Sergey Brin’s secret airship will deliver aid and schlep his family

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Last month, news dropped that Google co-founder Sergey Brin is building an airship on the sly — not a traditional airplane but an honest-to-god helium-filled dirigible. While he insisted the project wasn’t operating under the tech titan, which had p… Powered by WPeMatico

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The Facebook president and Zuck's racist rulebook

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If a political campaign is an engine then propaganda is its oil, and its gas is the medium of communication with voters. The hacking of the DNC and tonnes of raw crude in propaganda mined out through WikiLeaks, Breitbart and Daily Stormer was black… Powered by WPeMatico

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Qualcomm pays BlackBerry $940 million in royalty spat

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Qualcomm hasn’t been very successful with its licensing practices. It’s gotten into trouble in South Korea for charging phone makers over an “unnecessarily broad set of patents” It has also been dealing with lawsuits from the FTC and Apple for simila… Powered by WPeMatico

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Forget flying cars and get ready for air taxis

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Flying cars are dumb. Powered by WPeMatico

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Uber is free to operate in Italy on a long-term basis

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If you’re in Italy, you can use Uber. A court in Rome today annulled a temporary ban placed on Uber in early April that prevented the company from advertising and operating throughout the country. This didn’t completely stop Uber from infiltrating It… Powered by WPeMatico

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Google will work with Vietnam to remove ‘toxic’ content

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In line with recent agreements to prune their internet content in certain countries, Google’s parent company Alphabet will now work with Vietnam’s government to remove “toxic” information from its sites. The announcement came today following a meetin… Powered by WPeMatico

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Robot uses machine-learning to grab objects on the first try

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Training robots how to grasp various objects without dropping them usually requires a lot of practice. But a new robot, designed by researchers at UC Berkeley and Siemens and described in an upcoming paper, can learn how to grip new objects just by s… Powered by WPeMatico

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Instagram Direct doesn't care about your (photo) orientation

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Instagram Direct debuted in 2013 as a way to send photos and videos, well, directly to your friends on the photo sharing service. The Facebook-owned company has added more features to the system over the intervening years, like threaded messaging, di… Powered by WPeMatico

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Your mall will basically have to be psychic to survive

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Repeat after me: Shopping is therapy. Whether you believe it or not, the rush some of us get from buying a new dress or gadget can be cathartic. And in the not-too-distant future, real-world shopping will get so seamless that it could feel like the s… Powered by WPeMatico

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Texas legislature overrules Austin, allows Uber and Lyft to return

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When Austin citizens voted in May 2016 to require fingerprint-based background checks from ride-sharing drivers and ban passenger pickup in traffic lanes, Uber and Lyft promptly pulled out of the city. But both are scheduled to restart operations in… Powered by WPeMatico

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