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Instagram adds two-factor authentication, censors photos that are deemed offensive or disturbing

Photos that don't violate Instagram's content guidelines but are still considered "sensitive" will be blurred out.

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Google will now let you share your location with friends in Maps

A new feature rolling out soon to all Maps users will let you easily and temporarily broadcast your location and share your journey with anyone you'd like.

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Airbnb adopts new brand name Aibiying in China

Airbnb will rebrand its short-term home rental service in China as “Aibiying” and triple the size of its workforce in the country as it tries to woo a large but complex market for foreign tech companies.

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Peelytics turns peeing into a way to promote products

Not many companies would want you to pee on their product, but one at Cebit positively encourages it.

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Apple's new Clips app is like a simplified iMovie for viral videos

Apple's new Clips app helps you make and share short, multi-clip videos.

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McDonald’s India asks users to update app after data leak report

McDonald’s India operation asked users to upgrade their McDelivery app as a 'precautionary measure' after a security firm said it had found that it was leaking personal data of over 2.2 million users.

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How Bumble is becoming the connection queen of the App Store

What began as a dating app is now a place for women to make friends and meet possible business connections. Founder Whitney Wolfe outlined the app's next steps at SXSW.

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How WebAssembly can transform how we use apps and the web

WebAssembly's embedded binary format has the ability to speed up performance and make applications available across platforms.

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10 truly wacky wearables and offbeat sensors

This year promises a variety of activity trackers and wearables that aren’t your usual Fitbit gadget, including a device that detects radiation from nuclear power plants to a smartwatch that runs on body heat -- there's even a device that uses shock therapy.

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Spotify, Waze invade each other to seamlessly keep the music jamming on your commute

Now you can get at your Spotify playlists inside Waze, and driving directions inside Spotify.

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Uptime is a new way to watch YouTube with iPhone-using friends, no matter where they are

Uptime, the first product from Google’s incubator Area 120, is a fun, wacky way to watch, comment on, and share YouTube videos with your friends.

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Microsoft updates Cortana for iOS with a fresh look

Microsoft gave its Cortana app for iOS a facelift Friday, replacing its old black and blue aesthetic with a new look that puts the assistant’s key features at users’ fingertips.

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Facebook’s Messenger Day is yet another Snapchat clone—but with a twist

Messenger is the latest Facebook property to integrate Snapchat-style slideshows, but this time they’re intended to help you meet up with friends in real life.

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After legal scuffle, Uber gets permit to test self-driving cars in California

Uber Technologies’ autonomous cars could be returning to California soon after state authorities permitted the company to test the vehicles.

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Security holes in Confide messaging app, used by White House staffers, exposed user details

Confide, a messaging app reportedly used by White House staff, apparently had several security holes that made it easier to hack.