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Uber loses license to operate in London     – CNET
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TfL, London’s transport regulator, rejected the company’s licence renewal request due to Uber’s “lack of corporate responsibility.”

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The Chinese Room made a VR parable for Google Daydream
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Indie developer The Chinese Room is releasing its first-ever virtual reality game. So Let Us Melt is a sci-fi parable about a machine lost in a paradise of its own making. Exclusively available on Google's Daydream VR platform, the title sees the dev…

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Fired Google engineer wonders if KKK names are cool     – CNET
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Commentary: James Damore, ousted after posting what some saw as an antidiversity memo, allows that the title “Grand Wizard” might in some way be charming.

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iPhone X: How Face ID works     – CNET
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It’s like a tiny Microsoft Kinect embedded in your phone, plus machine learning.

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Apple wants you to get very excited about, oh, the App Store     – CNET
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Commentary: In a series of new ads, Apple wants you to believe that with iOS 11, the App Store will make your life better.

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Facebook may appear at Senate hearing on election meddling     – CNET
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A hearing will examine social media’s role in possibly swaying last year’s US election.

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London venue is first to eradicate touts with digital-only tickets
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Touts are something you'll no longer see roaming the pavements outside of London's Islington Assembly Hall. The music venue has become the first in the UK to commit entirely to digital tickets, all of which will be sold through mobile app Dice. Ticke…

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Dell Alienware 15 (R3, 2016) review     – CNET
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With the power of a larger laptop in a chunky but compact chassis, the Alienware 15 is ready to rout.

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Waymo seeks to delay trial in Uber trade secrets lawsuit     – Roadshow
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Alphabet’s self-driving car unit says it needs more time to review recently obtained evidence in the case.

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