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Netflix Developing Biometric Technology for Effortless Streaming

Netflix Developing Biometric Technology for Effortless Streaming

Twice a year, Netflix hosts Hack Day — an event in which employees from across the company introduce new ideas they’ve come up with. Some of the ideas that emerge from Hack Days are innovative product improvements that might make it into Netflix’s website or app. Others are fun experiments, like “Jump to Shark” from …

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Torn Decision May Lead to Amazon HQ2 and HQ3

Torn Decision May Lead to Amazon HQ2 and HQ3

With all the great deals on Amazon, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and have trouble choosing from your neverending options. Amazon itself seems to be facing a similar conundrum. After a long and very public search for a location for a second headquarters, Amazon may decide to split HQ2 between two cities, the Wall Street …

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Supply Chain of Apple Watch Under Investigation for Illegal Student Labor

Supply Chain of Apple Watch Under Investigation for Illegal Student Labor

Apple fans wait eagerly for the latest products from the brand. But, people often don’t think about what happens before those products reach store shelves. News broke recently about Apple Watch under investigation for allegations that a Chinese supplier depended on illegal student labor to make its Series 4 watch. Details About the Claims Many …

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How Would Self-Driving Cars Change Our Cities?

How Would Self-Driving Cars Change Our Cities?

It’s an undeniable truth that automation has streamlined the American lifestyle. The small inconveniences of yesteryear — from adjusting a thermostat to ordering off a physical menu at a restaurant — have seen smart solutions as technology continues to advance. In all areas of society, it spreads. Self-driving cars are by no means a new …

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Could You Live in BMW’s 3-D Printed MINI Urban Cabins?

Could You Live in BMW’s 3-D Printed MINI Urban Cabins?

Tiny homes have become extremely popular in recent years as housing prices climb and fewer houses remain open for rent or purchase. These mini urban cabins, usually smaller than 400 square feet, are designed to maximize space efficiency while reducing the overall footprint of the home. They come in all shapes and sizes, from trailers …

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Zuckerberg’s Under Fire for Yet Another Facebook Data Breach

Zuckerberg’s Under Fire for Yet Another Facebook Data Breach

Another day, another reminder that Facebook is not your friend. Zuckerberg’s astonishingly low opinion of his customers’ intelligence is now the stuff of legend. But even when he’s not profiting directly from personal data, his company’s lack of foresight has still left the door open to unknown numbers of unknown agents to access and leverage …

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Is Verizon 5G Home Internet Worth The Hype?

Is Verizon 5G Home Internet Worth The Hype?

On October 1, 2018, Verizon became the first U.S. provider to offer its Verizon 5G service to customers in four markets. Clayton and Emily Harris, residents of a single-family household in Houston, were the first to try it. Offered to “First On 5G Members” During this early rollout project, people who opt to get Verizon …

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Why Are the Instagram Founders Leaving Facebook?

Why Are the Instagram Founders Leaving Facebook?

Unable to find a resolution to their disagreements, Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have decided to part ways with social media pioneer, Facebook. Systrom said on the subject, “We’re planning on taking some time off to explore our curiosity and creativity again.” But the matter of their departure is more significant than a …

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Should You Upgrade to the New iPhone XS?

Should You Upgrade to the New iPhone XS?

Apple recently announced the addition of three new iPhones to its collection, and two of them fall under the XS banner. If you’re thinking about upgrading to the new iPhone XS, there are some aspects to consider first that should help you reach an informed decision. The Price Whenever people think about buying new gadgets, …

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4 Apple Keynote Announcements We’re Excited About

4 Apple Keynote Announcements We’re Excited About

Regardless of whether people own Apple products or not, the Apple keynote announcements make people abuzz about what the successful tech company will unveil next. At the September 2018 event, the new assortment centered on hardware and offered some surprises. Let’s take a closer look at the most significant news tidbits from the tech giant. …

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