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AOL and Yahoo will lay off more than 2,000 employees as the companies gear up to combine for the creation of a new media division at Verizon, Reuters is reporting. The job cuts represent roughly 15 percent of the 14,000 people who work at the firms, a “person briefed on the matter” told Reuters Thursday, adding that a good share of the lost […]

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Facebook wants to do more to help during natural disasters. The social network has launched a new set of tools to power special maps to aid relief organizations responding in disaster zones. The disaster maps use aggregated, de-identified Facebook data to help organizations “address the critical gap in information they often face when responding to natural disasters.” […]

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John Ternus gives a sneak peek of the all-new iMac Pro, bringing workstation-class computing to Mac.
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If you love Apple products, have demanding workflows and a full wallet, then iMac Pro is for you. The Cupertino company unveiled its sleek and powerful new workstation, built for pro users, at its worldwide developer conference this week. The all-new iMac Pro,which features a 27-inch Retina 5K display with support for one billion colors, up to 18-core Intel […]

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Bozoma Saint John demonstrates updates to Apple Music in this 2016 file photo.
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Uber is pulling out all the stops to repair its increasingly tarnished image. The high-tech ride hailing service took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce it had hired Bozoma Saint John, the head of consumer marketing for Apple Music. The move is seen as a bid by Uber to improve its image. Saint John is […]

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Greg “Joz” Joswiak previews the all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, featuring the world’s most advanced display and even better Apple Pencil integration.
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The iPad Pro has received a much-needed overhaul with better graphics and displays and even a brand new size. Apple unveiled a 10.5-inch iPad Pro at its worldwide developer conference this week. The new 10.5-inch device — which replaces the 9.7-inch iPad Pro — has a display that is 20 percent larger yet Apple still managed to trim the borders […]

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Apple HomePod
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Apple is entering the Smart speaker market with the goal of taking on Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home devices. The Cupertino company announced HomePod at its annual worldwide developer conference this week. The wireless, Siri-powered speaker, which will be available for purchase for $349 in December in the U.S., is designed to work with Apple’s music subscription service. It will […]

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Google Home is glitching for users across the United States with owners taking to forums to complain the Smart device is completely unusable.   The voice-controlled, AI-powered Google Home assistant is consistently throwing up error messages — such as “there was a glitch, try again”  — when owners try to interact with them. The issues, which first […]

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Android creator Andy Rubin is already in hot water over his Essential Smartphone, despite the fact that the device has yet to ship. Rubin’s company, Essential Products, has been slapped with a trademark dispute courtesy of Spigen, a mobile accessory maker. Spigen sent Essential Products’ legal representative a letter demanding Rubin’s company “cease and desist from any and […]

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Google is warning publishers to get ready. The tech titan this week announced its plans to debut an ad blocker for Chrome in early 2018. The advanced notice gives website and blog owners time to take stock of their ads and get rid of any that are especially disruptive. “Chrome has always focused on giving you the best possible experience […]

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Skype update
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Microsoft has launched a vastly overhauled Skype sporting a more modern look with the option for customization. Group chats can now be personalized enabling you to “chat the way you want,” — you can even customize Skype with your favorite colors. “Rebuilt from the ground up, the new Skype vastly improves the ways you can connect with your favorite people […]

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  Google has finally brought Android Pay to Canada, nearly two years after the mobile payment service debuted in the U.S. If you have a NFC-enabled Android device that supports Google Play Services and runs KitKat 4.4 or higher, you will be able to use your Smartphone to make purchases at hundreds of thousands of locations across […]

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Gmail just got a bit safer. Google’s latest update of its popular e-mail service includes a handful of new security features that protect Gmail users from spam and phishing messages with more than 99.9 percent accuracy. The new security features — early phishing detection, click-time warnings for malicious links, unintended external reply warnings and built-in […]

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Andy Rubin
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Android creator Andy Rubin is entering the Smartphone race with a product of his own. His company, Essential Products, has unveiled Essential, a Smartphone that will enable its owners to update parts of their phone as technology improves, meaning they will no longer have to buy a new phone every year to stay current. “Devices shouldn’t become […]

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Uber has fired autonomous car expert Anthony Levandowski, the man at the heart of the high tech ride hailing firm’s legal woes. Levandowski’s failure to comply with a court order to hand over documents at the center of Uber’s trade-secrets battle with Alphabet’s self-driving car division, Waymo, gave it cause to terminate his employment, according to an official termination letter, which was […]

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Facebook is speaking out against a proposed German law that would leave social media firms open to massive fines for failure to delete hate speech or fake news in a timely fashion. The problem with the bill being put forward by German justice minister Heiko Maas, Facebook said in a statement, is it could lead social networks […]

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