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Why you need a better handle on the WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram apps

Wednesday  06:35,   15 august 2018
cnet

You might not really understand how encrypted messaging works, and you're not alone.It's OK. You have[...]
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Twitter is purging accounts that were trying to evade prior suspensions

Wednesday  06:15,   15 august 2018
techcrunch

Twitter announced this afternoon it will begin booting accounts off its service from those who have tried to evade their account suspension. The company says the new wave of suspensions will hit this week and will continue in the weeks[...]

Xbox One's translucent Phantom Black controller arrives September 11th

Wednesday  05:45,   15 august 2018
engadget

A pair of new Xbox One controllers is on the way next month, including the nifty-looking Phantom Black Special Edition. It has a translucent black finish on the top of the controller that transitions to champagne gold at the bottom. The inputs are[...]

Verizon’s 5G home internet launch will come with free YouTube TV or Apple TV 4K

Wednesday  05:25,   15 august 2018
msn

And a fourth launch city is announced.The announcement today confirms a previous rumor late last month; customers who sign up to Verizon’s 5G home internet service can choose to receive a free subscription to YouTube TV or an Apple TV 4K device (but [...]

Instagram Hacked: Hundreds of User Accounts Hijacked

Wednesday  05:15,   15 august 2018
newsweek

Instagram users are flooding the company's Twitter account with requests for help.Frustrated Instagrammers are messaging the official Twitter account to ask for assistance. Each case appears to show the same type of attack, with email[...]

Google's redesigned Voice app is better at juggling your calls

Tuesday  20:15,   14 august 2018
engadget

Google recently addedVoice to its enterprise G Suite, and the revamped app has now arrived for iOS users. As suggested by the redesigned icon (which strongly resembles the Hangouts Dialer icon), its main job is to give users calling features via[...]

Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it undervalued company

Tuesday  20:15,   14 august 2018
reuters

<p>A group of founders, executives and early employees of popular dating app Tinder on Tuesday sued IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC.O), claiming the parent company deliberately undervalued Tinder to avoid paying them billions of dollars.</p>The[...]

New Apple patent hints that Siri could offer multiuser support

Tuesday  20:15,   14 august 2018
msn

The focus is on making Siri more accurateThe goal of the patent is to allow a device to identify different users, whether that be through a username and password, recognizing specific commands, or biometric voice print. Then the device would be able [...]

Nvidia unveils new GPU architecture for computer graphics rendering

Tuesday  20:00,   14 august 2018
zdnet

The Turing Architecture combines ray-tracing and AI inference for a new kind of hybrid rendering.The Turing architecture combines dedicated hardware acceleration of four core elements: AI, ray tracing, programmable shading and simulation. It[...]

Supermassive Black Hole Discovered in a Tiny Galaxy

Tuesday  16:10,   14 august 2018
newsweek

The galaxy belongs to a recently discovered, rare and unusual class of stellar systems known as ultracompact dwarfs.The galaxy, called Fornax UCD3, belongs to a recently discovered, rare and unusual class of stellar systems known as[...]

Messenger Kids rolls out passphrases so kids can initiate friend requests themselves

Tuesday  16:10,   14 august 2018
techcrunch

Facebook is making it easier for kids to add their friends on its under-13 chat app, Messenger Kids.&nbsp;Parents can opt to use this feature, which is not on by[...]

Huawei Mate 20 COMING October 2018

Tuesday  16:10,   14 august 2018
knowyourmobile

Huawei's Mate 20 is coming in October with the new Kirin 980 processorThe Huawei Mate series has consistently been somewhat more impressive than the Huawei P series, despite sharing a lot of the same features, the Mate has regularly knocked it[...]

NASA’s sun-kissing spacecraft will go 250 times faster than a bullet when it hits its stride

Tuesday  09:35,   14 august 2018
popsci

The Parker Solar Probe is finally on its way.&nbsp;Long before dawn on Sunday, the Delta IV Heavy rocket stood ready again. This is the second most powerful rocket in operation, bested only by SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy. This time, as the engineers[...]

Twitter Lite is now available in 21 more countries

Tuesday  09:15,   14 august 2018
engadget

Many of us want to engage with the rest of the global society, whether we live in major cities with blazing fast mobile connections or areas where data is prohibitively expensive or slow.&nbsp;Since launching Lite last year, Twitter has[...]

Musk says he's working with Goldman Sachs and Silver Lake on taking Tesla private

Tuesday  09:05,   14 august 2018
cnbc

In a tweet, Elon Musk says he is working with Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs as financial advisors, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen &amp; Katz and Munger, Tolles &amp; Olson as legal advisors on potentially taking Tesla private. Musk says his[...]