Apple Expands Augmented Reality, Emma Watson Brings Legal Action After Photos Leaked

Apple Expands Augmented Reality, Emma Watson Brings Legal Action After Photos Leaked

Apple Expands Augmented Reality, Emma Watson Brings Legal Action After Photos Leaked

Apple Expands Augmented Reality

Knowledgeable insiders with Apple confirmed the company is getting serious about Augmented Reality with a goal of bringing AR to the masses. Tim Cook is as excited about AR as the smartphone and believes it will become as commonplace as “three meals a day” according to Bloomberg. Additionally, Apple has built a team for AR development with a combination of hardware and software expertise run by a former Dolby executive with engineers from Microsoft, Facebook, Oculus and HoloLens with rumors of digital spectacles. AR is at a promising time with a global market worth $165 billion by 2024. Due to the complexities of market entry, Apple is well positioned to deliver AR mainstream products.

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Arrest Made in Seizure Inducing Tweets Sent to Vanity Fair Writer

An arrest was made three months after a seizure-inducing tweet was sent to Kurt Eichenwald of Vanity Fair. Eichenwald, who has epilepsy, may have been attacked for his coverage of Trump, as in December of 2016, Vanity Fair was publicly attacked by Trump over Twitter for publishing bad press on Trump Grill. The Dallas FBI confirmed the arrest of John Rayne Rivello, 29, of Salisbury, Maryland based on direct messages sent over Twitter. Other evidence includes a Wikipedia page that was altered to say Eichenwald died on December 16, 2016, one day after the strobe tweet was sent. Since then, 40 people have sent strobes to Eichenwald. This isn’t the first attack by a Trump supporter on Eichenwald, who was also attacked in October with an epileptogenic cartoon.

 

Emma Watson Brings Legal Action After Celebrity Photo and Video Leak

The Beauty and the Beast star, Emma Watson, has decided to take legal action over leaked photos and videos taken in a suspected hacking attack. In what is being dubbed as the “Fappening 2017,” private photos depicting two actresses, Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried, have begun to circulate on sites such as 4Chan and the “dark web,” an encrypted network that lets users exchange illegal information and services. Lawyers have confirmed the photos are not nude photos (as of now) and may be from a stylist fitting two years ago. Meanwhile, rumors continue that there are in fact nudes as the story develops.

Beth Kindig
Beth Kindig writes the "This Week in Tech News" column covering the most essential headlines of the week in abbreviated form. Her readers are busy professionals and casual tech enthusiasts who want to effortlessly stay on top of the latest news. Follow her on Twitter @Beth_Kindig

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