Up close with Microsoft’s HoloLens headset

Microsoft isn’t letting the media take pictures of the HoloLens experience itself, but we just arrived at the company’s demo station here at Build and there’s a unit under glass. It looks identical to the press photos we’ve seen before, with a futuristic looking visor and the transparent glass that lets you see your environment while holograms project around you.

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A Facebook bug stopped users from posting anything with a link

A new Facebook bug caused major problems for users today, with posts disappearing and new links apparently blocked from posting. The bug only affected posts containing links to content outside of Facebook, but as of press time, it appears to have been at least partially resolved. “An error in our system that helps block bad links on Facebook incorrectly marked some URLs as malicious or inappropriate,” said a Facebook spokesperson. “As a result, some existing posts were hidden, while other posts were blocked completely. We’ve resolved the issue and the remaining affected URLs are being unblocked. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.”

The problem seems to have begun last night with issues in Facebook’s image-scraping…

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NBC copies Netflix by making David Duchovny’s new show available to binge-watch on day one

As Netflix becomes more like traditional TV networks by commissioning its own shows, traditional TV networks are taking cues from Netflix. NBC today announced that it is making all 13 episodes of its new 1960s-set police drama Aquarius available to watch online after the show’s premiere on May 28th, aping the binge-watch-friendly model the streaming service has used for shows such as Arrested Development and Orange Is The New Black.

The entire season of the show — which features X-Files star David Duchovny as a detective looking into the activities of the Manson family in 1967 — will become available on NBC.com and via the network’s app, in addition to cable VOD platforms, shortly after the first episode airs on TV. NBC has only opened…

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