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    Snapchat knows you want to see what you’d look like in the metaverse

    Snapchat released an Avatar lens AR filter today, which makes you look like a Sims character. Or, in more modern parlance, it makes you look like what you’d look like in the metaverse. To use the lens, open your camera in the Snapchat app to scan the QR code on Snapchat’s website, then look at...
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    A look at attempts by TikTok's biggest stars to expand onto other platforms, including Charli D'Amelio's Hulu docuseries, often with mixed results (Jo

    Jon Caramanica / New York Times: A look at attempts by TikTok's biggest stars to expand onto other platforms, including Charli D'Amelio's Hulu docuseries, often with mixed results — This year, the app's biggest stars — Charli and Dixie D'Amelio, Noah Beck, Addison Rae and others — leapt from...
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    What Is 6G Internet and What Will It Look Like? 2030

    2030 New wireless communication standards emerge about every decade, and 6G is expected to come into play around 2030 4G Approx. 33.88 Mbp... | Read the rest of https://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1863678&goto=newpost
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    A look at navigational apps for the blind and low vision people, which have features with mainstream potential like indoor and personalized navigation

    Amanda Morris / New York Times: A look at navigational apps for the blind and low vision people, which have features with mainstream potential like indoor and personalized navigation — A proliferation of new apps designed to help blind and low vision people could prove useful for everyone.
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    A look at US satellite internet speeds, with Starlink median download/upload speeds of 87.3 Mbps and 13.5 Mbps, followed by HughesNet at 19.3 Mbps and

    Isla McKetta / Speedtest Stories & Analysis: A look at US satellite internet speeds, with Starlink median download/upload speeds of 87.3 Mbps and 13.5 Mbps, followed by HughesNet at 19.3 Mbps and 2.5 Mbps — Satellite internet is making headlines across the globe as Starlink continues to launch...
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    A look at Russia's efforts to censor Western social media with fines and takedown requests, as most posts Russia wanted removed in 2021 were pro-Naval

    BBC: A look at Russia's efforts to censor Western social media with fines and takedown requests, as most posts Russia wanted removed in 2021 were pro-Navalny content — Google and Meta face the threat of multi-million-dollar fines for failing to delete content that the Russian government...
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    A look at Germany's "Silicon Saxony", which accounts for one in three chips made in Europe, as the EU aims to double its global chip market share to 2

    Joe Miller / Financial Times: A look at Germany's “Silicon Saxony”, which accounts for one in three chips made in Europe, as the EU aims to double its global chip market share to 20% by 2030 — Cluster that began in communist East Germany now seen as strategic asset amid supply chain crisis
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    A look at the cycles of decentralization and recentralization, and why we won't understand what Web3 consists of until after the next bubble pops (Tim

    Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Media: A look at the cycles of decentralization and recentralization, and why we won't understand what Web3 consists of until after the next bubble pops — There's been a lot of talk about Web3 lately, and as the person who defined “Web 2.0” 17 years ago, I'm often asked...
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    An in-depth look at the events surrounding the deadly tornado that hit an Amazon warehouse in Illinois, leaving six dead, as workers sheltered in rest

    Washington Post: An in-depth look at the events surrounding the deadly tornado that hit an Amazon warehouse in Illinois, leaving six dead, as workers sheltered in restrooms — A woman told 911 that one of the people sheltering with her had been ‘bent in half’ by rubble. A driver detailed his...
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    Here’s a look at what’s happening today — day two — at TC Sessions: Space 2021

    Welcome to the TC Sessions: Space 2021 equinox — the halfway point where day one is in the history books and day two is about to begin. Today’s lineup delivers more in-depth panel discussions, Q&As and breakout sessions with leading founders, investors, engineers, government policymakers and...
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    A look at the industry-backed smart home standard Matter, slated for mid-2022, and whether it can achieve its promises to fix smart home interoperabil

    Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge: A look at the industry-backed smart home standard Matter, slated for mid-2022, and whether it can achieve its promises to fix smart home interoperability — The smart home should be a natural evolution of our homes, bringing better appliances, better...
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    A look at Chinese fast fashion online retailer Shein, as 2020 sales reportedly hit $10B thanks to knockoff items, a nimble supply chain, and social me

    Rest of World: A look at Chinese fast fashion online retailer Shein, as 2020 sales reportedly hit $10B thanks to knockoff items, a nimble supply chain, and social media — By connecting China's garment factories with Western Gen-Z customers, Shein ushered in a new era of “ultra-fast” shopping.
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    A look at Solana's early backers including 500 Startups, Slow Ventures, Multicoin Capital, and angels David Quiec and Chris McCann, who have $1B+ stak

    Hannah Miller / The Information: A look at Solana's early backers including 500 Startups, Slow Ventures, Multicoin Capital, and angels David Quiec and Chris McCann, who have $1B+ stakes — When Solana Labs CEO Anatoly Yakovenko tried to raise money in 2018 to develop his idea for a faster...
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    A look back at tech's three eras, from Bell Labs to Facebook, and why the metaverse is the fourth, defined by its bifurcation with the physical world

    Ben Thompson / Stratechery: A look back at tech's three eras, from Bell Labs to Facebook, and why the metaverse is the fourth, defined by its bifurcation with the physical world — For the first several years of Stratechery I would write a year end article about “The State of Consumer...
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    A look at South Korea's antitrust battles with local tech firms Kakao and Naver, as regulators balance protectionism with the companies' global ambiti

    Steven Borowiec / Rest of World: A look at South Korea's antitrust battles with local tech firms Kakao and Naver, as regulators balance protectionism with the companies' global ambitions — Seoul is reining in tech giants Kakao and Naver to save small business — but it might be too little, too...
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    A look at a "smart city" project near Busan, as the South Korean government normalizes surveillance by repurposing its "smart city" systems to battle

    Victoria Kim / Los Angeles Times: A look at a “smart city” project near Busan, as the South Korean government normalizes surveillance by repurposing its “smart city” systems to battle COVID-19 — Son Eun-ji's newborn son will begin the first months of his life in a sci-fi-like home in the middle …
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    UK’s antitrust watchdog is taking a look at Microsoft-Nuance

    The $19.7BN acquisition of speech-to-text specialist Nuance by Microsoft, announced earlier this year, has attracted the attention of the UK’s active antitrust watchdog — which said today it’s taking a first look to assess whether there are reasons to be concerned about the proposed deal. A...
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    A look at the impact of supercomputers on chess, as world champion Magnus Carlsen, who boasts of being the least influenced by a computer, wins anothe

    Wall Street Journal: A look at the impact of supercomputers on chess, as world champion Magnus Carlsen, who boasts of being the least influenced by a computer, wins another title — Chess engines were supposed to make classical chess more predictable. Instead, they made the most inventive...
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    An Inside Look at Union Organizing in the Fast-Food Industry

    A Chipotle employee eats inside a SF restaurant in 2020. | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images A recent worker protest at a NYC Chipotle was part of a longer effort by the Service Employees International Union and others to unionize fast-food workers This story was originally...