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Twitter, for once, is soaring and says it's seeing less abuse on site

Twitter may be having its best day ever — or at least, in a while.  In the early morning hours Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted about the Ninth Circuit rules and the “slowest economic growth.” Wall Street expected to see slow growth and a downturn on Twitter. And yet, the ...

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Soylent, the food of the tech gods, needs a rebrand, fast

Let’s call this an intervention: Soylent, it’s time for a rebrand.  On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted a product recall message from Soylent related to 890 boxes of Soylent 1.8 Powder that may have contained undeclared milk.  SEE ALSO: 10 gross sci-fi foods that will trigger your ...

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Google Maps can now tell you where you parked your car

“Hey dude, where’s my car” — never again will you have to utter these words, courtesy of a new Google Maps feature that lets you save your parking location on a map.  Originally launched as part of a Google Maps beta (and only on Android) in March 2017, the feature ...

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Your headphones aren't spying on you, but your apps are. Here's why.

Lawyers in the US are claiming that headphone and speaker company Bose, is secretly collecting information about what users listen to when they use its bluetooth wireless headphones. Edelson, the lawyers acting on behalf of customer Kyle Zak of Illinois, claim that information about what Zak has been listening to ...

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This college student spent his summer undercover in a Chinese iPhone factory

Dejian Zeng may have built your phone. Or at least worked on it, anyway.  The second-year masters of public administration student at NYU Wagner spent six weeks last year working in a Chinese factory manufacturing iPhones for Cupertino-based Apple. Six days a week he  screwed approximately 1,800 screws into 1,800 ...

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This murdered woman's Fitbit led authorities to arrest her husband

After Connie Dabate was killed in her Connecticut home, just two days before Christmas 2015, her obituary described her as “beloved wife and best friend of Richard Dabate.” Fast-forward more than a year later and her “best friend” is the lead suspect charged with his 39-year-old wife’s murder—thanks in part ...

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The future is being able to monitor the heart rate of your favorite NFL player

In the perhaps not-so-distant future, NFL players will be able to monetize intimate data about their body.  The NFL Players Association recently closed a deal with Whoop, a wearable tech company that makes wristbands that track heart rate, sleep quality, and more.  Whoop will now hand out wristbands to NFL ...

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Inside the exclusive, stealthy club where future tech moguls are born

I’m at a New York City heliport in a waiting room so packed with people that the obviously overwhelmed staff are struggling to move through the crowd to check everyone in. While the staff of Blade, the “Uber for helicopters” company, is used to a well-heeled crowd, the current group ...

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These gloriously impractical VR goggles are the next Google Glass

Virtual reality as we know it today didn’t exist in the 19th century, but what if it did? What if, alongside the monocles, pocket watches, and snuffboxes of proper gentlemen of the time, there existed, somehow, a fancy pants VR headset.  You may officially turn your imagination off, because we ...

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A woman claims a Fitbit exploded on her wrist, which is more reason to avoid getting in shape

A woman in Wisconsin said her Fitbit exploded on her wrist, causing second-degree burns and prompting her to get up and move for all the wrong reasons.  Dina Mitchell told ABC News in an email she had only been wearing her tracker, the Flex 2, for about two weeks when ...

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