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Twitter says it will judge verified users’ offline behavior

Friday  20:04,   17 november 2017
The Verge

Twitter’s announcement yesterday that it would begin removing verification badges from some accounts had an immediate impact, as the company stripped the blue checkmark from a handful of accounts associated with the far right. B ut the announcement, [...]

YouTube TV app arrives for newer Samsung smart TVs

Friday  20:04,   17 november 2017
Engadget

YouTube TV arrived in April of this year, making it Google's de facto live television[...]

Canon finally made a retro mirrorless camera... flash drive

Friday  20:04,   17 november 2017
The Verge

Canon may be the leader in DSLRs, but it’s dearly behind Sony and Fuji when it comes to small, portable, and exciting mirrorless cameras. For years, all we’ve wanted is for Canon to mine its heritage for a cool, retro design and offer a compact[...]

Google Maps' new look adapts to how you travel

Friday  20:03,   17 november 2017
Engadget

Google Maps may be a cornerstone of navigation for many people, but its visual presentation can occasionally leave something to be desired. Why would you care about gas stations when you're taking the subway? To that end, Google is giving Maps a[...]

Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities

Friday  15:36,   17 november 2017
TechCrunch

Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into "time well spent", and now its giving social media stars a powerful tool to foster communities around their creations. Today Facebook launches Facebook Creator, offering[...]

FCC paves way for 4K over-the-air TV broadcasting

Friday  10:20,   17 november 2017
Engadget

4K films and TV shows have been relegated to streaming services and on-demand media, but the FCC just paved the way for television broadcasters to show programming in the ultra high resolution. Communication and tech companies have spent[...]

Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from mobile web

Friday  09:37,   17 november 2017
TechCrunch

Instagram really wants the developing world on Stories.They won't be able to use Instagram's augmented reality masks or doodling, but starting today mobile web users can post to Instagram Stories. Previously, mobile web users could only view [...]

Apple Releases iOS 11.1.2 Update: What Features Are Included?

Friday  09:36,   17 november 2017
Forbes

Apple has released iOS 11.1.2. Here is a breakdown of what is included in the iOS 11.1.2 update.Today Apple released iOS 11.1.2 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple did not release any iOS 11.1.2 betas to developers or the public before it was [...]

Vimeo can stream videos in 8K and HDR

Friday  06:21,   17 november 2017
Engadget

A few streaming services have supported colorful high dynamic range video and ultra-high resolutions for a while, but Vimeo is making up for lost time in grand style. Conventional video is still available, of course, and you can download[...]

Google updates Assistant with new features and languages

Friday  05:20,   17 november 2017
The Verge

Google has announced a bunch of new updates coming to Assistant today that should make it possible for developers to make more functional applications that better integrate with your Google Assistant devices. One of the biggest additions is [...]

WhatsApp is testing a way to send voice messages without that dumb button

Thursday  19:21,   16 november 2017
MSN

WhatsApp rolled out push-to-talk voice messages back in 2013, but the Facebook subsidiary has done little to improve the feature since then – until now. Here is how it will work: once you start recording a voice message, WhatsApp will[...]

2018 iPad Pro To Come With A11X Bionic Chip

Thursday  15:38,   16 november 2017
International Business Times

The 2018 installment of the iPad Pro series is reportedly arriving with an improved iPhone X processor.On Wednesday, Chinese website MyDrivers revealed that Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro models will feature octa-core processors that are actually based[...]

Exclusive: Prescient messages about Indian companies circulate in WhatsApp groups

Thursday  15:37,   16 november 2017
Reuters

Reuters has documented at least 12 cases of prescient messages about major Indian companies, including Dr. Reddy's, being posted in private WhatsApp groups. Two of the messages appeared in the transcripts of six groups reviewed by Reuters,[...]

Twitter begins axing 'verified' badge from offensive accounts

Thursday  12:37,   16 november 2017
CNET

The social network removes the blue check mark for white nationalists Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler and promises more reviews are to come.Twitter has long offered the badge to authenticate accounts that are of interest to the public. Such[...]

Meet the world's most powerful supercomputers

Thursday  10:20,   16 november 2017
Popular Science

This is how these machines work, and why they're important. But while the ranking is a timely who’s who of brawny computers—and right now, China dominates the list, with 202 of the top 500—its publication is also a good time to ask:[...]