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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: A VR bike generator, smart bidets, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but there's no denying that it's fun to gawk!

Weekly Rewind: Zuckerberg's AI assistant, LG's CES roster, Lucid Motors' answer to Tesla

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…
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This new fake news search engine tracks webs of web rumors

A group from Indiana University is tracking the spread of fake news stories with a new search engine called Hoaxy. From election rumors to whether dandelions really kill cancer, the site tracks the web of web rumors.

Earn money from your camera roll with Recently’s automated mag subscriptions

Recently, the app creating monthly magazines from the iOS camera roll, will soon offer a way for photographers to earn money with their shots. The app will soon allow users to invite followers to subscribe to a print magazine.
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Nobody’s perfect: First Facebook, now Twitter has an ad metrics problem

A video ad metrics blunder is forcing Twitter to dole out refunds to marketers. This is the one Facebook trait Twitter would be wise not to adopt. According to the company, the mishap lasted for just over a month.
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Facebook reveals 27 percent rise in government requests for user data

In its latest report on global government requests, Facebook reveals a 27 percent rise in requests for user account data in the first half of 2016. Overall, Facebook received 59,229 requests during the first six months of the year.

Uber rolls out Snapchat filters and the option to ride directly to your contacts

Sure, it's always tracking your location, but at least you can Snapchat your friends while you're Ubering now. As part of its app redesign and overhaul, the transportation giant has introduced a Snapchat integration.
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Disney-ABC to kick off slate of Snapchat originals with ‘The Bachelor’ spinoff

Snap is partnering with Disney-ABC on a slate of original shows for Snapchat, starting with a spinoff of The Bachelor. Having recently struck deals with NBC and Turner, the partnership will bring even more original content to the app.
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Facebook launches holiday greeting cards, other ways to share moments

Facebook will now show you messages atop your News Feed — the same place it claims to only show you things you’re interested in — to get you to share more. It calls these "Moments," but who says anyone wants to see them in…

Facebook Mentions app for celebs gets exclusive Live Video features

Before Facebook made its Live Video tool available to general users, it handed it over to celebs via its Mentions app. Now, Facebook is updating Mentions with more features that enable its users to schedule, moderate, and edit broadcasts.
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Is Facebook a media company or a tech firm? Zuck suggests it’s a bit of both

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims Facebook is neither a traditional media company, nor is it a traditional tech company. In fact, it's a "new kind of platform." What does Zuck mean by that exactly?

Meet NationBuilder, the mercenary software that powered Trump and Brexit

NationBuilder is a software package that helped Trump clinch the presidency, but its scope goes far beyond the realm of politics.