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Facebook Is Testing Its News Subscription Tool, But Only on Android

Facebook is testing a news subscription tool for its Instant Articles mobile feature. But the social networking giant is only testing the paywalled news service on Android devices, as Facebook and Apple are… 382 more words

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Dinosaurs, dumplings and ‘ILY’: Apple reveals new emoji coming to iPhone and iPad

An angry, cursing face. A head of broccoli. A “Citizen Kane”-style sled. A black mountain climber. A genderless person, available in a range of races and ages. 444 more words

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Coding skills are helping three young Canadians make a difference

Brampton-based software developer Tanmay Bakshi wants to use machine learning to read minds.

Well, not exactly. What he really wants to do is collect EEG data using a headset connected to a computer capable of transforming all of those brainwaves into something resembling a language decipherable by humans. 1,199 more words

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Hackers Can Take Over Billions of Android and Linux Devices via Bluetooth

Security researchers have discovered a set of severe vulnerabilities affecting devices that connect via Bluetooth.

The eight security holes—three of which are considered “critical”—allow attackers to take control of Bluetooth-enabled devices, execute code remotely, or intercept traffic between laptops, phones, smart TVs, watches, and other “Internet of things” devices. 711 more words

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Get to know: Rocketship Park, Ontario-based makers of the addictive new puzzle game Block Droppin'

Toronto’s independent game scene has become almost legendary within the industry, but there’s more to Southern Ontario’s collective of small game studios than shops located within the Big Smoke. 1,426 more words

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GOOGLE SHELLING OUT $3 BILLION TO APPLE TO REMAIN DEFAULT SEARCH

According to a report by CNBC, Google will be paying Apple a reported $3 billion to remain the default search engine on iPhone and other iOS devices. 103 more words

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Change this iPhone setting to stop receiving unwanted photos or files from strangers

Some iPhone users are getting unpleasant surprises from a sharing feature they may not realize allows anyone to send pictures to their phones.

According to the New York Post, female subway riders in New York received messages alerting them that someone wanted to share a picture with them over AirDrop. 468 more words

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