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WhatsApp update will bring this MAJOR change that’s set to cause controversy

WhatsApp users will soon be able to download a brand new update, and it will come with one big change that is set to cause controversy. WhatsApp has had a busy start to 2018. The Facebook-owned chat app enjoyed record amounts of use at the start of the year, with a staggering 75billion messages sent on New Year’s Eve 2017. The stats underline how many people use WhatsApp, and even more messages could have been sent if the service didn’t go down for two hours on NYE. At the start…

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Sky TV and broadband price rise – Customers face higher bills and YOU could be affected

SKY Sky customers will face higher bills from April Some Sky customers will see the cost of their monthly bills increase from this April. The satellite TV firm has just announced the rise which will affect some TV, Broadband and Sky Talk products. Sky says it’s worked hard to keep price changes as low as possible and on average, customers will see an increase of less than £2.50 per moth. The firm also states that many Sky products will remain at their current price and, for some products, this will…

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Kodi CRACKDOWN – This popular add-on service has been dealt a HUGE blow

KODI • TVADDONS Kodi add-on fans have been dealt a blow as the online piracy crackdown continues Kodi add-on fans have been dealt a blow with popular add-on repository TVAddons suffering a big setback. Last June, TVAddons went offline with its website and Facebook page shut down following a copyright complaint from Canada’s largest telecoms companies. At a hearing a few weeks later, however, this decision was vacated. Justice B. Richard Bell ruled evidence gathered in a no-notice home search of Adam Lackman, the man behind TVAddons, was inadmissible. And…

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Facebook says it ‘failed’ by presenting VR shooting demo at CPAC – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Not the best idea? Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Facebook has managed to step into controversy again. The social network has recently been besieged with criticism from all corners about the role it plays in public discourse and how it addresses those problems. It promised to do better. Yet at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of activists and elected officials, the company managed to show off its wares in a way that might seem…

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Tesla installs 300 Powerwalls to give Hawaiian school kids AC – Roadshow

Everyone knows Hawaii is a tropical paradise with a rich culture and natural beauty coming out its metaphorical backside, but being an isolated island chain in the South Pacific, it has some problems when it comes to generating energy. 93.7 percent of Hawaii’s energy comes from nonrenewable resources such as petroleum and coal (presumably because volcano lair technology hasn’t yet trickled down from the world’s supervillains). That means power isn’t cheap. The knock-on effect is that cooling public spaces like schools isn’t necessarily something the local government can afford. That’s…

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Making is now part of the AirBnB experience – CNET

airbnb-experiences-macaroon-making-7914 airbnb-experiences-macaroon-making-7928 airbnb-experiences-macaroon-making-7916 airbnb-experiences-macaroon-making-7919 airbnb-experiences-macaroon-making-7937 airbnb-experiences-macaroon-making-7933 airbnb-experiences-macaroon-making-7941 Airbnb launched what it calls “experiences” in 12 cities November 2016. These are local excursions that travelers can sign up for, like truffle hunting in Tuscany, surf lessons in Malibu and macaron making in San Francisco.  On Friday the company announced it was planning to launch in 1,000 more cities around the world in 2018. CNET joined in on the salted caramel macaron making class with Chef Eloise at her DeLise Dessert cafe in San Francisco’s North Beach.  Apparently there’s a lot of butter…

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Tesla tax credits will start to phase out once 200,000th car delivered – Roadshow

Tesla expects to hit the 200,000-vehicle cap that will signal the beginning of the end of its federal EV tax credits sometime this year. This is a huge deal, particularly with the number of people still holding reservations for the lower-cost version of the Model 3, many of whom may be counting on the rather sizable tax credit to be able to afford going electric for the first time. Now Playing: Watch this: Tesla Model 3 Long Range is great but not quite perfect 7:39 “Under current regulations, a $7,500…

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‘Black Panther’ villain lives with his parents: So what? – CNET

Michael B. Jordan plays Killmonger in “Black Panther.” His character had a troubled family life, but in reality, Jordan’s parents live with him. Disney/Marvel In “Black Panther,” Michael B. Jordan plays Killmonger, a bad guy to be reckoned with. But when his real life came in for some Twitter teasing, he struck back with supervillain prowess. First, Twitter user Chris sent out a tweet about Jordan that — to be fair — seemed to be admiring, not mocking, the actor for some of the unconventional elements of his life. Michael…

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Airbnb will expand ‘experiences’ to 1,000 cities this year – CNET

Airbnb is looking to be more than a just a home rental website, says CEO Brian Chesky. James Martin/CNET Airbnb tried something new a little over a year ago. It launched what it calls “experiences.” These are local excursions that travelers can sign up for, like truffle hunting in Tuscany and surf lessons in Malibu. The lodgings company said Friday that its experiment is working. Since it launched experiences in November 2016, bookings have grown 2,500 percent year over year. Airbnb has also expanded these experiences from 12 to 60…

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Samsung DV5500 dryer review – CNET

If you’re in the market for a high-end, front-loading clothes dryer, the Samsung DV5500 might sound tempting. This $1,000 dryer powers through wet loads quickly. It also has plenty of special cycles and steam modes. And to match adventurous interior designs it comes in a distinctive azure blue. Unfortunately, the DV5500’s flaws are hard to forgive. Its small, secondary control panel is cluttered and confusing. The dryer’s tiny display is blurry, dim and looks dated. The DV5500 is no bargain either. For $649, Samsung’s own DV7750 performs better, has comparable features, and…

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