Author Archives: Adam Westlake


Instagram testing private sharing with favorite friends

Instagram testing private sharing with favorite friends

Instagram may be crushing Snapchat when it comes to number of users, but the photo and video social network still suffers from Facebook's biggest frustration: the algorithmic timeline. It's this "feature" that makes it incredibly difficult for users to keep track of and see all the posts from their closest friends. To remedy this, Instagram is testing a new option that gives users more control through private sharing with specific individuals.

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Windows 10 source code leaked, Microsoft confirms

Windows 10 source code leaked, Microsoft confirms

Microsoft is dealing with a significant Windows 10 security headache this weekend, as the company has confirmed that a portion of the operating system's source code was in fact posted online. Shared on the online repository site BetaArchive earlier this week, Microsoft has said that the code is genuine and comes from the Shared Source Kit, which is shared with the company's trusted partners.

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Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL specs begin to leak

Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL specs begin to leak

With the summer now in full swing, we're getting closer and closer to the expected fall debut of the next generation of Google's Pixel smartphones, tentatively known as the "Pixel 2." We've already heard about how Google was once considering three different sizes for the devices, with the middle-sized model, codenamed "Muskie," getting canned. But now we're getting the first solid leaks on the specs for the "Walleye" and "Taimen" models, or what will become the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, respectively.

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Facebook announces a new video creation app

Facebook announces a new video creation app

It's been clear for some time now that Facebook is betting heavily on video; everything from live streaming to hosting coverage of news and sporting events. But in an effort to really compete with YouTube, the social media behemoth is attempting to lure original video creators with the announcement of a new mobile app that focuses on, well, video creation.

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Tesla looks to begin car manufacturing in China

Tesla looks to begin car manufacturing in China

Tesla is interested in opening a factory in China to begin building its all-electric vehicles in the country, the company revealed this week. But before fans of American manufacturing start getting worried, know that this isn't about Tesla looking for a cheaper workforce or anything like that. Instead the car maker is looking to improve its appeal among buyers by making the vehicles more affordable for the local market.

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Update your Apple Watch with Toy Story faces with latest watchOS beta

Update your Apple Watch with Toy Story faces with latest watchOS beta

If the current look of your Apple Watch's main screen is getting a little stale, and you're already tired of the existing Mickey and Minnie Mouse faces, you'll soon have the option adorning your smartwatch with Toy Story characters. As shown off at this year's WWDC keynote, watchOS 4 will expand on the Disney tie-ins by introducing animated character faces, with options including heroes Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

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SpaceX nails launch & landing of a used rocket for second time

SpaceX nails launch & landing of a used rocket for second time

SpaceX's record of success continues to grow as the space company successfully launched and landed a used Falcon 9 rocket for the second time on Friday. As the second instance of reusing one of its rockets, this marks 12 completed landings out of 17 attempts for SpaceX, and the 7th successful recovery at sea, where the rocket's first stage touches down upright on a floating drone platform.

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GTA 5 mod OpenIV returns after Rockstar softens stance

GTA 5 mod OpenIV returns after Rockstar softens stance

The last week has been a frustrating one for Grand Theft Auto V players, specifically those among the game's PC modding community. Things came to a head earlier this month when Take-Two, GTA 5's publisher, sent a cease and desist letter to the creators of OpenIV, a popular modding tool that enables players to create new items for the single-player mode, as well as access to an enhanced video editor. Following a strong backlash from the community, developer Rockstar has stepped in to get Take-Two to soften their harsh stance against mods.

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Apple’s new Chicago store has a giant MacBook on top

Apple’s new Chicago store has a giant MacBook on top

Apple has a new flagship retail store currently under construction in the city of Chicago, and as you'd expect from the company's other flashy stores from the last few years, it features an impressive, striking design. But new footage from the building process has revealed that the store's roof has its own interesting design element: it strongly resembles a giant MacBook.

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Dual-screen YotaPhone 3 announced in China for 2017 release

Dual-screen YotaPhone 3 announced in China for 2017 release

You may remember back to 2015 when you heard about an odd device called the YotaPhone 2 featuring not one but two full-size screens, with the rear being an E-ink display. Well, the Russian company behind the phone, Yota Devices, has announced it's making a successor called the — wait for it — YotaPhone 3. Unfortunately, this announcement, made at a conference in China this week, was very slim on details.

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GTA 5 publisher shuts down popular fan-made modding tool

GTA 5 publisher shuts down popular fan-made modding tool

Grand Theft Auto V players on PC who enjoy the game's numerous mods were dealt a blow this week when publisher Take-Two Interactive forced one of the most popular fan-made modding tools to shut down. Dubbed OpenIV and in use for almost ten years, its creators say they received a cease and desist order from Take-Two earlier this month, and the tool has now been taken offline.

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Dell’s new laser projector offers a 100-inch 4K HDR display

Dell’s new laser projector offers a 100-inch 4K HDR display

If you dream of owning an 80-inch-plus 4K television but cry out at the idea of spending $10,000 and up, Dell has a new laser projector that might be the perfect solution. Dubbed the Dell Advanced 4K Laser Projector, the device offers a whopping 100-inch 4K display with support for HDR. Add in the fact that it can be placed extremely close to a wall, as long as you have the flat surface space you're ready to go.

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