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You can now register .dev domains

You can now register .dev domains

Google today announced that you can now register .dev domain names. Google acquired the .dev top-level domain when ICANN opened up the web to new generic top-level domains (gTLD) a few years ago. At the time, Google acquired gTLD’s like .app, .page and .dev (for some reason, Google also owns .soy).Right now, the .dev domains are still in an early access program, though. That means you’ll have to pay an additional fee that decreases every day until February 28 — and that early access fee is pretty steep.
Google Assistant Skills Trail Alexa By 52K

Google Assistant Skills Trail Alexa By 52K

When it comes to the competition for developer mindshare in voice apps, Amazon is well ahead of Google.Amazon recently declared that the quantity of obtainable voice skills for Alexa devices is currently over eighty,000, with 56,750 of these skills offered within the U.S. But new analysis from Voicebot reveals that Google is much behind with its own voice apps, known as Google Assistant Actions, which come to 4,253 in the U.S. as of January 2019. That’s concerning seven.5 % of the whole Alexa skills for identical user base.
Quadriga’s Late Founder Revealed Crypto Storage in Old Podcast

Quadriga’s Late Founder Revealed Crypto Storage in Old Podcast

Quadriga CX founder Gerry Cotten died in December possibly holding the only keys to C$190 million ($143 million) in cryptocurrencies -- but five years ago, he revealed exactly how his digital exchange stored Bitcoin for its clients. Cotten was interviewed on the “True Bromance Podcast” in February 2014 when he was living in Vancouver, in which the show’s hosts
Reykjavik Is Being Swamped by Empty Luxury Flats

Reykjavik Is Being Swamped by Empty Luxury Flats

The spacious entrance to Hildigunnur Haraldsdottir’s building in downtown Reykjavik is paved with marble from Prague and decorated with stained glass artwork by a famous local artist. The architect’s apartment on the 5th floor is fitted with floor heating, AEG appliances and balconies with stunning views of the city’s harbor and historic center.
USA Today Launches Oscars AR Experience to Highlight Work of Costume Designers (EXCLUSIVE)

USA Today Launches Oscars AR Experience to Highlight Work of Costume Designers (EXCLUSIVE)

USA Today is getting ready for the Academy Awards with an augmented reality (AR) experience dedicated to the work of the costume designers on some of the Oscar-nominated movies.The experience, which went live in USA Today’s Android and iOS app Monday, presents wardrobe from 6 movies in augmented reality, including costumes worn on “Mary Poppins Returns,” “The Favorite,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Black Panther.”“We wanted to give our readers a different feel, a hands-on experience,” said USA Today Life managing editor Alison Maxwell in an interview with Variety. The experience allows readers to explore individual costumes in their own four walls, thanks to mobile AR technology.
Kuo: 16-inch MacBook Pro, 31-inch 6K display, iPhones w/ upgraded Face ID & bilateral wireless charging coming in 2019

Kuo: 16-inch MacBook Pro, 31-inch 6K display, iPhones w/ upgraded Face ID & bilateral wireless charging coming in 2019

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a wide-reaching new investor note this evening. Kuo says that Apple will release new iPads, a new 16-inch MacBook Pro, a 31-inch 6K monitor, iPhones with bilateral charging, and more in 2019.First and foremost, Kuo says that the 2019 iPhone models will retain the same screen sizes as the iPhone XS and iPhone XR. This means we’ll get 6.5-inch, 5.8-inch, and 6.1-inch iPhones. Kuo says that all three will retain Lightning connectivity instead of USB-C.According to Kuo, the 2019 iPhones will feature ultra-wide band connectivity for indoor positioning and navigation, frosted glass casing, bilateral wireless charging for charging other devices, upgraded Face ID with a higher power flood illuminator, larger batteries, and a triple camera design. Kuo doesn’t explicitly say which model will get what features, but past reports have suggested only the iPhone 11 Max will have three cameras.
Berkshire trims Apple stake, adds Suncor and Red Hat, exits Oracle

Berkshire trims Apple stake, adds Suncor and Red Hat, exits Oracle

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it has trimmed its stake in iPhone maker Apple Inc, though none of the selling was Buffett’s, and added positions in Canada’s Suncor Energy Inc and software company Red Hat Inc.
Amazon is rapidly expanding its air fleet to handle more of its own shipping

Amazon is rapidly expanding its air fleet to handle more of its own shipping

Amazon is becoming a player in the logistics and shipping industry.That's what analysts think about the recent expansion of Amazon Air to include 50 planes and several new regional hubs, including a $1.5 billion hub opening in northern Kentucky in 2021.
FDA on CBD Edible Crackdown: We Will Continue to "Closely Scrutinize"

FDA on CBD Edible Crackdown: We Will Continue to "Closely Scrutinize"

This week, state and local authorities cracked down on foods containing the increasingly popular cannabis extract cannabidiol, better known as CBD. Public health officials in Maine, New York City, and Ohio have banned sales of foods containing CBD, citing US Food and Drug Administration guidelines. On Wednesday, North Carolina appeared ready to follow suit. As the dominoes fall, however, the FDA is remaining mostly silent on the multi-state crackdown.
Lego’s newest playsets are haunted by AR (update)

Lego’s newest playsets are haunted by AR (update)

As much as we like to shake our metaphorical canes at kids and lament how they're all about Minecraft and Fortnite these days, the truth is that they're still really big into physical play too. Children still love Lego, both the plastic bricks and the worlds they can create with them. However, the company is now going to try to unite all these different aspects -- building, video gaming and storytelling -- with its new AR-based line, Lego Hidden Side. Kids can construct sets and bring them to life using their phones, with a continuing narrative to keep them coming back for more.Hidden Side isn't Lego's first foray into augmented reality. In the past it's experimented with letting you use AR to preview toys in the store, and last year the Lego Playgrounds app used ARKit2 to add animation and other flourishes to existing sets. Hidden is the first line designed around the tech, with a storyline that's only fully accessed through the app.


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