Technology Sector

Two former Valve technologists launch Kickstarter campaign for ‘castAR’ technology

Two former Valve technologists launch Kickstarter campaign for ‘castAR’ technology A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign was launched on Monday by Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, two former engineers from gaming giant Valve. The fundraiser has been launched for the `castAR' technology, which is an ambitious holographic-like augmented-reality display technology.

Statistics NZ: New Zealanders are using more of the Internet

 New Zealanders are using more of the InternetAccording to the findings of a survey carried out by Statistics New Zealand, the Internet is now being used more by the New Zealanders, who are opting for Internet plans which give them the ability to use bigger quantities of data.

New SnapHack app allows users to save and re-open Snapchat messages any time they want

New SnapHack app allows users to save and re-open Snapchat messages any time they wantAccording to a Business Insider report, a new app - dubbed `SnapHack' - compromises the core feature of the Snapchat app --- that of the deletion of messages the moment they have been viewed by the recipients.

As per the report, the SnapHack app allows the users to save as well as re-open - at any time they want - the Snapchat messages which they have received.

Google’s ‘shared endorsements’ policy to take effect on November 11

Google’s  ‘shared endorsements’ policy to take effect on November 11Last week, Internet search giant Google revealed in an announcement that it intends launching new product-endorsement ads - `shared endorsements' ads -which will incorporate the names, photos, and comments of its users.

Foxconn admits that student 'interns' worked in its factory assembling PS4 consoles

Foxconn admits that student 'interns' worked in its factory assembling PS4 consolesIn the wake of allegations that the controversy-plagued Chinese manufacturer Foxconn has been using student `interns' as forced labour to manufacture Sony's forthcoming PlayStation 4 (PS4) gaming consoles, reports from Hong Kong's Oriental Daily - translated by the GamesInAsia website - have revealed that Foxconn had admitted to the violation of its own labour policies.

Luxembourg's data protection commissioner investigating Skype over alleged link to NSA

Luxembourg's data protection commissioner investigating Skype over alleged link to NSAThe Guardian has revealed in a recent report that Microsoft-owned Internet telephony service Skype is under investigation in Luxembourg because of an alleged connection with the controversial PRISM surveillance program of the US National Security Agency (NSA).

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