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This QR code backpack is next-level social media

JanSport is dabbling in smart-tech fabric, and they want your backpack to be just as social as you. According to Steve Munn, President of JanSport: ‘A [backpack is a] place to put something to eat, something to drink and something to wear - [that‘s] what‘s most important. Now, it becomes potentially an avenue for social interaction.‘ The backpack is essentially a gigantic QR code. Take a picture of the backpack with your s

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Social media poll finds women want to feel connected, men want to make you jealous

We‘re all in a love/hate relationship with social media. For all the obvious benefits, studies are now showing Facebook and Twitter could actually be detrimental to our well-being. Yet we push on. But what motivates us to share our lives with friends and strangers on social media? Olapic, a leading visual content solution, released the findings of a recent poll aiming to answer that question. Half of the respondents polled use social media

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Review: The OnePlus 5 is the best phone you‘ll find under 500 (and perhaps more)

With the OnePlus 3 and 3T, OnePlus really hit its stride. The company that first marketed its budget-friendly phones as so remarkable to be better than everyone else‘s flagships had toned back some of the hyperbolic language and let its devices speak for themselves. That was the right move. OnePlus buyers tend to be a bit more tech-savvy than the average Android user, as you can‘t just buy the device from a local carrier. The company&

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5 beginners tips for Windows users switching to Mac

There seems to be an unspoken rule for OS users to stay in their lane. You‘re a Mac user or a PC user, full stop. So when you want to make the leap from one to the other - either because you‘re switching teams or you want to try both - there can be a bit of a learning curve. I‘m looking at a desk with both a Mac and a PC on it right this moment. I started out as a Windows user due to a love of PC gaming, and only recently made t

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These are our favorite emoji coming in Unicode 10

Version 10.0 of the Unicode Standard is almost here, which means you can soon send your friends vomiting emoji! Here are a few Emoji 5 sample images: And our favorites are: Hijab: Finally. Breast feeding: Emoji representation matters. Face with monacle: Because sometimes you need to question the questionable. Bearded person: To describe the ten you just saw in Whole Foods. Person in steamy room: If things get too hot in the group chat you can fi

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Facebook‘s Pride reaction should be available to everyone

Facebook is taking some heat for the pride reactions roll-out this month. The social media network added a rainbow reaction to its standard reactions in support of LGBTQ pride month. The problem: in places like Russia, users don‘t have access to the new reactions. This isn‘t the first time Facebook has kept special limited-time reactions to certain areas; it didn‘t offer the Halloween ones everywhere either. Then again not every

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