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Back in December, Instagram added a feature to allow you to save your posts into your own private stockpile. Starting this week, you’ll be able to save these photos into your own private collection. Basically, they’re just folders for your saved images. After all, once you’ve saved a several dozen photos of cute puppies or hipster pastries, it might get a little tedious to sort through them all. To create a collection simply open your saved images, tap the ‘+’ icon, and select the images you’d like to add. The collections are currently only available for private consumption, which is a bit… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Instagram

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The Galaxy S8 is by all indications a pretty great smartphone, but Samsung didn’t do much with the rear camera this time around. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t thinking about it though: a leaked prototype shows a version of the Galaxy S8 plus sporting a dual camera setup. The images, shared by  KK on Weibo – a leaker with a solid track record – shows off two cameras in a vertical arrangement (like the new iPhone is rumored to have) in a body otherwise very similar to the final model. Curiously, this prototypes doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor – this may have… This story continues at The Next Web

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United Airlines has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately – having police rough up a passenger to make room for its staff on an ‘overbooked’ aircraft, threatening to place another in handcuffs, and removing a couple believed to be traveling to their wedding from a flight. If the carrier’s less-than-stellar record has you wary of hopping aboard one of its planes, you’ll certainly want to install DropUnited, a handy Chrome extension that ‘drags United Airlines off your flight search results.’ Fire up a search on Google Search, Google Flights, Expedia, or Kayak and the extension will… This story continues at The Next Web

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Britain is a nation of borrowers. The average Brit owes nearly £17,000 (roughly $21,000) in loans, credit cards, and overdrafts. Much of this debt is revolving, with interest constantly accruing. As no stranger to this, I know how hard it can be to visualize the cost of borrowing, especially when you use several different financial products. One company that wants to solve this problem is Pariti. It believes that by aggregating the total monthly amount our debt costs us per month, it can shock us into making prudent financial decisions. The way it works is simple. You give Pariti access… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you wanted to lock down your Twitter account and make it harder for hackers to break in, you’d either have to turn on SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) or generate a one-time login code. But now, you can use handy third-party authentication apps like Google Authenticator and Authy. Android Police heard from a Twitter developer that the company had added support for third-party authentication some months ago, but didn’t announce it publicly. Still, it’s better late than never for those of us who want to keep our accounts safe from pesky hackers (and I hope that includes you, Mark Zuckerberg).… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter

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Uber is gearing up to launch its UberEats food delivery service in India sometime during this quarter, reports The Economic Times. The company had previously announced its intentions to do so around the end of January, but hadn’t specified a time frame. After trialing the service in Los Angeles back in 2014, it launched a standalone app in Toronto in December 2015. UberEats is already available in nearly 80 cities worldwide; it plans to initially launch in one Indian city, and add five more by the end of the year. It’s likely that Mumbai will be first on the list, as the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Uber

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On Easter Sunday, 37-year-old Steve Stephens from Cleveland, Ohio, uploaded a video to Facebook which showed him shooting and killing a senior citizen at point blank range, on a sidewalk. The victim was identified by Cleveland Police as 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. He is believed to have no connection or relation to Stephens, who, in a previous video, said he was driven to kill people by his girlfriend Joy Lane. He also claimed to have killed about a dozen more people, but that is yet to be verified. At the time of writing, Stephens remains at large, and police say… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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A story about Snapchat on Variety from last week highlighted an alleged comment made by CEO Evan Spiegel: “This app is only for rich people. I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain.” Spiegel’s alleged remark was recounted by ex-employee Anthony Pompliano in a lawsuit over the company’s misconduct with him, with incidents dating back to 2015. While the company has rubbished the claim, calling it ‘ridiculous’, the backlash from Indian mobile users has affected not only Snapchat’s ratings, but also those of a similarly named ecommerce app – Snapdeal. Snapdeal, which runs an online store… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Snapchat

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Fact — project management professionals with top-level certifications can make up to 16 percent more than their non-certified colleagues. So jump on board this growth industry today with the Project Management Institute certification training bundle, for just $39 from TNW Deals. You’ll get two courses that’ll have you on your way to being a certified Project Manager, including: Project Management Professional (PMP) – a $1,935 value The backbone knowledge of the discipline – learn to build plans, control project costs, spot and head off project risk, assemble personnel, assess the expectations of project stakeholders and ultimately, keep the project on track… This story continues at The Next Web

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You’re working on a project and you’ve got dozens of files in varying formats with different, sometimes conflicting data. With DeltaWalker 2 Pro, you’ll have the ultimate platform for comparing, editing, synchronizing and merging all that info into a cohesive whole. And right now you can unleash all of DeltaWalker’s powers on your workspace for just $29.95, 50 percent off its regular price, from TNW Deals. DeltaWalker is particularly useful to those in heavily detailed fields: software developers, lawyers, scientists, engineers, journalists, etc. With DeltaWalker, you can compare up to three files or folders, spotting every minute change in a… This story continues at The Next Web

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I’ve always wanted to own real estate. At one time, I owned a small property in Jacksonville Missouri. I bought it without ever seeing it, as an investment opportunity. Four years, a foreclosure, and a lot less money later, I learned my lesson. I’m now in the habit of picking up another kind of real estate; I’m what you might call a domainer. A domainer is someone who buys, for whatever reason, a domain name on the domain aftermarket or possibly even hand registers it. There are auctions, leasing, and loans, just like in physical real estate, along with several… This story continues at The Next Web

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Burger King caused a stir when it aired its TV commercial that prompts Google to describe its flagship Whopper sandwich. Shortly after, the media went berserk over how BK had hacked Google’s artificial intelligence-powered assistant to serve its ends. But just how effective was the Google Assistant hijacking scheme? A New York Times video shows a Google Home device actually being activated when the ad is played. But first of all, there are estimatedly less than 500,000 households with the devices across the U.S. To be activated, the device would have to be close to the TV at the time… This story continues at The Next Web

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Quick, do you know the difference between Danish and German pop? How about pointing out the nuances that shift EDM music from the deep neo-synthpop genre into tribal house? Yeah, me neither. Engineer Glenn McDonald, in an attempt to chart different types of music, created a website back in 2013 that brought together over 500 genres and attempted to find the artists that best fit inside. Dubbed a “music intelligence platform,” McDonald’s creation, ‘Every Noise at Once,’ uses AI to help answer questions like, “what is rock?” Once the AI was dialed in to answer simpler queries, McDonald expanded on it to find the… This story continues at The Next Web

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Mechanical keyboards have had something of a resurgence of late, but nowhere have they been more popular than in the gaming community. Logitech, one of the most popular accessory makers out there, has long made gaming keyboards, but it’s focusing on the e-sports market more than ever with its new, $150, G Pro keyboard. Like the G Pro mouse, the G Pro keyboard is supposed to represent Logitech’s highest performance achievements with minimal fluff. While it still has RGB lighting (I mean, the gear has to shout GAMER somehow) the chassis itself is refreshingly minimalist. It’s all black plastic, but… This story continues at The Next Web

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Ad-blocker usage is surging. According to a 2016 report from PageFair, over 615 million devices were blocking ads by the end of 2016. Most simply want to browse the web uninterrupted by intrusive ads. In that case, ad-blockers do the job. Others, however, expect their ad-blocking tool to limit advertisers’ ability to track them online. These users might be surprised to know it has little impact, and might actually make you more visible. A 2010 report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation made us all painfully aware that web browsers did little to protect identifying information. After updating the details for 2017, a… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’re an American citizen, and you don’t like the fact that Congress just voted to remove laws preventing your ISPs from selling your information, Representative Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin has a simple solution for you: don’t use the internet. Sensenbrenner was taking questions in a town hall meeting, and one of the attendees asked him about the internet privacy laws he voted to roll back. Specifically, they asked why internet service providers should be treated the same as websites, saying, “I do not have to go on Facebook … I don’t have to go on Google. My [ISP] is different… This story continues at The Next Web

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In it’s ongoing battle with false news, Facebook is taking an old-fashioned approach: putting ads in newspapers. The ads are appearing in French publications the Le Monde, Libération, and Le Parisien, among others. Each ad has ten tips, advising readers to check story sources, dates, and facts wherever possible — common sense, you’d think. The choice of country wasn’t made at random; France is set to hold its presidential election later this month. French newspapers seem like an odd place for Facebook advice, but the social media site might just be trying to reach as many demographics as possible. Facebook declared war on the false… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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Apple today received a permit to test a self-driving car on California highways. This, in case you’re wondering, is the self-driving car reports suggested Apple was scrapping. Apple is testing autonomous vehicles in California https://t.co/BOWryzcNOH pic.twitter.com/f2ZxneV9qb — kif leswing (@kifleswing) April 14, 2017 ‘Project Titan,’ as Apple called its autonomous car program, had an ambitious plan to compete with the likes of Google, Tesla and others as Silicon Valley tech companies sought to disrupt the auto industry. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple’s Project Titan team (then 1,000-plus employees) saw significant shrinkage in 2016 as employees were reassigned to other projects, let… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple

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The moment you’ve been waiting for since you saw The Force Awakens way back in 2015 is finally here: we now have our first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And what a teaser it is. Much like the early teasers for The First Awakens, it hardly reveals anything at all about the plot, yet still manages to turn up the hype to 11. I wish more trailers were as restrained as these. Anyway, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and watch it:

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Stories are dead. Long live Stories. Instagram announced earlier this week that its Stories feature has over 200 million daily users. As my colleague Napier pointed out, that’s at least 40 million more than Snapchat’s last reported number. I think we can safely say Instagram and Facebook have Snapchat beaten. 158 million active users is nothing to sneeze at, but it’s worth noting that Snapchat’s meteoric growth slowed considerably when Instagram Stories rolled out. For an app that’s never turned its parent company a profit, any dip in user activity is probably not a good thing. Trust us, we’re pretty tired… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Instagram,Snapchat

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It’s an increasingly common problem — with geo-blocking, content owners keep many of your movies, TV shows, and other tasty entertainment options locked up behind arbitrary international firewalls. It’s always the viewer who suffers… so make sure you don’t fall prey to Netflix, Hulu or anyone else’s geo-restrictions ever again with a lifetime subscription to Getflix, available now at just $39 from TNW Deals. Log on to one of Getflix’s more than 50 Smart DNS servers around the world and you’ll get unrestricted access to over 100 unblocked streaming channels around the globe, including Hulu, Amazon, Vudu, BBC iPlayer and… This story continues at The Next Web

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Not satisfied with breaking the hearts of Western fans by discontinuing the NES Classic, Nintendo is doing the same with the Japanese-exclusive Famicom Mini. A tiny retread of Nintendo’s beloved Famicom console, the Famicom Mini had 30 games and two controllers with absurdly short cables. The console was extremely popular; according to Nintendo Life, the Famicom Mini sold over 262,000 consoles within a week. Even the NES Classic didn’t do that well, selling 196,000 copies within three weeks. The official site of the Famicom Mini says (if you’ll pardon the garbled Google translation): This product has ended production once. When resuming production, we will guide… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Nintendo

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Scientists at MIT and the University of Berkeley have created a solar-powered water harvester that can use air humidity to produce drinking water. The device is still a prototype but it’s yielded promising results. It can produce water in extremely dry areas and is incredibly energy efficient, plus the device already works in real-world conditions. Omar Yaghi, one of the two senior authors of the paper on the new device, said in a conversation with Phys.org that this was a major breakthrough in the field. One vision for the future is to have water off-grid, where you have a device at home running… This story continues at The Next Web

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You may have never seen it, but it turns out YouTube has a secret dark mode – and you can activate it too. As discovered by one resourceful Redditor, the secret mode appears to be available solely on the latest reiteration of Chrome (version 57 and above) – and once enabled, it seems to automatically apply to to the remainder of the website, including the homepage and the dedicated channel pages. Here’s how you can activate it: Open the Chrome developer tools tab. Windows users can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I. Mac users can do this by pressing Option… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: YouTube

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As someone who uses a dummy account to avoid annoying acquaintances and cringy exchanges with the fam, I know that Facebook’s problem with fake accounts is real – but now the social media giant is taking action to protect the integrity of its platform. In a note posted yesterday, the company announced it’s introducing a slew of improvements to its security and integrity systems to make it easier to monitor for suspicious accounts as well as curb the spread of misinformation. “We’ve found that when people represent themselves on Facebook the same way they do in real life, they act… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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