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TikTok’s owner is getting into the messaging game

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As TikTok continues to dominate app download charts, its parent company, ByteDance, is looking to extend its reach even further.

ByteDance launched a new messaging-focused app on Monday, as reported by TechCrunch. Feiliao (飞聊), or Flipchat in English, is a messenger app that encourages users to form and join chat groups based around common interests. 

Flipchat looks p. fun.

Flipchat looks p. fun.

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Uber offers ‘Quiet Mode’ for riders who don’t want to talk to their drivers

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“Quiet preferred.” That’s one way to tell your Uber driver to STFU, politely.

Quiet mode is one of the new preferences available beginning Tuesday evening across the U.S. for premium Uber rides, which means only Uber Black or Uber Black SUV rides. This is the first time the option has been available on the Uber app.

Now when you order a black car (that means professional drivers and luxury vehicles, so no Priuses) you have a list of preferences you can select.

Riders have been clamoring for…

HP’s new gaming laptop has 2 screens

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HP’s newest gaming laptop embeds a mini LED touch screen above the keyboard so you can view other applications while you play your favorite games.

The Omen X 2S is the world’s first dual-screen gaming laptop, according to HP. The device’s main screen comes in at 15 inches, but in the event you’d like to chat over Twitch or access Spotify while you game, you can easily do so with the help of the 6-inch screen below.

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HP designed the product to appeal to gamers, particularly in…

Uber offers ‘Quiet Mode’ for riders who don’t want to talk to their drivers

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“Quiet preferred.” That’s one way to tell your Uber driver to STFU, politely.

Quiet mode is one of the new preferences available beginning Tuesday evening across the U.S. for premium Uber rides, which means only Uber Black or Uber Black SUV rides. This is the first time the option has been available on the Uber app.

Now when you order a black car (that means professional drivers and luxury vehicles, so no Priuses) you have a list of preferences you can select.

Riders have been clamoring for…

Uber offers ‘Quiet Mode’ for riders who don’t want to talk to their drivers

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“Quiet preferred.” That’s one way to tell your Uber driver to STFU, politely.

Quiet mode is one of the new preferences available beginning Tuesday evening across the U.S. for premium Uber rides, which means only Uber Black or Uber Black SUV rides. This is the first time the option has been available on the Uber app.

Now when you order a black car (that means professional drivers and luxury vehicles, so no Priuses) you have a list of preferences you can select.

Riders have been clamoring for…

Uber offers ‘Quiet Mode’ for riders who don’t want to talk to their drivers

TwitterFacebook

“Quiet preferred.” That’s one way to tell your Uber driver to STFU, politely.

Quiet mode is one of the new preferences available beginning Tuesday evening across the U.S. for premium Uber rides, which means only Uber Black or Uber Black SUV rides. This is the first time the option has been available on the Uber app.

Now when you order a black car (that means professional drivers and luxury vehicles, so no Priuses) you have a list of preferences you can select.

Riders have been clamoring for…

Uber offers ‘Quiet Mode’ for riders who don’t want to talk to their drivers

TwitterFacebook

“Quiet preferred.” That’s one way to tell your Uber driver to STFU, politely.

Quiet mode is one of the new preferences available beginning Tuesday evening across the U.S. for premium Uber rides, which means only Uber Black or Uber Black SUV rides. This is the first time the option has been available on the Uber app.

Now when you order a black car (that means professional drivers and luxury vehicles, so no Priuses) you have a list of preferences you can select.

Riders have been clamoring for…

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ stars were given redacted scripts to avoid spoilers

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Spoiler alert if you haven’t watched Avengers: Endgame.

The first rule about Avengers: Endgame is don’t talk about Avengers: Endgame

That’s the unfortunate plight of anyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, particularly the cast of the next film on the schedule, Spider-Man: Far From Home

Stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, and Jacob Batalon joined Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday to chat about the film, but found themselves walking on eggshells attempting to speak…

Facebook takes its Portal international, adds WhatsApp, Facebook Live support

At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced that it is launching its Portal video chat hardware internationally by bringing it to Canada and a select number of European countries, too. This rollout will begin in June in Canada, with Europe following this fall. In the U.S., Portal sells for $199 and $349, depending on the screen size. The company did not announce international pricing.

Portal originally only launched in the U.S. As the company’s co-founder and CEO Mark…

Facebook Messenger will get desktop apps, co-watching, emoji status

To win chat, Facebook Messenger must be as accessible as SMS, yet more entertaining than Snapchat. Today, Messenger pushes on both fronts with a series of announcements at Facebook’s F8 conference. Those include that it will launch Mac and PC desktop apps, a faster and smaller mobile app, simultaneous video co-watching and a revamped Friends tab, where friends can use an emoji to tell you what they’re up to or down for.

Facebook is also beefing up its tools for the 40 million active…