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Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s second day of congressional grilling here

Congress released Mark Zuckerberg's prepared testimony ahead of his Wednesday hearing, in which Zuckerberg concedes that Facebook was "too slow to spot and respond to Russian interference" during the 2016 election. We've got the details on how to live-stream the proceedings.
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Horizon Robotics’ smart security camera uses A.I. for serious facial recognition

The smart cameras of 2018 are getting smarter still.Startup Horizon Robotics has debuted a new HD smart camera that boasts serious artificial intelligence capabilities and can identify faces with an accuracy of up to 99.7 percent, the company claims.That's probably better than most humans.

Deezer is now available on your Google Home if you’re in the U.K.

It's been just over a month since Amazon announced that its Echo devices would provide full support for music streaming service Deezer, and now, Google is making sure that it's not left in the dust. If you have a Google Home device and are in the U.K., you can now control Deezer with your voice.

After adding Hindi language support, Google Home launches in India

After recently adding Hindi language support, Google Home and Home Mini have made their debut in India. The announcement comes about a month after Google Assistant rolled out language support for Hindi, and will help Google compete with Amazon.
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Instagram is working on another Snapchat copycat: Nametags

Even though it seems as though the Facebook-owned platform takes many of its cues from Snapchat, Instagram continues to pull out in front. The latest example of a copycat move comes in the form of Nametags, which looks a whole lot like Snapchat's QR Codes, or Snapcodes.
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Walmart makes good on its grocery delivery promise in North Carolina city

On Tuesday, Walmart announced that thanks to the company's burgeoning army of personal shoppers and Postmates' delivery network, "thousands of Charlotte customers will be able to shop for and have fresh groceries delivered to their doorsteps."

Instagram tries to ban drug hashtags, with mixed results

In the midst of parent company Facebook's privacy scandal, Instagram is doing everything it can to ensure that it doesn't run into any scandals of its own. For the last several years, a woman named Eileen Carey has "regularly reported" Instagram accounts peddling opioids.
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We’re getting our first look at the all-new 2020 Chevy Silverado

It's only been a couple months since we got our first look at the 2019 Chevy Silverado, but here to prove that you can never have too much of a good thing is the all-new 2020 Chevy Silverado. The American carmaker has confirmed that it will debut the all-new 2020 Silverado HD sometime in 2019
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SimpliSafe and August Lock integrate smart locks with security systems

Security firm SimpliSafe announced a new partnership with smart lock maker August Home that will integrate SimpliSafe's offerings into these 21st century locks.
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Seven months after being acquired by Comcast, Stringify is back with new features

It's been a quiet few months since Stringify, the cloud-based Internet of Things company, was acquired by Comcast. Now, it's making some noise.
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You will soon be able to get an ebike from Uber now that it bought Jump

Uber confirmed that it had "entered into an agreement to acquire JUMP Bikes, an electric, dockless bike-sharing service."
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Google Home’s new action helps music fans prepare for Coachella festival

Music festival season is fast approaching, and here to help you get ready is none other than Google Home. The smart home hub has debuted a new Coachella action.
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Amazon slashes Fire TV prices to undercut Google Chromecast

You can now buy the Amazon Fire TV Stick for $30 (it's normally $40), while you can buy the 4K Fire TV for $50 (down from $70).
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Walmart is making it easier to retrieve packages with 500 new Pickup Towers

Walmart is taking on Amazon once again in its quest to become your convenient, budget-friendly retailer of choice. It just added 500 new Pickup Towers.
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Did Apple steal its heart sensor technology for the Apple Watch?

According to a Michigan-based health company called Omni MedSci, Apple stole the technology needed to create its heart rate sensor.
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Didi Chuxing is making its way to Mexico, starting in Toluca

Didi Chuxing is coming to Mexico. The Chinese ridesharing company that successfully pushed Uber out of its Asian homeland is now making international moves of its own.
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Uber narrowly avoids a shutdown in Egypt, but its victory may not last

A court in Egypt ruled that a previous decision to suspend Uber and other ridesharing companies’ licenses would not be upheld.
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Postmates delivers on-demand items, and gives you a pickup option, too

Postmates, the on-demand delivery startup, is expanding its offerings, and is giving customers the option to order certain items for pickup.
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If you’re a Best Buy customer, you may want to check your accounts

If you’re a Best Buy customer, you’re going to want to check your credit cards. A data breach has affected the company.

Snapchat brings back its popular reverse chronological order for Stories

Snapchat is rolling back its redesign and instead showing Snapchat Stories in reverse chronological order once again.
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Planet Deepblu wants to help you take the plunge into diving, book a vacation

Meet Planet Deepblu, a new booking platform for divers that calls itself the Airbnb for diving. It could help you book your next vacation.
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U.S. Postal Service will take photos of your mail to ensure no letters get lost

Thanks to a program called Informed Delivery, you can now opt to have the USPS email you pictures of the physical mail that is coming your way.
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The AIUR speaker lets you turn up the volume with just a wave of your hand

Controlling your speakers could be as easy as waving your hands -- if your speakers are from AIUR, that is. This new Kickstarter project promises a high-fidelity speaker capable of recognizing up to 10 different hand gestures.
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UberX gets a big X from Greece, is forced to suspend operations

Uber's trials and tribulations aren't going away anytime soon. A few months after being kicked out of London, the ridesharing company is facing a similar situation in Greece.

Virgin Galactic completes its first powered flight — what’s next?

It wasn't long ago that we were celebrating Virgin Galactic's return after a two-year hiatus. Now, the company has a powered test flight.
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Alexa Announcements will help you save your voice by serving as an intercom

If you are the proud owner of an Amazon Echo device, you'll soon be privy to the associated smart assistant's latest parlor trick. It's called Alexa Announcements.
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We’ve only just ‘scratched the surface of what’s possible’ with Alexa, exec says

According to an interview with an Alexa executive published in the Amazon blog, his team has only "scratched the surface of what's possible."
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Plated plans to take meal kits from your doorstep to the grocery store

Plated co-founder and CEO Josh Hix told Digital Trends, "We’ve thought from day one that meal kits would need to be omni-channel."
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‘Pokémon Go’ is gamifying garbage and wants your help on Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, which will be observed on April 22, Niantic has revealed that it is leveraging its impressive powers of assembly in order to help save the planet.
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Hearts broke because Facebook made it hard for Tinder users to log in

The love seekers of the world were collectively freaking out because Facebook ruined their chance of finding a soulmate on Tinder.
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Amazon Key smart entry system now available with eight new lock options

Amazon partner Kwikset is making Amazon Key a much more aesthetically pleasing choice by adding three new smart lock offerings to the Amazon Key Home Kit.
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Yes, Facebook is reading the messages you send through Messenger

In an interview with Vox, Mark Zuckerberg noted that Facebook's system is capable of detecting "what's going on" in the Messenger app.
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The Nest Secure alarm system finally works alongside Google Assistant

Nest Secure is finally catching up to its siblings thanks to a new compatibility with Google Assistant. You can now control your alarm with your voice.
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With ‘Routines,’ Amazon Alexa performs multiple tasks with just one command

Tell Amazon Alexa "good night," and she can turn off the lights, lock the door, turn off the TV, and play a nighttime playlist -- all with one command.