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    Emoji reactions are sliding into Twitter’s DMs

    Twitter’s direct messages now support emoji reactions, the company has announced. To use them, you can either tap the small “heart and plus icon” that appears to the right of each message received, or else you can double tap a message on mobile to access the emoji reactions menu. The…

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      Half Life: Alyx is done and ready for your VR headset

      If you’re a PC gamer, you’ll be aware of a little phenomenon known as “Valve Time” – the mysterious, black-hole like time sink that seems to occur around the release dates of the PC gaming software house’s big titles.  Put simply – Valve is known for lengthy delays hitting its games. …

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        Huawei developer conference postponed due to Wuhan coronavirus

        Huawei has announced the postponement of a major developers’ conference because of safety precautions around the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. HDC.Cloud 2020 was planned to take place in Shenzhen on February 11th to 12th, but has been pushed back to March 27th-28th, according to the event’s website. 17 people…

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          I trained with Tonal, the ‘Peloton for weightlifting’

          The first reaction people have when they see the Tonal, a connected strength training machine, on my wall is often one of two things: 1) is that the Mirror (a different internet-based piece of fitness equipment)? 2) can I try it? Both are valid reactions, especially when you consider how…

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            Language platform Busuu acquires video tutor startup, now plans IPO

            Language-learning platform Busuu, which has fast expanded to take on traditional giants like Duolingo, says it has acquired the live video tutoring company Verbling for an undisclosed amount, other than calling it a “double-digit million dollar acquisition.” As a result, Busuu will now use the Verbling platform to expand into…

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              Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in

              Internet services company Opera has come under a short-sell assault based on allegations of predatory lending practices by its fintech products in Africa. Hindenburg Research issued a report claiming (among other things) that Opera’s finance products in Nigeria and Kenya have run afoul of prudent consumer practices and Google Play…

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