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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook starts rolling out a “multilingual composer” that automatically translates user posts into several languages at once   —  You'll soon be able to post on Facebook in multiple languages using a new automatic translation feature, the company said today.
Jul 1, 2016, 12:30 PMIn context
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Karma announces support for private networks, bills it as company's first premium feature, plans to offer more premium features in the future   —  Karma is a company that's built a business model around sharing internet access with others, even strangers, through its hotspot service.
Jul 1, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
Jordan Golson / The Verge:
US NHTSA opens investigation into fatal accident involving Tesla's Autopilot mode; Tesla says it's the first fatality in 130M+ miles driven with Autopilot   —  A Tesla Model S with the Autopilot system activated was involved in a fatal crash, the first known fatality in a Tesla where Autopilot was active.
Jun 30, 2016, 5:30 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook is shutting down its Paper newsreading app on July 29th   —  Facebook is shutting down Paper, a bold reimagining of the company's flagship app for iOS that impressed critics but failed to attract a large audience, the company said today.  The app transformed the core Facebook experience …
Jun 30, 2016, 4:05 PMIn context
Kwame Opam / The Verge:
Google reveals Android N will be named Nougat   —  Google announced on Snapchat today that Android N, the latest version of Android, will now go by Android Nougat.  The announcement comes after the company said at I/O last month that users could submit suggestions for the name online.
Jun 30, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
60 Tbps FASTER cable, linking US West Coast with Japan, and backed by Google and several telecom companies, begins service   —  A new undersea internet cable funded in part by Google and connecting Japan with the US is slated to go online starting June 30th.
Jun 30, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC spins its Vive VR unit into a wholly owned subsidiary of the company; focus will be on investment, growing the VR ecosystem   —  HTC has decided to take its most valuable asset, the Vive VR headset and the budding ecosystem developing around it, and turn it into a separate business.
Jun 29, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Amazon to offer Prime members discounts on Motorola Moto G and BLU R1 HI in exchange for the ability to pre-install Amazon apps and put ads on lock screens   —  Amazon today said it would begin offering Prime members significant discounts on select unlocked Android smartphones …
Jun 29, 2016, 9:30 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is giving students a free Xbox One with Surface Pro 4 purchases   —  Microsoft is tempting students to buy a Surface Pro 4 this week with a new promotion running at its retail stores in the US.  The software maker is taking $300 off when students buy a Surface Pro 4 and Xbox One.
Jun 29, 2016, 8:10 AMIn context
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Huawei MateBook review: sleek appearance and fast performance is let down by design quirks and poor battery life, hard to recommend as a laptop replacement   —  In the world of tablet computing, there are two camps.  There's the Microsoft Surface (and its clones) camp, which attempts …
Jun 29, 2016, 7:15 AMIn context

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