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Lyft announces "multimillion-dollar" initiative to invest in environmental projects as it hopes to offset 1M+ metric tons of carbon in the…

Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge : Lyft announces “multimillion-dollar” initiative to invest in environmental projects as it hopes to offset 1M+ metric tons of carbon in the first year   —  The plan is to offset over a million metric tons of carbon  —  Lyft announced a multimillion-dollar investment to become …

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Motorola introduces a range of new mid-range handsets: $249 Moto G6 with 5.7" 1080p display and USB-C, $199 Moto G6 Play with large battery, Moto…

Jeffrey Van Camp / Wired : Motorola introduces a range of new mid-range handsets: $249 Moto G6 with 5.7" 1080p display and USB-C, $199 Moto G6 Play with large battery, Moto E5 and E5 Plus   —  YOU AIN'T HIP unless you've got an extra long screen, dual cameras, and a glass back.  Those are three of this year's many smartphone trends, and Motorola has 'em all.

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Sources: Qualcomm is cutting ~1,500 jobs, mostly in California, in an effort to cut costs by $1B; the company employs 34K people globally (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg : Sources: Qualcomm is cutting ~1,500 jobs, mostly in California, in an effort to cut costs by $1B; the company employs 34K people globally   —  Company to reduce California workforce by about 1,500  —  Management acting in response to shareholder pressure  —  Qualcomm Inc. has begun cutting …

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Netflix launches 30-second preview videos on iOS shown in vertical format, to be displayed like a slideshow, and coming soon to Android (Cameron…

Cameron Johnson / Netflix Media Center : Netflix launches 30-second preview videos on iOS shown in vertical format, to be displayed like a slideshow, and coming soon to Android   —  One of the best ways to know if you'll like a new series or movie is to watch a quick trailer.  Today, we are excited to introduce mobile previews …

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Profile of data mining company Palantir, cofounded by Peter Thiel, which works with government agencies and law enforcement to help track US citizens…

Bloomberg : Profile of data mining company Palantir, cofounded by Peter Thiel, which works with government agencies and law enforcement to help track US citizens   —  Peter Thiel's data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens.  The scary thing?  Palantir is desperate for new customers.

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Android does a better job of corralling notifications than iOS by prioritizing, grouping, and letting users jump directly to that app’s notification…

Dieter Bohn / The Verge : Android does a better job of corralling notifications than iOS by prioritizing, grouping, and letting users jump directly to that app's notification settings   —  Because they aren't going away  —  Everybody hates smartphone notifications.  They're interruptive, distracting, annoying, and increasingly less valuable.

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Microsoft’s Windows Defender Now Available As A Chrome Extension – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Microsoft's Windows Defender Now Available As A Chrome Extension Ubergizmo For those who use Microsoft's Windows platform, you're probably familiar with the Windows Defender software which is Microsoft's own way of protecting Windows users at an OS level without the need for additional software. The good news is that it looks ... Google Chrome Mutes Auto Playing Videos By Default Geeky Gadgets Chrome Web Browser - Google Google Site Isolation - The Chromium Projects The Chromium Projects Chrome - Google all 184 news articles »

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The world’s tech giants are betting big on India as more people go online and e-commerce grows, but low incomes and patchy connectivity remain major…

Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal : The world's tech giants are betting big on India as more people go online and e-commerce grows, but low incomes and patchy connectivity remain major challenges   —  The world's largest internet companies are betting big on the nation of 1.3 billion, where challenges are as big as the opportunities

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TaskRabbit’s app and website are back online after security breach, CEO says certain personally identifiable information may have been compromised…

Dell Cameron / Gizmodo : TaskRabbit's app and website are back online after security breach, CEO says certain personally identifiable information may have been compromised   —  TaskRabbit, the handyman-for-hire app, is back online after being intentionally taken down on Monday following an apparent data breach.

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London-based BenevolentAI, which is developing AI tech for drug discovery and more, announces $115M funding round at a $2.1B post-money valuation…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : London-based BenevolentAI, which is developing AI tech for drug discovery and more, announces $115M funding round at a $2.1B post-money valuation   —  In the ongoing race to build the best and smartest applications that tap into the advances of artificial intelligence, a startup out of London …

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Facebook says it will change ToS in May for 1.5B users outside EU, US, Canada to be governed by US instead of Ireland ToS, limiting GDPR impact to…

David Ingram / Reuters : Facebook says it will change ToS in May for 1.5B users outside EU, US, Canada to be governed by US instead of Ireland ToS, limiting GDPR impact to 400M users   —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow …

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Sources: Intel to shut down its New Devices Group, which was formed in 2013 and made fitness trackers and smart glasses (Aaron Tilley/The Information)

Aaron Tilley / The Information : Sources: Intel to shut down its New Devices Group, which was formed in 2013 and made fitness trackers and smart glasses   —  Intel's long-failing foray into wearables and augmented reality is officially dead.  —  The chip giant's new devices group will shut down, according to people familiar with the situation.

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