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Save Big On Refurbished Sonos Speakers, Starting At $119

8 minutes ago   |   Android Headlines

Sonos is selling refurbished speakers once again. The company isn't always selling refurbished speakers, since people love their speakers so much that there aren't many...
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Taking Steps to Maximize Privacy While Covering the Lack of It

24 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter who has delved into issues of online privacy, is “under no illusions” that protecting our digital selves is fully possible.
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Female voice assistants promote sexist attitudes toward women, UN says - CNET

50 minutes ago   |   CNET

Default voices reinforce the stereotype of women being "obliging, docile and eager-to-please helpers," says a United Nations report.
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Citi Bikes can now be rented through the Lyft app

Citi Bikes can now be rented through the Lyft app

56 minutes ago   |   The Verge

In July 2018, Lyft announced that it was buying Motivate, the largest bike-share operator in the US, including Citi Bike in New York City. At the time, it was seen as a major...
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How far can a viral tweet get you? Be careful what you wish for

58 minutes ago   |   The Guardian   |   3 articles

Adam Koszary's ‘absolute unit' sheep led to a job at Tesla, but his new boss, Elon Musk, has had less social media success - with one missive landing him in court Twitter is a...
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Google Admits To Mishandling Some Passwords For 14 Years

1 hour ago   |   Android Headlines

For years, Google managed to avoid major security slip-ups, having nurtured the reputation of a tech giant that does a relatively decent job at keeping your data safe, even...
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Over 200 PS4 Games On Sale, PS Plus Members Get Twice The Discount

1 hour ago   |   GameSpot   |   2 articles

The PlayStation Store's Totally Digital Sale continues this week with markdowns on PS4 games like Dead Cells , Dragon Ball FighterZ , and Superhot VR. Plus, more game deals...
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Why putting googly eyes on robots makes them inherently less threatening

1 hour ago   |   Engadget

At the start of 2019, supermarket chain Giant Food Stores announced it would begin operating customer assisting robots - collectively dubbed Marty - in 172 locations across the...
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One of these models doesn't exist

1 hour ago   |   Engadget

Virtual humans are gradually scaling the uncanny valley, and like artificial intelligence, they're coming for our jobs. A case in point is Imma, a digital Instagram model who...
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These startups are locating in SF and Africa to win in global fintech

1 hour ago   |   TechCrunch

To become a global fintech player, locate your company in San Francisco and Africa. That's the approach of payments company Flutterwave, digital lending startup Mines , and...
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The case against Huawei, explained

The case against Huawei, explained

This morning, ARM announced that it was cutting ties with Huawei, in the interest of “complying with all of the latest regulations set forth by the U.S. government.” It's a... Read more ...

US could blacklist up to five Chinese surveillance firms

US could blacklist up to five Chinese surveillance firms

Following the recent executive order that banned US firms from doing business with Huawei , the US is now considering adding up to five Chinese firms specializing in video... Read more ...

Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 just got a lot more useful

Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 just got a lot more useful

Of all the gaming features present in Windows 10, the Xbox Game Bar doesn't seem to get a lot of attention. There are, after all, a lot of programs that can capture screenshots... Read more ...

Star Wars' Knights Of Ren Return In Episode 9: The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars' Knights Of Ren Return In Episode 9: The Rise Of Skywalker

The hugely anticipated Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is set to feature a variety of new characters alongside the series' regular cast. One villainous group that... Read more ...

Google is updating its mobile search design to highlight a website's name...

Google is updating its mobile search design to highlight a website's name and favicon

Google is introducing some noticeable changes to how it displays mobile search results, meant to better highlight the source behind each link. Mobile search results will soon... Read more ...

Apple WWDC 2019 keynote invites are out: Here's what we expect

Apple WWDC 2019 keynote invites are out: Here's what we expect

Apple's WWDC 2019 keynote invitations have dropped, and all eyes are on the annual developer event to see the latest updates for iOS and macOS - and just in case some new... Read more ...

Qualcomm suffers defeat in FTC antitrust battle

Qualcomm suffers defeat in FTC antitrust battle

US court rules that firm 'strangled' competition in the modem market Read more ...

Amazon shareholders vote down proposals on facial recognition and climate change

Amazon shareholders vote down proposals on facial recognition and climate change

Amazon shareholders have voted down proposals meant to curb sales of the company's controversial facial recognition tool and to limit its carbon output. The proposals, which... Read more ...

Google is facing its first GDPR probe from Irish privacy regulators

Google is facing its first GDPR probe from Irish privacy regulators

Google is the subject of its first GDPR probe from Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner , Reuters is reporting. It's the first major standoff between the company and its lead... Read more ...

Mobile Version Of League Of Legends Reportedly In The Works

Mobile Version Of League Of Legends Reportedly In The Works

Reuters is reporting via multiple sources that U.S.-based developer Riot Games ( which has been under the spotlight recently for ignominious reasons ) is working with its... Read more ...