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Google Offers New Mobile Story Tech to Publishers
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Google has rolled out a developer preview of its new AMP story format, which is designed to give content publishers an easy way to deliver news and information on mobile devices with visually rich, tap-through stories. “On mobile devices, users browse lots of articles, but engage with few in-depth,” noted Rudy Galfi, product manager for […]

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta finally offers more than 40 mpg from gasoline     – Roadshow
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The old Jetta is dead but VW has rebuilt it to be more modern, cheerful and thrifty and all the other Boy Scout virtues.

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Video offers peek at ultra-wide Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope has been a long time in the making when work on its mirrors started in 2007. It's finally coming together, though. The LSST team has released a brief clip showing progress on the Chilean facility as of the end of…

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Apple offers replacement iPhone batteries effective immediately     – CNET
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The discount, offered as part of a battery slow-down controversy, was expected to be offered beginning in January.

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Uber Eats offers insurance for its European couriers
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Uber Eats only just turned two years old, but like other "gig economy" businesses, it's facing scrutiny over how it classifies workers. In Europe, the company is partnering with Axa to offer couriers an insurance package that covers accidents, hospit…

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Chrome 63 offers even more protection from malicious sites, using even more memory
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Enlarge / You might need more of this stuff if you want to use Chrome’s new Site Isolation mode. Well, not this stuff exactly; it’s RAM from a very obsolete VAX computer. (credit: Kevin Stanchfield) To further increase its enterprise appeal, Chrome 63—which hit the browser’s stable release channel yesterday—includes a couple of new security […]

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Google offers real-time search data for news, images and video
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Finding out what people are searching for in real time is a trivial matter these days, thanks to Google Trends. Online since 2015, the service is useful for discovering what the world is paying attention to, like why Donald Trump was elected last Nov…

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AWS Offers Aurora Cloud DB Service Compatible With PostgreSQL
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AWS on Tuesday announced the general availability of Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility. The service is now fully compatible with both MySQL and PostgreSQL, the company said. AWS also announced that customers migrating to Amazon Aurora from another database can use the AWS Database Migration Service free of charge for the next six months. Amazon […]

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Nintendo Switch’s first portable dock offers freedom, but with new shackles
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Enlarge / The author’s Nintendo Switch, inserted into the Nyko Portable Docking Kit. (Cables aren’t inserted into its backside for this product shot.) (credit: Sam Machkovech) Nyko had clearly been watching my Nintendo Switch coverage. The accessory maker invited me to an E3 demo this summer with promises of all kinds of new, third-party Switch […]

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