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THE ANDROID MESSAGING EVOLUTION: How Google is responding to messaging app dominance (GOOG, GOOGL)

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Star Trek: Discovery Is Returning For a Second Season

Engaget reports that CBS' Star Trek: Discovery series is being renewed for a second season. The show has reportedly been enough of a success to justify a second s...

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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds two security projects to its open source stable

 The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is probably best known for being the home of the Kubernetes container orchestration project, but there plenty o...

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Blickfeld scores $4.25M seed round to let autonomous vehicles ‘see’

 Blickfeld, a Munich-based startup developing a low-cost light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system to let autonomous vehicles “see,&amp...

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10 things in tech you need to know today (FB, SNAP, GOOG, CSCO)

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Facebook is changing the way the News Feed works in six countries. Media organisations that don&#...

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People worry the boom in selling digital coins could mean 'boiler room is resurrected'

Startups have raised over $3 billion through "initial coin offerings" so far this year. VC warns that market is a magnet for scammers looking to make...

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Report: Airbnb just lost the person it recently installed to head up its China business

 China is a tough nut to crack, no matter how much money U.S.-based companies have to throw at it. That’s the overarching takeaway tonight,...

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iAdvize raises $37.6 million for its customer engagement platform

 French startup iAdvize raised another $37.6 million (€32 million) from Idinvest, Bpifrance and Quadrille Capital. The company wants to convert casual websi...

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Singapore to cap number of cars allowed on roads from 2018

 Cars congesting roads is a problem in just about every major urban center around the world, but some areas are worst in this regard than others. Singapore is...

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Microsoft drops lawsuit after DOJ limits use of gag orders when accessing customer data

 Microsoft said it will drop its lawsuit against the Department of Justice over gag orders placed on companies that prevent them from telling customers when t...

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THE MOBILE CARRIER LANDSCAPE: How AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint are overcoming slow user growth amid a fierce price war

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Creative agencies are now offering media planning and buying services

Creative shops like Walrus and Droga5 are taking on media duties for clients. The post Creative agencies are now offering media planning and buying services appeared first on...

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‘Facebook has been a disaster for us’: Candid thoughts of European publishers

Attendees at the Digiday Publishing Summit Europe expressed unhappiness with Facebook and worry about coming enforcement of the GDPR. The post ‘Facebook has been a disaster...

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How Reformation tackled faster, affordable denim sustainably

Reformation launched Ref Jeans, a faster-paced, more affordable line based on denim and the things that go with it. To fit in with Reformation's sustainable missi...

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How Conde Nast is making feature films and TV pay off

Conde Nast's entertainment division is on track to be profitable this year as its film and TV division picks up. The post How Conde Nast is making feature films a...

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Why political ads on Facebook will still slip by human reviewers

Political advertisers use their own data to create nuanced proxy audiences, which makes it difficult for Facebook to identify the true intent of the ads. The post Why politica...

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How Fox 32 became the most engaging news publisher on Facebook

The Chicago-based news affiliate recently topped a list of news publishers that included Fox News, NPR and the BBC. The post How Fox 32 became the most engaging news publishe...

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‘The threat is overblown’: Agency executives weigh in on competition from consultancies

Whether consulting companies are a threat to agencies depends on who you ask. The post ‘The threat is overblown’: Agency executives weigh in on competition from consultanc...

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Automated video creation startup Wibbitz raises $20M

 Wibbitz, which uses artificial intelligence to create short videos based on text news stories, has raised $20 million in Series C funding. The money comes fr...

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High-Nicotine E-Cigarettes May Make Teens Vape More, Study Warns

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Philly.com: Teens who vape e-cigarettes with higher nicotine levels are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes soon afte...

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Crunch Report | Cisco Buys BroadSoft for $1.9 Billion

Today’s Stories  Cisco scoops up BroadSoft for $1.9 billion to boost communications tools portfolio WeWork acquires Flatiron School Essential Phone gets a $...

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Calling Hawkins Power will give you 'Stranger Things' clues - CNET

Fans of the Netflix series can call the fictional company Hawkins Power and Light to discover more clues of what may happen in the second season...

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Steve Wozniak isn't getting iPhone X on launch day - CNET

Commentary: The Apple co-founder says he’s happy with his iPhone 8. Which is also an iPhone 7...

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Robert Scoble leaves his AR firm amid sexual harassment claims - CNET

The tech evangelist resigns after three women accused him of actions that include groping and verbal harassment...

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Computer Parts Site Newegg Is Being Sued For Allegedly Engaging In Massive Fraud

schwit1 shares a report from Gizmodo: A suit filed Friday in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles by four South Korean banks alleges "massive fraud&quot...

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Amazon shutting down Amazon Wine business - CNET

Move to close 5-year-old marketplace comes after Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Markets...

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Robert Scoble leaves AR firm he founded amid harassment claims - CNET

Tech evangelist resigns after three women accused him of actions that include groping and verbal harassment...

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Authentication now comes with a wave of your hand

 Under the nom de guerre of Redrock Biometrics, two former Leap Motion execs are waging war on the world’s legions of identification cards,...

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Why Xbox One Backward Compatibility Took So Long

A new report from IGN this morning explains why it took so long for backwards compatibility to be supported on the Xbox One. Microsoft veteran Kevin La Chapelle says the answe...

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Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler already sold her movie ... and she's working on a book

 Susan Fowler has already found a buyer to make a movie about her time at Uber, reports Deadline.  And Fowler’s book on her...

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Amazon reportedly shutting down Amazon Wine business - CNET

Move to close 5-year-old marketplace comes after Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Markets...

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Snapchat Reportedly Stuck With 'Hundreds of Thousands' of Unsold Spectacles

According to The Information, Snapchat expected demand for its camera-equipped glasses known as Spectacles to continue after the holidays and ordered "hundreds of...

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The dream of customizable virtual 3D foliage is alive at Disney

 Oh, to work at Disney, to have a hand in creating those lusciously detailed 3D worlds, every character lovingly rendered, every animal sidekick unique and hi...

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Tech evangelist Robert Scoble has resigned from his VR startup after several women accused him of sexual assault

Tech evangelist Robert Scoble has resigned as partner of the VR/AR startup Transformation Group. He resigned following multiple allegations from women claimin...

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Robert Scoble departs his augmented reality company following sexual harassment claims

Longtime tech blogger and evangelist Robert Scoble has resigned from the Transformation Group, a “mixed reality” consulting firm he co-founded earlier this year, fo...

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Meet the woman behind the breastfeeding emoji

The new picture of a mother with her baby was proposed by a nurse at University College London Hospital...

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Three years after it launched, Apple Pay is finally starting to gain traction with retailers

Although Apple announced Apple Pay to much fanfare three years ago, the mobile payment service has struggled to gain traction since. Only 27% of eligible iPhone&nb...

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Facebook downplays test banishing all Pages to buried Explore Feed

 Facebook has caused a 60% to 80% drop in referral traffic to news outlets in six countries due to a test that removed Page posts from the News Feed and reloc...

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Stephen Hawking's Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It's Posted Online

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: Demand for Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis intermittently crashed part of Cambridge University's website a...

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Call to tighten UK law over data breaches

 Consumer group Which? is unhappy with the UK data protection bill and has called on the government to amend the draft legislation to allow third party organ...

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Essential Phone (PH-1) Price Cut: Should You Buy it for $500?

One of the best flagship phones of 2017 just got a massive price cut...

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These 11 startups are re-inventing how money works and they’re worth more than $1 billion

Everyone likes money. But technology that handles money is what's really popular these days.&a...

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San Francisco's housing market is so dire, a burned-out home is selling 'below market value' at $800,000

A burned-out home in San Francisco has hit the market for $800,000. The one-bedroom, one-bath house was "completely gutted" in a fire and will need...

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Facebook research automatically creates an avatar from a photo

 Creating avatars. Who’s got time for it?! Computers, that’s who. You’ll never have to waste another sec...

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Chinese Scientists Create Genetically Modified Low-Fat Pigs

Chinese scientists have created low-fat pigs using new genetic engineering techniques. "In a paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

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T-Mobile is offering $300 off an iPhone X if you trade in your current iPhone

All the major US carriers are announcing their iPhone X deals, and now T-Mobile is joining the party with an offer that’s pretty similar to what Verizon and Sprint hav...

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THE VIRTUAL REALITY REPORT: How the early days of VR are unfolding and the challenges it must overcome to reach mass adoption

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Shift Technology raises another $28 million to prevent fraudulent insurance claims

 Shift Technology is raising a Series B round of $28 million from Accel and General Catalyst. Accel had already led the company’s previous r...

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Facebook Tests Removing Publishers From News Feed -- Unless They Pay

According to a report via Mashable, Facebook is removing posts from Pages in the original News Feed and relegating them to another feed, forcing users to "pay to...

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Amazon Wine is shutting down

 Amazon Wine is shutting down at the end of this year, the retailer has just alerted sellers via email. The issue at hand has to do with the existing laws sur...

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Snapchat Spectacles could be even less popular than we thought - CNET

There could be hundreds of thousands of unsold pairs sitting around, a report suggests...

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An Apple alum is helping people land secret gigs on the 'hidden job market'

Job openings for senior roles are often not advertised.  Apple and AOL alum Joe Meyer has established a "clearinghouse" type site to...

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Apple, Samsung Face New iPhone Damages Trial

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California issued her order late on Sunday, 10 months after the U.S. Supreme Court...

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Google Worked With Intel on a custom AI Chip For Its Pixel Phones

A special-purpose chip for artificial intelligence and other tasks in Google's new Pixel smartphones draws on Intel technology. From a report: In addition to a Qu...

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N26 announces plans to launch in the US by mid-2018

 European fintech startup N26 has plans to expand beyond Europe. The company’s co-founder and CEO Valentin Stalf is announcing today at the...

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Facebook test splits news feed to highlight posts from friends - CNET

The change could have big ramifications for publishers. The social network emphasized, though, that it's only a test...

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Google Pixel 2 XL's display has another problem - CNET

Your eyes don't deceive you, some Pixel 2 XL's screens have a burn-in issue...

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Google's Pixel 2 smartphone uses the same waterproofing material that off-road cars use

Google finally made its Pixel 2 smartphones water-resistant, which was one of the bigger missing features in last year's Pixel smartphones. Indeed, the new Pixels...

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Why sports streaming service fuboTV made ads deliberately designed to offend people

The upstart streaming TV service fuboTV has rolled out a series of ads designed to push people's buttons. The character Fubo Chavez has irked some, but also drawn...

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Snapchat Spectacles: Apparently less popular than we thought - CNET

There could be hundreds of thousands of unsold pairs sitting around, a report suggests...

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A battery company boasting former SpaceX and Apple engineers just released their first product

Romeo Power says its battery tech is ready for the primetime. Romeo Power is a Los-Angeles-based startup that has mostly flown under the radar. Launched in 2016, the startup s...

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A gluten scientist explains why gluten-free diets are terrible for you

Gluten-free diets are probably doing more harm than good to your body. Peter Green, the director of Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, explains the...

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Representative asks internet CEOs to explain ‘absurd’ content policies

 Facebook, Google and Twitter are under great scrutiny lately for their rather inconsistent approaches to moderating content on their platforms, and Represent...

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Facebook tests burying posts from media outlets in a separate News Feed — unless they pay (FB)

Facebook is currently testing a change that would force news publishers to pay to show posts from their Facebook Pages in the News Feed. In six countries, posts from Face...

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Facebook is testing burying posts from media outlets in a separate News Feed — unless they pay (FB)

Facebook is currently testing a change that would force news publishers to pay for posts they make to their Facebook Pages to be show in users' News Feed. In si...

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Snapchat dangles referral traffic with link sharing from other apps

 Snapchat is embracing links beyond its native content and will now allow you to briefly disappear from its Snap Map. In an update to Snapchat&#82...

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Facebook's technology can be used to stoke divisions all over the world (FB)

Facebook's ad-targeting engine allows marketers to target people by a number of political triggers. They could be used by governments, political parties, or other...

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Facebook's targeting lets advertisers push political hot buttons all over the world (FB)

Facebook's ad-targeting engine allows marketers to target people by a number of political triggers. They could be used by governments, political parties, or other...

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T-Mobile reports solid gains ahead of potential Sprint merger (TMUS)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. T-Mobile reported solid c...

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Xbox One's first original backwards-compatible games are here - CNET

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Ninja Gaiden Black and more will be playable soon...

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POINT-OF-SALE TERMINALS: How evolving merchant demands are pushing POS terminal providers to up their game in an increasingly competitive environment

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Super cheap Nokia 2 pops up on retailer site for $100 - CNET

The entry-level Android phone was spotted on B&H before disappearing...

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Google Worked Eith Intel on a custom AI Chip For Its Pixel Phones

A special-purpose chip for artificial intelligence and other tasks in Google's new Pixel smartphones draws on Intel technology. From a report: In addition to a Qu...

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BB-8 finds love with another Star Wars droid in new comic - CNET

Romancing the robot? Watch as BB-8 and its new astromech soulmate roll off together in the latest issue of Marvel's Poe Dameron comic...

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Verizon offers up to $300 toward the iPhone X with device trade in for customers on unlimited plans

Hot on the heels of Sprint’s iPhone X deal, Verizon has unveiled its own discounts for the iPhone X. The carrier is offering up to $300 toward the new phone, assuming...

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is Italy's stunning answer to the BMW M3

Alfa's BMW fighter is stylish, powerful — and compelling. But the Quadrifoglio is up against fierce competition. What really ma...

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Toshiba's 'breakthrough' battery can charge in six minutes - Roadshow

Toshiba didn't talk about cost per kWh, so it's probably... not cheap...

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Wolf of Wall Street: Cryptocurrency ICOs Are 'the Biggest Scam Ever'

An anonymous reader shares an article: Jordan Belfort -- the real-life Wolf of Wall Street -- has warned that ICOs (or "token sales" or &quot...

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New York City is duking it out for Amazon's headquarters by offering 62.5 million square feet of space

New York is known for being a crowded city. Yet the metropolis has still managed to offer up 62.5 million square feet of vacant space&amp...

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The second episode of ‘Bubbleproof’ focuses on an investor left in the dark

 Bubbleproof is a mockumentary web series following Michael Fertik and David Cowan (as played by their real life founder/VC counterparts) as they try to navig...

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Join us at IGNITION: Future of Media!

Hello, everyone! Our 8th annual IGNITION: Future of Media conference is about 6 weeks away. We'll be at the Tim...

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Bill Gates and Steve Jobs raised their kids tech-free — and it should've been a red flag

Interviews with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other tech elites consistently reveal that Silicon Valley parents are strict about technology use...

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Android creator's new smartphone was doomed from the beginning

The Essential phone got a $200 price drop, just two months after its launch. It's a sign that sales are very weak as competition for the high-end smartphone marke...

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Surprising everyday products that are made with cow parts

From lipstick to jet fuel, cows provide it all for humans. We checked with the National Cattleman's Beef Association to see what some of the most...

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Soap and lipstick — the surprising everyday products that are made with cow parts

From lipstick to jet fuel, cows provide it all for humans. We checked with the National Cattleman's Beef Association to see what some of the most...

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The 16 worst HBO shows, according to critics

Throughout its history of original programming, HBO has delivered some of the greatest TV shows of all time, including "The Wire," "Dead...

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Space traffic alert: 8 asteroids buzz Earth in just 3 weeks - CNET

A space rock whizzed by this weekend at the second closest distance so far in 2017. October is turning out to be a busy month...

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The Corvette GS is the greatest Vette ever — and it's only $70,000 (GM)

The Corvette GS sits in between the Stingray and the Z06. The Corvette "Grand Sports" was first produced in the 1960s. There's almost no...

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iPhone 8 trade-ins spike ahead of iPhone X, says reseller - CNET

One tech recycling site says Apple's new model is already being returned...

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Microsoft has had Apple's new face-scanning feature for years, and it works great (MSFT, AAPL)

Some people are worried about how well FaceID, a key feature of the iPhone X will work. But facial recognition, the technology underlying Fac...

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Upgrading to an iPhone X? Get a head start now - CNET

If you're a member of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, you'll want to do this now...

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Giant robot fight organizers say next step is giant robot fighting league

When MegaBots’ Gui Cavalcanti describes the fight between his company’s giant robot and a Japanese counterpart as a “strange event,” it’s both accurate and a b...

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NYC is getting rid of the MetroCard in 2023 – here's what NYC subway riders will use instead

New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will start installing new card readers in subway stations and buses throughout the city starting next...

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Nintendo's about to debut a huge new Mario game — here's everything we know

Mario's been to a lot of weird places, and he's done a lot of strange things, but nothing compares to the surreal and bizarre world of "...

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Uber may have reached a tipping point in New York City — and that's bad news for taxis

Morgan Stanley Adam Jonas calculates that Uber now has more "rider-share" than cabs in NYC. The value of an NYC taxi medallion has plunged. Uber&...

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Bill Gates and Steve Jobs shared a surprising philosophy about tech — and it should have been a big red flag

Interviews with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other tech elites consistently reveal that Silicon Valley parents are strict about technology use...

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FBI Couldn't Access Nearly 7,000 Devices Because of Encryption

Michael Balsamo, writing for Associated Press: The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than...

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New IIHS crash test could make life harder for automakers - Roadshow

The first round of vehicles it tested did pretty darn well, though...

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Here's everything leaving Netflix in November that you need to watch right now

Netflix has announced the titles that will be leaving its streaming service in November, so make sure to catch a few of these movies and TV shows before they're g...

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Middle school students used Snapchat to pretend to rape black classmates in the locker room — and it shows a dangerous trend

White middle school students on a Virginia football team took a video simulating sex acts on black team members. The video, which was captioned, "What really go...

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