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Startup Acquisitions Herald Virtual, Augmented Reality Apps From Facebook

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giulioprisco writes Oculus VR, the Virtual Reality (VR) technology company acquired by Facebook earlier this year, announced recently that they are acquiring two small start-up companies, Nimble VR and 13th Lab, to fill gaps in their virtual reality capabilities. The acquisitions may indicate that, besides VR games and social worlds, Facebook may target Augmented Reality (AR) applications, like Google is doing with Google Glass.

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‘Here are the murderers’: Mexico protesters storm & graffiti military base

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READ MORE: Mexico feds directly involved in student massacre, witness torture – independent probe

Protesters threw petrol bombs, fireworks and stones at the facilities of the 41st Infantry Battalion of the Mexican Army on Friday, La Prensa reported.

En protesta por normalistas, encapuchados grafitearon el Batallón de Iguala con la leyenda: "Aquí están los asesinos" pic.twitter.com/spJeT5a97f

— Reforma Nacional (@reformanacional) December 26, 2014

Rally participants shouted slogans against the army, accusing it of doing nothing to prevent the student abductions, which occurred near the Iguala military base in September.

The rallying crowd pushed against the main gate and even managed to tear down part of it. They didn’t dare enter the facility though.

Instead they covered its walls with graffiti, reading "Missing 43" and "Here are the murderers."

Familiares de normalistas irrumpen en cuartel militar de #Iguala. #Fotos: Hugo Cruz #Procesofoto #instagram

A photo posted by Revista Proceso (@revistaproceso) on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:11pm PST

Protesters then marched toward Iguala city hall to continue rallying there.

One of the parents of the missing students has called on Mexicans to "leave their homes and join the demonstrations to demand no more missing in the country," Apro news agency reported.

READ MORE: Protests over 43 missing students sweeping to a head in Mexico

Simultaneously, thousands were out in the streets of Mexico City, also protesting the students’ abductions.

Iguala municipal police allegedly detained the students on September 26 and handed them over to a drug gang, who killed them and burned their bodies.

Several mass graves have been unearthed since then, as the search for the 43 students goes on. Federal prosecutors have still not declared the missing students dead, awaiting more DNA testing.

The mayor of Iguala has been named as the possible mastermind behind the abduction. Allegedly, he and his wife asked the gang for assistance because the student protests interfered with their political campaign.

Bitcoin Price on Holiday

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Jim Frederickson had successfully forecast a price low of $305 (Bitstamp) on 18 December. His forecast included a remark that the Bitcoin price chart ...

Hackers leak 13,000 Passwords Of Amazon, Walmart and Brazzers Users

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Hackers claiming affiliation with the hacktivist group "Anonymous" have allegedly leaked more than 13,000 username and password combinations for some of the worlds most popular websites, including Amazon, Xbox Live and Playstation Network. The stolen personal information was released in a massive text document posted to the Internet file-sharing website Ghostbin (now deleted), on Friday.

Kodak smartphones and tablets coming in 2015 (for what it’s worth)

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A line of Android phones and tablets bearing the Kodak name will launch in 2015, with the first Kodak smartphone launching at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. But while Kodak used to be a big name in camera and film technology, the company has fallen on hard times in recent years… and these new Android […]

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Lizard Squad vs Anonymous — 'PlayStation, Xbox and Tor Network' Attacks

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It was the sad Christmas day for gamers all around the world!! A lot of people get new PlayStations and Xboxes on Christmas, but this Christmas they bought the game, popped it into the console for online gaming, and what they found? Oh Crap! I can't log on. It was the notorious hacker group "Lizard Squad" who claimed the responsibility for taking down PlayStation Network, saying it has

The Pirate Bay Showing N.Korea' Kim Jong Un Cartoon, HACKED or HINT?

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Surprisingly, from yesterday a cartoon picture of the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) named Kim Jong-un appearing on The Pirate Bay website’s homepage, but WHY? At the beginning of this month, The Pirate Bay — an infamous Torrent website predominantly used to share copyrighted material such as films, TV shows and music files, free of charge — went

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