Instagram Direct doesn't care about your (photo) orientation

Blog sponsored by Engadget.com 25.5.2017 Comments Off on Instagram Direct doesn't care about your (photo) orientation

Instagram Direct debuted in 2013 as a way to send photos and videos, well, directly to your friends on the photo sharing service. The Facebook-owned company has added more features to the system over the intervening years, like threaded messaging, di… Powered by WPeMatico

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Your mall will basically have to be psychic to survive

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Repeat after me: Shopping is therapy. Whether you believe it or not, the rush some of us get from buying a new dress or gadget can be cathartic. And in the not-too-distant future, real-world shopping will get so seamless that it could feel like the s… Powered by WPeMatico

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Texas legislature overrules Austin, allows Uber and Lyft to return

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When Austin citizens voted in May 2016 to require fingerprint-based background checks from ride-sharing drivers and ban passenger pickup in traffic lanes, Uber and Lyft promptly pulled out of the city. But both are scheduled to restart operations in… Powered by WPeMatico

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HTC Link promises a high-end VR experience with a smartphone

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Consumers with an interest in VR currently have two options: The high-end systems, such as the Oculus Rift, have their own displays and are powered by a computer. The more portable systems, like the Samsung Gear VR, are powered by your smartphone and… Powered by WPeMatico

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Ellen coyly hints at return to standup with Netflix special

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It’s been over 15 years since Ellen DeGeneres took the stage for a proper stand-up special. With a smash hit daytime talk show, a record-setting Twitter account and bonafide American treasure status, DeGeneres doesn’t exactly need the exposure of ano… Powered by WPeMatico

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Boeing is building DARPA's new hypersonic space plane

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A few years ago, DARPA started work on a new experimental aircraft project called the XS-1, a vehicle designed to make launching satellites a faster, less expensive endeavor. Today, that project just took a huge leap forward: DARPA has announced that… Powered by WPeMatico

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UC Berkeley researchers teach computers to be curious

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When you played through Super Mario Bros. or Doom for the very first time, chances are you didn’t try to speedrun the entire game but instead started exploring — this despite not really knowing what to expect around the next corner. It’s that same s… Powered by WPeMatico

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Let Sony's favorite developers help pick your next game

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Four years on and the PlayStation 4’s digital storefront is pretty well stocked. But finding more obscure stuff to buy isn’t the easiest and the search function kind of sucks. As a way of addressing that on the store’s web version, Sony is introducin… Powered by WPeMatico

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FCC stonewalls demands for evidence of cyberattack

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The FCC swears that a denial of service attack hit its servers hours after Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver rallied support for net neutrality, but where’s the evidence? Well, don’t expect it any time soon. In an interview with ZDNet, the regulator’s… Powered by WPeMatico

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EU approves plans forcing Facebook and YouTube to act on hate speech

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The European Union has just approved a proposal to implement Europe’s very first mandatory social media restrictions. In a bid to clamp down on hate speech across Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, the EU is proposing a law that allows them to block vide… Powered by WPeMatico

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