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  • Portable North Pole – Your Personal Video from Santa

    If want to send a personal message from the jolly old Santa, check out Portable North Pole (PNP). This service lets you create a free personal video from Santa and send it to your favorite people, whether they’ve been naughty or nice! Santa’s video will include photos of you and your loved one, as well as a photo of their most desired gift.

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  • 14 Helpful Tools to Use in Facebook Messenger

    If you use Facebook Messenger, you may think it’s only for sending messages to your Facebook friends. If you don’t use Facebook Messenger, you may have no idea what it does. The good news is that Facebook Messenger is filled with handy tools that can make it much easier to interact with others. For example, you can share songs, play games and even share your location on a map within Messenger.

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  • 14 Fun Holiday Tech Gifts for 2017!

    ‘Tis the season…for tech gifts! That’s right, nothing puts a twinkle in the eyes of your loved ones more than a tech gift. Not sure what to get those near and dear to you? A tech gift is the answer, for tech fans and non-tech fans alike. Whether they love or loathe tech, they’ll appreciate these thoughtful gifts from you.

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  • New Chrome Extension #ChooseKind Makes the World a Kinder Place

    Life can be tough enough without having to face hatred on the Internet. Now you can see a kinder view of the world with a new Chrome extension called #ChooseKind. This extension is designed to block hateful posts on social media and replace them with kind messages. That’s right, if you’re tired of reading mean posts, the good news is that you don’t have to anymore.

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  • Reelgood – Your Answer to “Can I Stream It?”

    When you want to watch a movie at home, you may wonder where you you can stream it. Netflix? Hulu? Amazon Prime? HBO? You could check each one individually or check out Reelgood who can do that for you instantly. Reelgood shows you where you can watch movies and TV shows, and whether they are available for streaming or rental.

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  • Google News – Your Personal News Service

    When you want to find out about the news, you don’t want to have to sift through articles of little importance to you. Ideally, you’d like to see news that is relevant, accurate and covering topics you’re interested in. Since the death of my favorite news app, Zite, I have been looking for a news aggregator that could figure out what news I wanted to read so I wouldn’t have to ...

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  • Tunity: Listen to Any TV – Even If It’s Muted

    If you’re a fan of TV, you like to watch TV shows. And you also like to listen to TV shows. But listening to TV shows can be a challenge at times. The TV may be muted, especially if you’re at a gym, airport or restaurant. Or another TV may be playing with the sound on. Or you may be in a noisy space where you can’t hear the TV. Or you may be near a sleeping baby/spouse you don’t want to wake.

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  • How to Get Amazon Alexa to Recognize Your Voice for Personal Responses

    Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant recently got an important new skill. She can now recognize individual voices to give personal responses, based on who’s asking her a question. By setting up Voice Profiles for members of your household, you can have Alexa give personal responses to everyone’s requests. Alexa can know who is asking her a question and tailor her responses to that person.

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  • The Paperclip Game — Do You Dare to Play?

    I didn’t mean for it to happen. I was checking out Twitter on Friday night around nine 9pm when I saw that the Paperclip game was trending. Curious, I checked it out and saw that this tweet started the trend: My new game, in which you play an AI who makes paperclips: pic.twitter.

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  • Bitmojis — Emojis Starring You!

    If you’re a fan of emojis, then you probably enjoy using them to make your messages, posts and tweets more fun. Bu you know how emojis can be even more fun? With Bitmojis! Bitmojis are emojis that feature you. Unlike regular emojis that look the same for everyone, Bitmojis are unique to you because they are you. You can create a Bitmoji to look like you.

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  • How to Know Which Apps Are Tracking Your Location

    Do you know which apps on your phone are tracking your location? You may be sharing your location with apps, not realizing you’re doing it. If so, you may be giving up both privacy and battery life on your phone. When you load a new app onto your phone, it may ask for some permissions. In your eagerness to start using the app, you may agree to everything without bothering to ...

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  • Amazon Expands Alexa with More Devices and Skills

    Last week Amazon had a surprise event where it announced new devices and places where its digital assistant Alexa will be. If you’re a fan of Alexa, you’ll be pleased to use her in more places than ever before. If you’re not yet a fan yet, these new places may be compelling enough for you to check out Alexa.

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