The app allows you to create "[virtual] screens of any size, anywhere" to view Live CNN, CNN International, Headline News, on-demand shows and digital exclusives. Want to watch breaking news on your cabinets? Project Congressional hearings on your ceiling? Go for it! You'll also be able to "interact" with exclusive reporting, sidebar data and live feeds, though they didn't give much in the way of details on how that will work.This isn't CNN's first foray into mixed-reality news. The network debuted a VR app for Oculus Rift this time last year. Competitors are working with the technology, too. NBC has partnered with Google on VR "experiences" and dabbled in Olympic coverage, and Fox Sports VR lets you turn your living room into a stadium suite, sort of. Neither CNN nor Magic Leap provided much detail on how this new app works, but it's available now if you want to go find out for yourself. … [Read more...] about CNN’s Magic Leap app lets you interact with the news, if you dare
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From Donald Trump's visit to the WEF meeting in Davos to Swiss rules on how to cook lobsters, here are the stories from Switzerland that captured global attention over the last 12 months. 1) Hundreds protest in Zurich over Trump's visit to Davos In January, more than a thousand people protested in central Zurich against the planned arrival of US President Donald Trump in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF). It remains to be seen if the same will happen again when Trump returns to Davos next month. 2) Swiss cooks ordered to stun lobsters before boiling At the start of this year, the Swiss government ordered an end to the common culinary practice of throwing flailing lobsters into boiling water, ruling that they must be knocked out before they are killed – part of a wider overhaul of Swiss animal protection laws. 3) Tearful Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Slam title It's not a Grand Slam tournament if Roger Federer doesn't cry. Photo: AFP Tennis … [Read more...] about The Swiss stories that made international headlines in 2018
The Facebook video is nuts, but I can't tear my eyes away. A plane, struggling in a huge storm, does a 360-degree flip before safely landing and letting out terrified passengers. It turns out the video is totally bunk, spliced together from a computer-generated clip and unrelated real news footage. But that didn't stop the Facebook post from arriving in my News Feed via a friend last month. I watched it. Maybe you did, too: It has nearly 14 million views. Everyone now knows the web is filled with lies. So then how do fake Facebook posts, YouTube videos and tweets keep making suckers of us?To find out, I conducted a forensic investigation of the fake that fooled my social network. I found the original creator of that CG plane clip. I spoke to the Facebook executive charged with curbing misinformation. And I confronted my friend who shared it.The motives for a crazy plane report may be different from posts misdirecting American voters or fueling genocide in Myanmar. Yet some of the … [Read more...] about Essay: I fell for Facebook fake news. Here’s why millions of you did, too.
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com American CDC Ebola experts blocked from the outbreak zone in DR Congo WHO considers declaring Ebola outbreak an international emergency American CDC Ebola experts blocked from the outbreak zone in DR Congo American Ebola experts from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have been withdrawn from the outbreak zone in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This will make the new outbreak more difficult to contain. There are experts on the ground from other organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF), and The Alliance for International Medical Action (Alima). The CDC experts are among the most experienced Ebola experts on the planet. According to Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: CDC has responded to nearly two dozen filovirus outbreaks in … [Read more...] about World View: WHO Considers Declaring Congo Ebola Outbreak an International Emergency
Ladies and gentlemen, we have board drama at Tesla! I live. I’m going to read some tea leaves, because James Murdoch very rarely speaks on the record. Last week, The New York Times indicated that “some directors” thought Murdoch might do a really good job as the new chairman of the Tesla board, now that Elon Musk is being forced by SEC settlement to step down. I’d bet $420 that James Murdoch is among the directors who think James Murdoch is the front-runner, based on one sentence, which has one very likely source: “But Mr. Murdoch hasn’t volunteered for the post nor has he discussed it with any other director.” Here’s the tea leaf part: Only Murdoch knows whether he’s had that discussion or not. Even a confidante or assistant couldn’t categorically speak to all of his conversations; you’d need a clause that says “to the best of the source’s knowledge.” It’s possible that NYT talked to all the … [Read more...] about If James Murdoch is the new Tesla chairman, that’s bad news for Elon Musk