Instagram’s Close Friends Feature Lets Users Share Stories With a Smaller Group

Facebook’s Instagram said on Friday it launched a new feature dubbed “Close Friends” allowing users to share their stories with a smaller group of people. The new feature, which will appear on the user’s profile in the side menu enables Instagram’s more than 1 billion users to create a smaller group of friends and share … Read more

Facebook Messenger for Kids Now Lets Children Add Friends Themselves

Facebook has added a new feature to its under-13 chat application Messenger Kids, which makes it easier for the children to add their friends on the platform. “Parents have to turn on a setting that creates a four-word passphrase that is used to generate these contact requests,” Tech Crunch reported on Tuesday. The connection requests will be sent directly … Read more

Google Photos now lets you send images to your TV using AirPlay

The most recent update to Google Photos’ iOS app now lets you send images from an iPhone to your TV, so long as you have an Apple TV streaming box hooked up. The update, out today, uses AirPlay to transmit the images, letting you browse on the Google Photos app and choose which ones you’d … Read more

Plex’s new Amazon Echo support lets you control your home theater with your voice

Plex is getting into the home automation game. The popular media management software just announced it now has an Alexa skill, as well as smart home features that turns off the lights or post a message in Slack based on an action you take with Plex. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Amazon Echo TECHHIVE RATING $179.99MSRP … Read more

Netflix now lets you save downloads to your Android phone’s SD card

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New,Zealand,court,lets,Low,family,replace,trustees,in,1MDB-linked,case

A New Zealand court on Friday approved a request by relatives of Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho to appoint new trustees to fight the seizure of assets by the U.S. government in its investigation of the scandal-tainted 1MDB fund. Low and several family members stand to lose $260 million in assets held in New Zealand … Read more

MS leap forward: replacing diseased immune machine halts progression, lets in restore

A scientific trial published inside the Lancet, a pinnacle scientific journal, shows that an in depthsystem that completely wipes out the immune machine and then regenerates a new one using blood stem cells can do away with all signs of detrimental mind irritation in humans with early, aggressive more than one sclerosis (MS), and facilitate … Read more

New Facebook tool lets blind people ‘see’ photos

Social media platforms may be a great way of telling the world about your life, but not everyone can appreciate these moments in full. Facebook is launching “automatic alternative text”; a tool that uses object recognition technology to identify and describe an image, so that visually impaired and blind people using screen readers will be … Read more

Skype is making its web app more like the desktop version with a few new ways to reach non-Skype users. With Skype for Web, users can now place voice calls to any mobile phone or landline through the new “Call phones” section. Of course, this requires some Skype credit or a Skype Unlimited World subscription, … Read more