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Microsoft’s hackathon isn’t just about fixing the world’s problems

Asta Roseway wants to rethink touch-based computing. Her idea starts with temporary tattoos. The way it would work is you stick a temporary tattoo anywhere on your body. The tattoo, a gold leaf that can come in any shape or artistic pattern, uses a mix of electrical currents and Bluetooth connections to become pretty much …

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Spotify will reportedly let you block artists soon

Spotify apparently knows there are some musicians you just don’t want to hear from, as it’s reportedly testing a block feature on iOS. The music streaming service is letting a select group of users stop an artist from playing, Thurrott reported Monday. The feature will ensure a blocked artist won’t appear in your personal library, …

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IPhone queues are so long Deliveroo brings you food while you wait

Getting a new iPhone XS can involve quite the wait, especially if you want to be first in line. While queuing for an iPhone these days doesn’t make much sense (you can get them delivered on the same day), waiting outside an Apple Store has become something of an art form, and many do it …

If you visit YouTube with Firefox, you may see this prompt to try the Enhancer for YouTube extension.

New Firefox suggests ways to get more out of the web

Starting Tuesday, Firefox will nudge you to try out options designed to make the web more interesting, more useful or more productive. Mozilla’s new Firefox 64 keeps an eye on what you’re up to and prompts you to try extensions and features that could help you with that activity, the browser maker said. For example, …

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EBay now tells you if that luxury watch you want is real

eBay is starting to authenticate luxury watches to make sure you don’t get scammed. The e-commerce giant on Wednesday said its expanding the eBay Authenticate program to include luxury watches, which will mark the listings with an ‘Authenticity Verified’ label. The service also expanded this month to several European markets, including the UK and Germany. …