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Sorry, but I feel kinda weird about ‘Snap Map’

by Jason
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It’s a curious thing being able to see the location of many of your friends, colleagues, lovers and even family members on a virtual map. But, that’s precisely what Snapchat’s new feature Snap Maps is offering up. And, honestly, this new feature released just a day ago has already turned me into a creepy lurker. SEE ALSO: Snapchat releases ‘Snap Maps,’ aka a way to stalk strangers and events nearby Your Snap Map is essentially a virtual map populated by your friends who are represented in Bitmoji. The map, accessible by pinching your fingers in the app’s camera, updates users’ […]

The most difficult-to-reach Snapchat geofilters

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Putting a snazzy geofilter on your Snapchats is something many of us don’t think twice about. But, have you ever swiped right in some of the world’s most far-flung and hard-to-reach places? Even in remote spots like waterfalls, caves and forests, there are snazzy geofilters for you to spruce up your travel snaps. SEE ALSO: How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters Never mind the ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ rule. The new rule is: geofilter or you weren’t there. Here are seven of the most remote geofilters around the world: Jozani Forest, Zanzibar, Tanzania This geofilter appears in […]

Elon Musk shows us how tech moguls celebrate Father’s Day

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Like many dads around the world, Elon Musk is spending his Father’s Day making bad dad jokes and receiving the gift wrapped fruits of being a good parent. SEE ALSO: Watch mesmerizing footage of SpaceX’s historic rocket landing First, Musk took to Twitter to let his kids (who must be sci-fi fans, too) know that he’s not just a space and electric car mogul, he’s also on the dark side of the Force. Don’t be jelly, but I just received a monogrammed iPhone case with a gold-plated chain, cat ears & three-leaved clover pic.twitter.com/7ozYu8xQ1J Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 18, 2017 […]

Google exec’s op-ed lists 4-point plan to combat terrorism on YouTube

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Image: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Following a wave of terrorist attacks in the UK in recent months, Google’s senior vice-president and general counsel, Kent Walker, used one of the leading publications in the country to outline a plan to combat the use by terrorists of Google’s tools. SEE ALSO: Theresa May renews her call for internet regulation following the London Bridge attack On Sunday, Walker posted an op-ed in the Financial Times that listed four distinct steps Google is taking to fight extremists who harness the power of tools like YouTube to spread their messages. “We will now devote more […]

Airbus drops a new video showing off its autonomous flying taxi concept

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We'll be able to call on automated flying taxis with a tap on our phones' screens.Image: vahana Hailing a flying taxi will someday be as easy as pulling out your phone and pressing a button. That’s the future presented by a number of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft projects, and major transportation movers and shakers, most notably Uber and its partners, have outlined plans to take the ride hailing services currently stuck on the ground to put them in the skies. One of the busiest companies in the space is Airbus, which just dropped a new video of its […]