Amazon threw away an opportunity to help a struggling American city

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A victory for New Yorkers, and a loss for cities in need.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Many New Yorkers are cheering Amazon’s decision to abandon its plans for another headquarters in Queens. But its decision to scuttle plans for an HQ2 altogether rubs salt in the wounds of smaller cities hoping to become the next Silicon […]

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Uber drivers claim new London congestion charge is discrimination

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Uber drivers and other private hire vehicle drivers accuse the Mayor of London of discrimination.Image: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images From April 8, private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers will no longer be exempt from the £12.50 ($16.55) daily congestion charge to drive in central London under mayor Sadiq Khan’s new rules.  PHV drivers, including drivers […]

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Snopes is done fact-checking for Facebook

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Are we breakin' up?Image: BOB AL-GREENE/MASHABLE Users aren’t the only people breaking up with Facebook. In a post published Friday, the fact-checking organization Snopes announced that it would no longer work with Facebook to fact-check stories shared on the platform. “At this time we are evaluating the ramifications and costs of providing third-party fact-checking services, […]

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The Willow breast pump eases some of the worst parts of pumping, for a price

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Yes, this is a breast pump. The Willow is a hands-free, battery powered breast pump that fits inside a nursing bra.Image: Dustin Drankoski / Mashable Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock […]

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These lab-grown diamonds are ethical and gorgeous

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Apple AirPods may be more high-tech than old school wired headphones, but they’re way easier to misplace. Since they’re each about an inch and a half in length and not tethered to anything, losing AirPods is common. And even if you’ve managed to keep track of both wireless headphones since buying them, you’re probably plagued […]

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New York will make selling fake followers and likes illegal

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The fake follower business will get you in trouble in New York.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Fake followers, fake likes: they’ve flooded social media in the past few years. While companies have taken action against fraud accounts, in New York, selling bots and fraudulent social media activity now could land you in hot water. In fact, it’s […]

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iPad Pro, Furbo dog camera, Xbox One X, Dyson vacuums, MacBook Air, and more on sale for Feb. 8

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Save on the best tech products and pet supplies.Image: amazon/walmart/best buy/chewy/mashable photo composite Aren’t dogs just the cutest?  Much like this automatic puppy petting machine, the Furbo Dog Camera can interact and play with your dog — even if you’re not at home. Lucky for you, the smart home device is on sale, along with […]

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Female sex toys are immoral, but VR porn is A-OK at CES

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Lora DiCarlo's blended female orgasm sex toy was the best thing you didn't see at CES 2019Image: lora dicarlo In a year many deemed lackluster, the most interesting new tech of CES 2019 could not be found in a single one of the more than 4,000 exhibitor booths that populate the convention’s 2.7 million square […]

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