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Facebook is bringing Stories to its desktop site. Stories on the Web is located on the right side of the page rather than at the top. A question mark icon can be seen on the Stories section and, if you hover over it with your cursor, it will explain the feature’s purpose. Like Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, captures your daily photos and videos […]

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Google is tweaking its search and discovery algorithms to down-rank lower quality apps in its Google Play Store. The tech titan said the algorithm change will result in higher quality apps popping up before similar apps of lower quality — those that crash more frequently, for instance. “People enjoy using apps and games which meet their performance and quality […]

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The unlimited data plans introduced by Verizon and AT&T come at a price: slower speeds. When the wireless providers brought back their respective unlimited plans back in February,  their mobile data services were effected immediately. “Welcome to the new age of unlimited data in the U.S.,” OpenSignal said in a blog post. “Our measurements show that Verizon and […]

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IBM scientist Dr. Mark Lantz, holds a one square inch piece of sputtered tape, which can hold 201 Gigabytes, a new world record.
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IBM has set a new world record. The tech titan’s research scientists have found a way to fit 30 terabytes of uncompressed data on a single tape storage that is small enough to close your fist around. IBM Research’s Dr. Mark Lantz said has demonstrated the ability to record an  areal density of 201 gigabits per square inch on magnetic […]

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Oath
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Veteran TV news personality Katie Couric is calling it a day with Yahoo. Couric, who signed on as the Internet company’s global anchor back in 2013, is leaving the firm following the $4.48-billion takeover of Yahoo’s core Internet division by Verizon. Couric, who was the face of Yahoo News after being brought on board as part of former CEO Marissa Mayer’s […]

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Facebook will let publishers keep 100 percent of any subscription earnings they make on the social media site’s platform. The news, which is music to the ears of news sites and magazines, comes as Facebook discusses with them its plans to test a paywall that would direct Instant Articles users to sign up for digital news […]

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iPod
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Apple is eliminating the Nano and the Shuffle from its iPod lineup. The phasing out of Apple’s traditional music players comes as no surprise — the company has not updated either device for some time. Both MP3 devices, which were introduced back in 2005, have been pulled from Apple’s site. The latest cuts from the lineup means the iPod […]

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After a 32-year run, Microsoft may be killing off its beloved image editor Paint. Paint, which has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows since 1985, has officially been placed on the company’s deprecated list, which means Microsoft may opt not to include the app in its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Even if it is included, it certainly […]

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Lyft
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Lyft is no longer content to partner with other companies to pursue its self-driving dreams. The high-tech ride-sharing company recently announced its plans to develop its own autonomous technology for its fleet of vehicles. The bold move is a complete turnaround from its previous plans, announced in May, of partnering with companies like Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving […]

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What do you think of when you see a cardboard box? Likely not much. But when you are running an eCommerce site, a cardboard box symbolizes endless possibilities. Packaging is also a necessary, albeit often overlooked, part of the eCommerce process even though the packaging you choose says a lot about your store. It can […]

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Samsung Bixby is finally coming to U.S. users. Bixby, Samsung’s digital assistant, was released today for Galaxy S8 and S8+ users in the U.S. Bixby, which Samsung has described as a rival for Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana, is available only to U.S. and South Korean users of Samsung’s flagship Smartphones, thus far. […]

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Amazon-Anytime
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Amazon has big plans to enter the messaging market. According to a report from AFTV News, the eCommerce king is hard at work on its own messaging app known as Anytime. Amazon is currently surveying its customers about potential features for the app, but it is not know how far along the company is on the its development. […]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg test the Oculus Rift.
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Facebook is not giving up on its virtual reality dreams, despite lackluster sales of its pricey VR headset Oculus Rift. The social networking company, which purchased Oculus VR two years ago, is working toward making virtual reality both more affordable and more convenient with a $200, wireless headset on the horizon for 2018 , according to a report from […]

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Another day another Facebook hoax. The latest tall tale to make the rounds on the social networking site is the warning of a malicious friend request from a hacker know as Jayden K. Smith. According to the warnings being blasted across Facebook anyone who accepts the friend request grants the hacker access to your devices and […]

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Twitter has introduced a new feature permitting its users to mute notifications from unwanted connections. The new feature means you can mute notifications from newly registered users, accounts you don’t follow and account holders who do not follow you. “Now you have even more control over your notifications,” Twitter said. “You might receive notifications from certain types […]

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