Snapchat’s redesigned redesign starts rolling out

Snapchat says it is currently rolling out yet another redesign to its app to iOS users. Late last year, Snapchat launched an overhaul which earned the wrath of dedicated users who hated the new layout. That led to 1.2 million people signing a petition in hopes that Snapchat would revert …

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Google is trying to make your smart home safer

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Connected “internet of things” gadgets, like connected thermostats, cameras and speakers, suffer from security updates that arrive late or never. So Google (GOOG, GOOGL) has a solution in mind, and it involves the mobile operating system that has long suffered from security updates arriving late or …

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Here’s how to use Gmail’s new Smart Compose

Google unveiled Gmail’s new Smart Compose feature at its annual developer conference this week, and it’s now available to try out as an “experimental feature” on desktop. Smart Compose builds off the idea of Smart Reply, predicting what you’ll write next as you type in the body of an email. …

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Klout is out and there’s nary a pout

Klout is out and there’s nary a pout. Lithium Technologies, which purchased Klout in 2014 for reportedly $200 million, has announced it’s going to shut down the site by May 25th. May 25th is, coincidentally, also the deadline for companies to comply with the new European data privacy rules. And …

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Peloton to launch its smart exercise bike in the UK and Canada

Connected exercise equipment company Peloton is expanding sales of its stationary bike to the UK and Canada, as reported earlier today by Engadget. Peloton’s bikes, which cost $1,995 along with a $39-per-month subscription to Peloton’s live and on-demand classes, have a tablet affixed to the front along with a camera …

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