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Well wants to be the go-to appliance for smart home water conservation

Well wants to be the go-to appliance for smart home water conservation These conditions inspired the creation of Well, a smart home water conservation system born from the collaboration of Mindtribe and Matter.Using a network of connected water sensors, users can quickly view their water consumption patterns and understand where improvements can be made.

LinkedIn goes on connecting professionals, now has half a billion users

LinkedIn goes on connecting professionals, now has half a billion users The social networking service for professionals announced the milestone on Monday, adding that its membership base currently spreads across 200 countries.” The post included a few tidbits to throw more light on how the service is being utilized by its growing number of users.

Close to the Metal Ep. 40: The Optane Difference

Close to the Metal Ep. 40: The Optane Difference After a seriously long build-up, the first Intel Optane powered storage devices are making their way into consumers’ hands.The first iteration is Intel Optane Memory, available in 16 or 32 gigabyte capacities, which act as a cache drive, accelerating even the slowest SATA HDDs into a new world of speed and low latency.

Some Galaxy S8 users are having a hard time wirelessly charging their phones

Some Galaxy S8 users are having a hard time wirelessly charging their phones According to the post, using Samsung’s proprietary fast charging power adapter with a first-party charging pad will achieve the desired result.However, mixing that same adapter with a third-party charging surface will prevent power delivery, unless the authentic Samsung fast charging adapter is switched out with a standard, non-QuickCharge brick.

FaceApp takes heat for ‘hotness’ filter that’s biased toward lighter skin tones

FaceApp takes heat for ‘hotness’ filter that’s biased toward lighter skin tones The neural network app that edits selfies is now taking a lot of heat for its “hot” filter — FaceApp recently apologized after users noticed the filter designed to make selfies look “hot” was actually lightening skin tones.After apologizing to users, FaceApp changed the name of the filter to “spark,” and the app says a complete fix is currently in progress.

Flickr goes (more) international, adds versions for 130 countries, 10 languages

Flickr goes (more) international, adds versions for 130 countries, 10 languages The new list of countries with app stores offering the photo-sharing app extends from Albania to Zimbabwe.The international updates were expanded for both iOS and Android users, though the list of new countries offering the app is longer for iOS.

Disintegrate into thin air (in an artsy way) with PicsArt’s newest photo-editing tool

Disintegrate into thin air (in an artsy way) with PicsArt’s newest photo-editing tool On Wednesday, April 26, PicsArt launched a new dispersion tool that allows users to generate an effect that scatters pixels in a customizable pattern.The update comes after PicsArt developers started seeing users creating neat dispersion effects that made subjects appear to disintegrate into thin air — and started asking, “Can we make that simpler?

Who needs the ‘net? New Paddle Partner app tracks GPS without an internet connection

Who needs the ‘net? New Paddle Partner app tracks GPS without an internet connection Thankfully, a company named Paddle Partner recently developed a new version of its app which lets users access their location and create maps while offline at select national parks and river destinations.Since most apps and gadgets on the market that offer real-time tracking require an internet connection, Paddle Partner’s update means boaters can leave the paper maps at home.

Acer’s influence swells with a new smartwatch, VR headset, and 360 camera

Acer’s influence swells with a new smartwatch, VR headset, and 360 camera First up, the Acer Leap Ware takes the fitness smartwatch and refines it with a couple of key features that play well as a team.Instead of Android Wear, Acer developed its own smartwatch software, built on a MediaTek MT2523 chipset with an MT2511 for heart rate sensing.

Google gets more aggressive in alerting users when web pages are not secure

Google gets more aggressive in alerting users when web pages are not secure In some cases, online security is a balance between users making good choices and systems providing the required information.Phishing attempts, for example, where fake sites grab private information by masquerading as official sites, only succeed because users are fooled into thinking they’re on legitimate pages.

The five best free alternatives to Google Docs that run in your browser

The five best free alternatives to Google Docs that run in your browser The service is free for home users, and a license for the desktop version of Microsoft Office is not required.All this makes Microsoft Office Online the most complete alternative to Google Docs, particularly for longtime Microsoft Office users.

What’s the difference between Windows 8 and 10?

What’s the difference between Windows 8 and 10? So, whether you’re leery of making the jump to Windows 10 or if you’re just getting started on the Creators Update, let’s dig into some of the major differences between Windows 8 and Windows 10.In Windows 8 and 8.

Twitter users, there’s a ton of new live video content coming your way

Twitter users, there’s a ton of new live video content coming your way We heard yesterday that Twitter was boosting its live streaming offerings after inking a deal with news giant Bloomberg.Turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg after the social media company on Monday night announced a major expansion of its live video efforts across not only news but also sports and entertainment.

Strava launches Athlete Posts, a blogging platform for fitness fanatics

Strava launches Athlete Posts, a blogging platform for fitness fanatics On Monday, Strava launched Athlete Posts, a “new way to create and share content” for the one million new users who, on average, join Strava every 45 days.” But Athlete Posts is about more than just bragging.

Find local garage sales faster with Facebook’s update to Marketplace

Find local garage sales faster with Facebook’s update to Marketplace The latest Facebook update gives Marketplace a facelift, making it a bit easier to find exactly what you’re looking for nearby.At the top, Marketplace’s previous four icons now include options to access several categories in one tap, sorting the results to include just local garage sales, for example, or stuff for your kids.

WhatsApp sees sudden crash for users across the globe; is now back up and running

WhatsApp sees sudden crash for users across the globe; is now back up and running According to the company, normal service should now be resumed around the world.“Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours,” the company said in a statement.

Google issues anti-phishing Gmail update in light of Wednesday’s Docs attack

Google issues anti-phishing Gmail update in light of Wednesday’s Docs attack The invite itself would appear to be sent from one of the user’s Gmail contacts and, when opened, it would automatically distribute itself to each one of their contacts as well.To combat this, Google has pushed out an update to Gmail for Android that issues a warning every time it recognizes a link in an email that appears to be a forgery.

Valve overhauls Steam gifting policies to curtail code resellers

Valve overhauls Steam gifting policies to curtail code resellers Valve has announced some major changes to the way that games bought via Steam can be gifted to other users.Instead, games will be transferred directly from the gift giver to the library of the recipient, according to a post on the Steam Blog.

Get ready for more emojis — Facebook Reactions now expanding to comments

Get ready for more emojis — Facebook Reactions now expanding to comments Get ready for more “wow” and “sad” emojis invading Facebook — now, the social media giant’s Reactions are available for comments, extending their use beyond original posts and Messenger.The comment reactions are now rolling out to both desktop and mobile users, though the feature may not be universally available just yet.

Windows 10 reaches milestone of 300 million daily users

Windows 10 reaches milestone of 300 million daily users In January 2016, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 was running on 200 million devices worldwide.Now, the company has offered another update on the operating system’s user base, revealing that it now serves more than 300 million daily users.