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Snapchat finally gets group video chat

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You can turn off your camera at any time if you just want to use your voice, and if you tap the phone icon from the group page, you can start an audio-only call that up to 32 people can join. Will you use either of them? As for tagging friends in stories, Snapchat is referring to this new feature as "Mentions". The feature is being rolled out to users this week. Read More »

Teachers in Oklahoma, Kentucky go on strike, demanding higher wages

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All public school districts in Kentucky were closed Monday, according to the Courier Journal - some because of the rally in Frankfurt, but most because of spring break. Last week, the Legislature in Oklahoma City voted to provide teachers with an average raise of $6,000 per year, or a roughly 16 percent raise, depending on experience. Read More »

Grindr Caught Sharing Its Users' HIV Statuses with Third Party Apps

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Grindr's privacy dustup - and its "this is how the industry works" response -are likely to be echoed in the coming months as more companies face heightened scrutiny for years-old practices around user data. However, neither SVT nor BuzzFeed have accused Grindr of selling this information. While it's not selling data for marketing purposes, it's offering other companies intimate user information. Read More »

Alan Pardew has been sacked from West Brom

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Things got worse as Pardew had to handle an incident on a warm-weather training trip to Barcelona as several veterans allegedly stole a taxi on a late night out in February. But the board has now pulled the trigger with relegation to the Championship seeming inevitable following eight successive League defeats . bet365's Steve Freeth "Albion and Pardew have finally parted company and the fans will be hoping for a feel-good appointment after such a disappointing season". Read More »

Apple may drop Intel as a chip supplier as early as 2020

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The Boston Research & Management Inc holds 111,189 shares with $5.13 million value, down from 118,744 last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 3,600 shares of the chip maker's stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 1,900 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

Moto G6, Moto G6 Play to launch next month, reveals retailer

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Serial leakster, Roland Quandt , has dropped more images including product details of the Moto G6 and G6 Play. The smartphones were listed earlier in the day by American retailer Fry's Electronics for pre-order ahead of its official launch, spilling the beans on some of the key features. Read More »

ESPN Streaming Service to Launch April 12 for $4.99/Month

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ESPN + will also offer a selection of boxing matches, college sports, PGA Tour golfing events, Grand Slam tennis tournaments and worldwide rugby and cricket matches. Both streaming services use BAMTech as their technical backbones. Boxing - Thanks to its agreement with Top Rank Boxing, subscribers will have access to various bouts including the Amir Khan vs. Read More »

Europe is dealing with Facebook in a way the U.S. hasn't

Typically, Facebook also has data of all your activities on the platform including login dates, time , location, and from what device. Korean users have also raised their feelings of mistrust towards Facebook, with some questioning privacy policies of other local internet firms like Naver and Kakao that also collect and handle massive user data. Read More »

Samsung's Always-On Display can now show GIFs

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The feature is applicable to the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 though, so those with older flagships or cheaper devices are left out for now. Verizon's software update page for the Galaxy Note 8 is yet to be updated, so guess, we'll have to wait for a while to officially get details about the update. Read More »

Pixel 2 Preferred Care coverage now up to 30 months

One retailer familiar with Google's plans said that the company "does not plan to become over-aggressive to chase market share in the consumer products space; instead, it first wants to have a sizeable retail presence in the country and build the brand". Read More »

Huawei Assures Commitment To Bringing Products To US Market

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And if the company does manage to reverse those trends, it will still be a hard sell for USA consumers after several warnings from the country's defense departments. Ironically, while carrier support is usually essential to making any sort of significant splash in the USA phone market, Huawei is still holding strong globally. Read More »

Will Smith friend-zoned by Humanoid Sophia

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Will Smith may have just celebrated his 20th anniversary with Jada Pinkett Smith , but that didn't stop him from going on a romantic wine date with Sofia the Robot in the Cayman Islands. Sofia said that the humor is not interested in her and is "irrational human behavior". The artificially intelligent robot is able to display more than 62 facial expressions. Read More »

Three Facebook Messenger app users file lawsuit over privacy breaches

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Civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Facebook for enabling housing discrimination. Politicians and regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are scrutinizing the company's data privacy practices . It's clearly come as a surprise to people that their data was being collected, which means that Facebook's communications and permissions system failed at some point. Read More »

US Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9

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Samsung is apparently eager to unveil its signature phablet to the world to make up for the less-than-stellar performance of the Galaxy S9. But If Samsung wants to take an early lead this year it will have to launch the Note9 early, especially when there is a 6.46-inch OLED iPhone coming this year. Read More »

Calling All Android Users

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Click on the Download Archive green button. And there you have it. The lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan alleges that investigations by fair housing supporters in New York, Washington, Miami and San Antonio prove that Facebook continues to let advertisers discriminate even though civil rights and housing groups have notified the company since 2016 that it is violating the federal Fair Housing Act . Read More »

Walker becomes Hornets' career scoring leader

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He exemplifies what it means to be a Hornet . LeBron James had 41 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers made the Charlotte Hornets look exhausted in a 118-105 win in Charlotte. Kemba Walker cemented his status as one of the Charlotte Hornets' all-time greats Wednesday night. "I'm not supposed to be here", Walker said on Fox Sports . Read More »

Repeal of Second Amendment could result in 'tyranny'

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We got the ex-talk show host Wednesday at E. Baldi in Bev Hills, where we asked what he thought of former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' NYT op-ed calling for the amendment giving Americans the right to bear arms to be repealed. Read More »

Lindsey Lohan's GTA V lawsuit appeal has been rejected

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The once popular actress claimed that Rockstar used her likeness in Grand Theft Auto V . She went on to file a lawsuit against Take-Two back in 2014. In 2010, Lohan settled a $100 million lawsuit against E-Trade after she claimed that an ad featuring "milkaholic" baby named Lindsay was mocking her and her history of drug and alcohol abuse. Read More »

DOOM Gets A 4K Patch For Xbox One X and PS4 Pro

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While the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X are both capable of running DOOM in 4K, the latter is considered to be the most powerful console ever made available to the public. There were a number of teams that examined the resolution scaling technology, and among those Digital Foundry found that Wolfenstein 2 , which uses the same game engine and supports PS4 Pro and Xbox One X game, often scaled down the resolution to keep a steady frame rate. Read More »