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Instagram’s push to hide ‘Like’ counts comes to the US next week

Sponsored Links Vladimir Obradovic via Getty Images Instagram has been testing out a change that hides the “likes” counter on posts around the world for months, but not in the US. According to Instagram head Adam Mosseri, that’s about to change. During an interview at the Wired 25 event today Mosseri explained that it will …

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Android Tool Lets You Check Crypto Payment Apps for Double-Spends

</header> <strong>The risk of double-spending has traditionally been a major obstacle to creating and fully using digital money. A flaw of this kind would be detrimental to the credibility of any system claiming to provide universal solutions to the financial needs of our era. Whoever created Bitcoin elegantly solved the difficult task, but a growing …

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LinkedIn’s new quizzes can prove you’re not lying on your resume

Sponsored Links OhmZ via Getty Images Starting today, LinkedIn is rolling out Skills Assessment quizzes. The short, standardized tests will allow you to prove your knowledge of everything from coding languages to Photoshop and Microsoft Excel. If you score in the 70th percentile or above, you’ll have the option to add a “verified skill” badge …

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Instagram may help you curb DM spam on a public account

Sponsored Links Anatoliy Sizov via Getty Images Instagram is working on a new feature that will give you the power to choose who can send you messages, based on what app researcher Jane Manchun Wong has discovered. Further, one of the options you can choose from is the ability to receive messages only from people …

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Twitter’s latest test lets you follow topics

Sponsored Links Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter isn’t relenting in its eagerness to test new features. The social site has begun testing an option to follow topics in addition to people. You’ll have to pick from a list of topics curated by Twitter, starting with sports, but it should expand to include celebrities, …

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Microsoft tests a cleaner Xbox One Home screen (again)

Sponsored Links Microsoft Microsoft is rolling out a couple of tests that could change the look of Xbox One‘s Home section as well as how you control the console via Cortana. Xbox Insiders should be able to check out the updates in the next few days. It should be a bit faster to navigate through …

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SpaceX shows off a highlight reel of Crew Dragon parachute tests

As SpaceX continues its progress toward a Demo-2 launch of its Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts aboard the company put together this reel of parachute tests. According to the tag, “SpaceX is returning human spaceflight capabilities to the United States with one of the safest, most advanced systems ever built.” I didn’t spot a …

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Coder Proposes Alternative to Bitcoin’s ‘Notoriously Unreliable’ Testnet

Introduced Wednesday, a new proposal called Signet offers a fresh alternative to bitcoin’s test network. The software plays a crucial role for developers, serving as a place where they can test their apps, to make sure they work reasonably well on the network by putting only test money on the line. Further, protocol developers can …

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Alphabet’s Loon could provide internet in Kenya this year

Sponsored Links Loon Alphabet’s internet-delivering balloon service, Loon, expects to begin commercial service in Kenya sometime this year. The company just received approval from Kenyan officials to begin flying and testing over the country, and a Loon spokesperson said commercial service could be available in the coming months. The balloons are en route and should …

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