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Reddit brings dedicated News tab beta to all of its iOS users

Reddit brings dedicated News tab beta to all of its iOS users

In case you missed the initial announcement, Reddit introduced an alpha test for a News tab in its iOS app about a month ago. The feature provides a dedicated in-app area where news content on a variety of categories can be accessed directly. This week, the company revealed that it is bringing that new tab to all of its iOS users, but not everyone is happy about it.

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Intel’s CEO just quit over a rule-breaking relationship

Intel’s CEO just quit over a rule-breaking relationship

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has unexpectedly resigned, after it was revealed that he had previously had a relationship with another employee. That relationship, Intel points out, was consensual; however, the chip-maker has a strict "non-fraternization policy" which forbids employees from having romantic relationships.

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Scientists discover new type of photosynthesis in breakthrough study

Scientists discover new type of photosynthesis in breakthrough study

A new study out of Imperial College London describes the discovery of a new type of photosynthesis, one the institute says "changes our understanding of the basic mechanism" involved. Even better, researchers indicate this discovery could pave the way for engineered crops that are more efficient than existing options.

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Comcast deactivates system that throttled heavy Internet users

Comcast deactivates system that throttled heavy Internet users

Back in 2008, Comcast deployed a "congestion management system" that throttled Xfinity Internet customers who used too much data. That system, despite its massive unpopularity, had been live for the past decade, the keywords here being "had been." The company revealed earlier this week that it has deactivated that throttling system.

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Fossilized saber-tooth predators found in Russia are named after monsters

Fossilized saber-tooth predators found in Russia are named after monsters

Researchers in Russia and North Carolina have detailed the discovery of fossils containing the fossilized remains of two saber-tooth protomammal predators. The fossils, which reveal two new saber-tooth species, were discovered in Russia and help scientists understand the evolution of these mammals.

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Instagram hour-long and vertical video support tipped

Instagram hour-long and vertical video support tipped

Instagram is gearing up to launch support for hour-long videos, according to a new report. The support will reportedly be part of a new feature that centers around vertical, rather than landscape, video content. Assuming such a feature is released, it'll mark a big change over the platform's current 1-minute video length limitation.

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Popular antibacterial ingredient linked to IBD and gut bacteria issues

Popular antibacterial ingredient linked to IBD and gut bacteria issues

A popular antimicrobial ingredient found in a variety of consumer hygiene and health products, including soaps and toothpaste, has been linked to health problems. According to a newly published study, the ingredient triclosan may alter gut bacteria leading to other health issues, including colon inflammation and "exaggerated disease development."

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Facebook’s Trending section is getting the axe

Facebook’s Trending section is getting the axe

The days of Facebook's Trending section are officially numbeeds. Though it's been a mainstay in Facebook's right-hand sidebar for more than four years now, Facebook is ready to pull the plug on Trending. There are a number of reasons for this decision, but the biggest seems to be the simple fact that people just weren't using it.

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Spotify axes controversial “R. Kelly policy”

Spotify axes controversial “R. Kelly policy”

Spotify is dumping its controversial artist conduct policy, which saw R. Kelly and others denied promotion on the streaming music service. The company had launched its new guidelines around hateful content and conduct only a few weeks ago, effectively threatening to bury the music of artists with little route to recourse.

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Astronaut ordered pizza in space before returning to Earth

Astronaut ordered pizza in space before returning to Earth

When far away from home, it's not unusual to crave familiar foods you can't get at the moment. That experience isn't limited to Earth travel, but also includes astronauts in space, particularly those living in the cramped quarters of the International Space Station. During a recent interview, one astronaut revealed that he'd ordered a pizza while still in space to make sure it'd be ready when he got back to Earth.

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Netflix and Michael Bay are making a Ryan Reynolds action movie

Netflix and Michael Bay are making a Ryan Reynolds action movie

California-based production company Skydance Media is teaming up with Netflix to produce Six Underground, an original action movie directed by Michael Bay and starring Ryan Reynolds. Netflix and Skydance will co-produce the movie, which the streaming company calls an "event level feature film," as well as its first project with both Bay and Reynolds.

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Hawaii volcano eruption creates monstrous 30,000ft Kilauea ash plume

Hawaii volcano eruption creates monstrous 30,000ft Kilauea ash plume

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the Kilauea volcano's summit ejected smoke and volcanic ash into the air this morning, causing a plume that will blanket the surrounding region. The US Geological Survey joined the report, revealing that the cloud produced by the volcanic eruption reached up to 30,000ft, nearly the same cruising altitude for an airplane.

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