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Congress Asks More than 80 Companies for Big Tech Complaints September 20, 2019

House lawmakers asked the companies for information on how their businesses had been affected by Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Congress Asks More than 80 Companies for Big Tech Complaints Source: NY Times Tech

Thanos vs. Game of Thrones Night King: Here's who'd win in a fight – CNET

Thanos’ snap from Avengers: Infinity War wouldn’t have any effect on the Night King. Thanos vs. Game of Thrones Night King: Here's who'd win in a fight – CNET
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Avengers: Endgame has no postcredits scene, but there is a minor audio stinger – CNET

Spoiler-free answers (and some extremely minor speculation) below. Avengers: Endgame has no postcredits scene, but there is a minor audio stinger – CNET
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Game of Thrones cinematographer defends 'too dark' episode – CNET

“People don’t know how to tune their TVs properly.” Game of Thrones cinematographer defends 'too dark' episode – CNET
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The 2020 Range Rover ditches its V6 for a straight six and gets pricing – Roadshow

Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium straight six makes its first appearance in a Range Rover and we’re psyched. The 2020 Range Rover ditches its V6 for a straight six and gets pricing – Roadshow
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Facebook’s Secret Crush feature wants to help you find friends who are, like, totally obsessed with you


Facebook announced at its F8 conference today a new feature to its Dating repertoire, this one apparently designed to help single minglers poach potential paramours from their Friends by adding them to an ostensibly private list of people you’re crushing on. Here’s how this is supposed to go down: You add up to nine people to a “Secret Crush” list. After you do, those nine people will receive an alert telling them someone has a crush on them. They can add their own secret crushes, and if they add you, you both get a notification and can chat about it…

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Like ‘Uber for Organs’: Drone Delivers Kidney to Maryland Woman

A team at the University of Maryland is developing drone technology to deliver organs faster and give doctors timely updates on their transit. Like ‘Uber for Organs’: Drone Delivers Kidney to Maryland Woman
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Apple Plans to Buy $75 Billion More of Its Own Stock

The company said it would add to its record returns to shareholders, most likely fueling an intensifying debate over corporate spending. Apple Plans to Buy Billion More of Its Own Stock
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Indiegogo campaign for bizarre Energizer phone with huge battery fails, surprises no one – CNET

Who knew people didn’t want a nearly 1-inch thick phone? Indiegogo campaign for bizarre Energizer phone with huge battery fails, surprises no one – CNET
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Apple reportedly warning of dangers associated with Right to Repair bill – CNET

The company is putting forward an argument against the California legislation, based on consumer safety, Motherboard reports. Apple reportedly warning of dangers associated with Right to Repair bill – CNET
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Social media remains key to Venezuela’s opposition, despite efforts to block it

The Internet services have become the most critical ways Venezuelans organize protests and communicate with family amid the nation’s violent clashes. Social media remains key to Venezuela’s opposition, despite efforts to block it
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YouTube, MLB partner to stream 13 live games for free – CNET

The partnership will begin during the second half of the season. YouTube, MLB partner to stream 13 live games for free – CNET
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Apple iPhone sales drop, but services and wearables offer a boost – CNET

Services revenue, a bright spot for the company, posted an all-time high. Apple iPhone sales drop, but services and wearables offer a boost – CNET
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Drivers in London are renting people's driveways to avoid paying emissions fees – Roadshow

Commuters are apparently parking just outside the ultralow emissions zone in rented spaces and using public transit to avoid paying the fees. Drivers in London are renting people's driveways to avoid paying emissions fees – Roadshow
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Vava’s 4K Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector is stunning and versatile, with a few caveats


As big as modern TVs are, there’s nothing quite like watching a movie on a giant projected image. Unfortunately getting a decent home theater experience at home usually requires a great deal of work and commitment, forcing you to carefully position an overhead projection and run wires over long stretches. It’s a pain, especially if you ever want to move your setup to another location, or don’t have the time and energy to make it happen. That’s where Ultra Short Throw (UST) Projectors come in. UST projectors solve many of the inconveniences of traditional projectors by allowing you to display…

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Vava’s 4K Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector is stunning and versatile, with a few caveats
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Trilobites: The Microbots Are on Their Way

Tiny sensors with tinier legs, stamped out of silicon wafers, could one day soon help fix your cellphone battery or study your brain. Trilobites: The Microbots Are on Their Way
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Apple says its services business grew as fast as iPhone sales fell

Apple, which touts more than a billion of its devices in use around the world, is trying to steer the attention of Wall Street away from falling iPhone sales. Apple says its services business grew as fast as iPhone sales fell
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Police are using Amazon’s facial recognition technology. Privacy experts are worried.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon is using Amazon Rekognition to help track down criminal suspects. Is it a breakthrough in policing or a dangerous precedent against privacy? Police are using Amazon’s facial recognition technology. Privacy experts are worried.
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Budget-friendly Nokia 4.2 coming to US for $189, runs Android One – CNET

Available to order today, the Android One phone will ship out on May 14. Budget-friendly Nokia 4.2 coming to US for 9, runs Android One – CNET
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Microsoft helping veterans rehabilitate with Xbox Adaptive Controller – CNET

The controllers will help veterans to game once again. Microsoft helping veterans rehabilitate with Xbox Adaptive Controller – CNET
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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets a striking new look – Roadshow

The crossover wears Mitsubishi’s newest design language. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets a striking new look – Roadshow
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Facebook needs fixing. Zuckerberg uses F8 to lay out his answer – CNET

The world’s biggest social network has faced seemingly endless privacy, trust and corporate malfeasance scandals. Now it’s charting a way out. Facebook needs fixing. Zuckerberg uses F8 to lay out his answer – CNET
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Google workers are holding a sit-in May 1 to protest alleged retaliation – CNET

The protest comes six months after the historic Google walkout. Google workers are holding a sit-in May 1 to protest alleged retaliation – CNET
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Why Switzerland is a perfect launchpad for Europe’s first large-scale 5G mobile network


Switzerland is a country best known for having a high standard of living, stunning alpine vistas, and a banking industry that defies scrutiny. But from tomorrow, it’ll also be known as the first European country to have a commercially-available 5G smartphone service. On May 1, OPPO will launch the 5G version of its Reno handset in the country, available exclusively on the country’s biggest network, Swisscom. This is, in effect, Europe’s first commercially available 5G smartphone. Prices for the Reno 5G will start from CHF 999 (roughly $980). That’s more than double the cost of the 4G OPPO Reno handset,…

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Why Switzerland is a perfect launchpad for Europe’s first large-scale 5G mobile network
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NASA head: Expect a major asteroid strike in your lifetime – CNET

Visions of space rocks slamming into Earth aren’t just for dinosaurs and Hollywood movies. NASA head: Expect a major asteroid strike in your lifetime – CNET
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At F8, Zuckerberg unveils Facebook's new mantra: 'The future is private' – CNET

CEO Mark Zuckerberg extols the virtues of private spaces online. At F8, Zuckerberg unveils Facebook's new mantra: 'The future is private' – CNET
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