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The social networking service is borrowing one of the most popular features from Facebook.

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Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said April-June earnings will likely miss expectations, deflating hopes for a rapid return to strong growth after supply shortages plagued its latest smartphone launch. The result would be the highest quarterly profit since the second quarter of 2014. Samsung did not offer any details for its estimates and will disclose detailed results in late July.

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Object Theory is a startup that's part developer and part services firm for augmented reality apps for Microsoft's HoloLens.

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday that operating profit for the April-June quarter will likely be 6.9 trillion won ($6.13 billion), down 4 percent from a year earlier. This was worse than the 7.2 trillion won average forecast from a Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S survey of 39 analysts. (Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Michael Perry)

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Ashley and Khail enjoy a glimpse into the world's first robot wedding, examine a long-thought-lost Nintendo/Sony prototype console and explain why controlling your car with your phone isn't as exciting as you're imagining.

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By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new app designed to educate young people about female genital mutilation (FGM) was launched in Britain on Tuesday amid a government crackdown on people who take girls abroad to undergo the practice during the summer holidays. Britain's first FGM app, "Petals", presents facts and information about the practice, offers a quiz to test the user's knowledge and provides details on where young girls can receive help - including a direct link to an FGM advice line. FGM involves the partial or total removal of external genitalia and can cause serious physical and psychological problems and complications in childbirth.

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Technically Incorrect: Matt Bonner, a free agent who played last season with the San Antonio Spurs, believes that the iPhone 6's bigger size has hurt him and affected his shooting percentage.

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Technically Incorrect: A walker in Wales is struck by lightning and reports suggest that his metal selfie stick may have attracted the bolt.

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(This July 1 story has been corrected to remove reference to Brazil being second-largest market for Apple) By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff capped off her U.S. tour on Wednesday with a visit to Silicon Valley, where she met with top technology executives and took a ride in Google Inc's self-driving car. Rousseff used her visit to strengthen ties with U.S. technology companies after visiting Washington, D.C. and New York City earlier in the week.

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If your world just hasn't been filled with enough of "Hello Kitty," you'll probably be thrilled to learn that she's likely getting her own movie in 2019.

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Microsoft wants researchers to figure out some impressive uses for HoloLens. It's put out a call for grant proposals for researchers who want to work with the augmented-reality headset, and it intends to reward five groups with $100,000 and a pair of HoloLens development kits, for a total of $500,000 and 10 headsets. "We expect that researchers will envision novel ways of using HoloLens — from interactively teaching students, to creating mixed-realty art installations, to manipulating holographic data to reveal new relationships… to who knows what," writes Jeannette Wing, a Microsoft Research VP.

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Hackers, unhappy with company for allegedly selling software to repressive governments, publicly publish data stolen from company.

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Your baby needs your attention more than your mobile device. This week, Jane Brody became the latest columnist to express her concern about what information technology is doing to children. In a post on screen addiction at the Well blog, the author and long-time personal health columnist for the New York Times sounds the alarm bell about the...

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Reddit's removal of talent director Victoria Taylor sparked a community protest over the weekend, and now the site seems to be touching on some of the reasons why it let her go. In a comment, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian essentially writes that her dismissal is part of an overhaul to how Reddit will work with celebrities. Rather than occasionally helping celebrities conduct an hour-or-so question and answer session — which is what Taylor did in Reddit's AMA community — Ohanian says that Reddit now intends to help celebrities become "consistent posters ... rather than one off occurrences." Ohanian says that Reddit will still help bring big names to the AMA section, but it intends to let the section's moderators take it from there.

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Leaked documents claim that the firm sold encryption-breaking spyware to many counties, including the U.S. Also, Amazon plans to out-deal Black Friday next week with Prime Day.

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Microsoft is rolling out is Skype for Business unified communications app for Windows Phone 8.1.

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Lil Wayne tried to embody the spirit of the holiday this year with the release of The Free Weezy Album (FWA), a new full-length that slipped onto Tidal Saturday and into dustier corners of the internet shortly after. Where is Tha Carter V, the long-awaited fifth entry in Wayne’s flagship album series? Just a few days before Tha Carter V’s scheduled release — a release that had already been delayed several times — Wayne took to Twitter to announce that the album was being held back, and that it had nothing to do with him.

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(Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc lowered its revenue estimate for the second quarter ended June 27, saying the demand for personal computers was weaker-than-expected. The company said on Monday that it now expects revenue to decrease about 8 percent from the first quarter, compared with its previous forecast of down 3 percent, plus or minus 3 percent.

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The chip maker says that PC demand is weak ahead of the Windows 10 launch.

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Helio, which flamed out five years ago, is taking on the US wireless market with a new parent company and simple $29-a-month plan.

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Sure, the new Ghostbusters' proton pack looks stylish, but have director Paul Feig and company really thought out every detail? Like, where is the Hydrogen Ionization Chamber and Proton injector? What about the Cryogen Reservoir with Convection Shield?

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Windows Insiders will be able to test Groove once Microsoft releases the next Windows 10 preview build for PCs.

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Chris Plante: You need to watch The Bachelorette. Hell, I have enumerated many of those reasons. The program has a regressive perspective of female empowerment, first giving a group of men the right to vote on who would be this season’s bachelorette, and later giddily shaming a woman’s sexuality to boost ratings.

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Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters reboot keeps getting bigger. Just when we thought the cast — which already boasts Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones as the leads and Chris Hemsworth as a receptionist — couldn't get any better, it did.

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NASA's New Horizon space probe is on track to make a scheduled approach to Pluto following a heart-stopping glitch on Saturday when the spacecraft briefly cut communications with Earth. The space probe, which has been on a nearly decade-long journey to the dwarf planet, briefly entered safe mode on Saturday. "I’m pleased that our mission team quickly identified the problem and assured the health of the spacecraft," Jim Green, NASA Director of Planetary Science said in a statement.

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