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Uber Is Reportedly Going to Sell Its Southeast Asian Division to Competitor Grab Uber Is Reportedly Going to Sell Its Southeast Asian Division to Competitor Grab

Sources say Uber is considering bailing on its Southeast Asia division, with plans to sell it to regional competitor Grab, CNBC reported on Friday.

Uber Rolls Out Feature That Limits Drivers to Breezy, Pleasant 12-Hour Shifts Uber Rolls Out Feature That Limits Drivers to Breezy, Pleasant 12-Hour Shifts

Uber has implemented a mandate that its drivers must take at least six hours of time off every time they work at least 12 consecutive hours, the Washington Post reported on Monday, as part of an initiative to crack down on drowsy driving that might result in potentially deadly crashes.

I Would Switch to This '80s Parody of Siri for the Hilariously Awful Synthesized Voice I Would Switch to This '80s Parody of Siri for the Hilariously Awful Synthesized Voice

Siri continues to trail behind assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, but I would switch back to Apple’s AI in a heartbeat if it had the same terribly synthesized voice as it does in this parody revealing what Siri would have been like on ‘80s desktop PCs.

Stop Using Seamless Stop Using Seamless

One of the coolest things about city living in 2018 is that, if you have enough money, you can use an app to order essentially anything, and an underpaid courier will deliver it to your door in a matter of minutes. Seamless is the giant amongst this futuristic new set of services that cater to your lazy needs, so much…

How to Find Out Which Apps and Websites You're Most Addicted To How to Find Out Which Apps and Websites You're Most Addicted To

Where does all the time go? When it comes to the time you spend on your phone, your computer, and the web, this doesn’t have to be a vague and rhetorical question—plenty of tools out there will track and monitor your time automatically, telling you exactly which apps and sites are sucking up most of your precious…

Social Media Is Bad, So Here Are 7 Other Apps to Use On Your Phone Social Media Is Bad, So Here Are 7 Other Apps to Use On Your Phone

You’ve stood at a bus stop, or in a line at the grocery store, or you’ve sat waiting for a movie to start, so you immediately reach for Facebook or Twitter or Snapchat, right? Well, maybe not, because here are seven app categories we’ve picked out that are a better use of your downtime than scrolling through posts…

The Best VPN Service Of 2018 Is Private Internet Access The Best VPN Service Of 2018 Is Private Internet Access

VPNs are a hot topic these days, and our readers made it abundantly clear that Private Internet Access should be your first stop for protecting your private browsing data. This backs up the service’s win in Lifehacker’s 2014 Hive Five, so they’ve been a solid option for a long time.

Google Says It Used AI to Help Block 700K Bad Apps on the Play Store Google Says It Used AI to Help Block 700K Bad Apps on the Play Store

With over 2.8 million total apps, Google’s Play Store is the biggest app store on the planet. And with that many apps, sometimes simply finding the software you’re looking for can be a challenge, let alone trying to make sure that none of those downloads are harmful or malicious to the over 2 billion active Android…

Search Faster With This New Mobile Browser Search Faster With This New Mobile Browser

iOS/Android: I hate mobile browsing. When I open Safari, I’m usually trying to google something quickly, then go back to my other apps. Lately I’ve been trying the mobile browser Cake, publicly released for iOS and Android today, and it’s made searching much faster.

7 Apps You Should Ditch iTunes For 7 Apps You Should Ditch iTunes For

As iTunes creaks and wheezes its way into its 17th year of existence, for a lot of music lovers it’s fallen from favor as the go-to application for managing a local library and cranking out the tunes. If you’re looking for something that can provide a simpler, more intuitive way of playing music from your computer,…

All the Ways You Can Upgrade Your Smartphone's Keyboard All the Ways You Can Upgrade Your Smartphone's Keyboard

You spend a lot of time working with the keyboard on your smartphone, so any little improvements or tweaks you can apply here can make a big difference to your mobile life. If you’ve never ventured beyond the confines of your phone’s default keyboard, here are a few of the upgrades you’re missing out on. It’s time,…

Playmobil's Ghostbusters Toys Now Come With Floating Holographic Ghosts to Trap Playmobil's Ghostbusters Toys Now Come With Floating Holographic Ghosts to Trap

The first wave of Playmobil’s Ghostbusters was an all-encompassing effort that transformed nearly every last character and vehicle into a wonderful line of toys. As a follow-up, the German toymaker is now turning to the film’s sequel, Ghostbusters II, for a new series of figures that use your smartphone to help bring…

How to Share Snapchat Stories Outside the App How to Share Snapchat Stories Outside the App

Snapchat is in the process of rolling out its biggest redesign ever, but on Tuesday the company announced another big update that could change the way people use its app. Starting today, you can share certain Stories (what Snapchat calls its disappearing videos and pictures) outside of Snapchat.

How to Use Your Smartphone to Diagnose Bad Wi-Fi How to Use Your Smartphone to Diagnose Bad Wi-Fi

Bad wi-fi got you down? You’ve got a host of hardware options that can help you out, from mesh routers to Wi-Fi repeaters, but before you upgrade any set up, do some detective work—with some carefully chosen apps you can work out where your wi-fi network is failing and come up with better possible solutions.

Google Can Now Tell You Which Works of Art You Look Like Google Can Now Tell You Which Works of Art You Look Like

If you’ve seen a lot of people suddenly sharing uncannily similar artistic doppelgängers of themselves recently, Google’s facial recognition abilities and massive database of art are to blame. The tech giant recently recently added a new feature to its Arts and Culture app which allows users to snap a photo and…

This Beautifully-Detailed Replica Is the Best Way to Learn About the Moon Without Actually Visiting It This Beautifully-Detailed Replica Is the Best Way to Learn About the Moon Without Actually Visiting It

To date, the best use of augmented reality has been running around parks trying to capture virtual Pokémon. But as that fad has (mercifully) faded away, a company called AstroReality has come up with a more compelling use of AR technology that works with an astonishingly detailed replica of the moon that’s as much a…

How to Easily Switch Your Two-Factor Security to a New Phone How to Easily Switch Your Two-Factor Security to a New Phone

When you’re switching phones after an upgrade or an accident, the job of checking up on your two-factor verification apps can get lost in the hustle of transferring photos, contacts, messages, and all the other stuff that more quickly comes to mind. Without your security codes, though, you might get locked out of your…

Texas Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Targeting Gay Men for Home Invasions Via Grindr Texas Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Targeting Gay Men for Home Invasions Via Grindr

One of four accused criminals who posed as gay men on Grindr to set up home invasions was sentenced this week to 15 years on hate crime and other charges including kidnapping, carjacking, and use of firearms in the commission of a crime, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported.

You Have 10 Seconds to Guess How Fucked Up HQ Trivia Will Get When It Launches on Android You Have 10 Seconds to Guess How Fucked Up HQ Trivia Will Get When It Launches on Android

HQ Trivia, the alarmingly popular trivia app which increasingly threatens to take over our reality, has been iOS-only since its mid-October launch. The result has been that 12 times a week, iPhone owners have been swarmed by everyone else trying to get a slice of that sweet, addictive trivia.

14 Useful Apps to Install on Your New Phone 14 Useful Apps to Install on Your New Phone

You’re staring down at your shiny, unwrapped, brand new smartphone—so what do you do next? Where do you start with the hundreds of thousands of apps at your fingertips? These are the apps we always install first on any new iOS or Android device.

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