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Facebook testing a “downvote” button for flagging content

Facebook is testing a new feature, a “downvote” button that will help users flag content. 5% of English-speaking Android users will see the feature as it is tested. The feature is not at all the “Dislike” button many people have wanted Facebook to implement. If you read this headline and thought that Facebook is going to start looking more like Reddit with upvotes and downvotes, unfortunately that is not the case. However, the “downvote” button Facebook is testing should help…

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Curing a Parrot’s Amnesia with BLEAH

[Dandu] recently wrote in to tell us how he managed to revive his Parrot Flower Power after the manufacturer told him it couldn’t be repaired. To save you the trouble of opening Google in another tab, the Parrot Flower Power is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) “smart” device for your flower pot. Because of course that’s a thing. A healthy Flower Power connected When [Dandu] noticed his Flower Power was no longer being detected by his iOS devices, he contacted support…

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T-Mobile Hosting BOGO Line of Service for Those With a Family Plan

Announced this week, T-Mobile is offering a free line of service when you add a line to an existing T-Mobile ONE family plan. That means, you can go into a T-Mobile store and add one line to your existing plan, then get another line for free. In total, you will need to have three lines of service in order to get credit for the free 3rd line. As T-Mobile notes, so long as the first two lines stay paid, the…

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Drone Delivery Canada achieves Transport Canada compliant operator status

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) is now Transport Canada compliant. According to a February 9th, 2018 media release, the company that hopes to use drones to deliver goods to rural and remote Canadian communities has been granted a Transport Canada Compliant UAV Operator Special Flight Operations Certificate. “The company has been working around the clock to achieve compliant status and is both grateful and appreciate of being recognized as a professional and safe operator of unmanned aircraft by Transport Canada,” said…

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Crypto creeps into U.S. regulations, but long road ahead

After the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission cracked down on Munchee Inc. in December 2017 when it embarked on an initial coin offering, there was a wake-up call for companies to watch how they market digital tokens. Munchee was selling digital tokens to investors to raise $15 million in capital for a blockchain-based food review service app. The company wanted to improve an existing iPhone app centered on restaurant meal reviews and create an ecosystem in which Munchee and others would buy and…

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Hashtag Trending – Twitter posts a profit; Samsung and Roku Smart TVs; Amazon whole foods groceries

Twitter posts a profit but struggles to attract new users, Samsung and Roku smart TVs are vulnerable to hacking, and Amazon starts delivering Whole Foods. There’s a lot of chatter about Twitter’s first-ever recorded profit since the company went public in 2013. People on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are pointing to the company’s fourth quarter 2017 earnings of $732 million, while discussing its struggles to attract new users. The number of monthly active users on Twitter hovers around 330 million,…

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro Showcase – CES 2018

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