Author Archives: Brittany A. Roston


Twitter eases character limit restriction in reply tweets

Twitter eases character limit restriction in reply tweets

The very limited nature of tweets is part of Twitter's appeal, but at times the 140-character restriction can get in the way of expressing a full thought. To help solve that latter problem without opening the floodgates to long tweets, Twitter is adjusting how reply tweets count their characters, making it possible to produce longer replies without technically boosting the character limit.

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Telegram debuts voice calls, uses emoji codes to verify security

Telegram debuts voice calls, uses emoji codes to verify security

Messaging app Telegram may not be as popular as competitors WhatsApp and Messenger, but it is working hard to stay caught up with all the latest and greatest features. Chief among its latest efforts is the introduction of voice calls, enabling users to call each other over WiFi or mobile data for free. With this voice call functionality comes a new security verification feature, as well: emojis codes.

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SpaceX recycled Falcon 9 rocket will be launched tomorrow

SpaceX recycled Falcon 9 rocket will be launched tomorrow

Tomorrow, March 30th, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center. Such a launch, in and of itself, wouldn't be unusual for the company. What makes this particular launch interesting is what it represents: the potential ability to recycle rockets, another way to keep costs down and launch rates up. While the entire rocket wasn't previously used, the first stage component has already seen action.

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Domino’s will start delivering pizzas with robots in Europe

Domino’s will start delivering pizzas with robots in Europe

Domino's, the same pizza company that has embraced drones, will soon start delivering some pizzas in Europe using delivery robots. The machines were created by Starship Technologies, a company based out of London that has developed a self-driving robot with six wheels. The deliveries will be limited to some cities in the Netherlands and Germany to start with; whether they'll expand to cover more regions in the future is unclear.

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Adidas ALL DAY fitness app takes athletes through a full day

Adidas ALL DAY fitness app takes athletes through a full day

Adidas has introduced its new ALL DAY fitness app designed to motivate athletes and fitness enthusiasts throughout the entire day, staying relevant morning through night. The app focuses on four core categories that Adidas says drives performance and wellbeing among athletes: Movement, Nutrition, Mindset, and Rest. When the app launches, it'll include things like workouts from well-known trainers, diet tips from chefs, and more.

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Ford recalls nearly half a million cars over door latches and fire risk

Ford recalls nearly half a million cars over door latches and fire risk

Ford has announced a pair of recalls that collectively span 440,000 vehicles in North America. Of the two recalls, one affects 211,000 cars and concerns possibly faulty side door latches; the other recall covers about 230,000 vehicles that are at risk of fires under the hood. Though the automaker has had more than two dozen reports of such fires, there aren't any known injuries resulting from these incidents.

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Facebook Live 360 livestreaming video arrives for everyone

Facebook Live 360 livestreaming video arrives for everyone

First launched on a restricted basis back in December, Facebook has now made its 360-degree livestreaming video available to anyone and everyone. The general availability of the product comes alongside support for several additional camera models, including Samsung's newly unveiled Gear 360 camera and some other well-known models. The product works the same as Facebook's ordinary livestreaming video service, only with the addition of 360-degrees.

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Yi 4K+ Action Camera now available, offers 60fps UHD recording

Yi 4K+ Action Camera now available, offers 60fps UHD recording

Chinese company Yi Technology has announced the availability of its Yi 4K+ action camera, its first action cam model to offer 4K video recording at a relatively high 60fps. The company makes pretty big claims about its camera, including that it offers better detail and sharpness than any other competing action camera available. This is an update to the company's previously launched Yi 4K Action Camera.

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PlayStation Plus April 2017 games: ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ and more

PlayStation Plus April 2017 games: ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ and more

It's that time of the month: Sony has detailed the upcoming free games that will be made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers in the month of April. The games, as we've come to expect, span the three big Sony consoles: the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the PS Vita. A total of six games will be released this time around, including two for the PS4 and the notable fan-favorite title 'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.'

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Google Calendar launches for iPad

Google Calendar launches for iPad

Google has announced the launch of Google Calendar for iPad, giving users the ability to access and manage their Google Calendar and related tasks from the comfort of their Apple slate. Those who use Google Calendar with any sort of regularity will recognize it instantly -- all the features are there, including the machine intelligence-powered features for setting goals and scheduling new appointments.

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Microsoft Excel gets co-authoring, OneNote improves ink math assistant

Microsoft Excel gets co-authoring, OneNote improves ink math assistant

Microsoft has announced some new changes arriving in Office 360, including a co-authoring feature inbound for Excel. The feature has gone live for Office Insiders Fast; it is likewise already available for Excel users on the Web, Windows Mobile, Android, and iOS. Mac users still have to wait for the feature, but Microsoft says it'll have that function available eventually. This new feature is joined by updates to OneNote and more.

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Congress votes away Internet privacy regulations in favor of ISPs

Congress votes away Internet privacy regulations in favor of ISPs

Following the Senate's lead, the House has just voted to end Internet privacy regulations that would have required Internet service providers to get permission before selling a customer's Internet data. The resolution will go into effect if Trump signs it; following the vote, the White House issued a statement saying the president's advisors will recommend doing so.

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