Technology Trends

Snapchat Spectacles now export clips in a much more useful way

Snapchat’s Spectacles can now export video in a much more usable format, ditching the circular shape and making footage captured with the camera-toting sunglasses play nicer with other social networks. Until now, exporting a video captured by Spectacles with Snapchat’s app would do so in a circular format, with a white border around the footage

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Tesla’s Model 3 catches up on Autopilot and WiFi features

Tesla is still rushing to give the Model 3 some of the features you might take for granted in its EV stablemates. As part of a broader update across the lineup (including increased Autopilot nagging), Model 3 units now support a few key features, mos...

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Facebook admits it leaked developer reports to app testers

As Facebook tries to recover its damaged reputation following controversies over how it handles users’ personal data, it seems the social media giant still has a few other privacy issues to work on. It was discovered this week that the company had accidentally emailed analytic reports intended for developers to outside testers.

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Google adds anti-tampering DRM to Android apps in the Play Store

Google has made a small change to Play Store apps that could prove a significant help to the security of your Android phone. The company is now adding a "small amount" of security metadata to Android APKs to be sure that they were distributed throug...

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Fortnite Android app: APK Download do nots

A whole bunch of apps are on the Google Play app store and throughout the web suggesting they’ll give you access to Fortnite. In reality, there IS a way to play Fortnite on Android, but it’s not the same as iOS, and it’s NOT a regular app you can download and run on its own. If you see an app … Continue reading

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Security researcher bypasses iPhone’s limit on passcode attempts (update: Apple says it has no vulnerability)

It's not easy breaking into a locked iPhone. Try too many times and you can get locked out for years, even decades, or lose the device's data altogether. That's why law enforcement had to put pressure on Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's i...

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NASA details government plan for dealing with asteroids near Earth

NASA has contributed to a multi-agency report detailing ways the United States can prepare to deal with near-Earth objects, more commonly called NEOs. Though our planet isn’t at immediate threat of being struck by one of these large space rocks, it’s only a matter of time before a comet or asteroid gets too close for comfort

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Scientists are building a DNA database to fight illegal logging

DNA evidence could put criminals behind bars, but only if there's something to compare it to. That's why a project that aims to combat illegal logging is now building a DNA database of trees, which could help authorities determine if logs being sold...

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Does the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer deserve its name?

Bringing a nameplate back from the dead can be a risky move for an automaker, especially when it’s one with enthusiasts taking its return very seriously indeed.

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Cell-sized ‘microlasers’ could regulate brain activity

Scientists have spent years creating ever-smaller lasers. Berkeley Lab's latest invention, however, is something special -- and could lead to a significant change in medicine

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