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Amazon’s new $200 camera will judge how you look

Amazon today announced a new device in the Echo family: the Echo Look, a “style assistant” camera that helps you catalog your outfits and rates your look based on “machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2qeVKOJ

Oracle will pay more than $850 million for Moat

Oracle will pay more than $850 million to acquire Moat, a company that tracks digital ads, according to a person familiar with the deal. Oracle announced its planned acquisition earlier in the week, but didn’t disclose a price. The company declined to comment. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2o7Cl5C

Popular Instagram bot site Instagress has been shut down

Instagress, one of the easier-to-use and more affordable of the dozens of websites that create bots to help would-be Instagram influencers rack up followers and engagement, was shuttered today. In a tweet, Instagress said the decision to shut down was due to a “request” by Instagram. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2pHXhAn

Samsung’s Surface competitor, the Galaxy Book, starts at $629.99

Samsung has announced pricing for the Galaxy Book — its Windows 10-powered competitor to Microsoft’s Surface. The 10.6-inch Galaxy Book 10 with Wi-Fi only starts at $629.99, while the 12-inch, Wi-Fi only Galaxy Book 12 starts at $1,129.99. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2oXNJjK

Mark Zuckerberg, in his own words, on why AR is Facebook’s next big platform bet

Mark Zuckerberg has a vision for the future, and it involves a lot less stuff. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2pee0v5

Instagram says all users can now protect their accounts with two-factor authentication

Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom today confirmed that two-factor authentication is now available to all of the app’s users worldwide. The company first announced plans to roll out two-factor over a year ago in February 2016 — and it was late to adapt the important security measure even then. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2nb6SvL

Don’t Get Hacked: Tools You Can Use To Protect Your Online Identity

Hacking is on everyone’s mind to some degree lately—especially with the recent WikiLeaks/CIA fiasco. If you’re worried about how events like this potentially impact your security and privacy, you’re not alone. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2mtbafY

CIA has hacking unit devoted to iOS malware; has lost control of most of it – Wikileaks

Wikileaks claims that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has a specialized unit within its Center for Cyber Intelligence that is devoted to developing and obtaining zero-day exploits for iOS devices. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2mSJ5n1

Reminder: Your Passwords Are Still Terrible

Hey, Internet: Your passwords still suck. Though security experts have been warning us since forever that passwords like “123456” and “password” are incredibly insecure, many people continue to use them, according to new data from Keeper Security, which makes password management software. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2jsFFp0

Super Mario Run sets new App Store record, 40 million downloads in four days

Super Mario Run launched last week with much anticipation, as Nintendo’s first real entrance into the iOS gaming market. Today, Apple and Nintendo have announced that the game has set a new App Store record with more than 40 million downloads in four days. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2iapAE7

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