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Facebook Redesigns Ads to Circumvent Blockers
Facebook

Facebook Redesigns Ads to Circumvent Blockers

The move is intended to protect the company's revenue, and give users more choice over the ads they see.
Good News for Gmail Users on Trello
Google

Good News for Gmail Users on Trello

Now, if you use Trello or GitHub, you'll get a summary of what's going on with your projects, so you never miss an update.
China's LeEco to Invest $1.8 Billion in Electric Car Factory
Electric Cars

China's LeEco to Invest $1.8 Billion in Electric Car Factory

Non-automakers and start-ups have rushed to begin making electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles as China's central government liberalizes the industry to promote a switch to electricity as an ultimate replacement for petrol to fuel cars.
'Self-Driving' in Spotlight Again as China Sees First Tesla Autopilot Crash
Tesla

'Self-Driving' in Spotlight Again as China Sees First Tesla Autopilot Crash

Tesla said on Wednesday that one of its cars had crashed in Beijing while in 'autopilot' mode, with the driver contending sales staff sold the function as 'self-driving,' overplaying its actual capabilities.
Latest iPhone Rumor Teases Haptic Feedback Home Button
iPhone

Latest iPhone Rumor Teases Haptic Feedback Home Button

A report from Bloomberg also confirmed the absence of a headphone jack on the next iPhone.
Artists, Startups Promote VR-Powered Space Tourism
Virtual Reality

Artists, Startups Promote VR-Powered Space Tourism

Thanks to virtual reality, you'll soon be able to gaze at the Orion Nebula or watch 360-degree videos of Earth.
Verizon Eyes Automotive Technology Market, Could Spur Other Deals
Verizon

Verizon Eyes Automotive Technology Market, Could Spur Other Deals

Just last month, Verizon bought Yahoo for $4.8 billion, diving into digital media and advertising.
Online Used-Car Startup Carvana Gets $160 Million in New Funding
Startups

Online Used-Car Startup Carvana Gets $160 Million in New Funding

Carvana, set up in 2013, said it would use the proceeds to support its expansion in the U.S. to more than 20 markets by the end of this year.
U.S. Judge Dismisses Challenge to Seattle's Uber, Lyft Union Law
Unions

U.S. Judge Dismisses Challenge to Seattle's Uber, Lyft Union Law

Seattle last year became the first U.S. city to pass a law giving drivers for ride-hailing apps, as well as taxi and for-hire drivers, the right to collectively negotiate on pay and working conditions.
Big-I Is a Smart Home Robot That Will Stalk Your Family
Robots

Big-I Is a Smart Home Robot That Will Stalk Your Family

Be careful what you say, because the Big-I is watching. Always.
The Good and the Terrifying Things at Black Hat 2016
Conferences

The Good and the Terrifying Things at Black Hat 2016

Car hacks, cash-spewing ATMs, Apple's special blenders and computers generating Taylor Swift songs were just a few of the things at Black Hat 2016.
A Man Was Awarded $115,000 After a Random Facebook Post Destroyed His Life and Business
Facebook

A Man Was Awarded $115,000 After a Random Facebook Post Destroyed His Life and Business

One day, out of the blue, Kenneth Rothe's hotels were accused of being a haven to pedophiles, a claim that the judge would later determine was baseless.
It's All In the Wrist: Apple's Tactic for a Little Games Glory
Apple

It's All In the Wrist: Apple's Tactic for a Little Games Glory

Apple is not permitted to display its limited-edition bands alongside the Olympics logo, or any other obvious Games symbol, but that has not stopped some fans from doing so.
Thailand Plans No-Go Zones for Pokémon Go
Pokémon

Thailand Plans No-Go Zones for Pokémon Go

The country will make places such as the Royal Palace grounds, Buddhist temples and hospitals off limits to players of the mobile game.