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12 of the best Amazon Alexa skills for kids (and their parents)

Amazon Alexa is quite possibly one of the best things to ever happen to your smart home. SEE ALSO: 10 of the best Amazon Alexa skills for dating and romance The voice assistant is capable of quickly ordering pizza from Domino’s or Pizza Hut, playing podcasts throughout your home, and ...

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Make me cute: Why we're obsessed with adorable cartoon avatars

This post is part of Me, online, Mashable’s ongoing series digging into online identities. Get ready for the rise of the cartoon clones.  When Apple releases iOS 12 this fall, its Bitmoji clone, Memoji, will expand the reach of the doodle doppelganger. Sure, Snapchat users already love Bitmoji, and Samsung ...

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Lawmakers send bipartisan letter to Google asking it to end partnership with Huawei

Google’s got mail. Lawmakers from the Senate and House sent a letter today to Google boss Sundar Pichai asking him to reconsider the company’s relationship with Chinese smartphone company Huawei. The letter argued that the relationship posed a serious national security threat. “Chinese telecommunications companies, such as Huawei, have extensive ...

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How to download Instagram's new IGTV app for iOS and Android right now

Instagram’s YouTube competitor is finally here. The company has officially launched IGTV,  a new way for Instagram users to create YouTube-like channels that host longer videos within Instagram. SEE ALSO: Instagram challenges YouTube with IGTV, a new app for creators But even though IGTV channels will exist within the main ...

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Trump told Apple CEO Tim Cook that the U.S. would not levy tariffs on iPhones

There’s a big question mark over how President Trump’s trade war with China will impact iPhone lovers. And things just got even murkier. President Trump continued to escalate his trade war with China on Monday when he threatened to levy tariffs on an additional $200 million worth of Chinese goods ...

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Facebook shuts down actual news under the cover of 'political ads' policy

Having missed the boat completely on fake news, Facebook appears to now be dropping the hammer on the real stuff.  The nonprofit investigative journalism outlet Reveal published a major story this week regarding immigrant children allegedly being forcibly injected with drugs at a government-contractor run detention center. As outlets do ...

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Bose's sleepbuds have one job: killing noise to help you sleep better

Sleep is a necessity, and missing out on it for whatever reason is never good. That’s the reason sleep tech has been a booming business for the past few years, with hundreds of gadgets, mattresses, and wearables that promise to track your sleep or help you improve it. Bose thinks ...

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Instagram launches their latest video feature called IGTV

Instagram’s IGTV allows users to create channels and upload hourlong videos. YouTube may have some competition. Read more…More about Video, Youtube, Instagram, Mashable Video, and Mashable Video Please click the link below to view full content: Source – Mashable: Instagram launches their latest video feature called IGTV

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Instagram challenges YouTube with IGTV, a new app for creators

Instagram is getting serious about challenging YouTube. Today, the company announced IGTV, Instagram’s new initiative that lets users create standalone video channels for longform video. SEE ALSO: Instagram is proof shameless copying pays off IGTV is launching now in the Instagram app and will also be available as a standalone ...

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Democrat with financial ties to AT&T just gutted California's net neutrality law

California lawmakers have the opportunity to pass a new law that would serve as the gold standard for true net neutrality protection across the country. But a Democratic assemblyman with financial ties to the telecommunications industry just gutted it. The California State Assembly Communications and Conveyance committee will likely vote ...

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