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Amazon expands same-day delivery and one-day shipping to thousands more cities

 Amazon announced today it has expanded its same-day delivery and one-day shipping service to thousands more markets across the U.S., just in time for last-minute holiday shopping. Before, these services were available to Prime members in 5,000 cities and towns,

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While you’re watching streaming video, your browser is secretly mining cryptocurrency

There’s a cryptocurrency goldrush on at the moment. People are investing insane sums, and also making good money — Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin are all doing phenomenally well. However, some sites are turning to mining cryptocurrency as a way to

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ForeScout integrates with IBM to protect IoT devices

The increase in the number and variety of connected devices has made enterprise IT environments much more complex. Maintaining security and compliance is a tricky problem and IoT security specialist ForeScout is integrating with IBM Security solutions to offer users

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Warning: if you remove the Apple Pay Cash app, it’s not obvious how to get it back

The Apple Pay Cash ‘app’ is built in to iOS, so you might well expect that it would be locked in place, completely un-uninstallable. But that’s not the case. In fact, you can remove — or at least hide — the

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Blue Origin’s Crew Capsule 2.0 makes maiden flight

Blue Origin’s New Shepard reusable booster flew for the seventh time today from the company’s West Texas launch site. At 10:59 am CST, the rocket lifted off carrying Crew Capsule 2.0 for the first time as it reached an altitude

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Blue Origin’s Crew Capsule 2.0 makes maiden flight

Blue Origin’s New Shepard reusable booster flew for the seventh time today from the company’s West Texas launch site. At 10:59 am CST, the rocket lifted off carrying Crew Capsule 2.0 for the first time as it reached an altitude

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Twitter introduces new ‘threads’ feature for easier tweetstorms

It’s just over a month since Twitter doubled the maximum possible length of tweets to 280 characters — but this was not enough for many people. But rather than further increasingly the length of tweets, the site has instead introduced

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Techstars is launching its first accelerator program in Asia in partnership with Rakuten

 Techstars is bringing its global accelerator program to Asia for the first time in partnership with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten and its chat app Viber. The companies will run a three-month program in Singapore starting in July, according to a

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Google is opening a China-based research lab focused on artificial intelligence

 Google has officially announced that it is opening an AI center in Beijing, China. The confirmation comes after months of speculation fueled by a major push to hire AI talent inside the country. Google’s search engine is blocked in China,

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New York City moves to establish algorithm-monitoring task force

 New York City may soon gain a task force dedicated to monitoring the fairness of algorithms used by municipal agencies. Formed from experts in automated systems and representatives of groups affected by those systems, it would be responsible for closely

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Facebook Messaging VP David Marcus joins Coinbase board

 Coinbase is growing up fast — or at least trying to. As an emblem of its current effort to accommodate the massive demand on its platform, the mainstream U.S. cryptocurrency exchange just added Facebook Vice President of Messaging Products David

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Upstream Security reels in $9M Series A to protect connected cars

 Upstream Security, a new startup founded by two cyber security industry veterans, announced a $9 million Series A today to help protect connected vehicles and eventually autonomous cars. Today, that probably means a car using a service like OnStar to

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Mindspace raises $20 million to launch co-working spaces in the U.S.

 Co-working startup Mindspace recently raised $20 million as it gears up to launch its first two locations in the U.S. While Mindspace is looking to go big or go home in the U.S., it’s starting off slow with its first

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Wireless smart key auto locks a computer when the user walks away

No matter how many notices are pinned around the office or how many notifications are sent to smartphones, some workers will inevitably forget to lock their computers when away from their desks. The Halberd from Untethered Labs will automatically take

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Wireless smart key auto locks a computer when the user walks away

No matter how many notices are pinned around the office or how many notifications are sent to smartphones, some workers will inevitably forget to lock their computers when away from their desks. The Halberd from Untethered Labs will automatically take

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Email is still the preferred channel for marketers

Despite digital disruption and the emergence of newer technologies, email is still the preferred channel for marketers according to a new report. Email marketing brand Campaigner has released the results of its Digital Marketing Industry Report which shows that past

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Bad office habits increase the chance of a data breach

A new study of over 1000 US office workers finds that 99 percent of those surveyed admit to conducting at least one potentially dangerous security action, from sharing and storing login credentials to sending work documents to personal email accounts.

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My Ten Best Albums of 2017

Amanda Petrusich revisits her top-ten full-length albums of 2017, including “DAMN.,” by Kendrick Lamar, “Reputation,” by Taylor Swift, and more. Go to Source

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You can now pre-order apps for your Apple devices

In an effort to build up hype, and also gauge demand, developers can now make their future apps available for pre-order on the Apple App Store. If you’re excitedly awaiting the arrival of a new app from your favorite developer,

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From dancing skyscrapers to huge Lego blocks: The best buildings of 2017

Throughout the year, we’ve chased down the most interesting, innovative and sustainable buildings around the globe. Whether a Lego-shaped visitor’s center, a beautiful bamboo sports hall, or a pair of “dancing” skyscrapers that can withstand extreme weather, each one represents

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