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Weekly Rewind: Facebook vs. YouTube, animal-free pork, a Google Chromecast deal

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…
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Mommy’s Watches will help you track your breast milk’s expiration date

Meet Mommy's Watches, a wrist-bound timer meant specifically to track temperature and time of breast milk bottles and bags. Because being a new mother is hard enough without keeping tabs on breast milk.
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The new frontier in London office rentals: Your home

People are now renting out their homes when they’re not in them. That’s the notion behind new startup Hermit Offices, which aims to enable startups and other small businesses to set up office in residential homes and apartments in…
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Germany bans the My Friend Cayla dolls, calling them an espionage device

Those big brown eyes of your child's favorite teddy bear may not be as innocuous as they seem. That, at least, is the charge being levied by a number of privacy groups, who believe connected toys could be spying on kids.
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Need a new computer? Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM laptop just $350 on Amazon

Available for $350, the Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM laptop is a solid and affordable computer suited for general use. The 15-inch laptop runs on a seventh-generation Intel i3-7100U CPU and comes with a 1TB hard drive.
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Alexa can now tell stories based on the photos you upload

A new company is aiming to give Alexa the ability to tell stories about your own personal and family history by simply adding photos. Mylestone is an Alexa app that retells stories based on your own photos.
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What’s the difference between sell by and use by? Food industry to clarify terms

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced the adoption of a new industrywide effort aimed at reducing the number of questions customers have about the safety of their food.
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FIU students develop solution for protecting smart homes during disasters

By making use of IBM's Watson, a pair of students at FIU developed a system capable of helping smart homes adapt to disasters in real time. If a riot broke out, it would have the ability to lock doors or increase police presence.
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Maytag 24-inch top control dish washer Review

Maytag’s latest top-loading dishwasher cleans without a commotion
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Airbnb buys Luxury Retreats to offer more luxurious villas for your vacation

If you're going to go on vacation, go on vacation. Thanks to Airbnb's new acquisition, you certainly can when it comes to your accommodations. Airbnb has announced the addition of Montreal-based Luxury Retreats to its portfolio.
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Canned spam: New Padmapper algorithm takes aim at scams and fishy listings

Padmapper introduces its new Post a Pad app, which allows you to access the Zumper and Padmapper rental marketplaces. Plus, its security algorithm makes the marketplace safer, sifting through all the scams and spam.
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The HP Pavilion 21.5-inch LED monitor is a budget-friendly full HD display ($100)

At just $100 on Amazon, the HP Pavilion 21.5-inch LED Monitor is an affordable desktop display suitable for both work and play. The IPS panel allows for clear viewing at all angles and outputs in crisp 1080p.