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Apple will fix the 'chaiOS' text message bug next week

4 days 14 hours ago
Yesterday, we wrote about the chaiOS bug, which is a specific link that can cause iMessage on iOS and Macs to crash. Today, Apple let us know that a fix is on the way. The chaiOS bug will be patched in a software update next week.

Facebook adds its first African American board member

4 days 14 hours ago
Today, Facebook announced that the Chairman and CEO of American Express, Kenneth I. Chenault, has joined the company's Board of Directors. It will be effective starting February 5th. It's notable because Chenault will be the board's first African Ame...

Twitch's new tools help streamers hype pre-recorded videos

4 days 14 hours ago
Twitch has introduced a set of tools called Video Producer to help streamers "maximize excitement and engagement" around their pre-recorded uploads. Sometime today, broadcasters will be able to use those tools to create shareable landing pages and co...

NASA: 2017 was Earth’s second-warmest year since 1880

4 days 15 hours ago
After careful analysis, NASA has declared that 2017 was the second-warmest year since the end of the 19th century. In a separate study using different analytical methods, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ranked last year as the...

Essential is working to fix its sluggish touchscreens

4 days 15 hours ago
The Essential Phone launched last August, but five months later, there are still some issues with the phone that remain unfixed. One of those is the lagging touch latency. If you have a PH-1, though, know that Essential hasn't forgotten about the pro...

Instagram DMs now show when you were last active

4 days 15 hours ago
Less than 24 hours since we learned of Instagram's new text fonts for Stories, the Facebook-owned app has added another feature. But this one may not be to everyone's liking. Taking inspiration from its parent company's Messenger service (instead of...

Peugeot embraces electric cars in bid to return to US market

4 days 15 hours ago
Carmaker Peugeot has announced a raft of ambitious plans that will see it re-enter the US market and offer an all-electric fleet by 2025. Speaking at the Automotive News World Congress, Peugeot chief executive Carlos Tavares said the company plans to...

YouTuber wins damages in landmark UK revenge porn case

4 days 16 hours ago
YouTuber Chrissy Chambers has won damages in a landmark legal case against a former partner who posted revenge porn online. The vlogger was dating a British male — who remains anonymous as part of the settlement terms — in 2009 when sever...

Amazon picks 20 finalist cities for its next major HQ

4 days 17 hours ago
After poring through 238 applications in the US, Canada and Mexico, Amazon has narrowed the list of cities for its next major headquarters to 20 candidates. Most of the centers picked by the Seattle-based company for its "HQ2," like Boston, New York...

China uses facial recognition to monitor ethnic minorities

4 days 17 hours ago
China is adding facial recognition to its overarching surveillance systems in Xinjiang, a Muslim-dominated region in the country's far west that critics claim is under abusive security controls. The geo-fencing tools alert authorities when targets ve...

Lifeguard drone completes world-first ocean rescue

4 days 17 hours ago
Australia's 'Little Ripper' drone has saved a pair of swimmers caught in rough seas in what's thought to be a world-first rescue operation. Lifeguards were busy testing the UAV off Lennox Head as part of New South Wales' $250,000 shark-spotting strat...

Wikipedia explains how those late-night reading binges happen

4 days 17 hours ago
Everybody's prone to falling down a Wikipedia rabbit hole, clicking link after link until it's been hours since you've started our journey. Now the foundation has begun releasing monthly data dumps for English, Russian, German, Spanish and Japanese W...

Hasselblad's crazy 400-megapixel camera does have a purpose

4 days 18 hours ago
If you judge cameras by megapixels and dollar signs, then Hasselblad just introduced the ultimate model. The H6D-400c can shoot 400-megapixel photos and will cost you $48,000, the price of a well-equipped Tesla Model 3. It does so by combining up to...

Hori’s Onyx is a wireless alternative to the PS4 DualShock

4 days 19 hours ago
We've had a slew of third-party, Sony-approved PS4 controllers over the years, including the pint-sized Mini Wired Gamepad and the pro-focused Razer Raiju. While welcome, they've all been missing a crucial feature — wireless connectivity. That...

The Morning After: Thursday, January 18th 2018

4 days 20 hours ago
The next big Nintendo gaming accessory? Cardboard. The games maker unveiled Labo, a DIY add-on system for kids to fold and stick together peripherals from cardboard -- proving once again that Nintendo is the good kind of crazy. Elsewhere we've got iP...

Amazon will focus on 'bigger' movies to lure people to Prime

4 days 21 hours ago
Having made its name buying smaller, niche independent projects to build its TV and movie division into a multi-award-winning studio, Amazon plans ramp things up a little moving forward, Reuters reports. According to sources, the company will increas...
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