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As Uber angers users, Lyft donates $1 million to help ACLU fight Donald Trump’s Muslim ban

On Friday, USA President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigrants and refugees from seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia). While it is not technically a Muslim ban, it effectively is so, as all of the

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AirTree, Australia’s largest VC, lures two new tech players from overseas

 After a spending while on a sort of technological ‘walkabout’, Australia is experiencing something of a mini-tech boom. For a long time the biggest thing you could name out of the country was Atlassian. Now other startups are joining the

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The sound of impending failure

 If we can find a way to automate listening itself, we would be able to more intelligently monitor our world and its machines day and night. We could predict the failure of engines, rail infrastructure, oil drills and power plants in real

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Alta Motors flirts with road-legal electric Street Tracker

Just a few months since its first motorcycle, the Redshift, became available to the US market, Alta Motors is set to roll out a new concept model. Inspired by flat track machines, the Street Tracker is conceived as a road-legal

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Alta Motors flirts with road-legal electric Street Tracker

Just a few months since its first motorcycle, the Redshift, became available to the US market, Alta Motors is set to roll out a new concept model. Inspired by flat track machines, the Street Tracker is conceived as a road-legal

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Forget flying cars — passenger drones are the future

 In the July 1924 issue of Popular Science, “Ace of Aces” fighter pilot E.V. Rickenbacker told readers to expect “Flying Autos in 20 Years.” Rickenbacker’s flying car would have retractable 12.5-foot wings, a sea-worthy hull and wheels to cruise America’s

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Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to employees about the immigration ban

 While Tim Cook has yet to publicly address the immigration ban that’s beginning to rile a restive tech industry into speaking out against newly elected President Donald J. Trump, he did send an email to staff explaining Apple’s position. Read

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Delete your account

 We love to Tweet. We love to share. It appears to be a strategy for change but it isn’t. And we have to accept that. These are strange times. We are able to reach millions with a single Medium post

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Boardlist founder says sexual discrimination is more prevalent than people think

 Sexual discrimination and harassment doesn’t seem to be going away, according to a recent survey by the Boardlist. Boardlist works by sourcing recommendations from its members, who are both male and female, to provide a platform for tech companies to discover

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A Yazidi Refugee, Stranded at the Airport by Trump

At 10:05 on Friday morning, a young Iraqi couple named Khalas and Nada were trading panicked texts. Would Nada escape Iraq before President Trump’s executive order barring refugees took effect, or would Trump’s pen-stroke bring all their plans to ruin?

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How You Ended Up at Pret A Manger

The only thing that will get you through the rest of this day is that stir-fry at Open Kitchen, and you know it. But you get down to the lobby and—ugh!—it’s raining. You didn’t bring an umbrella, because you’re a

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The D-Box creates a basic Land Rover Defender motorhome

Last year, German camping module specialist Ququq turned the Mercedes G-Class into a makeshift off-road expedition vehicle with the G-Box. At the time, the company told us it had a similar Land Rover Defender product in the pipeline. It didn’t

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The D-Box creates a basic Land Rover Defender motorhome

Last year, German camping module specialist Ququq turned the Mercedes G-Class into a makeshift off-road expedition vehicle with the G-Box. At the time, the company told us it had a similar Land Rover Defender product in the pipeline. It didn’t

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Microsoft shows Windows 10 market share growing steadily, but the numbers are fake

Microsoft’s own Windows 10 share numbers have always seemed a little, well, generous. While NetMarketShare’s OS usage share figures show the new operating system doing fine, but lagging some distance behind Windows 7 (as you’d expect), Microsoft’s figures paint an

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Crunch Report | Galaxy S8 Coming in March

The Trump administration names its manufacturing council, Tesla is suing an ex-employee for reportedly stealing proprietary autopilot information and poaching talent, Samsung Galaxy S8 is reportedly launching in March and Apple is using iCloud to improve Siri. All this on

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New vaccine developed for dog flu

Influenza is a serious disease and human beings aren’t the only ones who suffer – dogs are susceptible to their own strains of flu. Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed the two new

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New vaccine developed for dog flu

Influenza is a serious disease and human beings aren’t the only ones who suffer – dogs are susceptible to their own strains of flu. Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed the two new

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Bodhi Linux 4.1.0 Ubuntu-based distro now available with updated kernel and new theme

There are so many Linux distributions nowadays, that it can be hard to be excited by them. Linux Mint, for example, releases too many versions of its operating system; news of an update can become rather ho-hum. Major Linux distributions,

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Snap will reportedly file publicly for its massive IPO late next week

 Snap — the makers of Snapchat — had confidentially filed for its IPO late last year, but it looks like we’ll be getting a look at the inner guts of the company’s financials and workings as early as late next

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Twitter releases National Security Letters

 Over the last eight months, tech companies have slowly been revealing that they’ve received national security letters from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that force the firms to secretly disclose user data to the government. Today, Twitter joined the ranks of

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