Updated Mormon rules let missionaries call or text their families weekly

Until now, Mormon missionaries have only allowed to use phone calls or video chats to reach their families on Christmas and Mother's Day. After that, they'd had to rely on email or traditional letters. They'll have an easier time staying in touch f...

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 3:57pm

This Pants Hanger Is Flippin' Genius 

Do you ever stop to think about how there’s really no great way to store pants? Folding can wear them out and wrinkle them. Draping over a hanger can give you an unwanted pleat. Clothespin hangers can leave marks on delicate fabrics. But now, the Hurdle Hanger is aiming to move humanity forward on this critically…

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 10:00am

New ad shows how this Apple iPhone feature can ruin a friendship

Three women are sitting down when one of them shows off a portrait of her son snapped on her Apple iPhone XR. While looking at the photo, one of the women realizes that her son is the blurred image in the background. "Did you bokeh my child?," she asks. She then asks her friend why she hates her son. The mother holding the iPhone XR tries to explain that she can un-bokeh the child.

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 8:02pm

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 scores hefty discounts in both 128 and 512GB variants

Even though it was commercially released only a few months earlier, the Galaxy Note 9 scored plenty of decent discounts on and around Black Friday from various retailers and major US carriers. Samsung's latest crown jewel was even sold alongside a massive free UHD TV for a limited time... twice.

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 3:47pm

Start Learning HTML and CSS With This Ultimate Guide

There are so many ways to learn web development, your problem might be how to choose a starting point. The design site CSS-Tricks has their own guide for learning HTML and CSS—but they’ve compiled plenty of alternatives into a wide-ranging but approachable list.

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:00pm

'Pokémon Go' settlement promises action on nuisance Pokéstops

Niantic, the creator of Pokémon Go, has reached a tentative settlement in a class action lawsuit filed against the company by homeowners who claim the game caused players to stumble into their yards searching for Pokémon. As part of the...

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 9:05pm

CBS reached its streaming subscription target two years early

With cord-cutting on the rise, it seems there's enough room at the table for more internet-only services. CBS is now reporting that its streaming platforms, CBS All Access and Showtime, reach 8 million subscribers -- up 60 percent from the 5 million...

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 7:29pm

Inside Nike's DIY studio for Snapchat selfie Lenses

Snapchat's Lens Studio, which lets anyone create their own augmented reality filters, has been a big hit for the company. There are now more than 300,000 Lenses created by independent users, and those have been viewed over 35 billion times. Still, Sn...

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:41pm

How to Maintain (Relative) Privacy on Dating Apps

Whether you’re on Tinder, Hinge, or Tudder (it’s an app for farmers to meet cows, platonically!), safety is key. You never know who you’ll meet when you’re separated by a screen and a grainy photo.

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 5:00pm

PowerUp Toys is motorizing more paper vehicles

PowerUp Toys, the makers of a smartphone-controlled paper airplane kit, is at Toy Fair 2019 with three new gizmos to occupy your free time. The company has an updated version of its popular plane kit with dual propellers, a new motorization kit that...

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:17pm

Apple's latest iPhone XS & XR ad 'Bokeh'd' plays with social downsides of Depth Control

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Perhaps signalling that it's embarking on a broader campaign, Apple has released a second ad promoting Depth Control on the iPhone XS & XR, "Bokeh'd."

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:14pm

Apple to acquire voice app firm PullString in deal worth below $100M, report says

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As part of a larger push into voice recognition and artificial intelligence technology, Apple has reportedly agreed to purchase PullString, a San Francisco startup focused on the development and publication of voice apps for Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant and "internet of things" hardware.

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 5:29pm

BlackBerry teams with Canadian government to invest $350 million into autonomous vehicle tech

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and BlackBerry CEO John Chen jointly announced the investment at BlackBerry’s campus Friday morning.

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:01pm

Opera's 'Reborn 3' update brings a refreshed UI and a 'photography-inspired' dark mode

Though it's never been quite as popular as Google Chrome, Opera is a solid browser for anyone who wants a more feature-rich (and arguably private) web surfing experience.

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:45pm

Apple Music promo lets subscribers give one month of free service to a friend

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In what is quickly becoming Apple's preferred method of advertising to existing customers, the company on Friday sent out an iOS push notification offering Apple Music subscribers the ability to give away one free month of service.

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 8:19pm

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