Signal's encrypted video calling is now available to all

Signal's encrypted video calling is now available to all
Signal, the encrypted chat app from Open Whisper Systems, now lets anyone chat privately on video. The feature, which first launched on Android last month, has come out of beta and is now available on both Android and iOS. The company spent the relat…
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Gmail for Android can send and receive payments as attachments

Gmail for Android can send and receive payments as attachments
The Gmail app for Android has scored what used to be a web-only feature. It now has Google Wallet integration, so you can send and request money right within your emails. Say, you need to split the bill for a dinner — all you need to do is tap the a…
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'Sideways Dictionary' simplifies tech jargon for the masses

'Sideways Dictionary' simplifies tech jargon for the masses
If you ever get confused about tech jargon (or want to clear up said confusion), a new tool from Google's Jigsaw incubator and the Washington Post may help. The "Sideways Dictionary" uses analogies and metaphors to help regular, non-techy people unde…
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'Trinity' will be the first interactive VR sci-fi TV show

'Trinity' will be the first interactive VR sci-fi TV show
Virtual reality production studio UNLTD today revealed that it is working on the world's first interactive sci-fi TV show. Speaking at SXSW, the company announced the premise for Trinity- a show set in a future where humanity has long become extinct….
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Sex toy maker agrees to stop collecting intimate data

Sex toy maker agrees to stop collecting intimate data
It can be quite costly to violate the privacy of sex toy users, apparently. Standard Innovation has settled a lawsuit accusing the company of collecting "highly intimate and sensitive data" from its We-Vibe vibrators without their owners' knowledge…
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Spotify integrates itself into Waze (and vice-versa)

Spotify integrates itself into Waze (and vice-versa)
Drivers use their smartphone for both navigation and music, so why not put the two together? Waze and Spotify have announced that they've done just that: You can now navigate with Waze within Spotify and access Spotify playlists from Waze. After you…
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Dumb phone prices are no longer used to measure inflation

Dumb phone prices are no longer used to measure inflation
The UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) measures inflation by looking at price increases among products the majority of consumers are spending their hard-earned on. And every year, the lists of stuff the ONS cares about keeping track of, called…
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Amazon's next retail outlets are drive-up grocery stores

Amazon's next retail outlets are drive-up grocery stores
Seattle residents might be able to order groceries from AmazonFresh online and pick them up from a brick-and-mortar outlet in the near future. The city has given the company permission to install "AmazonFresh Pickup" signs in Seattle's Ballard and So…
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TAG Heuer made a modular $1,600 smartwatch

TAG Heuer made a modular ,600 smartwatch
When TAG Heuer released its first smartwatch two years ago, it had a price tag of $1,800 and was dubbed the most expensive Android Wear device on the market. Still, more than 56,000 people bought it, which is certainly enough reason for the Swiss wat…
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The Morning After: Tuesday, March 14 2017

The Morning After: Tuesday, March 14 2017
Welcome to Tuesday. Intel has just spent over $15 billion shoring up its self-driving car tech, you'll be playing PS4 games, officially and legally, on your PC and we explain how a microwave works. Because it certainly isn't a camera.
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