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Bill Gates has some surprising technology restrictions for his kids

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Take a moment to imagine the childhood lives of Bill Gates' three kids. You're picturing joyful children leaping and lounging upon heaps of all the coolest and newest tech, right? Shockingly, you're wrong.

Bill Gates, technology giant and co-founder of Microsoft, had pretty surprising technology restrictions for his kids. Gates and his wife Melinda banned their three children from owning cell phones until they were age 14 - even though they argued all their friends had them. (Classic.)

Bill Gates smiling during a panel on Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 37: Modern Things

On this episode senior editor Chris Velazco and social media manager Evan Rodgers join host Terrence O'Brien for the last ever video edition of The Engadget Podcast. From here on out the show is going audio only, which will allow the show to bring yo...
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The Engadget Podcast Ep 37: Modern Things

On this episode senior editor Chris Velazco and social media manager Evan Rodgers join host Terrence O'Brien for the last ever video edition of The Engadget Podcast. From here on out the show is going audio only, which will allow the show to bring yo...
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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is now on sale in the U.S., Canada and Korea with more launches to come

 If you’ve been holding out patiently for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung’s newest flagship devices, then your wait may soon be over after the phones went on sale in an initial four markets. Samsung is starting sales in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Korea today (Friday), with expansions to other countries coming “in the weeks ahead,” it said. In case you missed… Read More
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Lyft head of engineering pens a letter to teammates asking for open communication

 Lyft’s head of engineering Jill Wetzler has penned a heartfelt letter to her fellow teammates asking them to chat openly with her about any issues they may be facing in the workplace. The letter, sent on anonymous workplace app Blind and obtained by TechCrunch, pleads with employees to reach out to her. Here’s what she wrote. Read More
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No, the 5th Ave Apple Store’s glass cube isn’t going anywhere (permanently)

 Apple’s construction contractors may indeed have to remove the glass cube that sits over the entrance to the sunken 5th Ave location — but only because it’s a bit hard to do a massive store renovation when there’s a big glass cap on top of your easiest entrance/egress portal. Read More
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Crunch Report | ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer…Woooah

The Last Jedi Star Wars trailer is released, Facebook runs ads in French newspapers educating people on fake news and Apple gets permission from the DMV to start testing self-driving cars. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Can podcasting save the world?

 As writers resort to attention-getting headlines to maintain readership it’s clear that the educated, mobile, and bored reader is now turning into a listener. While written news continues to flood us from every conceivable angle there is one small, quiet voice still speaking to us from our earbuds: the podcaster speaking truth to power, bullshitting about movies, or spinning long… Read More
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Here’s yet another way Google Photos is better than Apple Photos

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Google Photos continues to blow away the competition.

The two-year-old service is easily the best free way to back up and store all of your photos and videos. But what's better than all the storage you want (limited to 16 megapixels for photos and 1080p resolution for videos, of course) are Google's impressive software enhancements.

Over the years, Google's added many advanced features to improve your photos using its magical algorithms. And now, the app can fix shaky videos.

As discovered by Android Police, the latest version of Google Photos (2.13) for Android has a new video stabilization feature that'll help correct wobbly footage and hopefully make it more watchable. Read more...

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Here’s yet another way Google Photos is better than Apple Photos

TwitterFacebook

Google Photos continues to blow away the competition.

The two-year-old service is easily the best free way to back up and store all of your photos and videos. But what's better than all the storage you want (limited to 16 megapixels for photos and 1080p resolution for videos, of course) are Google's impressive software enhancements.

Over the years, Google's added many advanced features to improve your photos using its magical algorithms. And now, the app can fix shaky videos.

As discovered by Android Police, the latest version of Google Photos (2.13) for Android has a new video stabilization feature that'll help correct wobbly footage and hopefully make it more watchable. Read more...

More about Technology, Tech, Photos, Videos, and Photography