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Facebook alerts 14M to privacy bug that changed status composer to public

Friday  11:31,   08 june 2018
techcrunch

Facebook has another privacy screwup on its hands. Facebook's Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan wrote to TechCrunch in a statement: “We recently found a bug that automatically suggested posting publicly when some people were creating their[...]

Essential rolls out Android P Beta, despite sale rumors

Thursday  15:30,   07 june 2018
engadget

Bloomberg recently reported that Andy Rubin's Essential is in a big enough trouble that the Android founder is considering giving it up for sale . The company didn't confirm if there's truth to that, but it doesn't look like it's letting any[...]

Facebook announces first original news shows, with partners

Thursday  15:30,   07 june 2018
afprelaxnews

Facebook on Wednesday announced its first original news shows for the social network, joining other online platforms producing <g class="gr_ gr_12 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins doubleReplace[...]

The LG Q Stylus is the bigger, pen-equipped sibling to LG’s midrange Q7 smartphone

Thursday  15:30,   07 june 2018
theverge

LG updated its Q series of midrange smartphones last month with the Q7 lineup, and now it’s announcing the Q7’s bigger, stylus-equipped sibling, the Q Stylus.&nbsp;The Q Stylus is essentially the midrange Galaxy Note to the Q7’s Galaxy S, if you [...]

Steam Store will accept anything that's not 'illegal' or 'trolling'

Thursday  11:06,   07 june 2018
engadget

In efforts to police content on Steam, Valve suddenly changed its policy in mid-May and cracked down on on certain visual novels, giving them a week or two to change their content or be removed from the store.&nbsp;The company will take almost a [...]

Android P Beta 2 includes 157 new emoji and has gender-neutral options

Thursday  11:06,   07 june 2018
theverge

Today, Google announced a new beta for its upcoming Android P release that shows the new emoji updates coming later this year, including new items like a skateboard and lobster, support for redheads, and a gender-neutral option for the family and[...]

Instagram plans to launch Snapchat Discover-style video hub

Thursday  11:06,   07 june 2018
techcrunch

Instagram is preparing to unveil a home for longer-form video -- a YouTube competitor and its take on Snapchat Discover.&nbsp;The public shouldn't expect Netflix Originals or HBO-level quality. This is not "InstaGame Of Thrones".  Instead, the[...]

Scientists Offer New Idea on Outer Solar System Puzzle

Thursday  11:06,   07 june 2018
newsweek

The collective gravity of lots of little objects might add up to a powerful force.But one key piece of the outer solar system puzzle doesn't need a ninth planet to make the numbers work, according to research presented at the annual conference of[...]

This tiny ruggedized 4G smartphone has a fingerprint scanner and works underwater

Wednesday  15:28,   06 june 2018
theverge

Sooner or later, everyone dreams of buying a tiny and/or minimalist smartphone.&nbsp;The Atom is made by the same team that brought you the Jelly; another tiny phone with Android Nougat and a 2.45-inch display which was released on Kickstarter[...]

Six apps, services, and features Apple copied for iOS 12

Wednesday  15:27,   06 june 2018
theverge

Most of us look forward to Apple events. We’re curious to see what new features will be introduced, regardless of whether we’ll ever actually use them.&nbsp;Having your service or software copied is an occupational hazard for any developer, but[...]

Sony’s RX100 VI adds a long zoom lens to the best compact camera

Wednesday  11:28,   06 june 2018
theverge

Sony’s RX100 series cameras have been some of the best point-and-shoots you can get over the past few years.&nbsp;The previous model had a 24-70mm equivalent lens, which didn’t take you much farther than the human eye. This new model reaches[...]

Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence

Wednesday  11:27,   06 june 2018
nytimes

The company, Huawei, is one of at least four Chinese electronics businesses that have struck information-sharing agreements with the social network.The agreements, which date to at least 2010, gave private access to some user data to Huawei, a[...]

Instagram reportedly tinkering with longer-form video posts

Wednesday  11:27,   06 june 2018
cnet

The Facebook-owned app may allow video posts up to an hour long, says The Wall Street Journal.The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing app is readying a new feature that will let users post long-form video, The Wall Street Journal reported[...]

Firefox has a new side-by-side tab feature for multitaskers

Wednesday  11:27,   06 june 2018
engadget

Firefox is jazzing things up with a couple of new test features that should embolden multitaskers and those who like to tinker with aesthetics. Side View lets you view a pair of tabs side-by-side without needing to open a new browser window. Once[...]

Intel promises more powerful, longer-running PCs at Computex

Tuesday  15:57,   05 june 2018
cnet

A look at new CPUs, multiscreen PC prototypes and laptop screens that use less power.One important theme of Intel's announcements is that PCs, especially laptops, are still by far the most-used platform for creation and productivity. Bryant says,[...]