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Facebook anti-revenge porn system: send yourself nude photos

Facebook anti-revenge porn system: send yourself nude photos

The fake news problem that has plagued social networking services like Facebook and Twitter definitely has severe impact on a global scale. But the social media problem christened “revenge porn” is perhaps even more devastating as it happens on a deeply personal level. Tech companies, as well as authorities, have been thinking of ways to curb the problem, because simply telling teens, or even grownups, not to do something is totally ineffective. Facebook has come up with perhaps the most curious technology-based solution of all, which involves sending yourself your own nude photos on Facebook Messenger.

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Make comics and manga right on your phone and tablet

Make comics and manga right on your phone and tablet

Inktober has come and gone but you don’t have to wait another year to get your creative juices flowing. Creating art, or even just learning it, is a year-round endeavor of a lifetime. And thanks to the magic of modern technology, you can immediately get started on that journey with nothing but your smartphone or tablet and your dreams. So if you’re a budding comics or manga creator or are curious whether you have what it takes to be one, get out your Android or iOS device and start right here and now with these apps, most of which you might not have even heard of before.

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Reserve with Google bookings are now open to more businesses

Reserve with Google bookings are now open to more businesses

When people search for establishments and services on Google, they’re not exactly just idly browsing around like they would Pinterest or Wikipedia. Chances are, they’re actually looking for somewhere to go, that is, if there are slots available. That in itself is a multi-step process that involves making phone calls and potentially lost business. To help businesses bring in more customers, and make Google Search your one stop shop for searching and booking, Google introduced Reserve with Google, which it is now opening up for businesses to join.

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Walmart Mobile Express Returns will make returning items easy

Walmart Mobile Express Returns will make returning items easy

It is terribly easy to buy things online these days. Returning those items for one reason or another, not so much. Trying to corner the market on purchase returns, Walmart is introducing its new Mobile Express Returns programs that might end up making you actually like returning items. Walmart has been trying to outdo Amazon at the retail game, and this is one area where it is confident it has the upper hand because, unlike Amazon, it has actual, physical retail stores spread across the country.

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HEXAD Carryall Duffel is a traveler’s bestfriend

HEXAD Carryall Duffel is a traveler’s bestfriend

Technology has greatly changed how we produce content. No longer burned by large professional equipment, we can now stash our gear alongside our clothes and other possessions when we hit the road. That, however, doesn’t meant that every luggage or bag can rise up to the challenges of safely and conveniently storing our portable but still expensive devices, cameras, and whatnot. That is where the HEXAD Carryall Duffel comes in, offering extra rugged protection for sensitive equipment but also has enough room for almost all your things.

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Send money from PayPal to your bank account almost instantly

Send money from PayPal to your bank account almost instantly

PayPal has always tried to make it easier to move money around without actually moving money around. But, despite those conveniences, there are still some processes that are either too involved, impossible, or simply take too long. For example, getting your own money from PayPal into your bank account can take a whole day, which is almost unreasonable when you think about it. Soon however, those in the US will be able to enjoy near instant gratification when they transfer money from PayPal to their bank accounts.

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AmazonFresh Pickup finally opens its doors in Seattle

AmazonFresh Pickup finally opens its doors in Seattle

It's no Amazon physical store, but it's the closest you'll currently get to one. Amazon has finally made its AmazonFresh Pickup service available to the public, but only if you reside in Seattle. While Amazon would still prefer that its users have their fresh groceries delivered directly, the drive-in pickup could help convince those still reluctant customers to embrace the modern age where you won't even have to go out for such menial tasks as buying groceries.

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FYB London handbag totes fingerprint scanner, wireless charging

FYB London handbag totes fingerprint scanner, wireless charging

We've seen our fair share of smart bags, from backpacks to luggages. While those can appeal to users of any gender, there are times when some might want a bag that is so smart it can hide in plain sight.That is, a bag that is both smart and fashionable at the same time. Fortunately for them, someone has also thought of that and has created the FYB London luxury smart handbag just for that very purpose.

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#LiveFree Backpack sings to digital nomads with wireless charging

#LiveFree Backpack sings to digital nomads with wireless charging

Mobile devices have changed not only our lifestyles but has even changed the nature of our work. Some are no longer tether to any desk, office, or even city while others have some amount of freedom to be out and about, as long as they check in from time to time. These road warriors and digital nomads have also created new needs as far as "office equipment" goes. The #LiveFree Backpack by Knomo tries to address as many of those by providing wireless charging, Bluetooth tracking, and tons of pockets for your devices, all in a bag that looks sleek enough for work.

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Google Perspective puts comment trolls on notice

Google Perspective puts comment trolls on notice

Google is putting trolls on notice, announcing a new project dubbed Perspective which aims to take the vitriol out of comment sections online. Co-developed with Jigsaw, Perspective relies on machine learning to act as a constantly improving filter, just as a human admin might, only without the risk of the AI getting offended or overwhelmed along the way. Each comment is assessed for what potential impact that could have on the ongoing conversation.

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Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoe has laces that tighten themselves

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoe has laces that tighten themselves

There was a bunch of memorable stuff in the "Back to the Future" movie franchise. The Flux Capacitor was one of the coolest, but the stuff that I wanted the most was the hoverboard and the self-lacing Nike shoes. We still don’t get to go back in time when we hit 88mph or float around on hoverboards, but starting November 28, we can get a version of McFly's self-lacing shoes called the HyperAdapt 1.0.

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Dronesurfing pulls a surfer around the water

Dronesurfing pulls a surfer around the water

The folks over at Freefly Systems have invented a new sport called Dronesurfing. This isn't an autonomous or robotic surfboard that can be remotely controlled. Dronesurfing uses a flying drone pulling a towrope that a surfer can grab and get pulled around the water on some sort of thin surfboard that looks like a wakeboard.

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