Technology

Samsung shares results of Galaxy Note7 investigation

Samsung on Monday held a press conference to share results of its investigation into Note 7 fires that forced the South Korean firm to temporarily recall and eventually permanently discontinue its supposed iPhone killer. For starters, the original battery made by Samsung SDI was irregularly sized and had a flaw in the upper right corner that could cause a short circuit. A third-party battery made by Amperex Technology was used in replacement Note 7 units, but …

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How to generate your best nine Instagram photos of 2016

If you’re an avid Instagram user, you’ve probably seen your friends post their “best nine” Instagram photos of the year. If you’re wanting to generate your own (presumably less liked) best nine, just head over to 2016BestNine.com, enter your Instagram user name, and see which pictures got the most love this year. The site also tells you how many cumulative …

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Amazon Music Unlimited launches for $9.99 a month

Amazon today announced its long-rumored music streaming service to better compete with the likes of Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Tidal and others. The service is called Amazon Music Unlimited and starts at $9.99 per month for individual accounts or $14.99 per month for a family of six, which is the standard pricing offered by Apple Music and others. …

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Instagram launches ‘Stories’ – Snapchat-like disappearing slideshows

Snapchat has Stories and now Instagram announced a similar feature of its own, called—wait for it—Stories. Basically a slideshow format designed for sharing multiple photos and videos, Stories appear on user profiles and, similar to ephemeral messaging services, automatically disappear 24 hours after being posted on the service. This cool new feature will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks …

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Twitter announces it will stop counting ‘media’ and ‘@names’ within 140 character limit

In perhaps the biggest change to its service since its inception, Twitter on Tuesday announced a bunch of changes meant to distance itself from the controversial 140-character-per-tweet rule. As previously rumored, media links generated by attaching photos, animated GIFs, videos, polls, quoted tweets and direct messages—along with @names in replies—will no longer count toward the limit. Other changes include the …

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Gmail, Microsoft, and Yahoo hack exposes millions of login credentials

The usernames and passwords for over 270 million hacked email accounts are being traded on Russia’s black market. One security expert warns that while most of them are Mail.ru accounts for Russia’s most popular email service, tens of millions of them belong to Gmail, Microsoft, and Yahoo Mail users. “It is one of the biggest stashes of stolen credentials to …

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The World’s First 3D Tracker

Anyone that has been trying to lose weight or stay “fit” understands the cruelty of a raw mirror or the painful result of standing on a scale. Studies show there are different and more improved ways to track body fat percentages.  On Thursday, April 14, Naked Lab announced their new release of “the world’s first 3D tracker”, a body scanner …

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