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Watch David Hasselhoff in an AI-scripted short film

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Robots are slowly taking more and more jobs — and soon, they’ll come for the writers (gulp). That’s the pitch behind director Oscar Sharp and AI researcher Ross Goodwin’s short film It’s No Game, in which an artificial intelligence swoops in during a Hollywood writer’s strike to pen a script for the immortal David Hasselhoff. But the video is something …

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Oba of Lagos denies snubbing Ooni of Ife at public function

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Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has denied snubbing the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi at a public function some days ago. A video made rounds on social media showing the Oba of Lagos acknowledging the greeting of the Ooni of Ife in an unfriendly manner Many Nigerians reacted to the video, calling out the Oba for being “rude” to …

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Miss Tourism Nigeria final audition is this weekend in Lagos

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Ladies get in here! The Grand Final Auditions of the 2017 Miss Tourism Nigeria Pageant is this weekend and you surely dont want to miss out on this years edition cos I can tell you for free its going to be epic. *wink… So, If you are beautiful, Intelligent, fluent in English, 5ft” tall and above, ages between 17 – …

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Man allegedly batters wife with hammer in Akwa Ibom, kicks her out in middle of the night

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According to a report shared on Adovate group, Due Process’ Facebook page by Prince Abubakar Aphyz, a violent  husband battered his wife, Mrs Ntienseobot Anietimfon Ekere with hammer and threw her out in the middle of the night. The couple is said to have been married for 20 years and have 5 children. He allegedly bribed the police and got …

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How Gorillaz brought a global listening party to your phone

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Gorillaz are having a house party at 500 locations around the globe. The animated band — brainchild of musician Damon Albarn (Blur) and artist Jamie Hewlett (Tank Girl) — is hosting the unusual audio soirée for its upcoming album launch for Humanz. Just streaming the new music to its recently launched app isn’t Gorillaz’s style, so instead it’s created a …

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Facebook’s plans for Oculus are finally taking shape

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When Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion in early 2014, it wasn’t entirely clear what Mark Zuckerberg planned to do with all of the virtual reality hardware suddenly at his fingertips. Hell, it wasn’t even clear that VR was going to be a legitimate industry: Sony hadn’t revealed the PlayStation VR yet, Google Cardboard didn’t exist, and Valve was …

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Facebook’s latest drone delivers internet during a disaster

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Internet connectivity is kind of like air: something we take for granted until we can’t get it. To help make communications easier during disaster scenarios, Facebook has come up with the “Tether-antenna.” At its simplest, it’s a small, unmanned helicopter that can hook onto undamaged fiber-and-power lines (when cellular connectivity has been damaged or is otherwise unavailable) and then hover …

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Facebook details its plans for a brain-computer interface

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Facebook wants you to use your brain to interact with your computer. Specifically, instead of using something primitive like a screen or a controller, the company is looking into ways that you and I can interact with our PCs or phones just by using our mind. Regina Dugan, the head of Building 8, the company’s secretive hardware R&D division, delved …

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Do You want to live inside Facebook’s vision for social VR

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Over the last few decades, there have been several attempts to merge the mundane aspects of the real world with the digital. All of these, while catering to a niche, have failed to conquer the world in the way that Mark Zuckerberg hopes that Facebook’s social VR efforts will. Facebook Spaces was announced at the social network’s F8 conference as …

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Early Galaxy S8 owners complain of red-tinted screens

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Samsung started shipping the Galaxy S8 to customers in South Korea who pre-ordered the flagship phone almost a full week ago. They were probably thinking of how lucky they were to get the phone early until some of them noticed something off about their screen. According to multiple reports posted on Korean forums like PPOMPPU and social networks like Instagram, …

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Facebook’s new 360 cameras bring multiple perspectives to live videos

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Last year, Facebook announced the Surround 360, a 360-degree camera that can capture footage in 3D and then render it online via specially designed software. But it wasn’t for sale. Instead, the company used it as a reference design for others to create 3D 360 content, even going so far as to open source it on Github later that summer. …

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Former American basketball star Gilbert Arenas called Lupita Nyong’o ugly

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A former NBA basketball player is in hot soup after a vicious rant targeting dark-skinned women. Gilbert Arenas in an Instagram rant, claimed that there were few beautiful black women and wondered why the likes model Ajuma Nasenya and Kenyan Hollywood sensation Lupita Nyong’o are called beautiful. Arenas, in his tirade claimed that Lupita’s African features were not cute but …

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Rashidi Yekini’s old mother wins N2m from millionaire game show

Alhaja Sikirat Yekini is the octogenarian mother of late Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini. She has complained of financial troubles since her son’s demise. On January 23, 2016, NAIJ.com Sports learnt that Sikiratu Yekini about her plight since the death of her son. And, we set out on a journey to Ijagbo, a town in Kwara state where she lives, …

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Cleveland police seek suspect in murder streamed on Facebook

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The Cleveland Police Department has confirmed it’s looking for a suspect, Steve Stephens who committed a homicide and streamed the crime on Facebook Live. Sadly, this isn’t the first homicide broadcast on the platform, however, in this case, it was intentional. The video showed Stephens speaking to an elderly man before shooting him through the window of a car. On …

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