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Uber has already lost nearly $1.3 billion this year

It may be one of the most ubiquitous companies around, but that doesn't mean Uber is doing all that...well. At least, not when it comes to making a profit. Bloomberg reports that Uber has already lost $1.27 billion this year.

The newest mega-yacht has its own garden (and its own beach!)

Luxury yacht 108M is named after its impressive size, 108 meters or approximately 350 feet. The yacht concept features a garden, floor to ceiling windows in the grand hall, and even its own private beach.
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From motherboards to FBI phones, Green Century finds new life for old gadgets 3:05

Like a Star Wars junkyard, Portland's Green Century takes in electronics from old cell phones to laptops and finds new life for them, or makes sure they're scrapped properly.

Orlando’s new tourism app packs a digital assistant powered by IBM’s Watson AI

Orlando's new tourism app is powered by IBM's Watson AI, which acts as your very own digital travel assistant. The more you interact with the app using detailed speech and text search requests, the more it will cater its results…
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Snapchat’s live score filters are about to take over your high school football snaps

Snapchat is courting teens by expanding its live sports geofilters to include high school football games. The app says the real-time filters will appear at 5,000 games per week, starting in September.

Amazon is really getting a taste for these brick-and-mortar bookstore openings

Amazon sure is getting a taste for these brick-and-mortar bookstore openings. Having opened its first in Seattle last fall followed by two others, the company says it now has plans for a fourth location, this time in Chicago.
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Twitter’s $500,000 price tag for Promoted Stickers could help solve its ad woes

Twitter is charging brands $500,000 for Promoted Stickers ad campaigns, claims a new report. The marketing feature was launched earlier this month in conjunction with a high-profile partnership with Pepsi.

Salt Lake City is Google Fiber's 7th (and possibly the last) city with fiber

In possibly the last city for its gigabit fiber, Google Fiber announced sign-ups for Salt Lake City. Faced with challenges, time, and expense of burying cables, Google may switch to high-speed wireless elsewhere.

Report: Digital assistants held back by poor microphone technology

Your smart device's microphone hasn't gotten much better in over four years, which means your digital assistant won't get any better at understanding you. That could soon change, however.

Is a Hasselblad camera module coming to the Moto Z? Leak says it’s possible

Hoping to improve your mobile photography? A new leak shows off the Hasselblad Moto Mod camera module, which will attach to the Moto Z and could seriously improve the quality of photos being taken with the smartphone.

U.S. Cellular debuts Shared Connect plans with more data, higher prices

U.S. Cellular's new Shared Connect plans bump up data allotments, but at cost: Most are more expensive than the tiers they're replacing. The carrier also debuted new data controls for multi-line plans.
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First it was autoplay of videos in your feed, and now Facebook wants to add sound, too

If you live in Australia and are using the Facebook app, you may be surprised to hear sound playing as you scroll past videos on your feed. But whether it's a good idea is up for debate.