Tag Archives: internet

Uber will pay drivers in some cities to use electric cars

Uber would like its drivers to go electric, but it knows that practical realities like high prices and hours of charging time make that difficult. Its solution?

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I’m a Professional Shopper and My Paycheck Belongs to These 9 Summer Must Haves

I spend my days browsing the internet for hot deals and curating fashion roundups, but believe it or not, I don't buy everything I see. I tend to only splurge on versatile pieces that I can justify wearing on repeat throughout the season

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Microsoft employees criticize ICE contract amid recent reports

Add Microsoft to the list of companies whose government deals are provoking outrage both inside and outside their offices. The Redmond firm sparked a wave of criticism on social networks after users discovered a January blog post noting that the comp...

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Google Home and Chromecast GPS location leak [Fix Incoming]

A security breach was discovered this month by a researcher with an eye on Google Home and GPS location reporting. In his proof of concept, a URL is opened on a computer connected to a Wi-Fi network that’s also connected to a Google Home or Chromecast device. If the URL is clicked and the webpage is kept open for around … Continue reading

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What happens when a pro ‘League of Legends’ game crashes?

Riot Games ran into an unexpected snag during the North American LCS (League of Legends Championship Series) yesterday. The MOBA crashed partway through a match between Clutch Gaming and Echo Fox, kicking all 10 players out of the session. After a le...

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Amazon Prime Video is offering dubious conspiracy videos

It won't surprise you to hear that streaming services are full of documentary-style videos with dodgy claims about aliens or the paranormal.

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Instagram lets creepers be creepers by dropping alerts for Story screenshots

Back at the beginning of February, Instagram announced that it would begin notifying users when other people snapped a screenshot of the Stories they shared. Snapchat, which has been a continuous source of inspiration for Instagram, has done something similar for years, so it wasn’t really surprising to see Instagram follow suit in this instance. What is surprising is what’s … Continue reading

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Amazon sunsets its live video tech support for Fire tablets

In our Fire phone review from 2014, we called Mayday one of Amazon's most brilliant features. People can use it to summon tech support advisers on their Amazon devices within seconds, after all, and those reps can help people fix whatever issue they'...

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Google demo shows how AR can thrive on the web

Google has been hyping up augmented reality on the web, and it's easy to understand why -- it promises an immersive experience without requiring a special app. But what does that look like in practice? The company now has an easy way to find out....

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Silk Road creator’s alleged ally extradited to the US

Key Silk Road figure Roger Thomas Clark, better known by his Variety Jones alias, is now facing trial in the US. The alleged mentor to creator Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts) has been extradited to the States after spending well over two yea...

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