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The Dallas school that suspended Ahmed Mohamed for building a clock just lost him altogether

Following his arrest for building a clock that was mistaken for a bomb, Ahmed Mohamed is no longer a student at MacArthur High School, and his father has pulled all his children out of Irving Independent School District.
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He thought he got an Apple Watch, but he got a baby instead

What could possibly be better than an Apple Watch on your birthday? Maybe the news that you’re going to be a father? Both are pretty great, but one is just about priceless, and one lucky man experienced the Apple Watch fake-out firsthand.

Hello? Hello? Skype users unable to make calls due to technical issue

Microsoft has announced via the Skype Heartbeat blog that the communications service is being affected by a technical issue, and users will currently be unable to make calls.

Tech news you missed this week: Best cars of Frankfurt, Snapchat, and Spotify

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Ahmed Mohamed's clock to Amazon's new Fire TV and tablets…
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Will Facebook succeed in luring journalists away from Twitter?

Facebook's new Signal feature is an attempt to lure journalists away from Twitter, but is it going to work? Twitter as a quick-fire platform for breaking news is currently a favorite among journalists.

Freemium game developer reveals the dirty truths behind in-app purchases

An anonymous producer of free to play mobile games has pulled back the curtain on the creepy and invasive data mining that publishers use to manipulate players into making as many in-app purchases as possible.
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Social media madness: Bush tweets, joins Vine during CNN’s presidential debate

Social media is a huge part of politics these days, so much so that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was actually tweeting and joining social networks while simultaneously debating on national television.
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Snapchat partners with Burberry to premiere fashion house’s next collection

Burberry has done a deal with Snapchat to launch its 2016 spring/summer collection exclusively on the service. Called the Snapchat Show, content including photos and videos will go live at 2pm ET this Sunday, before, of course, vanishing 24…
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Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others pledge support for student arrested over homemade clock

High school student Ahmed Mohamed's arrest over a homemade clock has generated international headlines and a torrent of high-profile support on social media: Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, ant others.
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Snapchat rolls out first in-app purchase: 99 cents for more Replays

Snapchat's latest money-making scheme is to start charging for extra Replays so Snapchatters can take another peek at a message before it permanently disappears. Costing 99 cents for three Replays, the feature marks the startup's first…
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Facebook reverses course, will soon introduce a ‘dislike’ button

Facebook has long maintained that a "dislike" button is unnecessary, but it's changing course. The social network will soon roll out a dislike button to a limited subset of users.