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Walmart Pickup Tower deployment expands

Walmart Pickup Tower deployment expands

This week the folks at Walmart announced the arrival of a whole bunch more "high-tech pickup towers" at a number of stores across the United States. These giant towers appeared at just under 200 Walmart stores in the past year. Now the store is aiming to expand the program to "more than 500" stores by the end of this year. You might see this massive machine at your Walmart soon... very soon.

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Stop downloading (most) security apps

Stop downloading (most) security apps

Today ESET researchers showed us how most popular security apps are scams. That's a harsh reality - but it's real. The vast majority of highly-downloaded, downloaded en masse apps made for "security" aren't providing security at all. What they're providing instead is a whole lot of advertisements and what ESET describes as "pseudo-security." It's a real mess.

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Delete your apps, what’s left?

Delete your apps, what’s left?

If you deleted every one of your phone's apps, what would be left of your life? Would you still have a job? Would your friends still speak with you? How about your family - would you still be able to communicate? Could you find a way to show everyone what you're doing every day - or would you even want to?

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This Facebook mess proves simple logins should die

This Facebook mess proves simple logins should die

Over the past several weeks, developers have been in a tizzy. They've been getting more error messages than they can handle, all because of one company's omnipotence. Facebook's developers suddenly realized they cant responsibly handle all the data they've been harvesting, so they've hit some rather important off-switches. The result isn't pretty.

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iPhone’s future could include gesture controls and curved OLED

iPhone’s future could include gesture controls and curved OLED

You've probably noticed by now, but a lot of today's flagship phones have very similar feature lists and specification sheets. As a result, many manufacturers are looking for ways to make their phones stand out from the crowd. This isn't limited to just the realm of Android, either, as Apple is said to be considering two big features for future iPhones that could help differentiate them in an increasingly crowded market.

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A Fortnite Mobile message from your teacher

A Fortnite Mobile message from your teacher

If your teacher goes by the name Mr Hillman and you're a big fan of Fortnite mobile, you're in trouble. At least, you're in a cheeky bit of trouble. The trouble you're in has to do with a certain Mr Hillman's intrepid moves toward messing with his students - students that seem to be more than a little bit addicted to playing Fortnite mobile at the least appropriate times of the day.

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Fortnite mobile details: Android and PC players

Fortnite mobile details: Android and PC players

Fortnite became available for all players on iOS this week - that means iPhone and iPad alike. But Android remains in development, and there's been no public word on when, exactly, it'll be released. We can, however, take a peek at the timelines of each other platform's release and find a rather sensible timeframe in which the game might well be released - for Android, that is to say.

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PUBG Mobile: Bots, Mice, and Keyboards

PUBG Mobile: Bots, Mice, and Keyboards

When you play PUBG Mobile, you're not playing JUST other PUBG Mobile gamers. Instead, as we've found, some players aren't playing on their mobile devices. Other players aren't players at all - they're bots. It would appear that the game is only partially populated by real mobile users. The rest are big fat liars, cheats, and artificial intelligence.

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ROBLOX is like a Ready Player One game, with Pokemon

ROBLOX is like a Ready Player One game, with Pokemon

Like thousands of other moviegoers this past weekend, I saw Ready Player One in the theater for the first time. Imagine my surprise when I went home and discovered a game on my smartphone that had the same basic concept as the movie I'd just seen. Granted, the graphics are about a decade older than they really should be, but ROBLOX has the basic concept ready to roll. And it should be, since the original version of the game was released all the way back in 2006.

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iOS 11.3: Five features worth the upgrade

iOS 11.3: Five features worth the upgrade

Today we're taking a peek at 5 reasons why iPhone and iPad users should update their iOS device to iOS 11.3 immediately. These features range from performance to autocorrect - from the most important features for the average user to features ever-so-slightly less important. No matter how you splice it, the update's free, and it's just about Easter weekend, so make an evening of it.

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iOS 11.3 arrives: iPhone battery features, new Animoji, ARKit update, and more

iOS 11.3 arrives: iPhone battery features, new Animoji, ARKit update, and more

Apple has released iOS 11.3, a major update that gives users a handful of new Animoji characters, a new communication option called Business Chat, additional augmented reality experiences, and much more. Apple also says its Apple TV app will soon be available to Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone users in Mexico and Brazil, the latest markets to get support. Meanwhile, iPhone users specifically get access to the new battery health feature Apple promised to add.

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ROLI Songmaker Kit puts the pieces together in one

ROLI Songmaker Kit puts the pieces together in one

This week the folks at ROLI revealed their latest in next-gen music making, the ROLI Songmaker Kit. This kit contains the Seaboard Block with the Lightpad Block M with a board that keeps them both in one place. This kit also contains the Loop Block for lovely additional bits and pieces of sound control. Both of the Lightpad Block M and the Seaboard Block were released inside the last year.

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