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Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Meme Could Train Facial Recognition Algorithms On Age Progression, Age Recognition

If you've spent any time on social media lately, you've probably noticed a trend where users are posting their then-and-now profile pictures, mostly...

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Netflix's 18% price hike shows it got too comfortable being the only game in town, and it could be a costly mistake (NFLX, DIS, T, CMCSA)

Netflix's price hike, announced Tuesday, could hurt the company eventually, if not immediately, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said. Customers may not notice it...

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Captain Marvel: The hero may be the savior Tony Stark needs - CNET

Grab your pager and get ready to head back to the 1990s for a solo film about a Marvel heroine who just might save the universe. Here's what we know...

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I started making a video game because the CIA was ruining my life

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Pwn2Own Contest Will Pay $900,000 For Hacks That Exploit Tesla's Model 3

The Model 3 will be entered into Pwn2Own this year, the first time a car has been included in the annual high-profile hacking contest. The prize for the winning security resea...

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Roku now deleting Infowars from its platform after customer outcry

Roku is deleting the Infowars channel from its platform, a couple days after adding it as a supported channel. In a tweet, Roku said after the channel became available, “we...

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Rendering of Rise of the Tomb Raider

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YouTube updates guidelines to address dangerous pranks, challenges - CNET

YouTube says challenges that put users at risk of serious injury have no place on the site...

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Hackers Broke Into An SEC Database and Made Millions From Inside Information, Says DOJ

Federal prosecutors unveiled charges in an international stock-trading scheme that involved hacking into the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR corporate...

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Qualcomm kicks off defense in FTC trial by showing its mobile chip prowess - CNET

The chipmaker brought co-founder Irwin Jacobs and its executive in charge of 4G and 5G to talk up its innovations in wireless...

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Apple Maps Gooses DuckDuckGo In Search Privacy Partnership

Search engine DuckDuckGo now displays location information from Apple Maps in its search results. "DuckDuckGo now uses Apple Maps both for small maps in location-...

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Bracing for a Hazy Robo-Future, Ford and VW Join Forces

By joining forces, the major automakers have each diversified their self-driving portfolios...

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EA's Star Wars game has been cancelled - CNET

It appears that EA Vancouver's Star Wars game has gone the way of Alderaan...

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Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup PagerDuty has confidentially filed for an IPO but because of the shutdown no one can review its prospectus

PagerDuty, an IT incident response startup, has reportedly filed confidentially for an IPO. PagerDuty was last valued at $1.3 billion in funding round backed by Silicon Vall...

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'Mona Lisa Effect' Is Real But Doesn't Apply To Leonardo's Painting

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: There have long been anecdotal reports that the eyes of the Mona Lisa -- Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci&#0...

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Startup Playbook by Sam Altman

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10 Years Later, Retrace the 'Miracle on the Hudson' Flight

On the anniversary of the remarkable crash landing, remember just how quickly it all happened...

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CERN’s plan for 100-km collider makes the LHC look like a hula hoop

The Large Hadron Collider has produced a great deal of incredible science, most famously the Higgs Boson — but physicists at CERN, the international organization behind the...

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Two Ukrainians charged with 2016 hack of SEC - CNET

The pair allegedly hacked a corporate filing system to obtain not-yet-public earnings reports...

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Spider-Man: Far From Home's trailer reveals Mysterio, Nick Fury hijacking the trip - CNET

Tom Holland webslings back for Peter Parker's European vacation, with new teammates and Aunt May by his side...

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FTC rests case against Qualcomm, arguing it's a monopoly in mobile chips - CNET

The US government has accused Qualcomm of unfairly hurting competitors and charging excessive royalties for its technology. Qualcomm's defense began later Tuesday...

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Hello Dolly's Carol Channing dies: 'One-of-a-kind inspiration to us all' - CNET

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Barbra Streisand, George Takei, Pee-wee Herman, Bernadette Peters and more take to Twitter to honor the Broadway legend...

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A Supercomputer In a 19th Century Church Is 'World's Most Beautiful Data Center'

"Motherboard spoke to the Barcelona Supercomputing Center about how it outfitted a deconsecrated 19th century chapel to host the MareNostrum 4 -- the 25th most po...

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Eugene the world record Instagram egg: 'It's been incredible' - CNET

Don't crack up, but I had an email exchange with Instagram's most-liked photo...

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Most people like PopSockets phone grips, but I think they’re overrated — here's why I prefer the Speck GrabTab instead

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase...

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C64 / VIC20 / C128 PSU Open Sourced

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Roku adds Alex Jones' Infowars channel six months after others banned him - CNET

The streaming service says "voices on all sides of an issue or cause are free to operate a channel."...

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White Castle taking Valentine's Day reservations: Plan ahead, romantics - CNET

Burgers are for lovers at the fast-food chain, where reservations get you hostess seating and music...

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Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?

Opinion: The 2009 vs. 2019 profile picture trend may or may not have been a data collection ruse to train its facial recognition algorithm. But we can't afford to...

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Project Alias Hacks Amazon Echo and Google Home To Protect Your Privacy

fahrbot-bot writes: The gadget, called Alias, is an always-listening speaker, designed to fit on top of an Amazon Echo or Google Home, where it looks like a mass of melted can...

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Transparency-seeking OPEN Government Data Act signed into law

The federal government produces one hell of a lot of data, but despite desultory lurches towards usability there's little guarantee that it's availab...

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The Square Off chess board melds the classical with the robotic

CES crowds can be tough — especially toward the end of the week. You’re physically and emotionally drained, and you’re pretty sure you’ve seen everything the consumer...

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The Epic emote debate: all the news about Fortnite’s ongoing dance lawsuits

So you think you can copyright a dance? Continue reading…...

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Verizon adds free Apple Music to its pricier unlimited data plans

Verizon has announced it is going to start including Apple Music in two of its unlimited phone plans, as first reported by 9to5Mac. An Apple Music subscription normally...

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Alien Life May Exist on Large Planet 30T Miles from Earth: Researchers

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Verizon waiving some fees for fed workers hurt by shutdown - CNET

Furloughed and unpaid workers won't have to pony up fees for late payments or agent assistance...

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US Now Says All Online Gambling Illegal, Not Just Sports Bets

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The U.S. Justice Department's decision that all internet gambling is illegal will cast a pall on the industry...

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YouTube’s guidelines now address dangerous pranks following Bird Box, Tide Pod challenges

YouTube has a new message for creators looking to participate in dangerous or potentially harmful stunts, like the Bird Box or Tide Pod stunts: don’t. The company rev...

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More Data Is Not Better and Machine Learning Is a Grind

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Sony A6400 touts improved autofocus and object tracking - CNET

But this $900 APS-C camera is the successor to the A6300, so there's no in-body image stabilization...

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Eugene the Egg, Instagram's most-liked photo: 'It's been incredible' - CNET

Don't crack up, but I had an email exchange with the record-setting Instagram egg...

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Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite for Apple and A24

The director and star of “Lost in Translation” are working together again, with Bill Murray starring alongside Rashida Jones in &am...

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Snap CFO Tim Stone Is Resigning

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How the new VR screen could end the smartphone

The only way to get more information from a smartphone screen is to bring the pixels closer to our eyes, with the device somehow mounted on our heads rather than holding it in...

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De-Suckafying Apple’s Butterfly Keyboard

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Snap’s new CFO is leaving after just 8 months

Tim Stone, who joined in May from Amazon, is leaving — and Snap doesn’t have a replacement. Snap CFO Tim Stone, who joined the company in May after nearl...

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Trump’s attorney general pick wants to investigate the Justice Department’s role in Big Tech

President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, said at his first confirmation hearing today that he would look into whether Silicon Valley social media...

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These are the 577 positions SpaceX is cutting at its headquarters in a major round of layoffs

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is laying off about 10% of its workforce. In a notice required by California law, the company said it's eliminati...

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Snap CFO Tim Stone is resigning

Snap CFO Tim Stone is leaving the company, according to documents Snap filed with the SEC today. This marks Snap’s second CFO departure in the last twelve mo...

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A Colombian I.T. Guy Helped U.S. Authorities Take Down El Chapo

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Broadway icon Carol Channing dies: 'One-of-a-kind inspiration to us all' - CNET

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Barbra Streisand, George Takei, Pee-Wee Herman, Bernadette Peters and more take to Twitter to honor the Hello Dolly star...

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China's moon lander sprouted a plant, but now it's dead - CNET

The Chang'e 4 lander's biosphere habitat hosted a short-lived cotton-growing experiment...

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The Sims gets its own in-game Alexa-style assistant, Lin-Z

There’s nothing like The Sims to log off from reality for a bit. Getting away from the increasingly ubiquitous world of smart assistants, on the other hand, is a different m...

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Snap is losing its CFO after less than a year, and the stock is plummeting (SNAP)

Tim Stone, the CFO of Snapchat parent company Snap Inc., is quitting. Stone, who came to Snap from Amazon, only took the job in May 2018. He is walking away from most of a $...

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Snapchat's parent company is losing its CFO after less than a year, and the stock is plummeting (SNAP)

Tim Stone, the CFO of Snapchat parent company Snap, is quitting. On Tuesday, the exec notified the beleaguered messaging app company of his intention to quit "to...

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As a dedicated Business Insider reader, we’d like to invite you to join our BI Insiders Panel, an exclusive online community of Business Insider readers! Her...

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Box hires former SAP exec as Chief Information Security Officer

Box announced today that it has hired Lakshmi Hanspal to be the company’s new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). She boasts 20 years of security expe...

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Someone built a computer inside a mouse, and it's super cute - CNET

It may not be highly functional, but it is highly adorable...

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A new cryptojacking tactic involving Wikipedia and downloaded movie files

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Firefox 69 Will Disable Adobe Flash Plugin by Default

Mozilla will take the next major step in disabling support for the Adobe Flash plugin later this year when it releases Firefox 69. From a report: Firefox 69 will be Mozilla&am...

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How to reduce the file size of large background images by over 93%

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Roku defends hosting Infowars

Roku says it will continue to host Alex Jones’ conspiracy-theory channel Infowars despite public outcry, stating that the company doesn’t “curate or censor based o...

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The best stuff you can get for under $30 - CNET

Have some spare gift cards? Just looking to treat yourself? Here are some great ideas that won't break the bank...

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Apple’s battery cases return for the iPhone XS and XR

There’s no shortage of iPhone cases out there, of course. But for those who absolutely must have Apple’s stamp on their accessories, the company just dropped a couple of o...

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The 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Trailer Raises Some Questions

Think Peter Parker got dusted for good in 'Infinity War'? Think again...

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Security Alert: Ethereum Constantinople Postponement

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Apple has finally released a battery case for the latest iPhones, and it costs $129 (AAPL)

Apple released battery cases for iPhone models that were released in 2018, including the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.  They come in black and whit...

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Twitter’s de-algorithmizing ‘sparkle button’ rolls out on Android

After launching on iOS, Twitter is giving Android users the ability to easily switch between seeing the reverse-chronological “latest tweets&#822...

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Avengers: Endgame countdown hits 100 days, so here are some wild theories - CNET

After Infinity War was released, we made some guesses about what might happen next...

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NBC says it may eventually pull 'The Office' off Netflix to fuel its own streaming service

NBCUniversal will launch its own ad-supported streaming service in 2020. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke told The Wall Street Journal that the company could consider moving &...

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Twitter brings the reverse-chronological feed to Android

Twitter brought its traditional reverse-chronological timeline back to iOS last month, and now the optional feature is available to Android users in a new update. It’s...

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Apple now makes smart battery cases for the iPhone XS and XR - CNET

For a chunk of change -- and a battery bulge -- you'll get some more power...

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Japan’s robot hotel lays off half the robots after they created more work for humans

It turns out that even robots are having a tough time holding down a job. Japan’s Henn-na “Strange” Hotel has laid off half its 243 robots after they created more...

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The dealmaker behind one of the most active marijuana VCs breaks down how he picks what companies to invest in

The dealmaker behind one of the most active marijuana venture capital funds describes his outlook for the industry in 2019. Canopy Rivers, the venture arm of Canopy Growth,...

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A $200 million marijuana VC breaks down how he picks what companies to invest in

The dealmaker behind one of the most active marijuana venture capital funds describes his outlook for the industry in 2019. Canopy Rivers, the venture arm of Canopy Growth,...

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Complex Math Made Simple with Engaging Animations

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August CEO on the smart home of the future

Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel chats with August CEO Jason Johnson about smart locks and the challenges of integrating various technologies within a smart home. They...

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NBC says it may eventually pull 'The Office' off Netflix to fuel its own streaming service, and other popular shows could follow

NBCUniversal will launch its own ad-supported streaming service in 2020. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke told The Wall Street Journal that the company could consider moving &...

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Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Sites on the web are going Material Design

Google today announced that it has started the long-expected rollout of its Material Design update for Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Sites, after first testing this update t...

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Netflix's price hike tells us a lot about its subscriber numbers, analyst says (NFLX)

Netflix announced its largest price increase for US subscribers on Tuesday. The company is set to report fourth-quarter earnings later this week. The price hike is a strong...

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Riding the RV revolution, Outdoorsy fuels up with $50 million in fresh funding

Outdoorsy is building for the road ahead. The three-year-old company, which connects customers with underused RVs and other trucks big enough to camp in overnight, just raised...

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Apple Replaced 11 Million iPhone Batteries in Its $29 Program

Apple's $29 battery replacement program may have seriously dinged sales of its 2018 iPhone models. From a report: The company replaced 11 million iPhone batteries...

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Apple launches $129 battery cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Apple has been rumored to be working on battery cases for its latest iPhone XR and XS models for a while, and today, seemingly out of nowhere, the company has made those...

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Media companies are embracing voice assistants, but worry they're giving up too much control to Amazon and Google

Dear Readers, After a short hiatus, we're back! Welcome to the first edition of BI’s new Advertising and Media Insider newsletter. We&am...

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The year of voice, Gillette's #MeToo ad, Amazon's influencers

Dear Readers, Welcome to the first edition of BI’s new Media and Advertising newsletter. We’ve replaced our daily digest with a weekly vers...

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Sony A6400 touts real-time animal eye-tracking autofocus - CNET

But this $900 APS-C camera is the successor to the A6300, so there's no in-body image stabilization...

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Forza Horizon 4 removes dance emotes at the center of ongoing Fortnite copyright lawsuits

Microsoft-owned Turn 10 Studios, which develops the Forza series of racing games for Xbox and PC, today announced it would be removing two controversial dance emotes fro...

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Consumption of a dark roast coffee blend reduces DNA damage in humans

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GBatteries [YC14] let you charge your car as quickly as visiting the pump

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Mozilla shutters Firefox’s Test Pilot program

Mozilla today announced that it is closing the Firefox Test Pilot program. For the last three years, Test Pilot was Mozilla’s project to trial some of its mo...

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Apple Maps gooses DuckDuckGo in search privacy partnership - CNET

The maps that show up on iPhones are now used on the privacy-first search engine, too...

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The Subversive, Delectable Fun of Troye Sivan's "Lucky Strike"

Not to make this about politics or walls or borders or displacement, but the Australian pop singer's new song is all about politics and walls and borders and disp...

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Nike has revealed a futuristic new self-lacing sneaker that's half the price of its original model as it charts a course for 'footwear to firmware' (NKE)

Nike revealed a new shoe called the Nike Adapt BB on Tuesday.  The shoe features the next generation of Nike's EARL self-lacing technology, as we...

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Polk will have the first sound bar to support Alexa multiroom - CNET

Polk's Command Bar arrives early to the whole-home Alexa party...

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A man allegedly shipped a package with more than a pound of meth to Apple’s Grand Central Station store in New York and was arrested when he tried to pick it up (AAPL)

Richard Dean Desain, a 32-year-old from Los Angeles, was arrested on July 9, 2018, after he allegedly tried to pick up a package of crystal methamphetamine that had arrived...

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Twitter wants to make it easier to have conversations. And it’s asking for your help.

Can a new set of product features change the way people communicate online? Twitter is a great service for reading the news. It’s not so great for interacting with oth...

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