Apple faces $2 million fine in Brazil for ditching chargers with iPhone 12

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Procon-SPm Brazil's consumer protection agency, fined the California company the equivalent of roughly $2 million on Friday (via 9to5Mac ). More about Apple , Brazil , Tech , and Iphone. Apple Brazil Tech Iphone

Brazil's President Mocks Claims He's 'Genocidal' While Doing Nothing About Covid-19 Killing 4,000 People a Day

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Covid-19 is ravaging Brazil, but the country’s sweaty, fashy president, Jair Bolsonaro , refuses to do jack s**t about it. Read more.


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Volunteer in Brazil Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Dies of Covid-19, Reportedly Received Placebo

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coronavirus covid 19 vaccines death astrazeneca brazil scienceA 28-year-old Brazilian resident participating in a covid-19 vaccine trial run by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has died of complications related to the coronavirus, a local media outlet reported Wednesday.

Xbox Brazil Host Says She Was Let Go In Part Due To Fan Harassment, Though Microsoft Denies

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Last Friday, Xbox Brazil video host Isadora Basile announced that Microsoft had severed ties with her. xbox microsoft brazil isadora basile harassment kotaku core

Apple fined for failing to include a charger with iPhone 12

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Apple has been fined in Brazil over its decision to stop shipping a wall charger with the iPhone 12, which launched last fall. Apple Mobile News Brazil Charger iPhone iPhone 12

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Brazil group launches grid, hosting firm

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A Brazilian team has launched a new grid and OpenSim hosting company, offering local payment and support options. OpenSim Brasil offers hosting for full grids, starting at 230 Reals, or about US$64, with a... News AllSity OpenSim Brasil

Brazil’s Independent Games Festival Puts The Focus On The Business Of Gaming


On the first floor of Brazil’s Independent Games Festival, around 20,000 attendees played indie titles from all over the world on rows of TVs and in virtual reality booths. We started to invite buyers, investors, publishers, mentors to come to Brazil and meet with our developers.”. Promotional materials and networking at the event, that we already have structured with the agency in Brazil that takes care of international promotion.”.

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Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is Soaring

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amazon rainforest brazil jair bolsonaro fireDeforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is up. Way up. Read more.

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Bolsonaro Oversaw a Connecticut-Sized Chunk of Deforestation in the Amazon Last Year

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World of Warcraft had been rated for Xbox Series X in Brazil

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The listing has since been taken down. Gaming News World of Warcaft xbox Xbox Series X

Ian Holm, Star of Alien, Brazil and the Lord of the Rings, Has Died at Age 88

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From the evil android Ash to the quirky hobbit Bilbo , Ian Holm was as versatile an actor as one could ever imagine. He could do it all, and did so for decades, even earning an Oscar nomination in 1982.

Brazilian President Announces He Is Over Coronavirus, Poses With Hydroxychloroquine

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Infamous coronavirus skeptic Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, triumphantly declared on Saturday that he had recovered from covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. jair bolsonaro brazil coronavirus covid 19 health

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The Nintendo Switch heads to Brazil three years after initial launch

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Nintendo's hybrid console first launched in 2017. Gaming News Nintendo Nintendo Switch

Let’s Check in on the Amazon, and Damn, That’s Not Good

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the amazon is burning at an alarming rate brazil amazon deforestation bolsonaroMajor fires in the Brazilian Amazon are being set at an unprecedented rate. Between May 28 and Aug.

Facebook’s plan for our post-web future

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AR/VR, like nuclear fusion and Brazil , have been the future for so long that it’s become a little hard to take that future seriously. Opinion TC Andrew Bosworth brazil computing democrats digital media Facebook Facebook Reality Labs jaron lanier Magic Leap Mark Zuckerberg mobile advertising new media unity video gaming Virtual reality VR William GibsonLet us connect some dots. Five years ago, Facebook acquired VR pioneers Oculus for $2 billion.

The new new weird

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Neo-Pentecostal gangs in Brazil, driving out other faiths at gunpoint. Opinion TC articles brazil Culture cyberspace Kaleidoscope mass media pakistan philip k dick Virtual reality William Gibson writers

Less than 1 year after launching its corporate card for startups, Brex eyes $2B valuation

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Dubugras and Brex co-founder Pedro Franceschi, 23-year-old entrepreneurs, relocated from Brazil to Stanford in the fall of 2016 to attend the university. Brex , the fintech business that’s taken the startup world by storm with its sought-after corporate card tailored for entrepreneurs, is raising millions in Series D funding less than a year after it launched, TechCrunch has learned.

Magic Leap One Makes a Surprise Appearance During World Cup TV Show

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Worn by show presenter Tiago Leifert, a popular television host in Brazil, not only do we clearly see the Magic Leap One, but the host also appears to have it attached to the Lightpack hip-mounted module. Magic Leap shows up in the weirdest places. Last week, right at the start of World Cup fever, for some reason, the Magic Leap One appeared on a Brazilian television show.

Niantic Begins Accepting Nominations for PokéStops in Pokémon GO

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The beta version of the system will be limited to level 40 players in Brazil and South Korea, with child accounts excluded. Augmented reality gaming developer Niantic has decided to give its players the opportunity to make their mark on Pokémon GO with a PokéStop nomination system. While an international launch date has not been revealed, the company announced on Tuesday that it plans to start a limited beta test of the nomination system soon.

Twitter experiments with voice DMs

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Twitter has begun rolling out voice DMs in India, Brazil, and Japan, per AndroidCentral. India was the latest country to get voice DMs, while Brazil got them last year. If you've ever dreamed of shouting at people using Twitter DMs, get ready for the best news of your life.

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Google Maps just made it way easier to rent a bike in 10 cities

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Bike Itaú). São Paulo, Brazil (Bike Itaú). Google Maps is making it easier to find a bike ride. Starting Monday, Google Maps' bicycling directions will list bike-share services as a route option.

Expecting Parents Can Meet Their Baby Using VR


Researchers in Brazil have found a way to examine a fetus in VR by transforming ultrasound and MRI data into 3-D models of the baby. from the Clínica de Diagnóstico por Imagem, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Doctors and parents are getting a new perspective of babies in the womb thanks to VR. For years, expecting parents have been making the most out of blurry ultrasound photos in anticipation of meeting their unborn child.

TIME Immersive AR Experience Shines A Spotlight On The Rapidly Shrinking Amazon Rainforest


TIME turns to AR and Jane Goodall to help expose deforestation in Brazil. TIME’s Inside the Amazon takes the same meticulous detailed approach as Landing on the Moon, only instead of taking you beyond Earth’s atmosphere and into the vastness of outer space, you are instead transported deep into the wilds of Brazil for an intimate tour of the most remote and difficult-to-reach locations within the rapidly shrinking Amazon Rainforest.

Viral Artist KAWS Unleashes Army Of AR Sculptures Across NYC, Tokyo, Tanzania


The celebrated American artist and designer expands his “Companion” project with a series of floating AR artwork.

Featured 360°: Paragliding, Lego and Mark Zuckerberg’s 360° Home Videos


“Hit the skies with paramotoring legend Rafael Goberna as he explores Brazil’s Iguazu Falls from above.” Prepare to get goose bumps as you paraglide over Brazil’s breathtaking land- and waterscapes. Featured 360° is an ongoing series to highlight some of our favorite videos from creators and brands for you to enjoy during the week.

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Google to start paying some publishers for content later this year

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The company has initially signed partnerships with local and national publications in Germany, Australia, and Brazil, with more to come "soon." Google announced a licensing program through which it will pay news publishers for content, the company announced Thursday.

Guy drops iPhone out of plane, iPhone survives, takes video of entire ordeal

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The incident happened over Peró beach, some 100 miles east of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Taking photos or videos with your phone out of the window of an airplane is not a great idea; the winds are strong up there in the sky, and you can easily lose your phone.

Samsung laughed at Apple for ditching phone chargers. Now, it might do the same.

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Brazilian site Tecnoblog (via 9to5Mac ) noticed that regulatory agency ANATEL has approved Samsung's new Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra in Brazil. Remember when Samsung made fun of Apple for not shipping a charger with the iPhone?

DeMagnete VR Is A Magnetizing Puzzler Coming To All Major Platforms This Year


In development by a medium-sized indie team called BitCake Studio of about 11 people in Brazil ( according to a Reddit post ) DeMagnete is an adventure about solving physics puzzles using magnets. DeMagnete is an upcoming VR puzzle game that has seemingly appeared out of nowhere. At the start of DeMagnete you wake up in a strange new place as a woman named D with no recollection of how you got there and must find a way out with help from a robotic companion named Q.

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Disney Puts Augmented Reality Star Destroyers over International Landmarks


Copacabana Beach | Brazil | -22.973,-43.185. Memorial de America Latina | Brazil | -23.527,-46.663. In a galaxy not so far from Central Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Eiffel Tower, Star Wars comes to life through augmented reality. Disney has been making major moves in Augmented Reality in 2017.

BBC Earth’s New AR App Brings Ants And Spiders Into Your Living Room On Magic Leap


One is the Leaf Cutter Ant colony, found in Central American rainforests, while the other is Eastern Brazil’s Wandering Spider. The BBC’s latest AR experiment brings exotic ants and spiders into your living room, provided you have a Magic Leap.

Samsung Gear VR owners to enjoy exclusive 2016 Olympics videos


For the first time ever, Olympics, which will be held this year in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, will be available via VR, though not in live coverage. If there were still any doubt that virtual reality is the next big thing in computing and entertainment, this should probably banish those. And not just any VR, mind you, NBC is … Continue reading. Archive Android computing NBC Olympics Samsung Samsung Gear VR sports virtual reality vr

Twitter has raised a Pope meme from the dead

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The original photo of the Pope was taken in Brazil in 2013, when he celebrated Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida. A new old meme has been resurrected on Twitter, and Mass just got interesting.

These wildlife photography finalists will take your breath away

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The finalists feature everything from endangered species in Vietnam to out-of-control forest fires in Brazil. Nature is a beautiful, brutal place.

‘Beyond The Wall’ Is A Game Of Thrones VR Experience, Exclusive To Viveport Infinity


The experience will be available in English in the USA, UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. HBO is launching an official Game of Thrones VR experience tomorrow. Called ‘Beyond The Wall’, the experience will be exclusive to HTC’s Viveport Infinity subscription service. Viveport is HTC’s VR app store, similar to the Oculus Store. It isn’t exclusive to HTC hardware however, it also officially supports Oculus Rift headsets.

These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand.


Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Norway, Poland, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates all have one entry on the shortlist.) These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand Innovation Today See the U.S. entries on the Lions Innovation shortlist at Cannes The Cannes Lions festival announced the Lions Innovation shortlist Wednesday, recognizing branded projects around the world that use data and technology in creative ways to bring game-changing products to life.

Big Bird's Brazilian cousin Garibaldo is a whole vibe

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Big Bird blew some minds on Friday afternoon, but his cousin from Brazil was the day's unexpected star. It all started when the Sesame Street star launched into a Twitter thread running through some of his international relatives.