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Delete your apps, what’s left?

Delete your apps, what’s left?

If you deleted every one of your phone's apps, what would be left of your life? Would you still have a job? Would your friends still speak with you? How about your family - would you still be able to communicate? Could you find a way to show everyone what you're doing every day - or would you even want to?

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This Facebook mess proves simple logins should die

This Facebook mess proves simple logins should die

Over the past several weeks, developers have been in a tizzy. They've been getting more error messages than they can handle, all because of one company's omnipotence. Facebook's developers suddenly realized they cant responsibly handle all the data they've been harvesting, so they've hit some rather important off-switches. The result isn't pretty.

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Trade Wars in Tech: consumers are the real casualties

Trade Wars in Tech: consumers are the real casualties

It’s almost too easy to start a war. All it takes is for someone in power (after all, those without power can’t start wars) to say something that offends another person in power who, in turn, says something back. It’s not easy, however, to end the war or to pick up the broken pieces. In the case of a trade war like the one brewing between the US and China, those pieces are the consumers from both sides. Because in a clash of titans, it’s the little humans below that get stomped on.

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How the Steam Machines failed in the gaming industry

How the Steam Machines failed in the gaming industry

Two days ago, Valve removed any trace of Steam Machines from its store. If it weren’t for the media coverage, people might not have even remembered they still existed. Except for the hardest core of PC gamers, most have probably presumed Valve’s overnight sensation to have been long gone. And now, it really is. What was first seen as the revolution of PC gaming has now become almost an embarrassing footnote in gaming history. What happened and why did Valve fail so miserably? It all boils down to trying to hit too many birds with just one stone.

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Spotify goes public at $29.5bn valuation: What’s next?

Spotify goes public at $29.5bn valuation: What’s next?

Spotify has made its hotly-anticipated debut on the New York Stock Exchange, with shares arriving at an estimate-busting $165.90 apiece. The direct listing - which bucked the tech industry trend toward IPOs - saw Spotify (SPOT) valued at a hefty $29.5 billion, almost 50-percent higher than analysts had predicted.

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Car subscriptions get imaginative at New York Auto Show

Car subscriptions get imaginative at New York Auto Show

Among the shiny new cars, crossovers, and SUVs of the New York International Auto Show this week, enthusiasm for subscription ownership is quietly growing. The smartphone-style model - where, rather than a lease or finance purchase, drivers pay a single fee each month that includes the car, its insurance, servicing, and other common costs - is slowly gaining traction, as unexpectedly good news from Volvo confirmed. In this brave new world of alternative ownership, though, there's still plenty of room to differentiate yourself and your offer.

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Why Apple’s ready for the folding phone and Android isn’t

Why Apple’s ready for the folding phone and Android isn’t

The folding smart mobile device is coming - there's no stopping it. We've seen concepts and prototypes, we've read the patents and considered the future. The short story right now is one Android tablet users may have heard recently. Google is not currently in the business of making big-screen Android devices.

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The new iPad is perfect for this Darkest Timeline

The new iPad is perfect for this Darkest Timeline

This week Apple introduced a new iPad made of old parts, with a couple new features in tow. I believe this was the most ideal piece of hardware Apple could possibly have released in this darkest timeline. I'm speaking of course of the Community-solidified concept of the Darkest Timeline, the reality in which all of the most extremely unbelievable (if not most evil) thing have come to fruition. This is not the worst Apple could have done - it's their best defense against disaster in these dark days through which we're living.

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Huawei P20 Pro needs more than just cameras to succeed

Huawei P20 Pro needs more than just cameras to succeed

Huawei made a big splash with the announcement of the Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro, both of which have earned the top scores in DxOMark’s smartphone camera ranking. But strip away those two or three cameras and you’re pretty much left with what is practically last year’s Huawei Mate 10. As it tries to move up the ladder, however, Huawei is going to face increased competition and scrutiny. So while its cameras may be excellent based on one benchmarking site’s standards, the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro will need to do more to prove itself and to make US consumers wish they did have that choice after all.

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Waymo’s self-driving Jaguar is the luxe autonomy needs

Waymo’s self-driving Jaguar is the luxe autonomy needs

Waymo may not be charging for its autonomous car trials right now, but the company knows that it'll need something more special than a minivan when the digital driver wants paying. Witness, therefore, the news today that Waymo and Jaguar will collaborate to turn the new I-PACE all-electric SUV into the latest self-driving chariot.

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This Apple event was about progress

This Apple event was about progress

This week's education-focused Apple event was as much about who was on stage as it was about the subjects of which they spoke. Included were more women than men, three teachers and one former-teacher (also a woman of color,) and a whole lot of recognition of the efforts of teachers in general. This was a presentation for people.

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Foldable devices: why we’re excited and cautiously optimistic

Foldable devices: why we’re excited and cautiously optimistic

So everyone’s going into foldable phones, even Apple it seems. But while Apple’s take isn’t due until 2020, or maybe even until much later, the news will undoubtedly make you wonder what the fuss is all about. And if the only examples of foldable phones you’ve seen are the ZTE Axon M and the even older Kyocera Echo, you will definitely be puzzled at the excitement it’s generating. Here are some of the reason why foldable phones and tablets are really the future and why you shouldn’t be holding your breath just yet.

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