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Instagram uses Snapchat-like tags to make adding friends easier

Instagram has yet another answer to Snapchat, but this time it's covering one of the basics: namely, adding friends. Months after it started testing, the social network has introduced "nametags" that make friend additions as simple as pointing your… Source: Engadget | Instagram uses Snapchat-like tags to make adding friends easier

Russian hackers target governments in Europe and South America

Russia's Fancy Bear hacking team (aka APT28) isn't just focused on meddling with elections and retaliating against anti-doping agencies. Symantec has observed Fancy Bear conducting intelligence gathering hacks in Europe and South America, including… Source: Engadget | Russian hackers target governments in Europe and South America

The next generation of wireless networking will be called WiFi 6

Not all WiFi is created equal, and determining which generation of WiFi technology your devices use can be pretty complicated. Did you know that 802.11n predates 802.11ac, for example? For those that don't, the Wi-Fi Alliance is about to make things… Source: Engadget | The next generation of wireless networking will be called WiFi 6

Uber launches its first electric scooter service in Santa Monica

Uber is ready to fulfill its promise of launching its own electric scooter service. As of October 3rd, commuters in Santa Monica can use the Uber app to reserve Jump scooters for quick jaunts across town. Like some of the competition, you unlock your… Source: Engadget | Uber launches its first electric scooter service in …

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Amazon plans TV series based on Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time' novels

Amazon's fantasy TV ambitions aren't just confined to The Lord of the Rings. The company has ordered an hour-per-episode series based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time novels — yes, after years of canceled plans and legal hurdles, it's finally ha… Source: Engadget | Amazon plans TV series based on Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of …

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Razer claims Sila is the fastest gaming router you can buy

It's not always easy to hook up your console or PC to a wired internet connection to make sure your online gaming endeavors are as seamless as possible — especially if your modem is on the other side of the house. WiFi can be unreliable, but Razer m… Source: Engadget | Razer claims Sila is …

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US bill modernizing music royalties only needs the President's signature

The House of Representatives has given the Senate's version of the Music Modernization Act two thumbs up, which means the bill is now heading to the White House. MMA will update rules regarding royalties and licensing when it comes to streaming in an… Source: Engadget | US bill modernizing music royalties only needs the President's …

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Switch Online cloud saves last six months after your subscription ends

When Nintendo launched Switch Online, it raised more than a few alarm bells over its attitude toward cloud saves. Based on the FAQ, your saved games would vanish from the internet the moment your membership expired. Not much of a safety net, is it? T… Source: Engadget | Switch Online cloud saves last six months …

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Facebook pulls over a dozen political pages tied to fake accounts

Facebook isn't just removing fake political pages to thwart election meddling — sometimes, it's just about culling spam. The social site has removed more than a dozen "hyperpartisan" pages across the political spectrum after learning that fake accou… Source: Engadget | Facebook pulls over a dozen political pages tied to fake accounts

Walmart will use blockchain to ensure the safety of leafy greens

Walmart is anxious about the safety of its food following bacterial outbreaks for lettuce and other food, and it's hoping technology will set shoppers' minds at ease. It's telling its leafy green suppliers to use a blockchain system (designed with IB… Source: Engadget | Walmart will use blockchain to ensure the safety of leafy greens

Former Facebook moderator sues over mental trauma

Facebook's content moderators don't have an easy task. They often have to see the very worst of what people post, including graphic violence and sexual abuse. And while the social network has resources to help, at least one former worker doesn't beli… Source: Engadget | Former Facebook moderator sues over mental trauma