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After 20 years, the iPod has been discontinued. Here’s our memories of listening to — and losing — a lot of music players over the years. It’s official: the iPod is over. After 20 years, Apple announced this week that it was discontinuing the final product in the brand that defined music players in the mid-2000s and helped catapult Apple to mainstream success. A lot of us at The

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Snapchat Map feature now comes with Memories and Explore layers: How they work

The "Explore" layer will revamp the "Heat Map" of the app. It will now show images and videos posted by other Snapchatters of a particular location from all around the world. The social media platform, Snapchat has introduced two new “Layers” called Memories and Explore for Snap Map. For the unversed, the Snap Map feature on the app allows users to show their location to their friends (if they

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Canon’s PowerShot PX is a home surveillance camera for happy memories

Canon’s new PowerShot PX is supposed to be a home surveillance camera that captures happy memories. It uses a mechanical pan-and-tilt mechanism and subject recognition to capture videos and images of you and your family. Parents take a lot of photos of their kids, but who wants to be constantly lingering on the fringes of family gatherings with their phone out? That’s the problem Canon’s new PowerShot PX is trying to solve. It’s essentially a home surveillance

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SNL’s take on the Facebook whistleblower hearing reminds us of the good old MySpace days

Saturday Night Live portrayed senators at a hearing with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen as mostly confused by the platform and online memes, and paid homage to Tom from MySpace Last week Saturday Night Live poked fun at Jeff Bezos and the billionaire space race, and this week it took aim at the senators who conducted this week’s Facebook whistleblower hearing, portraying them as mostly confused by the social media

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How to turn off unwanted ‘memories’ in Apple Photos, Google Photos, and Facebook

Apple Photos, Facebook, and Google Photos provide tools to manage what their "memories" features can push out to you. Here’s how to control, at least in part, what memories you will see in each of these apps. The memory machines that Apple, Facebook, and Google have built to remind us of our favorite moments can, like any algorithmic creation, serve up subpar output. Instead of evoking recollections of those times we felt like we were living our best

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Thank you for the memories, Siri Remote

There’s a new Apple Remote for controlling the Apple TV. That means it's time to pay our respects to the often maligned Siri Remote. The Apple TV remote is gone and a new remote — with the exact same name, considerably more buttons, and a two-tone color scheme straight out of 2010 — has replaced it. The majority of people have rejoiced this move, but I am here to mourn a

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I Am Dead is a playful exploration of death and memories

I Am Dead is the latest release from publisher Annapurna Interactive, and the PC and Nintendo Switch game puts players in the role of a ghost exploring a quaint English island. I Am Dead is a game about objects. It’s obsessed with them, really. The way they look, the way they feel, how they can change depending on your perspective — and, most importantly, what they mean to people. It’s a game where you play as a

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, for when flagship isn’t flagship enough

The Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 offers 10 percent faster CPU performance, 10 percent faster GPU clocks, and uses 15 percent less power than Qualcomm’s previous flagship chip. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 set the stage for the biggest Android smartphones of 2022, including Samsung’s flagship Galaxy — but it’s about to be surpassed by a better “Plus” version that’ll no doubt appear in

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Qualcomm’s new AR glasses are thinner and wireless

Qualcomm has introduced a wireless version of its AR Smart Viewer powered by the Snapdragon XR2 chipset. The reference design could be used by manufacturers. Qualcomm is introducing a wireless version of its augmented reality Smart Viewer, a reference design that manufacturers could adapt into commercial headsets. The Wireless AR Smart Viewer updates Qualcomm’s earlier smart glasses design with a

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