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New Google Area 120 project Shoelace aims to connect people around shared interests
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A new project from Google’s in-house incubator, Area 120, aims to help people find things to do and others who share your same interests. Through a new app called Shoelace — a name designed to make you think of tying things together — users can browse through a set of hand-picked activities, or add their […]

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Spotify Lite is now officially out for 36 markets around the world
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Spotify has been testing a smaller, lighter version of its app since mid-2018 in hopes of expanding its reach to regions where internet connections are slow and people tend to use low-end-to-mid-range devices. Now, that app is finally ready for prime…

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NSA Admits Improper Collection of Phone Data, 2nd Time Around
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The ACLU has released documents showing the NSA improperly collected Americans’ call and text logs in 2017 and 2018. The unauthorized collections occurred just four months after the agency announced it was deleting more than 620 million call detail records acquired since 2015 under Title V of the Foreign Intelligence Service Act. The NSA relied […]

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Alphabet's Toronto smart campus reportedly opening around late 2023     – CNET
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The tech giant’s first smart buildings will open in either late 2023 or early 2024, according to a CNBC report.

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Google Maps doesn't want you walking around in AR     – CNET
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Goodbye, Mr Fox. Google’s dropping the whimsy from its AR Maps.

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The best and worst April Fools’ jokes from around the web
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The tech world sure does love a good prank. While some sat out on April Fools’, a number of big tech companies embraced the opportunity to waste time this way. So without any further ado, here are the April Fools’ pranks from around the web: The good 1) Google Tulip Google Tulip, in my humble […]

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UPS using drones to zip medical samples around North Carolina     – CNET
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Drone deliveries avoid road delays, increase efficiency and lower costs.

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Captain Marvel merchandise isn't kitten around with Goose and Carol     – CNET
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From keychains to action figures to shirts and sunglasses, you can have Captain Marvel in your life — and her little cat, too.

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New iPad mini and entry-level iPad are around the corner
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Apple has registered new iPad models in the Eurasian Economic Commission reference database. The Moscow-based commission keeps a product database pretty much like the FCC in the U.S. And it sounds like Apple is about to launch a new iPad mini 5 and an updated entry-level iPad. That database has shown information on new Apple […]

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