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Facebook Launches ‘Explore Feed’ To Show Customized Posts Based On Your Interests

Facebook Launches ‘Explore Feed’ To Show Customized Posts Based On Your Interests
Between your relative’s political rants and your friend’s Instagram reposts, it can be difficult to find new and engaging content on Facebook. The social media site recently launched its “Explore Feed” feature and the goal is to connect users with information and content they have yet to discover but that is curated with their interests in mind.

According to a Facebook spokesperson, “We are testing a complementary feed of popular articles, videos, and photos, customized for each person based on content that might be interesting to them. We’ve heard from people that they want an easy way to explore new content they haven’t connected with yet.”

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The “Explore Feed” is accompanied by an icon with a rocket and is currently available under Facebook’s “More” menu. The “Explore Feed” will contain content based on pages the user already liked as well as videos and articles that are popular with the user’s friends. Overall, the “Explore Feed” seemed to offer information we were interested in when we scanned through a recent session with it. Although the feed did not contain politics or world news, it did offer local news and plenty of Game of Thrones articles. read more

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Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial Now Available For PlayStation 4, Xbox One, And PC: Here’s What You Can Access

Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial Now Available For PlayStation 4, Xbox One, And PC: Here’s What You Can Access

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BioWare has released a “Mass Effect: Andromeda” free trial for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The space RPG has failed to live up to the hype, but should new players give it a chance?  ( Electronic Arts )


BioWare has released a free trial for Mass Effect: Andromeda that all PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players can download and enjoy.

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Sprint Launches New ‘Sprint Flex’ and ‘Sprint Deals’ Smartphone Purchase Options

Sprint Launches New ‘Sprint Flex’ and ‘Sprint Deals’ Smartphone Purchase Options

Sprint today announced the launch of two new smartphone upgrade programs, Sprint Flex and Sprint Deals. Sprint Flex, as the name suggests, is designed to give users more options for upgrading their phones, including on an annual basis.

With Sprint Flex, customers can choose an iPhone for a low monthly price and begin making payments. Through Sprint’s existing iPhone Forever and Galaxy Forever programs, customers can then opt to upgrade on an annual basis, trading in their devices each year. read more

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WhatsApp now allows you to share any file type

WhatsApp now allows you to share any file type

WhatsApp is adding a brand new feature in its latest update: the ability to share any file type.

WhatsApp previously supported only documents, photos, and videos, but now users can share any file up to 100 MB. This new update could prove to be incredibly useful for people who want to share executable or other obscure files.

It could also be useful for people who use WhatsApp at work who would otherwise have to share via email. Combined with the desktop and web apps, this makes WhatsApp a powerful lightweight messaging service that you can use with teams or within a small business, in addition to using with friends.  read more

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First Look: With the all-new 2018 Accord, Honda demonstrates midsize sedan mastery

First Look: With the all-new 2018 Accord, Honda demonstrates midsize sedan mastery

Sedans are dead, you say? Not so fast. Witness the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord, which by the looks of things is going to be anything but boring.

From its sleek design detailed with just enough character to ensure that it is appealing today and remains fresh tomorrow, to its range of new engines, the new Accord is likely to set new standards in the midsize car segment.

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Three model series will be available, and depending on the one you select the trim lineup remains LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L with navigation, and Touring. According to a Honda spokesperson, the car is expected to arrive in dealerships in October of 2017, with hybrid models going on sale in early 2018. read more

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Nintendo’s New 2DS XL is the closest you’ll ever get to a ‘3DS XL Lite’

Nintendo’s New 2DS XL is the closest you’ll ever get to a ‘3DS XL Lite’

If the name sounds familiar, it should — two years ago Nintendo released two revised 3DS models (in both standard and XL sizes) with Amiibo support, a faster processor, a second analog input and face tracking features to help stabilize and improve the 3D effect. The New Nintendo 2DS is basically a revised version of that handheld with one primary, obvious difference: it doesn’t play games in 3D.

This isn’t the first time Nintendo dropped the stereoscopic handheld’s namesake feature. The original 2DS traded in both the 3D gimmick and the traditional clamshell design for a sturdier body and lower price-point. Likewise, the new model forgoes the 3DS’ digital depth perception and passes the savings on to the consumer — and this time, it retains the iconic hinged design. read more

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Samsung wants to kill the movie theater projector with this giant 33-foot 4K screen

Samsung wants to kill the movie theater projector with this giant 33-foot 4K screen

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Despite having spent years developing products designed to keep you consuming entertainment from the comfort of your own home, Samsung is now working to get you into movie theaters. 

The hardware giant today unveiled its first-ever Cinema LED Screen. The giant display measures in at a whopping 33.8 feet, and provides 4K resolution as well as “peak brightness levels nearly 10 times greater than that offered by standard projector technologies,” according to a Samsung press release read more

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What the cluck? KFC launches limited edition smartphone to mark its 30th anniversary

What the cluck? KFC launches limited edition smartphone to mark its 30th anniversary

KFC has celebrated its 30th anniversary by teaming up with smartphone manufacturer Huawei to produce a limited edition phone in China.

The 5.5-inch Android device is basically a Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus phone with a few extra features courtesy of the Colonel’s influence.

For starters it has a nice red finish with Sanders himself on the back. Inside the phone is a special app called K-Music which lets the user choose which song gets played over the speakers of any of the 4,000 KFC outlets in China. read more

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Big Xbox One Update Out Today, Here’s What It Adds

Big Xbox One Update Out Today, Here’s What It Adds

Microsoft has detailed the next update for Xbox One, and it’s a rather sizable one. The update rolls out today and will add custom gamerpics and a number of other new features to the console.

With today’s update, you’ll be able to upload your own images to use as custom Xbox One avatars. You can upload the images directly from your console, smartphone, or a Windows 10 PC and then use them as a gamerpic. You can also use the images you’ve uploaded for your Club’s background and profile pic. read more

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Can Facebook Fix VR’s Most Frustrating Problems in One Fell Swoop?

Can Facebook Fix VR’s Most Frustrating Problems in One Fell Swoop?
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Virtual reality is cool and all, but it won’t really become mainstream until a) it’s affordable and b) it doesn’t require a $1,000+ gaming PC. But it seems Facebook is attempting yet again to make VR a thing.

Facebook is creating a new Oculus VR headset that’s not only untethered, but also cheap, according to Bloomberg. The new headset, codenamed “Pacific,” is expected to be announced at the end of 2017 for only $200. It’ll eventually ship in 2018.

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The new headset will reportedly do many of the same things the current version does, but based on the price, it may be a lower-quality device. So it’ll be more of an alternative to the Rift — not its replacement. The Pacific will be more like Samsung’s Gear VR, sans the requirement of a smartphone to operate. It’ll be able to play immersive games, display video content, and run Facebook’s dorky social networking experiments. read more

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