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Making Magical Audio for Wes Anderson’s VR Tales | News & Opinion

I’m inside a chic, modernist, glass-fronted building in Santa Monica, just a few blocks from the beach, but there’s no ocean view. The entire property—Headspace Studio, an immersive audio company—is covered in lush foliage, protecting it from curious passers-by. Inside, I’m getting a behind-the-scenes look at Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs in virtual reality. The movie—an animated adventure about a pack of dogs living at a garbage dump who help a 12-year-old boy find his lost dog, Spots—hits theaters today,…

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Google Chrome Version 66 Will Automatically Mute Autoplay Videos With Sound : Tech : Tech Times

Google founder’s flying taxis set to launch in New Zealand Google has outlined the features of Chrome version 66, which include blocking media on websites from playing automatically. However, Google included certain exceptions that will allow the media to play.  ( Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP | Getty Images ) Google Chrome’s new version 66 is targeting the annoying autoplay videos from websites by preventing them from playing unless they pass certain criteria. Google Chrome 66 Says Goodbye To Autoplay Media Google Chrome’s…

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JASK and the future of autonomous cybersecurity – TechCrunch

There is a familiar trope in Hollywood cyberwarfare movies. A lone whiz kid hacker (often with blue, pink, or platinum hair) fights an evil government. Despite combatting dozens of cyber defenders, each of whom appears to be working around the clock and has very little need to use the facilities, the hacker is able to defeat all security and gain access to the secret weapon plans or whatever have you. The weapon stopped, the hacker becomes a hero. The real…

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UK Information Commissioner’s Office raids Cambridge Analytica’s London office / Boing Boing

The London offices of soi-dissant Facebook mind-control sorcerers Cambridge Analytica were raided by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, after a judge issued a search warrant for material related to the illegal acquisition of 50,000,000 Facebook profiles by the company. Cambridge Analytica said it was, however, undertaking an independent audit to verify that it no longer has any of the Facebook data. “We in no way resemble the politically motivated and unethical company that some…

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Recode Daily: Trump orders tariffs on $60 billion of Chinese-made goods — mostly tech products

Trump is aiming at China, with plan to impose tariffs on about $60 billion worth of Chinese-made goods. The proposed list of some 1,300 products, which will be released within two weeks, will mostly focus on tech, and would effectively block the Chinese imports from entering the U.S. Trump also appointed John Bolton, a China hawk, as his new national security adviser. Wall Street is jittery: The Dow closed down more than 700 points. [Adam Behsudi / Politico] [Want to…

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It Sure Looks Like Elon Musk Just Deleted Tesla And SpaceX’s Facebook Pages

Elon Musk seems to have joined the #DeleteFacebook movement. After jokingly tweeting “what’s Facebook?” at the cofounder of WhatsApp — which was acquired by Facebook in 2014 — Musk appears to have deleted the Facebook pages for two of his companies, Tesla and SpaceX. Both pages now return an error message, which says “Sorry, this content isn’t available right now.” When asked about the messages, a Tesla spokesperson referred BuzzFeed News to Musk’s earlier tweets. Musk, who at first said…

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Apple Preparing to Launch New Cheaper iPad

Apple Inc. is preparing to introduce new low-cost iPads and education software next week in a bid to win back students and teachers from Google and Microsoft Corp. In its first major product event of the year, Apple will return to its roots in the education market. The event on Tuesday at Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago will mark the first time Apple has held a product launch geared toward education since 2012 when it unveiled a…

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Windows on ARM Benchmarked – TechSpot

Microsoft has come up with some strange ideas over the years. Their latest one, which has been coming from a while, is running Windows on ARM processors once again, with the help of Qualcomm and some daring device manufacturers. This new Windows on ARM initiative was announced in 2016 and formally launched last year, and now we have laid our hands on the very first Windows on ARM device, the HP Envy x2, for some serious benchmarking. The HP Envy…

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New Street Fighter TV Show Coming from ‘Assassin’s Fist’ Web Series

A television adaptation of the popular video game franchise is in development, and it’s likely to meet the expectations of a generation of Street Fighter fans. The team behind the live-action web series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will produce the new TV series with enthusiastic support from Capcom. The 12-episode Assassin’s Fist was released on Machinima’s YouTube channel in 2014 by Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella, and Mark Wooding to an overwhelmingly positive reception. Since then, it’s been made available on DVD…

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