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Chrome Music Lab Launched for Music in Our Schools Month

If you think playing with musical instrument apps is fun, so does Chrome. The Google-owned browser has launched Chrome Music Lab, a collection of experiments that will allow you to explore rhythms, melodies and all sorts of sounds. You won’t have straightforward virtual guitars and pianos, but the features it does include can be much more entertaining. One of them ...

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Facebook Plans to Catch Slang Before It’s Popular

Facebook wants to be the one to discover the next “selfie,” a term that used to not even be a word, and now has become so ubiquitous in the youth’s vocabulary. In other words, the social network is looking to catch slang before it becomes popular. But that’s rather tricky and involves being in the right social circles; otherwise, you’ll ...

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Skype Translator New Skill: Speaking Arabic

Microsoft’s Skype Translator’s newest skill is rather impressive, as its creators have given it the ability to speak Arabic. According to a blog post, adding each language was a significant step forward, as it brought the translator closer to its goal: “breaking down language barriers for people across the world.” However, releasing the Arabic language update has been especially important, ...

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Live Photos Comes to Google Photos on iOS

After being cut off from Google+ and becoming a standalone service, Google Photos has gained huge traction among users. Now, the app that allows you to organize, back up, and search through your photos and videos, has a notable update on iOS. Both the iPad and the iPhone app now support Live Photos, the photo format released with iOS 9, ...

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Facebook Introduces WordPress Plugin for Instant Articles

If Facebook is your preferred choice for the daily news update, you surely came across some Instant Articles. Right now, only a small number of publishers have the ability to use Facebook’s service, but starting April 12th, the tech will be made available to anyone – including bloggers. Hoping to get communities on board with the project, Facebook has partnered ...

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Universal Studios Japan Schedules Nintendo Land Opening by 2020

Nintendo’s brands and characters are so carefully guarded that we have the company itself to blame for the lack of exciting real-world adventures fans could have with Pokemon, Mario and Luigi, and Link and Zelda. However, there’s some change on the horizon, and in four years’ time, we might be able to enjoy a Nintendo theme park. According to a ...

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Google Launches New Search Results Feature: Google Posts

Strange things are happening in Google search results. The company has announced “an experimental new podium” called Google Posts, where the tech giant can directly add curated content in a post-Google+ world. These posts are embed directly into the search results, offering a home to orphaned Google+ posts as the social platform has been recently stripped out in various apps ...

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New Windows 10 Beta Build Brings Cortana to Brazil, Mexico

Friday brought great news for Microsoft users in Mexico, Brazil and French-speaking Canada as the company announced that its virtual assistant Cortana will start speaking their languages as well. In what was a major update to the Windows 10 beta, Microsoft decided to allow users in these countries to take Cortana for a spin. Not only is the virtual assistant’s ...

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Sony Launches Future Lab Project for User Feedback

The PlayStation gaming world isn’t the only thing Sony is known for, nor is their audio equipment. Their smartphone business didn’t take off as the company hoped it would, but there’s something else Sony is proud of. Over the past couple of years, a new and stranger Sony emerged, showing us only glimpses of its willingness to experiment and try ...

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Amazon Disables Encryption in Fire OS Update

If you’re the proud owner of an Amazon Fire device, this news is of great interest to you. According to Amazon forum members, Amazon has dumped encryption on locally stored data, which means your information is stored in plain text and vulnerable to cyberattacks. Anyone who upgrades their Fire Phone, Amazon Fire HD, Kindle Fire, or Amazon Fire TV Stick ...

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