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Dear Pepper: Obstructed Views and Creative Blocks

Liana Finck illustrates a humorous new advice-column comic featuring Pepper, who answers readers’ questions about what to do in difficult or uncomfortable situations. Go to Source

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Google faces class action lawsuit for gathering personal data from millions of iPhone users

A group going by the name Google You Owe Us is taking Google to court in the UK, complaining that the company harvested personal data from 5.4 million iPhone users. The group is led by Richard Lloyd, director of consumer

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Why Has R. Kelly’s Career Thrived Despite Sexual-Misconduct Allegations?

Jim DeRogatis writes about why the long-standing accusations of sexual misconduct against the R. & B. singer R. Kelly. haven’t hurt the performer’s career. Go to Source

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Here’s what you missed at TechCrunch Shanghai 2017

 Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. This week saw TechCrunch land in Shanghai for yet another great event. While Shenzhen — the site of our previous China show — might

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Engineered bacteria learn to bond boron and carbon for the first time

Bacteria are nature’s little workhorses, but their repertoire has its limits. Now, a Caltech team has bred bacteria that can make boron-carbon bonds, which were previously only possible in the lab. That new ability opens up the range of chemical

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Engineered bacteria learn to bond boron and carbon for the first time

Bacteria are nature’s little workhorses, but their repertoire has its limits. Now, a Caltech team has bred bacteria that can make boron-carbon bonds, which were previously only possible in the lab. That new ability opens up the range of chemical

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Final round of Disrupt Berlin hackathon & spectator tickets now available plus sponsor prizes

 The countdown for the Berlin TechCrunch Disrupt Hack is getting lower, with only 2 days to go! We’ve released the last batch of hacker tickets to get yours now so you can join the fun! If you’re not a hacker

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Google launches Datally for Android, a tool to monitor and control mobile data usage

For many people — particularly in certain parts of the world — mobile data is an expensive commodity. If you’re someone who likes to keep an eye on exactly what’s using up all of your allowance — and take control

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Fluffy, feathered early-bird may be the most accurate dinosaur drawing ever

Reconstructing dinosaurs from dusty squashed bones takes plenty of imagination. From the lumbering dragons of 19th century illustrations to the scaly lizards of Jurassic Park, scientists don’t always get it right, but a new image may just be the most

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Fluffy, feathered early-bird may be the most accurate dinosaur drawing ever

Reconstructing dinosaurs from dusty squashed bones takes plenty of imagination. From the lumbering dragons of 19th century illustrations to the scaly lizards of Jurassic Park, scientists don’t always get it right, but a new image may just be the most

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Amazon is putting Alexa in the office

 The interface is evolving. What has long been dominated by screens of all shapes and sizes is now being encroached upon by the voice. And while many companies are building voice interfaces — Apple with Siri, Google with Assistant, and

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Alexa is arriving in Australia and New Zealand early next year

 One more bit of news out of tonight’s Alexa State of the Union Keynote at AWS Re:Invent in Vegas. Amazon is finally bringing its voice service to Oceania. After several months of rumblings, the company announced today that Alexa will

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NASA to fly a recycled SpaceX rocket for the first time

Since it fired a refurbished Falcon 9 booster into orbit for the first time back in March, SpaceX has slowly been proving its ability to safely fly its retrieved rockets. Now it appears NASA is finally convinced, with the space

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NASA to fly a recycled SpaceX rocket for the first time

Since it fired a refurbished Falcon 9 booster into orbit for the first time back in March, SpaceX has slowly been proving its ability to safely fly its retrieved rockets. Now it appears NASA is finally convinced, with the space

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Apple expeditiously patches embarrassing macOS High Sierra security bug, thereby regaining my trust

I am not a rich man. With that said, when I bought my first-ever Mac computer last year — a 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar — parting with that much cash was a very big deal for me. I

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New-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS makes its debut

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new flagship design vehicle in the new-generation CLS at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The car features a new exterior design, a new six-cylinder engine, and new suspension technologies. It will enter the market in late

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New-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS makes its debut

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new flagship design vehicle in the new-generation CLS at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The car features a new exterior design, a new six-cylinder engine, and new suspension technologies. It will enter the market in late

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12 of the best baby tech gifts for the little ones in your life

 This baby tech gift guide is a new one for TechCrunch’s annual gift list but one that’s been on my mind for a little while now. Lately, I’ve been inundated with ads, tips, lists and articles of my own on

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AWS in Vegas

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Windows 10 is now on 600 million active devices

At 2015’s Build developer conference, Microsoft announced that it anticipated over 1 billion Windows 10 devices to be in consumers hands within 2 years, but thanks to the failure — and ultimate death — of Windows 10 Mobile, that was

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