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Thuy Ong

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Recent:
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Past:
  • The Verge
  • ABC.net.au

Past articles by Thuy:

Snow, the Korean Snapchat clone, now has its own version of Animoji

Snow has updated its app with its own take on Apple Animoji using just your camera. → Read More

Two more men charged over the fatal Call of Duty swatting incident

Two more men charged over fatal ‘Call of Duty’ swatting incident in Kansas last year. The death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch in Kansas is believed to be the first confirmed death related to swatting. → Read More

How to enable Reddit dark mode

Reddit now has a native dark mode on desktop. It was a top requested feature among users. First you’ll need to enable the new design and then you can toggle Night Mode. → Read More

Microsoft expands data privacy tools ahead of GDPR

Microsoft will expand data privacy tools ahead of GDPR. The company has made investments to redesign its tools and systems to comply with the new rules. → Read More

Amazon Map Tracker lets you follow your package delivery in real time

Amazon Map Tracker lets you watch your package get delivered in real time. The feature is rolling out to more users now → Read More

Apple users in the EU can now download all the info the company has on them

Apple users in the EU can now download all the info the company has on them. The privacy portal will roll out worldwide in the coming months. → Read More

Facebook Marketplace now lets you hire plumbers and cleaners

Facebook Marketplace now lets you hire plumbers and cleaners. Facebook has partnered with Handy, HomeAdvisor, and Porch for the new feature, with thousands of professionals listed for services at launch. → Read More

The FBI inflated the number of encrypted phones linked to crime

The FBI inflated the number of encrypted phones linked to crime. The FBI repeatedly claimed it did not have access to nearly 7,800 devices, though the true number is only around 1,000 to 2,000. → Read More

This smart Tupperware connects to Alexa and warns you when food is about to go bad

This smart tupperware connects to Alexa. Ovie tags your leftovers and tells you how long you have before you have to toss them out → Read More

Best Buy is ending its Gamers Club Unlocked program

Best Buy is ending its Gamers Club Unlocked program. GCU gave members 20 percent off new games → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with the European Parliament will now be live-streamed

Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with the European Parliament will now be live-streamed. Criticism from the public, lawmakers, and members of parliament led to the turnaround. → Read More

Samsung’s Galaxy S Light Luxury is a budget S8 for China

The Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury has launched in China. The new phone is a trimmed down version of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S8 device specs wise, but still retains the same sleek physical design → Read More

Teen-monitoring app TeenSafe leaks thousands of user IDs and passwords

Thousands of Apple IDs have been leaked from the TeenSafe app. The data, including passwords and user IDs, were reportedly stored in plain text, even though TeenSafe claims on its website it uses encryption to protect user data. → Read More

HBO and Sky are launching a new documentary series about Adnan Syed

HBO and Sky are launching a new documentary series about Adnan Syed. Academy Award nominee Amy Berg is directing. → Read More

The Google Store now takes gift returns

The Google Store now lets customers return gifts, so if you’ve been holding on to a Google product like a Home speaker or an extra phone case because you’re not sure what to do with it, you can now return it for Google Store credit. → Read More

eBay’s adding a customized homepage to feature products based on your interests

eBay now has a new personalized “Shop your Interests” feature. The feature curates your homepage with items based on your interests and hobbies. → Read More

This fancy speaker features a hidden tech drawer and Qi charging

This fancy speaker features a hidden charging drawer and “high fidelity sound.” Native Union claims its speaker is able to produce sound that’s “close to that of a real orchestra.” → Read More

Nine-year-old Instagram star Lil Tay’s ‘flexing’ got her mom fired — that’s only the beginning of her reign of terror

If you think this is a wake-up call for the preteen with 1.8 million followers calling herself “the youngest flexer of the century,” you haven’t been paying attention → Read More

Elon Musk plans to offer free test rides through LA tunnel ‘in a few months’

The Boring Company’s first tunnel being dug under Los Angeles is almost complete, Elon Musk said in a tweet Thursday. And pending regulatory approval, Grimes’s boyfriend plans to offer free subterranean rides to the public in a few months. Musk’s announcement was accompanied by a time-lapse video on Instagram showing a round-trip journey through the tunnel. The two-mile test tunnel underneath… → Read More

Snapchat’s redesigned redesign starts rolling out

Snapchat’s redesign is getting a redesign, which is currently rolling out to iOS users. The new layout will put Snaps and Chats in chronological order, and moves Stories from your friends back to the right-hand side of the app → Read More