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The CNET New York office has reopened, and it's great to be back to give you today's tech news roundup:
Apple sold 3 million iPads in the three days
since new models went on sale. That number includes the sales of two models: the iPad Mini fourth-generation iPad. But the bulk of the sales
are estimated to be
for the smaller tablet.
- Tuesday is election day in the U.S., so prepare to be
bombarded with voting reminders
and peer pressure on social media. Facebook is making
a big push
for people to vote, and
Uber is giving free rides
to polling stations.
- Barnes & Noble
dropped the prices of older Nook models
. The Nook Tablet starts at $160 for 8GB of storage, and $180 for 16GB. The Nook Color dropped to $140. But that new
Nook HD Tablet
is still $200.
- Twitter is working on a way for users to put
filters on photos
posted from the Twitter app, according to a report from The New York Times. It would be similar to Instagram filters.
- Thousands of Instagram users were
fooled by spam accounts
posing as major airlines, all promising the same deal: a free flight to the first 10 or 20 thousand followers that give a "shout out" to the account. Spam on Instagram is on the rise, so be aware before you jump into any promotion that seems too good to be true.
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