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Facebook's 'like' button gets 'angry' and 'sad' as friends
- February 25, 2016

The post You can now react to Facebook posts with "love, ' "wow" and 'angry" appeared first on PBS NewsHour . They also researched the emojis and stickers being used on Facebook to help them decide which "Reactions" would be the most popular and most useful for their users. (more...)
LG G5 hands-on: great phone, pointless peripherals LG G5 hands-on: great phone, pointless peripherals
- February 24, 2016

The phone has a thickness of only 0.3 inches, which makes it narrower than last year's LG G4. What is nice the availability of a summary row of sorts up top, that lets you know exactly what level each of the settings are at. The upgrade to metal will make it the most premium feeling smartphone from the company yet (though there's honestly a bit more to be desired in the looks department). (more...)
Fallout 4 is getting mod support on PC and consoles Fallout 4 is getting mod support on PC and consoles
- February 24, 2016

Next up, Howard gets the hype pumping for the Wasteland Workshop: "We wanted it to scratch that itch of 'Can I build my own Thunderdome?' You can build your own arenas, capture animals, and also build other things". The first DLC, Automatron , features an extensive kill-collect-and-build system that fits on top of the core game. In an interview with Game Informer , Howard said the company is aiming to release mod support between the first and second DLC packs. (more...)
Mastercard adopts selfie security as an alternative to passwords Mastercard adopts selfie security as an alternative to passwords
- February 24, 2016

To use selfie authentication, customers will need to download a Mastercard app that allows them to take a photo each time they make an online purchase. For one, they generally aren't secrets: Your face is probably plastered all over social media profiles and captured by many different surveillance cameras every day while you leave fingerprints on nearly everything you touch. (more...)
Ifo economist says 2016 growth forecast needs to be cut Ifo economist says 2016 growth forecast needs to be cut
- February 24, 2016

A major reason for the slowing exports is softer demand from emerging markets that were a key driver for growth during the 2008/2009 global financial crisis, when advanced economies were struggling, he said. Last year was the second year in a row that Germany's public finances have been firmly in the black. "The economic situation in Germany in 2015 was characterised by solid and consistent growth ", the office said. (more...)
Samsung, LG unveil new devices in bid for smartphone recovery
- February 22, 2016

The G5 also features an always-on display on the main screen. The body is constructed entirely out of metal and there isn't a sharp line on the device. Firstly, a dock fitted with ports for HDMI, USB and Ethernet to give users an authentic desktop experience as they will be able to connect the device to a keyboard and mouse, and large display monitor. (more...)