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This new travel app uses AR to keep kids entertained on layovers

Augmented reality can now help keep kids entertained while waiting for their flights with a digital geocaching kids travel app from Heathrow.
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Square Enix could sell Hitman franchise along with IO Interactive

The Hitman franchise might be sold by publisher Square Enix alongside longtime series developer IO Interactive.
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Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard to address the graduating class of 2017

Twelve years after dropping out of Harvard, Mark Zuckerberg gave the commencement speech for the class of 2017.
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IFTTT makes linking devices easier with improved developer program

IFTTT, the platform that facilitates links between devices, websites, and apps, is making it easier to customize those connections.
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LeEco is reportedly planning massive layoffs to its U.S. workforce

It looks like LeEco may be scaling back a little. According to a report, the company will announce massive layoffs on May 23.
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Massive worldwide ransomware attack hits more than 200,000 victims, and climbing

A massive ransomware attack has hit over 126,000 targets worldwide, with most located in Russia, Ukraine, and Taiwan.
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Intel won’t offer Optane system memory sticks until its 2018 Xeon CPU refresh

Intel indicated that system memory sticks based on its new 3D XPoint technology won't appear until refreshed Xeon processors launch in 2018.
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Pinterest now letting brands use visual search tools to draw users to their wares

Sponsored posts on Pinterest won't just be based on your keyword searches and pin history, they're coming to visual search, too.

Zenimax takes Samsung to court after successful suit against Oculus

Zenimax is now taking Samsung to court over what it claims was copyright infringement in the development of the Gear VR headset.

Chip cards may be getting faster thanks to Mastercard’s M/Chip Fast technology

Mastercard is hoping to speed up chip card transactions with new partnerships and its M/Chip Fast Technology.
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Study of flight tickets shows the best time to book an overseas vacation

The cost of a vacation can vary widely based on when you book and when you travel, data from a new airfare study suggests.
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Acer’s new 32-inch 4K monitor for professionals fully supports Adobe RGB, sRGB

Acer has launched the ProDesigner BM320, the first in its new line of ProDesigner BM monitors. It's built for pros seeking color accuracy.
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GoDaddy brings SMS notifications and new payment methods to GoCentral

Web host GoDaddy is enhancing GoCentral, its mobile design tool, with new payment tools, SMS support, and more.
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Facebook means business with its upcoming Workplace updates

The social networking pioneer has announced a variety of new features for Workplace at its annual F8 developer conference.
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Uber gets to stay in Italy a bit longer, court rules

Last Friday, a court in the European country decided to officially ban the ride-hailing app. But now, a higher court has granted an appeal.
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T-Mobile just spent a massive $8 billion as part of the FCC’s latest auction

The FCC's Broadcast Incentive Auction has come to a close, with a hefty 175 TV stations getting payouts for giving up spectrum.
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Black women in tech make 79 cents for every $1 a white man makes in the same job

It looks like we have a long way to go before we'll have true pay equality in the tech industry, at least according to a new report.

Love your iPhone? You're not alone, as survey dubs Apple "most intimate brand"

People seriously love their iPhone -- so much so that Apple was just rated the world's "most intimate brand."
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MeUndies wants your underwear to be bold, just like its new brand ambassador

Proving that online shopping isn't just for household appliances, MeUndies is taking ecommerce where it's never been before -- your derriere.
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Attention Prime Now shoppers: Starting now you can place your order with Alexa

Amazon Prime Now shoppers can use Alexa to place their orders starting today. In three U.S. cities you can also order alcohol with Alexa.
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IBM and Visa want all smart devices to be able to make purchases for you

Visa will use IBM's Watson Internet of Things platform for businesses to add secure payment options to any connected device.
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New York invests $5 million in technology with a new Tech Training Fund

New York is investing in technology to the tune of $5 million as Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the establishment of a Tech Training Fund.
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Amid scandals and setbacks, Samsung completes its biggest acquisition ever

On Saturday, Samsung announced the completion of its Harman International Industries acquisition, its largest acquisition ever.
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Google is bringing native add-on support to Gmail

Gmail could soon get a whole lot more functional. Google has announced native add-on support for the service.
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Report: Apple placating China with ad policies affecting Chinese-language media

Apple may be censoring ads in China at the behest of local government officials. It's seen as an attempt to curry favor with the regime.
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Pitcher perfect: BrewDog is building a beer-themed hotel for craft beer lovers

Scotland's BrewDog craft brewery is taking to Indiegogo to fund the Doghouse, a beer-themed hotel and sour beer brewing facility in Ohio.

Snap’s historic stock market debut turned its founders into multibillionaires

Snap Inc. made an impressive debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, which should please its newly minted co-founders.
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Google, Bharti Airtel, and SK Telecom partner to roll out next-gen networks

Google is teaming up with Bharti Airtel and SK Telecom to improve network speeds, reliability, and features.
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Following probe, Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong indicted on bribery charges

After a months-long investigation into the role Lee Jae-yong played in a South Korean political scandal, the Samsung exec is to be indicted.
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Mozilla acquires Pocket as it again looks to succeed in the mobile arena

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Say goodbye to health and fitness brand Withings

All existing and future Withings products will be sold under the Nokia brand this summer. Nokia's also redesigning the HealthMate app.

Samsung debuts new measures to stay out of any other bribery scandals

Samsung announced a number of new measures that seek to "bring greater transparency and accountability in managing financial donations"
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JetSmarter, the Uber of private planes, expands its services with a new partner

Earlier this week, the private jet company JetSmarter announced an exclusive strategic digital partnership with TMC Jets
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Verizon renegotiates deal to buy Yahoo to the tune of a $350 million discount

Yahoo's security breaches are costing the company more than $350 million. Good for Verizon, maybe bad for Yahoo.