Oculus’ Founder on the Pros and Cons of VR for Social Good

Oculus’ Founder on the Pros and Cons of VR for Social Good

Virtual reality’s potential to transform entertainment and social networking has been discussed ad infinitum. But we’re only starting to understand its promise for doing good.

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An App for Hacking Fertility Now Also Works for Men

An App for Hacking Fertility Now Also Works for Men

The Glow team is rounding out its app with a new component: support for male fertility.

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Google Is About to Make Your Wireless Carrier a Lot Less Relevant

Google Is About to Make Your Wireless Carrier a Lot Less Relevant

Google’s new wireless service will automatically switch you between T-Mobile’s network and Sprint’s network depending on which signal is best.

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Google’s New Phone Service Bridges Cell and Wi-Fi Gaps

Google’s New Phone Service Bridges Cell and Wi-Fi Gaps

Google is inviting a small number of people onto its new phone service, Project Fi. The company wants to show wireless can be both cheaper and better.

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Computers That Know How You Feel Will Soon Be Everywhere

Computers That Know How You Feel Will Soon Be Everywhere

Affectiva cofounder Rana el Kaliouby has built algorithms that decode facial expressions to help computers understand emotion.

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Using Satellites to Stop Deforestation Before It Happens

Using Satellites to Stop Deforestation Before It Happens

Environmentalists are turning to artificial intelligence and satellites to combat forest destruction in real time—that is, in time to stop it.

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Facebook’s WhatsApp Will Be How the World Makes Phone Calls

Facebook’s WhatsApp Will Be How the World Makes Phone Calls

WhatsApp is the world’s most popular smartphone messaging app, letting more than 800 million people text on the cheap. But it’s evolving into something more.

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