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- Twitter tests longer character limit
You may soon get to say a lot more on Twitter. The social media giant announced it is testing a longer character limit. The change will extend the current 140 characters to 280 for all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Users won’t see this change right away, though. Only a small percentage will be testing it at first, and according to the company, it is just a test and there is no guarantee this change will be available to everyone. Via Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider. ...
- Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better — for free
- Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effects
- MIZUHO: Here's why Facebook has 'a realistic opportunity' to enter China in 2018
Facebook has a "realistic opportunity" to enter China in 2018, Mizuho analyst James Lee wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday. Lee came to the conclusion after meeting "various industry contacts" in China during a recent trip. Facebook's recent appointment of an executive to manage relations with China will help the company "understand the regulatory requirement and negotiate Facebook's operating structure in China," said Lee in the note, a copy of which was obtained by Business Insider.
- Apple's wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launch
- The top 8 features we expect from Apple's next iPhone
- Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11
- Why Equifax needs to give up some details about how it got hacked
- The best alternatives to Apple's new iPhone
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A big phone with bigger expectations
- Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook post
- 4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the US
- Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K display
- The most important iPhone features ever
- Fall games guide 2017: Your free time is history
Hope you had a nice outdoorsy summer, because for the foreseeable future, you’re going to have a hard time leaving the living room. The fall video game season is just about underway, and the 2017 edition is keeping with tradition by slinging enough massive games your way to tax both your wallet and your eyesight. From Mario to Marvel, here’s what the next few months have in store. “Destiny 2”
- 'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' review: An insane mix of strategy and absurdity
- Hate and violence around the globe? There’s an app for that.
The plague of “fake news” may be news to Facebook (FB), but it’s a familiar foe to a small non-profit in Washington that’s trying to use mobile apps, big data and social media to promote peace and accountability in places like Iraq, Kenya and Mexico where those technologies have often been abused to spread lies and hate. The PeaceTech Lab aims to develop “technology that can be applied to tackle the triggers of violence,” president and CEO Sheldon Himelfarb said in an interview at the lab’s Washington headquarters at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
- Samsung challenges Apple Watch with its new Gear Sport smartwatch
- The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesign
This is a big week for YouTube. It’s getting a new design and new features—all of which have been in the works, carefully and methodically, for a very long time, and all of which, as far as I’m concerned, are welcome!
- Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VR
- Facebook says it will ban businesses from advertising if they share fake news
- Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple Watch
Fitbit’s all-new smartwatch is designed to do battle with the Apple Watch.It’s no secret that Fitbit (FIT) has been working on a smartwatch — Co-founder and CEO James Park said as much during the company’s Q2 2017 earnings call earlier this month. This is the Fitbit Ionic, the company’s first “true” smartwatch.
- Meet Uber's pick for its next CEO
- Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcripts
- Galaxy Note 8 preview: Samsung's big bet
- The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhone
- Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home tech
- Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvement
- How companies leave your data online without your knowledge
- Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’
The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is cancelling the domain for the white supremacist site Daily Stormer due to a “specific, immediate concern about inciting violence,” a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told the Daily Stormer it had 24 hours to move to another domain hosting service.
- Pogue's Basics: Alexa reminders
- NFL player lives on $60,000 a year thanks to what he learned from this book
An alarming fifteen percent of NFL players end up declaring bankruptcy. Wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2012 and is currently a free agent, is making sure he won't fall into that category.
- How the iPhone 8 and iOS 11 could make you a better photographer
- Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it isn't flawless
- The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and Target
- Building a Lego robot can help you understand coding basics
- A massive EU privacy rule could bring an unexpected benefit for US consumers
- Pogue's Basics: The secret Start menu in Windows 10
Windows 10’s Start button harbors a secret: It can sprout a tiny utility menu. To see it, right-click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen, or (on a touchscreen) hold your finger down on it. There, in all its majesty, is the Start menu’s secret utility menu.
- 'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' might be the next big hit for Nintendo's Switch
Nintendo’s Mario is teaming up with Ubisoft’s bizarre rabbids in a new game that might be your next favorite Switch title.Mario is coming to Nintendo’s (NTDOY) new Switch console, but he’s sharing the spotlight with some relative unknowns. Ubisoft’s “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle” is a turn-based strategy-style game co-starring Ubisoft’s (UBSFF) own rabbids, cartoonish bugged-eyed rabbits.
- Here’s what you need to watch for in Apple’s Q3 2017 earnings
- Apple's decision to drop privacy apps in China might not be the last of its kind
- How Microsoft wants to bring broadband to rural Americans
- The biggest problems with putting microchips in employees
- Why Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are fighting
- Why scientists want AI regulated now before it's too late
- Amazon launches a social network for spending money
- Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw
The back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom. Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost Chromebooks and Apple’s (AAPL) own MacBook line. The Surface Laptop also marks the debut of Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S operating system, a more security- and performance-minded variant of Windows 10.
- Sprint doesn’t want you to buy your next phone
- Amazon's Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize
Harman Kardon’s Invoke is Microsoft’s first true Amazon Echo competitor. When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. More than two years later, the Echo’s success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung and a slew of their Chinese counterparts have either released their own smart speakers or will likely release them soon.
- Another fitness-band company shuts down. But why?