Facebook brings its 3D photos feature to users with single-camera phones

Facebook first showed off its 3D photos back in 2018, and shared the technical details behind it a month later. But unless you had one of a handful of phones with dual cameras back then (when they weren’t so common), you couldn’t make your own. Today an update brings 3D photos to those of us still rocking a single camera. In case you don’t remember or haven’t seen one lately, the 3D photos work by analyzing a 2D picture and slicing it into a ton of layers that move separately when you tilt the phone or scroll. I’m not a big fan of 3D anything, and I don’t even use… Read More

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Reddit CEO says TikTok is ‘spyware’

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman took a shot at TikTok during a conference this week, calling it “fundamentally parasitic” and comparing it to spyware. His specific concerns appear to be based on the fact that the platform uses a form of “device fingerprinting” to track user behavior. Huffman was responding to a question about what startups could learn from TikTok‘s success, saying, “I can’t even get to that level of thinking with them.” He also said, “I actively tell people, ‘Don’t install that spyware on your phone.’” [Read: TikTok addict? Slow your scroll with time limit settings] There is some merit to his… This story continues at The Next Web Or… Read More

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Amazon tells employees to halt all travel, within US and internationally, amid coronavirus fears (AMZN)

Amazon has instructed all employees to avoid “non-essential travel” domestically and internationally due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, a spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. Earlier, The New York Times reported that Amazon had told its worldwide operations team not to arrange any meetings requiring travel until at least April, the report said. Amazon had already restricted employee travel to China and has been frantically trying to address potential inventory shortages. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Amazon told all employees on Friday to avoid “non-essential travel” domestically and internationally due to concerns about the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, a spokesperson for the company confirmed to Business Insider. Earlier on… Read More

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How to add emojis to your text in Slack, or add a custom emoji for your entire workspace to use

You can add emojis to Slack messages by using the emoji menu, or by manually typing in the name of the emoji you want to use. If you have permission, you can also add custom emojis for anyone in your organization to use. The method for adding emojis to your text on Slack varies slightly between the desktop and mobile versions of the app. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Who ever said you can’t have fun at work? And if there’s anything that can make your work more fun to read, it’s a perfectly chosen emoji. Used well, an emoji can convey a message more quickly than even… Read More

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A Google employee who was in its Zurich office has tested positive for the coronavirus (GOOG)

A Google employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, and the company is further restricting its employee travel as concerns around the viral outbreak grow. On Friday, the California-based search giant emailed its employees to inform them that an employee who had been in the Zurich office has tested positive for the virus, which causes the disease COVID-19, a source familiar with the matter told Business Insider. That employee was not symptomatic while in the office. Google is preventing employees from traveling to Iran, as well as to two Italian regions where the virus is spreading, Lombardy and Veneto. From March 2, the company will also ban travel to South… Read More

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