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Crime wave: Crash-and-grab at California Apple Store latest in string of robberies

The latest in a string of Apple Store robberies in and around the Bay Area, thieves used a car to smash through the iconic glass front of the store, before rushing in and stealing hardware on display.
Mobile

Samsung’s Galaxy J1 Mini Prime is for those with a tight leash on their wallets

If you are on an extremely tight budget, or are looking for someone's first smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy J1 Mini Prime might be worth a look. The phone is currently available for around $90.
Features

Tech is upending the ways we write, speak, and even think

Text messages, emoji, voice assistants, and even artificial intelligence are changing the way humans communicate, but are we eroding language or merely evolving it? It depends who you ask.
Movies & TV

Box office hits and misses: ‘Moana’ still on top, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ passes $600M

Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them crossed the $600 million mark worldwide this weekend, but it was Disney's Moana that stayed on top of the box office for a second week in a row.
Movies & TV

The wild first trailer for 'The Mummy' reboot brings the destruction

Here's the first look at The Mummy, the upcoming reboot of the monster franchise that will star Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella. It also ties in to a new cinematic universe featuring the classic Universal monsters.
Cars

BMW wants to have the ‘coolest’ car-sharing service in town

BMW says it has ambitions to create the "coolest" car-sharing service available, one that will ultimately be powered by its self-driving technology. It's also revealed plans to test 40 self-driving vehicles next year on the streets of its…
Cars

The ‘world’s first sports car’ has just auctioned for $650,000

Regarded by many as "the world's first sports car," the 1914 Vauxhall Prince Henry Sports Torpedo fetched more than $650,000 at an auction in London over the weekend. The stylish-looking vehicle could hit speeds of 80 mph, twice that of…
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GoPro has started selling its Karma Grip for silky smooth video shots

When GoPro's Karma drone disappeared from sale last month following a recall, the accompanying Karma Grip disappeared with it. On Sunday, however, the Grip launched as an independent device, offering GoPro users a handy option for…
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Use this tool to help you decide if the news you're reading is the real deal

In an attempt to make fake news a bit more ... flashy, a team from TechCrunch Disrupt London has created an algorithm that tells you when that "news" you're ready is not as newsy as you may think. It's called Notim.press/ed.
Movies & TV

Major film studios talking to theater owners about earlier home releases

Hollywood like to make movies, and they love to make money. The DVD pie is being threatened, and film studios are talking to theater chains about releasing titles to home video users sooner.
Mobile

Jooble wants to help those in emerging markets find jobs via SMS

Jooble emerged from TechCrunch Disrupt in London this weekend. Written in Python and making use of Twilio's SMS API, Jooble hopes to connect smartphone owners with jobs, particularly in developing countries.
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Paper is so last century — reMarkable tablet aims to make it obsolete

Meet the reMarkable, a rather self-confidently named tablet now available for preorder geared towards folks who want the feel of paper, and the convenience of a tablet. It's slated to begin shipping next summer.