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Apple says the Hey email app was originally approved in error

Apple isn’t going to let up on Basecamp’s Hey email app anytime soon. In an interview with TechCrunch, company Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said Apple has no plans to change its rules to accommodate the application despite the backlash …

Facebook Messenger adds pop-ups to warn users about scams

Facebook wants to make it harder for scammers to trick unsuspecting users. The social network is launching a new feature for Messenger that will surface an in-app popup when a person is messaged by someone who might be trying to scam them or o…

Time Magazine is recreating the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in VR

For many people, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington and the famous “I Have a Dream” speech exist as little more than photos and soundbites — only the 200,000-plus people who were there can give you a sense of what it was really like….

Netflix is dropping support for older Samsung smart TVs in December

If you have an older Samsung or Vizio smart TV, you may have noticed a message from Netflix pop up on your screen. This week, Netflix began notifying customers that it will no longer support Samsung smart TVs, circa 2010 and 2011, or Vizio sma…

Incognito Mode for Google Maps has arrived on Android

Earlier this month Google announced that its new Incognito feature for Maps had started to roll out, and now it should be here on your Android devices. Android Police points out a post on the support page from yesterday indicating that the rol…

Waze shows how much you have to pay at the tollgate

Waze is adding another useful piece of information you may want to know before going a particular way. It’s adding estimated toll prices to a route’s data panel whenever applicable, putting it alongside that route’s ETA and traffic situation. If you…

Apple disables its walkie-talkie Watch app due to vulnerability

Apple has disabled its Walkie Talkie Watch app due to a vulnerability that could’ve allowed someone to listen in on other iPhones, the company told Techcrunch. In a statement, Apple said that the vulnerability — which requires specific conditions an…

MIT’s tiny walking robot could eventually build other, bigger robots

A mobile motor created by a team at MIT could change the way we view and build robots. The robot consists of five tiny fundamental parts that have the ability to assemble and disassemble into different functional devices — with the end goal of having …

In the search for extraterrestrial life, we should look to exomoons

Traditionally scientists have looked to other planets for signs of life, but a new study by an astrophysicist from the University of Lincoln, U.K., suggests we may be more successful if we started looking at moons as well.

Google cloud outage knocks out Gmail, Discord and Snapchat

No, it’s not just you — many of the internet services you use went down this weekend. Google has reported an outage with its Cloud Platform that made several sites and apps inoperable in some regions on June 2nd (they’re still affected as we write…