Instagram no longer requires square photos in private messages

Private chats on Instagram are getting even more streamlined — photos can now be sent without editing, no crop required. The change also comes with in-chat link previews as Instagram continues to refine Direct.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/instagram-no-longer-requires-square-photos-in-private-messages.html

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5 things you can do with the new Google Assistant

How in the world did we manage to survive for a few millennia without voice-activated virtual assistants? I mean, it wasn’t that long ago that we drove around without being able to ask our phones for driving directions. But now the idea of being unable to do that is downright scary.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/23/5-things-can-do-with-new-google-assistant.html

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This construction robot can lay bricks 6 times faster than you can

You can’t throw a rock in 2017 without finding some new area where robots are being employed. The latest? A bricklaying robot called SAM100 that is capable of building walls six times faster than a human bricklayer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/30/this-construction-robot-can-lay-bricks-6-times-faster-than-can.html

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Amazon adds Nvidia GPU firepower to its compute cloud

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If you’ve ever wanted to take 8 Nvidia K80 GPUs for a test drive (without buying 8 K80’s worth of graphics hardware), now is your chance.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236676-amazon-adds-nvidia-gpu-firepower-to-its-compute-cloud?source=Computing

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Kindle ebook readers are crashing Windows 10 PCs post-Anniversary Update

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Microsoft’s new Anniversary Update has mostly rolled out without problems, but Kindle owners are reporting significant issues with the Paperwhite and Voyage. Plugging these devices into Windows 10 AU systems can BSOD the OS.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/234520-kindle-ebook-readers-are-crashing-windows-10-pcs-post-anniversary-update

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Apple is right to kill the headphone jack, and Intel is an accomplice

At least two Android smartphones already ship without a 3.5mm headphone port, but the only company that’s getting any heat for killing the standard audio jack is Apple.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/17/apple-is-right-to-kill-headphone-jack-and-intel-is-accomplice.html

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New tech lets you watch 3D movies without the funky glasses

Someday, moviegoers may be able to watch 3D films from any seat in a theater without having to wear 3D glasses, thanks to a new kind of movie screen.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/04/new-tech-lets-watch-3d-movies-without-funky-glasses.html

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LAPD can also unlock iPhones without Apple's help

It’s not just the FBI that has the technical ability to unlock password-protected iPhones without triggering kill-switch mechanisms — all without any help from Apple.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/05/lapd-can-also-unlock-iphones-without-apples-help.html

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What to do when your PC freezes or locks up

It happens to everyone at some point. Without any warning, whether you’re working on an important project, browsing aimlessly or trying to beat your high score on Solitaire, your computer suddenly freezes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/02/what-to-do-when-your-pc-freezes-or-locks-up.html

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4 reasons why the FBI unlocking the San Bernardino iPhone without Apple is bad news

The government is confident it can hack into the San Bernardino iPhone 5c without Apple’s help, at least according to statements made on Thursday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/25/4-reasons-why-fbi-unlocking-san-bernardino-iphone-without-apple-is-bad-news.html

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'AceDeceiver' malware secretly installs malicious apps onto iOS devices

Article Image A new form of iOS malware, nicknamed “AceDeceiver,” can infect people without relying on an enterprise certificate or attacking jailbroken devices, security firm Palo Alto Networks revealed on Wednesday.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4e4fedd7/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A30C160Cacedeceiver0Emalware0Esecretly0Einstalls0Emalicious0Eapps0Eonto0Eios0Edevices/story01.htm

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Supreme Court Denial Closes Apple's E-Book Case


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied without comment Apple’s petition for a review of a lower court ruling that it engaged in price-fixing of e-books. The company must comply with a $450 million settlement it reached with 33 states and territories and a private class of e-book purchasers that, together with the U.S. Department of Justice, sued it over the issue. However, e-book purchasers who were overcharged won’t get their hands on any of the $450 million — most of them would be reimbursed through automatic credits at e-book retailers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83201.html?rss=1

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Inside Intel’s phenomenal effort to end its use of conflict minerals

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Even without government support, Intel could be a proving ground for the solution to one of the most pressing issues in technology, business, and war.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/222720-inside-intels-phenomenal-effort-to-end-its-use-of-conflict-minerals

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