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Microsoft's Fall Update With Redesigned Xbox Dashboard Is Now Available To All
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Microsoft has released the next big “Fall” update for the Xbox One, which focuses on speed and simplicity. Engadget reports: The first “Fluid Design” interface comes with a redesigned Home page, which is all about simplicity and customization. The top-level section has four shortcuts (your current game, two personalized suggestions, and a deal from the […]

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Netflix Adds 5.3 Million Subs In Q3, Beating Forecasts
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Netflix shows no signs of slowing down. The company announced its third quarter results, adding more subscribers in both the U.S. and abroad than expected. Variety reports: The company gained 850,000 streaming subs in the U.S. and 4.45 million overseas in the period. Analysts had estimated Netflix to add 784,000 net subscribers in the U.S. […]

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Federal watchdog tells Equifax—no $7.25 million IRS contract for you
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Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday rejected Equifax’s bid to retain its $7.25 million “taxpayer identity” contract—the one awarded days after Equifax announced it had exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal data of some 145 million people. At its core, the Equifax-IRS ordeal reveals the strangeness of the […]

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Black members of Congress push for more diversity in Silicon Valley hires
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Enlarge / Rep. Barbara Lee (center) spoke along with Rep. G.K. Butterfield (right) at the San Francisco offices of Hustle on Monday. (credit: Cyrus Farivar) SAN FRANCISCO—Days after two leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus got Facebook to commit to hiring a black member to its board of directors, they again pressed major tech […]

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Marvel’s full ‘Black Panther’ trailer shows a ruthless hero-king
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Marvel dropped a teaser for its upcoming Black Panther film during the NBA Finals back in June, and our first look at the hero-king was glorious. Chadwick Boseman is electric and imposing as the monarch of the hidden, advanced African nation of Wakan…

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Australia tackles revenge porn with a national reporting tool
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Companies like Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Facebook have in the past made attempts to help victims of revenge porn, but it's still a big problem as recent incidents have made very clear. Well the Australian government has been working on a way to…

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Huawei Mate 10 Release Date, Price and Specs     – CNET
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With a glass design, big screen and supercharged processor, the Mate 10 has a lot going for it, but differences between the models are downright weird.

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LimeBike raises $50M to further its bike-sharing ambitions
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 LimeBike, one of several companies competing in the rapidly expanding bike-sharing space, has raised a $50 million C round to continue building out the operation. The company is also looking into ways to differentiate itself from the competition — including the two 900-pound Chinese gorillas in the industry, Ofo and Mobike. Read More

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DxO One camera for Android on the way, new accessories debut
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 The best compact camera smartphone attachment you can buy is getting an Android version, and a heap of updates for the existing iPhone model that make it even better (and it’s already excellent). The DxO One, DxO’s first camera hardware, gets a free software update this morning that adds Facebook Live multi-camera streaming, time-lapse an […]

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