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Saturday February 17, 2018
Everyone Hates the Snapchat Update, But Snap Is Unmoved
More than 600,000 people have signed an online petition calling on Snapchat to revert its update back to the original design. The redesign focused on separating media content from that of friends.

Is Your Smart TV Vulnerable to Hackers?
So, you took advantage of a Christmas sale and got yourself a new smart TV. Awesome. But buyer beware: since it's a "smart" TV that connects to the internet, yes indeed, it's vulnerable to hackers.

Apple HomePod: Amazing Sound, But Not for Everybody
A slew of reviews for Apple's new smart speaker HomePod have arrived, and they all seem to come to the same conclusion: It's good -- if you can afford it and only use Apple products

Amazon Testing Delivery of Whole Foods Groceries
E-commerce giant Amazon is using Whole Foods Market stores in four cities as depots for quick grocery delivery, the biggest move yet to incorporate the grocer into the e-commerce giant's empire.

Snap's Tough Year: Time To Flip the Narrative
Ever since the company behind Snapchat publicly unveiled paperwork with plans for a $20 billion IPO almost exactly a year ago, concerns have surfaced about Snap's long-term viability.

Cancer from Cellphones? New Studies Say Don't Worry
Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but regulators and scientists say don't worry -- it is safe to use your device.

Silicon Valley Veterans Launch Fight Against Manipulative, Addictive Tech
Veterans of tech companies, such as Facebook, Google, Mozilla, and others, aim to redesign social media and other technology platforms to reduce their damaging effects on democracy and society.

Worried About Strava? Other Apps Also Map Our Every Move
As fitness-tracking company Strava illustrated recently, the unexpected ways in which our personal data leaks out into the world range from the mildly amusing to the downright terrifying.

Mario Driving Minions? Nintendo Film in the Works
Yes, Mario is getting together with the Minions. Nintendo says a movie starring the plumber in the Super Mario franchise is in the works, co-produced with the studio behind the Despicable Me series.



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