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Google Translate Can’t Provide Consent for a Police Search, Judge Rules


Google Translate is a useful tool for some quick and easy translations, but a federal judge in Kansas ruled this week that the machine translation service isn’t good enough to allow a person to consent to a police search.

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When all the games of E3 2018 are coming out


When all the games of E3 2018 are coming out  PolygonRed Dead Redemption 2 Was Actually At E3, So We Might See Gameplay Soon  VGR.comRed Dead Redemption 2 – release date announcement, plus rumoured map, location, returning characters and …  Eurogamer.netFull coverage


The most heartwarming tale of amateur squirrel dentistry you’ll read today


Call her Captain America, because she just saved Bucky.

Bucky the squirrel, that is.

As reported by Sarah Kraus of Global News, Jannett Talbott (who is Canadian, so not actually Captain America) noticed that one of the squirrels in her feeder was suffering from severely overgrown teeth.

In these photos Jannet Talbott took in her backyard, you can see exactly what was wrong with Bucky the squirrel’s teeth#sabretoothsquirrel

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Geek Trivia: In The 1980s, Computer Hobbyists Would Double The Capacity Of Floppy Disks With?

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z take digs at Spotify in latest Tidal exclusive

beyonce-jay-z-apeshit-video.jpgBeyoncé and Jay-Z aren’t keeping quiet in the wake of Tidal’s scandals around inflated numbers and late royalties… if anything, they’re ramping things up. The power couple have released a joint album exclusive to the service, Everything is L…


Get On-Demand Roadside Assistance Using This App


When I was 17, my parents decided I could have my own car. My mother had bought the car in question new 10 years earlier but wasn’t the best at taking care of it. That meant that when she decided to buy a new car and pass it along to me, it was in need of some pretty serious repairs. I can vividly remember the fights…

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‘Gotti’ has a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes and the reviews are priceless


The reviews are in for the mobster movie Gotti which profiles the life of notorious crime boss John Gotti. Following the laundry list of excellent mob movies this should be an easy win, but Gotti‘s reviews are apparently the only entertaining thing about it.

The movie currently has a 0 percent Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s right, zero.

Tomatometer ratings are based on “the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show,” provided there are at least five reviews. Personally, I didn’t even know a 0 was possible. 

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Apple Manages to Snag Oprah Winfrey to Make Shows, Possibly for Subscription Video Service


Tech giant Apple has scored a huge victory in its $1 billion original programming push, signing a multiyear deal with host and media magnate Oprah Winfrey to produce as-of-yet unspecified streaming content. According to the Wall Street Journal, the signing of Winfrey is expected to play into its long-rumored launch of…

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First look at Instagram’s self-policing Time Well Spent tool

Are you Overgramming? Instagram is stepping up to help you manage overuse rather than leaving it to iOS and Android’s new screen time dashboards. Last month after TechCrunch first reported Instagram was prototyping a Usage Insights feature, the Facebook sub-company’s CEO Kevin System confirmed its forthcoming launch.

Tweeting our article, Systrom wrote “It’s true . . . We’re building tools that will help the IG community know more about the time they spend on Instagram – any time should be positive and intentional . . . Understanding how time online impacts people is important, and it’s the responsibility of all companies to be honest about this. We want to be part of the solution. I take that responsibility seriously.”

Now we have our first look at the tool via Jane Manchun Wong, who’s recently become one of TechCrunch’s favorite sources thanks to her skills at digging new features out of apps’ Android APK code. Though Usage Insights might change before an official launch, these screenshots give us an idea of what Instagram will include. We’ve reached out to Instagram for comment, and will update if we hear back.

This unlaunched version of Instagram’s Usage Insights tool offers users a daily tally of their minutes spent on the app. They’ll be able to set a time spent daily limit, and get a reminder once they exceed that. There’s also a shortcut to manage Instagram’s notifications so the app is less interruptive. Instagram has been spotted testing a new hamburger button that opens a slide-out navigation menu on the profile. That might be where the link for Usage Insights shows up, judging by this screenshot.

Instagram doesn’t appear to be going so far as to lock you out of the app after your limit, or fading it to grayscale which might annoy advertisers and businesses. But offering a handy way to monitor your usage that isn’t buried in your operating system’s settings could make users more mindful.

Instagram has an opportunity to be a role model here, especially if it gives its Usage Insights feature sharper teeth. For example,  rather than a single notification when you hit your daily limit, it could remind you every 15 minutes after, or create some persistent visual flag so you know you’ve broken your self-imposed rule.

Instagram has already started to push users towards healthier behavior with a “You’re all caught up” notice when you’ve seen everything in your feed and should stop scrolling.

I expect more apps to attempt to self-police with tools like these rather than leaving themselves at the mercy of iOS’s Screen Time and Android’s Digital Wellbeing features that offer more drastic ways to enforce your own good intentions.

Both let you see overall usage of your phone and stats about individual apps. iOS lets you easily dismiss alerts about hitting your daily limit in an app but delivers a weekly usage report (ironically via notification), while Android will gray out an app’s icon and force you to go to your settings to unlock an app once you exceed your limit.

For Android users especially, Instagram wants to avoid looking like such a time sink that you put one of those hard limits on your use. In that sense, self-policing shows both empathy for its users’ mental health, but is also a self-preservation strategy. With Instagram slated to launch a long-form video hub that could drive even longer session times this week, Usage Insights could be seen as either hypocritical or more necessary than ever.

New time management tools coming to iOS (left) and Android (right). Images via The VergeInstagram is one of the world’s most beloved apps, but also one of the most easily abused. From envy spiraling as you watch the highlights of your friends’ lives to body image issues propelled by its endless legions of models, there are plenty of ways to make yourself feel bad scrolling the Insta feed. And since there’s so little text, no links, and few calls for participation, it’s easy to zombie-browse in the passive way research shows is most dangerous.

We’re in a crisis of attention. Mobile app business models often rely on maximizing our time spent to maximize their ad or in-app purchase revenue. But carrying the bottomless temptation of the Internet in our pockets threatens to leave us distracted, less educated, and depressed. We’ve evolved to crave dopamine hits from blinking lights and novel information, but never had such an endless supply.

There’s value to connecting with friends by watching their days unfold through Instagram and other apps. But tech giants are thankfully starting to be held responsible for helping us balance that with living our own lives.

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5 of the Best Raw Camera Apps for Android

Raw-featured.jpgIf you love taking pictures and might even consider yourself a professional photographer, you may be familiar with the raw images format. This format tends to be used a lot because of all its benefits. Using the raw format can improve the quality of your images. You can also modify the parameters of the picture as well. When your Android device stores a RAW image, it will do so with a.DNG extension. The following apps are good choices for raw images. Related: Tips to Improve Low-Light Photography on an Android Smartphone 1. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is one the most popular… Read more

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