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A bug is messing up the keyboard for some Messenger users on iPhones

A bug is messing up the keyboard for some Messenger users on iPhones

If you’re having issues with Facebook Messenger on your iPhone right now, you’re not alone. An annoying bug is affecting typing inside the app. Some users on iOS devices are finding that the app is
Ledger raises another $75 million to become the leader in cryptocurrency hardware wallets

Ledger raises another $75 million to become the leader in cryptocurrency hardware wallets

Ledger just raised an impressive Series B round of $75 million (€61 million), led by Draper Esprit. The startup already raised a $7 million round last year. But the cryptocurrency mania probably made
Google is investing in Indonesia-based Uber rival Go-Jek

Google is investing in Indonesia-based Uber rival Go-Jek

Google is back investing in ride-hailing companies. The U.S. search firm and China’s Meituan-Dianping are among the tech giants set to invest in Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based rival to Grab and Uber, a
Coinbase acqui-hires Memo.AI technical team management tool

Coinbase acqui-hires Memo.AI technical team management tool

Coinbase, the white-hot cryptocurrency exchange, is bringing on more engineering talent to help it continue to capitalize on the crypto boom. The company has announced that it’s bringing on the
Crunch Report | Apple pledges $350 billion investment in U.S. economy

Crunch Report | Apple pledges $350 billion investment in U.S. economy

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Tim Cook says you’ll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older

Tim Cook says you’ll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older

As we learned back at the end of December, Apple has been limiting the maximum performance of iPhones as the batteries within get older. The goal, they’ve stated, is to prevent random device shutdowns
YouTube partners with Kevin Durant to expand original sports programming

YouTube partners with Kevin Durant to expand original sports programming

YouTube announced today that it’s enlisted the help of basketball star Kevin Durant in a bid to expand original sports content. The Golden State Warriors small forward and business partner Rich
Apple rerouting employee shuttles after highway attacks shatter windows on buses during commutes

Apple rerouting employee shuttles after highway attacks shatter windows on buses during commutes

In the past week, five Apple commuter shuttles carrying employees to and from the company’s Cupertino offices have been attacked, several sources tell us. Windows on the buses were shattered by what
Watch a thought race across the surface of the brain

Watch a thought race across the surface of the brain

Although neuroscientists have a general idea of what parts of the brain do what, catching them in the act is a difficult proposition. But UC Berkeley researchers have managed to do it, visualizing
Nomad’s new wireless charging hub is a traveler’s best friend

Nomad’s new wireless charging hub is a traveler’s best friend

If you spend any meaningful amount of time in hotels, you’ll know that many of them are still living in the age of the 30-pin adapter, even though most of us have already moved on to Lightning,
Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard

Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard

Nintendo’s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it’s basically a maker kit for the portable console that uses cardboard component pieces to allow people to build
Chariot expands to Columbus, Ohio with JPMorgan Chase commuter shuttle

Chariot expands to Columbus, Ohio with JPMorgan Chase commuter shuttle

Ford’s Chariot shared commuter shuttle service is expanding to its latest new market: Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus launch is in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, and initial service in the area will be
Volumetric photogrammetry — big words, bigger impact on VR

Volumetric photogrammetry — big words, bigger impact on VR

Virtual reality: Most people have at least a rudimentary understanding of what the term means. For consumers, VR generally means strapping on a head-mounted display, stepping into a new world and
Google is rolling out a fix for those Home-related Wi-Fi issues

Google is rolling out a fix for those Home-related Wi-Fi issues

In the latest of a recent spate of bugs plaguing Google’s most recent hardware offerings, a number of Home and Chromecast users have been reporting issues around their devices’ Wi-Fi connectivity this
The Last Mile is launching its coding program at a women’s prison in Indiana

The Last Mile is launching its coding program at a women’s prison in Indiana

The Last Mile, a coding program that first launched inside California’s San Quentin State Prison, has expanded to its first out-of-state prison. Yesterday, The Last Mile announced its plans to launch
Apple greenlights new Reese Witherspoon-backed comedy series starring Kristen Wiig

Apple greenlights new Reese Witherspoon-backed comedy series starring Kristen Wiig

Apple has landed its first half-hour comedy series, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter. The series, which will be exec-produced by and star SNL vet Kristen Wiig, hails from Reese
Giphy builds transparent GIF library for Instagram Stories

Giphy builds transparent GIF library for Instagram Stories

Instagram now lets some users slap background-less GIFs sourced from Giphy onto their Instagram Stories. Rolling out for wider testing with a Giphy-branded design, the new GIF sticker engine could
Study shows software used to predict repeat offenders is no better at it than untrained humans

Study shows software used to predict repeat offenders is no better at it than untrained humans

COMPAS, a piece of software commonly used in the justice system to predict which offenders will find themselves behind bars again, is no better than soliciting random people on Mechanical Turk to
Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin exits COO role, now filled by former Pandora COO Sara Clemens

Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin exits COO role, now filled by former Pandora COO Sara Clemens

Twitch today announced its co-founder Kevin Lin will be stepping down from the COO role at the company, amid a series of new executive hires. Lin will continue to work at Twitch in a newly developed,
Amazon’s Echo, Alexa and Music Unlimited are hitting Australia and New Zealand next month

Amazon’s Echo, Alexa and Music Unlimited are hitting Australia and New Zealand next month

Amazon announced its intentions to launch the Echo down under during its big AWS Re:Invent show back in November. Details were pretty light on the offering at the time, but now the company’s back with