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Newegg customer service comes to Facebook Messenger

Newegg is moving to Facebook Messenger to answer all your questions and concerns about graphics cards, RAM, and motherboards.

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Facebook adds reactions, events support, and filters to live video broadcasts

Facebook Live video broadcasts are getting reactions, filters, groups and events support, and more.

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Amazon's flagship new Kindle e-reader may get slimmer thanks to a rechargeable case

Amazon Kindle devices already last for weeks on one charge, but Amazon wants them to last even longer.

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Moleskine's Smart Writing Set transforms pen and paper notes into digital files

Moleskine's latest digital-paper combination, the Smart Writing Set, has the style of a tablet and the convenience of digital manipulation.

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Twitter signs deal to stream Thursday night NFL games

Twitter will stream the National Football League's Thursday night games online as the Twitter-NFL partnership continues to blossom.

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Gmail April Fools' prank yanked after Minion mic drop GIFs wreak havoc on people's lives

It's all fun and games until someone loses their job due on April Fools' Day.

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The best April Fools' Day tech pranks of 2016

Those crazy, geeky pranksters from Google, Samsung, Kayak, and more are at it again for April Fools' Day 2016.

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New Facebook Messenger bot helps you manage your flights

Dutch airline KLM can now deliver travel information via Facebook Messenger.

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Amazon bans shoddy, dangerous USB-C cables

Amazon now forbids USB-C cables that aren't standards compliant and pose a potential risk to your devices and chargers.

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Facebook may use Messenger to push into retail payments

Facebook is pushing the concept of Messenger as a platform, with possible new features including retail in-store payments.

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New YouTube Connect live streaming app may take aim at Periscope, Facebook Live

YouTube is working on a new app called YouTube Connect that streams live video broadcasts from your phone.

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Privacy.com's virtual Visas are burner debit cards that keep online shoppers safe

Privacy.com lets you create one-time use and merchant-specific debit cards to limit the use of your actual credit and debit card numbers.

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The Internet turns Tay, Microsoft's millennial AI chatbot, into a racist bigot

Microsoft's chatbot, Tay, learned hateful rhetoric through its online interaction with others.

Google kills the Chrome app launcher on Windows, Mac, and Linux

The Google Chrome app launcher is leaving Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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How to turn off Twitter's algorithmic feed and see tweets in chronological order

Here's how to turn off Twitter's new algorithmic feed that shows the "best tweets first."