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WhatsApp Bids Adieu to BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone 8.0

Sun, 2017-12-31 21:04
'These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future,' WhatsApp explained.
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Report: No 64GB Switch Cartridges for Developers Until 2019

Sun, 2017-12-31 21:04
32GB will remain the limit throughout 2018 meaning Switch owners could end up downloading more data or waiting longer for game releases.
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Cougar Surpassion Gaming Mouse Includes Embedded LCD Screen

Sun, 2017-12-31 21:04
This gaming mouse has an impressive list of features for its $50 price tag.
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Energous WattUp Wirelessly Charges Gadgets 3 Feet Away

Sun, 2017-12-31 21:04
FCC certification received for this radio frequency charging system that requires no contact and allows multiple gadgets to be charged at once from distance.
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Library of Congress to End Wide-Ranging Twitter Archiving

Sun, 2017-12-31 21:04
The library has been collecting the public tweets to help preserve the history of US social media.
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Most People in the US Still Don't Use Wearables

Sun, 2017-12-31 21:04
Although interest in fitness trackers is diminishing, smartwatches are showing signs of growth.
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Did You Chat With Alexa on Christmas? You're Not Alone

Sun, 2017-12-31 03:07
On Dec. 25, the Alexa app was the No. 1 downloaded app on the App Store and Google Play.
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Nintendo Power Relaunches as Official Podcast

Sun, 2017-12-31 03:07
The podcast host is Chris Slate, former editor-in-chief of Nintendo Power magazine.
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Amazon's Lump of Coal for Music Uploaders (and Ways Around It)

Fri, 2017-12-29 18:46
Amazon is ending its music locker service, making it harder to play your own MP3s on Echo speakers and other Alexa devices. Here's how to cope.
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Transformers Games Disappear From Steam, PlayStation Store

Fri, 2017-12-29 18:46
Activision pulls all its Transformers games as well as The Legend of Korra from sale without warning.
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Redbox Secures Same-Day Kiosk Rentals From Universal

Fri, 2017-12-29 18:46
Rentals will now be available the same day as Blu-ray/DVD retail releases and Redbox on Demand gets them for streaming, too.
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OnePlus 5 to Get OnePlus 5T's Face Unlock Feature

Fri, 2017-12-29 18:46
Worry not, owners of the slightly-older OnePlus 5; you, too, will soon be able to unlock your smartphone by looking at it.
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Nvidia Is Done Releasing Drivers for 32-Bit Operating Systems

Thu, 2017-12-28 23:13
If you're one of the few still holding on to your 32-bit version of Windows, and you're a gamer, it's time to upgrade.
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Sorry, New Switch Owners: Nintendo's eShop is Offline

Thu, 2017-12-28 23:13
Here's hoping you got some game cards in addition to your brand-new Nintendo Switch for the holidays, as Nintendo's eShop is completely offline.
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You Can Now Pre-Register for 'HQ' on Android

Thu, 2017-12-28 23:13
The (very) popular daily trivia game should launch on the Google Play Store before the end of the month.
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Watch Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan Sit in Front of a Fireplace... for Hours

Thu, 2017-12-28 23:13
Kick off the holiday season by watching Blizzard's take on a Yule log stream.
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iPhone X Owners Can't Approve Kids' Purchases With Face ID

Thu, 2017-12-28 23:13
With Apple's "Ask to Buy" feature, you can use Touch ID to let your kid make a digital purchase, but you'll have to type in your full Apple ID password if you're using an iPhone X.
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With Tweaks, Edward Snowden's 'Haven' App Helps Track Intruders

Thu, 2017-12-28 23:13
It's not a foolproof way to prevent someone from stealing your stuff out of your hotel room, but the Haven app can give you a little more peace of mind—if you set it up right.
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How to See if You Followed Russian Propaganda on Facebook

Thu, 2017-12-28 04:58
Facebook's new tool will quickly show you whether you liked or followed pages linked to Russian groups that used the social network to spread political propaganda.
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Taking the Range Rover Velar's Dual Touch Screens for a Spin

Thu, 2017-12-28 04:58
Infotainment system's seamless design and animated graphics sets a new—but potentially distracting—standard.
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