How to set up emergency location sharing on Android and iOS

19th March 2019

Smartphones are spectacular for snapping photos, scanning the news, and sending messages, but they can also be literal lifesavers if you take the time to set them up before the need arises. Both Android and iOS have easy-to-use systems for sharing your location with a friend, family member, or other trusted contact in an emergency. You can even create connections that’ll allow you to check up on loved ones to…

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Google Maps now supports Lime scooters and bikes in dozens of new cities

5th March 2019

Google toyed with Lime integration late last year, but only users in certain markets were able to find Lime scooters, pedal bikes, or e-bikes from within the application. That changed on Sunday, as Google announced that Lime support would be rolling out to Google Maps more broadly. Google listed in a blog post all the US and international markets that are getting Lime support in Google Maps, and we’re looking…

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Amazon wants to put robots in your home

28th February 2019

One of my favorite movies as a kid was Smart House. The Disney Channel Original Movie was about an AI-equipped home that helps out a family, only to become sentient and wreak havoc as an overbearing mother. The film was a fun attempt at showing the dangers of letting AI control our lives — a reality that we’re very much now part of, thanks to companies like Amazon and Google….

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How to find, install, rearrange, and delete apps on your Apple Watch

22nd February 2019

Third-party Apple Watch apps aren’t truly apps — they’re iPhone app extensions. As such, when you download an iPhone app with an Apple Watch component, that app will by default automatically install to your watch. Here’s how to prevent that from happening, add new apps, and delete apps you no longer want. How to turn off automatic app install How to add new apps to your Apple Watch How to install old apps…

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Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test delivering products with self-driving cars

19th February 2019

Ford’s self-driving cars could soon be delivering Walmart products in Miami-Dade Country in Florida. Ford announced on Wednesday that it is teaming up with Walmart and Postmates, a delivery service, to test the ways its self-driving vehicles can be used to deliver products like groceries, toiletries, pet food, and other consumer items. Walmart and Ford were both already Postmates partners, so they are using the company’s delivery fulfillment infrastructure to…

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Verizon 5G internet launch will come with free YouTube TV or Apple TV 4K

19th February 2019

Verizon today announced that Google and Apple will be its first video streaming launch partners when the telecom’s 5G broadband service arrives later this year. It also revealed its fourth and final launch market, Indianapolis, which joins the previously announced Houston, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. The announcement today confirms a previous rumor late last month; customers who sign up to Verizon’s 5G home internet service can choose to receive a…

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Twitter keeps your direct messages, even years after you delete them

18th February 2019

Twitter is keeping copies of direct messages sent through the social network even years after users delete them, according to security researcher Karan Saini. Saini, who told TechCrunch that he harbored “concerns” over the long retention of data, found old direct messages for Twitter accounts that were already taken down in an archive acquired through the social network’s website  He also revealed a previously undisclosed bug that allows him to use a…

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You will be banned on WhatsApp if you did these things; why you should worry and what you should do

14th February 2019

Facebook-owned social media app WhatsApp is enhancing users experience in many ways. Now, from chatting, video calling to sending photos and GIFs has become even more exciting. However, it needs to be noted that WhatsApp is very strict regarding implementation of privacy rules and not only this, it even has the power to ban you for a host of reasons. Yes, you have read it right, there is certain content…

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How to delete Facebook without losing your friends and photos

14th February 2019

Casey Neistat wrote an article back in 2014 how he ‘fixed’ his Facebook by unfriending people who shared too much. I tried this in 2017… and it absolutely didn’t work! People still share way too much and every time I go on Facebook it feels like like a whole plague of negativity that’s trying to give me cancer. Just no. It’s not cool. Facebook really isn’t the ‘cool’ platform it was back…

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Apple’s $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Plan Ends January 1

14th February 2019

Around a year ago Apple admitted to slowing down the batteries in older iPhones, and it offered to replace the battery in all phones newer than an iPhone 6 for $29 — as long as you got that battery replacement by December 31st. That means time is running out. Starting January 1, the cost of that battery replacement goes up again to $69 for the iPhone X and $49 for…

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AI will soon decide what we eat

14th February 2019

Machine learning is disrupting the food industry. From how farmers determine which seeds to plant, to what toppings your local mom and pop pizza-joint serves, there’s an AI-powered solution at work that’s revolutionizing what and how we eat. After about 200,000 years of managing our own basic nutritional needs — poorly, in most cases — the grown-ups are finally putting machines in charge. IBM recently unveiled its “5 in 5”…

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A new chemical process could turn a quarter of our plastic waste into clean fuel

12th February 2019

Grocery bags and other trash could be melted down to yield useful products like oil and gas. The problem: The world’s landfill sites and oceans are being flooded with plastic. A mere 9% of the 8.3 billion tons of plastic produced over the last 65 years has been recycled, according to the United Nations. Over eight million tons of plastic flow into our oceans every year, harming wildlife. How it works: The…

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