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by IBM on November 17, 2017

If you tend to work in Google Docs, you already know about it being down for hours on Wednesday, but only AT&T users had the pleasure of realizing their phones also didn't work for a good portion that same day. To fix it, AT&T told users...

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Try the new ‘Overwatch’ hero during the game’s free weekend

by IBM on November 17, 2017

At Blizzcon earlier this month, the studio behind Overwatch announced a new playable character for the hero shooter: Moira, a healer with evasive and damage-dealing abilities. Last night, she became available to play on PC and consoles -- and wouldn'...

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Los Angeles taps a shuttle service to get riders to Metro stops

November 17, 2017

Most people find a short walk to and from a public transportation stop pretty reasonable, but the further away that stop is from their home or their destination, the less convenient it becomes. Well the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transpor…

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Google’s latest VR series takes you to the set of ‘Austin City Limits’

November 17, 2017

While Apple continues to expand its library of exclusive music documentaries, Google is now bringing a little music to its slate of VR series. Austin City Limits: Backstage takes you behind the scenes of the legendary music show and gives you …

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Tip your favorite Twitch streamer with PayPal

November 17, 2017

If you want to tip your favorite Twitch streamer, you need to use Bits. The video game-centric streaming service just recently added the tipping system of "cheering" with Bits to its mobile app in hopes that more folks would drop som…

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Dwyane Wade is the latest athlete to have a show on Facebook

November 17, 2017

Facebook’s next pro athlete-centered show will feature the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Dwyane Wade. The five-part series will premiere on November 20th and will show what keeps Wade busy when he’s off the court. BackCourt Wade follows the three-time NBA cha…

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Garmin and Samsung wearables could earn you health care savings

November 17, 2017

Wearable devices for health and fitness aren’t anything new, of course, but insurance companies aren’t really known for their fast response to tech trends. That may be changing, though, as big companies like Aetna and John Hancock have started offeri…

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Germany bans children’s smartwatches over privacy concerns

November 17, 2017

Germany’s telecommunications regulator, the Federal Network Agency, announced a ban today on the sale of kids’ smartwatches, the BBC reports, and encouraged parents to destroy the ones they already own. The agency appears to be taking particular issu…

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Digital democracy’s steep decline

November 17, 2017

We thought the internet was going to be great for equality, freedom, and maybe even human rights, but now we’re not so sure. Turns out, the internet is great for propaganda. And totally unraveling democracy.

If only the people who invented and run e…

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Dave Chappelle’s third Netflix special will premiere December 31st

November 17, 2017

Dave Chappelle’s third Netflix special, Dave Chappelle: Equanimity, will debut on the streaming service December 31st, Variety reports. It’s the first comedy special Chappelle has made exclusively for Netflix. Last year, the service announced that th…

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Google Assistant can help troubleshoot your Pixel 2 phone

November 17, 2017

Plenty of companies offer chat support to troubleshoot problems with your phone. But do you really want to talk to another human for what could be a simple fix? You don’t have to… if you have a Pixel 2. Android Police has discovered that you can…

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