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Uber, Careem suspend services in UAE capital
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Ride-hailing companies Uber [UBER.UL] and Careem have suspended services in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, since Saturday and do not know when they can resume operations, they said on Sunday.

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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:55:58 GMT

Facebook overhauls Trending feature after bias claims
Social media giant Facebook makes its Trending feature more automated after criticism it was biased against conservative views.

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PC World - News RSS feed
last updated: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:17:00 +1000

Medical device security ignites an ethics firestorm
One security research company is taking a controversial approach to disclosing vulnerabilities: It’s publicizing the flaws as a way to tank a company’s stock.

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Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
last updated: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:16:48 -0400

Uber, Careem suspend services in UAE capital

An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi signRide-hailing companies Uber [UBER.UL] and Careem have suspended services in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, since Saturday and do not know when they can resume operations, they said on Sunday. The National, a UAE newspaper, quoted unnamed sources as saying that as many as 50 drivers for Uber and Careem had been arrested. An Abu Dhabi source familiar with the situation told Reuters some drivers had been detained over violations of regulations, but did not specify how many drivers or describe the violations.


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Giant pyramid hidden in plain sight
BRUTAL Spanish conquistadors failed to notice this incredible monument when they built a church atop it— to celebrate slaughtering thousands of locals.

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CNET News
last updated: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:53:49 +0000

Kaepernick's refusal to stand for national anthem roils Twitter - CNET
Technically Incorrect: The NFL star says that he's protesting against the treatment of blacks in America.

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Target jumps on the Pokemon Go train, putting giant Pokeballs outside - CNET
The big-box retailer has painted the bollards outside of select stores.

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College football coach admits using Facebook, Twitter to spy on players - CNET
Technically Incorrect: Get a friend request from a lovely-looking girl? It could be one of Texas Tech's less lovely coaches.

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For one Syrian refugee, close, but no asylum - CNET
Commentary: For Road Trip 2016, I met asylum seekers in Sweden and Finland on the doorstep of a dream. But for some, the door is closed.

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Are AT&T's and Verizon's no-overage policies really a good deal? - CNET
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why Verizon's Safe Mode feature may not be all it's cracked up to be.

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Social media's echo chamber fuels migrant backlash in Sweden, Finland - CNET
Refugees and migrants came to these Nordic countries in record numbers in 2015. Some Swedes and Finns are using Facebook and Twitter to voice opinions that would have seemed unthinkable a few years ago.

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Man climbs into toilet to retrieve phone, gets completely stuck - CNET
Technically Incorrect: A Norwegian man drops his phone down a public toilet. His slim friend volunteers to retrieve it. Cue the rescue squad.

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This robot is a lousy sandwich chef - CNET
In her latest clip, robotics video-blogger Simone Giertz proves that a robot is no match for a stubborn jar of peanut butter.

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Trump tweets: Fatal shooting of NBA star's cousin is reason African-Americans will vote for me - CNET
Technically Incorrect: On Saturday, the Republican candidate offers another of his instant musings on America. Not everyone is moved.

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Thrill-seeking unicyclist rides on edge of 840-foot-high chimney in Romania - CNET
It takes someone with superhuman balance and nerves of steel to unicycle and juggle on top of a tall, crumbling structure. Meet Flaviu Cernescu.

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When tech firms judge on skills alone, women land more job interviews - CNET
An experiment with removing gender from job applications makes the case that bias influences hiring.

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Travel Advisory - CNET
Scams and scares to watch out for on the road.

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Up close and personal with Tokyo's 59-foot Gundam statue - CNET
In Tokyo there's a 1:1 scale "replica" of a Gundam mobile suit. Here's what it looks like up close.

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Fundam with Tokyo's giant Gundam - CNET
Looking out over Tokyo Bay is a giant robot, a 1:1, 59-foot model of a Gundam Mobile Suit. Here's what it looks like up close.

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The 16 fastest combat planes in the US Air Force - CNET
These impressive, fast and incredibly expensive planes are currently protecting America's freedom.

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How will driverless cars make life or death choices? Google exec admits he doesn't know - CNET
As Uber rolls out its driverless cars in Pittsburgh, Google futurist Ray Kurzweil says he's still working out the moral dilemma in the case of a potentially fatal accident by an autonomous vehicle.

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What you should know about the iPhone 6's 'Touch Disease' (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 52) - CNET
It's time to update your iPhone's software right now. Also, is the iPhone 6S really faster than the Note 7? And Apple Music starts to flex its muscle.

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Whoops! False Northern Lights alert triggered by lawnmower - CNET
British group sent out a red alert for scenic aurora borealis, but uh, a staffer on a riding mower just drove too close to the sensor.

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Is Spotify punishing artists who cozy up to Apple Music? - CNET
When singers and bands give exclusives to subscription-music rivals like Apple and Tidal, Spotify is depressing those musicians in search results, a report says. Spotify says that's not true.

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Facebook changes Trending Topics after criticism - CNET
The social network adds a more automated design that strips human-written descriptions from its list of popular topics, following months of criticism over how it displayed news stories.

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Stormtrooper who bonked head in original Star Wars movie has died - CNET
British actor Michael Leader will be remembered for his long-term role on the BBC's popular "EastEnders," but the famed space blooper will never be forgotten.

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Alexa, meet Iris: Amazon Echo now controls Lowe's smart hub - CNET
Lowe's Iris system for home control now lets you adjust lights and temperature using the Amazon Echo, and your voice.

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No, software engineers aren't the highest paid employees in tech - CNET
Technically Incorrect: You thought that coding is where the money is? A new report says that isn't true.

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GIFs show how we'd all survive Mars without Matt Damon - CNET
We'll all have to breathe, eat and drink when we colonize Mars. These cartoons show how we'll reuse waste and pollutants to do it -- just like Mark Watney in "The Martian."

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BuzzFeed - Geeky
last updated: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:42:11 -0400

Aaron Paul Wants To Adopt Millie Bobby Brown From "Stranger Things"

Same though.

While appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Aaron spoke about his encounter with Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven.

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And he pretty much summed up how we all feel about her.

And he pretty much summed up how we all feel about her.

Seriously, she's amazing though.

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He also mentioned that he'd be ready to welcome her into his own family.

He also mentioned that he'd be ready to welcome her into his own family.

Join the club, Aaron.

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Tech – TIME
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Apple May Remove This Iconic iPhone Feature
It'll be a part of Apple's major redesign of the iPhone

After Apple kills the headphone jack with the iPhone 7, it could get rid of the home button next, according to a new report.

Apple is reportedly working on a significant redesign of the iPhone for the 2017 model that will not include a home button, reports Bloomberg. This will allow Apple to focus more on the display, which is said to have a curved design similar to that of Samsung’s newer smartphones, according to Nikkei Asian Review. Blog Apple Insider also reported last year that Apple is working on an iPhone without a home button.

Removing the home button would be a crucial move for Apple, considering it has functioned as the portal to technologies like TouchID, Apple Pay, and Siri. Still, many modern Android phones have axed the physical home button to allow for larger screens. These phones instead have navigational keys baked into their software or touch-sensitive sensors that sit on the bezel.

Next year’s model is expected to represent a major redesign of the iPhone, while this year’s version is said to be more of an incremental update. Apple has released its iPhones on a tick-tock pattern in recent years, and this year’s iPhone 7 launch is expected to be the first departure from that schedule, according to The Wall Street Journal. Every other year, Apple typically introduces a major overhaul of the iPhone, while the models in between iterate on the iPhone’s current form factor. The iPhone 6, for instance, represented a complete redesign of the iPhone compared to the 5 and 5s models, while the iPhone 6s kept that same design but added some new features, like 3D Touch. The overhaul reportedly coming in 2017 will mark 10 years since the original iPhone launched in 2007.

Apple declined TIME’s request for comment.

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last updated: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 07:22:42 +0000

liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI
liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI

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last updated: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:44:57 +0000

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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The Next Web
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Facebook’s newest app may have a huge security problem for teens

Lifestage, Facebook’s new app aimed at teens, is a great concept that captures a bit of the energy Facebook once had as a startup. It’s got a huge privacy issue that may affect teens, though. The main (maybe only) problem with Lifestage is that it relies on self-reporting for age. Business Insider recently put it through its paces, and notes that all you have to do is say you’re under 18 and Lifestage lets you choose a high school to identify with. Perhaps even more troubling is Facebook’s response to the report: We are releasing Lifestage to a limited number…

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