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Global Technology News for 19 Aug 2018

'Forza Horizon 2' leaves theWe hope you weren't thinking of scoring Forza Horizon 2 on the cheap now that Horizon 4 is almost here. Turn 10 and Microsoft are removing the open-world arcade racer and its add-ons from the Xbox... Games Store on September 30th. You can still play i...
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In this parody video from creator Luke Garmon that's been making its rounds amongst the photography community, Garmon portrays a caricature of someone we've all undoubtedly crossed paths with at one... point or another: that one friend who's in love with photography, but can't stop chasing one trend after another.
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Investigating Earth's earliestGraduate student Kelsey Moore uses genetic and fossil evidence to study the first stages of evolution on our planet.
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Days after a 61-year-old man suffered a shark bite in Massachusetts, the beach on Cape Cod where the attack occurred was "closed" off to swimmers for the foreseeable future "due to continued shark... activity," the town announced Friday.
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It's not uncommon for scientists to use Amazon's Mechanical Turk for research -- they can quickly gather survey data in return for a small outlay to participants. Academics are quickly discovering the... limits of the task service with the modern bot-ha...
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Strong, deep undersea quakeA deep, undersea earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 has struck Fiji and small tsunami waves have been observed but no damage reported
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If you're browsing Netflix for a new show to watch, don't bother looking for reviews on the platform to see if a title is worth your time. The streaming service is done purging user reviews -- a... decade's worth of comments praising and excoriating sho...
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Welcome back to TechCrunch Mixtape, the podcast where Megan Rose Dickey and I, Henry Oliver Pickavet, talk about some of the stories of the week that we feel like talking about. This week it was dogs,... working out and mac and cheese. BarkBox creators Bark and Co. decided that Nashville, Tenn., needed a place for […]
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SMS Connect will allow you toIf you're a fan of Skype, then we have some good news for you. Microsoft is working on a new Skype feature called SMS Connect, which will allow you to use Skype to send and receive text messages on... your PC, provided you have an Android phone. A desktop app is currently in the testing […] The post SMS Connect will allow you to use Skype to text from your PC appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Department of Justice asksThe Department of Justice and Facebook are embroiled in a legal dispute over the future of Messenger's privacy policies. The government is demanding it decrypt Messaenger to allow for wiretapping of... criminal suspects. Facebook is refusing to do so citing fears that such a move could be easily abused. The post Department of Justice asks judge to force Facebook to decrypt Messenger appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Despite past efforts, Facebook hasn't avoided federal-level trouble over allegations it enabled discriminatory housing ads. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has officially filed a... complaint against Facebook, accusing the social network...
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Get over $4,300 worth ofCompTIA is the gold standard of globally-recognized IT certifications. For $59 you can get expertly prepared to cruise 12 certification exams.
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See Hasbro make its firstExclusive: Tommy the White Ranger kicks off Hasbro's Lightning Collection, a premium line of Power Rangers figures.
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Harry Potter wand teachesA magic wand designed to teach children how to code has been revealed.
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Walmart: What If You Could GoRetail giant Walmart has apparently concluded that the experience of visiting its massive retail stores can be kind of unpleasant and appears to be working on technology that would, uh, simulate a... flashy version of that experience from the comfort of your couch.
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Slip an unlocked Halo GrayOne of the best prices we've seen. We've seen deals on the Essential Phone in the past, and while this isn't quite as good as Prime Day pricing, it's still a heck of a deal. Right now you can get the... phone in Halo Gray (the best color) for just $279.99. It comes with 128GB of internal storage, a dual camera system on the back, and it's powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor. You can also add the exclusive Essential 360 camera. Essential has already released the Android Pie update for the device as well, so you'll be able to install that as soon as you receive yours! See at Amazon ...
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See the Sony PlayStation 4 ProIt's translucent, it's got a 2TB hard drive and it's a limited edition run of 50,000 consoles.
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Nvidia 'more than happy toAfter Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the intention to use an in-house Autopilot chip, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang responded to an analyst's question. Huang said if the Tesla chip doesn't work out, he'd be... "more than happy to help." The post Nvidia ‘more than happy to help’ if Tesla self-driving chip doesn’t work out appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Trump tweets that social mediaThe president accuses social media of "closing down the opinions" of conservatives.
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I love these stories from the "Age of Discovery" when it seemed that scientists, amateur or otherwise, were discovering things we now take for granted almost every day.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Skype previews texting feature for PCs

Engadget - 19 Aug 2018 00:04
Skype has given Insiders on Android a sneak peek of an upcoming feature called "SMS Connect." Windows Blog Italia has spotted an option in the latest version of Skype Preview's settings that would... allow you to send and receive texts using Skype on Ma...
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