Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and head of social VR Rachel Rubin chose to show off one of the "really neat" features of Facebook Spaces, the company's social virtual-reality platform, and used a 360-degree video shot by NPR of the storm-ravaged nation of Puerto Rico as a backdrop for their VR hangout.
A cartoonish Mark Zuckerberg avatar made an announcement through Facebook Spaces. "The bad taste of this demo shows how far out of his depth Zuckerberg is running Facebook", one Twitter user said.
The company activated community help "so if people could say they needed food or shelter people in the community could provide that", Zuckerberg said, without noting that without the internet it wouldn't work. Zuckerberg stated that "population maps" have been drawn up with the help of artificial intelligence, showing the satellite imagery and the places where the individuals are living who need help.
After mentioning the Oculus event atop Facebook's office, Zuckerberg and Franklin transported themselves into a recent NPR-produced 360-video that showed widespread damage caused by Hurricane Maria in September. Some other spots they "teleported" to included the surface of the moon and next to Zuckerberg's dog, Beast.
CNBC reporter Arjun Kharpal noted several Twitter users" disgust of the spectacle in an article titled "Critics blast Facebook's Zuckerberg for "magical' virtual reality tour of Puerto Rico devastation". Irrespective of how weird the space avatar of Zuckerberg acted or looked in the flooded area, Facebook has been generously donating to help the affected Puerto Rico areas.
"This street is really flooded", added Zuckerberg.
Yes, Facebook's $1.5m donation to the Red Cross is commendable - then again, Jennifer Lopez gave $1m, and she hasn't had a hit song since 2014. The livestreampresentation took place at the company's Menlo Park, California headquarters, with the pair wearing Oculus headsets. Further, stressing the importance of the Internet, he said that relief workers should be able to coordinate to find out the spot where people are looking for help.
All of those were scored in one race, in Singapore where he was sixth out of just 12 finishers, leaving 15 other complete blanks. Heavy rain saw the start delayed and the teams working on their pit lane river rafts rather than the cars.
For some reason, with just two games behind each team, a consensus had been formed that Miami was good and Florida State was not. On the ensuing possession, he converted a third-and-10 before being intercepted by Stanford Samuels III two plays later.
In a note to investors, Kuo said the inclusion of this new tech should improve the competitiveness of Apple's tablet range. Apple iPhone X is one of the most awaited iPhones of this year, all thanks to a new design and FaceID feature.
In Group D, the Republic of Ireland also snatched a play-off spot by edging their winner-takes-all clash with Wales 1-0. All Iceland needed to do was defeat last-placed Kosovo at home to clinch a berth at Russian Federation 2018.
Over the weekend, the Justice League Twitter announced there would be a trailer that debuts on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 9:00 a.m. That's a bit more inspirational than the hard-driving "Come Together" cover in the previous trailer .
A few days ago, we got a tip that a test mule for the Tesla Semi program was spotted on video (embedded below) in the wild. The EV he's referring to is the RapidE, a battery-powered Rapide limited to 155 examples and priced at nearly $300,000.
Depending on the group, most advise "breast self-awareness" - know what your breast tissue feels like. Much of the research has been done on "gut" microbiomes, or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.
According to social media analysts Talkwalker, the trailer has prompted more than 380,000 mentions since it was released. One of the constants in the two trailers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the idea of reversal.
The court also asked him to seek its permission before going overseas and rejected the NAB request to confiscate his passport. Hussain and Hassan left for London to be with their mother, Kulsoom, who is battling throat cancer.
Will Hamas give up arms for Palestinian reconciliation?
Home to almost two million Palestinians, the Gaza Strip has been reeling under a crippling Israeli blockade since 2007. Earlier on Sunday night, the military had said a rocket fell in an open area in the Eshkol region of southern Israel.
GM acquires LIDAR specialist Strobe
Today, GM took another step forward by purchasing Strobe, a light detection and ranging technology company. Fully self-driving vehicles are expected to hit the market in a limited form by around 2020.