Honda demos its ‘Dream Drive’ of the future

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Image: pcmag LAS VEGAS—If you have $5,000 you can own a supercharged Windows 10 workstation. The Cemtrex SmartDesk contains three touch-screen monitors, sensors that can let you control your PC with hand gestures, and a wireless phone charger that sits on the side. We saw the workstation here at CES. It comes integrated with a […]

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Washington, D.C., attorney general is suing Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

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Your phone may be talking to Facebook, even if you don't use Facebook.Image:  Busakorn Pongparnit/gettyimages A worrying number of popular Android apps share user data with Facebook without user consent, new research from Privacy International shows (via Financial Times).  Here’s the worst part: Staying off Facebook doesn’t protect you from this.   SEE ALSO: Veteran […]

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To reboot GoPro, CEO Nick Woodman went back to basics

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Nick Woodman has refocused GoPro around its core business of action cameras, catering to active, image-savvy "super customers."Image: Jun Sato/Getty Images Things are looking up for GoPro. After a tumultuous couple of years — which saw the action-camera company enter and then leave the drone business, get squeezed harder by increasingly competitive smartphone cameras, and […]

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The man behind the stripper robot that went utterly viral for all the wrong reasons Cool Quotient

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Instagram is working on a new type of account for influencers.Image: lili sams / mashable Instagram is taking new steps to woo some of its highest profile users.  The app is testing “creator accounts,” which would add new analytics and messaging features geared toward influencers and other power users of the photo-sharing app. SEE ALSO: […]

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HQ Trivia boss Colin Kroll is dead at 35 after an apparent drug overdose

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Image: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Variety Colin Kroll, the 35-year-old CEO and co-founder of mobile game sensation HQ Trivia, was found dead after an apparent drug overdose on Saturday night. An NYPD official confirmed to The Daily Beast that authorities found Kroll in his bed, unconscious and unresponsive, shortly before midnight on Saturday. Police were […]

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Rivian R1S SUV takes on Tesla’s Model X

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Watch out, Tesla.Image: Rivian Automotive If Americans won’t ditch trucks and SUVs even in the face of disastrous climate change, maybe it’s time those vehicles went electric.  That’s what Rivian Automotive is working on. The company revealed its all-electric R1S SUV on Tuesday; a boxier, more rugged-looking alternative to Tesla’s sleek Model X.  SEE ALSO: […]

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What to do if you’re affected by the Marriott data breach

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New York (CNN Business)If you’ve stayed at a Starwood hotel in recent years, there’s a good chance you’ve been impacted by a massive data breach that potentially exposed the personal data of about 500 million guests. Marriott said it will start emailingusers who were impacted and it has set up a website with information about […]

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Outgoing Facebook exec takes the fall for targeting George Soros and other critics

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New York and Washington D.C. (CNN)Facebook’s outgoing head of communications has taken the blame for working with a Washington, DC public affairs firm that spread opposition research about the social media company’s critics. Among the work the firm had done for Facebook, the Times reported, was to encourage reporters to examine the links between a […]

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