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Facebook hires former NYT public editor Liz Spayd to consult on transparency

By | 2017-08-26T08:36:25+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Facebook|

Facebook says it’s looking to become more open and transparent about its decisions, and it’s hired Liz Spayd, a former public editor of The New York Times, to consult on the process. The hire comes as Facebook — or at least, parts of Facebook — seems to be wrestling with its role in

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13 things drones are doing besides flying around your yard

By | 2017-08-26T01:46:52+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Gadgets|

Everyone who’s flown around a drone (or UAV, or multirotor, or what have you) knows that they’re a lot of fun. But they’re being used all over the world for more serious purposes — after all, an autonomous flying vehicle is a great place to start for all kinds of applications, from delivery

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Essential Phone begins shipping to customers

By | 2017-08-26T00:42:22+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

The Essential Phone started arriving in the hands of media and reviewers just last week, and as of today it’s now also shipping out to its first customers. Essential announced the news via its Twitter account, and told early buyers to keep an eye out for tracking info sent out via email. We're

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Xbox One X pre-orders are fastest selling ever for a Microsoft console

By | 2017-08-26T13:19:00+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Microsoft's Xbox One X is the most powerful gaming console ever created. It was initially unveiled in June, and it went on pre-order worldwide last Sunday night. It's only been five days since that moment, but the company is already announcing a milestone. As of now, the One X pre-orders are the fastest

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Google Chrome will soon allow permanent muting of websites

By | 2017-08-26T12:02:19+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

The development team behind Google Chrome for computers is working on a neat new feature. In the future, the browser will let you permanently mute any specific website. The switch making this possible is currently being experimented with in Chrome's Canary branch, which is the most cutting edge of them all. At the

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Pioneer AVH-2300NEX CarPlay and Android Auto in-car receiver review

By | 2017-08-26T00:43:37+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Gadgets|

CarPlay and Android Auto can only really be described as what you’d call a “slow burn.” They both debuted quite a few years ago, but getting access to them via first-party infotainment systems didn’t happen with the pace early adopters might be accustomed to. Luckily, a variety of third-party aftermarket in-car audio and

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Elon Musk’s brain interface startup Neuralink files $27M fundraise

By | 2017-08-26T12:52:38+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Elon Musk wants to connect your brain directly to a computer, and investors are ready to make that science fiction a reality. Musk’s startup Neuralink has raised the $26.96 million of a technically still-open funding round that could grow to $100 million, according to a new SEC filing. However, Musk himself tweets that

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Pishevar accuses Benchmark of leaking info about Uber

By | 2017-08-26T11:29:39+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Some Uber investors are demanding that the company inspect its records to find evidence of Benchmark Capital leaking confidential information to employees and others. On the heels of yesterday’s motion to intervene in the Benchmark lawsuit, lawyers for Uber investors Shervin Pishevar and Stephen Russell have submitted a “Rule 220 demand,” which we’ve obtained.

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Sherpa secures $2.3M to build AI-driven insurance platform tailored to individuals

By | 2017-08-26T10:28:34+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Price comparison websites for insurance products have been around for many years. However, typically, people buy from these based just on price, with zero customization based on the person. What’s required is a much more tailor-made service, changing the culture from strictly price-only focused to the “best cover for you.” That’s the pitch

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Black Girls Code says it turned down $125,000 from Uber

By | 2017-08-26T08:59:14+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Uber seems to be looking to make amends to the tech industry in light of its tumultuous year that kicked off with former engineer Susan Fowler’s allegations of sexual harassment and management issues at the company. Just yesterday, Uber offered $125,000 to Black Girls Code, but the organization turned it down, Black Girls

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