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You may hate it, but Facebook Stories now has 500M users – TechCrunch

You may think it is superfluous with Instagram Stories, or just don't want to see high school boring lives, but ephemeral Snapchat style stories now have 500 million daily users over Facebook and Messenger. WhatsApp's Stories feature Status has 500 million dailies and Instagram beat that milestone three months ago. It's impressive because it means that a third of Facebook's …

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Microsoft knows that password exit policies are useless

As the blog post explains, if a password is never stolen, you do not need to do it. And if a password is suspected of being stolen, you would want to act immediately, not wait until the expiration date. Forced updates also mean that more users write their passwords down or forget them completely. Plus, as Microsoft says "If your …

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How the Oppo fits a 10x zoom camera in its 5G phone

In Israeli-based Corephotonics – which was reportedly acquired by Samsung earlier this year – Oppo approached with a cunning concept that consisted of a standard camera plus a 3x zoom periscope. This "folded camera optics" solution increased the overall zoom range to a more practical 5x, but it could still maintain a thin component height because the telephone sensors could …

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Overwatch Workshop will show players to script custom modes

While Blizzard is wrapping up Overwatch 's 2019 Archives event, fans won't have to wait long for the next addition to the game. Wednesday, game director Jeff Kaplan shared details on the upcoming workshop mode, which gives players tools to prototype their own heroes and build their own game modes. Kaplan describes the workshop as a "scripting mode that will …

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Apple Readies AirPods 3 As big rivals are preparing to enter the market

Just a few weeks after Apple (AAPL) began selling its second generation AirPods, reports circulating the company could come out with their third generation earplugs as soon as the fourth quarter. X Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst at TF International Securities, said he expects Apple to launch two new AirPods models either in the fourth quarter of 2019 or the first quarter …

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Galaxy Fold loss could help other foldable phones succeed

After a raft of now five reports of broken Galaxy Fold review units and an official delay of Samsung's $ 2,000 foldable phone, Samsung is a trouble. But for rivals like Huawei's foldable Mate X the rumored Razr flip phone and all the rest Samsung's pains could spell opportunity. The world is watching Samsung's every move, taking notes and assuring …

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