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Apple Is Removing Apps with Confederate Flag Imagery

Apple Is Removing Apps with Confederate Flag Imagery

In the wake of the Charleston church killings and the wave of companies and state governments moving to ban confederate flag imagery, Apple has begun to yank games and other apps featuring the symbol from its App Store. According to Touch Arcade, various civil war games such as Ultimate General: Gettysburg and all Hunted Cow’s Civil War series have been …

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‘Transparent’ Season Three Is Already a Go

‘Transparent’ Season Three Is Already a Go

Amazon has announced that it has greenlit a third season of its award-winning original series Transparent – and the second season hasn’t even premiered yet. The third season will begin filming next week. The show’s creator, Jill Soloway, will stay on as showrunner. “Jill is truly a creative force and I’m thrilled that we will be collaborating with her additional …

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No, a Drone Didn’t Crash into an Airplane

No, a Drone Didn’t Crash into an Airplane

A video of a small drone crashing into the wing of an airplane isn’t real, so stop sharing it. Or keep sharing it, but make sure you put it in the right context. BranitFX uploaded a video on Tuesday titled “NYC Drone Collision (happens at 00:16)”. The short clip shows the wing of a plane, as filmed from inside the …

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Verizon Wins in ‘Fastest Mobile Networks’ Study

Verizon Wins in ‘Fastest Mobile Networks’ Study

What’s the fastest wireless network in America? For the second year in a row, the crown goes to Verizon – at least according to a large study from PCMag. The publication, which claims to have “ran more test cycles than ever before: 131,000 cycles over 30 cities and thousands of miles of driving,” says that Verizon delivered the fastest speeds …

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Periscope Now Lets You Replay Streams on the Web

Periscope Now Lets You Replay Streams on the Web

The Twitter-owned livestreaming app Periscope is quickly becoming a new favorite among businesses, brands, and regular old users alike. The app allows people to broadcast video in real time – with an emphasis on real time. Periscope streams don’t stick around forever – they disappear after 24 hours. Up until now, users could only replay Periscope streams via their iOS …

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Amazon Begins HDR Streaming for Prime Members

Amazon Begins HDR Streaming for Prime Members

Amazon has announced that it’s going to start streaming some shows in High Dynamic Range (HDR), just as it promised earlier this year. HDR basically improves image quality by enhancing shadows and highlights and brightening colors. With HDR, Amazon’s streaming video will appear more lifelike. This sounds nice, obviously, but there’s one catch to this – it’s very, very limited …

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Go Enable Gmail’s ‘Undo Send’ Feature Right Now

Go Enable Gmail’s ‘Undo Send’ Feature Right Now

In what could be a lifesaver for many, Google has finally graduated a particularly helpful Gmail feature from Labs to primetime. Gmail on the web now has a formal “undo send” feature. So, you accidentally sent a racy email meant for your wife to your boss? Awkward. So, you just hit reply all and are about to let the whole …

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Google Play Music Now Has a Free, Ad-Supported Radio Tier

Google Play Music Now Has a Free, Ad-Supported Radio Tier

To some people Google Play Music, Google’s subscription music streaming service, may have gotten lost in a sea of other offerings. But now, just a week before Apple launches its new music streaming platform, Google is reminding you about its own service and sweetening things a bit. Starting today on the web and soon on iOS and Android, Google is …

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Amazon Makes Echo Smart Device Available To The Masses

Amazon Makes Echo Smart Device Available To The Masses

Last year, Amazon unveiled Echo, its smart device that serves as a speaker and a virtual assistant. Until now, it’s been available on an invitation basis, but on Tuesday, Amazon announced that it’s now available to all customers. You can now pre-order the device for $179.99, and it will begin shipping on July 14. It also has some new features. …

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Uber: We Don’t Collect Background Location Data, But We Might at Some Point

Uber: We Don’t Collect Background Location Data, But We Might at Some Point

On July 15, Uber is putting a new privacy statement into effect, and part of it is raising some eyebrows. A few paragraphs down in the new policy, under the heading “Collection of Information”, you’ll find this: Location Information: When you use the Services for transportation or delivery, we collect precise location data about the trip from the Uber app …

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Here’s A Preview Of What’s Coming To (And Going Away From ) Netflix In July

Here’s A Preview Of What’s Coming To (And Going Away From ) Netflix In July

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. This time, we’ve got a preview of some titles that will be hitting the streaming service in the month of June. It’s …

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‘Watched by Roman Godfrey (Hemlock Grove)’ Is A Netflix Category, Season 3 Approaching?

‘Watched by Roman Godfrey (Hemlock Grove)’ Is A Netflix Category, Season 3 Approaching?

As you may know, Netflix is rolling out a redesign to its web experience. I just got the update today, and was taking a look through it, when I noticed an odd category: “‘Watched by Roman Godfrey (Hemlock Grove)”. Yes, Netflix is serving a genre based on a fictional character for a series it has already canceled. Nine months ago, …

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