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ChitChat is Silicon Valley’s spammiest new app
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 It began shortly after lunch. The texts appeared, first a trickle. It wasn’t long before the deluge began in earnest. “A friend* added you on ChitChat,” they said. “Tap here … to get it,” they said. WTF is chitchat? — Willis F Jackson III (@wfjackson3) February 4, 2017 What ChitChat is I’m not prepared to say, as I refuse to […]






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Federal judge puts nationwide block on President Trump’s travel ban
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 President Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven countries could be over just one chaotic week after its hasty introduction. That’s because a federal judge from Seattle has obtained a restraining order which looks set to overrule the order with nationwide effect. The ruling came after U.S. states Washington and Minnesota filed legal action against the […]






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Crunch Report | Tech’s Rough Day on Wall Street
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Travis Kalanick quits the Trump advisory board, Domino’s updates its Facebook Messenger bot in time for the Super Bowl, GoPro and Amazon have a rough day on Wall Street and Medium plans to monetize. All this on Crunch Report. Read More






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Trump’s Gifts to Wall Street Threaten Retirees—and Robots
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Retirees who lost big in the 2008 financial crisis have good reason to worry about Trump’s new rollbacks of Wall Street regulations. So do the robots. The post Trump’s Gifts to Wall Street Threaten Retirees—and Robots appeared first on WIRED.






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What Time Is the Super Bowl On
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Super Bowl weekend is upon us. This week, the crew tackles the topic of sports on TV, on the internet, and in person. The post What Time Is the Super Bowl On appeared first on WIRED.






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The FCC OKs Streaming for Free—But Net Neutrality Will Pay
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Zero-rating lets internet and wireless providers exempt certain apps from counting towards your data. And the new GOP-controlled FCC says free is fine. The post The FCC OKs Streaming for Free—But Net Neutrality Will Pay appeared first on WIRED.






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Space Photos of the Week: Rotten Egg Nebula Makes a Stanky Mess
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Space photos of the week, January 29 — February 4, 2017. The post Space Photos of the Week: Rotten Egg Nebula Makes a Stanky Mess appeared first on WIRED.






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Apple offers a $199 app bundle for education with Final Cut and Logic
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 While any Mac user can play with GarageBand and iMovie for free, it has been quite expensive if you wanted to move to pro apps — especially if you’re a student. Apple released a new app bundle with five different pro apps. It costs $199.99 and it’s just for students and people working in education. […]






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Now’s Probably the Time to Consider One of These Burner Phones
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If you’re concerned that your devices will be confiscated and searched, start carrying a burner phone. The post Now’s Probably the Time to Consider One of These Burner Phones appeared first on WIRED.






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