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A new Pokémon Go clone lets players collect Catholic saints instead of monsters

A new Pokémon Go clone lets players collect Catholic saints instead of monsters

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The Catholic Church is one of the oldest institutions in the world, and recently, there’s been a concerted attempt to reach Generation Z. That’s where Follow JC Go comes in. Inspired by Pokémon Go, Follow JC Go is a mobile game where the goal is to collect saints and other notable figures that appeared in […]

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Twitter tests new profile features, including presence indicators and ‘ice breakers’

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Twitter is testing new features designed to enhance conversations on the platform, including presence indicators, which are status indicators to help you describe what you’re doing while you tweet, and “ice breakers,” which are designed to help spur more discussions. Some of the features were discussed in public tweets this year. But in a meeting […]

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Apple and Samsung fined in Italy for slowing down their phones

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Back in January, Italy’s antitrust organization launched two separate investigations against Apple and Samsung to determine if the companies were intentionally using software updates to slow down customers’ devices. Now, the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) has issued a statement saying both companies violated several consumer codes, and it has issued fines. […]

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How Android got big

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Earlier this week, we updated our gigantic visual history of Android to include details of every release from the operating system’s 10-year history. I’ve also made the case that Android is now the world’s most dominant operating system and that Google invested in buying and developing Android primarily because it wanted to ensure that Microsoft […]

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Global preferences for who to save in self-driving car crashes revealed

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If self-driving cars become widespread, society will have to grapple with a new burden: the ability to program vehicles with preferences about which lives to prioritize in the event of a crash. Human drivers make these choices instinctively, but algorithms will be able to make them in advance. So will car companies and governments choose […]

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Snapchat helped over 400,000 users register to vote

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Snap revealed yesterday to The New York Times that it has helped 418,000 users register to vote within a recent two-week period through Snapchat. Notably, many of those users live in potentially contentious states like Florida, Georgia, Ohio, and Texas. Snap’s efforts began at the end of September when it started displaying a link to […]

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Xbox One consoles are $100 off when you purchase Red Dead Redemption 2

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The Xbox One S and Xbox One X will be heavily discounted starting at 9PM ET on Thursday, October 25th, for those who purchase Red Dead Redemption 2 (both online and in stores) at Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy, or the Microsoft Store. Buying Rockstar’s open-world title for Xbox One will activate $100 of savings on […]

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The Biostar X470GTN Motherboard Review: AM4 ITX Revisited

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Last year Biostar released the first mini-ITX AM4 motherboard and it did its utmost to impress us without too much fluff or unnecessary features – it was a simple yet sophisticated runner. With the release of the second generation of Ryzen processors, Biostar has released a refreshed mini-ITX for the X470 platform, called the X470GTN […]

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Marshall’s joystick button is a great way to control wireless headphones

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In today’s digital age, it sometimes feels like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives out devices. Button of the Month is a monthly look at what some of those buttons and switches are like on devices old and new, and it aims to appreciate how we interact with our devices […]

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You can keep recording people in public, but don’t capture their faces

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Sometimes you see something happening out in the world, and you feel compelled to record it. You just have to capture it. Is that okay? Legally, are you allowed to record someone without their permission? And what happens if you go viral, then what? It’s murky territory, both legally and as human beings, but we’re […]

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