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Facebook Messenger unsend feature starts rolling out to some users

Facebook’s anticipated Messenger “unsend” feature is finally rolling out to users. The feature was promised seven months ago following a report revealing that Facebook had quietly removed some private messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg. The company was quiet about the project until recently; screenshots of the “unsend” option surfaced a few weeks back followed by an update preview last week

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How does Google Night Sight work?

Today we’re taking a peek with Google at their Night Sight feature for the Google Camera app on Pixel phones. The basic concept begins with keeping the Pixel’s camera’s shutter open longer than normal – allowing more light in on the camera’s image sensor. With more light comes more information with which the camera can create a less dark image.

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Fairphone 2 the only Snapdragon 801 phone to get Android Nougat

Remember the Fairphone?

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Pandora podcast discovery tool arrives for beta users

Pandora previously teased plans to launch a podcast discovery tool similar to its streaming music product, and now that day has finally arrived…for beta users, at least. The new discovery system is called the Podcast Genome Project and it works by recommending users podcasts they’re likely to enjoy based on both an algorithm and human curation

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YouTube VR for Oculus Go is finally here

Back in September at its fifth Oculus Connect conference, the company that started the VR renaissance announced that YouTube VR, Google’s premiere hub for 360, and 180, degree videos, would be coming to the new, independent VR headset and platform.

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Apple T2 chip confirmed to have kill switch for DIY repairs

The folks over at iFixit recently celebrated a small victory for third-party repair industry when exceptions to the DMCA allowed self-repairs for certain classes of devices. That victory, however, might have been short-lived at least as far as Apple’s latest Mac products are concerned.

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Intel speeds up 5G modem plans – and the 2020 iPhone could benefit

Intel is pulling forward its most important 5G modem launch, dragging up the roadmap in a move that could have big implications for the new iPhone and more. The chip-maker has been in a race with Qualcomm to get a foot in the game with 5G, given the first networks supporting the next-generation standard are due to begin going live … Continue reading

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Rocket Lab Electron rocket reaches orbit with first successful commercial launch

Rocket Lab is another of the private space companies that have promised to make putting satellites into orbit less costly for business around the world.

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Ford GT dual-clutch gearbox costs as much as an EcoBoost Mustang

The cost of major replacement parts for high-performance cars can be staggering. Such is the case with the Ford GT, and if an owner was to destroy a gearbox outside of warranty, they better have deep pockets to replace the transmission

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Eurocom Tornado F7W is a monster workstation in laptop form

While majority of today’s laptops are growing slimmer and lighter, workstation maker Eurocom is going the opposite direction.

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