20 September 2017

See what Facebook ads you actually clicked in “Recent Ad Activity”


 You might think you’re impervious to Facebook’s ads, but you probably do get seduced every once in a while. But since ads aren’t always permanently available anywhere, it can be impossible to find a Facebook ad that led somewhere you want to revisit. Now Facebook has a solution called Recent Ad Activity for when (if) you click an ad and want to see it again. TechCrunch… Read More

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See what Facebook ads you actually clicked in “Recent Ad Activity”


 You might think you’re impervious to Facebook’s ads, but you probably do get seduced every once in a while. But since ads aren’t always permanently available anywhere, it can be impossible to find a Facebook ad that led somewhere you want to revisit. Now Facebook has a solution called Recent Ad Activity for when (if) you click an ad and want to see it again. TechCrunch… Read More
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You Can Now Download iOS 11 on Your iPhone or iPad


Apple is finally releasing iOS 11 to the general public. And this isn’t the buggy beta version that has been available since the end of June. No, this is the real deal, the official release, the final version of iOS 11. And all you need to download iOS 11 is to own a compatible Apple device. Apple first unveiled iOS 11 at WWDC in June. The company then released iOS 11 as a beta. Now, it’s being officially released to all compatible devices, and, as always, it’s completely free to install. So if you own an iPhone, an iPad, or...

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This could be the Google Home Mini


 There have been rumors for weeks about Google nearing the release of a smaller version of the Google Home. DroidLife just posted what it claims is the upcoming Google Home Mini. If true, the design speaks the same language of the Google Home. The little puck uses the same cloth covering found on larger version. Gone are the multi-colored lights, replaced by four soft-white lights on top of… Read More

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Apple’s Lisa Jackson says the EPA hasn’t changed, leadership has changed


 Apple’s Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson has a lot to say about the Environmental Protection Agency. She served as the administrator of the EPA during Obama’s first term, and she now thinks Donald Trump’s administration is causing a great threat to the agency. “The Environmental Protection Agency is, to me, an extension of the… Read More

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This could be the Google Home Mini


 There have been rumors for weeks about Google nearing the release of a smaller version of the Google Home. DroidLife just posted what it claims is the upcoming Google Home Mini. If true, the design speaks the same language of the Google Home. The little puck uses the same cloth covering found on larger version. Gone are the multi-colored lights and instead there are four soft-white lights on… Read More
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The 6 Best Hoverboards, E-Skateboards, and Other Rideables


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Alternative modes of transportation abound. While once skateboards and scooters littered the pavement, they’ve been usurped by rideables. While these flashy and futuristic-looking gadgets resemble the likes of skateboards and unicycles, they’re battery powered — for faster transport. These so-called rideables, often electrically-powered, deliver a fun-filled method for zipping around town. Check out the top six rideables for owning the streets and sidewalks! What Is a Rideable? Unfortunately, the flying car isn’t quite here. These strange but fun vehicles essentially combine something from your childhood, like a skateboard or unicycle, with souped-up electronic motors. Electric Rideables defines a rideable as...

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19 September 2017

7 Odd Windows Features That Will Make You Wonder


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Most computer users only interact with a fraction of the files on their PC. In addition to your personal data, you’ll find thousands of operating system files that Windows uses. Unless you’re trying to fix a specific problem, you’ll probably never bother with them. But just like when you scratch your head at weird file types, you might come across some entries in Windows that make no sense or even sound harmful. Let’s find some of the silliest file names in Windows and figure out what they actually mean. 1. Vulkan Run Time Libraries Found in: The Apps & Features...

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Google’s AI chief thinks reports of the AI apocalypse are greatly exaggerated


 John Giannandrea from Google had many great things to say about artificial intelligence at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. In particular, he thinks that people are too scared about general purpose artificial intelligence. A few years ago, Giannandrea compared artificial intelligence to a 4-year-old child. Today, he revised his statement and said that it’s even worse than that.… Read More
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Autonomous driving’s godfather and tech investors say the world is ready for flying cars


 Autonomous driving is often considered the brainchild of Sebastian Thrun among a few other technologists — but Thrun is already looking to move on to the next mode of transportation, and he isn’t alone. At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017, Thrun talked a lot about flying cars and how that was the future of transportation. So did GGV’s Jenny Lee, a prolific investor in China. And so… Read More

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Twitter claims tech wins in quashing terror tweets


 In its latest Transparency report, which covers requests it’s received from governments pertaining to content on its platform, Twitter has reported a big decline in the proportion of pro-terrorism accounts being reported over the past six months, as well a drop in the number of accounts it removed for terrorism-related content during this period. Read More
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Today Only: Amazon Has a Bunch of Gaming PCs On Sale


If you’re in the market for a high-end gaming desktop or laptop, it’s time to buy! There are quite a few on sale today only, and they’re some tremendous discounts. Discounted Desktops ASUS Core i5 Performance Gaming Desktop ASUS Core i5 Performance Gaming Desktop [G11CD-WB51] GeForce GTX 1070, 8GB 2133Mhz DDR4, 1TB HDD, Intel Core i5-6400 Quad Core 2.7GHz processor, VR Ready ASUS Core i5 Performance Gaming Desktop [G11CD-WB51] GeForce GTX 1070, 8GB 2133Mhz DDR4, 1TB HDD, Intel Core i5-6400 Quad Core 2.7GHz processor, VR Ready Blazing performance with 6th-Gen Intel Core i5 ideal for 4K video, 3D modeling, web...

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15 neat hidden features in iOS 11


 After months and months of beta, iOS 11 is finally here — and it’s a huge update. In particular, Apple has tucked away many little features that you won’t see right away. If you want to impress all your friends with your mad iOS skills, here is a list of some of these features. I also wrote a short and sweet review of iOS 10 if you want to learn more about all the changes… Read More

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iOS 11 is a fresh start for the iPad


 After reading back the preview I wrote back in June, the dominant tone was that iOS 11 is so different that it takes a while to get used to it: I’m not going to lie to you. It takes time to get used to those new gestures. I’m not there yet, and I often find myself thinking about what I’m supposed to do to pull up Spotlight, look at my Today widgets and find an app that I… Read More

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iOS 11 is now available to download


 Apple has just released the final version of iOS 11. This update is packed with new features for the iPad and new core frameworks for the iPhone. The update is currently rolling out and is available both over-the-air in the Settings app, and by plugging your device into iTunes for a wired update. Many people try to download these major updates at the same time. Apple usually implements a… Read More

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GGV’s Jenny Lee says Xiaomi doesn’t need to come to the U.S.


 Xiaomi is one of the most valuable startups in the world and has become a big icon in smartphone design, sometimes suggested as an analog to Apple in China. The company’s flagship phones receive a ton of press in the U.S., too, but they aren’t available in the U.S. just yet. Instead, Xiaomi is looking to emerging markets like India in addition to getting its phones into the hands… Read More

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WT2 real-time translation earpieces look to crowdfund first run


 This summer the TC team took a brief trip to Shenzhen, where I met Wells Tu, whose company TimeKettle has made an earpiece that translates spoken Chinese to English and vice versa in near real time. Having created a functioning prototype (it isn’t vaporware; we tried it, as you can see above) he and the team are now heading to Kickstarter to raise the money for their first run of the… Read More

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15 neat hidden features in iOS 11


 After months and months of beta, iOS 11 is finally here — and it’s a huge update. In particular, Apple has tucked away many little features that you won’t see right away. If you want to impress all your friends with your mad iOS skills, here is a list of some of these features. I also wrote a short and sweet review of iOS 10 if you want to learn more about all the changes… Read More

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