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Watch ‘High Resolution,’ a video series about design

By | 2017-03-10T10:03:42+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Jared Erondu is a host of High Res. Bobby Ghoshal Contributor Bobby Ghoshal is a host of High Res. Ever wonder how design has helped drive success for businesses like Airbnb, Facebook, Slack and IBM? How about how their teams are structured? How they operate? What their processes look like? High Resolution is bringing clarity to

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Done with Uber? Here are some alternatives

By | 2017-03-10T08:51:22+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Android|

I have to admit I’m pretty reliant on Uber. With a sub par public transportation system, the ridesharing app makes it significantly easier to find my way around San Francisco. Apart from the occasional delay or aggressive driver, the service has been pretty dependable overall. But like many users, as evidenced by the “delete Uber” social

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Google’s Cloud Platform improves its free tier and adds always-free compute and storage services

By | 2017-03-10T07:47:48+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Google today quietly launched an improved always-free tier and trial program for its Cloud Platform. The free tier, which now offers enough power to run a small app in Google’s cloud, is offered in addition to an expanded free trial program (yep — that’s all a bit confusing). This free trial gives you $300 in credits that

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Astro raises an $8 million Series A for its AI-powered email solution for teams

By | 2017-03-10T06:45:51+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Android|

On the surface, Astro, launching its public beta today, is a nifty but not completely necessary email client that combines machine intelligence and a bot interface to improve workflows and increase the signal to noise ratio of mail for power users. But the real story is that the startup, backed with a new $8

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The Kairos Society, an organization for young entrepreneurs, has raised its own venture fund

By | 2017-03-10T05:36:47+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Android|

The Kairos Society isn’t just trying to bring the next generation of entrepreneurs together — it’s investing in their companies, too. The organization today announced a seed fund called Kairos Society Ventures, and the portfolio already includes Abaris (which offers a private-sector alternative to social security), Brazilian education startup Me Salva, Colombian transporation

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Nokia 3, 5, and 3310 land in the UK in May

By | 2017-03-10T05:50:03+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

If you're in the UK and anxious to get your hands on one of those new Nokia phones, this is for you. Well known retailer Carphone Warehouse has already announced that it will be exclusively selling the Nokia 6 (including the Arte Black edition) in the UK, but now it looks like that

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Snap opens second Spectacles pop-up shop in Venice, LA

By | 2017-03-09T23:28:25+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

Snap today took another step on its quest to truly become the “camera company” it says it is. Following the November 21st launch and subsequent February 20th close of its NYC pop-up shop, it’s now opening a temporary store on the Venice boardwalk near its Los Angeles headquarters. Of course, would-be camera sunglasses buyers

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Google’s Compute Engine now offers machines with up to 64 CPU cores, 416GB of RAM

By | 2017-03-10T04:35:06+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Google is doubling the maximum number of CPU cores developers can use with a single virtual machine on its Compute Engine service from 32 to 64. These high-power machines are now available in beta across all of Google’s standard configurations and as custom machine types, which allow you to select exactly how many cores and memory you want.

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Twitter tests a feature that warns users of profiles with ‘potentially sensitive content’

By | 2017-03-09T23:11:17+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Social|

Twitter confirmed it’s testing a new feature that flags users’ profiles as potentially including “sensitive content.” When you click on one of these profiles from a link on Twitter, or if you visit the profile’s web page directly, you won’t be immediately shown the users’ tweets. Instead, a warning message displays, reading “Caution: This profile

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At least Facebook’s unfair Instant Articles now let sites show more ads

By | 2017-03-09T22:16:46+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

Facebook’s Instant Articles were always a bad deal for news outlets. While quick to load so they drove more readers, the hosted-on-Facebook mobile web format sterilized the design of publishers and severely limited how many ads and other business-critical units they could display. Publishers need paying subscribers, event attendees and loyal daily readers, but

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