Tinder ‘Places’ finds you a date based on your regular hang out spots

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Tinder tests ‘Places,’ which finds you a date based on your regular hang out spots


If running into people on Tinder at the spots you visit regularly sounds like a good idea, then you’ll like the dating app’s new feature, Places.

Using geolocation to keep track of the places you frequent, the feature allows you to find potential matches that visit the same places as you.

Places won’t include locations that Tinder considers private, like the bank or the doctor’s office. The feature will build up a bank of social spots, like bars, restaurants and other public venues.

In a brief test over lunch, Mashable found that Places adds locations even though you may not visit them regularly, or for very long. Read more…

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Drive Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster past asteroids in this retro video game


Avoid the asteroids and defeat Jeff Bezos while getting the Tesla Roadster safely through the stars in this gratifying retro video game.

Created by car blog AutoWise, the game puts you behind the wheel of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, launched by SpaceX in February as the payload of the Falcon Heavy rocket.

Set to an 8-bit version of David Bowie’s “Starman,” the same track playing in the space-dwelling Roadster and the name of the dummy pilot, the game takes three minutes to beat.

It’s set in three stages: Earth, Moon, and Mars. Each contains different enemies to destroy or avoid, and there’s a final boss in the form of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, founder of competitor space company Blue Origin. Read more…

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Instapaper to temporarily block European users, citing GDPR

Instapaper to temporarily block European users, citing GDPR


Popular bookmarking service Instapaper is temporarily closing off access to European users, as it buys time to adjust to Europe’s tough new data law.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on Friday, has tight requirements on how companies deal with personal data. 

Businesses and companies who deal with European users are required to comply with rules on how they collect, secure, and handle their data — or face severe penalties. 

With companies racing to comply with GDPR, Instapaper users were sent an email notifying them that the service would be blocked off in Europe on Thursday — giving them less than 24 hours notice. Read more…

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