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Notre Dame fire finally out

Published on 04/16/2019 @ 8 AM EST
After a 12-hour struggle, nearly 400 firefighters in Paris did all they could to save what was left of Notre Dame. Luckily, prominent statues had been removed last week for renovations while the fire seems to have spared the 18th-century organ.

Facebook to nix Messenger payments in UK and France

Published on 04/16/2019 @ 8 AM EST
By June 15th, Facebook users in the UK and France will no longer be able to send money to each other using the Messenger app. Payments can still be made, however, to charities.

Google hints at new Pixel

Published on 04/16/2019 @ 8 AM EST
In a cryptic message on the Google Store homepage, the brand states “Help is on the way,” telling users “something big is coming to the Pixel universe” on May 7th. Rumors say they’ll be announcing their Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones.

Amazon to vote on sale of facial recognition tech

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Published on 04/15/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Shareholders hold the fate of Amazon’s sale of facial recognition technology to governments with a vote this May. This comes after AI industry experts pleaded with Amazon to stop selling Rekognition, their software, to law enforcement.

Xbox One S All Digital rumors confirmed after leaks

Published on 04/15/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Although not official, the leak shows a design very similar to the Xbox One S, albeit without the disc tray. Also revealed and confirmed is a 1TB hard drive as well as three games, including Minecraft, preinstalled.

Lyft ditches e-bikes in some cities

Published on 04/15/2019 @ 9 AM EST
The ride-share company has pulled back their e-bike service after recalls in Citi Bike, Capital Bikeshare, and Ford GoBike for braking issues. This affects New York, Washington, and San Francisco.