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Instagram no longer notifies users when you screenshot their Stories

You can go back to recklessly screenshotting your friends’ embarrassing Stories. Several months after Instagram introduced a feature to notify users anytime someone has screengrabbed their Story, the Facebook subsidiary has revealed the functionality is no longer in effect.<p>Instagram has stopped …

Social Media

Adobe acquires voice app platform Sayspring

Adobe today announced it has acquired Sayspring, a platform that lets users design, build, and prototype voice apps like Alexa skills or Google Assistant actions. Adobe declined to share financial details of the acquisition.<p>While the company did not say exactly how it will utilize Sayspring, Adobe …

Games jobs are everywhere — but, hey, Canada is nice

“Where in the world are the game jobs?” That was the name of talk between James Hursthouse of DigiBC (The Interactive & Digital Media Industry Association of British Columbia) and our own lead reporter, Dean Takahashi, at our GamesBeat Summit 2018 event today in Mill Valley, California. So, what is …

The number of US cord-cutters has tripled since 2013

Are you a cord-cutter who has chosen to abandon cable and satellite in favor of streaming services? It’s a trend that has exploded over last few …

Upgraded Raspberry Pi 3 delivers more power and faster networking

Despite selling over 14 million of its low-cost DIY computing boards, the Raspberry Pi Foundation adheres to a slow release cycle. The company typically waits over a year to refresh its range, and even then improvements can be very subtle. That's exactly the case with its flagship board, the …

Here are the last things Stephen Hawking wrote on Reddit

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking may have passed away Wednesday morning, but the legacy he left will be felt for many years to come.<p>Once the …

Best Buy CEO says turnaround done, room to compete with Amazon

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N) has completed a five-year turnaround and is ready to compete with market leader Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) to prove U.S. retail is not a “winner takes all” situation, Chief Executive Hubert Joly told Reuters on Friday.<p>Hubert Joly, the CEO of Best Buy, poses …

Customer Service

Bose Wants to Fundamentally Change How You Interact With Your World

There are no practical applications yet for AR—your mom isn’t using it to navigate a grocery store—but AR has become wildly popular in the tech …

There's No One Way to Explain How Flying Works

Let's be clear—airplanes are complicated. Sure, it's entirely possible to get a piece of paper and fold it in a particular way so that it flies. But …

Nintendo’s unsung hero Genyo Takeda accepts lifetime achievement award

DICE stands to applaud multi-talented designer and engineer<p>Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, a largely unsung innovator in the development of video games, was tonight awarded a DICE “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his work.<p>Prior to his retirement last year, Takeda had been instrumental in the Nintendo …

HoloLens adds mixed reality to a Japanese national treasure

One of the best ways to give centuries-old artifacts a modern touch is mixed reality. The technology allows you to add interesting elements to any object without actually touching or altering it in any way. Microsoft, for instance, has helped Tokyo-based mixed reality lab hakuhodo-VRAR turn a …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 could be right around the corner with Snapdragon 835

<i>Pocketnow’s MWC coverage is made possible by InvisibleShield, which frees you to go everywhere with your mobile device without the fear of damaging</i> …

Phones

Wikipedia's no-cost version for people without mobile data plans is dead

The Wikimedia Foundation has killed off Wikipedia Zero, an initiative to deliver the online encyclopedia at no charge to mobile users around with the world.<p>The zero-rated service was launched back in 2012 and saw the nonprofit partner with mobile carriers to waive the cost for accessing Wikipedia; …

We Can Now Harvest Electricity From Earth's Heat Using Quantum Tunnelling

Wow.<p>Researchers have come up with a way we could harvest energy from Earth by turning excess infrared radiation and waste heat into electricity we …

T-Mobile sued by victim of port-out scam for not validating PIN

Carlos Tapang is suing T-Mobile for not properly enforcing its security measures for customer account access after a scammer was able to move his …

Grammarly patches bug that could expose everything you write (update: not everything)

Grammarly, a copyediting app/extension for Chrome and Firefox that points out typos and grammatical mistakes, had a major bug that allowed any website you visit to log into your account and read everything you ever wrote. It made all your documents, history, logs, tweets and blog posts vulnerable …

Four in 10 young Canadians have sexted, survey says | The Star

“There can be harm done to people’s reputation. Obviously, there’s an inherent harm just in the loss of privacy and violation of consent . . . …

SpaceX's big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX's big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red electric sports car aiming for an …

SpaceX's enormous Falcon Heavy rocket is vertical on the launchpad — here's what it looks like up close

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — This week, after years of delay, SpaceX founder and tech mogul Elon Musk hopes to finally launch Falcon Heavy: the most powerful operational rocket in the world.<p>Musk originally planned to raise the 230-foot-tall, three-booster launcher in December 2012, then launch it on a …

Watch Steven Spielberg Talk Candidly on the Making of ‘Ready Player One’

Gearing up for the release of <i>Ready Player One</i>, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new featurette, including narrations from author Earnest Cline …

Fabio the robot sacked from supermarket after alarming customers

Fears that robots could take the jobs of humans may be premature after Britain’s first cyborg shop assistant was sacked after a week of confusing customers.<p>In an experiment run by Heriot-Watt University for the BBC’s Six Robots & US, Scottish supermarket chain Margiotta was asked to trial …

Apple rolls out more Meltdown and Spectre fixes as the Linux founder calls Intel's patches "utter garbage"

Apple has pushed out an additional security fix to older Macs and operating systems in an attempt to dampen the risks<p>A serious design flaw present in …

Information Security

A bug is messing up the keyboard for some Messenger users on iPhones (Update: Now fixed)

If you’re having issues with Facebook Messenger on your iPhone right now, you’re not alone.<p>An annoying bug is affecting typing inside the app. Some users on iOS devices are finding that the app is freezing after they type a couple of words in a chat bubble, but other apps are working fine. The …

Apps

The Sole Survivor of the Cassini Mission Is Still Lost in Space

After its 20-year-long sojourn in space, on September 15, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere, becoming one with the longtime …

Astronomy

Source code for Apple’s legendary Lisa operating system to be released for free in 2018

You’ll soon be able to take a huge trip down memory lane when it comes to Apple’s computer efforts. The Computer History Museum has announced that the source code for the Lisa, Apple’s computer that predated the Mac, has been recovered and is being reviewed by Apple itself…<p>The announcement was made …

These Five Abandoned Mines Have Been Transformed into Subterranean Wonderlands

Abandoned mines can cause real problems—everything from toxic waste spills to accidental deaths resulting from falls down open mine shafts. The …

Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can't Explain Climate Change Today

One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in temperature over its …

Climate Change

Costa Rica's Electricity Has Run Entirely on Renewables For 300 Days in 2017

A new record, with weeks to go before the year is up.<p>Costa Rica has done it again. In January, the Central American country announced it had powered …

BMW will never make this absolutely insane concept motorcycle, but it totally should

BMW, perhaps more than most other longtime auto manufacturers, embraces odd designs and out-of-the-box concepts. You don’t need to look far in the …

Facebook's testing an Instagram-style ‘Collections’ feature for saved posts

Facebook is trialing a new feature that should make it easier to rifle through your saved posts and find the ones you actually want to revisit.<p>It’s called Collections, and it’s similar to the Instagram feature of the same name that launched in April: in addition to saving posts from your feed to an …