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The hopes and headaches of Snapchat’s glasses

snapchat-spectacles Snapchat is the only company cool enough to possibly dismantle the Google Glass stigma. Awkward, useless, and a threat to privacy are how many think of computers you wear on your face. Can Snapchat show off the masterful marketing and smooth execution required to produce a product that won’t die on stores shelves or in a desk drawer? To quickly recount the basics, a video of… Read More
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Josh Constine

September 24th

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Snapchat joints the Bluetooth SIG, fueling hardware speculation

snapchatshades Snapchat has given observers another reason to suspect it might be working on hardware – the social network company joined the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) according to the Financial Times. The SIG industry association maintains the Bluetooth wireless standard, and membership is a necessary prerequisite for companies that want to employ Bluetooth in any hardware devices.… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 5th

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It only took two days for Adblock Plus to stop Facebook’s new ads

Facebook vs Adblock Plus
Two days. That's how long it took for Adblock Plus to start blocking ads on Facebook again after the social media giant found a way to bypass ad blockers. As long as you're running the most recent version of Adblock Plus, you shouldn't see ads any longer when you load up the News Feed in your browser.

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  1. New leaked photos show the iPhone 7 Plus in Space Black
  2. This brand new Pokemon Go map tracker actually works
  3. How to fix the bug in the latest Pokemon Go update that’s driving players insane

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Jacob Siegal

August 11th

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One in three UK web users has tried to cut down on digital distractions

Cuddling with multiple devices There are signs that a growing number of Brits are feeling overwhelmed by the neverending demands of digital technology, with many web users attempting to reset the balance between their online and offline lives by taking a temporary break from connected devices. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

August 4th

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Inside Facebook’s new “Area 404” hardware lab

fb-area-404 This is where Facebook will prototype its solar drones, Internet-beaming lasers, VR headsets, and next-gen servers. The problem with moving faster than most companies is that Facebook was plagued by delays whenever it had to outsource prototyping and testing of its gadgets and gizmos. With so much hardware on its 10-year roadmap, and quarter after quarter of profits stacking up, it made sense… Read More

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Josh Constine

August 3rd

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Mobile

Facebook might bring the worst thing about television to Facebook Live streams

Facebook Live Video Ads
It's been nearly five years since the last time I paid for cable, and commercials are one of the main reasons I've stayed away. Unfortunately, commercials have followed me wherever I've gone — Hulu, YouTube, Twitch — and now, Facebook has confirmed to Ad Age that it's beginning to test video ads in live broadcasts.

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  1. Ultimate Pokemon Go cheat lets you walk anywhere in the game without moving an inch
  2. Brand new leaked iPhone 7 photos remind us why iPhone 7 photos leak
  3. Brand new Pokemon Go hack helps you locate Pokestops and gyms

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Jacob Siegal

August 2nd

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How to find out if your social media accounts have been compromised

Has My Facebook Account Been Hacked
When it comes to the internet, there are few things more frightening than finding out that one of your social media accounts has been compromised. Our Facebook accounts in particular are home to countless private details and conversations, which is exactly why we should be diligent about checking the status of our accounts on a regular basis, even if there are no signs of tampering.

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  1. Pokemon Go: Google Maps hack makes it easier than ever to find Pokemon
  2. This free app will help you find any Pokemon in Pokemon Go
  3. Working Galaxy Note 7 captured on video for the first time ever

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Jacob Siegal

July 21st

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Sen. Al Franken questions Niantic over Poképrivacy policy

franken-AP Always with his finger on the pulse, Senator Al Franken today sent an official request to Niantic asking about particulars of the Pokémon Go privacy policy. “I am concerned about the extent to which Niantic may be unnecessarily collecting, using, and sharing a wide range of users’ personal information without their appropriate consent,” the letter reads. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 12th

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Mobile

Former Facebook employee compares the social media giant to North Korea

What It's Like to Work at Facebook

Ever wondered what it's really like to work at Facebook?

You probably think of the paycheck, the perks and the brilliant coworkers who will work alongside you, but with his new book "Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley," former product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez (fired after working with the company for two years) wants to let everyone know that looks can be deceiving.

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Jacob Siegal

July 1st

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Twitch makes cheering exchange rate clear: one penny per bit for streamers

Twitch Feature Twitch announced Monday that users would soon be able to “cheer” their favorite streamers — in the form of expendable emoji purchasable with real-world money. Details were rather scarce so I pressed them — and then, almost certainly unrelated to that, the company provided more details. (It’s a penny per bit.) Read More

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Devin Coldewey

June 29th

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