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    Facebook testing 'LOL' app for kids

    San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Facebook is testing a new app for kids called "LOL" that will let users share and post humorous meme content. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that it was experimenting with the "LOL" hub for kids. "We are running a small scale test

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    How a dangerous piece of Android malware snuck into the Google Play store

    Security researchers from Trend Micro recently unearthed a piece of Android malware known as Anibus that managed to sneak into the Google Play Store with a little bit of creativity. The malware in question was found on two separate apps, though neither of them were widely downloaded.The way the apps

  • Should Hong Kong say goodbye to public phone booths when more than half of them earn less than HK$1 a day?
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    Should Hong Kong say goodbye to public phone booths when more than half of them earn less than HK$1 a day?

    When was the last time you used a public payphone? In smartphone-obsessed Hong Kong, probably not in a long time. District councils across the city are debating whether to remove the once vital booths after it was revealed that more than half of payphones take in less that HK$1 (13 US cents) a day

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    Microsoft 365 might replace Office 365 soon, but what is it exactly?

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed during a media event earlier this week that Microsoft will soon launch a Microsoft 365 subscription service for consumers, following reports that suggested such a move was in the making. Microsoft 365 isn't exactly new, as it has been available to business users

  • Giant great white shark swims with Hawaii divers
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    Giant great white shark swims with Hawaii divers

    Divers in Hawaii were watching a school of tiger sharks feast on a dead whale on Tuesday when a much bigger fish appeared out of the depths. A 20-foot-long great white shark, believed to be one of the largest in the world, swam right at the divers then began to check out their boats, said Ocean Ramsey

  • Tencent weighing bid for holding company behind Korea's Nexon: sources
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    Tencent weighing bid for holding company behind Korea's Nexon: sources

    By Kane Wu and Heekyong Yang HONG KONG/SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese gaming titan Tencent Holdings Ltd is considering a bid for the holding company that controls South Korean gaming company Nexon, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Tencent is looking to enlist co-investors, the sources

  • Report: Snap fires 2 execs after alleged sexual misconduct
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    Report: Snap fires 2 execs after alleged sexual misconduct

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap recently fired two executives after one allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a contract worker. The newspaper says an outside investigation found ...

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    Spotify’s first piece of hardware will be a $100 music player for your car

    Spotify is setting its sights on your car as the target for the music streaming giant's first hardware device.The Financial Times, citing anonymous sources, is reporting that the company wants to do an end run around the in-car software from Apple and Google that are making serious in-roads into

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    Giant great white shark swims with Hawaii divers

    A 20-foot-long great white shark, believed to be one of the largest in the world, swam right at the divers then began to check out their boats, said Ocean Ramsey, one of the marine biologists in the water at the time. The great white in question is named Deep Blue and has been videoed before. In fact

  • U.S. Said to Prepare Trump Order to Restrict Chinese Telecoms
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    U.S. Said to Prepare Trump Order to Restrict Chinese Telecoms

    Jan.18 -- The Trump administration is preparing an executive order that could significantly restrict Chinese state-owned telecom companies from operating in the U.S. over national security concerns, according to people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg's Alistair Barr has more on "Bloomberg

  • Netflix's Lackluster Results Are Transitory, Raymond James Analyst Says
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    Netflix's Lackluster Results Are Transitory, Raymond James Analyst Says

    Jan.18 -- Justin Patterson, Raymond James analyst, discusses discusses his bullish call for Netflix Inc. with Bloomberg's Emily Chang and Anousha Sakoui on "Bloomberg Technology."

  • Behind Elon Musk's Hiring and Firing Spree
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    Behind Elon Musk's Hiring and Firing Spree

    Jan.18 -- Elon Musk is cutting Tesla Inc.’s workforce by 7 percent -- or more than 3,000 jobs -- warning that the “road ahead is very difficult” in making electric cars more affordable for the mass market. Bloomberg Businessweek's Max Chafkin has more on "Bloomberg Technology."

  • How Tulip's Mobile Platform Is Reinventing Retail
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    How Tulip's Mobile Platform Is Reinventing Retail

    Jan.18 -- Tulip Retail Chief Executive Officer Ali Asaria explains how the company's mobile platform can help brick-and-mortar retailers. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."

  • Tesla Is at a Turning Point, Analyst Ferragu Says
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    Tesla Is at a Turning Point, Analyst Ferragu Says

    Jan.18 -- Pierre Ferragu, New Street Research global head of technology infrastructure, discusses his call for Tesla Inc. after the electric automaker announced plans to cut thousands of jobs. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."

  • Amazon Facial Recognition Tech Sparks Civil Rights Debate
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    Amazon Facial Recognition Tech Sparks Civil Rights Debate

    Jan.18 -- A group of activist shareholders are proposing that Amazon.com Inc. stop selling facial recognition software to government agencies until its board determines the technology doesn’t threaten people’s civil rights. Bloomberg's Spencer Soper reports on "Bloomberg Technology."

  • Software Was Sticking Point in Apple-Qualcomm Spat, Executive Emails Suggest
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    Software Was Sticking Point in Apple-Qualcomm Spat, Executive Emails Suggest

    Jan.18 -- Billions of dollars in chip supply deals involving Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. may have actually collapsed over a squabble about software access, rather than the patent fees that sparked a bitter legal battle between the two technology giants, according to the emails seen by Bloomberg. Bloomberg

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    Save $75 on the Alexa enabled Roomba 690 robot vacuum

    The Roomba 960 is the most popular Roomba model that supports Alexa voice controls, but it's also pretty expensive -- even now, while it's on sale at a deep $150 discount on Amazon. Lucky for you, you don't need to spend anywhere near that much to get your hands on a Roomba you can control

  • Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon
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    Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

    SEATTLE (AP) — Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: pink salmon.

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    Verizon is giving subscribers free robocall and spam protection tools

    In an effort to curb the recent epidemic of spam and robocalls, Verizon announced this week that it will be giving all of its customers free access to protection tools (which were previously behind a paywall) starting this March.As Joe Russo, senior vice president of network operations, explains, Verizon

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    The paper-thin iPhone case that’s perfect for people who hate cases is only $8.99 on Amazon

    If you have an iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max and you cringe at the thought of covering up Apple's sleek design with a big, bulky protective case, we've got good news: you're not alone. Lucky for us, there's a great option that lets you protect your smartphone from scratches and

  • Canada dismisses China's warning of repercussions over Huawei ban
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    Canada dismisses China's warning of repercussions over Huawei ban

    Canada's government on Friday dismissed China's warning of repercussions if Ottawa banned Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying equipment to 5G networks, saying it would not compromise on security. China's ambassador to Canada issued the threat on Thursday as relations between

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    The insanely popular Logitech Harmony 650 universal remote is somehow only $29.99 today

    When most people think of Logitech Harmony, they think of the company's pricey remotes like the Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Elite. Those remotes are obviously terrific, but there are also some far less expensive and far simpler options that you might want to check out. Our favorite

  • Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night
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    Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one.

  • Report: Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine
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    Report: Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

    Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users. The FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5 million , which it dealt

  • BT forcing super-fast broadband customers to pay for landlines they don't need
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    BT forcing super-fast broadband customers to pay for landlines they don't need

    BT is selling broadband customers deals which include landlines they do not need, it can be revealed.