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Michael Kors Facebook AR ad in News Feed test run

Facebook is inserting your face right into the ads in your news feed thanks to AR.Image: FACEBOOK You’ll soon be able to try on sunglasses and buy them without ever leaving your Facebook app. SEE ALSO: Facebook ‘split memes’ are driving everyone crazy The social media company announced Tuesday that it’s beginning to test augmented reality advertisements in the News Feed.  For the uninitiated, augmented reality (AR) is a technology that overlays digital images onto real world objects. For example, when people play Pokemon Go on their […]

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The world’s new longest flight has passengers flying for nearly 19 hours

Singapore Airlines' new aircraft will fly nearly 19 hours non-stop.Image: singapore airlines Spending nearly 19 hours in the air is a helluva long time to be flying, but fortunately the passengers on the world’s longest flight won’t be cramped in cattle class. Singapore Airlines is set to begin non-stop flights between Singapore and New York on Thursday, and the airline has forgone economy seats for the new record-setting flight.  SEE ALSO: This flight-sharing service is like Uber Pool for private planes The airline previously flew the same […]

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OnePlus 6T’s design has been revealed in official and unofficial images

OnePlus 6T.Image: OnePlus OnePlus 6T, the upcoming new flagship from OnePlus, still doesn’t have a release date, but thanks to new official images as well as a new leak, you can now see what it looks like.  Leaked images which appear to be press photos, courtesy of WinFuture.de, show the device from all sides, and confirm what previous leaks and rumors have told us: The phone has a tiny, waterdrop-shaped notch on the front and a dual camera on the back.  An inspired form, endlessly refined. Experience […]

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It’s Amazon’s world. We just live in it.

Amazon.com isn’t America’s biggest company. By market cap, it trails Apple. Measured by number of employees, it’s behind Walmart. By revenues, it’s a distant eighth on the Fortune 500 list. But measured by importance to modern life and ability to shape the American economy in its own image, Amazon is second to none. It has a full suite of electronic devices, including a digital assistant that thousands of consumers rely on to perform daily tasks (Alexa), an electronic reader (Kindle) and a home security system (Ring). Its […]

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Lyft offers free, discounted rides to get more people to vote

Lyft wants to get people to the polls.Image: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Lyft is getting out the vote.  The ride-hailing app is offering free and discounted rides to get voters to the polls for the midterm elections coming up in November. SEE ALSO: Uber and Lyft promotions for Election Day differ in this one big way Promo codes for 50 percent off rides through organizations like When We All Vote and Vote.org will hopefully get greater numbers of voters to their polling places at a more affordable, accessible […]

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Car rides of the future will offer a shopping experience

The car will eventually be more than a car.Image: cargo When everyone’s a passenger instead of a driver, the car experience really starts to change. As we take more and more Lyft and Uber rides — and eventually once autonomous cars drive us around — the purpose of the car will transform. The space once centered on getting us from point A to point B is already becoming yet another portal to sell us stuff. SEE ALSO: New smart car feature alerts you if you leave something […]

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Monkeys are being cloned inside a Chinese lab. This is what they look like.

Apple has removed thousands of gambling apps from its Chinese App Store.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Apple is removing a slew of apps from its App Store in China in order to comply with the country’s strict regulations. According to Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television or CCTV, Apple has removed 25,000 gambling apps from its Chinese App Store. This move comes after a number of Chinese media outlets lobbed complaints at the tech giant last month for allegedly allowing gambling, pornography, and counterfeit goods promotions in its App Store.  […]

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Couch Potato will track your inactivity and reward you for it

Image: screenshot jake krol/mashable Ever been called a Couch Potato for lounging around?  Well, now you can know exactly how much time you’ve been inactive — though I’m not entirely sure why you want this statistic. At any rate, the Couch Potato app aims to be the anti-step tracker that rewards you for lounging. Maybe it’s kind of nice that an app encourages you to chill out with no shame? The app is only available for iOS users via the App Store, sorry Android users.  SEE ALSO: […]

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Identity theft protection service reportedly exposes millions of customer email addresses

LifeLock has a reported vulnerability which exposed customer email addresses.Image: Getty Images Symantec’s identity theft protection service, LifeLock, has reportedly exposed millions of customer email addresses due to a website bug. LifeLock’s email marketing webpage was taken down briefly after alerted by security journalist and researcher Brian Krebs, who published the flaw on his blog. SEE ALSO: Google announces its first foray into the security key market The vulnerability allowed anyone with a web browser to collect customer email addresses by changing a number in the URL, […]

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Tesla Model 3 orders open up for everyone in North America

The Model 3 Design Studio has been opened up to everyone, and now customers in North America can directly order the car from there, without a reservation.Image: Tesla North American buyers looking for a mid-sized electric sedan donning a “T” sign, rejoice: Tesla has opened up orders for its Model 3 electric car for everyone in the U.S. and Canada.  Until now, buyers had to cash out a $1,000 fee to reserve their spot in line for the Model 3, but — as reported by Electrek — […]

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