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Apple Opens Near-Invisible Flagship Store In Chicago: Here’s What It Looks Like Inside

Apple has finally opened its Apple Michigan Avenue store, with a dazzling design that challenges what a traditional retail outlet is supposed to look like. Apple worked closely with the city of Chicago to create the space.


Google Is Paying $1,000 For Every Malware Or Security Issue Found On Popular Third-Party Apps

Need $1,000? Google has announced that it’s going to pay developers who can spot security vulnerabilities in some apps available on the Play Store. The program includes remote-code-execution vulnerabilities and proof of concepts on Android 4.4 or higher.


Japanese Developer Sues Apple For Allegedly Stealing iPhone X ‘Animoji’ Feature

A Japanese developer has sued Apple for allegedly stealing the name Animoji. Apple allegedly tried to have the trademark canceled this past September, and the trademark is now under review.


The New Razer Kiyo Webcam Has A Built-In Selfie Light So Gamers Can Look Pretty While Streaming

Razer unveils made-for-streaming accessories including the Kiyo webcam and the Seiren X microphone. Each retailing for $99.99, they’re perfect for beginning streamers, and the webcam even has a ring light.


Facebook Messenger Now Allows PayPal Payments: Here’s How

PayPal payments now work on Facebook Messenger, allowing users to send or receive money in a couple of clicks. The integration also brings over PayPal’s first customer service bot to Messenger.

Apps/Software October 21, 2017

Facebook Begins Testing Paywall, Subscription Models For Instant Articles: No iOS For Now, Though

Facebook has begun testing paywalled options for Instant Articles, offering users the option to subscribe to different news publishers. The feature is only available on Android for now, however.

Internet October 20, 2017

Malware Apps On Google Play Added Devices To A Botnet, Proving Google Is Still Terrible At Reviewing Apps

Malware has managed to bypass and penetrate Google Play yet again, posing as 'Minecraft' skins apps this time, which connected devices to a botnet. Google has shut down the infected apps, but its impaired app review process deserves significant scrutiny.

Security October 20, 2017

Niantic Confirms ‘Pokémon GO’ Halloween Event: Gen 3 Pokémon Are Officially Arriving

'Pokémon GO' players will see more spawns for ghost-type Pokémon from Oct. 20 until Nov. 2 as part of the game’s Halloween event. Ghost types from Gen 3 are also coming, confirming previous rumors of Hoenn critter infiltrating the game.

Video Games October 20, 2017

Samsung DeX Will Soon Run Linux, Meaning Galaxy S8 Users Can Ditch Their PCs

Samsung has announced that it’s developing Linux on Galaxy for its flagship phones, which would allow developers to code and test their projects right from their mobile devices. This has exciting implications for its DeX platform, too.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 20, 2017

Google Outs ‘Try It Now’ Button On Play Store For Instant Apps: Here’s How To Use Them

Google is rolling out a new feature called ‘Try it Now,’ which brings Instant Apps on Android closer to a wide audience. There are several changes to the Play Store as well.

Google October 20, 2017

Tim Cook Says Apple Hasn’t Forgotten About The Mac Mini, Promises Future Upgrades

The Mac mini is the cheapest way to get an official Mac computer, but it hasn’t been updated in over three years. Thankfully, customers might see an upgrade soon based on Apple CEO Tim Cook’s comments.

Apple October 20, 2017

Game Freak Confirms ‘Pokémon Ultra Sun’ And ‘Ultra Moon’ Are The Last Pokémon RPGs On The 3DS

Game Freak has confirmed that after 'Pokémon Ultra Sun' and 'Ultra Moon,' there will be no more RPG 'Pokémon' titles in development for the 3DS, signaling the end of an era. The company might be pivoting to the Nintendo Switch.

Video Games October 20, 2017

Resident Evil Revelations 1 And 2 For Nintendo Switch To Have Exclusive Minigames: Take A Look

Capcom has revealed that the Nintendo Switch ports of 'Resident Evil: Revelations' 1 and 2 will come with exclusive minigames, which should please Switch fans. The games arrive on Nov. 28.

Video Games October 19, 2017

The Samsung 360 Round Camera Has 17 Lenses And Can Livestream 4K 3D Videos At 30 FPS

Meet Samsung’s new triple threat, the Samsung 360 Round, which records 3D, virtual reality, and 360-degree videos in 4K resolution. But with eye watering specs comes an eye watering price.

Gadgets October 19, 2017

Hate Your Typical Facebook News Feed? Try The Explore Feed, Now Rolling Out On Desktop

Facebook has rolled out a new Explore Feed section on the desktop site, some sort of alternative news feed with posts you might be interested in. The feed is based on what you liked previously and what’s popular among friends.

Internet October 19, 2017

The ZTE Axon M Is Trying To Make Foldable Dual-Screen Phones Happen: Take A Look

Meet the ZTE Axon M, just a typical smartphone with a not-so-typical two-screen setup. With this foldable smartphone, ZTE hopes to make a splash in the increasingly boring smartphone landscape, but can it?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 18, 2017

Google Finally Revamps Google Calendar For The Web: Here’s How To Upgrade

After so many requests to do so, Google has finally revamped the web version of Google Calendar, making it as slick and feature-rich as other material design-converted G Suite apps. The fresh new look is now rolling out for everyone.

Internet October 18, 2017

You Can Now Share Your Live Location On WhatsApp: Here’s How

Sharing your location in real time is now possible with WhatsApp thanks to Live Location, a popular feature borrowed from Facebook. As with other WhatsApp features, location sharing also offers end-to-end encryption.

Apps/Software October 18, 2017

Men Who Receive Blood From Mothers Are More Likely To Die Three Years After The Transfusion, Study Suggests

Men are more likely to die when they receive blood from a woman who had been previously pregnant, says a new study. This could ultimately alter blood donation policies in the global scale if future studies support the conclusion.

Public Health October 18, 2017

Facebook Building 8 Head Regina Dugan Is Leaving The Company: Future Of Proposed Mind Reading Device Uncertain

The head of Facebook’s experimental lab, Regina Dugan, is leaving the company, offering little explanation as to why. So, what happens to projects being developed inside Building 8, especially the proposed mind-reading device?

Business Tech October 18, 2017

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