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WhatsApp Business begins worldwide roll out on Android

WhatsApp Business begins worldwide roll out on Android

Though WhatsApp was first envisioned as a communication app for regular people, its impressive growth over the years has driven businesses to sign up for it too. Having a social media presence is important for a lot of businesses these days, so WhatsApp has decided to facilitate them better by launching an app made specifically for them. Today a new app called WhatsApp Business has launched on Android, and while it's mostly the same WhatsApp we're already familiar with, it comes with a handful of enhancements for business users.

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Comcast Xfinity Mobile BYOD launches for some iPhones

Comcast Xfinity Mobile BYOD launches for some iPhones

Comcast just announced a big change to its Xfinity Mobile MVNO service, which allows its customers to get mobile service through the company via Verizon's network and Comcast WiFi hotspots. Today the company announced that, finally, it allows customers to bring their own device. There's a big limitation with Xfinity Mobile's BYOD service for now, though: it only accepts iPhones.

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Amazon Studios shifts focus with big budget movie plans tipped

Amazon Studios shifts focus with big budget movie plans tipped

Amazon Studios is making some big changes, according to sources who say it will be sacrificing some "cheaper" indie content in order to pursue big-budget movies. Assuming this is true, it represents a big shift of focus for the company, which thus far has concentrated on indie work and "high-brow" content aimed at getting it awards and attention from big talent. Now that it has those things, sources say, Amazon's studio division will be making some original blockbuster movies.

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Google Photos update adds free storage codes

Google Photos update adds free storage codes

This week the folks at Google released a new version of their photos app, Google Photos. Android users will likely be first in the update line for a number of new features, including the most important one: free stuff support. Everyone loves free stuff, and Google knows how everyone loves free stuff, so they've added more free stuff to Google Photos.

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Pokemon has a “legendary year” in store for 2018

Pokemon has a “legendary year” in store for 2018

While we probably can't expect any more mainline Pokemon games on the 3DS, Nintendo isn't finished with the platform just yet. Today The Pokemon Company and Game Freak revealed an exciting promotion that will run through most of 2018. If you were around for Pokemon's 20th Anniversary, you know what this means: We're about to get a bunch of legendary Pokemon for free.

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Amazon’s second headquarters will be built in one of these 20 locations

Amazon’s second headquarters will be built in one of these 20 locations

Last year, Amazon set off something of a frenzy when it revealed plans to build a second headquarters somewhere within North America. Ever since then, cities and local governments across the country have been attempting to woo Amazon to their neck of the woods. Many of those cities are out of the running today, as Amazon has delivered its short list of 20 finalists for its next headquarters.

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After the Bitcoin price crash: Now and tomorrow

After the Bitcoin price crash: Now and tomorrow

Bitcoin took a relatively hard fall over the past several days, but began to rise less than 24 hours ago. Along with the return of the bull attitude the most famous cryptocurrency game a few more ramp-ups followed. That means boosts for Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple too. But how long will this bounce last, and is it a bounce of the dead cat variety?

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Here’s how Intel’s Spectre and Meltdown patch affects server CPUs

Here’s how Intel’s Spectre and Meltdown patch affects server CPUs

Last week, Intel shared initial benchmarks for its Spectre and Meltdown patch for recent consumer-focused Core i7 CPUs. Those benchmarks showed us the average performance hit we could expect when doing various tasks, with some tasks suffering a larger performance drop than others. Looking at the new benchmarks Intel shared today, the same is true on the data center side of things.

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Wish Review (website and app): Buyer Beware

Wish Review (website and app): Buyer Beware

This week we're having a peek at the shopping website and app called Wish (that is, Wish dot com, or Wish.com) for products of all sorts. This site brings heat to the feet of Amazon with a wide variety of products that appear to be extremely well priced and organized extremely well. I must note here that I'm not reviewing any of the products that come from the site and/or app, but the process of visiting the site or app itself - therein lies the rub.

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Nintendo Switch was a big hit during its first holiday season

Nintendo Switch was a big hit during its first holiday season

Nintendo executives have another reason to celebrate this morning, as NPD Group has just delivered hardware sales rankings for the month of December. Continuing a trend that persisted throughout much of 2017, the Switch finished as the top selling console in the US, beating out the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. That is, of course, unsurprising, considering that the Switch is a new console while the Xbox One and PS4 have been around for a while, but the amount of Switch units Nintendo moved in December might come surprise even those who expected it to do well.

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Aston Martin Vanquish spied winter testing

Aston Martin Vanquish spied winter testing

Some new images of the Aston Martin Vanquish have turned up that show the car out testing in the snow. It could well be the only Vanquish to be driven in the snow, as most owners would never commit such a supercar atrocity. The 2019 Vanquish has been spied a few times and is said to differ from the DB11 significantly, especially in the front bumper that offers a more aggressive look.

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Harvard milliDelta robot is incredibly fast

Harvard milliDelta robot is incredibly fast

Researchers at Harvard have been working on a robot that is built using a design inspired by origami and it is incredibly fast. The bot can move at velocities of 0.45 m/s and accelerate at 215 m/s squared. Robots of this sort inspired by origami creations are some of the most useful out there being able to bend and move with potential for use in factories where they could move at speeds humans can't replicate.

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