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Instagram Shopping adds three big features for the holidays

Instagram Shopping adds three big features for the holidays

Instagram has launched new features for the holiday season, including the ability to save a shopping collection, shop for goods through business profiles, and shop from feed videos. This is the latest expansion to Instagram’s Shopping platform, which brings e-commerce to the traditionally photo-centric platform.

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Microsoft Emoji8 uses machine learning to judge emoji imitation

Microsoft Emoji8 uses machine learning to judge emoji imitation

Microsoft has unveiled a fun new app that utilizes its machine learning technology to judge facial expressions imitating emoji. The Emoji8 tool is a sample UWP application, according to Microsoft, that uses a device's webcam to monitor users imitating randomly selected emoji expressions. Emoji8 is provided both through the Windows Store and on GitHub.

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Facebook Messenger unsend feature starts rolling out to some users

Facebook Messenger unsend feature starts rolling out to some users

Facebook's anticipated Messenger "unsend" feature is finally rolling out to users. The feature was promised seven months ago following a report revealing that Facebook had quietly removed some private messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg. The company was quiet about the project until recently; screenshots of the "unsend" option surfaced a few weeks back followed by an update preview last week.

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How does Google Night Sight work?

How does Google Night Sight work?

Today we're taking a peek with Google at their Night Sight feature for the Google Camera app on Pixel phones. The basic concept begins with keeping the Pixel's camera's shutter open longer than normal - allowing more light in on the camera's image sensor. With more light comes more information with which the camera can create a less dark image. That's where Google started - they then brought in the Machine Learning to do some magic.

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Digital Wellbeing out of Beta, version 1.0 APK released

Digital Wellbeing out of Beta, version 1.0 APK released

Today users of Google Pixel and other Android 9 Pie devices (if they're lucky) have the ability to work with Google's Digital Wellbeing app. Before now, users of Google Pixel devices with Android 9 Pie were able to join the Digital Wellbeing Beta. This included all users with said requirements, and did not require that the users be a part of the Android P Beta Program. Now Digital Wellbeing is available for all - with some basic requirements.

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Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It’s basic

Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It’s basic

There's a new wearable app from Spotify this week, one made by the company to work specifically on the Apple Watch. This app works with the controls you might expect - playback controls, switches between devices, playlists, and the like. The bit you might be surprised about, however, is the fact that the app needs to be connected to a secondary device to play music.

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Google’s Squoosh proves web apps are the way of the future

Google’s Squoosh proves web apps are the way of the future

There's a new web app for Chrome called Squoosh this week, made by Google to prove the next generation of web apps are viable. That might seem pretty boring to everyone that's already got their traditional apps already downloaded - but the future is coming. With this app, Developer Advocate Jake Archibald and Drawsplainer Mariko Kosaka show how Javascript in a web browser can make the impossible task of up-scaling a photo quite possible indeed.

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Netflix for iOS updated with support for new iPad Pro tablets

Netflix for iOS updated with support for new iPad Pro tablets

Netflix has pushed out an update for its iOS app that adds support for the newly launched iPad Pro tablets. Early adopters of the two new models have noted that many apps feature large black bars around the window and Netflix's (now former) app was no exception. Upon updating, the app fills the entire iPad Pro display.

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Gboard gets GIF, sticker, and emoji suggestions on Android

Gboard gets GIF, sticker, and emoji suggestions on Android

Google has updated its Gboard mobile keyboard with a new feature: GIF suggestions. These looped video and animation clips have become a popular way to communicate a thought or emotion digitally, but finding the right GIF can be tricky. Google's artificial intelligence technology will help solve that problem by offering relevant options for any conversation.

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Facebook’s latest clone app is Lasso, a rival to TikTok

Facebook’s latest clone app is Lasso, a rival to TikTok

Facebook has no shame when it comes to ripping-off features from the latest social media apps that threaten its dominance, and another example has arrived. The company has just released the app Lasso for iOS and Android, and it's obviously designed to offer the same functionality as TikTok, a video app that's become increasingly popular among teens.

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Google talks Multi-Display for multiple devices

Google talks Multi-Display for multiple devices

Google's new Foldables category for Android devices doesn't end with smartphones. Foldables is just the hardware category - they've begun calling out features that'll spread beyond the Samsung Galaxy F* foldable phone, too. One of three speakers at this week's Android Dev Summit speaking about how Foldables will work was Andrii Kulian, Engineer for Android Frameworks at Google. Also in the mix were Google Engineer Adrian Roos and Samsung Engineering Director Jisun Park.

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Byte rises from the ashes of Vine

Byte rises from the ashes of Vine

It's been more than two years since Twitter decided to shut down Vine, and in the time since then, fans of the looping video service have been on something of an emotional rollercoaster ride. At first, it was merely rumors that Twitter was looking for buyer, but those never ended up panning out. Then, Vine creator Dom Hofmann started teasing a successor to Vine, and that's where things got interesting.

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