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11/16/2018

Xbox is making strides in adding keyword and mouse support to its family of products through its Xbox Insider Program. Keyboard and mouse support could enable ports of PC games and make the Xbox One more appealing to PC gamers.

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Engadget
11/16/2018

More celebrities are jumping on the TikTok bandwagon, entering a US user base that now tops 6 million. It's just the latest evidence of the video app's market traction, including a steady ascent in Apple App Store download rankings.

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Apple
11/16/2018

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said the social network has worked quickly to combat Russian interference and now favors regulation to weed out "harmful content." Plans are afoot for user choice about "borderline content" appearing in news feeds and for an independent panel to hear user arguments that content was incorrectly banned.

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Reuters
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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, FB
11/16/2018

Tinder users can now be clued in if they're near an area with a spike of activity on the dating app. Users of the new Swipe Surge feature will also have their profiles appear first in a searcher's lineup.

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The Verge
11/16/2018

Roku's TV Wireless Speakers, initially announced in July, will begin shipping today and will go on sale in advance of Black Friday for $149.99. The promotion, set for Nov. 18 through 26, cuts $50 off the standard retail price.

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TechCrunch
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Roku
11/16/2018

Silicon Valley startup Mojo Vision is working on an invisible computing augmented reality technology that would eliminate bulky headsets and allow users to enjoy AR via contact lenses. The company is not releasing extensive information, but promises updates will be forthcoming.

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CNET
11/16/2018

Nearly 9 in 10 Pinterest users take advantage of the platform to shop for the holidays, and two-thirds use it for last-minute deals, the platform says. Pinterest is recommending five tips to help brands get in on the action.

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Pinterest
11/16/2018

Sharpened performance in JavaScript frameworks is the focus of a new $200,000 Google fund directed toward implementation and development. Google is particularly looking for original ideas and "on by default" features.

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ZDNet
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Google
11/16/2018

Major US wireless carriers are facing fresh scrutiny in Congress over reports of throttled traffic and video content. Three senators sent a letter to T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T asking about practices such as traffic prioritization and how throttling may vary according to the service plans customers buy.

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T-Mobile, Verizon, Congress, Sprint, AT&T
11/15/2018

Google added a Night Sight feature to its Pixel phones, which allow users to take high-quality images in low visibility. The high-tech feature is more than a simple long-exposure system, instead segmenting exposure into multiple frames to capture the best images.

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The Verge, Engadget, ZDNet
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