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iPhone 8 and iPhone X leaks: firmware reveals a lot about Apple’s upcoming smartphones

Ahead of just about any smartphone launch, there are usually endless leaks — but Apple is different. While there are often rumors about what the next iPhone will be like, photo leaks and confirmable details of features are rare. Ahead

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Technology, complexity, anxiety, catastrophe

 You wake up. Check your phone. Something happened overnight. People are upset. The actual news is uncertain, it’s too soon for context and understanding, but it’s not too soon for everyone to quickly confirm their biases. It’s never too soon

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Zello tops US app store as the walkie-talkie for hurricane volunteers

 With Hurricane Irma hitting Florida’s southern islands as a category four storm, and more than 6.3 million being told to evacuate Florida, being able to stay in contact with the outside world is a high priority. As a result, smartphone

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Elon Musk provides first full view of Crew Dragon spacesuit

The bit more of the cover has been lifted on what the spacesuit for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon missions will look like, but only a bit. In an Instagram post, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk released the full-view image of

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Elon Musk provides first full view of Crew Dragon spacesuit

The bit more of the cover has been lifted on what the spacesuit for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon missions will look like, but only a bit. In an Instagram post, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk released the full-view image of

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Tesla flips a switch to increase the range of some cars in Florida to help people evacuate

 Tesla has pushed an over-the-air update to some of its vehicles in Florida that lets those cars go just a liiiittle bit further, thus helping their owners get that much further away from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Wondering how

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Is it exit season yet?

 Startup funding and exiting activity has been slow over the past few months in the U.S. Fewer companies closed rounds, IPO volumes were light, and not a lot of big M&A deals got done. But that’s to be expected, right? After

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A Photographer’s Search for Cracks in North Korea’s Propaganda Machine

Jose Ginarte on the photographer Max Pinckers and his experiences while travelling through North Korea on assignment for The New Yorker. Go to Source

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The Dardenne Brothers’ One-Woman Revolution in “The Unknown Girl”

Richard Brody reviews “The Unknown Girl,” the new film by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Go to Source

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23andMe’s second act sits squarely in drug research and development

 The company first began making moves early in 2015, forging a partnership with Pfizer to conduct a bit of drug research using 23andMe’s genetic data. The pact was formed in the midst of orders from the Food and Drug Administration

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The next Apple Watch will have LTE cell service

 Last night an iOS 11 GM download link made its way onto Reddit, which 9to5Mac discovered and has been digging through. You can check out the full list of discoveries here, but one big thing that stood out is that

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How we built a newspaper in 72 hours

 Earlier this year, Impossible Labs was commissioned by Jimmy Wales, to try to come up with a platform that could help combat that problem. In 72 hours. “I could have raised money from Silicon Valley and then engage in a

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Europe’s top court must rule on UK spies’ bulk powers, says tribunal

 The oversight court for the UK’s intelligence agencies has said Europe’s top court should rule on the legality of powers that give the country’s security and intelligence agencies the ability to collect various forms of data in bulk (aka mass

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Linxo raises $24 million for its app that brings bank accounts together

 French startup Linxo just raised $24 million (€20 million) from three financial institutions — Crédit Agricole, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa and MAIF. The company is building a sort of Mint for the French market. Banking apps suck in France. Most of

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"Unprecedented" CHIME radio telescope completed

Assembly of a new giant Canadian radio telescope that has no moving parts yet is capable of scanning half the sky in a single day has been completed. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) at Kaleden, British Columbia is

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"Unprecedented" CHIME radio telescope completed

Assembly of a new giant Canadian radio telescope that has no moving parts yet is capable of scanning half the sky in a single day has been completed. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) at Kaleden, British Columbia is

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Australia developing personal black box "flight recorder" for soldiers

Australia is looking into equipping soldiers with a personal “black box” that would act as a combination data recorder and emergency beacon. Start-up telecommunications company Myriota and wearable technology company IMeasureU have been awarded AU$700,000 (US$567,000) by the Department of

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Australia developing personal black box "flight recorder" for soldiers

Australia is looking into equipping soldiers with a personal “black box” that would act as a combination data recorder and emergency beacon. Start-up telecommunications company Myriota and wearable technology company IMeasureU have been awarded AU$700,000 (US$567,000) by the Department of

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PSA: no matter what, Equifax may tell you you’ve been impacted by the hack

 Those hoping to find out if their Social Security number and other identifying info was stolen, along with a potential 143 million other American’s data won’t find answers from Equifax. In what is an unconscionable move by the credit report

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Equifax stock tumbles 14% after credit score hack

 Credit score business Equifax revealed Thursday that 143 million people were compromised in a cyber attack. Social security numbers and other personally identifying information were accessed. And guess what, the stock market didn’t like it! The company lost about $2 billion

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