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By: Thuy Ong

Facebook has announced two new updates that will limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed. The posts being targeted are those that have fake video play buttons embedded into an image, and videos of a static image. Facebook’s...

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By: Andrew Liptak

Marvel’s The Defenders begins streaming tomorrow on Netflix, but a new trailer has just hit the web, showing off plenty of new footage of the team in action, teasing the nature of the threat that they face. The first trailer for the show...

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By: Megan Farokhmanesh

HBO’s last few weeks have been filled with hacks and leaks of scripts, episodes of shows like Game of Thrones, and personal information of the cast and crew. Now, it appears that hacker group OurMine took over the company’s social media...

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By: Tom Warren

Apple is adding an easy way to quickly disable Touch ID in iOS 11. A new setting, designed to automate emergency services calls, lets iPhone users tap the power button quickly five times to call 911. This doesn’t automatically dial the emergency...

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By: Ashley Carman

Bing.com, Microsoft's search engine, always features an image on its homepage. It changes every day. Today, Bing is displaying the gorgeous beach on Brač Island in Croatia. Seriously, this beach is dreamy: Bing Right? So nice....

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By: Andrew Webster

Neon pink-and-green Joy-Con controllers are finally coming to North America — but you’ll have to head to Walmart to grab some. Today, Nintendo announced a new bundle for its Switch console, which comes packed with a digital copy of multiplayer...

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By: Chris Welch

The Essential Phone is nearing shipment, and today company founder Andy Rubin published a blog post clearly meant to make customers feel confident with buying into a completely new and unproven electronics brand. He laid out Essential’s principles ...

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By: Paul Miller

About a month ago, my colleague Dan Seifert admitted on Twitter that he basically does not understand me as a person: i will never understand the fascination with watching other people play video games— me, an idiot (@dcseifert) July 18,...

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By: Andrew J. Hawkins

The last time a total solar eclipse crossed the US coast to coast, there were only 6.2 million registered motor vehicles in the entire country, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Automobiles were still a relatively new fad in...

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By: Tom Warren

Microsoft is testing out its new Skype mobile interface in a desktop preview of the company’s communication app. The new radical Skype mobile design debuted back in June, and the reception hasn’t been positive. Despite that, Microsoft wants to...

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Thurrott
By: Brad Sams

Skype is releasing a beta for their modern app that brings the mobile UI to the desktop but it's not as bad as you think. The post Microsoft Brings Skype’s Mobile UI to the Desktop And It’s All My Fault appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Noah Berlatsky

The latest trailer for Netflix’s Defenders series is a startling change of tone for the MCU. The new superteam strips to skimpy speedos and battles giant gnomes in the name of feminism. Extradimensional robots play chess for the future of the...

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By: Ashley Carman

Nearly three months after it first started rolling out, Comcast has now officially completed its release of Xfinity Mobile. The mobile phone service is available in all of Comcast's service areas, both through retail stores and online at...

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If you're using Comcast's Xfinity internet service anywhere in the US, you can now get on the company's Xfinity Mobile service, too. Just over four months after it was first revealed, Comcast has completed the rollout of the service...

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By: Andrew Webster

The beautiful fantasy realm of Skyrim could soon adorn your walls. Today, game-focused art gallery Cook & Becker announced its latest series, which explores The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, with concept art featuring everything from elaborate elven...

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice. But it turns...

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By: Andrew Webster

There I was, sweaty and tired, having just scrambled my way up a dangerously steep rock face. As soon as I reached the top of the cliff I forgot about the trouble it took to get there: because, my god, that view. Lush green forest that seems to...

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By: Thuy Ong

Asus has revealed new phones from its Zenfone 4 line: the ZenFone 4, ZenFone Max, ZenFone 4 Max Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, and ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro. Whew, that’s a mouthful! The models and specs were leaked last week on the Taiwanese company’s...

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By: Jacob Kastrenakes

Sprint is now taking preorders for the Essential Phone, and it’s offering subscribers a pretty good perk to jump on it early: a discount of about $260. Naturally, Sprint being a phone carrier, all kinds of confusing terms and conditions apply...

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Cnet
By: Alfred Ng

The exclusive carrier for Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is offering an 18-month plan to pay for the $700 phone.

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Phandroid
By: Joe Fedewa

The long-awaited launch day for the Essential Phone is finally...almost here. Sprint, the exclusive US retail carrier for the phone, and Essential have announced that pre-orders are now open for the Black Moon model.

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 The Essential Phone has arrived, a bit later than originally announced. The first smartphone from the new company founded by Android creator Andy Rubin is now available to order, via Essential’s own site, Best Buy, and Sprint. The phone...

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By: Dieter Bohn

Intuitive design is safe design Continue reading…

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By: Angela Chen

Serious whiskey drinkers insist that it tastes better on the rocks — that is, diluted with a little water — and, with the help of computer simulations, scientists now know why. The distinctive taste of whiskey is largely caused by a molecule...

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

Newton Mail, a multi-platform email app that’s been available on Mac, iOS, and Android, is finally reaching the last major platform it had yet to be offered on: Windows 10. Aside from, you know, being offered on Windows, there’s not much else...

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By: Vlad Savov

Much like politicians, tech company CEOs are nowadays expected to take a position on the big social issues facing their country, and Apple boss Tim Cook has been the latest to join the fray with an email sent to all global employees of the company...

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There are plenty of good third-party Windows email apps out there, but not many of them work across all the platforms you might use. If you're the type of person who jumps between macOS and Windows, Newton (formerly CloudMagic) might be worth a ...

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Cnet
By: Michelle Starr

Cook says in a note to employees that he disagrees with the president that Nazis are on the same level as those who oppose them.

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The Apple CEO sent an email to employees about the events that took place in Charlottesville over the weekend that saw one woman killed at a white supremacist rally, reports Buzzfeed. In the email, Cook said “hate is a cancer” and that ...

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By: Ashley Carman

Kickstarter is coming to Japan on September 13th. The company confirmed the date in an emailed announcement today and said interested creators should email japan@kickstarter.com. Although people from Japan could always back a project, or launch...

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By: Alessandra Potenza

Some galaxies wander the cosmos, tentacles extending like hungry jellyfish — and now scientists have found active supermassive black holes at the center of six of them. Those unbelievably huge black holes are gobbling up lots of gas, and what...

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By: Thuy Ong

Do you find yourself mindlessly tapping away sometimes? How cool would it be if you could tap any physical object and produce different sounds? That’s the aim of a set of wearable rings named Specdrums (currently raising money on Kickstarter)...

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By: Thuy Ong

An anonymous in-house chatroom at Facebook that had become a “hub” for Donald Trump supporters was closed last year by the company after comments made on the forum disturbed management, according to several reports. The forum, called FB Anon,...

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Cnet
By: Andrew Morse

The social network closed the message board, which was popular with Donald Trump supporters, shortly after the election.

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The internal company forum was called Facebook Anon, and it was created in May 2015 as a way for employees to freely discuss subjects about the Facebook workplace. However, the forum soon became a hub for political discussions and was increasingly...

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Fortune
By: David Meyer

Outward-facing Facebook has always banned anonymity.

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Facebook dismantled a popular anonymous discussion board for employees last year that had become a forum for conservative political debate that sometimes degenerated into racist or sexist comments.

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By: Andrew Webster

A new lead provides the blueprint for Uncharted’s future Continue reading…

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By: Vlad Savov

The V30, LG’s next flagship-class phone, is set for an official debut in two weeks’ time, but that’s not stopping it from making public appearances already. And that’s all to the good, because the phone looks to be a very attractive...

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By: Sam Byford

Crackdown 3, the long-awaited open-world action game that was set to be released alongside the Xbox One X on November 7th, has been delayed until spring of next year. The decision leaves Microsoft without a major Xbox-exclusive title launching...

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By: Dani Deahl

Numark has just announced its newest piece of DJ hardware — the DJ2G02 — and it’s the smallest full-featured DJ controller on the market. Designed to fit across a standard laptop, the DJ2G02 is built to not take up any additional space during...

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By: Nick Statt

Apple has disabled its payments system on websites that sell white supremacist and Nazi-themed merchandise, according to a report from BuzzFeed News. The move, which follows the violent white nationalist attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia this...

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Apple has suspended support for Apple Pay on a handful of websites selling white-supremacy clothing and accessories, joining a cascade of technology companies currently cutting off hate groups online. Apple Pay no longer works on at least two...

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Cnet
By: Steven Musil

Payments giants disable support for sites that promote hate or sell items glorifying white supremacists.

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The company has cut off support for Apple Pay on three white supremacist websites that sell hate-related merchandise. The websites in question sold “sweaters with Nazi logos, T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase ‘White Pride,’...

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Cnet
By: Michelle Starr

Cook says in a note to employees that he disagrees with the president that Nazis are on the same level as those who oppose them.

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TheVerge
By: Vlad Savov

Much like politicians, tech company CEOs are nowadays expected to take a position on the big social issues facing their country, and Apple boss Tim Cook has been the latest to join the fray with an email sent to all global employees of the company...

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The Apple CEO sent an email to employees about the events that took place in Charlottesville over the weekend that saw one woman killed at a white supremacist rally, reports Buzzfeed. In the email, Cook said “hate is a cancer” and that ...

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The post-Charlottesville crackdown on internet hate speech is expanding at a very rapid pace. Squarespace, the web design and hosting service, has revealed to The Verge that it's removing a "group of sites" for violating its policy...

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By: Colin Lecher

Squarespace says it will begin dropping some websites from its service, apparently following in the footsteps of several tech companies that have distanced themselves from organizations that produce racist and white supremacist content. Squarespace...

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Fast Company
By: Alex Pasternack

For Cloudflare, long steadfast in its neutrality, the decision about one site was simple, said the CEO: “the people behind the Daily Stormer are assholes and I’d had enough.” Squarespace and Cloudflare are the latest digital...

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The post-Charlottesville crackdown on internet hate speech is expanding at a very rapid pace. Squarespace, the web design and hosting service, has revealed to The Verge that it's removing a "group of sites" for violating its policy...

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Arstechnica
By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge (credit: Squarespace) Some tech companies that provide hosting, domain, and CDN services to many of the most prominent hate groups are now re-evaluating those decisions in the wake of recent far-right violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. ...

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The company has cut off support for Apple Pay on three white supremacist websites that sell hate-related merchandise. The websites in question sold “sweaters with Nazi logos, T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase ‘White Pride,’...

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Cnet
By: Steven Musil

Payments giants disable support for sites that promote hate or sell items glorifying white supremacists.

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Apple has suspended support for Apple Pay on a handful of websites selling white-supremacy clothing and accessories, joining a cascade of technology companies currently cutting off hate groups online. Apple Pay no longer works on at least two...

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By: Nick Statt

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence today regarding the violent attacks in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend and the ongoing conversation around hosting hate groups online. In a message posted on Facebook, Zuckerberg said the company...

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Cnet
By: Richard Nieva

Following violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, the social network's CEO also condemns neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

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Mashable
By: Karissa Bell

We can now add Mark Zuckerberg to the growing list of CEOs and public figures who have weighed in on the events of Charlottesville. Writing in a Facebook post Wednesday, the CEO said white supremacists and neo-Nazis are a "disgrace," while...

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Billboard
By: Lauren Huff

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is vowing to take down hate speech from his social media platform in light of the deadly white supremacist...

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By: Paul Miller

I'm not afraid of the future. When the robots come for me, I'm not going to cower in fear, I'm going to be chilling with my Cinera, experiencing IMAX-like immersion from the comfort of an oversized personal theater headset attached to an articulated ...

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By: Russell Brandom

This afternoon, the Russian relaunch of Daily Stormer disappeared, just as the original site disappeared on Tuesday. With that disappearance, the web’s most notorious neo-Nazi website was no longer available anywhere on the conventional web. The...

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By: Lizzie Plaugic

Spotify has removed several bands classified as “hate bands” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), according to a report from Billboard. The decision comes one day after Digital Music News published a list of 37 white supremacist musicians...

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You can add Spotify to the growing list of companies taking a stand against hateful, racist content. In the last few days we've seen Google and GoDaddy cancel a white supremacist website domain, Facebook and Reddit ban hate groups, Discord shut ...

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Billboard
By: Billboard Staff

Spotify says it has removed an array of white-supremacist acts from its streaming service that had been flagged as racist "hate bands" by...

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The white supremacist website Daily Stormer keeps popping up, and like a bad game of whack-a-mole, the internet keeps trying to rid itself of the stain. Web hosting company GoDaddy dumped the domain itself, and even though the neo-nazi site briefly...

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The New York Times
By: CHRISTINA CARON and...

A comedian filed a defamation lawsuit against the white supremacist website, which briefly returned from exile with a Russian domain name.

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Cnet
By: Dara Kerr

Following violence in Charlottesville, accounts affiliated with the neo-Nazi website are "suspended" on the social media platform.

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Tech Crunch
By: Natasha Lomas

 Following the violent far right demonstrations in Charlottesville at the weekend, another two web services companies have terminated their business relationships with the Nazi propaganda website, The Daily Stormer. Read More

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Fortune
By: Verne Kopytoff

Twitter joins a long list of companies.

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After being rejected by both GoDaddy and Google, neo-Nazi publication The Daily Stormer resurfaced today with a Russian domain extension. As Vox reports, Stormer's efforts to secure a Chinese hosting service (DailyStormer.wang) were cut short,...

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Cnet
By: Steven Musil

Internet security provider pulls its protection after claims it was secretly supporting the neo-Nazi site's ideology.

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Arstechnica
By: Timothy B. Lee

Matthew Prince, cofounder and chief executive officer of CloudFlare. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) All week, the infamous hate site Daily Stormer has been battling to stay online in the face of a concerted social media...

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Arstechnica
By: Timothy B. Lee

Enlarge / Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince at a 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt conference in London. (credit: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for TechCrunch) Until recently, CloudFlared prided itself on its unwavering commitment to free speech. Even when he was ...

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By: Shannon Liao

Schlage is adding Android compatibility to one of its Bluetooth-enabled smart locks. Google Play is getting the Schlage Sense app, which was previously limited to iOS. Schlage also just announced the Sense Wi-Fi Adapter, which will allow both iOS...

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By: Sean O'Kane

Google is testing a light version of its Search app meant for areas with poor or slow internet connections, according to Android Police. The app is currently only available in the Play Store in Indonesia. Photo: Android Police ...

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By: Jacob Kastrenakes

Attention has turned to hate groups and the way they organize and spread online after a woman was killed during an attack on people protesting white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia. Following the attack, major web companies began changing or...

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

Google products like Maps and search more or less exist, on a basic level, to answer questions. So it kind of makes sense that Google is adding a Q&A feature to results in Maps and search to make those questions easier to answer. ...

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Mashable
By: Molly Sequin

Google announced today the addition of a "Questions & answers" section in Google Maps for Android and mobile Search.  SEE ALSO: Google quietly released a killer new feature in Google Maps The new feature will be pretty easy to use. Just...

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Tech Crunch
By: Frederic Lardinois

 Google is launching a new feature for Google Maps for Android and mobile search today: question and answers. I’m sure it won’t come as a surprise when I tell you that this feature allows you to ask questions about a place and...

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By: Dani Deahl

A new palm-sized body cam called Shonin has launched on Kickstarter, positioning itself as a security device (as opposed to other wearable cameras like FrontRow meant for capturing “experiences”). The camera, which can be attached either by a...

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By: Kirsten Korosec

Somewhere between the 14th and 15th floors in a concrete stairwell, Bryan Salesky pauses, searching for the right words to explain his mission for the foreseeable future. He wants to give cars the eyes, ears, and brains they need to operate without...

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By: Andrew J. Hawkins

Uber is testing a new feature that gives some of its drivers more of a say where they pick up and drop off passengers, according to Quartz. The ride-hail company is piloting something it calls a “drop-off area filter,” which would allow drivers...

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By: Sarah Jeong

You can’t fix something by ignoring it Continue reading…

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By: Ashley Carman

Twitter is trying to make it easier for users to find content relevant to their interests. The company confirmed in a statement to Buzzfeed today that it's now sorting tweets by topic in the Explore tab, regardless of whether you're following these...

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By: Tom Warren

HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones, is revealing the company’s first Nokia-branded Android flagship phone today. The new Nokia 8 will be available in early September across Europe, priced at 599 euros...

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Mashable
By: Gianluca Mezzofiore

Nokia is betting big with its first flagship phone.  SEE ALSO: Nokia's flagship smartphone to be announced on Aug. 16 As a series of leaks previously reported, the Nokia 8, just released by Finnish startup HMD, is a seriously impressive,...

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By: Alessandra Potenza

Scientists have discovered a new way for tiny pieces of plastic to move around the ocean: through the poop and snot made by a peculiar sea creature that’s half the size of your hand. The new research shows the important role that small, unassuming ...

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By: Bryan Bishop

One of the highlights of last month’s San Diego Comic-Con was HBO’s Westworld: The Experience. The half-hour attraction gave small groups of guests the opportunity to visit the offices of Delos, Inc., the fictional company behind the Westworld...

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By: Megan Farokhmanesh

It’s hard to pinpoint what, exactly, The Defenders stand for. Good and justice in the world, obviously, since they’re superheroes. And then… what else? If past Marvel shows like Jessica Jones are an instrument, delicately tuned for individual...