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Will VR ever be mainstream or will it remain a niche?

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On this week’s episode of MashTalk, the Mashable Tech team talks about a wide range of things happening in the tech world from Android to VR to McDonald’s (yes, Mickey D’s) to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

I’m joined this week by our Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff and for the first time by our tech analyst and editor Adario Strange. It’s my first time manning our podcast and I somehow didn’t mess it all up!

First up is Google’s…

Will VR ever be mainstream or will it remain a niche?

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On this week’s episode of MashTalk, the Mashable Tech team talks about a wide range of things happening in the tech world from Android to VR to McDonald’s (yes, Mickey D’s) to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

I’m joined this week by our Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff and for the first time by our tech analyst and editor Adario Strange. It’s my first time manning our podcast and I somehow didn’t mess it all up!

First up is Google’s…

Will VR ever be mainstream or will it remain a niche?

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On this week’s episode of MashTalk, the Mashable Tech team talks about a wide range of things happening in the tech world from Android to VR to McDonald’s (yes, Mickey D’s) to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

I’m joined this week by our Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff and for the first time by our tech analyst and editor Adario Strange. It’s my first time manning our podcast and I somehow didn’t mess it all up!

First up is Google’s…

Truecaller eyes global domination as it hits 500 million calls a month

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Though Google and Apple have introduced caller ID and spam protection features for their users in their upcoming OS updates, third-party app Truecaller offering similar service continues to gain popularity. And now the seven-year-old Sweden-based company is partnering with Huawei to expand its global presence.

Dev Patel does a mean Australian accent in new trailer for ‘Lion’

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The Australian accent is difficult to master, and attempts to handle it by international actors have been pretty ham-fisted. We mean famously ham-fisted.

So when British actor Dev Patel, from Slumdog Millionaire and TV series Skins, nails the Aussie accent with relative ease? That’s something worth taking notice of.

The first visitors to America’s National Parks, more than a century ago

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Tourists pose on Glacier Point above the Yosemite Valley.

Image: Library of Congress

Though it was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years, the area of the Wyoming and Montana territories known as Yellowstone was not mapped in detail until the late 1860s

After an 1871 survey documented the space’s stunning natural beauty and unique geological character — perched atop the largest supervolcano on the continent, the area contains half of the world’s geothermal features — Congress…







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WhatsApp announces plans to share user data with Facebook

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Big changes are coming to WhatsApp.

On Thursday, the messaging app announced in a blog post that its terms and privacy policy are going be updated for the first time in four years. And there are plans to coordinate heavily with Facebook.

According to the blog post, these changes are a result of WhatsApp’s desire to allow users to communicate directly with businesses.

In addition to officially announcing it joined…

Fan wins Guinness record for Batsuit with 23 working gadgets

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Batman is as much about the gadgets as he is the suit and the intense brooding. Enter Julian Checkley, a cosplayer whose Batman Arkham-inspired suit includes 23 working gadgets.

It was enough to earn Checkley a spot in the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2017, for “Most functional gadgets on a cosplay suit.” You can see it showcased in this new video, which we’re happy to share exclusively ahead of the book’s launch.

Robotic suitcase means you’ll never travel alone again

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The COWAROBOT R1 is a fully autonomous, smart suitcase that will follow alongside its user as they travel. With additional features like GPS and a portable charging bank, this robotic companion makes traveling effortless. Read more…

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The 10 best features hiding in the Android Nougat update

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Google is starting to roll out the latest version of Android. If you have a Nexus device, you can grab the update now.

While many of the biggest improvements — like longer battery life, better security updates and VR-ready features — won’t be immediately obvious once you get the update, there are still plenty of new features to get excited about.

From new emoji and data-saving superpowers to more customization…