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Jul 7, 2017

Pokémon Go one-year anniversary: Last July, the world was introduced to [internal-link post_id="1007640"]Niantic[/internal-link]'s famous game. It broke download records and still has around 65 million active users. Are you one of them?
Facial Recognition and OLED screens in the new iPhone?: Another week, another [internal-link post_id="1012335"]set of rumors[/internal-link] about the upcoming newest edition of Apple's iPhone. Touch ID is reportedly on it's way out of the newest update, with a new 3D Facial Recognition system to possibly take over. Could the fact that the camera would always be on, be a deterring factor? Also, Apple may be buying a massive amount of OLED screens from Samsung.
Red introduces the Hydrogen One: Digital Cinema and very high end cameras have been Red's forte, up until now. They have just put the [internal-link post_id="1208745"]Hydrogen One[/internal-link], Android-powered smartphone on presale. Is the promise of a holographic screen enough or you to shell out $1200?
Augmented Reality for Bicyclists: Augmented Reality is still in it's infancy, but new adaptions are popping up all the time. A company from Israel is now adapting cutting edge technology [internal-link post_id="1208132"]used by Fighter Jet Pilots[/internal-link], to help out Bicyclists. The AR Goggles are pretty incredible and are giving us a look at what kind of advantages can be gained.
Should AI receive Human Rights?: This is a very important discussion to have, as we rapidly progress towards [internal-link post_id="1206315"]AI that truly thinks for itself.[/internal-link] There are strong arguments for either side and a lot of common ground at the same time.
The saga of the Chinese 'Straddling Bus': The incredible demonstration of a possible new solution to mass transit, the 'Transit Elevated Bus'. A viral video spurred $1.3 billion in investments, but now something seems to be up with the company that raised the funds.
Hulu bolsters it's catalog: The streaming service now offers live television, in addition to premium options such as Showtime and HBO. If you're thinking of cutting the cord, it's worth checking out their [internal-link post_id="1208686"]new offers[/internal-link].
Steph repels down a building: Stephanie Stricklen will be repelling down a building in downtown Portland, LIVE on Facebook, on Friday, July 14th. Would you be willing to do the same?

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