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Netflix Fans Have Something To Look Forward To Next Year

Netflix

Netflix fans, rejoice! The company has announced plans to release 80 original movies in 2018, according to Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. That’s 30 more films compared to the number of movies and documentaries lined up for release this year. Among the films for 2018 that are either on the drawing board or in production is “Bright” starring Will …

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Take A Tour Of The Solar System Via Google Maps

Google Maps

As a kid, many of us have dreamt of being an astronaut. Perhaps we’ve imagined going out in space “and boldly go where no man has ever gone before” – as the “Star Trek” quote goes. Well, Google Maps now allow us, earthlings, to explore moons and four planets of the solar system as well as the International Space Station …

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Facebook Now Lets Mobile And PC Users Explore The Site

Facebook's News Feed

After months of testing the feature on the mobile app, Facebook has rolled out the Explore Feed for desktop users. Facebook told TechCrunch that the appearance of the Explore Feed for PC users “is the beginning of the official rollout” of the feature. Those who use Facebook on a desktop would see the feed in the left-side sidebar, in the …

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Regina Dugan to Step Down as Head of Facebook’s Hardware Lab

Facebook Hardware Lab

After only 18 months in the post, Regina Dugan is stepping down as head of Facebook’s highly-secretive Building 8 hardware lab. In a Facebook post, Dugan said she would be focusing on “building and leading a new endeavor.” She did not elaborate. Dugan said she would stay on as boss of Building 8 until “early next year” to help the …

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Google Rolls Out New Look for Web Version of Google Calendar

Google Calendar

Google rolled out on Tuesday a new look of the web version of Google Calendar. Google Calendar on the web now has a sleek design and has features also offered on the mobile app. In a blog post, Lars Krüger, Product Manager of Google Calendar, said the updates aim to “help users manage their time more efficiently and get more …

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Indiegogo Goes Into Online Retailing

Indiegogo

Global crowdfunding site Indiegogo has delved into electronic retailing or e-tailing. Indiegogo launched Indiegogo Marketplace that allows a startup to sell goods once they are in production and that includes items that were crowdfunded elsewhere. (Watch: Video On Indiegogo Marketplace) In return, Indiegogo will take between 10 and 15 percent of the product’s sale price. Last step Indiegogo CEO Dave …

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Facebook Acquires Teen Honesty App tbh

Facebook Teen Honesty TBH App

Facebook has added at least five million more users – teens specifically – after acquiring the anonymous compliment app, tbh – short for “to be honest.” Tbh was launched in September and has become a hit among middle school and high school teens. Created by Midnight Labs LLC, the app is available only on the Apple App Store for iOS …

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Twitter Eyes Harsher Rules vs. Hate, Violence, Harassment Posts

Twitter

Twitter has promised to crack down on hate, violence and sexual harassment posts with “more aggressive rules.” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the announcement in a series of tweets over the weekend and following the #WomenBoycottTwitter protest against online harassment. Dorsey said the changes in the rules “will start rolling out in the next few weeks.” Harsher rules Dorsey’s message …

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Airbnb to Open Apartment-Building

Airbnb to Open Apartment-Building

Airbnb will open its 324-unit apartment-building near Walt Disney World Resorts in Florida early next year. The short-term home rental company recently announced that it is establishing its branded apartments to be called “Niido powered by Airbnb” in Kissimmee with real property developer Newgard Development Group. Airbnb said, “residents will have the opportunity to share their units for up to …

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Pocket-Sized Sensor That Can Give You the Exact Color You Want

Pocket-sized Sensor

Imagine this scenario. You’re engaged in a DIY project — painting a room in your house — and you like to have the exact color that you saw on a fruit or leaf you saw outside. You tried everything to recreate the same color in your house and even spent hours working on it, but can’t seem to get the …

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