Starbucks Faces Image Crisis After Arrest of 2 Black Men

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Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words “Race Together” on coffee cups. The initiative, though it backfired, was in line with the company’s longstanding effort to project a progressive and inclusive image. […]

The First Chromebook with a 4K Display

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Chromebooks range in specifications wildly, but there haven’t been many high-end options. The Chromebook Pixel and Pixelbook you’ll find, but there’s still a lot in the Windows ecosystem we’ve never seen arrive in a Chromebook. Now, it seems a Chromebook with a 4K display is incoming. How many pixels does […]

Is Facebook Scanning Your Chats?

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Your private chats and messages on Facebook may not be as private as you think. Facebook employs a technology that scans posts and chats for criminal activity. Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, Joe Sullivan notes that, “We’ve never wanted to set up an environment where we have employees looking at private communications, so it’s really […]

Samsung’s New Smart TV is a Tech Chameleon

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Samsung’s new smart TV lineup blends in with its surroundings like a chameleon. The South Korean tech giant on Wednesday announced its 2018 lineup of QLED TVs and the standout feature is what Samsung calls “ambient mode,” which mimics the colors and patterns of the walls around it. It’s designed […]

The Best Creative Photo Editing Apps for iOS and Android

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BRANCHING OUT For social following you’ll need to some next-level photo art apps – and luckily we’ve gathered the best new ones for iOS and Android here. Whether you want to turn your snaps into abstract Cubist pieces or see them transformed into little oil-based Cézannes, these are the apps to […]

See Which Facebook Apps Access Your Data

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As the Facebook–Cambridge Analytic scandal enters its third week, the #DeleteFacebook campaign is gaining momentum. And now big brands are joining in. The Facebook–Cambridge Analytic scandal is complex, but the simplified version of it is Facebook allows third-party apps to harvest user data when a user subscribes to those apps. […]

Spotify Could Rack Up 96 Million Paid Subscribers This Year

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Spotify expects to reach nearly 100 million paid subscribers and around 200 million total listeners by year’s end, the music-streaming service said Monday. The company made its predictions in a regulatory filing ahead of its plan to start publicly trading shares next week. In the filing, Spotify said it expects […]

The Galaxy S9 Samsung’s Latest Flagship

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Samsung has a new smartphone out, the Galaxy S9 (and S9+). It’s the latest flagship from one of the top smartphone makers in the world, but this year’s version has a lot in common with last year’s model, at least on the surface. Galaxy S9 has its crucial dual aperture […]

Camera Startup Lytro Purchased for Around $40 Million

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Lytro is being acquired by Google for as much as $40 million. Google is buying innovative camera startup Lytro for $40 million. The light field camera/VR company had been valued at $360 million. Lytro burst onto the scene in 2011 with its then-unprecedented “light field” technology that powered an oddly-shaped camera […]