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Giphy builds transparent GIF library for Instagram Stories

Instagram now lets some users slap background-less GIFs sourced from Giphy onto their Instagram Stories. Rolling out for wider testing with a Giphy-branded design, the new GIF sticker engine could further differentiate Instagram Stories from Snapchat, which has yet to embrace the animation trend. It appears that Giphy has worked with Instagram to create a special search engine for a ...

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Want more privacy online? ProtonMail brings its free VPN to Android

Video: 10 steps to bulletproof your digital life Switzerland-based encrypted-email provider ProtonMail has released a version of its VPN, called ProtonVPN, for Android. ProtonVPN is from the same developers at CERN who built ProtonMail, a web-based email service that offers end-to-end encryption between ProtonMail users. The company launched the desktop version of ProtonVPN in June and reckons it has racked ...

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Time spent in apps grew just 6% last year, down from 11% in 2016

The app economy is continuing to grow, with the worldwide revenue from app stores expected to top $110 billion this year, according to recent estimates from App Annie. However, the time people spend using their apps is starting to stagnate, another report has found. In Flurry’s “State of Mobile 2017” annual wrap-up, the firm reported that overall app session activity ...

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Kogan.com in a 'brilliant position' for NBN: Ruslan Kogan

Kogan.com will be launching its National Broadband Network (NBN) service within a few months, with CEO and founder Ruslan Kogan telling ZDNet during CES 2018 that it will have “incredibly attractive” prices across all speed tiers. CES 2018 The Big Trends for Business CES showcases the tech trends that will shape the year ahead. See the most important products that ...

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Project Linda proposes marriage of Razer Phone with 13.3-inch laptop dock

Razer Project Linda Razer isn’t afraid to float some interesting product ideas around CES each year. Over the past few years, the gaming hardware company has offered up such concepts as Project Christine, a modular desktop PC, and Project Fiona, a Windows 8 gaming tablet. This year is no exception, though 2018’s moonshot seems a little more practical. Project Linda ...

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Toyota and Lexus vehicles will finally start getting CarPlay this year

Toyota has been a holdout from CarPlay, Apple’s in-dash infotainment system that works with your iPhone. The automaker and its luxury brand Lexus have yet to offer it in any models, despite most other car companies giving in on at least a few vehicles (which tends to later to broader rollout thereafter). The new 2019 Toyota Avalon will have CarPlay ...

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Alibaba neural network defeats human in global reading test

Alibaba says its deep neural network model has outscored humans in a global reading test, paving the way for the underlying technology to reduce the need for human input. The Chinese tech giant’s research unit, Institute of Data Science of Technologies (IDST), said it had developed a deep-learning model that attained a score of 82.44 in Exact Match on the ...

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CES 2018: Telstra NB-IoT network now live

Telstra has announced at CES 2018 that its narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now live across all major cities in Australia, including not only capital cities but also major regional cities. CES 2018 The Big Trends for Business CES showcases the tech trends that will shape the year ahead. See the most important products that will impact businesses ...

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