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New Instagram Update Lets You Know If Friends Are Online

There’s no escaping it: Instagram is becoming more like Facebook after each passing update. Now, the app shows a green dot next to friends who are online.

Apps/Software

Mark Zuckerberg Clarifies Statement About Holocaust Deniers Following Backlash: ‘I Personally Find Holocaust Denial Deeply Offensive’

Mark Zuckerberg has now clarified his recent statements on holocaust deniers on Facebook. He said he finds the idea of Holocaust denial deeply offensive and didn’t mean to defend the people who engage in it.

Internet

Omega 3, Fish Oil Supplements Useless For Heart Health, Says New Study

A new systematic review of previous omega 3 and fish oil trials found that they do very little to improve heart health. In fact, the chance of getting any meaningful impact from omega 3 consumption is one in 1,000.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 19, 2018

Samsung Reportedly Launching $300 Bixby Smart Speaker On Galaxy Note 9 Event

Samsung’s standalone speaker is reportedly going to be unveiled next month. It’s apparently going to be billed primarily as a premium speaker, but with Bixby-powered smart features thrown in.

Gadgets July 19, 2018

Joker Movie Starring Joaquin Phoenix Now Has A Release Date And Official Title

'Joker' is coming to theaters in October next year. The film will be an examination of the villain’s struggles, with Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix playing the troubled and terrifying DC Comics character.

Movies/TV Shows July 19, 2018

Gorilla Glass 6 Will Protect Your Phone Even After Dropping It 15 Times

The new Corning Gorilla Glass 6, now in production, is able to survive up to 15 drops but is only as scratch-resistant as its predecessors. It’s expected to hit the market in the coming months.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 19, 2018

Walmart Is Thinking About Starting A Video Streaming Service To Take On Netflix

You won’t believe which company is trying to become the next Netflix. Walmart — yes, the retail chain — is apparently considering a streaming service that’ll cost less than rival offerings.

Internet July 19, 2018

You Might Soon Be Able To Remove Your Instagram Followers

Manually removing followers might soon be a possibility on Instagram. The company has confirmed that it’s currently testing a feature that’ll allow public accounts to remove accounts from their followers pool.

Apps/Software July 19, 2018

Viewers Can Now React To Twitch Streamers With GIFs Thanks To Giphy

Twitch has finally added support for GIFs. Users can now access the new Giphy extension and start dropping PG-rated GIFs on their favorite broadcasters’ livestreams.

Apps/Software July 19, 2018

Liver Cancer Death Rates In The US Are On The Rise

The number of people who’ve died from liver cancer has increased between 2000 and 2016, as per new data by the CDC. The reason for this might not be what you’re think of, though.

Public Health July 19, 2018

The ‘Smart Downloads’ Feature On Netflix Clears Up Storage For Your Next Binge-Watch

For those who are running out of storage, Netflix’s new Smart Downloads feature is a godsend. It automatically deletes finished episodes and downloads new ones, so the binge-watching doesn’t stop.

Internet July 19, 2018

Lesbian Superhero Batwoman Is Finally Getting Her Own Show

A live-action adaptation of 'Batwoman' is in the works. While the show doesn’t have a premiere date yet, it will center on Kate Kane, an openly gay vigilante fighting crimes within Gotham.

Movies/TV Shows July 19, 2018

Samsung Unveils World’s First LPDDR5 DRAM Chip: How It’ll Change Smartphones

Samsung’s has finally spilled the beans on its forthcoming LPDDR5 DRAM, which it hopes will soon enter mass production. Compared with power-hungry current-generation memory, LPDDR5 is expected to turn down the dial on power consumption.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 18, 2018

Lava Bomb Injures 23 People Aboard A Hawaii Boat

The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to rage. This time, when its lava hit the water, it caused an explosion that sent a lava bomb flying to a nearby boat, injuring nearly two dozen sightseers.

Earth/Environment July 17, 2018

There’s Going To Be A Live-Action ‘Rugrats’ Movie

Beloved children’s show 'Rugrats' will get the live-action adaptation treatment this 2020. Nickelodeon has also confirmed that there’ll be 26 new episodes of the series coming soon.

Movies/TV Shows July 17, 2018

Instapaper Is No Longer Part Of Pinterest, Forming New Parent Company

Instapaper will soon no longer be part of Pinterest, as the read-it-later service has chosen to go independent again. Meanwhile, European users are left unable to access the service due to its noncompliance with GDPR rules.

Business Tech July 17, 2018

Alzheimer’s Risk Might Go Down With The Help Of Herpes Meds

A study published last month showed a link between herpes and dementia. Now, two professors have further analyzed other studies that show similar findings, and they suggest that Alzheimer’s could one day be prevented via antiviral treatment.

Medicine July 17, 2018

Apple Struggles In India This Year With Less Than A Million iPhones Sold So Far

Apple’s journey to dominate the Indian smartphone market don’t seem to be working. Bloomberg says it has barely sold 1 million iPhones in the first half of 2018, and sales predictions for the rest of the year aren’t so positive.

Apple July 16, 2018

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Creator Joss Whedon Is Making A Sci-Fi Series For HBO

Joss Whedon is returning to TV. The 'Firefly' creator has chosen HBO as the home of his new sci-fi series 'The Nevers,' which is about a group of Victorian women with unusual powers.

Movies/TV Shows July 16, 2018

Motorola Is Finally Launching Its First Android Go Smartphone

Motorola is launching an Android Go edition of the Moto E5 Play, which will feature stock Android and apps more optimized for weaker hardware. It’s the first-ever Android Go phone from the company.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 16, 2018

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