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Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S4 tries to beat the iPad at productivity

Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S4 tries to beat the iPad at productivity

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At a small press gathering in Manhattan today, just one week before the company heads over to Brooklyn for its big Galaxy Note 9 event, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab S4 tablet. The Tab S4 is being pitched as delivering “tablet mobility and PC power.” Unable to match the iPad’s selection of tablet-optimized apps, […]

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Lawmakers are trying to regulate e-cigarette flavors

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On Monday, Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced that they plan to introduce a bill this week that will regulate e-cigarette flavorings and ban flavors in cigars. Experts say that the proposed legislation is a step toward keeping young people from trying e-cigarettes, but it may not get very far in Congress […]

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Snapchat launches new Lenses that respond to your voice

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Snap continues to experiment with its augmented reality Lenses, and today, the company launched new ones that will respond to a user’s voice. Some lenses will ask users to say words like, “hi,” “love,” or “wow,” which will cause the lenses to animate. So far, I only have one of these lenses available, and mine […]

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23andMe and other DNA-testing firms promise not to share data without consent

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A number of companies that offer consumer genetic testing, including 23andMe and Ancestry, have pledged to protect customer privacy under a new set of voluntary guidelines. The firms say they will now obtain “express consent” from customers before transferring their genetic data to third parties, and they promise to publish annual transparency reports detailing how […]

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Facebook and Instagram add dashboards to help you manage your time on social apps

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Facebook and Instagram are introducing a new dashboard to tell you how long you’ve spent inside their apps, along with tools for setting daily limits and temporarily muting your push notifications. The new set of features, called “Your time on Facebook” and “Your activity” on Instagram, are designed to address concerns that addictive feedback loops […]

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A shadowy influence campaign on Facebook is targeting liberal activists

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We are 97 days away from the midterm elections, there’s an active campaign to undermine our democracy on Facebook, and no one can say for certain who’s behind it. That was the big news to emerge Tuesday in a call that Facebook held with reporters, shortly after the New York Times broke the news that […]

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Google whistleblower reveals plans for censored search in China

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Google is reportedly planning to re-launch its search engine in China, complete with censored results to meet the demands of the Chinese government. The company originally shut down its Chinese search engine in 2010, citing government attempts to “limit free speech on the web.” But, according to a report from The Intercept, the US tech […]

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How Bird plans to spread its electric scooters all over the world

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Bird is making its first major move outside the US. The scooter-sharing startup announced today that its rideables would be hitting the streets of Paris and Tel Aviv for a pair of pilots that the Santa Monica, California-based company says will be its first foray into foreign markets. Bird is also eyeing other cities as […]

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Apple Announces Q3 FY 2018 Results

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This afternoon, Apple announced their earnings for the third quarter of the 2018 fiscal year, and as we’ve all come to expect, they did very well again. Revenue for the quarter was up 17% year-over-year to $53.3 billion. Margins were a very healthy 38.3%, although down slightly from 38.5% last year. Operating income for the […]

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Huawei shipped more smartphones than Apple in the second quarter

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Huawei overtook Apple and moved up into second place in market share of worldwide smartphone shipments in Q2 2018, according to data from IDC, Canalys, and Strategy Analytics. The company shipped over 54 million handsets in the second quarter compared to the 41.3 million iPhones that Apple sold and Samsung’s 73 million units. “The arrival […]

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