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Instagram boss Adam Mosseri says like counts might go private – CNET June 26, 2019

He told CBS This Morning’s Gayle King the Facebook-owned site is making “well-being” a priority. Instagram boss Adam Mosseri says like counts might go private – CNET Source: CNet

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri says like counts might go private – CNET

He told CBS This Morning’s Gayle King the Facebook-owned site is making “well-being” a priority. Instagram boss Adam Mosseri says like counts might go private – CNET
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Pre-Prime Day sale: 2nd-gen AirPods with wireless charging case are $180 at Amazon (save 10%) – CNET

This is Amazon’s lowest price ever. Pre-Prime Day sale: 2nd-gen AirPods with wireless charging case are 0 at Amazon (save 10%) – CNET
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Apple acquires self-driving startup Drive.ai – Roadshow

iPhone maker has acquired the startup’s assets and hired many of its engineers. Apple acquires self-driving startup Drive.ai – Roadshow
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Ahead of Democratic debate, Apple News offers up a guide to the candidates – CNET

Twenty candidates will take the stage this week, and Apple News has a rundown for you. Ahead of Democratic debate, Apple News offers up a guide to the candidates – CNET
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A Camp Counselor's Tricks for Motivating Kids

Summer camp: You might remember it as a place for making friends, braiding lanyards, eating s’mores, jumping in lakes and drenching your mosquito bites in calamine lotion. But for Jamie Lee Lardner, who spent years as a camper and counselor at Camp Pontiac in New York, it was also the ultimate training ground for her…

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A Camp Counselor's Tricks for Motivating Kids
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Instagram will start putting ads within the Explore page

Ads are coming to more places on Instagram. Today, the social media platform announced that it’ll soon start placing ads within the Explore page, which is where users go to discover new content that lines up with their interests. The ads won’t appear on the Explore grid itself, but they’ll appear once a user taps on an Explore post and begins scrolling through that discovery feed. The ads will be photos and videos, and the first ad — for IGTV — will go live today. The team will begin working with select partners over the next few weeks with the goal of opening Explore ads up to everyone over the next few months.

“Explore is where people are really open to discovery, and that’s why we’re really excited about this,” says Susan Buckner…

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Instagram will start putting ads within the Explore page
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The Switch’s hidden shoulder buttons are the key to making it a full-fledged console

In today’s digital age, it sometimes feels like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives our devices. Button of the Month is a monthly look at what some of those buttons and switches are like on devices old and new, and it aims to appreciate how we interact with our devices on a physical, tactile level.

The Nintendo Switch is an incredible piece of hardware engineering for many reasons: the amount of gaming brawn it packs into such a small package, for example, continues to surprise with portable versions of games that would previously have been unthinkable.

But the best parts of Nintendo’s hardware innovation, at least to me, are the removable Joy-Con controllers that add a whole new dimension to what the Switch can…

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Fortnite season 9, week 7 challenges and where to find the giant beach ball – CNET

It’s summertime on the island. Fortnite season 9, week 7 challenges and where to find the giant beach ball – CNET
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FCC says Verizon can lock phones to its network for 60 days after purchase

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg

The Federal Communications Commission has granted Verizon permission to keep newly purchased phones locked to its network for a period of 60 days. As a result, the leading US carrier says it will soon do exactly that, claiming it’s meant to prevent fraud and identity theft. “After the 60 day period the phones will unlock automatically,” said Ronan Dunne, executive vice president at Verizon. “That means, fraudsters who order and steal phones — clearly with no intention of ever paying for them will have a much harder time.” Verizon plans to implement the 60-day lock “very soon.”

If you’re wondering why Verizon needs this permission in the first place, it dates back to the FCC’s 2008 auction of 700MHz spectrum, which saw Verizon come away…

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FCC says Verizon can lock phones to its network for 60 days after purchase
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Avengers: Endgame’s home release trailer spoils the film for everyone who was waiting for the DVD

If you’re one of the roughly dozen people on Earth who hasn’t seen Avengers: Endgame yet because you were waiting for it to come out on Blu-ray, then I would strongly advise you not to watch Marvel’s new video announcing the home video release dates because it reveals, quite literally, the entire film.

It’s not like the marketing team hasn’t been playing things fast and loose with the big reveals from the film after the Russo brothers’ spoiler ban lifted — several more recent TV spots for Endgame were pretty spoilery, too — but the trailer announcing when you’ll be able to buy the film is probably the most egregious spoiler yet.

Here’s what you need to know if you’ve somehow avoided spoilers so far: the film hits digital storefronts like…

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Avengers: Endgame’s home release trailer spoils the film for everyone who was waiting for the DVD
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A photo history of Frog, the company that designed the original Mac

Frog Design is 50 years old today

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A photo history of Frog, the company that designed the original Mac
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The Best iOS 13 Tricks You Haven't Tried Yet

I’ve been playing around with iOS 13 since the developer beta first launched—bugs and all. Since it’s now available for public consumption, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite new tricks so you can get excited while you wait for the beta to install on your device.

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Get $25 One-Way Summer Flights Today Only on Frontier Airlines

If you haven’t booked your summer vacation yet, you’re in luck: Frontier Airlines has a flash sale with fares starting at $25 one-way for flights through the end of August. The sale ends tonight, so you’re going to want to get on it now.

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Should You Transfer Your Credit Card Balance to a Low APR Card?

Zero interest is the holy grail of credit card offers: a reprieve from interest rates that can easily top 20%, a chance to stop time so you can make good on your efforts to crush your credit card balance once and for all.

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Should You Transfer Your Credit Card Balance to a Low APR Card?
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How to Watch the Democratic Presidential Debates

Today, the first half of the 2020 Democratic presidential debates kicks off in Miami—10 candidates, including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke will take the stage at 9pm EST.

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How to Watch the Democratic Presidential Debates
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Programming language Python's 'existential threat' is app distribution: Is this the answer?

New tool aims to bring Python apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux to users who’ve never heard of Python. Programming language Python's 'existential threat' is app distribution: Is this the answer?
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Meth-smoking football coach who blew $2.1M on Bitcoin: ‘I’m still a believer’


Disgraced football coach Mark “Bomber” Thompson has admitted to abusing crystal meth and obsessively trading cryptocurrency for 12 hours a day in the lead-up to his arrest, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Today, Thompson (53) told Melbourne Magistrates Court that cryptocurrency was something he’d “been looking for” since the end of his career, and that he’d been consumed by watching YouTube tutorials. This, combined with methamphetamine intake, is said to have led the renowned footballer to trade up to $2.1 million (AU$3 million) worth of Bitcoin over a two-year-period. In 2015, Thompson was fined $30,000 for his role in the…

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Target takes aim at Amazon Prime Day with Deal Days summer sale – CNET

The retailer will run its own sales July 15 and 16. Target takes aim at Amazon Prime Day with Deal Days summer sale – CNET
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2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S by CarBahn first drive: When more is actually better – Roadshow

How does one of the world’s greatest Euro car tuners go about improving an almost perfect car? 2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S by CarBahn first drive: When more is actually better – Roadshow
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Charge your phone with solar power as a first step to going green – CNET

The Window Solar Charger is a cheaper and less obtrusive way to go green. Charge your phone with solar power as a first step to going green – CNET
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San Diego Comic-Con at nearly 50: How it's changed for the better (and worse) – CNET

What started as a small gathering in a basement has exploded into one of the world’s biggest cultural blowouts. And with growth comes growing pains. San Diego Comic-Con at nearly 50: How it's changed for the better (and worse) – CNET
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Here’s why you need to consider a Samsung Chromebook for under $100


Why not save depreciation cash by buying an almost new computer at a used price?You can do just that right now with this deal on a refurbished Samsung Chromebook. It’s a $599 value priced for the budget-conscious (read: everybody) at just $99.99 right now from TNW Deals.

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EU opens formal antitrust investigation of Broadcom for suspected exclusivity practices and seeks an interim order to prevent anti-competitive behavior (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)


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EU opens formal antitrust investigation of Broadcom for suspected exclusivity practices and seeks an interim order to prevent anti-competitive behavior  —  The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into US chipmaker Broadcom which it suspects of restricting competition via …

EU opens formal antitrust investigation of Broadcom for suspected exclusivity practices and seeks an interim order to prevent anti-competitive behavior (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)
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In a first, Facebook will hand over hate speech data to France


Facebook has agreed to hand over identifying information on French users suspected of using hate speech on its platform, making it the first deal of its kind between the social media giant and a government. According to Reuters, the decision appears to have been a result of successive meetings between Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and French President Emmanuel Macron. “This is huge news, it means that the judicial process will be able to run normally,” Cédric O, France’s Minister for Digital Affairs, told Reuters in an interview. “It’s really very important, they’re only doing it for France.” Until now, the tech giant has…

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Mt. Gox founder facing lawsuit for losing 80,000 BTC


Serial entrepreneur Jed McCaleb, and creator of the now-defunct Mt. Gox, is facing a lawsuit over his handling of the failed cryptocurrency exchange.  Former Mt. Gox traders Joseph Jones and Peter Steinmetz allege McCaleb was “fraudulent” and “negligent” in his representation of the exchange, partly leading to the loss of their Bitcoin when it was hacked in the notorious hacking incident from 2014, CoinDesk reports. The complaint, submitted on May 19, claims Mt Gox was already suffering from safety issues in January 2011. Two security breaches, the document says, resulted in the loss of “thousands of a Mt.Gox user’s Bitcoin.” McCaleb, who…

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