Dropbox collects privacy settings into a security checkup page

Giving apps and services direct access to your Dropbox account is easier than locally downloading files and re-uploading them. But can you name every one you’ve linked up? Today, Dropbox has reorganized the most important user security settings in on…

Source: Engadget – Dropbox collects privacy settings into a security checkup page

Target is testing its own Prime Pantry-like delivery service

Target is taking on Amazon’s Prime Pantry with its own version called “Restock.” The company announced a trial run of its new service today, which it tested with employees earlier this year. Like Prime Pantry, with Restock, customers can fill a box w…

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Greenpeace and iFixit slam smartphone companies over e-waste

Greenpeace likes to keep tabs on tech companies, highlighting where they’re going wrong when it comes to clean technology and how they can improve. Earlier this year, the organization released its report on how the IT sector consumes energy and they…

Source: Engadget – Greenpeace and iFixit slam smartphone companies over e-waste

'Dishonored' studio co-founder steps down after 18 years

Today the founder of Arkane Studios, Raf Colantonio, announced that after 18 years with the company, he is now stepping down. In a statement Colantonio said, “It is time for me to step out to spend some time with my son and reflect on what is importa…

Source: Engadget – ‘Dishonored’ studio co-founder steps down after 18 years

Microsoft’s machine learning can predict injuries in sports

Microsoft is bringing its big-data knowledge to sports. Today, the company introduced its new Sports Performance Platform, an analytics system that aims to help teams track, improve and predict their players performance using machine learning and Sur…

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Videos are the latest way to seduce people on your dating app

The dating app Hinge has just added a video option to its users’ profiles. Now, any of a user’s six profile photos can be swapped for a video that will autoplay whenever someone scrolls through their profile. The videos can be uploaded from Instagram…

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AMD and NVIDIA go after Bitcoin miners with new video cards

Dedicated digital currency miners know the importance of good graphics cards — modern GPUs have enough general-purpose computing power to process money formats like Bitcoin much faster than a CPU alone. They’ve never really been suited for non-stop…

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'Crackdown 3' lives in the shadow cast by 'Agents of Mayhem'

Microsoft’s biggest hurdle with Crackdown 3 isn’t its rumored troubled development cycle, it’s that Agents of Mayhem exists and is coming out first. Both share a similar premise: You’re a superpowered human given free reign over a cartoony open world…

Source: Engadget – ‘Crackdown 3’ lives in the shadow cast by ‘Agents of Mayhem’

Samsung will reportedly release Note 7 ‘fandom’ edition soon

Samsung continues to deal with the fallout from its exploding Note 7 devices. The company has been sued for the problem, and has issued short-term fixes, apologies and a hurried recall to try and contain the damage to its brand. Apparently it’s worki…

Source: Engadget – Samsung will reportedly release Note 7 ‘fandom’ edition soon

Twitch rolls out subscriptions for Affiliate streamers

Twitch Partners get a lot of perks, including extra emotes, 60 days of past broadcast storage, financial support and the ability for fans to subscribe to their channels for $5, $10 or $25 per month. Starting this week, Twitch Affiliates — streamers…

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London is the second city to get free gigabit WiFi kiosks

London’s countless telephone boxes become more redundant with every new mobile contract signed and throwaway tourist SIM purchased. Having a mind to update these payphones for the modern age, BT — which owns the majority of them — announced last ye…

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Alcatel's Idol 5S is a bargain if you can stomach Amazon ads

Alcatel’s Idol 4S phone was a good value at $350, but its emphasis on virtual reality support (such as a box that doubled as a headset) may have held it back. Unless you’re a big VR fan, wouldn’t you rather spend less on a no-frills device? You’re…

Source: Engadget – Alcatel’s Idol 5S is a bargain if you can stomach Amazon ads

Twitter can detect crime up to an hour faster than police

Twitter has repeatedly proven itself as an invaluable platform for information sharing during social crises. Now new research has shown its ability to detect serious incidents much faster than police reports — up to an hour faster, in fact.

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