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Amazon's Kindle for Kids bundle aims to inspire next generation of readers

Amazon's updated Kindle for Kids bundle includes a Kindle ereader, of course, but also a durable case (in a selection of colors) and generous two-year warranty. It's shipping now.
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15 useful Google Maps tips and tricks you need to know about

How good are your navigation skills? We've got a delectable menu of Google Maps tips and tricks for you right here, to take the pain out of your trips. Go from newbie to mapping master with this guide.
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Who certified the exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 safe? Samsung did

You may assume anything you can buy in a store is safe, but safety certifications like UL are actually totally voluntary, and some of them don't mean nearly as much as you think they do.
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Facebook’s end-to-end encrypted feature goes live in Messenger for select few

Facebook is testing a new feature that will make your messages in Messenger more secure thanks to end-to-end encryption. Law enforcement, criminals, and even Facebook will not be able to intercept these messages.
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HTC may be the next firm to say goodbye to the headphone jack

HTC may be bringing the Thunderbolt back to rejuvenate its declining sales. Well, at least the "Bolt" part. The HTC Bolt is expected to come to Sprint next month, and here's everything you need to know.
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The new Google Maps shows you how to calibrate your phone's compass

An update rolling out to Google Maps on mobile adds a visual indicator of compass accuracy. If your smartphone's compass needs calibration, the app will provide step-by-step instructions.
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Say Allo! Google’s latest messaging app is here, and it's smarter than iMessage

Google promised its messaging app, Allo, would arrive before the end of summer, and it sure has -- a day before the autumnal equinox. Allo introduces Assistant, Google’s artificially intelligent bot that will power Google Home.
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Google is giving preferential treatment to fast-loading AMP articles in Google News

Google is making an effort to increase the visibility of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMPs), fast-loading webpages optimized for mobile, in Google News. It'll now prioritize news articles that support the open standard.
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You can now ask Google Drive where you saved last month’s expense report

Google's Drive productivity app has learned a new trick: the ability to process natural language. Now, you can search through mountains of files using conversational, everyday phrases and terms.
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The eyes have it: Samsung Pay will let you purchase items using your retina

The latest update to Samsung Pay allows consumers to pay with nothing more than your retina (that is to say, your eye). But there's a catch -- this feature only works if you have a Galaxy Note 7.
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The latest version of the Google Search app scrubs all mention of Google Now

The latest version of the beta Google Search app for Android scrubs all mention of Google Now, Google's eponymous digital assistant. It appears to be a part of the company's effort to unify its AI and machine learning efforts under a single…