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Galaxy Fold fragile screens and more: The good and bad of Samsung's new foldable phone     – CNET
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Our Galaxy Fold screen is in good shape, and the ongoing review continues.

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Avengers: Endgame — My race to watch all Marvel movies hits the homestretch     – CNET
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Update: 17 movies down, four to go. It’s been a wild ride, and I’ve managed to stay spoiler-free… so far.

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Homecoming review: Beyoncé film brings fireworks to Netflix     – CNET
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Beychella will stand the test of time as the definitive and declarative Beyoncé performance, and now we can witness history being made in our homes.

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Amazon Will No Longer Sell Chinese Goods In China
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Amazon announced today that it will close its marketplace in China in the coming months, meaning Amazon customers in the country will no longer be able to buy goods from Chinese merchants. “Amazon did not explain why it was withdrawing its marketplace service, saying only it will instead focus on selling goods shipped from other […]

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Facebook is working on an AI voice assistant similar to Alexa, Google Assistant
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Enlarge / Along with video chatting through Facebook Messenger, both Portal devices have built-in Amazon Alexa. (credit: Facebook) Facebook is working on developing an AI voice assistant similar in functionality to Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri, according to a report from CNBC and a later statement from a Facebook representative. The CNBC report, which […]

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Microsoft buys Express Logic, adds a third operating system to its IoT range
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Enlarge / Multi-threading. (credit: Jamie Golden / Flickr) Not content with having a Windows-based Internet of Things platform (Windows 10 IoT) and a Linux-based Internet of Things platform (Azure Sphere), Microsoft has added a third option. The company has announced that it has bought Express Logic and its ThreadX real-time operating system for an undisclosed […]

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In new gaffe, Facebook improperly collects email contacts for 1.5 million
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Facebook’s privacy gaffes keep coming. On Wednesday, the social media company said it collected the stored email address lists of as many as 1.5 million users without permission. On Thursday, the company said the number of Instagram users affected by a previously reported password storage error was in the “millions,” not […]

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Uber's self-driving unit gets its own CEO and a $1 billion investment
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As Uber finally closes in on its IPO, its self-driving car unit is getting a big cash infusion and some independence. The company announced tonight that Toyota, Denso and Softbank are investing a total of $1 billion in its Advanced Technologies Group…

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NASA and Blue Origin partner up for new rocket engine tests     – CNET
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Jeff Bezos’ rocket company will upgrade a disused NASA testing facility to fire up two new engines.

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