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Tech Crunch
By: Taylor Hatmaker
 Facing backlash on its handling of the officer-involved shooting death of Charleena Lyles, the Seattle Police Department will shut down its official Twitch channel. As GeekWire reports, the department started experimenting with community...
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In a bid to keep its creator community happy, Facebook announced that it's planning a whole new app just for them later this year. It's essentially a video creation app made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the same folks who...
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Mashable
By: Suzanne Ciechalski
You may finally be able to ditch your Finstagram for  good. Instagram is testing out "favorites," a whole new way of sharing photos with certain groups of people.  Basically, the feature allows users to have control over who sees specific...
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Phandroid
By: Ashley King
A new rumor suggests the LG V30 might feature a glass back in order to support wireless charging.
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Tech Crunch
By: Connie Loizos
 In May of last year, venture capitalist Justin Caldbeck of Binary Capital tweeted: “Big believers in ‘addition by subtraction’ for company culture. Bad apples impact others, and rest of team will thank you when they’re ...
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Tech Crunch
By: John Mannes
 Andrew Ng, the former chief scientist of Baidu, announced his next venture, Deeplearning.ai, with only a logo, a domain name and a footnote pointing to an August launch date. In an interesting twist, the Deeplearning.ai domain name appears to...
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Tech Crunch
By: Carl Anderson,Michael Li
 To be data-driven requires an overarching data culture that couples a number of elements, including high-quality data, broad access and data literacy and appropriate data-driven decision-making processes. In this article, we discuss some of...
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TheVerge
By: Rachel Becker
In a race to prevent future deadly pandemics, scientists are trying to pinpoint the animals and regions where the next Ebola or Zika might arise — before the viruses start harming people. But some experts argue that it makes more sense to look for ...
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Cnet
By: Chris Matyszczyk
Commentary: A video of business people donning VR headsets posted to Twitter by a homelessness charity in Australia makes many think of a painful dystopian future.
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Nike is the latest company to join the augmented reality craze. The sportswear giant has started using the tech to sell limited-edition kicks through its SNRKS app, with the system's first drop being the Nike SB Dunk High Pro...
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Tech Crunch
By: Matthew Lynley
 Walmart isn’t actively considering a bid for Whole Foods, which Amazon said it would purchase for $13.7 billion last week, according to a report by Reuters. If so, that would remove a major obstacle to Amazon’s bid to acquire the...
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Tech Crunch
By: Natasha Lomas
 Uber has seen a sharp drop in retention rates for new drivers in the U.S., according to analysis of the Uber driver app provided to TechCrunch by app analytics firm Apptopia. Read More
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If you were disappointed that you had to keep the $80 disc for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in your gaming rig to be able to play the better-reviewed Modern Warfare remaster, you're in luck. Publisher Activision has announced that it will...
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Cnet
By: Chris Cox
This trend has officially gone too far.
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Cnet
By: Lynn La
Not everything on Instagram is worth sharing to the world.
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Arstechnica
By: David Kravets
Alexandra Elbakyan. (credit: Alexandra Elbakyan) The operator of a searchable piracy site for scientific research papers has been ordered to pay $15 million as fallout from a US copyright infringement lawsuit brought by one of the world's leading...
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Arstechnica
By: Sean Gallagher
Enlarge / Hardly anyone is buying these. (credit: Crackberry) BlackBerry Ltd, the company that once led the world's "smartphone" market and ruled the corporate mobile e-mail world, posted its financials today for the most recent three months, and...
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Fortune
By: Aric Jenkins

It's easy to poke fun at, but Lyft Shuttle answers to a real need.

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Providing internet to remote users beyond the telecom grid has always been a difficult dream to realize. But as Trump assured supporters in Iowa yesterday that better rural broadband would get looped into his infrastructure plans, the ambition at...
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Thurrott
By: Paul Thurrott
Google is going to stop Scroogling its Gmail users: It will no longer scan email to generate personalized ads. The post Scroogled No More: Google Will Stop Scanning Gmail for Ads appeared first on Thurrott.com.
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TheVerge
By: Nick Statt

Google will stop its long-standing practice of scanning the contents of individual Gmail users for advertising purposes, according to a report from the Financial Times. The practice, something Google has done nearly since the launch of its email...

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Arstechnica
By: Ron Amadeo

Enlarge / Microsoft's description of Gmail scanning from the "Scroogled" ad campaign. (credit: Microsoft) Google has announced it will no longer scan e-mail messages for ad personalization. Previously, in the consumer version of Gmail, Google's...

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Cnet
By: Lynn La

The tech giant will stop combing through emails to tailor ads. But it’s not like they don’t have all your info anyway.

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Fortune
By: Jonathan Vanian

Google's cloud chief spearheaded the decision.

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Gmail is the de facto standard for personal email accounts, with more than more than 1.2 billion people using the free service. One criticism, however, is that Google scans your email for keywords so it can better target ads directly to you. Not...

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Tech Crunch
By: Frederic Lardinois

 Here’s a surprise announcement from Google: It will stop scanning the inboxes of Gmail’s free users for ad personalization at some point later this year. Google already doesn’t do this for business users who subscribe to its...

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Phandroid
By: Chris Chavez
The HTC U11 is said to have one of the best cameras on the market. We decided to put that to the test, pitting the phone against the Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel, and the iPhone 7.
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Arstechnica
By: Dan Goodin
Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia Commons/Maria Joner) In his final days as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama authorized a covert hacking operation to implant attack code in sensitive Russian networks. The revelation came in an...
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VentureBeat reported today that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung's most expensive model yet. The phone is expected to retail for €999 -- which should put it somewhere around $900 -- and will likely launch in late September....
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Tech Crunch
By: Lucas Matney

 Samsung is preparing to launch its most expensive smartphone yet this September, VentureBeat reports. Notably, this launch timeline for the Galaxy Note8 places it in the path of when the new iPhones will likely be revealed. The phone will...

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Cnet
By: Lynn La

If the rumors are true, the Note 8 will be Samsung’s most expensive Galaxy phone to date.

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Thurrott
By: Paul Thurrott
Microsoft has announced the set of updates it has delivered across its various Office 365 this month. As is often the case, it's a long list. The post June Updates for Office 365 Include Forms, Stream, More appeared first on Thurrott.com.
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Tech Crunch
By: Megan Rose Dickey
 In light of allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances, Binary Capital co-founder and managing Partner Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence, he said in a statement provided to TechCrunch, In his apology...
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Tech Crunch
By: Natasha Lomas

 Yesterday The Information reported on allegations made by half a dozen women working in the tech industry who say they have faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Justin Caldbeck, co-founder and...

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Arstechnica
By: Peter Bright
Enlarge / The Windows 10 S default wallpaper is a rather attractive simplified version of the Windows 10 default wallpaper. (credit: Microsoft) The major premise justifying Windows 10 S, the new variant of Windows 10 that can only install and run...
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Arstechnica
By: Beth Mole
Enlarge (credit: Getty | Chris Ryan) Alphabet Inc.'s Google has now added personal medical records to the list of things it’s willing to remove from search results upon request. Starting this week, individuals can ask Google to delete from...
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What's so compelling about Oliver Stone's recent four-part interview series with Vladimir Putin is probably not what the multi-Oscar-winning director intended. It's the same thing that makes his Snowden biopic its own sort of cipher...
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Instagram's algorithmic timeline is an abject failure if you actually want to see all of your friends' posts. As a way of seemingly admitting that, the photo-and-video-minded social network is testing a new feature called...
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TheVerge
By: Dani Deahl
Earlier this week, Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. Snapchat’s introduction video to Snap Map, seen above, focuses on sharing the location of posted Snaps to Our...
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Phandroid
By: Joe Fedewa
Previous leaks showed slim bezels, like on the Galaxy S8. But this seems to suggest the bezels could be even smaller.
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Phandroid
By: Andrew Myrick
The Archeer 25W Bluetooth Speaker is one of the best options regardless of price, as it offers great sound and a great design which is perfect for almost any situation.
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Cnet
By: Chris Cox
The roof of Chicago’s new Apple Store has been revealed. The real question is: Is it an Air or a Pro?
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Fortune
By: Lisa Marie Segarra

Apple has not said when the $27 million store will open

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China just shut down livestreaming on three major media platforms -- Weibo, the news site iFeng and the video website ACFUN. China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television sent notices to the companies ordering...
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Mashable
By: Bari Blitzer
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You know what they say: once you go smart you never go back. (People say that, right?) Welcome to the smart side, where technology does all the...
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Tech Crunch
By: Devin Coldewey
 If you’re anything like me, you spend a significant portion of the day wondering about the paths viruses take when they’re cruising around your internals. Luckily for us, a newly developed microscope from Duke researchers can show...
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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington
 SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 to orbit during its BulgariaSat-1 mission Friday. The launch reused a first stage booster first employed during an Iridium Communications mission in January of this year, after that Falcon 9 first...
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TheVerge
By: Sean O'Kane

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a recycled Falcon 9 rocket for the second time. The rocket’s first stage — the 14-story-tall core that houses the fuel and the rocket’s main engines — touched down on one of the company’s...

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Today, SpaceX will hopefully launch and land a Falcon 9 rocket that it's already flown to space. The launch window opens at 2:10 PM and lasts for two hours; launch time is currently scheduled for 3:10 PM ET. You can livestream the launch, with...

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Cnet
By: Ben Fox Rubin
Here's the full podcast and YouTube post-show from one of our favorite episodes this week.
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The Surface Pro is everything we've ever wanted from Microsoft's Surface line. It fixes the few remaining problems from the Surface Pro 4, a machine that I adored. And yet, it's far less exciting than its predecessors. It's the...
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Mashable
By: Molly Sequin
Amazon's Alexa is the personal secretary that can make us feel as powerful as Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But it's not always feasible to constantly be on your phone to stay connected when you leave the house. Thankfully, these are worries of the...
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TheVerge
By: Chaim Gartenberg
Last year, Google opened up a program called “Posts on Google,” which let big companies and celebrities feature content in a carousel in search results. And today, Google is opening that up to local businesses, allowing them to directly inject...
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Phandroid
By: Andrew Myrick
A new TENAA filing shows that the OnePlus 5 may be released with a new Gold color option, although there's no timetable as to when this would happen.
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Phandroid
By: Chris Chavez
HTC is expanding functionality of the Edge Sense feature on the HTC U11. Today they showed off some new abilities that are coming in a future update to the app.
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TheVerge
By: Chris Welch

HTC today released a video of some new features coming to Edge Sense, the headlining, squeeze-your-phone-to-do-something feature of its U11 smartphone. The examples shown include Google Maps (which automatically zooms in when you squeeze), Google...

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Phandroid
By: Joe Fedewa
Every week, hundreds of Android apps and games are submitted to the Play Store. If you’re not paying attention 24/7, it’s easy to miss some of the best stuff.
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Cnet
By: Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
In the not-too-distant future, 38 classic episodes of the movie-mocking show will be livestreaming.
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Cnet
By: Jeff Bakalar
Who else better to talk about Amazon's jaw-dropping purchase of Whole Foods than the man who covers the company for CNET? Ben Fox Rubin is back to share his thoughts on the deal and sticks around long enough to get an E3 2017 debriefing.
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Cnet
By: Joal Ryan
Who's going to kill who? Who's already dead? And who will ride the dragons?
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Arstechnica
By: Ars Staff
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we're back with a bunch of new deals to share before the weekend begins. Of note are two great deals priced at $499: you can get either a Dell XPS tower PC, complete with a Core i5...
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YouTube is having a pretty busy week. The Google-owned video site announced six new shows for its new Red Originals program, its YouTube TV initiative expands to ten new metropolitan markets in the US and its new VR180 technology aims to change the...

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