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Twitter might build a paid subscription service for power users

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Twitter is considering offering a paid subscription to power users, including brands and news organizations, The Verge has confirmed. Twitter users today began tweeting screenshots of the survey and a mock-up of what the premium version of Twitter could look like, with new analytics, alerts about breaking news, and information about what an account’s followers ...

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Google reportedly removing Hangouts’ SMS messaging to make it a better Slack rival

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Google is removing the ability to send and receive SMS messages from its Hangouts service in May, according to an email sent to its G Suite administrators. The email, posted in its entirety on Reddit , says that Google will cut the option from the app on May 22nd, and will prompt users to find ...

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Alcatel A30 and Moto G5 Plus are the newest ad subsidized Amazon Prime exclusive phones

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Amazon is adding two new smartphones to its “Prime exclusive” line of phones: the Alcatel A30 and the recently announced Moto G5 Plus . The two phones are sold unlocked and at a subsidized price, in exchange for displaying personalized offers and ads on the lock screen, similar to what Amazon does with lower-cost Kindle ...

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This pretty e-paper smart calendar is everything I want in a gadget

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A designer named Kosho Tsuboi has conceived a beautiful gadget idea. His product, the Magic Calendar , is an e-paper calendar that syncs with a smartphone to display your schedule. The project is associated with Google’s Android Experiments , which appears to be a Japanese program in which creators can pitch ideas for Android-centered gadgets. ...

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AT&T and Verizon pull ads from Google and YouTube over hate speech

[unable to retrieve full-text content] AT&T and Verizon today joined a growing list of companies in both the US and Europe that are pulling advertising from YouTube and millions of Google-partnered websites. The reasoning stems from the potential for big-name brands’ ads to appear next to videos and other content containing hate speech, including white nationalist, sexist, and homophobic content ...

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I can’t wait to get my hands on the next generation of shade-throwing emoji

[unable to retrieve full-text content] New emoji are on the horizon , and Emojipedia is here to provide some idea of what they might look like. The site created mockups of 69 samples, including a few that will prove useful to anyone looking to spread a little playful disrespect. Throwing shade with emoji requires a little creativity. You can go ...

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Show Notes: Android tablets and the definition of insanity

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Before every episode of The Vergecast I sit down, read through a bunch of news, and take a bunch of notes. It’s one of the most enjoyable parts of my week, and I started thinking it might be fun to do every day on the site. So, every day this week I’m sitting down and ...

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Sony is developing a Spider-Man spinoff starring Black Cat and Silver Sable

[unable to retrieve full-text content] It looks like Sony wants all the Spider-Man solo projects it can make. According to The Hollywood Reporter , the studio is developing a film centering on Black Cat and Silver Sable, two characters who often ally themselves with Spider-Man. Writer Chris Yost, currently a screenwriter for the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, is attached to write ...

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Maybe Android tablet apps will be better this year

[unable to retrieve full-text content] There’s a new Android tablet you can go and buy, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Here’s our review of it, where Jake notes that apps freeze if they’re not in the foreground. Which is a good reminder: Android apps on tablets have never really been very good. They usually end up feeling like stretched-out phone ...

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Prosecutors think they can extract data from phones seized during Inauguration Day protests

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Court papers filed today indicate that prosecutors are trying to break into locked smartphones seized during arrests made on Inauguration Day. According to a report from BuzzFeed , there are more than 100 phones involved, some belonging to individuals who have not been indicted. These devices were seized by law enforcement on January 20th when ...

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