Monthly Archives: September 2017

China largely blocks WhatsApp’s text message workaround

WhatsApp's existence in China has been hanging by a thread ever since its government blocked users from sending photos and videos in July. Now, it appears that the app no longer works in the country at all. According to Symbolic … Read the rest of this entry

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Russia-linked Facebook ads sought to exploit US social divisions

There's been a lot of fuss over a Russian group buying Facebook ads in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, to the point where it's handing the ads to Congress as it investigates the scope of Russia's influence campaign. … Read the rest of this entry

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Order from Walmart by chatting with Google Home

Last month, Google announced that Walmart would be the next retail partner to use Express, Google's shopping and delivery service. At the time, it wasn't totally clear when the integration would go live, but as of today you can order … Read the rest of this entry

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Opera adds a shortcut to push videos straight to VR headsets

While Google's Chrome team has been busy working on VR web browsing, Opera decided to focus on solving one particular pain point: switching online videos between desktop browsers and VR headsets. Today, you can finally get a taste of Opera's … Read the rest of this entry

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Jared Kushner uses private email for White House business

You don't have to be a former presidential hopeful to draw heat over using private email for work. Politico has revealed that presidential senior adviser (not to mention son-in-law) Jared Kushner has been using a private email account to conduct … Read the rest of this entry

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Maze-like chip helps spot aggressive cancer cells

It's difficult to spot cancer cells — just one in a billion blood cells are cancerous. How do you isolate them to know the trouble someone is facing and eventually treat it? By drawing the kind of mazes you enjoyed … Read the rest of this entry

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Watch the NFL’s London game at 9:30AM Eastern

You're about to get a chance to watch an out-of-the-ordinary NFL game wherever you happen to live. The league and Yahoo (disclaimer: yes, they're part of our parent company Verizon) are streaming a special game in London on September 24th … Read the rest of this entry

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Sprint and T-Mobile could merge in late October

There have been hints that Sprint and T-Mobile are seriously talking about a merger (again), but how likely is that union, really? Quite likely, if you ask Reuters' sources. They understand that the two carriers are "close" to agreeing on … Read the rest of this entry

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Uber’s new chief says the company is paying for its bad rep

New company chief Dara Khosrowshahi has sent out an email to his employees about London, and it shows that the company might truly be under a different kind of leadership now. One that doesn't sound like it'll encourage "hustlin'" and … Read the rest of this entry

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HTC gives Vive developers all app revenue for the rest of 2017

Now that HTC is all-in on Vive headsets and letting Google deal with its Pixel smartphone business, it has to deal with another reality: The public still isn't exactly sold on VR. To keep sales momentum going, it has announced … Read the rest of this entry

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