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Color Pop and Other New Features Are Rolling Out for Google Photos

Color Pop and Other New Features Are Rolling Out for Google Photos

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Image Credit: 9to5Google New features that were announced for Google Photos are rolling out now for Android devices. Version 3.20 of Google Photos includes Color Pop and other new features that were announced at Google I/O. Users who want to get access to the update immediately can download mirrored APK files on their devices. During…

Google sells the future, powered by your personal data

Google sells the future, powered by your personal data

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“We may analyze [email] content to customize search results, better detect spam and malware,” he added, later noting Google has customized search in this way since 2012. How Google collects data from Gmail users and what it uses that data for has been a particularly sensitive topic. In June 2017, Google said it would stop…

New ‘Your Phone’ feature in Windows 10 further links your smartphone and PC

New ‘Your Phone’ feature in Windows 10 further links your smartphone and PC

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Microsoft has today announced at Build 2018 a brand new feature coming soon to Windows 10 called “Your Phone” that’s designed to help further tie your Android or iOS smartphone to your PC. Unlike current implementations of phone integration, Your Phone is a window into your smartphone, right from your PC for instant access to…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers Malicious Chrome extensions infect 100,000-plus users, again

Hexbyte Tech News Computers Malicious Chrome extensions infect 100,000-plus users, again

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Enlarge / One the left, a legitimate Chrome extension. On the right, one of seven recently discovered malicious Chrome extensions impersonating it. Criminals infected more than 100,000 computers with browser extensions that stole login credentials, surreptitiously mined cryptocurrencies, and engaged in click fraud. The malicious extensions were hosted in Google’s official Chrome Web Store. The…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers Klout is out—social media mojo-ranking service to shutter

Hexbyte Tech News Computers Klout is out—social media mojo-ranking service to shutter

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Klout has been stalking me—and it thinks I’m an expert. I guess there aren’t a lot of relevant new experts now that Klout is almost dead. Good to know Ars is a recommended expert on technology journalism. Klout, a service that tracks how much social media attention its users draw and rates their expertise based…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers SpaceX scrubs maiden flight of Block 5, will try again Friday [Updated]

Hexbyte Tech News Computers SpaceX scrubs maiden flight of Block 5, will try again Friday [Updated]

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Enlarge / The Block 5 rocket on the way to the launch pad. Elon Musk/Instagram6:10pm ET Update: Scrub! The Falcon 9 rocket’s ground systems aborted the launch of a Bangladeshi satellite at T-58 seconds for an unspecified reason. However, SpaceX seems to think it will be able to turn around the new Block 5 variant…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers A functional pinball machine made entirely from Lego bricks

Hexbyte Tech News Computers A functional pinball machine made entirely from Lego bricks

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Enlarge / Bre Burns showing off her pinball machine. If you’re a nostalgia-minded geek, you might have a soft spot for the classic Space Lego sets, with their iconic orbiting rocket ship logo. You might also be fond of the physical action of pinball, full of tactile sensations so often missing from modern gaming. You…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers Dealmaster: Get an Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet for $60

Hexbyte Tech News Computers Dealmaster: Get an Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet for $60

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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is led by an array of discounts on various Amazon devices, including the company’s Fire HD 8 tablet, which is down to $60 from its usual $80. While this isn’t the absolute cheapest the Fire HD 8…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers Here are the Russian-made Facebook ads that tried to shake American politics

Hexbyte Tech News Computers Here are the Russian-made Facebook ads that tried to shake American politics

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Just one example of a Russian-created Facebook ad used in the run-up to the 2016 election. House Committee on IntelligenceOn Thursday morning, the House of Representatives’ Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a vast trove of thousands of Russian-bought Facebook and Instagram ads designed to sow doubt among the American population in the run-up to the…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers Hurricane Harvey was fueled by record heat in the Gulf of Mexico

Hexbyte Tech News Computers Hurricane Harvey was fueled by record heat in the Gulf of Mexico

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Enlarge / Warm sea surface temperatures on August 23, 2017, just before Hurricane Harvey. We’ve covered several studies seeking to clarify the role of human-caused climate change in the unbelievable amounts of water Hurricane Harvey dumped on Houston last year. The general approach of these studies was to simulate today’s climate and a pre-global-warming climate,…