Google Fit redesigned to reward you for moving and getting your heart rate up

The new Google Fit focuses on two new activity metrics: Move Minutes and Heart Points.Image: raymond wong/mashable Raise your hand if you walk 10,000 steps a day or complete 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity or 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week as recommended by the American Heart…

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Facebook’s ‘Trending News’ tab still exists, and it’s a beautifully empty wasteland

Praise be.Image: pixabay Pustulous Twitter politicking got you down? Look no further for a sweet escape from the 2018 news-hellscape, my friends, than Facebook’s Trending News tab. What?! IN the news tab, you say? Isn’t that where click-hungry press organizations and ill-informed uncles thrive, symbiotically sucking each other’s teats of…

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Theres a heat wave turning Europe from green to brown

U.S. intelligence officials have long warned of national security issues with ZTE and Huawei. The NDAA bans the companies' products from government use.Image: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images US government agencies are now officially banned from purchasing or using certain telecommunications and surveillance products from Chinese tech companies like ZTE and Huawei.…

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Uber narrows down search for international city to host flying taxis

First, there was Dallas and Los Angeles. Now Uber wants a third city to fly its air taxi service, and it’s looking internationally. In what feels like Amazon’s search for a second headquarters location, Uber this week announced its shortlist for countries the ride-hailing app would work with to launch…

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Take your cooking completely off the grid with this portable, solar-electric oven on Kickstarter

Image: GosUn There’s a new prototype on the Kickstarter campaign trail that’s designed to fill your belly in a convenient, energy-efficient way — while going completely off the grid. The GoSun Fusion is a portable hybrid solar and electric oven that can cook family-sized meals with the help of —…

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Apple hacked by teen who stashed files in folder named ‘hacky hack hack’

Zoom. Enhance. Save to "hacky hack hack."Image: Shutterstock / Andrey_Popov Ah, teens.   Smart enough to hack into the most valuable company in the world, not smart enough to hide their stolen files anywhere other than a folder named “hacky hack hack.” SEE ALSO: The 5 most obvious Apple references…

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DEF CON just started, and Vegas is already breaking

Better watch out.Image: Jack Morse/mashable It’s 107 degrees outside, and a disturbing number of people charging down the sidewalk are wearing black jeans.  That seemingly incongruous fashion choice, more than the blinking digital badges swinging from the necks of every mohawk-sporting passerby, clues the confused tourists into the reality that…

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This safety camera uses AI to make you a better driver

Instant feedback about unsafe driving practices are supposed to train you to drive better.Image: netradyne With so much info coming at you while you’re on the road, another device seems like the last thing that would help.  But San Diego-based startup Netradyne wants its Driveri camera to help you drive…

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Google changes salad emoji to make it inclusive for vegans, the internet reacts

On the left, old salad emoji. On the right, new salad emoji.Image: Google Google’s salad emoji is now egg-free, and more inclusive for vegans.  This is according to Google UX Manager at Expression design team Jennifer Daniel, who tweeted about the change Wednesday, but likely didn’t expect the amount of…

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