Instagram is scrapping its Direct messaging app

Instagram will be closing the doors on its standalone messaging app, Direct, within the next month.  A message confirming the planned closure is being displayed to users in the Direct for Instagram app, and was first spotted by social media industry commentator Matt Navarra in the Dutch version of the …

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Why machine learning could be the key to the future of gambling

The gaming market is changing at a rapid pace. With the shift to online and mobile gaming – and now the advent of new immersive technologies like augmented and virtual reality – operators face intense competition in terms of attracting customers, with ongoing innovation key to their success. But in …

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The Witcher: Enhanced Edition can now be had for free

Everyone likes a free game, and here’s a real tempter from the folks over at GOG.com, who are offering The Witcher: Enhanced Edition with no demands on your wallet. That said, there are a couple of small strings attached. Firstly, you must subscribe to GOG.com’s newsletter, and then you need …

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Google Pixel 4 might not have any physical buttons

We’ve heard a few Google Pixel 4 leaks at this point, most of which don’t point to anything overly surprising, but the latest leak is a bit strange, as according to one source the phone won’t have any physical buttons. That’s not to say that it won’t have any buttons …

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Google kills Windows 10 on Chromebooks

It appears that Google has dropped its plans to allow Windows 10 to be installed alongside Chrome OS on Chromebooks. The plans – known internally as Project Campfire – would let Chromebook owners install Windows 10 so that they could switch between Microsoft’s operating system and Chrome OS – the …

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Why developers are powering the modern c-suite

From Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg to Larry Page and Sergey Brin – some of the world’s most powerful CEOs have cut their teeth as computer developers and coders. However, despite these high-profile examples, developers have often been criticised for not having much talent for, or even interest, in the …

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Samsung apparently has a plan to fix the Samsung Galaxy Fold

When reviewers were given the Samsung Galaxy Fold, it was quickly discovered that the foldable device has a durability problem – Samsung has since taken steps to cancel pre-orders for some customers, and the Galaxy Fold has no new release date in sight. However, despite appearances to the contrary, it …

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Where the UK’s porn ban falls short

In December 2014 amendments were made to the 2003 Communications Act effectively censoring Pornography within the UK. It banned a list of sex acts by demanding paid-for video-on-demand (VoD) online porn is regulated by the same guidelines set out by the British Board of Film Censors (BBFC) that DVD pornography …

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