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Month: November 2018

Facebook rolls out time spent dashboard

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Last week, Instagram started rolling out its new dashboard that showed how much time you spend on Instagram, and now, it’s Facebook’s turn: the company is rolling out the feature in the actual Facebook app now, via TechCrunch. Facebook announced the new dashboards for the Instagram and Facebook apps back in August as part of […]

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Facebook and Instagram are down for some users across the US

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Facebook is experiencing a rare outage that is making the popular social network site — along with Facebook Messenger and Instagram — unavailable to users across the United States as well as parts of Europe and South America, according to third-party site Down Detector’s outage map. Facebook has officially acknowledged the issue on its social […]

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iRobot Roomba i7+ review: smarter than the average robot vacuum

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All the bells and whistles Continue reading…

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You can now sign into a Microsoft Account without a password using a security key

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Microsoft is making it easier and more secure to sign into a Microsoft Account today. The software giant is now supporting standards-based FIDO2 security key devices to allow anyone to sign into their Microsoft Account without a username or password. Microsoft is enabling the security key or Windows Hello support through its Edge browser, and […]

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The Pokémon: Let’s Go Poké Ball controller is psyching out dogs

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The latest Pokémon games can be played with a special peripheral that is shaped like an actual pokéball that you can throw to catch monsters. But since the controller is ball-shaped, makes sounds, and comes attached to a rope-like holster, pets everywhere are confused. What do you mean this cool new toy isn’t for your […]

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Huawei Server Efforts: Hi1620 and Arm’s Big Server Core, Ares

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For at least four years now, Arm has been pushing its efforts to be a big part of the modern day server, the modern day data center, and in the cloud as a true enterprise player. Arm cores are found in plenty of places in the server world, with big deployments for its smartphone focused […]

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Google, Apple, and Uber must share mapping data with rivals, says UK data group

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Fortnite’s $1 million winter tournament is open to everyone

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Fortnite’s next major tournament series will be the first time anyone can compete in the game for cash prizes. Today, developer Epic announced its “Winter Royale” competition, an open tournament with a $1 million prize pool that will start later this month. It’s an expansion of the tournament feature that Epic launched in October, but […]

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For Queens residents, Amazon’s HQ2 isn’t arriving without a fight

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Syed Rahman is caught in the middle. The Vanderbilt University freshman from Long Island City, Queens, has long dreamed of a job in the tech industry, but the public housing projects in his neighborhood convinced him that the only way to make it is to find a job in the so-called “Silicon Alleys” of Manhattan. […]

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YouTube now runs pop-ups on videos that warn users of EU copyright proposal

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If you watch YouTube videos without a YouTube Premium subscription, you’re familiar with the tiny pop-ups that appear in the bottom left-hand corner of the stream that prompt users to sign up for YouTube’s ad-free service. It seems that YouTube has replaced that pop-up with a new message that warns users about the European Union’s […]

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