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Square checkout systems can now have custom interfaces

Square checkout systems can now have custom interfaces

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If you’re a regular at a coffee shop or some other small business that uses Square’s checkout system, you’ve seen the same gray-and-white screens — tip, signature, receipt — over and over and over. But today, Square is opening up the ability for developers to create brand-new interfaces for Square’s payment system to be attached […]

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MoviePass alternatives: three services to try after you cancel

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MoviePass may not be dead — at least not yet — but the service is now a far cry from its original “all-you-can-watch” moviegoing pitch. Following a massive outage last week and an emergency loan to keep the service up and running, MoviePass announced on Monday that it would have to significantly curtail the benefits […]

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Origin PC Announces NT-15 Quadro Workstation: Core i7 and Max-Q

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Origin PC on Wednesday introduced its first mobile workstation featuring a professional NVIDIA Quadro P5000 GPU. The NT-15 Quadro uses Intel’s 7th Generation Core i7 CPU and comes with a 15.6-inch 4K Ultra-HD display to satisfy demands of graphics professionals. As for portability, the system can hardly be called thin and light because the manufacturer needed […]

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Google Maps location sharing now also shares your phone’s battery life

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For people who use Google Maps to get directions or conveniently share their location with friends and family, a new feature is starting to roll out to the app. First discovered by Android Police, your friend’s battery level will be included in the set of information you receive when they share their location with you. […]

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A biologist explores a big question in evolution: does it happen the same way each time?

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The scientist and writer Stephen Jay Gould famously claimed that if you “replay the tape of life” and started all over again, the end result would be very different. In other words, he argued that evolution wasn’t preprogrammed; rather, it depended on the environment and circumstances. As a child, Jonathan Losos was swayed by this […]

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Apple is now the world’s first $1 trillion company

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Apple has become the first company in the world with a market cap of over $1 trillion. This follows a jump in its stock after reporting strong Q3 earnings that saw the iPhone maker surpass both its own projections and analysts’ estimates, while also making a strong forecast for its upcoming Q4 earnings. Apple hit […]

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Google Home Max is finally launching in a third country with Australian availability

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Google is launching the Home Max in Australia, making it the third country to get the larger and louder Google Home speaker since it was first announced last October, via 9to5Google. A slow rollout Australia joins the United States (which got the Home Max in December, a few months after Google first announced it) and […]

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Facebook launches Digital Literacy Library to help young people use the internet responsibly

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There are more young people online than ever in our current age of misinformation, and Facebook is developing resources to help youths better navigate the internet in a positive, responsible way. Facebook has launched a Digital Literacy Library in partnership with the Youth and Media team at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society […]

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Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE is $100 off at Best Buy

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The Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE cellular data capabilities is cheaper than ever at Best Buy right now. The pricing of both the 38mm and 42mm sizes has been lowered by $100, meaning you can own the latest model in its smaller size starting at $299. Apple will likely announce a new version of […]

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Logitech Acquires Blue Microphones

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Logitech this week continued its spree of high-profile takeovers by announcing plans to acquire Blue Microphones, a maker of microphones for professional musicians and gamers. The two companies hope that with Logitech’s resources they will be able to quickly grow the Blue Microphones business, which will become an integral part of Logitech’s strategy. In the last […]

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