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Facebook Lists: Because oversharing can at least be neatly ordered

Facebook’s next attempt to make you share every possible thought that runs through your head is Facebook Lists, a public version of the venerable organizational tool. Rolling out to users today, it builds on traditional Facebook statuses with a new custom layout. However it’s not just sharing your grocery list on your wall. Instead, Facebook …

ESO VLT works as giant telescope for the first time with ESPRESSO

The European Space Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved a new milestone thanks to its ESPRESSO tool. With this, all four of VLT’s 8.2-meter Unit Telescopes are working together as a single giant telescope. This is a huge achievement for the VLT, which was first thought of back in the 1980s, basically transforming it …

Vizio Alexa control goes live for 4K TVs

Vizio TVs are learning to play nicely with Amazon Alexa, with a new skill for the virtual assistant that enables voice control of select sets. The Vizio SmartCast skill for Amazon Alexa can, when enabled on an Echo speaker or other device that supports the assistant, remotely turn the TV on and off by voice, …

Salon asks ad-blocking visitors to mine cryptocurrency

The online publication Salon has turned toward cryptocurrency mining as a potential way to make up for lost advertisement revenue. Visitors who use adblock while on the Salon website are being asked to either disable the ad-blocking software, which would allow advertisements to run, or to authorize the website to mine cryptocurrency temporarily using the …

Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint scanner to be a no show again

The mobile tech industry is known for being fast: fast deployments, fast turnovers, and fast changes. News and rumors about mobile devices also change fast, or even faster. We just recently saw signs pointing to the possibility that the Galaxy Note 9 will finally, at long last, bear that feature Samsung had been waiting for …