Facebook warns against passively browsing your News Feed

Facebook warns against passively browsing your News Feed

Facebook has once again faced sharp criticism over the potential negative effects social media can have on someone's life, but this time it is back with more than a simple statement. The company has warned that passively browsing your News Feed could have a negative effect on your mood, citing research the found passive activities may lead to feeling bad whereas active participation -- such as leaving comments on friends' posts -- may be beneficial.

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Deezer SongCatcher is like Shazam, but better

Deezer SongCatcher is like Shazam, but better

Earlier this week, Apple announced its intention to acquire Shazam. As some of you already know, Shazam is an app that allows you to identify songs you hear on the radio and in commercials by having it listen to the content in question. It seems like a pretty safe bet that we'll see Apple integrate Shazam into Siri and Apple Music, but today, Deezer is beating it to the punch.

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The Last Jedi: 10 easter eggs you may have missed in Star Wars VIII

The Last Jedi: 10 easter eggs you may have missed in Star Wars VIII

We've got a collection of 10 easter eggs from Star Wars: The Last Jedi for you today on premiere day for the movie. These items may be considered SPOILERS - so beware of what you're getting into before you get too deep. If you've not yet seen the movie, TURN BACK NOW. The first easter egg won't be too important, just so you have more time to turn back if you've not yet seen The Last Jedi.

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Tesla blamed for solar sales slide

Tesla blamed for solar sales slide

Home solar installations are down considerably in the US this year, according to a new report, marking the first decrease in years. The information comes from GTM Research's US Solar Market Insight Executive Summary Q4 2017 report, which reveals that Q3 2017 saw a 51-percent year-on-year decrease in residential solar installations, a huge reversal of last year's record numbers.

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Xbox One X gets a tempting PUBG deal

Xbox One X gets a tempting PUBG deal

That PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is doing well on Xbox One isn't really much of a shock. The game has become one of the most successful PC games of all time, so to hear Microsoft announce today that it has attracted more than 1 million players in its first 48 hours is just par for the course. It's impressive, no doubt, but it's to be expected given PUBG's meteoric rise in popularity on PC.

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Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

The Apple Watch may soon tell swimmers where to go using radionavigation technology to pinpoint their location. This technology was patented this week by Apple in a document called "Radionavigation for swimmers." This might well be the first use for a smartwatch - any smartwatch - that's unique to a wearable device. Just a hint of this technology was revealed during the first presentation of the Apple Watch Series 2 by Apple back in September of 2016.

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Facebook Snooze lands in time to avoid Star Wars spoilers

Facebook Snooze lands in time to avoid Star Wars spoilers

This is a big weekend for Star Wars fans. The Last Jedi launches in the US today, which means that the race is now on for those who would rather not be spoiled. Those fans need to see the movie as quickly as possible or risk running into spoilers on the internet, which are unsurprisingly everywhere. What if you can't see the new movie right away, though? A new feature being rolled out by Facebook could help with that.

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Pixel camera will soon see through unwanted objects

Pixel camera will soon see through unwanted objects

Today Google is one step closer to allowing Pixel phone cameras to see through solid objects. Not hard walls, and not necessarily every single object in the world - but some of the most common objects, like photobombing fingers, and chain-link fences. Google spoke about this functionality at their developer conference Google IO in May of 2017, and have been working on this tech with MIT since 2015 - or likely well before.

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Folding Microsoft Surface outed in new patent drawings

Folding Microsoft Surface outed in new patent drawings

For years now, rumors about foldable tablets and smartphones have been periodically springing up. Two of the companies that are usually at the heart of these rumors are Samsung and, more recently, Microsoft. We're getting new reason to believe that Microsoft is working on some foldable devices of its own, and it revolves around a new patent filing that has just been discovered.

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This limited artist edition Galaxy Note has Tiger Style

This limited artist edition Galaxy Note has Tiger Style

This week the folks at Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8 X 99 Avant Limited Edition. This version of the device was revealed as a limited edition of 99 units, making this one of, if not the rarest Galaxy Note in the world. This version of the device comes with its own unique icons, wallpapers, a subscription to a service with additional on-device artwork, a limited edition art print, and a case designed by artist Han-Seung-Woo.

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AOL Instant Messenger is officially dead

AOL Instant Messenger is officially dead

After more than 20 years, AOL Instant Messenger is officially dead. We've known this day was coming for some time now - AOL originally announced its plans to shut down AIM back in October, but now the day has come. As of this morning, AIM has been shut down for good, so hopefully you got one last chat session in before it went dark.

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Renault debuts limited-edition Star Wars Zoe cars

Renault debuts limited-edition Star Wars Zoe cars

Renault has announced that it has some cool limited-edition Zoe EVs that it will be launching next spring. The limited-edition cars are Zoe Star Wars editions and pre-orders are going right now. The car has special Star Wars stickers on the outside that features the Millennium Falcon on the hood, roof, and trunk.

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