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Former Fitbit Employees Indicted for Allegedly Stealing Trade Secrets From Jawbone

One current and five former Fitbit employees accused of knowingly stealing trade secrets from former employer Jawbone, which ceased operation in 2017, have been indicted. The two companies have gone to court in the past over similar allegations. If convicted, the defendants could face up to 10 years in prison. Read More >>

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Apple’s Spaceship Campus Filled With Standing Desks to Improve ‘Lifestyle’

It’s good to have options, especially when it comes to ergonomics on the job. That’s why standing desks have become a hallmark of the modern workplace (or co-working space) despite their unclear health benefits. Still, if the man in charge wants ‘em, that means everyone’s getting ‘em, which is what happened at Apple. Read More >>

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More Surface Devices Are Reportedly Coming, and They’ve Got Cool Codenames

An update to Microsoft’s well-received line of Surface devices is no doubt already in the works, but news from Thurrott’s Brad Sams suggests we may see more than a few additions to the lineup as a whole. And if the showcase from Microsoft’s competition is any indication, one of them, a second attempt at a dual-screen notebook, could be on its way as early as this year Read More >>

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What We Learned About The Future of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft’s Game Consoles From E3

E3 2018 is here, and companies have already announced more games than you can shake a Joy-Con at. But what about consoles? The last few years have seen E3 inundated with either rumours or news about new consoles from the big three. This year’s gaming expo has been a touch on the lighter side when it comes to hardware announcements, but still had an interesting reveal or two from the show’s biggest players. Depending on your console of choice, that might be a good thing. Read More >>

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Finally, Facebook Will Let You Report Ads That Trick You Into Buying Total Crap

Until now, purchasing some too-good-to-be-true cheap clothes or a weird smartphone case through a Facebook ad usually ends in disappointment, with no way to provide feedback about your new dress shirt that makes you look like a store brand anime character. While Facebook can’t stop you from buying a t-shirt with a few missing stitches, it will now do more to prevent others from following in your footsteps by banning shoddy businesses from selling more and more crap through its platform. Read More >>

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Snapchat Is Letting You Take Back Your Thirsty Unread Messages

Every 45-year-old’s favourite social network app, Snapchat, is adding a feature that will no doubt appeal to anyone sending ill-conceived jokes, bad pickup lines, or messages one may want to think twice about disseminatingAccording to 9to5Mac, Snap’s new unsend feature will let you revoke any unseen message, video, photo, or what have you. Read More >>

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Facebook May Have Been Shamed Into Fixing the Most Annoying Thing About Messenger

Facebook says it’s “working to” reduce the number of annoying notifications it sends you when you add new friends. The alerts, which masquerade as Facebook Messenger notifications, were the subject of a BuzzFeed article lambasting the feature two days ago. Read More >>

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What’s the Best Chat App of All Time?

In case you haven’t heard, your once-favourite chat apps are going the way of the dinosaur. Yes, following the recent demise of AIM, Yahoo Messenger is saying goodbye next month, the company announced today. It’s got me thinking about my relationship with the concept of chats, especially chats in apps so intertwined in our lives. Read More >>

drones
Parrot’s New Foldable Drone Can Nail Some Crazy Shooting Angles

Yesterday, drone manufacturer Parrot announced the newest addition to its quadcopter family. The new model, the £630 Anafi, is seemingly Parrot’s answer to the folding DJI Mavic Air. It’s small, shoots 4K HDR video, and and can do a few cool tricks with its gimbal-mounted camera. But when it comes to additional features, it doesn’t really do much to threaten the entrenched competition. Read More >>

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5 Things Apple Tried to Kill at WWDC Yesterday

Apple usually announces more than a few welcome and forward-thinking improvements to its software and hardware at WWDC, and this year’s developers conference is no different. Still, that can sometimes spell trouble for other companies when Apple decides to try its hand—a mostly metaphorical fistful of dollars—at solving a problem already solved by another app or service. Read More >>

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Your Xbox One May Soon Double as an Amazon Echo or Google Home

Microsoft is opening the door to more digital assistants you can chat with on your Xbox One, according to a report from Windows Central. That means the day may come when you can swap Cortana for Alexa, or tell Google to get your pad ready for game night through your console. Read More >>

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Apple’s Dusty Mac App Store Finally Gets Some Love

Apple, at its Worldwide Developer Conference, announced that the Mac App Store is getting a much-needed redesign in the macOS Mojave update that’s scheduled to arrive in the autumn. Read More >>

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Microsoft Buys GitHub, and Some People Are Pissed

Microsoft is officially buying Github, the internet’s largest source code repository, for a cool $7.5 billion in stock, with Microsoft VP Nat Friedman assuming the role of GitHub’s CEO. The acquisition isn’t without its detractors, who say they are already ditching GitHub and looking elsewhere. Concern over GitHub’s management in the future, along with Microsoft’s checquered past with open source, might be the biggest hurdle the company has to overcome. Read More >>

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Here Are the Coolest Features in iOS 12

At WWDC Apple debuted the next version of its iOS operating system, iOS 12. After dealing with issue after issue in iOS 11 for the past year, the company’s shied away from a visual overhaul, opting to fix what ails the OS and add some features that, while not revolutionary, are welcome additions to iOS 12 (and hopefully mean fewer bugs in the long run). Read More >>

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting WWDC 2018

You know what’s about to go down, don’t you? No? Well get ready to charge your iPhone, empty your wallet, and renew your developer account, because Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is right around the corner. This year, WWDC 2018 runs Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The keynote kicks the whole thing off at 10am Pacific time Monday morning. Read More >>