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I finished my map wall! 14,155,776 blocks worth of map. via /r/Minecraft

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I finished my map wall! 14,155,776 blocks worth of map.
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Hangouts for iOS updated with sharing extension, low-power mode functionality

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Google has started rolling out a new update to the iOS version of its Hangouts instant messaging app. The update bumps the version to 9.0 and brings a couple of new features including the ability to share stuff from other iOS apps.

The update allows users to share text, links, pictures and video with their Hangouts contacts without leaving the app they are currently using like Safari, Chrome, or Photos. You can choose the Google account you want to use and the contacts you want to share the stuff with.

In addition, the app will now also respond to iOS 9’s Low Power Mode by…

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Consolidation in the Broadband World by PUI-WING TAM

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By PUI-WING TAM

On Monday, federal regulators moved to approve two big acquisitions from Charter Communications to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

Published: April 26, 2016 at 07:00PM

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Asia Braces For A Punch As Apple’s Net Income Falls

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Apple’s surprise 26% drop in net income through March this year isn’t just a chilling signal that the global smartphone market has become saturated, pinching even the normally resistant iPhone. Market researchers have forecast saturation for the past three or four years as enthusiasm for new devices tapers in China and the West. The scion of the Silicon Valley’s unusual net income decline, from $13.6 billion in the first three months of last year to $10 billion in the same period this year, foreshadows a loss of business for a list of flagship Apple partners crucial to the economies of China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

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Microsoft says will continue supporting Windows 10 Mobile “for many years,” new devices coming

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Microsoft’s sales numbers might suggest that its Windows 10 Mobile platform is taking its last breaths, but the Redmond, Washington-based company seems to be in no mood to retreat.

In an email sent out to several company executives and partners, the executive vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson has made it clear that the company is committed to the OS platform and is also working on new mobile devices.

Here’s an excerpt from the email:

I understand that you are hearing concerns from certain partners about Microsoft’s commitment to the mobile…

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YouTube’s mobile app updated with redesigned Home, new recommendation system

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Google has pushed out a new update to its YouTube mobile apps that throws a new coat of paint on Home as well as brings along a new recommendation system. The update is available for both Android and iPhone.

“Starting today, when you open the YouTube app on your iPhone or Android phone, you’ll experience a redesigned Home, with a clean and simple format that invites you to discover and enjoy,” the Mountain View, California-based company said in a blog post.

As for the new recommendation system, it’s based on deep neural network technology, and aimed at showing more relevant…

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What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

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Set up the right conditions, and any one force can be the most important. But on the grandest scales of all, who’s the strongest?

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