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Google announces “Project Stream”—a “test” of game streaming in Chrome
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Enlarge (credit: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey) Google just announced “Project Stream,” a “technical test” of a service designed to stream AAA video games à la Playstation Now and GeForce Now. We’ve heard rumors of a “Project Yeti” gaming service for some time now, and this looks to be the first sign of a real “Google Gaming” product. The […]

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Snapchat test lets you point camera at products and buy them on Amazon     – CNET
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It’s not just about the filters anymore. Snapchat now wants to help you shop.

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Facebook test feature shows what you have in common with strangers
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If one of Facebook's latest experimental features makes its way to everyone, you'll be able to find out how you're connected to random commenters on public posts. The social network is testing a feature called "things in common," which displays tidbi…

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Google created a fake pizza brand to test out creative strategies for YouTube ads
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Google’s Unskippable Ads team has been testing ad effectiveness in a compelling new way: It created a fake pizza brand called Doctor Fork, used stock footage to create 33 ads and then served them up on YouTube and reached 20 million impressions. Ben Jones, creative director at Unskippable Labs, explained that there are certain axioms […]

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Boeing suffers a setback with Starliner’s pad abort test [Updated]
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Enlarge / In January 2018, Boeing shared this photo of the Starliner Pad Abort Test and Orbital Flight Test vehicles under construction in Florida. (credit: Boeing) In late June, an anomaly occurred during preparations for Boeing’s test of the Starliner spacecraft and its launch abort system. On Saturday, after Ars published a short report on […]

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News of Trump passing cognitive test may make it harder to detect dementia
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Enlarge / US President Donald Trump answers questions about the 2016 US election during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. (credit: Getty | Chris McGrath) News reports in January that President Donald Trump passed a widely used test that screens for mild […]

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Daimler can now test self-driving cars on public roads in Beijing
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Daimler has been granted a license to test self-driving vehicles on public roads in Beijing, making it the first international automaker to receive such permission. The owner of the Mercedes-Benz brand was given the test permit by the Chinese government after extensive closed-course testing, the company said in a statement, adding that it marks a […]

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Facebook Stories to test ads as it reaches 150M user milestone     – CNET
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The tests begin Thursday in the US, Mexico and Brazil.

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Austin test uses blockchain to improve ID for the homeless
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Many people take identification for granted, but it's a serious challenge if you're homeless. If you lose what's on your back, you might lose everything — and recovering that ID is much harder when you have no fixed address or easy transportation to…

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