Today’s Tech Sightings:
It’s called Magic Leap – a new startup that is developing a headset or goggles it hopes will do away with computer screens for good. The plan is to use the headset to add an augmented reality layer to the real world view. The prototype headsets have only been shown to a handful of people, and it remains unclear if the final version will be tethered to a computer.
Britain’s ongoing effort to reform surveillance laws includes new policies that will require technology companies to notify the government of new products and services ahead of launch. The idea is to make sure the products can be subject to surveillance and government agencies are able to access any stored data.
The latest generation of virtual reality headgear is opening up new possibilities for use in entertainment, travel and news. Some newspapers are already experimenting with this brave new world, and many media and entertainment companies want to have a role in shaping the future of broadcasting and news content.
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