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Facebook announces News Feed interface changes, new features for Camera

Facebook today has announced a host of updates for both mobile and desktop users. Most notably, the company is making changes to how users go about navigating the News Feed on desktop and mobile, while the Camera functionality is also gaining a handful of new features.

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Chance Miller

August 15th

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Watch a Galaxy S5 fall 1,000 feet from a plane and land safely

Galaxy S5 drops from plane

I've managed to shatter the display on my iPhone 6 twice in the past year after miraculously having never cracked a phone screen before in my life. I dropped it from my pocket on the sidewalk the first time, and the second time it fell off of a nightstand. Discovering how fragile my phone can be makes watching the following video all the more frustrating, as a Galaxy S5 survives a 1,000 foot drop.

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Jacob Siegal

August 15th

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Android manufacturers are already working out how to copy the iPhone 8’s best feature

iPhone 8 vs. Android

Compared to previous iPhones, the iPhone 8 will have a variety of brand new features, including a bigger screen at the expense of the home button, wireless charging, and a sophisticated 3D facial recognition system. Of those, the latter is going to be even better and more secure than what’s available on competing smartphones like the Galaxy S8, because Apple will do facial recognition differently. However, you can already expect some of next year’s top Android handsets to copy the iPhone 8 in this regard.

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Chris Smith

August 15th

Apple

Mobile

This is how internet companies raise prices by $50 without anyone noticing

Cox data caps

We hear a lot about deceptive billing practices and bad customer service in the cable industry, but it's not often we get to see such a carefully masterminded scheme to increase prices without anyone really noticing.

Over the last few months, Cox has pushed a one-terabyte data cap to customers in the majority of states it serves, including Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Arizona, Louisiana, Nevada, and Oklahoma. Now, just a couple months after bumping customers from an unlimited service to one that's metered, Cox is introducing a "new" unlimited broadband add-on, which costs $50 on top of the basic plan.

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Chris Mills

August 15th

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Google’s Allo chat app now available on your computer, but you’re still not going to use it

Google Allo for web

Weeks after closing the book on Google Talk -- better known as Gchat -- for good, Google is bringing a new chat application to the web. On Tuesday, Google chat app launched Allo for web on Chrome, but if you want to use it, you're going to need a mobile device to pair with it first.

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Jacob Siegal

August 15th

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Uber just got absolutely nailed by the FTC, agrees to audits for the next 20 years

uber ftc

Everyone new startup dreams of being the next Uber, but for the company itself the road has hardly been easy. The company grew incredibly rapidly but regularly trips over its own feet, and when it comes to government watchdogs, missteps tend to have some pretty serious consequences. Now, Uber has accepted a Federal Trade Commission ruling that will force the company to revamp its privacy protocols and upgrade its customer data handling procedures, while also being audited regularly for the next 20 years.

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Mike Wehner

August 15th

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Intel teases upcoming 10nm+ Ice Lake processor series for 2018/2019

Intel today has announced early details of its future Ice Lake series of processors. Ice Lake is a successor to Intel’s Coffee Lake processors, which will be officially unveiled next week.

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Chance Miller

August 15th

Apple

Mac

Walmart’s Vudu video service coming to Apple TV

Walmart’s Vudu video streaming and download service is set to debut on Apple TV later this month as the company officially plans to launch an app for the platform, Variety reports.

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Jordan Kahn

August 15th

Apple

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Uber engineer at center of lawsuit wanted to ‘call out Elon on his s**t,’ court docs show

uber waymo tesla

If you thought the incredible Silicon Valley drama between Google-owned Waymo and ride-hailing giant Uber couldn't get any more juicy, you were wrong. Now, thanks to court filings related to the case, it seems Tesla founder and CEO was the subject of some conversations between former Waymo head Anthony Levandowski and Uber's Travis Kalanick. Specifically, Levandowski wanted to go on the offensive, and call out Musk "on his shit."

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Mike Wehner

August 15th

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Apple Pay expands to several more banks across the US, Russia, and China

New banks and credit unions across the US, UK, Australia, Russia, and China have joined Apple’s list of participating partners as part of the second expansion of Apple Pay this month. Check out the latest Apple Pay banks below:

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Zac Hall

August 15th

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