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HTC’s next phone will be squeezable
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 Squeeze for the Brilliant U. 05.16.2017 https://t.co/89OuHXbBlt pic.twitter.com/jLaeFD2wMW — HTC (@htc) April 20, 2017 HTC has confirmed rumors that its upcoming new smartphone — the U — will be squeezable. That doesn’t mean the Taiwanese firm is about to ship a rubber device. Rather, the phone’s metal frame will include embedded sensors that enable its owner… Read More






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Alibaba’s Ant Financial takes control of HelloPay to extend its reach in Southeast Asia
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 Another day, another deal to widen the reach of Ant Financial, the fintech-focused Alibaba affiliate. This week, Ant Financial announced that it is picking up HelloPay, the payments firm attached to Lazada, which Alibaba bought a major share in for $1 billion last year. HelloPay was founded in November 2014 by Lazada to develop payment services […]






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Dissertation writing services
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People can imagine how cumbersome it can get to complete a dissertation for academic purpose. It is easier said than done, when it comes to concisely noting down your thoughts. This is when a professional service can be of profound importance as they can provide with accurately written material in a given time frame. Possibly, […]






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Facebook’s augmented future could involve brain implants, but it’s not ‘1984’ yet
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 Facebook’s augmented reality future may be taking the form of selfie filters today, but in the future the company wants to let you interact with the world only by using your brain. Regina Dugan, who leads Facebook’s Building 8 group, gave a remarkable marketing spiel on the company’s efforts in shaping the future of human-computer interaction and imagining […]






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Twitter is reviewing whether to store some user data in Russia
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 Twitter is considering localizing the storage of some of its Russian users’ personal data in order to comply with data localization laws, TechCrunch has learned. Read More






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Facebook wants to help you hear through your skin
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 During the last keynote at Facebook’s F8 conference, Regina Dugan, leader of the enigmatic “Building 8” frontier research group, explained that an internal team is exploring ways that humans could utilize their skin to hear. Don’t worry, this sounds just as crazy to me as it does to you, but whenever a company with a […]






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Microsoft to shut down Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do
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 Microsoft acquired the popular mobile to do list application Wunderlist back in 2015, and now it’s preparing users for its eventual demise with the release of its new application “To-Do,” announced today. The new app was built by the team behind Wunderlist, and will bring in the favorite elements of that app in the months […]






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The world of Minority Report is about to be unlocked, and the key is inside your phone
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 Remember that scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise’s character walks into a Gap and an AI voice asks him if he’s still enjoying the trousers he bought last week? That vision was dreamt up by MIT consultants for the film many years ago, and as of today it would be entirely possible to reproduce, […]






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Planned Parenthood enrolls in 500 startups’ seed program
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 Planned Parenthood has been threatened repeatedly with defunding in several states since Trump became our 45th president. But has also, as a consequence, received a serious spike in donations (40 times its normal rate, according to the Guardian). The organization’s leaders are now looking to 500 startups’ seed program to help them capitalize on the […]






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