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Facebook has a new look come spot the differences

Facebook‘s mobile apps are getting a new look, though blink and you might miss it. The most obvious change is coming to comments, which now look a lot more like a conversation in your average messaging app rather than than a series of posts. This falls in line with Facebook‘s recent desktop tests, where it displays comment threads a bit more like group chats. The idea is to make comments a bit more readable and make it easier to see w

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Instagram becomes more like Facebook with threaded comments

Instagram is introducing a simply but significant feature today: Comment threads. Just like Facebook, you can now reply to individual comments; previously, you could only make a general comment under a picture. To start or participate in a thread, simply tap the reply button under individual messages. The feature should make it possible to actually have multiple organized conversations under an image, and will be particularly useful for popular p

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US Government demands details about all visitors to an anti-Trump site

Web-hosting company Dreamhost revealed this week that it was locked in a legal battle with the US Department of Justice over a protest site - and the DoJ wants all the information it can get on the site‘s visitors - all 1.3 million of them. The DoJ served Dreamhost with the warrant in July, but Dreamhost wrote a blog post about the suit yesterday, titled ‘We Fight for the Users‘ (I like anyone who can throw in an apropos Tron re

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Five ways blockchain tech is going to rock the music and movie industries

If you‘re like any of the 50 million premium users streaming music on Spotify, or the 94 million users watching video content on Netflix, or Apple Music‘s 27 million paying listeners, then you probably put a high premium on your ability to consume multimedia content on your digital devices. Wide adoption of these technologies was only a pipe dream two decades ago, although there had already been early adopters of cutting edge tech eve

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Apple doesn‘t want you to set your own brightness in iOS 11

It seems there are still a few small surprises in store for Apple‘s iOS 11, and not all of them good: the latest developer beta of the OS makes it a pain to manually set brightness. Previously, you could toggle automatic brightness on and off right from the Display Brightness section of Settings you know, where it should be. Now the option is buried all the way under GeneralAccessibilityDisplay Accommodations, where pretty much no-one wil

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Google Allo is now available for desktop but who cares?

Google is at long last making good on its promise to bring its messaging app Allo to desktop and the roll-out has already been set in motion. Earlier today the search engine giant launched the web-based version of its Assistant-powered messenger, which you can now access straight from your browser using this link. To load the desktop version, users will have to open Allo on their phone and scan the QR code displayed on the web page. The web-base

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Soooo, there‘s now a ‘water bottle designed for Women in Tech‘

Women in tech have to contend with a lot of awful bullshit on a day-to-day basis. From creepy guys and their unwanted sexual advances, to rampant bullying and harassment, the world of STEM can be a really hostile place. But one issue doesn‘t get talked about enough - the issue of hydration. After all, constantly shrugging off being asked if you‘re the receptionist, or being quizzed by some dude on how well you really know C++, is thir

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4 Key Rules Your Content Team Should Know To Drive Leads And Sales

It was a light bulb moment for me a few days ago. I was just sitting by myself when I swiftly realized there are actually some rules that help high performing content teams drive great results these days. (Although, it wasn‘t entirely a surprise - as I‘ve spent a few years in the content marketing space.) Many of these teams single-handedly achieve groundbreaking ROIs for their employers. They‘re often the reason we see stories

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Pokemon Go players are furiously protesting Niantic‘s new exclusive raids

The Pokemon Go community on Reddit has unanimously cried out against Niantic‘s plans to make raids an invite-only activity in the next version of the popular game. Yesterday, the game maker revealed in an official blog post that, following an upcoming update, trainers will get the opportunity to capture the newly added legendary creature, Mewtwo. But there is one drawback: The only way you could catch the Pokemon is to get invited to an exc

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Secure 2TBs of cloud storage space for life - for under 50

Rather than undertaking the arduous process of determining whether to keep or toss each individual item, go the simple route and just push it all to the cloud with 2TBs of Zoolz Cloud Storage space.Right now, you can get that space for life for just 49.99 (over 90 percent off) from TNW Deals.

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Watch out for these 3 things when marketing an ICO

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are a fascinating new beast within the startup world. These novel fundraising vehicles are part tech, part finance, and while offering huge profits, also invite a great deal of potential fraud. In their nascent stage, some quick-fire fortunes will likely lead to significant legal problems when it comes to marketing, PR and promotion. Investor Relations (IR) professionals have been watching the landscape activity with

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Using the smiley face emoji at work makes coworkers think you‘re dumb

It has been scientifically proven that the more you smile the more people like you, but it turns out this this pattern might not necessarily translate all that well in the language of emoji. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam, the University of Haifa and the Ben-Gurion University in Israel have discovered that using smiley face emoticons in formal business communication could be causing your colleagues and customers to doubt your brains

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What it‘s like to be a private investigator in the internet age

Today, the1940s Hollywood versionof the fedora-wearing, cigarette-smoking,down-on-his-luck private dickchasing down a femme fatale has gone the way of Blockbuster and other old-timey industries and professions. Same for the investigative work ofSherlock Holmes,the Hardy BoysandMagnum P.I.In fact, the lone-wolf private eye has more or less been replaced by corporate investigation services that are mostly concerned with running employee background

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This site helps you find the perfect Emoji domain name (with one caveat)

Emoji is the language of now. And as is the case with languages, it‘s bursting forward, making its mark on almost everything. You can now even buy web addresses that consist of an emoji, followed with a traditional top-level domain (TLD). One site that plans to make it easier to find your emoji domain name is .to (orxn--f28h.to if you‘re on Chrome or Opera, as both browsers have issues displaying emoji in the address bar). .to display

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Intel CEO‘s departure makes Dell the last tech company in Trump‘s council

Following the tragic events in Charlottesville this weekend, a string of high-profile chief executives including Intel CEO Brian Krzanich have decided to resign from President Trump‘s advisory council, The Guardian reports. Pharmaceutical titan Merck and sports apparel retailer Under Armour have also elected to depart Trump‘s manufacturing board. Interestingly, with Intel out of the picture, Dell is now the only tech company left in

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Hit the Programming Bootcamp and unlock the power of Java coding - for under 40

You can knock out all your Java programming questions and concerns with one massive course bundle - the Complete Java Programming Bootcamp, on sale right now for 39 (over 90 percent off) from TNW Deals.

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Why driverless car tech is ruining your driving skills

(Bloomberg) - If your car can hit the brakes in an emergency and check your blind spots, will that make you a worse driver? Increasingly, automakers are worrying it may. Driver-assist technology that keeps cars in their lanes, maintains a safe distance from other vehicles, warns of unseen traffic and slams the brakes to avoid rear-end crashes are rapidly spreading from luxury cars to everyday Hondas,Nissansand Chevys. But these automated aids aim

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3 potentially criminal pitfalls of ICO marketing you should definitely avoid

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are a fascinating new beast within the startup world. These novel fundraising vehicles are part tech, part finance, and while offering huge profits, also invite a great deal of potential fraud. In their nascent stage, some quick-fire fortunes will likely lead to significant legal problems when it comes to marketing, PR and promotion. Investor Relations (IR) professionals have been watching the landscape activity with

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Here‘s how to keep your Instagram creeping on the low

Is your Instagram search history embarrassing? Of course it is. So to avoid one of your friends getting a hold of your phone and finding out who you‘ve been creeping on follow these instructions. Search History Clearing your history erases all previous searches in your search bar. But it doesn‘t affect your search recommendations. Meaning, that an account you want to hide could still pop up in searchresults. To clear your history: Go

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Real talk: how community-driven apps can help you combat your anxiety

Chances are, approximately one out of ten of you reading this sentence have or are currently experiencing some form of an anxiety disorder. As defined by the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety is a disorder where anxiousness doesn‘t go away, eventually growing to affect school, work, and personal relationships. It‘s a crippling disease and one that should not be taken lightly. What makes anxiety so challenging to diagnose is

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LinkedIn loses legal right to protect user data from AI scraping

A Judge today ruled that an analytics company has the right to scrape data from LinkedIn (LI). HiQ, the data gatherer, has been processing publicly available data from LI and using it to train AI models, until May when LI demanded they stop. Scraping is a data-gathering process that pulls relevant information from websites. LinkedIn, a Microsoft owned company, issued a formal letter asking HiQ to stop scraping the site because doing so violated i

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Nintendo now lets you pick your own Switch color combo

Nintendo just launched new options for online Switch customers, allowing them to customize the color of their Joy-Con and accompanying straps - up to a point. The page is on Nintendo‘s Japanese store, and hence is in Japanese. I apologize for any translation errors - I‘m relying on Google for the information. Each of the Joy-Con and straps come in the color of your specification, as long as it‘s a color the company has already p

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Facebook brings its Marketplace to 17 European countries

Facebook‘s Marketplace has become one of the biggest competitors to Craigslist in the US since it launched last year. Unfortunately, it‘s only been available in a handful of countries so far. That‘s now changing. The company today announced it‘s rolling out Marketplace to 17 more countries across Europe: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherland

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Apple just changed the App Store logo for the first time in years

Goodbye pencil/ruler/paintbrush, hello popsicle sticks. Apple today released it‘s sixth developer beta for iOS 11 about a week ahead of expectations. The update includes new icons for Maps and the App Store, new AirPod animations, as well as other cosmetic changes. It also features bug-fixes and performance upgrades as well. De zesde beta van iOS 11 brengt nieuwe icoontjes voor de App Store-, Kaarten- en Klok-app https://t.co/vvHT64icmS pic

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