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New York City is preparing to join London in the transportation future.  Last week, the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced a $573 million plan to replace its nearly 25-year-old MetroCard swiping system with a modernized payment program modeled after London’s. It will allow the city’s over 1.7 billion annual riders to waive a phone […]

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You’d totally do it for the Snap if all your lenses looked like this. Look, I’m impressed with what app developers and third-party partners have created for Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat using the middling front-facing cameras of most phones — but it’s about to get way more interesting. SEE ALSO: This is how Apple built […]

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Languages written from right to left are having an Instagram moment.  The photo-and-video social app now supports languages read from right to left, including Hebrew, Farsi, and Arabic. The new languages will first be available on Android devices. SEE ALSO: Instagram’s 3-second ‘Superzoom’ videos are the new Boomerang Instagram already has more than two dozen […]

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Apple has used image recognition algorithms to search and organize its Photos app since iOS 10 debuted in 2016 — but a viral tweet put the tool in the spotlight after it appeared to be stockpiling photos of women’s bras in a separate storage category within the Photos app. Before going any further, it’s important […]

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The iPhone’s camera took big leap this year. For most people, its cameras are better than a “real” camera, like a DSLR or mirrorless camera. With the iPhone X arriving on Nov. 3, there’s no better time to see just how far the iPhone’s camera (both front and back) has come from the original within […]

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The first headphones were invented in 1919 as a way to listen to electrical audio. Since then, headphones have received a serious upgrade. They’re no longer essential for listening to music — we now have speakers and amplifiers […]

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Apple and Qualcomm are currently locked in a nasty legal dispute over patent royalties, but Qualcomm’s tech is still a key component for the newest iPhones. Certain configurations of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X still use the company’s modem chips, while the rest use Intel’s tech.  That might change next year. Apple is currently […]

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Ever wonder what it’s like to step into a hacker’s shoes? A career in web penetration testing might be right up your alley: Also known as “pen testers” and “ethical hackers,” these digital professionals get hired by a […]

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This just keeps getting worse. Another messed-up shoe has dropped in the ongoing saga of Facebook’s influence on the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This time, it’s the revelation that Russian-linked troll accounts called for race-based violence.  Facebook has so far refused to publicly release the Russian-backed ads that ran on its platform, potentially reaching up […]

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Bring on the new emoji! Apple’s just released iOS 11.1, and it’s packed with more than 70 new emoji, including new gender-neutral characters, animals, mythical creatures, Halloween emoji (just in time!), and the sure-to-be-a-new-favorite “swearing” face. The update also brings a number of fixes, including the return of using 3D Touch on the left edge […]

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Even before John Gruber started his one-man Apple-centric media operation, Daring Fireball, he knew he wanted to “be opinionated.” Those opinions are often reserved for Apple items and other consumer technology topics, so it’d make sense for devotees of his site to expect even more in that vein during the lead-up to the release of […]

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Your Mac is a powerful machine, one that can put the entire world at your fingertips. But have you ever wanted what else it can do? Make your Mac work a little harder for you with this Pay […]

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. One of Mashable readers’ favorite Amazon Prime Day deals is back on sale so if you didn’t grab one then, now’s your chance. SEE ALSO: Stop measuring things while baking and let this smart scale do it for […]

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