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With Alphabet, Google faces a daunting challenge: organizing itself
nSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google’s self-professed mission is to organize the world’s information. But a company known for engineering excellence is still trying to solve the very human problem of how to organize itself.

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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:37:17 GMT

Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans
Privacy groups cautiously welcome Google's pledge to end scans of Gmail messages to personalise ads.

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Geek.com
last updated: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:45:19 +0000

These Pokémon iPhone Cases Are a Must-Have for Any Trainer

These Pokémon 20th Anniversary phone cases by RAVPower are absolutely adorable. You can protect your phone in style and let the world know that your iPhone doubles as a Pokédex. You can choose […]

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last updated: Thu, 04 May 2017 03:28:00 +1000

Sneaky Gmail phishing attack fools with fake Google Docs app
Google Docs was pulled into a sneaky email phishing attack on Tuesday that was designed to trick users into giving up access to their Gmail accounts.

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last updated: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:05:49 -0400

Your fingerprints could replace your airline boarding pass

Your fingerprints could replace your airline boarding passDelta Airlines is testing fingerprint readers that may soon replace your old-fashioned paper and digital boarding passes.


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Nintendo is bringing back the Super Nintendo just in time for the holidays

Nintendo is bringing back the Super Nintendo just in time for the holidaysNintendo is bringing back the Super Nintendo in the form of its new Super Nintendo Classic this September. Nintendo (NTDOY) is bringing is bringing the Super Nintendo Entertainment System back from the dead just in time for the holiday shopping season in the form of its SNES Classic Edition.


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Big Cable broke its promise and you're paying for it

Big Cable broke its promise and you're paying for itThe cable industry promised consumers free apps to replace rented cable boxes. We're still waiting.


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Uber’s next CEO faces 3 big challenges

Uber’s next CEO faces 3 big challengesUber's next CEO will have a a lot work cut out for him or her.


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Why Apple would need to use ex-NSA workers to stop leaks

Why Apple would need to use ex-NSA workers to stop leaksApple is using ex-NSA, FBI and military workers to help put an end to company leaks.


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Here’s who could lead Uber out of its scandals

Here’s who could lead Uber out of its scandalsUber's looking for a chief operating officer to revamp the company. Here's a look at some of the contenders.


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Nintendo's 'Arms' is a whimsical fighter with wonderful multiplayer

Nintendo's 'Arms' is a whimsical fighter with wonderful multiplayerNintendo's 'Arms' is exciting, fast-paced action, but it's single-player mode could use more depth.


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The top 10 games of E3 2017

The top 10 games of E3 2017The greatest video game show on Earth has ended, but the hype is just heating up. Nearly 70,000 gamers flooded an overpacked Los Angeles Convention Center for three straight days (not counting a few days of fancy media briefings) of digital insanity, and game makers of all shapes and sizes delivered enough gaming goodness to last a lifetime — or at least until the holidays.


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These are the coolest VR games at the world's biggest video game expo

These are the coolest VR games at the world's biggest video game expoVirtual reality might be stalled, but E3 2017 proved there's still plenty of life left for the medium.


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Microsoft's new Surface Pro is a powerful machine with a slight drawback

Microsoft's new Surface Pro is a powerful machine with a slight drawbackMicrosoft's new Surface Pro is an excellent 2-in-1 laptop-tablet device with a ton of power and battery life.


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Nintendo shows off new 'Super Mario Odyssey' and more at E3 2017

Nintendo shows off new 'Super Mario Odyssey' and more at E3 2017Nintendo's E3 2017 event brought us 'Super Mario Odyssey,' but little in the way of third-party games.


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Pogue's Basics: Operate the Windows Ribbon from the keyboard

Pogue's Basics: Operate the Windows Ribbon from the keyboardThe Windows 10 Ribbon is supposed to enhance your efficiency by putting every conceivable command in one place, with nothing hidden. But how efficient is a tool that requires mousing?


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Microsoft's new Xbox One X is a beast, but faces an uphill battle

Microsoft's new Xbox One X is a beast, but faces an uphill battleMicrosoft's Xbox One X is a powerful console, but faces stiff competition from Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro and Nintendo's Switch.


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America has slower LTE wireless than Canada or Mexico

America has slower LTE wireless than Canada or MexicoBoth Canada and Mexico, and a number of other countries, have much faster wireless internet than the U.S.


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E3 Preview: What to expect from 2017's marquee video game expo

E3 Preview: What to expect from 2017's marquee video game expoHope you like video games, because your social networks are about to get flooded with countless tweets, posts, pics, hot takes, snarky asides and full-on rants about interactive entertainment. E3, otherwise known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo. You’ve likely heard of E3 — it’s in its 24th consecutive year — but you might not know why the annual video game industry convention/circus is such a big deal.


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The big issues we want Apple to address in macOS High Sierra

The big issues we want Apple to address in macOS High SierraThese are the issues we hope Apple addresses with macOS High Sierra.


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Pogue's Basics: The "Minimize All" keystroke in Windows

Pogue's Basics: The "Minimize All" keystroke in WindowsSometimes you’ve got Windows open, and you want to have a look at your desktop to find a certain icon. Well, here’s a keyboard trick that lets you minimize all your windows at once, revealing your entire desktop. Just press Windows key+M (think of it as M for “Minimize all”). Boom! They all fly away to your taskbar.


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Apple polishes up 23 features in Mac OS High Sierra

Apple polishes up 23 features in Mac OS High SierraLet’s be honest: The biggest Mac news from Apple’s developer conference Monday wasn’t about software features—it was about new hardware. All Apple (AAPL) laptops and iMacs will gain Intel’s latest, fastest processor, known as Kaby Lake. It will be called Mac OS High Sierra, and the name suggests exactly what it is: a set of refinements to the current Mac OS, called Sierra.


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Amazon Echo, Google Home and now, Apple HomePod

Amazon Echo, Google Home and now, Apple HomePodApple jumps into the smart speaker race with HomePod.


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Here’s what’s new: Apple’s High Sierra 

Here’s what’s new: Apple’s High Sierra At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017, Apple claimed that the new macOS High Sierra will have the fastest desktop browser to date. Safari is said to be 80 percent faster than Chrome, and will have an autoplay blocking feature. For those who are concerned about Internet privacy, High Sierra will have an Intelligent Tracking Prevention tool. Mail also got a few updates, including “Top Hits” in Spotlight, and Split View keeps messages you are replying to on the right side and mail on the left. One of the most promising updates is designed to speed up the file system. ...


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Apple’s top new iOS 11 features 

Apple’s top new iOS 11 features Apple announced new features at the WWDC 2017. Here are the top 10 features to look out for this fall: The Apple Pay Cash Card will let users pay and receive peer-to-peer money transactions in iMessage. Siri will be able to translate in various languages, like English, French, Chinese, German, Spanish and Italian. Siri Male and Female voice get an update to sound more natural. “Intelligence” feature will let Siri make suggestions on what you might find interesting. Users will be able swipe up to get access to the redesigned control center, and use 3D touch to expand the options. ...


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The 27 most interesting new features in iOS 11

The 27 most interesting new features in iOS 11When iOS 11, the new, free iPhone/iPad OS upgrade comes this fall, you won't gain any big-ticket feature. Instead, you'll get lot of tiny nips and tucks that fall into five categories: Nice Tweaks, Storage Help, iPad Exclusives, Playing Catch-Up, Fixing Bad Design.


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Live updates from Apple's developers conference

Live updates from Apple's developers conferenceWe're live blogging all the news from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.


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Pogue's Basics: The fastest way to uninstall a Windows 10 app

Pogue's Basics: The fastest way to uninstall a Windows 10 appHow cool is this? You can uninstall a program right from the Start menu in Windows 10. That’s a lot more efficient than the method most people know: burrowing into the Control Panel or the Settings app and fumbling around.


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Inventor of “Iron Man” jet suit beats his own speed record

Inventor of “Iron Man” jet suit beats his own speed recordWho needs flying cars when you have a flying “jet suit”?


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All the news we expect from Apple's huge developers conference

All the news we expect from Apple's huge developers conferenceApple's big Worldwide Developers Conference is taking place on June 5, and we'll be there to bring you all of the latest news and announcements.


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Google's autonomous car company is now testing out self-driving trucks

Google's autonomous car company is now testing out self-driving trucksWaymo is taking its self-driving tech to an entirely new class of vehicles. The autonomous car company, which famously spun off as an independent entity after years of development as the Google X self-driving car project, was recently spotted running tests on something other than its instantly recognizable fleet of Waymo-branded Chrysler Pacifica minivans: a truck.   A photo recently obtained by BuzzFeed News appears to show a Waymo truck, which company reps confirmed to be genuine. Until the image surfaced, Waymo was only thought to be developing its autonomous driving platform on its cars, Lexus SUVs, and minivans, which have been extensively promoted as it ramps up its efforts with a public self-driving program in Phoenix.      SEE ALSO: Russia's Google rival just jumped into the self-driving car race When reached for comment by Mashable via email, a Waymo rep shared the same statement given to BuzzFeed: Waymo is currently testing just one truck, reportedly a Class 8 Peterbilt, outfitted with the company's self-produced autonomous platform. A company spokesperson confirmed to Mashable that the company is currently conducting tests on a private track at its facility in California, and that the truck has also made it out to public streets — with a human operator behind the wheel controlling it manually at all times — to collect the road data essential for the autonomous platform's development. The Waymo rep also confirmed to us that the road testing efforts will be expanded to Arizona later this year. Trucking and autonomy The move to bigger vehicles isn't a shocker for Waymo — the company has made it clear that it's focused on more than just consumer transportation and has its sights on the future of mobility on the whole, through statements made by CEO John Krafcik and aggressive moves outside the direct consumer market, like its deal with Lyft.  Self-driving trucks could transform an entire industry. Autonomous vehicles could increase productivity and efficiency along freight routes, making the job easier for drivers — and they could fill the gap to combat the projected driver shortage facing the industry in the coming years. By using its autonomous platform on trucks, Waymo could play a big part in transforming American highways.  But it's far from the first player to enter the self-driving truck space. There are projects currently in the works from established companies like PACCAR, the manufacturer behind the Peterbilt brand, which is working with Nvidia, and smaller independent startups like Embark, which is testing its platform on Nevada highways. Perhaps the most notable project is the Uber-owned Otto, which successfully delivered an autonomous freight of beer last year.  Waymo's parent company, Alphabet, is in the midst of a contentious lawsuit with Uber that could stifle or even shutter Uber's own self-driving development efforts. The dispute stems from Otto's founder, Anthony Levandowski, a former Google (and now former Uber) employee accused of stealing company secrets and using them for Otto and then Uber. Meanwhile, the only other company that comes close to matching Google's pedigree, Apple, has reportedly ramped up its own autonomous driving efforts of late, with its own self-driving test car recently spotted on California streets.  WATCH: World travelers will love this suitcase that doubles as a scooter


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Uber posts $708 million loss and says finance head left

Uber posts $708 million loss and says finance head leftHONG KONG (AP) — Uber posted a $708 million loss in the most recent quarter and said its head of finance is leaving the company, the latest executive to depart in what has been a very tough year to date.


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Microsoft's Skype draws inspiration from Snapchat in big redesign

Microsoft's Skype draws inspiration from Snapchat in big redesignYou can add Skype to the growing list of services copying features straight from Snapchat. The Microsoft Corp communications service on Thursday announced a major redesign of its mobile app, including a “Highlights” feature that lets customers snap photos and videos that will be temporarily visible to their connections. The feature carries a strong resemblance to Snapchat’s “Stories.” That format has been growing in popularity within social and messaging services and has recently been incorporated into Facebook Inc’s family of apps, most notably by Instagram.


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How Washington is throwing away its shot at protecting your privacy

How Washington is throwing away its shot at protecting your privacyA Republican member of the House has introduced a comprehensive data privacy bill, but Congress is unlikely to ever pass it.


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Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms

Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reformsFacebook (FB.O), Amazon (AMZN.O) and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency. The request marks the first significant public effort by Silicon Valley to wade into what is expected to be a contentious debate later the year over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, parts of which will expire on Dec. 31 unless Congress reauthorizes them. Of particular concern to the technology industry and privacy advocates is Section 702, which allows U.S. intelligence agencies to vacuum up vast amounts of communications from foreigners but also incidentally collects some data belonging to Americans that can be searched by analysts without a warrant.


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Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass will end your free time forever

Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass will end your free time foreverMicrosoft's new Xbox Game Pas service will give you access to more than 100 Xbox 360 and Xbox One games for $10 a month.


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Mark Zuckerberg: The most important thing I built at Harvard

Mark Zuckerberg: The most important thing I built at HarvardFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the accomplishment he's most proud of from his days at Harvard University is his relationship with wife and fellow Harvard alum Priscilla Chan.


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Zuckerberg to Harvard grads: 'You have to create a sense of purpose for others'

Zuckerberg to Harvard grads: 'You have to create a sense of purpose for others'Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard University to give the class of 2017's commencement speech.


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The new Samsung Galaxy does 27 things the iPhone doesn't

The new Samsung Galaxy does 27 things the iPhone doesn'tDavid Pogue has created master list of features that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has and the iPhone 7 doesn’t—along with an assessment of which ones are actually useful.


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How the Microsoft Surface Pro compares to Apple's best

How the Microsoft Surface Pro compares to Apple's bestThe new Microsoft Surface Pro laptop-tablet hybrid is an impressive-looking device that should have Apple looking over its shoulder.


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The most important announcements from Google's big developers' conference

The most important announcements from Google's big developers' conferenceIf this is May, it must be time for Google I/O. CEO Sundar Pichai opened his keynote speech with an observation: That Google (GOOG, GOOGL) may have begun life as a search company, but it’s now become an artificial intelligence (AI) company. For example, he announced a new technology called Google Lens, which you can think of as Shazam for the whole world.


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A widely praised Supreme Court decision still doesn't fix the broken patent system

A widely praised Supreme Court decision still doesn't fix the broken patent systemA small town in East Texas should see a lot fewer visitors in suits and ties, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling that you can’t file a patent lawsuit anywhere you please in America.


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This RoboCop car comes with an intruder-chasing drone as a sidekick

This RoboCop car comes with an intruder-chasing drone as a sidekickMeet O-R3. It’s the world’s first robotic security car.


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Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two years

Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two yearsUber generally takes a commission from its drivers after deducting taxes and some fees, but it instead took a higher percentage from its New York City drivers using the full fare before accounting for sales taxes and fees, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news. "We are committed to paying every driver every penny they are owed - plus interest - as quickly as possible," Rachel Holt, Uber's regional general manager for U.S. and Canada, said via email. All New York City drivers under the 2014 agreement would be eligible for a refund, regardless of whether they are still active or not, as long as they completed an Uber ride, the Journal report said.


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Pinterest now uses AI to figure out what you're eating in photos

Pinterest now uses AI to figure out what you're eating in photosPinterest rolled out an update that enables its AI-powered feature, Pinterest Lens, to detect and analyze what you're eating in any given photo. Lens then suggests a recipe "inspired" by the food, meal or dish.


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Now I get it: Ransomware

Now I get it: RansomwareOn May 12, a computer worm called WannaCry infected 320,000 Windows computers in 150 countries—and made headlines around the world. First, because WannaCry is one of the most widespread cases of ransomware—software that encrypts all of the files on your PC, and will not unlock them until you pay the bad guys. The second notable feature: The WannaCry malware took advantage of a security hole in Windows that had already been discovered by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).


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'Prey' review: You'll never be more afraid of a coffee cup

'Prey' review: You'll never be more afraid of a coffee cup‘Prey’ will have you terrified of everything you see. During my first two hours of playing the video game “Prey,” I spent more time shooting at coffee cups and trash cans than I did the malevolent aliens that attacked the space station I was sneaking around.


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U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'

U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google. The justices sided 8-0 with beverage flavoring company TC Heartland LLC in its legal battle with food and beverage company Kraft Heinz Co, ruling that patent infringement suits can be filed only in courts located in the jurisdiction where the targeted company is incorporated. Justice Neil Gorsuch did not participate in the decision.


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Why Amazon let 4,000 dogs into its Seattle headquarters

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How Google's trying to make the mobile web look less ugly

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Google Home's mastermind has no intention of losing to Amazon

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Amazon's Alexa Calling is like a Jetsons version of the home phone

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Android O: Google tries to fix Android's biggest weakness

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Why leaked NSA hacking tools are not like stolen Tomahawk missiles

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Galaxies collide in stunning picture
A NEW image captured by NASA Hubble space telescope shows ‘doomed duo’ galaxies colliding and then trying to destroy one another.

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last updated: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:09:26 +0000

WWE women's tournament will be the rise of its next starlet - CNET
Move over, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, 32 women will fight it out in August on the WWE Network for the Mae Young Classic.

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Let Us Guess Your "Tekken" Animal Fighter

We’re all animals when Tekken 7 drops.

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The Best iOS 11 Features We’ve Tried So Far
Including Files, Control Center, Maps and more

Apple’s next major update to iOS comes loaded with new features that make the iPad more useful, especially when it comes to multitasking.

Don’t expect your iPad to replace your laptop when iOS 11 launches in the fall, but the update will make the tasks you already use your iPad for feel more fluid. Some features will prevent you from navigating to the home screen as often, while others make it easier to customize how you use your iPad.

Among the most prominent changes: a new Files app for managing documents across devices, a redesigned iPad dock that can fit more apps and a new view for the Control Center and app switcher. A handful of updates are coming to Apple’s own apps as well, including a new indoor navigation feature for Apple Maps as well as more filters to choose from in Photos. Apple is also courting developers to create augmented reality apps for the iPad through its newly announced ARKit tools, which will be launching with iOS 11.

After spending a few days using the public beta, here’s a look at the most useful features we’ve encountered so far.

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liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI
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alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6
alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6

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Amazon is building a translation service for your sites and apps

Amazon is set to expand its Web Services range of offerings for developers with a new tool to translate their apps and sites into multiple languages, reports CNBC. When it launches, the new service will see Amazon go up against Microsoft and Google, both of which offer translation APIs to enterprise customers. Amazon already uses its own translation tech in-house to offer product documentation in various languages. The effort to build this out for developers is being led by Aron Levie, the co-founder of translation software firm Safaba, which Amazon acquired in September 2015. That should help the ecommerce and…

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