Category: Tech

Miranda Kerr hands over $8.1 million in jewellery to US investigators

Miranda Kerr hands over $8.1 million in jewellery to US investigators

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Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has handed over $8.1 million in jewellery to U.S. authorities, after the items — gifted to her — were said to have been bought using stolen government money.

The items include an 8.8 carat …

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Google promises to stop digging through your email inbox to target ads (which it was totally doing)

Google promises to stop digging through your email inbox to target ads (which it was totally doing)

Google will no longer scan your emails to steer the ads it shows you—a longstanding controversial practice that you may not have even been aware the company was doing.

The surprise announcement seems to be an effort to appease paying …

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Virgin Media wants you to change your easily hackable router password

Virgin Media wants you to change your easily hackable router password

Thousands of Virgin Media customers are affected.

Virgin Media wants you to change your router password.

The company recently published guidance on how to do that for older router models after Which? magazine — a publication "known for testing household …

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America knows the GOP’s health care plan would harm Americans, new poll reveals

America knows the GOP’s health care plan would harm Americans, new poll reveals

A Reuters/Ipsos poll June 9-13 shows “a majority of the country thinks the American Health Care Act would be harmful for low-income Americans, people with pre-existing health conditions and Medicaid recipients.”

41 percent of American adults polled are opposed to …

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SXSW condemns Texas’s state-level law banning “sanctuary cities” like Austin

SXSW condemns Texas’s state-level law banning “sanctuary cities” like Austin

SXSW has made good on its promises to walk the talk on supporting immigration rights, coming out in support of the city of Austin’s lawsuit against the state of Texas over SB-4, the Texas law that bans "sanctuary cities" where …

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‘The Last Night’ is a stunning take on 16-bit games for the 4K generation

‘The Last Night’ is a stunning take on 16-bit games for the 4K generation

Indie darling The Last Night stepped onto the big stage this week at E3. The game was announced as an Xbox exclusive during the same event that Microsoft officially revealed its powerful new 4K console: the Xbox One X. After …

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Feel the love from a stuffed animal that hugs you back

Feel the love from a stuffed animal that hugs you back

Humans need hugs. Little humans, otherwise known as children, even more so.

This is scientific fact, supported by countless hugs…er…studies, and the need for human contact is evident at every stage of development.

Unfortunately, our busy lives don’t always support …

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The first ‘Mario Kart’ game for Nintendo Switch draws rave reviews

The first ‘Mario Kart’ game for Nintendo Switch draws rave reviews

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There’s a new Mario Kart coming!

Uhhhh… sort of? Not really fully new. More like "old, but re-released with new bits."

It’s called Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and it’s the Nintendo Switch version of the racing series’ Wii …

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Duolingo launches paid subscriptions as it struggles to monetize its service

Duolingo launches paid subscriptions as it struggles to monetize its service

Earlier this week, the popular language learning service Duolingo quietly introduced paid monthly subscriptions in its Android apps.

Subscribers get two benefits: they won’t see ads in the app and they will be able to download lessons for offline use. …

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Mark Zuckerberg, man of the people, visits assembly line and discovers it’s ‘hard’

Mark Zuckerberg, man of the people, visits assembly line and discovers it’s ‘hard’

"Ha ha ha ha what’s a lug nut?"

Mark Zuckerberg, who is totally not running for president, continues to do things a politician would do by visiting an assembly plant and commenting at how hard physical labor can be.

The …

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