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Facebook Testing Tools to Help People Lock Down Profile Photos

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:59
Facebook begins testing new tools in India to give privacy-conscious individuals more control over who can download and share their profile photos.

Ford Scrapped Mexico Plant, But Focus Production Moving to China

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:58
In the process the company will save $1 billion and really annoy President Trump.

Mars Orbiter Snaps Fresh Photo of Curiosity Exploring Mars

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:58
Curiosity may be as big as a car, but this photo reminds us just how much of Mars there is to explore.

Imagination Decides to Sell Itself After Losing Apple's Business

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:58
After losing Apple as a customer for its PowerVR chips, the company's board decided a sale of the entire company was the best way forward. But who will buy them?

GE Plans World's Largest Laser-Powered 3D Printer

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:24
The Atlas printer is designed to churn out parts up to one meter long, including entire engine blocks for automobiles.

Snapchat Now Lets You Spy on Friends' Locations

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:59
The new Snap Map has a 'ghost mode' that lets you browse a map of your friends' locations without sharing your own.

Sega Forever Brings Classic Games to Mobile for Free

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:59
Sega launches five games on mobile: Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star II, Kid Chameleon, and Comix Zone. Best of all: they're all free.

Feds: Russia Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:59
In dueling hearings today about Russia's election hacks, DHS and FBI officials briefed the Senate while former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson appeared before the House.

Virgin Mobile Goes iPhone-Only, Offers Year of Service for $1

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:58
Anyone who buys an iPhone from Virgin Mobile by July 31 will get 12 months of unlimited talk, text, and data for $1, as well as several other perks.

eBay Will Price Match Amazon, Walmart for Some Items

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:57
This offer is only available for new, unopened items on the eBay Deals page.

Airbus Gives Racer High-Speed Helicopter Wings

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:57
Wings means traveling at speeds of up to 400km/h while retaining all the features that make a helicopter uniquely useful.

Google Removes 2 Malicious Play Store Android Apps

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:57
Collectively, these two apps — dubbed 'Magic browser' and 'Noise Detector' — had been installed from Google Play more than 60,000 times.

Limited Edition ThinkPad Planned for 25th Anniversary

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:57
Lenovo will release a special ThinkPad laptop with "throwback features" to celebrate the 25th anniversary in October. Butterfly keyboard, anyone?

Twitch Signs Exclusive eSports Deal With Blizzard

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:57
The deal sees Twitch gain exclusive streaming rights to more than 20 Blizzard eSports events over the next two years. Twitch Prime members get special loot and deals.

AMD's Epyc 7000 Server Chips Will Soon Invade Data Centers

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:44
An Epyc server can contain up to 4TB of memory and 128 lanes of PCIe, making it a worthy Intel Xeon competitor.

Jaguar Land Rover Uses Gorillaz App to Recruit Coders

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:47
Hoping to attract more talented coders to the auto industry, Jaguar Land Rover is adding code breaking puzzles to the app of the virtual band Gorillaz.

Uber Adds In-App Tipping

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:47
The oft-requested feature is one of several intended to appease drivers. It'll also save riders from fumbling with their wallets.

Instagram Now Lets You Share Live Video Replays

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:42
Once your live broadcast ends, you'll see an option at the bottom of the screen labeled 'Share.' Tap that to add a replay of your live video to Instagram Stories for 24 hours.

Watch Out, Subscription Boxes: Amazon Prime Wardrobe Is Here

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:42
A new beta service from the online retailer will let Prime members fill a box with clothes and accessories and return the items they don't want for free.

Microsoft Rolls Out Dictation Plugin for Office

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:42
Microsoft's Cognitive Services AI platform powers the Dictate plugin, currently in beta and offering translation and dictation for Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook.

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