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Flickr imposes 1,000-photo limit, drops 1TB storage for free accounts     – CNET
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SmugMug ends Yahoo’s old policy of a terabyte of free storage and its advertising-focused business.

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Apple, Amazon, Google and More Than 50 Other Companies Sign Letter Against Trump Administration's Proposed Gender Definition Changes
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Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google, and dozens of other tech companies have come together to condemn discrimination against transgender people in the face of actions President Donald Trump is reportedly considering to reduce their legal protections. From a report: The move is a response to an Oct. 21 New York Times report that the Trump […]

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Satya Nadella: The cloud is going to move underwater
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Lowering Leona Philpot, Microsoft’s first underwater serverpod, into the water. (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that underwater server farms are part of the company’s plans for future data centers. Microsoft has been experimenting with underwater servers for some time. Project Natick put a server pod underwater off the coast of California in 2016. […]

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Apple, hear me out: iPad XR
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Every iPad Pro released thus far has been met with a similar reaction from the press. There's an acknowledgement that the device is technologically impressive and predictably the "best" tablet from the company we've seen thus far — but that's always…

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Lime will offer car sharing in Seattle, moving beyond bikes and scooters     – Roadshow
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Hopefully, renters won’t also leave the cars tipped over on the sidewalk.

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The Battle for Solar Energy in the Country's Sunniest State
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Carolyn Kormann, writing for The New Yorker: Steyer [billionaire Tom Steyer, who for years has tried to pass Proposition 127, an amendment to Arizona’s constitution that would require power companies to generate fifty per cent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030] and his coalition say that the problem is simple: A.P.S. (state’s largest […]

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MIT's BeeMe Giant Social Experiment Puts a Human Under Internet Control
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This Halloween scientists at MIT’s Media Lab are embarking on a massive social experiment. From a report: Called BeeMe, the project will let internet users control a real human actor, suggesting, and collectively voting on, this person’s every action. New Atlas reached out to Niccolo Pescetelli, one of the creators behind the experiment, to find […]

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Unhappy Elon Musk went on firing spree over slow satellite broadband progress
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Enlarge / Elon Musk at a SpaceX press conference on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. (credit: Getty Images | Mario Tama) SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently “fired at least seven” managers in order to speed up development and testing of satellites that could provide broadband around the world, Reuters reported today. SpaceX has Federal […]

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Nintendo recommits to “keep the business going” for 3DS
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Enlarge / Can’t afford a Switch? Mario has a suggestion for you… (credit: Nintendo of America) In the age of the Nintendo Switch, the company’s older 3DS handheld tends to get the short end of the stick in terms of press and player attention. But Nintendo has maintained that it’s not going to abandon the […]

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