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Facebook plans first business incubator in France with Support for Station F

Facebook plans first business incubator in France with Support for Station F

Facebook has favored France for its business incubator program by becoming a founding partner in Station F. Facebook will be among prominent technology companies support Station F, the startup campus coming up in Paris in April this year. Facebook’s support is seen as a major positive for Station F.

Under its plan to support startups, Facebook will setup Startup Garage. The station will have 80 desks and can support up to 15 independent startups. Facebook will be pushing forward the cause for data economy startups.

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ACER Showcases $9,000 Gaming Laptop at CES 2017

ACER Showcases $9,000 Gaming Laptop at CES 2017

Acer has showcased powerful gaming laptop costing $9,000 at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The laptop with curved screen has been named Predator 21 by Acer and offers many interesting features. The 21-inch curved screen offers 2560x1080 resolution and featured 64GB DDR4-2400 RAM. The features of ACER Predator 21 don’t end here as it offers up to four 512 GB Solid state drives, offering good amount of storage with high reliability and speed compared to normal hard drives. Nvidid GeForce GTX graphics card has been added by Acer for amazing graphics in its high-end laptop.

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Lenovo planning to release Chrome OS-based Yoga Book in 2017

Lenovo will release Chrome OS-based Yoga Book in 2017

During the course of a recent interview with Laptop Magazine, Lenovo’s Jeff Meredith – the company’s VP and General Manager of Android and Chrome Computing Business Group – said that the company plans to launch a Google Chrome-powered Yoga Book 2-in-1 PC in 2017.

Meredith said that the forthcoming Yoga Book, which will run Google’s Chrome OS platform, will follow the Yoga Book models which are already on the market and run the Windows 10 and Android operating systems.

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AMD Ryzen Single Core Reaches 5GHz Overclocking and Offers Amazing Performance

AMD Ryzen Single Core Reaches 5GHz Overclocking and Offers Amazing Performance

AMD has not officially announced capabilities of its Ryzen processor but the company teased technology experts with few details about its latest high performance processor. AMD also released demonstration of Ryzen and the processor offered better performance compared to Intel Core i7-6900K. AMD could release its new processor in few weeks.

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Tesla rolls out autopilot update to new cars

Tesla rolls out autopilot update to new cars

Tesla Motors Inc. has confirmed that a major new software update is being sent to a small number of new Tesla vehicles. The 8.1 update includes upgrades to the vehicles’ Autopilot feature.

CEO Elon Musk said that the most recent update is specific to cars with the enhanced hardware package that the company made standard starting in October 2016. That hardware package includes more ultrasonic sensors, cameras, radar in addition to more powerful onboard computer.

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Facebook purchases third-party data about its users, but does not disclose all the info

Facebook purchases third-party data about its users, but does not disclose all the info

In a report published this week, ProPublica has revealed that social network Facebook buys third-party data on its more than 2 billion users worldwide, but does not divulge all the information that it knows about its users.

According to the ProPublica report, Facebook has much more visibility into the lives of its users than most people realize; thanks largely to the fact that the social network can purchase to fill out what it knows about its users by digging into a vast network of third-party data.

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Oculus has purchased eye-tracking technology firm The Eye Tribe

Oculus has purchased eye-tracking technology firm The Eye Tribe

According to a TechCrunch report, Facebook-owned Oculus virtual-reality (VR) firm has acquired eye-tracking technology startup The Eye Tribe.

The Eye Tribe was founded by some former Ph.D. students in 2011. The founders of the startup had moved on from the IT University of Copenhagen to explore eye-tracking technology by utilizing $3 million in seed funding and some government grants.

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Amazon’s first-ever Digital Day sale to be held on Dec. 30

Amazon’s first-ever Digital Day sale to be held on Dec. 30

Online retail giant Amazon is set to launch its first-ever Digital day sale – called ‘Amazon Digital Day’ – on Friday, December 30, 2016.

As is evident from its name, the Amazon Digital Day sale will mark Amazon’s new sales holiday which will chiefly focus on digital deals. According to a description by Amazon, the company’s Digital Day will essentially be "the deal event for your devices."

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