom.

“Birds will wait for better,” says comparative psychologist Irene Pepperberg of Harvard University, perhaps the best-known figure in the field of avian cognition. “But if you give our gray parrot Griffin the better treat first, he’ll look at you for about a second as if to say, ‘What, are you kidding? I’m not waiting for a worse treat.’ Then he’ll grab it.”

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There was no limit of good reasons why Bud wasn’t put on the stand–beginning with the “raise your right hand” part. Even if it had somehow been possible to bring the bird into a courtroom and have him repeat Martin’s last words, there was no way of establishing that he didn’t simply pick them up from a television show. Still, Glenna was convicted on other evidence, Bud went off to live with a relative of the family’s, and the scientific community had one more extraordinary story about the equally extraordinary intelligence of birds.

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In a related experiment, the ravens also showed a talent for delayed gratification. After being trained to use a token that they could exchange with a researcher for a food reward, the birds would later select the same token from a tray of objects that also included an immediate but less appealing treat. Out of 144 trials, the birds chose the token 143 times, correctly wagering that if they were patient, a human would appear and let them cash it in for a more desirable reward.

In July, a pair of investigators at Lund University in Sweden went further, showing that ravens have not only the cognitive ability to master tool use but also the temperamental ability to use that skill to its best advantage. Ravens that were taught to open a box with a tool in order to get a treat inside would later select the tool from a tray of other distracting objects and set it aside even if the box wasn’t presented along with it.

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Of the dozens of families of birds, there are three that have attracted the most research into intelligence: corvids, which include crows, ravens, jays, magpies and other species; Psittacidae, which include parrots, parakeets, lovebirds and kea; and Cacatuidae, which include cockatoos and cockatiels. Crows, for example, have long been known to be adept toolmakers–by, say, reshaping a paper clip into a hook so they can fish a treat out of a narrow vessel. Rooks, another corvid species, have figured out that if they drop pebbles into a partly filled pitcher, they can raise the water level enough to snag treats floating on the surface. Some rooks even realize that by dropping the bigger pebbles in first, they can speed the job along considerably.

In 2015, Glenna shot Martin five times in the midst of an argument in their Michigan home. A sensational crime became all the more so when Bud began repeating the words, “Shut up!” and much more tellingly, “Don’t f-cking shoot!” The “Shut up!” was in no one’s voice in particular, but the plea not to pull the trigger was unmistakably in Martin’s.

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Karl Berg, a professor of avian ecology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is conducting studies in South America recording parrot calls. He is uncovering a complex vocabulary that allows the birds to convey information about food, predators, mating and other relevant matters.

No bird is going to displace humans as the smartest critters on the planet, of course, but all of this work is nonetheless a reminder that our familiar, self-flattering equation–big thoughts require big brains–is a myth. There are elegant brains and nimble brains too–and they are home to equally elegant and nimble minds.

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It has been a very bad year for Bud the parrot, but it has been even worse for his former owners Glenna and Martin Duram. Martin is dead, Glenna is in prison for his murder, and it was Bud, a witness to the crime, who tried to rat her out. Really.

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It is language that is the most dramatic avian skill. The parrot’s ability to mimic and even understand human speech is impressive enough. Pepperberg became famous for the work she did with Alex the gray parrot, who died in 2007 at age 3 with a vocabulary of more than 100 words and the ability to assemble them into simple sentences. (His last words, when Pepperberg covered his cage on the night he died, were, “You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.”)

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Thierry Henry, Rod Fanni agree- Pressure is on Orlando City now, not Montreal Impact

That preseason game Henry referenced saw Nani score thelone goal. Orlandos lineup that day included many of their expected starters on Saturday.

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The Impact have scoredfour goals over their three tournament games, and are still waiting on former Barcelona attacker Bojan to get his tournament going. The creative attacker insists hes not worried.

As for Montreal, Henry used a back four in that preseason encounter. He had since preferred a back five in most of the Impacts matches, but shifted again to a 4-3-3 in the 1-0 win over D.C.

Their win set up a match Saturday against de facto hosts Orlando City SC(8 pm ET ESPN2/Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports), who are coming off a strong group stagein which they picked up seven points out of nine, with wins over New York City FCand Inter Miami CF in the process.

Instead, theImpact offered their best performance of the tournament in a1-0 victoryover D.C. United, which was enough to send Montreal through to the knockout phaseof the tournament in a wild-card slot.

“We feel better and better day after day because we work a lot,” Fanni said. “We talk a lot with the coach and video and also on the pitch. We work a lot to find the best way to find the balance, to keep the ball and also attacking and be good defensively. That’s whywe are very happy for the last game we didn’t concede a goal but we want to play more attacking and be more dangerous and that’s why every day we work on that. But we are happy to find the balance. Day by day it’s better.”

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Heading into their final group stage game at the MLS is Back Tournament after losing their first two, expectations were low for the Montreal Impact. Some already figured they had a foot out the door.

“They are on a run and doing well since the beginning of the tournament,” Henry said of Orlando. “We started well this season —well-ish,if I can say. …We already know what type of team it is. We played them in preseason. A lot of legs, guys in the middle with a brain and Nani can understand moments, when to go and not go, when to pause. They have a coach who’s been in the league for a very long time. So it’s going to be a tough one for us.This is a team that we do respect a lot but anything can happen in one game.”

“I think the pressure is more on Orlando than us,” defender Rod Fanni told reporters on a video conference call Thursday.”We have to be careful. … Butfor me, I prefer this position because if we win, if something good happens for us, it’s like a miracle. But for us no pressure.”

Head coach Thierry Henry agrees.

Ian Flanders Dies in BASE-Jumping Accident – Time

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Flanders became the 264th BASE jumper to die since record-keeping began, according to CBS. Two others — Dean Potter and Graham Hunt — died in Yosemite National Park in May.

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At the time of his death, Flanders had been working on a documentary about the rash of deaths in the BASE-jumping community.

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A BASE-jumping exhibition in Turkey ended in tragedy on Tuesday when 37-year-old American Ian Flanders fell to his death in the country’s Erzincan province. His legs had reportedly gotten tangled in the lines of his parachute. He had been jumping from an altitude of 8,200 feet.

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Augmented Reality Will Be the Future of Technology – Time

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Apple might pull this off via a one-two punch. First, I would expect it to introduce a next-generation iPhone with AR-specific features, like a 360-degree camera, new sensors and an improved touchscreen. Second, Apple would create a dedicated AR software layer that sits on top of the iPhone’s existing operating system, tied to the aforementioned new hardware. That would be followed with a software development kit for programmers to create new iPhone apps to take advantage of all this new AR horsepower.

Of course, there’s another household name that could bring AR to the masses: Facebook. At its recent F8 developer’s conference, the social network showed off a new camera that could add virtual objects to its app. Google, meanwhile, has an AR platform called Tango, and Microsoft has HoloLens, AR platforms in their own right. Snapchat’s “lenses,” meanwhile, are also a form of AR.

Were Apple to enter the AR market in a big way this year, it could help introduce the technology to the mainstream — and serve as a major challenge to rivals like Google and Samsung. AR could be the next great tech race, driving innovation and growth over the next several years.

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Voice control will assuredly be an important part of our computing future. But the real promise lies in AR, a potential goldmine of technological innovation over the next several years.

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In the 25 years or so since I’ve been working on voice recognition projects, the technology has evolved a great deal. Today, all the major tech companies, from Apple to Google and beyond, are combining voice recognition with artificial intelligence software to create new platforms and interfaces for their users (think of Siri, Alexa or Cortana.)

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If Apple indeed adds AR to the iPhones expected to be released later this year, I suspect it would grant five or six outside companies the power to create AR apps ahead of launch. That, combined with Apple’s own AR apps, would result in a nice variety of software to show off to the public when it comes time for launch. This is pretty much the roadmap Apple follows with any major new device or feature. (However, I doubt that Apple will mention anything substantial about AR at the company’s WWDC event in June).

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Which company will be the first to create an AR platform with mass appeal? My best guess is Apple, given the way it attacks markets with new software platforms that it then uses to sell hardware. Of course, Apple is rarely first to market with emerging technologies, and rivals like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon won’t be far behind. Being the first mover has plenty of advantages, after all.

This kind of voice-activated innovation will continue to be important. But I believe a different technology will be even more significant: Augmented reality, or AR. Simply put, AR technology integrates virtual images and information with a user’s real-world surroundings. Many people got their first taste of modern AR with Pokémon Go, a mobile game that made it seem like digital creatures had infiltrated our planet. But AR’s potential utility goes far beyond that kind of triviality, with applications in the professional, medical and accessibility spaces.

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For AR to become truly useful, somebody will have to make a platform for it that could host a variety of apps and services. It’s most likely this platform will exist first on smartphones, then, years later, extend to some type of glasses or goggles, like a more fully realized Google Glass.

WATCH- New The Order- 1886 Trailer Will Probably Scare the Crap Out of You – Time

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Sony revealed a new trailer for its upcoming game The Order: 1886 at its E3 press conference on Monday. Developed by Ready at Dawn, the game is a cover-based shooter set in a Victorian-themed city. The new trailer focused on the title’s horror themes. Watch above.

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Florentines Sign Petition Against McDonalds Near Cathedral – Time

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More than 16,000 people have now signed a Facebook petition to keep McDonald’s from being built near the cathedral, which is the third largest church in the world and known for its dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.

McDonald’s wants to open a new fast food outlet near Florence’s cathedral, and the locals aren’t happy about it.

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About three months ago, the city council limited the number of kebab shops, mini-markets and convenience stores near Piazza del Duomo. The city also ruled that new businesses must source at least half their products from Tuscany, and McDonald’s had planned to abide by this rule.

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McDonald’s in Italy says it will now consider taking legal action to challenge the city council. The city council will make a final decision on this issue in the summer.

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McDonald’s plans to open a restaurant in Piazza del Duomo, near Florence Cathedral, which was completed in the 15th century and now recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. McDonald’s said it had the agreement of Florence’s mayor, The Telegraph reports.

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Paris Attacks- Muslims Speak Out Against Terrorism – Time

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Many cited the Quran to prove their point.

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The bloodshed was linked to Islamic extremists early on, following reports that the perpetrators had referred to French policy towards Muslims and screamed “Allahu Akbar” during the attacks. President François Hollande officially named ISIS as the group behind what he called an “act of war” just before noon local time.

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More spirited responses came from ordinary people. On Twitter, many referred to the hashtag #TerrorismHasNoReligion, seeking divorce Islam from the dogma espoused by extremists.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, leader of the world’s most populous Muslim nation, said that”Indonesia condemns the violence that took place in Paris.”

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Several Muslim religious and political leaders officially denounced the attacks before the group took responsibility, including Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, who called them a “crime against humanity,” and Qatari foreign minister Khaled al-Attiyah, who said they were “heinous.” Rouhani had been scheduled to visit France as part of a wider European trip this weekend but has postponed his plans.

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Before the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria had even claimed responsibility for the shootings and explosions that killed more than 120 in Paris on Friday night, Muslims around the world took to social media to condemn the perpetrators and defend Islam as a faith of nonviolence.

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Congress Tuesday called on the owner of online forum 8chan to testify after the infamous site was linked to a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas that killed 22 people.

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In a letter to Watkins signed by Rep. Bennie Thompson and Rep. Mike Rogers, the House committee said the El Paso shooting was “at least the third act of supremacist violence linked to your website this year.”

The House Homeland Security Committee demanded site owner Jim Watkins explain how the anonymous messaging board will tackle the proliferation of extremist content, including white supremacist content.”

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The messaging board’s current owner, Watkins is an American Web entrepreneur living in the Philippines. He responded to the letter from Congress on Twitter, offering to talk over the phone. “Rest assured I am not an extremist. My telephone should work worldwide,” he said.

Fredrick Brennan, 8chan’s creator, has called for the site to be shut and told Reuters he regretted making it.

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Social media sites have come under increased scrutiny for their role in spreading harmful content online. In April, Australia passed legislation to hold social media accountable for what is shared on the platforms, while the U.K. has proposed making social media executives personally responsible for content posted to their sites.

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The Homeland Security Committee posted a photo of the letter on Twitter.

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“Americans deserve to know what, if anything, you, as the owner and operator, are doing to address the proliferation of extremist content on 8chan,” it said.

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The notorious messaging forum remained offline Tuesday after two tech companies cut ties. On Monday, cybersecurity firm CloudFlare stopped providing service, after which 8chan signed up with Seattle-based Epik, Reuters reported. But Epik’s own infrastructure provider, Voxility, responded by dropping 8chan.

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