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Cloudflare drops Daily Stormer after being provoked

Neo-nazi website Daily Stormer has had its Cloudflare account terminated after provoking the company by, in part, claiming that it secretly supported their racist ideologies. The move is a controversial one, and not one the company made lightly. Questions about free speech and whether companies should police what customers and users say has long been a difficult one, and the Continue reading

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Polaroid‘s new phones are (maybe) named after Cosmo Kramer

Polaroid has introduced a pair of new smartphones, and they‘re both seemingly named after the Seinfeld character Cosmo Kramer. Called the Polaroid Cosmo K and Cosmo K Plus, both phones are being introduced in Mexico alongside a tablet called the Jet C7. Did Polaroid say specifically that they‘re named after Cosmo Kramer? No. But it‘s hard to imagine the name Continue reading

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Nokia 8 Bothies aren‘t the camera gimmick we wanted

Selfies are mundane and so Nokia is hoping to shake things up with a camera feature it has dubbed bothies.‘ If you pronounced that in your head as bah-these,‘ you‘re not the only one, but that‘s not what Nokia is going for. Pronounced both-eez,‘ the name refers to recording/shooting with both of a phone‘s cameras at the same time, combining Continue reading

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Twelve South Curve stand has been reborn for new MacBooks

Company Twelve South has announced a new version of its Curve MacBook stand, this one designed for the newest MacBook Pro models. The Curve stand first arrived on the market in 2003, having been created at one point out of clear plastic for now-ancient Apple laptops. Those days are gone but Curve is still around, and this time in a Continue reading

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Apple may put 1 billion into original TV content next year

Apples original content efforts are only getting started. The company plans to put 1 billion into producing its own original shows next year, according to sources, something that will make it a driving force in the growing market for original streaming shows. Though such a budget won‘t put it into the realm of big networks like HBO yet, it will Continue reading

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Galaxy Note 4 battery recall isn‘t what you think

Talk about deja vu: batteries for the Galaxy Note 4, of all phones, are being recalled. While it may seem like we‘re heading for a repeat of last fall at first blush, it seems that this recall is vastly different from the Note 7 fiasco that happened last year. For starters, Samsung isn‘t even the one responsible for these battery Continue reading

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ESPN on Apple TV can now stream four live games at once

Home TVs are bigger than ever and here to take full advantage of the size is ESPN‘s new Apple TV app. Though the ESPN app for tvOS itself isn‘t new, this latest update brings a feature called MultiCast. Users can now stream up to four live games at the same time on the same display, doing so in various arrangements Continue reading

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Trump‘s Amazon attack might spell bad news for Whole Foods merger

President Trump, it seems, is going to war with corporate America. At the same time three executives are making news for exiting Trump‘s manufacturing council - garnering some negative reactions from the President on Twitter - Trump has renewed an attack on Amazon. Earlier today, President Trump laid into Amazon, criticizing it for doing damage to retailers across the US. Continue reading

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Nokia 8 release specs just dropped

This week the folks at Nokia have revealed their first Android flagship - the Nokia 8. This device‘s specifications and release information were shared by the company right on cue, and today we‘ve got the lot. This device is a flagship in all the ways - or most of the ways - and Android flagship should. The device we‘re looking Continue reading

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SteelSeries Apex M750 mechanical keyboard has Discord integration

SteelSeries has launched the Apex M750, a mechanical keyboard designed for gamers who want something colorful, capable, and with Discord integration. The M750 features QX2 mechanical switches, plus RGB lighting with every key and the company‘s own Engine Apps, the latter of which works with the Discord messaging platform. Thanks to the integration, Discord users will get notifications for chats Continue reading

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Companies leaving Trump today get big boost (UPDATE: Trump ends councils)

Now‘s your chance, brands - a study released this morning on Brand Influence showed that leaving Trump‘s councils had a positive effect on their public image. This includes Intel and Under Armour this week - both having left a manufacturing council made for Trump. The companies that remain on Trump‘s various councils must be seriously considering their position and legacy Continue reading

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Google Docs headaches? This update might just have fixed them

The Google Docs family - that is, Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides - is getting a pretty significant update today. Much of this update is focused on streamlining collaboration between you and your co-workers, especially in documents that are open to multiple editors. There are also some bonuses for folks who like to make use of Google Docs‘ templates and Continue reading

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The Mewtwo Pokemon GO countdown begins now!

Pokemon GO summer hype had another kick in the pants today as our countdown to Mewtwo hit start. A source familiar with the information (who wished to remain anonymous) informed SlashGear today that Niantic‘s target for the arrival of Mewtwo might be sooner than we first expected. As the extended stay of the Legendary Bird Pokemon ends, the time will Continue reading

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Google Home free calls just went live: What you need to know

Google is firing up free voice calls on the Google Home, turning the smart speaker into a speakerphone. The feature allows for voice calls to any US or Canadian number, including landlines or cellphones. However, some users may find their friends are reluctant to answer the phone. That‘s because, at launch at least, Google Home won‘t offer up any identity Continue reading

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Amazon will pay for popular Alexa skills to keep Echo‘s edge

Making skills for voice agents isn‘t just a hobby now, with Amazon opening up its wallet for those who make popular skills for Alexa. Intended to encourage developers to adopt Alexa as their virtual assistant platform of choice, the reward will be offered to those making skills in the US, UK, and Germany initially. However, Amazon is playing coy with Continue reading

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Nintendo Switch 3D printed Joy-Con grip makes play single-handed

One of the features of the Nintendo Switch that makes it so interesting is its unique control scheme. Rather than a traditional controller like we‘d see with the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, the Nintendo Switch uses detachable Joy-Con controllers, which can be used in a number of different configurations. You can, for instance, attach them to both sides Continue reading

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The FCC probably just posted the Pixel 2

Today the FCC posted a smartphone from HTC with all the trappings of the second-generation Pixel smartphone. This is Google‘s second-wave Pixel brand device, one of two we‘re expecting to see released in coming weeks. This device‘s listing includes just a few key facts about the smartphone that point us in the direction of Google‘s new flagship. If this is Continue reading

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T-Mobile‘s 600 MHz LTE just went live, but it has unusual plans

T-Mobile has thrown the switch on 600 MHz LTE, promising a record-shattering roll-out of the new spectrum use as it fills in rural America‘s patchy connectivity. The carrier certainly can‘t be accused of wasting any time, having secured the 600 MHz spectrum licenses only two months ago. Usually, T-Mobile says, a customer roll-out like this would take more like two Continue reading

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Companies leaving Trump today get big boost

Now‘s your chance, brands - a study released this morning on Brand Influence showed that leaving Trump‘s councils had a positive effect on their public image. This includes Intel and Under Armour this week - both having left a manufacturing council made for Trump. The companies that remain on Trump‘s various councils must be seriously considering their position and legacy Continue reading

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Essential Phone ship date: There‘s good news and bad

We‘re getting closer and closer to the launch of Essentials first flagship phone. Emails are being sent out to some Essential Phone early adopters, saying that their phones will be shipped within the next week. We still don‘t have an official release date for the Essential Phone yet, but you have to imagine that it‘s coming up before long. Before Continue reading

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iDevices Dimmer Switch plays nicely with Alexa, Siri, and Google Home

Controlling the smart home has more options than ever, but sometimes you just want a regular light switch to turn on your connected bulbs. iDevices new Dimmer Switch offers just that, a new in-wall control that, though requiring a little DIY action on your part, promises not only more convenient operation but instant compatibility with some of the popular virtual Continue reading

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Game of Thrones episode 6 leaks online, and hackers aren‘t to blame

Watch out, Game of Thrones fans, because this week‘s upcoming episode has been leaked a few days early. Though Game of Thrones season 6, episode 7 - dubbed Death is the Enemy - is not set to air until Sunday night, it‘s hitting the internet today. While at first you might thing that the hackers behind HBO‘s recent security breach Continue reading

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Android OEM customizations are never going away, and that‘s OK

There was some small amount of rejoicing within the Android community when Lenovo revealed that it would be putting its custom ‘Pure Vibe‘ skin to rest, starting with the K8 Note that was launched last week. As if in juxtaposition, Xiaomi is about to start the rollout of the latest version of its own custom experience, the MIUI 9. As Continue reading

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2018 Jeep Wrangler image leaks from assembly floor

Jeep has some very popular models, like the iconic Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, and it has some models that fans traditionally eschew like the old Compass. One of the most anticipated Jeep models that is due for a refresh (the Compass and Cherokee have been refreshed) is the most important model for Jeep - the Wrangler. Jeep quite simply can‘t Continue reading

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