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WhatsApp found a place to show you ads

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A WhatsApp VP says the messaging service will start showing ads alongside its popular Status feature, reports The Economic Times. Speaking at an event in New Delhi, WhatsApp Vice President Chris Daniels said that the ads would be the service’s “primary monetisation mode for the company” and would offer “an opportunity for businesses to reach […]

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A supercomputer on the ISS will soon be open for science experiments

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Astronauts will soon be able to use a supercomputer to help run science experiments on the International Space Station. The Spaceborne Computer, a joint project between NASA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, launched to the ISS in 2017. It’s been limited to running diagnostic tests, figuring out how well a computer built for Earth could survive […]

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Watch the Russian rocket failure that forced two astronauts to make an emergency landing

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The Russian space agency Roscosmos has released footage of the failed Soyuz rocket launch that grounded a NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut last month. The two crew members were on their way to the International Space Station when the Russian-made Soyuz rocket (the only way to ferry humans to the ISS at this point […]

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Facebook political ad tools are ripe for trolling

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A little form field is giving Facebook a lot of trouble. We’ve talked in recent weeks about the new “dark money” on Facebook. Earlier this year, the company began to require advertisers to verify their identities, a task they accomplish by typing in a code that they receive via a mailed postcard. The trouble is […]

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Netflix now available on Sky Q in the UK

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British Satellite TV broadcaster Sky is making Netflix available on its Sky Q set-top boxes today. The Netflix integration will allow existing or new Netflix customers to get access to shows like Stranger Things, The Crown, and many more within the Sky Q interface. Sky has built Netflix directly into its TV guide, and it’s […]

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Twitter is making it easier to toggle between latest and top tweets

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Twitter has begun testing a feature that will give you a shortcut to quickly switch between the latest and “top” Tweets. Announcing the beginning of the trial, the @Twitter account said that a small number of users would see the new button, which gives fast access to functionality buried deep within the app’s settings menu. […]

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iOS 12.1 exploit bypasses the lockscreen for access to contacts

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Apple released its latest iOS 12.1 update to devices earlier this week, and security researchers have already discovered a new lockscreen bypass. The exploit provides access to all contact information on an iPhone, and involves activating a FaceTime call and accessing the new group FaceTime feature to see contact information without a passcode. This particular […]

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Jaybird’s new Tarah Pros promise 14 hours of battery life

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Jaybird’s X series of headphones has been the company’s flagship for years, but today the fitness headphone company is introducing a new, premium model that takes the new top slot in the lineup. The Tarah Pros are set to be the first in a new line of “Pro Series” products from Jaybird, designed with the […]

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Google employees worldwide are walking out today to protest handling of sexual misconduct

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Employees are walking out of Google offices worldwide in protest today as a storm around the company’s handling of sexual harassment cases continues to gather strength. Organizers of the Google Walkout for Real Change tell The New York Times that more than 1,500 employees, mostly women, are planning to walk out from more than 60 […]

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The new horror film canon (and where to stream it)

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For people with a lively interest in cinema’s rapid technolgical and cultural evolution over the past few decades, few areas are as fascinating as the horror genre. Just a few decades ago, horror films were mostly considered disreputable and schlocky. The field was dominated by cookie-cutter sequels full of masked slashers and low-rent monsters, and […]

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