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  1. Say C U L8R To Your Screen Name: AIM Will Be Discontinued

    10.06 / 21:34 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoAfter 20 years, AOL Instant Messenger is officially signing off for good. The company told the few million remaining AIM users it would end the service Dec. 15.Beyond being a huge cultural fixture of the '90s, AIM played an instrumental role in the expansion of instant messaging. At its most popular, as many as 18 million users were on its servers at once.SEE MORE: AOL's Ad Technology Could Be Big Get For VerizonBut with the advent of social media, namely Facebook…
  2. Google's New Earbuds Could Change How People Communicate

    10.06 / 21:34 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoGoogle recently unveiled its next generation of devices, including new phones, home assistants and a new laptop. But one of the most impressive new products might just be ... earbuds.Using Google Translate, the company's new Pixel Buds can translate between 40 languages in real time.Sci-fi and speculative fiction have for years teased this technology, and other universal translators do exist. But Google's Pixel Buds could become the go-to device based on…
  3. John Kelly's Personal Cellphone Might Have Been Compromised

    10.06 / 14:39 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoWhite House officials reportedly believe chief of staff John Kelly's personal cellphone was hacked.Multiple U.S. government officials told Politico they don't know exactly when the suspected breach occurred, but it possibly happened as far back as last December.Kelly, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, became White House chief of staff back in July. Prior to that, he served as the Trump administration's secretary of homeland security. Politico reports…
  4. Russian Hackers Reportedly Stole A Bunch Of NSA Hacking Tools

    10.06 / 08:18 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoRussian state hackers reportedly stole a bunch of hacking tools from the National Security Agency back in 2015, according to The Wall Street Journal.The hackers reportedly used Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software to locate documents on an NSA contractor's computer. It's not clear how or why the software identified the files.There's been some worry among U.S. intelligence officials that Russian spy agencies could use the anti-virus software…
  5. Netflix Plans On Spending More, So It's Making You Spend More, Too

    10.06 / 08:18 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoNetflix is raising its prices — but don't freak out just yet. The plans are, at most, going up $2 a month. Although, in one case, it is a more than 16 percent hike.Mashable was the first to report the standard $9.99 plan will increase by a dollar. The premium, Ultra HD plan is bumping up $2. Meanwhile, the basic $7.99 plan is staying at $7.99.U.S. subscribers will be charged those higher prices as early as November.Netflix counts over 50 million households as …
  6. The Cost Of Letting A Computer Sort Our Online News

    10.06 / 08:18 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoAs more people than ever go online for news, chances are they've encountered a problem with social media and search websites — whether they know it or not. The machines that decide what news we see online still aren't reliable.Algorithms determine the articles in your Facebook feed or your Google results. The exact inner workings of these computer programs are trade secrets. But they all decide what news to show you based on variables; those could include your i…
  7. Facebook Tests Another Feature To Fight Fake News

    10.06 / 08:18 newsy.com Newsy.com - Technology
    Watch VideoFacebook is testing another feature aimed at fighting fake news.The company says it will add a button to articles that gives more context about what users are reading without leaving the site.The button will show details about the source, how the story is being shared on Facebook and links to other stories on the same topic.SEE MORE: Facebook Says Around 10 Million In The US Saw Russia-Linked AdsFacebook says it hopes the tools will help readers decide if the article…