Lazada, Uber and Netflix team up ahead of Amazon’s expected entry into Southeast Asia

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Spread the loveTweet Amazon isn’t in Southeast Asia yet — the e-commerce giant pushed back plans to enter early this year — but that isn’t stopping future rival Lazada teaming up…


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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey donated $100,000 to Trump’s inauguration

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Spread the loveTweet Oculus Rift co-founder Palmer Luckey didn’t just support Donald Trump by backing Nimble America , an organization that made anti-Hillary Clinton “shitposts.” He also donated $100,000 to…


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Apple vows to use only recycled materials, but Greenpeace says iPhones should also last longer

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Spread the loveTweet Apple has set a lofty goal for itself: use only renewable materials in its products to protect the environment and avoid “blood minerals.” In its 2017 Environmental…


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Scientists are racing nanocars on a solid gold track

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Spread the loveTweet Scientists are set to engage in a frivolous race of single-molecule “nanocars” on, if you can believe it, a solid gold track. It’s the boldest show of…


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Google said to be planning a built-in ad blocker for Chrome

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Spread the loveTweet Google is planning to add an ad blocker to Chrome, its web browser, and to possibly turn it on by default for all users. That seems counterintuitive…


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Texas gets closer to allowing self-driving vehicle testing on public roads

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Spread the loveTweet A new state might join the ranks of those that allow testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads: A bill just passed the Texas Senate Transportation Committee…


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Facebook plans ethics board to monitor its brain-computer interface work

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Spread the loveTweet Facebook will assemble an independent Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) panel to oversee its development of a direct brain-to-computer typing interface it previewed today at its…


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Talking fiber, drones and open-source hardware with Facebook’s Yael Maguire

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Spread the loveTweet Facebook has been putting a lot of resources into improving internet connectivity in rural areas. At first, that may seem like a distraction for the social networking giant,…


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162 tech companies file brief against the latest immigration executive order

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Spread the loveTweet Silicon Valley and the tech community at large has been a staunch opponent of Trump’s immigration policies, from the “Muslim Ban” executive orders to H-1B restrictions. Today…


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IBM shares dropped like a rock today

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Spread the loveTweet How do you solve a problem like IBM? Yesterday evening the company reported its 20th straight consecutive quarter of year-on-year losses. The company’s quarterly earnings beat expectations,…


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