BlackBerry is finally sharing plans about its legacy software and services. The BlackBerry World app store is going away on December 31, 2019, the BlackBerry Travel site is shutting down in February 2018, and the Playbook video calling service will die in March 2018.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission screwed up royally yesterday by repealing net neutrality in the U.S.. Those rules, which aimed to ensure a free and open internet, went into effect in June 2015, but the repeal goes back even further. I won’t go into the details of why this is not just bad but completely backwards — many have already talked about the various forms of blocking, throttling, and censoring that this vote will allow.
Google today launched ARCore Developer Preview 2, which you can download now from developers.google.com/ar and use to create AR experiences on Android. At the same time, the company announced it is ending support for Tango, its first augmented reality platform. ARCore is an Android software development kit (SDK) that brings augmented reality to existing and future Android phones without requiring additional sensors or hardware.
“We’re also considering whether there are grounds to file a criminal case against the people who filed the criminal complaint against the registrant. We are serious about this. It’s not about Popcorn Time.” https://t.co/Jc1tzKGWCa
I can admire how long @BlackBerry supports its legacy products and services, but at the same time, had they switched to Android sooner, this wouldn't look as ridiculous as it does today. https://t.co/REvVm49Vk6
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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