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Meet M, Facebook's personal assistant that lives inside Messenger

Move over Siri and Cortana, there’s a new digital sidekick in town: M, Facebook’s latest project.<p>Nested inside Messenger, Facebook’s messaging app, M …

Stephen Hawking Aims To 'Get Under The Hood' Of A Black Hole Paradox

Holograms? Alternate universes? Here's what the famous physicist's announcement really means<p>What would happen if you fell into a black hole?<p>This question is not only entertaining (you might turn into spaghetti, according to some theories), but it's also important to theoretical physicists. …

Google Street View car pureed at Spanish tomato-throwing festival

Tomatina festivalgoers wreck vehicle sent in to film pitched battle between juice-drenched fruit flingers, breaking windows, mirrors and cameras<p>When Google sent a Street View car into the Tomatina festival the plan was to capture “the magic and colour” of the messy event from all angles, but …

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Apple’s former CEO John Sculley unveils two sleek and cheap Android smartphones

Former Apple chief executive (1983-93) John Sculley caught the tech industry off-guard today when he revealed a pair of low-cost but sleek Android (uniquely skinned, running Lollipop) smartphones.<p>The two phones, which bring to mind elements from Nokia’s Lumia devices and HTC’s polycarbonate unibody …

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Canon's 35mm f1.4L lens update gets the blues

Wide-angle lenses are more susceptible than most to chromatic aberration, that blue/purple or green fringing you sometimes see in photos and videos. To date, we've seen coatings designed to combat it and software processing to compensate for it. Canon's taken a new approach, dubbed BR optics (Blue …

Facebook' 'M' virtual assistant is part computer, part human

Facebook has started public testing of M, its new virtual assistant. The service will take on Apple's Siri, Google's Now and Microsoft's Cortana, but …