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Google adds security features to help block unverified apps

After dealing with security concerns like the Google Docs phishing debacle, Google has been adding quite a few new security features for its services and apps, including better protection for Gmail accounts and whitelist procedures for G Suite users....

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Doomfist is here for the punching on July 27th

Doomfist is the most anticipated new character to hit Overwatch since the game landed one year ago, and players finally know when they can get their hands on him: July 27th. Doomfist is the fourth addition to the roster, but hes been in the games l...

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Lightroom for iOS adds 3D touch-powered selective brush tool

If youre into editing photos on your mobile device, you probably have the (free!) iOS or Android version of Lightroom. Today, Adobe announced quite a few new changes to the iOS edition of the app.

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Amazon Spark curates an Instagram-like shopping feed

If youve ever found yourself wishing that Amazon would just advertise its products in a social media-like format that looks and functions a lot like Instagram with maybe a touch of Pinterest, then oh boy are you in luck. Amazon just launched a new f...

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‘Splatoon 2‘ is a cautious but excellent evolution of the original

The Wii U was far from the most popular console of its generation -- but fans who took a chance on Nintendos first HD machine were rewarded with a tightly curated library of modern-day classics. Exclusives like Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3 and Don...

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China blocks WhatsApp users from sending photos and video

Many WhatsApp users in China arent able to send photos and videos to one another, and in at least a few cases, people arent able to send text messages either. Exactly why this partial ban is happening at the moment isnt clear, but the New York Tim...

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House Democrats adopt encrypted messaging after last year‘s hack

In light of last years hacking troubles, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has begun using end-to-end encrypted software for a large chunk of its messaging. For communication both internally and between the DCCC and 20 of its Ho...

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TBS to air four-part docuseries on ‘Dota 2‘ tournament competitors

Turner Broadcasting announced today that TBS will air a four part documentary about players preparing for and competing in this years The International Dota 2 Championships. The series is produced by Turners eSports branch ELEAGUE, which started ai...

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Some OnePlus 5 owners can‘t dial 911 without the phone rebooting

Making an emergency phone call to 911 on your OnePlus 5 could wind up with your phone rebooting. A handful of owners have taken to Reddit to share videos of the glitch in action, and they suspect that it could have something to do with the phones GP...

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Uber sued again for failing to accommodate disabled passengers

Despite Ubers programs to serve the needs of people who use wheelchairs, the ride sharing company faces a long line of lawsuits and complaints about its ability to serve people with disabilities. The Equal Rights Center claims that the company is in...

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Fox hopes you‘ll binge-watch at theaters like you do on Netflix

Lets say you run a movie studio and notice that people would rather stay home and plow through the latest Marvel series on Netflix than pay through the nose for a trip to the theater. What do you do? If youre Fox, the answer seems simple: offer a t...

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Former ‘Mass Effect‘ creative director returns to the franchise

Strange things are afoot at Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio BioWare. Mass Effects former creative director, Casey Hudson, is leaving his spot at Microsoft and will return to Edmonton to lead the studio, as general manager Aaryn Flynn has announced...

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Tinder‘s app tweaks make profile stalking more intuitive

If you regularly use Tinder, you may notice that the app looks different than it used to. The online dating service is rolling out an updated interface that includes new navigation and larger photos.

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Drone noise is driving people crazy

Do drones characteristic lawnmower-on-helium sounds drive you batty? Youre not alone. NASA researchers have conducted a study indicating that people find drone noise more annoying than that of any ground vehicle, even when you put the two at simi...

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This Japanese VR arcade put me inside ‘Mario Kart‘

Back when Bandai Namco opened its first VR arcade in Tokyo last April, I was keen to check out its various HTC Vive-powered VR games. My first ride there would have been Gundam VR: Daiba Assault, just so I could get a taste of what its like hitching...

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Leaked memo says hackers may have compromised UK power plants

State-sponsored hackers have probably compromised the UKs energy industry. A leaked memo from the National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) identifies links from multiple UK IP addresses to infrastructure associated with advanced state-sponsored hosti...

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Twitch teams up with Crunchyroll for five-day anime marathon

Twitch marathons try to target different demographics, and an upcoming one specifically caters to anime and manga fans. The video streaming platform has teamed up with Crunchyroll for its first ever anime marathon, which will run from 6:30PM ET on Ju...

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Snapchat now lets you record up to six video snaps at once

Snapchat has unveiled two new features designed to give users greater flexibility in their storytelling. Multi-Snap lets you record up to six consecutive 10-second Snaps at once, while Tint Brush does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. To a...

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Amazon‘s Meal Kits are already available for some customers

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Amazon had registered a trademark for a meal kit service with the slogan We do the prep. You be the chef. And apparently those kits are already available to some AmazonFresh customers, one of whom told GeekW...

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Brain implants help nervous mice find their competitive side

Social competition and establishing dominance are a part of the culture of many species, from humans to mice. Thats why the results of a recent study published in Science are so interesting. A team of Chinese scientists changed the behavior of mice...

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Bluetooth mesh networking could connect smart devices city-wide

Bluetooth is one step closer to connecting smart devices on a large scale. The wireless standards Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced support for mesh networking. With the new technology, manufacturers can build devices that can all talk to o...

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Engadget giveaway: Win a Nightingale home sleep system!

While some city dwellers have developed the ability to tune out loud noises, not everyone can ignore disruptive sounds come bedtime. Using optimized frequencies and decibel levels, Nightingale can do what white noise machines and fans fail to accompl...

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Propaganda bots dominate social networks in some countries

It wont shock you to hear that governments and shady political groups will use social network bots in a bit to control the flow of information. But just how prevalent are they? Depending on where you live, they might just dictate the social media...

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India‘s first solar-powered train makes its debut

Indias diesel-powered train network has a new kid on the block. The gas-guzzling Indian Railway system has just debuted its first solar-powered train, called the Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU). It will operate in the city of New Delhi.

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