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Snapchat’s Viral Garbage Machine Strikes Again

Snapchat filters—love’em or hate’em, about once a year one goes viral, floods your timeline, and you think to yourself, “Oh yeah, Snapchat still exists.” Read More >>

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Game of Thrones Ends its Watch With Plastic Water Bottle in Plain Sight

After eight seasons of watching Game of Thrones, last night’s series finale left many thirsting for resolution. Including some cast members. Read More >>

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Google’s Working on a Translation AI That Uses Your Own Voice

The worst part about visiting somewhere you don’t speak the local tongue is that sinking feeling as you squint at a phrasebook, open your mouth, and prepare yourself to totally butcher the language. If that’s your nightmare, good news. Google is working on an AI that can actually speak in another language using your own voice. Read More >>

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Everything You Need to Know About Elon Musk’s Satellite Launch on Wednesday

Elon Musk is a busy guy, and the latest project on his plate involves launching 60 satellites into space. The launch is part of his company SpaceX’s Starlink plan—an ambitious attempt to bring high-speed, low-latency internet to anyone in the world. Read More >>

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Adobe Warns Using Old Creative Cloud Apps Might Get You in Trouble With the Copyright Cops

Last week, Adobe said that older versions of Creative Cloud apps – including Photoshop and Lightroom – would no longer be available to subscribers. This week, some users are getting messages from Adobe warning they could be at “risk of potential claims of infringement by third parties” should they continue to use outdated versions of their apps. Read More >>

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What’s Really Going on With These Amazon and Google Gadget ‘Experiments’?

This glorious Monday comes with two interesting titbits for gadget lovers. First off, Amazon reportedly hasn’t ruled out launching another smartphone despite the debacle of its first attempt, the Fire Phone. Second, a CNET interview with Google’s Pixel team lead Mario Queiroz reveals the company is experimenting with foldable phones. Exciting, right? Read More >>

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This Is the Fitness Smartwatch You Should Buy

If you’re serious about starting or maintaining an exercise routine, fitness trackers and smartwatches are a great way for both beginners and veteran athletes to track progress and stay motivated. Still, there are a tonne of options out there with different features and advantages, so which one should you choose? Read More >>

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Netflix Is Finally Opening Up With Lists of Its Most Popular Shows

Netflix is notorious for not giving a single shit about ratings. It does not report viewership numbers to investors, entertainment reporters, Hollywood or fans – a fact that can be especially frustrating when popular shows seemingly get cancelled out of the blue. But in a step toward transparency, Netflix has published a series of top 10 lists for the most-watched content in the United Kingdom, according to a Variety report. Read More >>

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Nest, as You Knew It, Is No More

There was a lot of news at Google’s I/O developer conference this year, but when it came to the smart home, one thing stuck out. Nest, which Google bought back in 2014 for $3.2 billion (£2.5 billion), has been fully absorbed and rebranded as Google Nest. Read More >>

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Google’s Now Letting Users Pay for Android Apps With Cash

While credit and debit cards are rampant in the UK and the United States, it’s not necessarily the case in other countries where cash is still king. At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, the tech giant announced it’s adding more payment methods to its Google Play store, including cash and bank transfers. Read More >>

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Firefox Fixes Borked Extensions for Everyone but Legacy Users

If your Firefox add-ons were borked over the weekend, you’re not alone. Late on Friday, many Firefox users found that many extensions were suddenly useless or impossible to install after Mozilla pushed out an update to version 66.0.4 of its browser. Effectively, it left many users having to figure out their own workarounds to use their ad blockers, password managers, and many other types of extensions. Read More >>

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With Nest Hub Max, Google Added a Camera and Ruined the Best Thing About the Home Hub

Over the past two years, Google’s made a lot of strides when it comes to smart home tech—to the point where the Google Home Hub is our smart display of choice. At this year’s I/O developer conference, it seems like Google’s doubling down with the Nest Hub Max. Read More >>

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Expanded Incognito Mode Keeps Google From Snooping on Even More Parts of Your Life

Google CEO Sundar Pichai isn’t wasting any time at this year’s I/O developer conference. But one breakout feature announced during the keynote is that Google plans to add incognito modes to both search and its Maps app. Read More >>

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Here Are a Load of Rumours About the Next Version of iOS

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, starts up in just a few weeks on 3 June. That makes this time of year ripe for speculation about potential iOS updates, and while some years are pretty quiet, the rumour mill is already running hot for 2019. Read More >>