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T-Mobile Digits
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T-Mobile is launching a new technology next week in a bid to revolutionize the traditional phone number. The wireless carrier this week announced its Digits service, which has been in beta testing since late 2016, will be available to all customers beginning next Wednesday (May 31). As of Wednesday, all T-Mobile phone numbers will automatically switch to Digits, […]

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Facebook has launched a redesigned Trending results page to offer readers more publication choices as the social media firm continues to respond to criticism that it is not doing enough to combat so-called fake news. Trending topics will not only include coverage from a wider variety of news sources, but updates on what what your friends and public […]

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Instagram stories hashtag
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Instagram wants to make it easier for you to find the Stories you are seeking. The Facebook-owned firm has introduced new features that allow you to search for stories using a location or hashtag. “You’ll see a new story ring at the top of Explore filled with stories happening near you. These stories come from […]

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Snap custom stories
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Snap wants to make sharing special events and outings easier than ever. The popular photo and video sharing app has launched custom Stories, a revamped version of its original Stories tool, that is geared toward sharing events or special outings. “Today we’re announcing a new way to create custom Stories – about anything, with any of your friends, even […]

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Apple and Nokia today announced the settlement of a months-long patent dispute in which the iPhone maker will pay to use the Finnish firm’s intellectual property. Under the multi-year license, announced today, Nokia will provide network infrastructure product and services to Apple in return for an up-front cash payment, with additional payments throughout the life of the agreement. Apple will also resume […]

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facebook
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Leaked Facebook documents reveal the monumental task faced by a social network that is constantly bombarded with inappropriate and offensive content. According to the leaked documents, which were obtained by The Guardian, Facebook reviews more than 6.5 million fake accounts per week. Add that to the hate speech, child exploitation, revenge porn and violent images and videos, Facebook moderators are overworked and […]

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FCC
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Net neutrality is on its last legs. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted Thursday to back Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to do away with Net neutrality, a set of rules that restricts the actions of Internet service providers. It was no surprise that Pai and fellow Republican Commissioner Mike O’Rielly voted in favor of the proposal while Democrat […]

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Google for Jobs
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Google wants to help Americans get back to work. The tech titan, at its I/O developers’ conference Wednesday, announced an upcoming project — Google for Jobs — that will enable users to search for jobs where they live. Beginning next week, U.S. residents will be able to use Google for Jobs to find job listings. The tool will […]

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Android O
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Google celebrated reaching the two billion monthly active Android user mark Wednesday by launching Android O, its latest operating system, for public beta. When Android O comes out of beta later this year, it will bring new features to Android-run Smartphones and tablets. “With picture-in-picture, you can seamlessly do two tasks simultaneously, like checking your calendar while […]

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Shop the look
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Pinterest is ramping up its ad offerings to marketers by bringing its visual search technology to Promoted Pins in the near future. The president of the visual media site, Tim Kendall, announced the change on stage at this week’s TechCrunch’s Disrupt NY 2017 event, saying the company will soon apply its consumer visual discovery tools — Lens, Instant Ideas and Shop […]

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Instagram face filters
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Instagram is once again taking a page out of Snapchat’s book with the addition of Face Filters, a new feature that takes the traditional selfie up a notch. The Facebook-owned company unveiled eight Face Filters — such as furry koala ears that move and swirling math equations — to start. “Today, we’re introducing face filters in the camera, an […]

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Facebook Live
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Facebook is apparently tired of phony live videos being posted to its platform. The social network is addressing the issue with a platform policy update that prohibits its users from uploading videos that are “static, animated, or looping images” or polls that are “associated with unmoving or ambient broadcasts.” Video creators must also “clearly distinguish […]

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Photo by Nick Youngson/ nyphotographic.com.
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The judge presiding over Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber is calling the actions of the man at the heart of the case “highly suspicious.” U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Monday ruled that Uber must officially remove former Alphabet employee Anthony Levandowski as head of its autonomous vehicle program. Although Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving car division, was unable to prove beyond a […]

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Image courtesy of (Stuart Miles) / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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Microsoft’s chief legal officer is chastising the U.S. government in the wake of the damage caused worldwide by the WannaCry virus, an insidious ransomware that holds hostage the data of its victims. Those victims include industry and retail locations as well as hospitals, schools and households across the globe with Europe and Asia being the […]

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If you like emojis, you’re sure to like Google’s latest update to its messaging app Allo. Google has launched a selfoji, a cross between a selfie and an emoji to add a little bit of fun to your messaging. Google has combined neural networks with artists’ renderings to turn your selfie into a personalized sticker pack. To […]

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