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Toonz Software Used to Create Futurama Is Now Open Source

Not only do know who Hayao Miyazaki, but you also aspire to be like him one day? Your dream is one step closer as Studio Ghibli has made its animation software free and open source. At its origins, software package Toonz was created by Italian studio Digital Video as a tool for creating traditional 2D animation. Now it’s acquired by ...

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Older Amazon Kindles Need This Update to Stay Connected

Do you own an Amazon Kindle e-book reader from 2012 or earlier? Amazon has a critical message to tell you, so you better take heed. You might say you don’t use your e-book reader that much anymore, but the company urges you to update your Kindle to the latest software version before Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Why? Because after that ...

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Happy 10th Anniversary, Twitter!

Happy 10th anniversary, Twitter! This Monday, the micro-blogging platform celebrates its success gained over the past decade, so it seems fitting to take a look at some of the important milestones achieved, as well as wondering about the future of the 140-character documenter. According to the most recent reports, Twitter boasts more than 300 million active users – which sounds ...

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Competition Comes with Algorithmic Feeds on Twitter and Instagram

Are you witty enough? Are you pretty enough? If not, you might soon not be featured on your followers’ timelines anymore, thanks to Instagram’s and Twitter’s recent updates. The world of social networks is slowly following the same trend: algorithmically-sorted feeds, which isn’t just annoying for users, but it’s also a handful of problems for marketers. Some people don’t check ...

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Nintendo’s First-ever Smartphone App is Not a Game Per Se

Nintendo has finally released its first-ever smartphone app and ever since its launch, it has remained at the top of the Japanese Apple Store charts. Sadly, the app does not offer the popular Super Mario Bros. on mobile; we’re still waiting for the Nintendo-official version to be released, now that the company has dipped its toe in the mobile gaming ...

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Microsoft Edge Browser Fitted With Translator Extension

Thanks to the latest preview build of Windows 10, one of the highest points on the wish lists of developers has been ticked off: extensions for the Edge browser. After Internet Explorer started fading, Microsoft released a legacy browser called the Edge; it first came out last summer coinciding with the long-awaited release of the Windows 10 operating system. The ...

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App Audio Software Can Monitor Your TV Viewing Habits

Twelve smartphone app developers have been warned by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for compromising the privacy of its users. They have allegedly packed audio monitoring software into their apps, invading the privacy of unsuspecting consumers. As noted by Fortune, SilverPush and other of its kind have designed their apps not to ask the user for permission to access the ...

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Did Uber Just Buy 100,000 S-Class Sedans Or Is That Just a Rumor?

It was inevitable that Uber would – at some point down the line – order its first autonomous cars. But nobody expected the ride-hailing company to order $9.6 billion worth of Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans. According to a recent Reuters report, this is exactly what happened. Citing an article from German business publication Manager Magazin, sources from both companies have reported ...

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Twitter CEO Says ‘No’ to Expanding 140-character Limit

Earlier this year, Twitter was rumored to explore the possibility of expanding its iconic 140-character tweet limit. But unfortunately for all the users who hoped they could soon write an inspirational essay in tweet form, CEO Jack Dorsey has some bad news. It seems the limit is here to stay, as Dorsey said in an interview on Friday. “It’s staying. ...

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TweetDeck for Windows Will Shut Down on April 15th

Twitter rolled out a new update today saying that users can now switch with more ease between its website desktop and its application TweetDeck. How? Users are no longer required to log in to TweetDeck separately. In other words, if users are already logged in on the Twitter website, they can skip the log-in process on TweetDeck. In a similar news ...

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