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Spotify’s new ‘Enhance’ feature will spruce up your playlists with recommended songs

Spotify is rolling out a new feature called “Enhance,” which will automatically spiff up your playlists with recommended songs that (theoretically) fit in with your music’s existing style and theme. The feature works through a new Enhance button that now appears at the top of playlists. Tap it to toggle it on, which causes Spotify’s …

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Blockchain, explained

If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent the last decade hearing about blockchain technology and all the ways it’ll change the world. And at some point, you’ve probably wondered, “Hey… what the heck even is a blockchain?” So, like Gandalf giving Bilbo a few Tolkien-themed cryptocoins and sending him on an adventure (pretty sure that’s …

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Android 12’s last beta brings a few makeovers and new widgets

Today, Google released the final Android 12 beta before the OS properly launches, and with it a few of the visual changes and features we saw back when Android 12 was announced. Some of the notable inclusions in Beta 5 are the lovely geometric clock widgets, a redesigned calculator, and a new lock screen shortcut. …

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Whoop’s new fitness tracker is better thanks to a battery breakthrough

Fitness company Whoop has a new tracker that squishes five LEDs, four photodiodes, a pulse oximeter, skin temperature sensor, and more into a package that is 33 percent smaller than its predecessor — all while still offering five days of battery life. But a particular change to the tracker’s battery chemistry is one of the …

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The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is an excellent value at $250

Labor Day is in the rearview and the kids are back in school, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still save some nice coin on a versatile Chromebook offering a great value for tackling homework or everyday tasks. The Lenovo Chromebook Duet, one of our top picks across all Chromebooks — not just budget options …

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How to Hide a Comment on Facebook and What Happens If You Do

Getting negative, spammy, self-promotional, or inappropriate comments on a post you published on Facebook is inevitable. Worse still, you’re not sure whether to slap back, block the person or ignore the comment altogether, especially if you manage a Facebook group or page for a brand. Fortunately, Facebook allows you to hide comments that may hurt …

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Twitter is testing an official ‘soft block’ feature

Twitter has begun testing the first of its proposed suite of new privacy tools: the ability to remove a follower without blocking them. The remove follower feature is currently being tested on the web and seems to canonize the “soft block” concept as an official Twitter tool. According to the tweet announcing the test, you …

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