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Google Earth gets the VR treatment

You can jump into canyons, stand on top of the tallest buildings, see glaciers, rotate the earth, visit countries you never dreamed of visiting, and even take cinematic tours of select, hand-picked destinations. To me, this is what VR is all about - the experiences. As you can see from the video above, it looks like you control your movement inside the experience using the HTC Vive controller, flitting from place to place as if you were teleporting.

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Notable Stock Analysts Ratings: AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS)

He more than doubled the price targets for their shares, to $48 from $19 for U.S. Steel and to $11 from $5 for AK Steel. Overweight rating was given by 1 analyst and Underweight rating was given by 1 analyst. As a result, Kurtz upgraded both U.S. Steel Corp. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 153,835 shares of the company's stock valued at $2,470,000 after buying an additional 42,600 shares in the last quarter.

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Samsung Pay gets a rewards program, Apple Pay adds charitable donations

The new program tiers reward levels based on thresholds of transactions, giving users "Silver" status for five payments in a month, which earns double the points. Says Samsung, it is possible to earn up to quadruple points depending on the frequency with which you use Samsung Pay. Ok, so you earn a bunch of points, but what you can do with them? Samsung is also planning to offer giveaways to eligible users for things like trips.

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Google Will Block Ads On Fake News Sites, Cutting Off Revenue

Meanwhile, a study by the Pew Research Center found about 60 percent of Americans get at least some of their news from social media sites such as Facebook, which now has 178 million users in the US and Canada. The dust-up, on the heels of criticism that Facebook was a breeding ground for misinformation during the run-up to the presidential election, is more fodder for a national debate on the responsibility of social media and other types of technology that broadly disseminate information to ...

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Amazon to spread Black Friday sales over twelve days

Below, we have listed the best Black Friday deals on Amazon for Monday, November 14. The online retailer will be releasing special offers every day up until 25 November in what is expected to be the biggest shopping day of the calendar year.

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Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh

A new Force Touch Trackpad was also introduced that is twice as large as the trackpad on the previous generation. The 13-inch MacBook Pro will feature either an i5 or i7 processor along with an Intel Iris GPU. The product is meant to appeal to potential 13-inch MacBook Air buyers - its smaller and thinner (and more affordable) laptop. The new Macs will also offer a dedicated key for the Siri voice assistant, a feature added with the MacOS Sierra update last month.