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Twitter opts for its own emoji to ease frustration for Android users

Twitter users on Android might be a little less frustrated that they cant see every emoji if they cant (or wont) upgrade to Android Oreo. Thats because Twitter has dropped Androids native emoji and is using its own, open-source Twemoji to displa...

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Razer‘s revamped Blade gaming laptop is an upgrade in every way

The Razer Blade is back, and it has pretty much all of the features youd expect from a gaming notebook in 2018. Notably, the company has refined the laptops design significantly. Gone are the bulky bezels around the last Blades 14-inch screen....

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Razer unveils a cheaper external GPU case, the 299 ‘Core X‘

Razers latest stab at an external GPU case, the 299 Core X, is its most interesting one yet. Like the companys earlier models, its a way for you to bring the power of a desktop video card to ultraportable laptops. It just does so for much less th...

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Oculus brings Boggle to VR because... why not?

Hasbro isnt wasting much time bringing its board games to Oculus Rooms. As promised, you can now play Boggle in Facebooks social VR space, letting you play the classic word-finding game with up to four pals using Oculus Go or Gear VR headsets. It...

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Trump‘s iPhone use reportedly ignores ‘inconvenient‘ security advice

Tonight Politico reports that the President is using mobile devices in ways that could increase his risk of being hacked. According to senior administration officials Donald Trump relies on at least two iPhones -- one to make phone calls and one fo...

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Sony‘s smaller, cheaper Digital Paper tablet reaches the US

Was your heart aflutter when you heard that Sony was releasing a smaller version of its Digital Paper E Ink tablet? If you live in the US, you can satisfy your hearts desire... well, almost. Sony has started pre-orders for the 10.3-inch model (the...

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Comcast is now selling mesh WiFi ‘pods‘ to its internet customers

Its been about a year since Comcast started revamping its Xfinity home internet services under the xFi brand. As part of the changes the company has been making, it started testing a simple way to build an in-home mesh network. After partnering with...

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What‘s on TV: ‘The Matrix‘ 4K, Michelle Wolf and ‘Detroit: Become Human‘

This week the NBA and NHL playoffs get ready to jump to their final rounds, but the big release is an old one: The Matrix in 4K on Ultra HD Blu-ray. Netflix drops in WHCD comedian Michelle Wolf with a new weekly show Sunday morning, after releasing a...

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Amazon is in talks to resurrect ‘The Expanse‘

Just because Syfy dropped The Expanse doesnt mean the cult sci-fi hit has met its end. Sources talking to Deadline, Variety and Hollywood Reporter have all claimed that Amazon is in discussions to resurrect The Expanse for a fourth season. Neither...

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Intel details fourth Spectre-style CPU security flaw

Intel said it was scrambling to find more Spectre-like processor security flaws, and unfortunately it just found one. The company (along with Google and Microsoft) has disclosed a fourth exploit (simply titled Variant 4) that once again uses specula...

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Drug could prevent memory loss in deep space astronauts

Cosmic radiation is one of the greatest threats to astronauts embarking on deep space missions, not the least of which is the effect on the brain: it could hinder your memory and destroy vital synapses. Thankfully, you might only need to take some pi...

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Google Maps can replace the dull arrow with 3D car icons

Google doesnt just want to reserve Maps navigation icons for special occasions. If youre using iOS, you can now replace Google Maps drab blue arrow with a 3D car. You can even choose a vehicle that more closely reflects what youre driving, whet...

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Tesla and Consumer Reports continue feud following Model 3 review

Tesla and Consumer Reports have a sordid history of squabbling over car reviews, and thats not about to stop just because the Model 3 is on the road. CR has stopped short of recommending the Model 3 following a handful of complaints, most notably br...

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Official ‘Fortnite‘ tournaments will offer 100 million in prizes

When Epic Games revealed its first, albeit limited-time, Fortnite ranked play mode last week, it promised more details on competitive play would arrive soon. We now know a little more on Fortnites future in the professional ranks -- Epic is pumping...

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Sonos bundles offer audio options for home theater, vinyl and more

As we head towards Sonos home theater event on June 6th, the company has just revealed new speaker bundles that will help you save on a Sonos-based home sound system.

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Oculus‘ privacy center now shows you what data is being collected

Last month, Oculus announced updates to its privacy policies, likely to comply with GDPR, which goes into effect this Friday. Ahead of that deadline, a new feature is available today for users worldwide: My Privacy Center is a dashboard showing what...

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China‘s Netflix equivalent just opened its first cinema

Chinas Netflix-like service, iQiyi, wants to bring on-demand movies to real-life movie theaters. The company just opened its first brick and mortar cinema to show online movies in an offline environment, complete with complete with popcorn, fancy se...

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NASA will create coldest place in the universe to study quantum physics

Its hard to study quantum behavior on Earth. You can amplify the effects of quantum mechanics by zapping groups of specific atoms (Bose-Einstein condensates) with lasers that drop their temperature to near absolute zero, but that only works for fra...

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Lyft may be getting into the electric scooter game

Lyft seems to be eyeing a move into the electric scooter craze -- the company is considering applying for a permit to run a service in San Francisco, The Information reported, and its in the early stages of working on prototypes. Some companies like...

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Google faces lawsuit in the UK over Safari data collection

Way back in 2012, Google agreed to pay 22.5 million to settle FTC charges over the companys use of tracking cookies in the Safari browser. Now the company is being sued in the UK for the same issue, according to a report in The Guardian.

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iPhone painting app Procreate Pocket gets a major overhaul

Developer Savage Interactive is making it it easier to create art and craft detailed sketches on the iPhone with a major update to Procreate Pocket. The developer completely overhauled the app, rewriting all of the code and rolling in Silica M, the s...

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Microsoft turns SharePoint into the simplest VR creation tool yet

Microsoft is sticking with its pragmatic approach to VR with SharePoint spaces, a new addition to its collaboration platform that lets you quickly build and view Mixed Reality experiences. Its a lot like how PowerPoint made it easy for anyone to cre...

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Progressive groups want FTC to split Facebook into multiple companies

Today, Axios reports that progressive groups will launch an advertising offensive aimed squarely at Facebook. Their mission? To convince the FTC to break up the company. They also want users on competing social networks to be able to communicate with...

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Netflix inks multi-year production agreement with the Obamas

The 44th President and First Lady are getting into the entertainment business. According to an announcement by Netflixs Twitter account Monday morning, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce fi...

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