Facebook launches AR effects tied to real-world tracking markers

 Facebook’s augmented reality camera is evolving beyond selfies masks and randomly placed 3D objects to using location markers in the real world that trigger AR experiences in a precise location.  Spotted today, Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that its testing the feature in closed beta with promotions for the upcoming Ready Player One and Wrinkle In Time films. And in April, it plans to… Read More

Fortnite is coming to iOS, will sport cross play with PC and PS4

 Fornite is on fire. The popular game takes the familiar artistic direction and freemium structure of popular mobile games and combines it with the last-person-standing gameplay directive of other viral titles like PUBG to get users running and gunning through its maps. The game will be expanding beyond its home on consoles and PC/Mac with the launch of “Fortnite Mobile” in iOS… Read More

Exclusive: U.S. has ordered Broadcom to give notice of steps to redomicile – sources

(Reuters) – A U.S. national security panel has ordered Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom to provide it with five business days’ notice before taking any action toward redomiciling to the United States, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Alexis Sanchez: Manchester United not getting best from forward – Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says the club is not yet getting the best out of Alexis Sanchez but that he will improve next season.

Drone crashes in Arizona National Forest, starts a wildfire

Coconino National Forest

Earlier this week, a 16-inch-by-16-inch, battery-operated hobby drone crashed in Arizona’s Coconino National Forest, several miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona. The drone caught fire when it crashed, igniting a grassland area called Kendrick Park. The Kendrick fire spread more than 300 acres, but it was contained by 30 firefighters within the day.

Coconino National Forest spokesperson George Jozens told Ars on Friday that it was unclear what kind of drone caused the crash, but the pilot had been identified and was charged with starting a wildfire by Forest Services Region 3 Law Enforcement. Ars contacted that department for comment, but we have not yet received a response. Penalties for starting a wildfire can range from fines to community service to jail time.

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Democrats seek subpoenas for White House security clearance data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats on a congressional committee investigating the White House’s security clearance procedures on Friday urged the panel’s Republican chairman to compel the Trump administration to turn over records they said were being withheld.