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Tinder Now Has A Facebook-Like ‘Feed’ To Make Stalking Easier

Tinder’s new Feed tab puts a Facebook-like stream of updates from your matches. It’s apparently there to help you make more meaningful connections with potential partners, according to Tinder.

Apps/Software

Microsoft Wants To Teach Developers How To Code For Quantum Computers

Microsoft’s just-released quantum development kit offers developers a simulated quantum computer for them to test their programs on. It also includes plenty of documentation and other tools that help them learn how to code for the platform.

Microsoft

Amber Fossils Show That Ticks Pestered Dinosaurs Just Like They Pester Dogs Now

A team of researchers were able to find a new species of prehistoric ticks preserved in chunks of amber fossils. These ticks, they presume, were highly likely sucking the blood off dinosaurs 99 million years ago.

Animals

Internet Pioneers To FCC Regarding Net Neutrality: You Don’t Know How The Internet Works

The Federal Communications Commission, ahead of its plan to kill net neutrality, is facing mountainous pressure to cancel its vote. Adding to that list is an open letter penned by some of the biggest internet pioneers.

Internet December 12, 2017

President Trump To NASA: I Want You Back On The Moon, Then Mars Next

Trump has officially signed Space Policy Directive 1, which sets NASA up for a lunar mission and a potential trip to Mars. However, there’s the issue of funding.

Space December 12, 2017

Google Chrome Hogging Your Memory? Well, Chrome 63 Uses Even More Of It

In its latest update, Google Chrome now uses even more memory than before. Here’s what you need to know about a new feature in Chrome 63 called Site Isolation.

Apps/Software December 11, 2017

Capcom Is Bundling 12 ‘Street Fighter’ Games In A Single Release To Celebrate The Franchise’s 30th Anniversary

For the 30th anniversary of ‘Street Fighter,’ Capcom is releasing an anthology game that contains 12 games from the series. Launching sometime in May 2018, the game will feature online play and an interactive museum.

Video Games December 11, 2017

North Atlantic Right Whales Facing Extinction, Researchers Say

If no significant efforts are made, North Atlantic right whales could go extinct. A combination of vessel strikes and fishing gear entrapment, both of which involve humans, are killing this whale species.

Animals December 11, 2017

Norovirus Outbreak Plagues Dozens Of North Carolina State University Students: Watch Out For These Symptoms

North Carolina State University has been hit with a nasty norovirus outbreak, affecting approximately 60 students. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the U.S.

Public Health December 9, 2017

Why Apple Is Buying Shazam For $400 Million

Shazam doesn’t have to worry about turning a profit anymore. Apple is reportedly buying the popular app for $400 million, possibly benefitting from its augmented reality platform.

Apple December 9, 2017

Google Re-Enables Touch Controls On Home Mini After Gutting It Over Privacy Concerns

Google Home Mini devices can now be controlled using the built-in touch controls on the surface of their fabric. This feature was turned off in October after a user discovered a flaw that caused the fabric to trigger the buttons.

Smart Home December 9, 2017

15 Million Americans May Have Alzheimer's By 2060, And There's More Bad News

By 2060, 15 million Americans will have Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study. For now, there's no cure, but the study aims to find effective prevention measures to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s.

Neuroscience December 9, 2017

Instagram Might Soon Launch A Standalone App, Like Facebook Did With Messenger

Instagram is following the footsteps of Messenger. Apparently, the app is going to be split into two: the main Instagram app for typical photo-sharing features, and Direct for private messaging.

Apps/Software December 8, 2017

New Google Search Feature Has Celebs Answering Your Burning Questions

Celebrities will now answer your questions about them directly on Google mobile search. Can Will Ferrell really play the drums? Just ask Google and Ferrell himself will answer.

Google December 8, 2017

You Can No Longer Download Apps From The Chrome Web Store: But Why, Google?

Google has officially killed the Apps section on Chrome Web Store, signaling the end of minimally downloaded Chrome Apps. To replace them are Progressive Web Apps, which are more versatile and can work across platforms.

Apps/Software December 7, 2017

Sequel To Vine Teased Again: What Is 'V2'?

The cofounder of Vine just teased everyone about the sequel to the popular app. It’s apparently called 'V2,' but whether it’ll function similarly to Vine remains hard to determine.

Apps/Software December 7, 2017

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Unveiled: Will Focus On 4K HDR Video Recording, VR

Details about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 have now been revealed. It looks like the chipmaker has focused on improved camera capabilities and support for advanced virtual reality performance.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 7, 2017

Samsung Begins Producing 512 GB Universal Flash Storage For Next Galaxy Phones: Is It Too Much?

You’ll never run out of storage if you buy one of Samsung’s future Galaxy phones. That’s because the company has begun producing the world’s first 512 GB embedded Universal Flash Storage, which can hold up to 130 10-minute 4K videos.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 7, 2017

Engineers Develop 3D-Printed Objects That Connect To Wi-Fi And Don’t Even Need Power

Researchers were able to create 3D-printed objects that can transmit Wi-Fi signals. Oh, and these objects don’t even need power or any kind of electronics to communicate.

Gadgets December 6, 2017

Google Officially Rolls Out Android 8.1 Oreo To Nexus, Pixel Devices: Here’s What’s New

Google has officially rolled out Android 8.1 to a host of Pixel and Nexus devices. It contains minor but needed improvements, and it activates the Pixel Visual Core chip on Google’s latest flagships.

Apps/Software December 6, 2017

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