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Month: August 2018

Twitter is testing threaded replies and status indicators

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Sara Haider, Twitter’s director of product management, tweeted a couple screenshots today showing off changes the platform is considering to make things more “conversational.” Their solution? Threaded conversations and status indicators. They make the app look a lot more like Facebook comment threads. hey Twitter. we’ve been playing with some rough features to make it […]

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NASA says it wants to save the Mars Opportunity rover, but some close to the mission doubt it

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On Thursday, NASA announced a new plan for attempting to recover Opportunity, the Mars rover that has been unresponsive since it was caught in a major dust storm earlier this summer. But some people who work on Opportunity believe that NASA is instead preparing to give up on the longest operational Mars spacecraft because it […]

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Microsoft says its US contractors must offer paid parental leave

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Microsoft is extending parental leave benefits to contractors, mandating that many employees who work with the company be given 12 weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child. There are a number of caveats, but overall the policy starts to ensure that more people around the US have the privilege of […]

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How to pick the cloud storage service that’s right for you

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Storing your most sensitive files locally on a hard drive is still (and probably always will be) the logical thing to do. But it’s not always the most convenient, which is why most of us look to cloud storage as a secondary option. It has its own set of benefits: it’s reasonably affordable, it makes […]

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Beyerdynamic’s new earphones are designed to lay comfortably flat in your ears

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When this Instagram couple has vicious fights, millions of people tune in

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A social media relationship that feels real Continue reading…

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Laptop bezels are dead, and IFA killed them

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In the past few years, IFA has become a laptop show. It may not be the place where companies like Apple or Microsoft show off their flashiest hardware, but when it comes to the midrange, workhorse laptops that dominate the shelves at Best Buy and desks at schools, IFA is where you’ll find them. That’s […]

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Jabra’s excellent Elite 65t wireless earbuds are $40 off at Best Buy

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The Jabra Elite 65t are our favorite truly wireless earbuds, and you can get them for $40 off right now at Best Buy. Regularly priced at $170, both the copper black and titanium black color options are available for $129. We found Jabra’s Elite 65t to be a good match for those who want more […]

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Jacksonville Madden shooting survivor sues EA and tournament venue

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A victim of the Jacksonville shooting last week that left three dead and 11 wounded has filed a negligent-security lawsuit that targets both EA, the makers of Madden, the game featured in the video game tournament where the shooting took place, and the locale that hosted the qualifier. According to Kotaku, Jacob Mitich was shot […]

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New Zealand town suggests banning cats to save native birds

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This week, the New Zealand town of Omaui suggested banning cats to save the native birds. Though cat-lovers are unhappy, the suggestion isn’t as ridiculous as it seems at first glance. First, there are no plans to kill existing pets. Specifically, Omaui councilmembers want owners to neuter, register, and microchip their animals. Fair enough. Then, […]

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