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Charging your electronic devices can be a hassle. But thanks to the Federal Communications Commission’s approval of a new type of technology, consumers will soon have the option of power-at-a-distance charging for their devices. Dubbed WattUp, the wireless charger works from up to three feet away and can charge multiple devices at once. WattUp, a mid-field transmitter, […]

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Eric Schmidt is stepping down as executive chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. The change, which takes effect come January, will see Schmidt transition to the role of technical advisor to the company. He will also continue to serve on its board. Schmidt, 62, has been with Google for 17 years and played […]

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Microsoft is taking steps to making it easier for sexual harassment victims to not only speak out about alleged abuse, but sue the company if necessary. The tech titan is doing away with forced arbitration agreements for any employee who makes an accusation of sexual harassment. The move, Microsoft chief legal officer Brad Smith said, […]

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Ad blocking is coming to Chrome — and it is coming soon. Google this week announced it will begin blocking ads in its browser as of Feb. 15. The move should come as no surprise, however. The company in June warned website owners the change was coming in 2018 and suggested they use the nine […]

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Twitter has begun enforcing its new rules to crack down on hateful or abusive tweets, resulting in the suspension or banishment of some well-known accounts. Banned accounts include Britain First, a far-right, ultranationalist British political organization, the American Nazi Party and white supremacist publication American Renaissance. The personal accounts of American Renaissance editor Jared Taylor and leaders of Britain First Jayda […]

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Google has updated its guidelines to keep sites that fail to disclose their country of origin out of its News results. The updated rules penalize sites that seek to “misrepresent or conceal their country of origin or are directed at users in another country under false premises.” First spotted by Bloomberg, the change, for example, […]

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Facebook is on the defensive after being criticized by scientists for changing the way people interact and socialize. The social networking firm, in a blog post, addressed concerns published by various scientific researchers that Facebook and other forms of social media isolate people from one another and, in many cases, replace real human interaction. Other […]

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Net neutrality will soon be a thing of the past. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3-2 to kill of Net neutrality, a set of rules implemented in 2015 that closely governed the actions of Internet service providers by preventing blocking, throttling and paid prioritization. The move is a controversial one with the Democrats, tech companies, privacy […]

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With the Federal Communications Commission set to abolish Net Neutrality today, chairman Ajit Pai is seeking to reassure Internet users that their online lives will continue on as before. In a YouTube video that is obviously meant to inject some humor into a situation that has many up in arms, Pai dresses as Santa, does the Harlem […]

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Get ready for some tweetstorms. Twitter has officially debuted its new thread feature to enable users of the microblogging site to post a series of connected tweets that are easier to post and find. “Hundreds of thousands of threads are Tweeted every day,” Twitter product manager Sasank Reddy said in a blog post. “But this […]

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Google is jazzing up its search results by bring celebrity FAQs directly to the source: the stars themselves. U.S. Smartphone users can now find answers to commonly asked questions via Google’s mobile Search after doing a search for well-known stars or trending personalities. The answers come in the form of a selfie-style video from the […]

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Vine may just be making a comeback. Vine co-founder Don Hofmann, in a few vague tweets, hinted that he has something up his sleeve to replace the void left by the shuttering of the six-second video service in January. “I’m going to work on a follow-up to Vine. I’ve been feeling it myself for some […]

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Pinterest has launched a new chat extension and bot for Facebook Messenger that makes collaboration easier between the two platforms. The goal, Pinterest engineering manager Hayder Casey said, is to make it easier for Pinners to collaborate with those using Messenger. “We’re rolling out a Pinterest chat extension to make it simpler to share Pins and collaborate with […]

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Google’s lighter version of Android Oreo is finally here. Created for Smartphones with 512MB to 1GB of memory, Android Oreo (Go edition) offers a faster, more seamless experience for owners of lower-end phones. It will launch as a part of the Android 8.1 release tomorrow. “We enhanced Android Oreo (Go edition) for speed and reliability on entry-level […]

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Facebook is rolling out a parent-controlled version of its Messenger app for young children. Messenger Kids, which is available in preview mode in the U.S., is a standalone app for children’s tablets or Smartphones. The app is controlled from a parent’s Facebook account via the Messenger Kids Controls panel and gives parents the ability to […]

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