Facebook testing LOL short video platform targeting teen users

Facebook testing LOL short video platform targeting teen users

Facebook is developing a platform called "LOL" that targets teenagers, according to a new report. The product is said to have been in development for months and revolves around video content, including short clips akin to GIFs. The company is testing the new product with a small number of high school students located in the United States ahead of an eventual public roll out, though the company's exact plans for the product are unclear.

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Amazon worker vests let robots know when to slow down

Amazon worker vests let robots know when to slow down

Amazon has supplied its warehouse workers with safety vests that let nearby robots know when they need to slow down. The wearable was designed by Amazon Robotics and is intended to keep warehouse workers safe when they must enter a space where robots roam. Between sensors in the vests and the robots' obstacle avoidance tech, the machines are better able to avoid collisions.

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Research: 4 new ways browser history can be exposed

Research: 4 new ways browser history can be exposed

A recent study by the University of California, San Diego, showed four new ways to expose Internet users' browsing histories. They also showed the ways in which these histories could and can be used to target internet users with various attacks. Most of these attacks take aim psychologically, targeting the trust users have in details to which they believe only their closest friends and family have access.

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China ‘deadbeat debtors’ app turns citizens into snitches

China ‘deadbeat debtors’ app turns citizens into snitches

Chinese state media has reported that officials in China are set to deploy a new 'deadbeat debtors' app that will enable the public to view which people nearby aren't paying their debts. The new app is part of a program conceived by the Hebei province in North China, where the Higher People's Court intends the app to act as a whistleblower platform for turning in financially wasteful debtors.

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Overwatch Lunar New Year event returns next week for Year of the Pig

Overwatch Lunar New Year event returns next week for Year of the Pig

It's nearly that time of the year: Blizzard has announced that Overwatch's Lunar New Year event will be kicking off soon once again. This will be the event's third year running, and of course, this time around, we're celebrating the Year of the Pig. Details are still pretty slim, but Blizzard has revealed when the event will kick off, which is arugably the most important detail of the bunch.

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Spotify may launch in-car music player with voice control in late 2019

Spotify may launch in-car music player with voice control in late 2019

Spotify plans to release an in-car music player, a new leak claims. This alleged device is expected to make its official debut later this year, bringing the popular music service to vehicles that may have less than adequate infotainment systems. The report claims Spotify users will be able to control the in-car player using voice commands and preset hardware buttons.

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Robotics help 290-million-year-old fossil walk again

Robotics help 290-million-year-old fossil walk again

So you'd like to see a 290-million-year-old creature walk the earth here in the year 2019, would you? You're in luck, because that happened. You're about to see the work of evolutionary biologist John Nyakatura at Humboldt University in Berlin. He teamed up with robotics expert Kamilo Melo at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne to map and recreate the look of an ancient animal by the name of Orabates pabsti.

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Johnson & Johnson will study Apple Watch stroke prevention potential

Johnson & Johnson will study Apple Watch stroke prevention potential

Johnson and Johnson is partnering with Apple to investigate the impact its Apple Watch may have on detecting atrial fibrillation (AFib), as well as the outcomes its may have for these patients, including its potential for helping prevent strokes. The new research study will involve Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which is a J&J Family of Companies member, as well as US-based adults who are at least 65-years-old.

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Verizon will start blocking spam calls for free this year

Verizon will start blocking spam calls for free this year

For a lot of us, spam calls and robocalls have gone from being an occasional annoyance to a frequent problem. Some carriers are attempting to do something about that, and today Verizon is hopping on that train. The company announced today that it will soon make its spam and robocall protection tools free for all of its customers to use (as long as they have a phone that supports these features).

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There’s a cross-platform Power Rangers fighting game coming

There’s a cross-platform Power Rangers fighting game coming

Folks of a certain age are probably intimately familiar with the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. That show spawned a media franchise that's still going strong today, giving us new TV series, movies, toys, and even the handful of video games throughout the years. The next video game to feature the Power Rangers seems like it could potentially be a big one, as it's a cross-platform fighting title.

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This $350,000 handless watch is a sly nod at Apple Watch excess

This $350,000 handless watch is a sly nod at Apple Watch excess

It may look like an Apple Watch, but H. Moser & Cie.'s Swiss Alp Watch Concept Black is something far more unusual - and far more expensive than even Apple's Edition-version of the smartwatch. Handiwork of the legendary Swiss horologist, the minimalistic timepiece not only does away physical hands like the Apple Watch, but it also does away with a screen altogether.

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If iPod touch 7 looks like this, count me in

If iPod touch 7 looks like this, count me in

Apple's next iPad touch was tipped to be appearing later this year with a look related to that of the iPhone X. This device will likely feature Face ID, will have a collection of sensors and such to make it a real gaming and media-playing beast. The only question is - will it be able to make calls, just like Ryan Howard wanted?

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