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How to watch recaps of every NBA, WNBA game on Facebook Watch

NBA Digital, along with the NBA and Turner Sports, is teaming up with Facebook to make all NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League game recaps available on the social network.

Now you can watch recaps from every game of the season on Facebook Watch, the social network's platform for videos and live-streaming events. The episodes will include the Summer League, preseason and the playoffs.

There will also be weekly and monthly Watch Parties that let fans watch... Read More »

Topics: Social Networking Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software , Sports Software

WeatherCAN app makes it easier to track extreme weather in Canada

To better help you anticipate rain and snow storms, Environment and Climate Change Canada is coming to iOS and Android.

The new WeatherCAN app supplies you with information directly from Canada's official weather source. The app includes a new high-resolution, zoomable radar with map so you can better anticipate the next big thunderstorm or blizzard. The radar is four times better than the ones currently available, according to The Star.

"Environment and Climate Change Canada has a mandated obligation to... Read More »

Topics: Weather Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Twitter testing Snapchat-style 'News Camera' feature instead of adding an edit button

If you're on Twitter (download for iOS or Android), you might soon see the platform start to add a familiar Snapchat (download for iOS or Android) feature.

The social media site has been developing a "News Camera," according to code uncovered and tweeted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. The new camera feature apparently will be accessible by swiping left from the home screen and let you add Snapchat-style captions to photos, videos and live... Read More »

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This web app can show you just how bad climate change can get

Scientists attribute worsening winter storms, hurricanes, periods of intense flooding and hotter summers to climate change. In a 728-page report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that the world has only 12 years left to limit irreversible catastrophic damage. The panel was created by World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme.

To highlight the danger, two US researchers from the University of Maryland created a web app that shows what 540 cities in North America... Read More »

Topics: Map Software , Browsers , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Actiview app interprets movies into American Sign Language for the deaf and hearing impaired

For those who enjoy movies but need accessible services to participate, Actiview is working is offering a chance to view a movie while it's signed.

The 2017 film "Wonder" starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay will be the first live-action, American film to use the Actiview app (download for iOS). Actiview syncs the film with sign language interpretation.

If you wanted to try the app, you can watch "Wonder" on TV or any other platform that includes the... Read More »

Topics: Entertainment , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software , Educational Software

Twitter is testing pop-up mini-profiles to make conversations easier to follow

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said on multiple occasions that he wants Twitter (download for iOS or Android) to be a place for important public conversations.

But Dorsey's interview with Recode's Kara Swisher on the social media site highlighted that important conversations are worthless if no one can follow along.

After journalist Walt Mossberg called the interview a "chaotic hellpit," Dorsey agreed that conversations aren't easy to keep up with on the social media site.

Twitter... Read More »

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'Quiz Date Live' is a mashup of Tinder and HQ Trivia

If you're tired of swiping right, developers of the East Meets East dating app, Kenji Yamazaki and Mariko Tokioka, have a new dating app for you to try.

Quiz Date Live is like a hybrid of Tinder (download for iOS or Android) and the HQ Trivia game app (download for iOS or Android). It also has hints of "The Dating Game" show from the '60s and '70s.

The live-streamed two-part game has three rounds, and... Read More »

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How to learn a new language through Netflix's new Chrome extension

Most of us probably took a foreign language course in high school or college, but odds are we remember very little of it now. After graduating, it gets harder to retain that knowledge or take the initiative to keep learning. Rosetta Stone is a bit expensive, I usually ignore DuoLingo's reminders and I'm not planning on moving to Spain or France.

Fortunately, all hope is not lost if you want to learn a new language or brush up on your skills.... Read More »

Topics: Chrome Extensions , Language Software , Android Software , Android , Apps And Software

Google Maps might soon add a way to delete your location history automatically

In Google Maps (download for iOS or Android) version 10.10, the latest beta, the app appears to allow users more control over their privacy. The navigation app is working on an option that would enable automatic deletion of your location history, 9to5 Google first reported.

The Automatically Delete Location History feature would be added to the menu that users can already visit to delete their history in Maps.

It's unclear how the feature will work specifically, but the... Read More »

Topics: Maps , Travel , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

How to use Spotlight, Bumble's version of Tinder Boost

There are dozens of dating apps to choose from whether you're hoping to find the love of your life or a casual fling. Bumble (download for iOS or Android) and Tinder (download for iOS or Android) are two of the most popular.

Bumble added the Spotlight feature to its app, TechCrunch reported, which is almost identical to competitor Tinder Boost service.

Spotlight, like Boost, lets users pay for their profile to get extra views. Moving... Read More »

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