Samsung Galaxy Note Selfie Ugly

Samsung thinks you’re ugly

By about 1 hour ago.

Samsung thinks you’re ugly

Hey you, Samsung Galaxy-wielding selfie taker. You’re ugly. I’m serious. And it’s not my opinion either. It’s Samsung’s professional opinion about its customers who buy Galaxy phones in general. That means you, too.

You see, it appears that BY DEFAULT, the selfie camera has beautification features that make you look a lot better in pictures than you do in person. While that’s definitely a nice editing tool for photos, it’s also very politically incorrect. Disrespectful is one other word I’d use for it.

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iPhone 7 Leaks Lightning EarPods

Leak shows what iPhone 7’s Lightning EarPods might (but probably won’t) look like

By about 3 hours ago.

Leak shows what iPhone 7’s Lightning EarPods might (but probably won’t) look like

This year new iPhone will differ in one major way from last year’s flagship, even though the iPhone 7 is generally seen as a minor upgrade from the iPhone 6s. For the first time, the iPhone will not feature a headphone jack – well, at least not the standard 3.5mm audio port we’re used seeing. According to most reports, Apple is killing the 3.5mm headset jack, and one of the “fixes” for the problem it’s creating is pretty simple: Apple can relegate sound output to the versatile Lightning port, and launch Lightning Earpods for the iPhone 7 series. More →

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Google Maps Multiple Destinations Android

Google Maps for Android is getting the desktop feature you’ve been waiting for

By about 4 hours ago.

Google Maps for Android is getting the desktop feature you’ve been waiting for

One of the coolest Google Maps tricks is being able to set multiple destinations. You no longer have to plan simple A-to-B trips, and then request new directions whenever a new destination comes along. With multiple stops, A-to-B-to-C-to-D routes are easy to set up. However, as useful as the feature is, it also used to be pretty annoying in one significant regard: it was only available on the desktop website, which is hardly convenient when most people rely on iPhone and Android for their navigating. Thankfully, that just changed, and you’re going to be able to use multiple destinations on mobile as well.

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Amazon Prime Day 2016

Black Friday in July: Everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day

By about 5 hours ago.

Black Friday in July: Everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day

Amazon launched a new sales event last summer, a Prime Day meant to rival annual Black Friday deals. The giant online retailer is back with the sales promo this year, and July 12th is the date chosen for its second annual summer sales day. More →

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Great White Shark Sleeping Swimming

Video catches great white shark sleep-swimming

By on June 29, 2016 at 6:50 PM.

Video catches great white shark sleep-swimming

Ever woke up in your home bed not knowing exactly where you are? The temporary confusion fades away as you assimilate the familiarity of your surroundings. It’s probably the same place you wake up every morning, and it’s all coming back to you.

A great white shark, on the other hand, has an entirely different type of sleep experience, and it’ll likely wake up not knowing where it is. It turns out that the shark sleeps while swimming in a robot like auto-pilot mode. It’s sleep-swimming if you will, but that’s not a medical condition. The whole thing was captured on video for the first time. More →

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Facebook Location Tracking Friends Recommendations

Facebook says it’s not using location data to suggest friends, even after admitting it was

By on June 29, 2016 at 2:59 PM.

Facebook says it’s not using location data to suggest friends, even after admitting it was

OK Facebook, you really need to make up your mind about what you say in public. And it would probably be a lot easier if you didn’t sneak certain features past your customers. The social network recently admitted to using smartphone location data to recommend friends to people, after someone discovered a recommendation that had no other reasonable explanation than the harvest and use of location data.

But now, Facebook says that’s not what it’s doing at all. More →

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Game of Thrones Battle Bastards Effects

Video shows the amazing special effects behind Game of Thrones’ greatest battle

By on June 29, 2016 at 1:32 PM.

Video shows the amazing special effects behind Game of Thrones’ greatest battle

Episode 9 of the just-ended Game of Thrones season 6 is titled Battle of the Bastards, and it featured one of the best battles ever seen on the TV show, and perhaps one of the greatest action scenes in TV history. The following short video will show you some of the amazing special effects used in the episode – but beware, because major spoilers lie ahead if you haven’t already seen the episode.

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iPhone 7 Home Button

One of the iPhone 7’s best new features won’t generate the excitement it deserves

By on June 29, 2016 at 11:48 AM.

One of the iPhone 7’s best new features won’t generate the excitement it deserves

This year’s iPhone will be an “S” version of the iPhone 6s, multiple reports say, with Apple moving to a three-year iPhone redesign cycle this time around rather than the typical two-year model. That means the iPhone 7 – that might not be its final name – will be very similar to the iPhone 6s. The iPhone 7 will have a few unique features of its own, including redesigned antennas, better cameras, a missing 3.5mm headphone jack and a redesigned home button.

Some of these features don’t sound terribly exciting to most people, though they should generate plenty of interest and even outrage when it comes to that standard audio port’s removal. One of them in particular will mark a major change for the iPhone, but one that likely won’t generate the excitement it deserves. More →

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Symantec Norton Security Updates

Google just shamed the antivirus software you probably use, so update immediately

By on June 29, 2016 at 11:23 AM.

Google just shamed the antivirus software you probably use, so update immediately

Whether you’re looking to protect your PC or an entire fleet of computers, chances are you’ve either considered or have ended up purchasing products from Symantec. The company sells consumer software under the Norton brand, in addition to Symantec Endpoint Protection that targets enterprises. The bad news is that both products were just shamed by Google’s Project Zero security team, which found critical errors that leave users at risk.

In fact, Google’s security hacker Tavis Ormandy discovered numerous vulnerabilities in 25 different Norton and Symantec products, and he said they are “as bad as it gets.”

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Google My Activity Tracking

Google has a new tool that shows you how much it really knows about you

By on June 29, 2016 at 10:06 AM.

Google has a new tool that shows you how much it really knows about you

It’s hardly a secret that Google tracks pretty much everything you do online, and it does this for a few reasons — mainly to keep the lights on. Google makes money from ads, and the more data it has on users the better it can target advertising. But the vast amount of data it collects is also used to improve its various services, especially the ones with smart features made possible by artificial intelligence advancements.

Either way, Google gives you plenty of options for keeping track of the data it collects, and you can also limit data collection if you choose. In fact, the company just rolled out a new site that shows you exactly what it knows about you.

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Game of Thrones Jon Snow Parents

HBO just told us who Jon Snow’s parents are, well ahead of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7

By on June 29, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

HBO just told us who Jon Snow’s parents are, well ahead of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7

Even if you’re not watching Game of Thrones, you probably know the sixth season of HBO’s top TV show to date has just ended, and what a massive season finale that was. That said, HBO’s story isn’t done, and Game of Thrones showrunners still have a good 15 hours of storytelling to do, which will be spread across two new seasons. But HBO already inadvertently – or maybe intentionally – told everyone who Jon Snow’s parents are well ahead of the upcoming season. Beware, major spoilers follow below. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Preview Battery

Reports about Galaxy Note 7’s battery size may have been greatly exaggerated

By on June 29, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Reports about Galaxy Note 7’s battery size may have been greatly exaggerated

The Galaxy Note 7 is almost upon us, and with a little over a month to go until Samsung takes the wraps off its 2016 flagship phablet, multiple reports have already spilled the beans on the phone’s design, specs, and software features. A new report, however, indicates that existing rumors are wrong about battery size and that the Galaxy Note 7 will not pack a massive 4,000 mAh battery. More →

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