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The Morning After: Vine is back, but now it's Byte

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This week took some interesting turns between a possible peek at the Xbox Series X back panel and rumors of an iPhone SE2. Among the stories below that you might have missed, we’ve also launched a series of smar…

Recommended Reading: Facial recognition, police and privacy

The secretive company that might end privacy as we know it
Kashmir Hill,
The New York Times

Clearview is a startup that developed a facial recognition system that matches a photo of a person to publicly available images. Those can be from F…

Four Netflix originals are coming to the Criterion Collection

There was a time when you probably wouldn’t even think of Netflix when discussing films that should be in The Criterion Collection. Now, the streaming giant has announced that four of its originals will be part of the film archive. The Irishman and M…

Tesla update leaks some upcoming changes for Model S, Model X

Whether it’s Fortnite, the latest Google Maps app or a firmware update for your Tesla Model X, reverse-engineering software to find features that are included but not-yet-enabled is a common hobby for the impatient hackers among us. Today the first n…

Tesla update leaks some upcoming changes for Model S, Model X

Whether it’s Fortnite, the latest Google Maps app or a firmware update for your Tesla Model X, reverse-engineering software to find features that are included but not-yet-enabled is a common hobby for the impatient hackers among us. Today the first n…

Vine co-founder launches a new 6-second video app: Byte

In 2017 Twitter pulled the plug on Vine, and left a community of extremely-short-form-video creators without a platform. Since then TikTok has flourished, but it’s still not the same thing. Vine cofounder Dom Hofmann has been teasing a sequel since l…

Vine co-founder launches a new 6-second video app: Byte

In 2017 Twitter pulled the plug on Vine, and left a community of extremely-short-form-video creators without a platform. Since then TikTok has flourished, but it’s still not the same thing. Vine cofounder Dom Hofmann has been teasing a sequel since l…

US Space Force logo unveiled with a clear Star Trek influence

The president has been pushing to create a new military branch, dubbed Space Force, since 2018 and today tweeted out a logo for the department. The most noticeable part of the logo is right in the center, where a design that closely resembles …

US Space Force logo unveiled with a clear Star Trek influence

The president has been pushing to create a new military branch, dubbed Space Force, since 2018 and today tweeted out a logo for the department. The most noticeable part of the logo is right in the center, where a design that closely resembles …

YouTube will stream the CoD and Overwatch leagues in 2020

Activision Blizzard’s next big esports bet, Call of Duty League, gets underway today. While the company worked with Twitch in the past on Overwatch League, that’s not where you’ll be able to watch its latest foray into top-level competitive gaming. Y…

YouTube will stream the CoD and Overwatch leagues in 2020

Activision Blizzard’s next big esports bet, Call of Duty League, gets underway today. While the company worked with Twitch in the past on Overwatch League, that’s not where you’ll be able to watch its latest foray into top-level competitive gaming. Y…

Uber reaches its last major city in North America

Uber has been available in every major North American city for a while, but not Vancouver, British Columbia — the city has refused to bow to pressure and even used undercover agents to make sure companies weren’t flouting the law. However, even tha…

Uber reaches its last major city in North America

Uber has been available in every major North American city for a while, but not Vancouver, British Columbia — the city has refused to bow to pressure and even used undercover agents to make sure companies weren’t flouting the law. However, even tha…

Grab a discounted Pixel 3a and get a $100 gift card at these US retailers

If you’re in the market for an affordable new phone, Amazon, Best Buy and B&H have gotten into something of small pricing war over Google’s excellent pair of Pixel 3a devices. Amazon and B&H are currently selling all three color variants of t…

Grab a discounted Pixel 3a and get a $100 gift card at these US retailers

If you’re in the market for an affordable new phone, Amazon, Best Buy and B&H have gotten into something of small pricing war over Google’s excellent pair of Pixel 3a devices. Amazon and B&H are currently selling all three color variants of t…

Watch Google's upcoming AirDrop-style file sharing in action

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Fast Share, Google’s upcoming take on AirDrop. But based on a new hands-on video, it looks like you may soon be able to check out the file-sharing feature on your Android phone. Now known as Nearby S…

Watch Google's upcoming AirDrop-style file sharing in action

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Fast Share, Google’s upcoming take on AirDrop. But based on a new hands-on video, it looks like you may soon be able to check out the file-sharing feature on your Android phone. Now known as Nearby S…

Google vows to make Search 'better' after redesign backlash

Last week, Google upset desktop users when it changed the appearance of Search. The changes were relatively minor, showing companies’ favicons next to link previews, but critics argue that the changes cluttered an otherwise clean interface and made i…

Google vows to make Search 'better' after redesign backlash

Last week, Google upset desktop users when it changed the appearance of Search. The changes were relatively minor, showing companies’ favicons next to link previews, but critics argue that the changes cluttered an otherwise clean interface and made i…

The best touchscreen winter gloves

By Nick Guy, Kaitlyn Wells, and Justin Krajeski

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