Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technologies; two are on iOS and two on Android, called Storyboard, Selfissimo!, Scrubbies (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technologies; two are on iOS and two on Android, called Storyboard, Selfissimo!,

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Hilton testing its “Connected Room” in Tennessee, which lets guests set preferences for lights, thermostat, and TV via app, rolling out to US hotels in 2018 (Sean O’Neill/Skift)

Sean O’Neill / Skift: Hilton testing its “Connected Room” in Tennessee, which lets guests set preferences for lights, thermostat, and TV via app, rolling out

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Instagram is testing Direct, a standalone private messaging app that replaces the current inbox, in six countries; there is no timeline yet for a global launch (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Casey Newton / The Verge: Instagram is testing Direct, a standalone private messaging app that replaces the current inbox, in six countries; there is no

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