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Twitter’s iOS and Android apps now default to the timeline the user had open last, instead of the algorithmic feed, after a similar web update in January (Mitchell Clark/The Verge) February 6, 2023

Mitchell Clark / The Verge: Twitter’s iOS and Android apps now default to the timeline the user had open last, instead of the algorithmic feed, after a similar web update in January  —  Twitter’s iOS and Android app will now default to showing you the last timeline tab you selected, whether it’s the algorithmic “For […]

See how Yosemite 'firefall' makes waterfall glow like lava – CNET

This rare natural phenomenon makes El Capitan shimmer as if it were an erupting volcano.
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LG G6 to feature new 6.0 mobile user interface – CNET

The forthcoming flagship’s new interface will support a new Square Camera mode that shows two images simultaneously side by side.
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Microsoft to delay its February patches to March 14

Microsoft’s February Patch Tuesday patches are not going to arrive until Tuesday March 14, officials confirm, while providing no reasons for the delay.
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Cop selfie saves the day — and the missing purse – CNET

A quick-thinking Seattle police officer texted a photo to prove his identity, and got results.
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PlayStation Now dumps everything but PS4 and Windows PC – CNET

Sony’s streaming service for games will soon be available on just two devices.
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As far as Siri is concerned, you are Lego Batman – CNET

Just address Siri in a certain way, and she’ll treat you as befits the master of the Batcave and Stately Wayne Manor.
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GOP demands inquiry into EPA use of encrypted messaging apps – CNET

A congressional committee says it’s worried the conversations run afoul of federal record-keeping requirements.
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Samsung may announce Galaxy S8 launch date on February 26 – CNET

Samsung could confirm or deny a rumor that it will unveil the GS8 on March 29.
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Google adds fact-check label in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina – CNET

Fact check — that little tag that shows up in front of some articles in Google News — is working its way around the world.
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New Mac malware linked to Russian hackers of US election – CNET

APT28, blamed for the hack of the Democratic Party, releases Xagent malware that can steal iPhone backups.
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Ford blows $200M on new wind tunnel complex – Roadshow

Didn’t Bob Dylan write about this topic at one point?
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D-Link sells first Apple HomeKit security camera – CNET

The camera with a 180-degree wide-angle lens costs $199.95 from the Apple Store.
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AR rocks, as climbing gyms become real-life video games – CNET

Rock climbing comes to grips with augmented reality, the tech that helped make Pokemon Go a sensation.
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Microsoft likely will show off Xbox Project Scorpio on June 11 – CNET

The company hinted at the new gaming console by posting a picture of its components in a tweet.
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BlackBerry accuses Nokia of patent infringement, report says – CNET

The two legacy brands have been battling for customers — now, they’re battling in the court, too, according to Bloomberg.
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What becomes of the broken hearted in the age of apps? – CNET

While technology can make it easier to find love, it’s playing catch-up in curing heartache. Here are some tips for the lovelorn.
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Your next home phone may be an Amazon Echo or Google Home – CNET

Amazon and Google are reportedly looking to bring speakerphone functionality to their smart speakers.
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Trump tweetstorm condemns 'Russian connection non-sense' – CNET

Commentary: After the resignation of his national security adviser, the president offers several tweets that enjoy several institutional targets.
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Hacker knows best: Privacy tips from Kevin Mitnick – CNET

This security expert knows all the tricks for stealing your personal information. His new book tells you how to keep your data safe.
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Security researchers trick 'CEO' email scammer into giving up identity

Businesses targeted in email scams don’t always have to play the victim. They can actually fight back.

Researchers at Dell SecureWorks have documented how they identified a suspected email scammer from Nigeria, by essentially playing along with the scheme to fool the attacker into revealing his true whereabouts.

Anyone can use these tips, said Joe Stewart, director of malware research at SecureWorks. “We’re letting [the scammers] give us all the information about themselves,” he said.

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HTC will launch mobile VR device as follow-up to Vive – CNET

Look for a different kind of virtual reality gadget. Says HTC’s CFO, “it’s not a phone slapped onto a headset.”
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​Weather app works even when disaster takes out the network – CNET

IBM and the Weather Channel have a new app that sends emergency alerts from one phone to another, bypassing overtaxed mobile networks.
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Alien faces on Mars? My search through NASA images – CNET

Join the hunt for alien-looking rock formations as CNET’s Amanda Kooser scours the Mars image archives, and comes away with a new appreciation for the Red Planet.
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This 'Star Trek'-like headset helps the legally blind see again – CNET

Almost like the VISOR in ‘Star Trek,’ the eSight 3 lets low vision wearers do almost anything, from reading a menu to playing basketball.
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Netflix's Oscar-nominated "13th" given green light for screening in schools – CNET

Ava DuVernay’s hard-hitting documentary can be publicly screened in educational settings.
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