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Web

Instacart agrees to settle class action brought by contractors for $4.6 million

Instacart will need to change the way it describes its service charges for customers, following the settling of a lawsuit with its contract workers where it will also be required to pay out $4.6 million.
Virtual Reality

Amazon retail stores could use augmented reality to sell furniture, appliances

Not content with books and groceries, Amazon's next brick-and-mortar store could focus on furniture and appliances and incorporate augmented reality to help customers choose the most suitable items.
Computing

How to install Microsoft Edge Extensions

The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 brought with it the ability to install extensions in Microsoft Edge -- and the Creators Update looks to keep them around. Here, we show you how to install extensions via the Windows Store.
Social Media

How to use Facebook Messenger’s secret conversations in iOS and Android

In recent years, encryption and the privacy it affords has become a very important issue. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to enable so-called "secret conversations" in Facebook Messenger.
Computing

Tempted by the dark side? Here's what you need to know about the Dark Web

There's more to the Dark Web than Silk Road. Here, we talk about what the term entails, the risks involved with exploring it, and how to navigate it should you decide to do so.
Mobile

Google retires SMS support in Hangouts, axes experimental Gmail features

Google is making an effort to "streamline" its sprawling apps with a little spring cleaning. It's specifically targeting SMS support in Hangouts and experimental Gmail Labs features.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: RIP Chuck Berry, the newest iPhone color, Samsung's AI assistant Bixby

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 it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…
Social Media

Give YouTube a round of [APPLAUSE] — sound effects are now auto captioned

YouTube's artificially intelligent auto captioning system is now eight years old -- and getting a sound upgrade. The platform now auto labels three different sound effects, along with words.
Web

U.S. Senate votes to allow internet service providers to sell your private data

The U.S. Senate voted to cancel the FCC's rules preventing ISPs from selling private data to advertisers. It's the first step of several based on the Congressional Review Act giving Congress the right to repeal federal regulations.
Social Media

Twitter says it shuttered 377,000 accounts that promote terrorism in six months

In its latest transparency report, Twitter said it shuttered a total of 376,890 accounts "for violations related to promotion of terrorism," bringing the 17-month total up to the end of 2016 to 636,248.
Web

Amazon creates ‘brand registry’ to speed up removal of fake goods from its site

Clearing its site of fake goods is a big task for Amazon, but its latest initiative, which lets brands add logos and intellectual property to a special database, should result in the speedier removal of bogus products.
Mobile

Google announces updates for Duo, Allo, Photos, and Google Search in Brazil

Google announced a string of app updates aimed at developing markets -- specifically Brazil. The company's rolling out improvements to Allo, Duo, Google Photos, and more in the coming weeks.