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Global Gadget News for 24 May 2019

Snapchat employees spied onSnapchat’s claim to fame has always been its privacy feature, automatically deleting so-called ephemeral messages or after a period of time. Ironically, the social network’s biggest criticisms... have also been on its privacy practices. Now former employees are coming out, anonymously, of course, to reveal that the company hasn’t exactly been exercising due diligence in making sure that a special …
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NASA 2024 Moon mission leadThe NASA official meant to lead the 2024 Moon mission has unexpectedly quit the agency, after Congress slapped down plans to create a new mission directorate. Mark Sirangelo only joined the agency a... month and a half ago, but was widely expected to take the helm at a new group focused on NASA’s return to the Moon, the mission that …
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2019 iPhone 11 modelsThe recent drama surrounding Huawei and the ban imposed by the US government has caused some chaos in the Android world. There will probably be no shortage of smartphone users from the other camp that... are feeling relieved that they are far removed from all that. Of course, it’s business as usual in Apple land and even Huawei headlines won’t …
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Google Duo group callingWhile instant messaging and chat is probably still the most popular way to communicate with a group of people, some find it more efficient and practical to actually say what they want face to face.... Group video calls are definitely better when facial expressions and body language are just as important as the words being said or when you need …
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A bombshell Motherboard report reveals that employees across several departments at Snapchat can view user location information, saved Snaps, phone numbers and email address through a tool known as... SnapLion. It's not clear exactly how widespread abus...
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Scientists find simple methodResearchers have published a study just ahead of Memorial Day that reveals a simple, safe way to avoid packing on pounds over the holiday. More than 100 adults participated in the research, which... involved providing a behavioral, rather than dietary, modification for daily life. Those who followed the instructions maintained or lost weight despite the holidays, while the remainder gained …
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MSI's Titan-series laptops can only be described as an Absolute Unit, and with a laptop this beefy, you need a chip that can keep up. That's why the new GT76 Titan is packing an unlocked,... desktop-class Core i9 into its hefty frame.
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Apple releases iOS 12.3.1 andIt's all about small bug fixes in the lead-up to big announcements at WWDC.
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Fortnite login problem hitsSome Fortnite players are currently experiencing issues logging into their game accounts, making it impossible to play the hit battle royale game. Epic Games, the company behind the title, has... acknowledged the reports, stating the problem is currently impacting all platforms on which Fortnite is offered. The company has updated the game’s status to reflect the problem and has been …
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885 Million Records ExposedSeveral million records said to include bank account details, Social Security digits, wire transactions, and other mortgage paperwork, were found publicly accessible on the server of a major U.S.... financial service company.
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Apple has snapped up a company called Tueo Health, which was working on an app to help parents monitor asthma symptoms of their sleeping kids, according to CNBC. The startup's CEO and chief operating... officer switched their employer to Apple on Linked...
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A major selling point for Xbox One is its broad backward compatibility with an array of Xbox and Xbox One games, giving it an enormous library of more than 3,500 titles. When Project xCloud debuts,... it'll be capable of streaming any of those games out...
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The reality of Trump's HuaweiThe reality of Huawei’s uphill struggle is becoming clear, the implications of the US ban on American companies working with the Chinese telecoms firm exposing its dependence on the West – even as... President Trump undermines his own argument for it. What began with Huawei being blocked from using key Android apps, services, and technologies has snowballed into a potentially …
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FDA approves $2.1m geneThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its first approval for a gene therapy treatment targeting young children. The gene therapy is called Zolgensma, and it is designed to treat the rare... genetic disease spinal muscular atrophy in children under the age of two. The FDA’s Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless called the approval a ‘milestone’ for gene therapy. Spinal …
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Facebook won't remove a viral video that purports to show Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nacy Pelosi slurring her words. Instead, according to a Gizmodo report, the social... network will display an article from a third-party fact...
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2019's Call of Duty game hasJust as the sun comes up every day and the snow always melts in spring, there will be a new Call of Duty game this year. You can basically set your clock by Activision’s Call of Duty release... schedule, so the big question in the lead up these reveals is never “if?” but “what?” In the case of 2019’s Call …
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2,300-Year-Old Bark ShieldA one-of-a-kind bark shield dating back to the Iron Age has been unearthed in England. Archaeologists have never seen anything like it, describing the artifact as "lost technology."
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You don't have to wait until June 5th to get your next fix of Black Mirror -- although it might not be what you were expecting. Netflix has announced a trio of Little Black Mirror short promo films... with thematic links to the technology-gone-wrong ser...
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Health officials and CDCOfficials at both the local and state levels consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about putting some people who were potentially infected with measles on the Do Not... Board list, it has been revealed. The discussions aimed to reduce measles exposure to unsuspecting travelers, some of whom may have been vulnerable to the infection. The talks …
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Buried in Edge Magazine's exclusive feature on Playdate, is an interesting revelation. Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg once expressed interest in buying Panic, the developers behind the new handheld,... hand-cranked console. Perhaps even more intriguing, Pa...
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iPhone 11 feature leaksThe future of the iPhone is in flux, with predictions of some features appearing while others fade away. According to a report published today, we won’t see 5G in an iPhone in 2019, but we WILL see... said feature in 2020. That means another year of waiting – maybe. It might also be that 5G changes the game for every …
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It's Been One Year Since GDPRIs the world any more private today than it was a year ago?
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The Kia Niro EV is relentlessly sensible

Engadget - 24 May 2019 21:10
The EV market is growing. More people are realizing that the majority of their drives don't stray far from the cities or towns they live in. While a robust charging infrastructure still isn't in place... (unless you own a Tesla), topping up the batt...
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Inside the Transformers 35thThis week the folks at Hasbro sent out a number of sizeable cardboard boxes to the media. These boxes contained large arrangements of toys – Transformers toys. It’s the 35th anniversary of the... original release of Transformers into our collective conscious – and it’s apparently time to celebrate. This celebration is connected to the hashtag #morethanmeetstheeye, because of course it …
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Things just keep getting worse for Huawei. The company was barred from being a member of the SD Association, the trade group responsible for standardizing SD and microSD cards. The change in status... means that Huawei will no longer be able to offer of...
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