7 retro tech items that make for great gifts

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Give the gift of retro tech this holiday season.Image: Michael Gottschalk/Getty Images This holiday season, while everyone else is giving and receiving the year’s hottest new tech items, why not do something a little different? Give the gift of old and absolutely out-of-date technology to the geek in your life this year! (We’re not kidding.) […]

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Scooter-sharing is hard on e-scooters. This ‘smart’ scooter thinks it can help.

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An e-scooter is an e-scooter is an e-scooter. Right? It may seem that way, but companies are developing new designs for the two-wheeled machines. As the scooter-share industry continues to grow, it’s becoming clear that the motorized devices are increasingly important.  SEE ALSO: E-scooter companies really don’t want you to do this Superpedestrian, a transportation […]

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Facebook won’t operate in China until there is ‘free expression’

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In a letter to Congress, Facebook says it won't do business in China.Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images That’s a thumbs down on China. In a letter to Congress, Facebook said that it would only provide service in China if it was free from government censorship. In other words, as Xi Jinping’s power over the country intensifies, […]

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Another self-driving car service arrives to deliver hardware store supplies

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The future ride for your online orders.Image: sasha lekach / mashable A little rain didn’t dampen ThorDrive, a self-driving car platform based in Seoul, from launching its self-driving delivery service.  Starting Thursday, driverless vans will drop off purchases from a hardware store in Silicon Valley — no human driver steering, accelerating, or braking required. In […]

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The cure for the Commuter’s Blues

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Another hour spent behind the wheel, inching your way through your city’s clogged streets—all while imagining being home already, getting a head start on cooking dinner, spending time with your family and friends, catching up on your favorite show. Or, running late to the most important meeting of the week, stuck behind a driver who […]

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Here are our favorite Dyson products

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Give the gift of air, in one form or another.Image: lili sams/mashable Dyson doesn’t just make high-end vacuums anymore. The company branched into other categories a while ago.  Started by James Dyson back in 1991, the British company has since created several household products that innovate through the use of air. Its current line includes […]

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Far-right group Proud Boys and Gavin McInnes have been kicked off Facebook

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Facebook takes a stand on the Proud Boys and Gavin McInnes.Image: Getty Images Far-right group Proud Boys and its founder Gavin McInnes have been banned from Facebook and Instagram. The thinly-veiled white nationalist group used Facebook as a recruiting tool, with numerous groups and pages to organise and attract members. SEE ALSO: Milo Yiannopoulos’ Facebook […]

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Audio of Jamal Khashoggi’s death probably didn’t come from Apple Watch

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Jamal Khashoggi disappeared behind these doors at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul.Image:  Isa Terli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Amid the news of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and likely death in Turkey sits a technological mystery involving an Apple Watch. Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Turkish authorities had audio recordings that confirmed Khashoggi’s death inside […]

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5 days, $1 billion: Flipkart and Amazon spur Indian smartphone bonanza

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New Delhi (CNN Business)The battle for India’s online shoppers has triggered a smartphone gold rush. Amazon (AMZN) also reported blockbuster device sales during its “Great Indian Festival” sale on Wednesday, cashing in on the big Chinese brands that dominate the Indian market. More than 1 million phones from a single Chinese manufacturer — Xiaomi — […]

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