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Amazon Announces New Headquarters In Virginia, New York City

SEATTLE ― Amazon today announced that it has selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the locations for the company’s new headquarters. Amazon will invest $ 5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York City and Arlington. The new […]

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Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks

Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks ImageThe Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Va., across the Potomac River from Washington, is full of office buildings with available space.CreditCreditJared Soares for The New York Times By Karen Weise Nov. 13, 2018 SEATTLE — Amazon laid out its plans for two of the biggest economic […]

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Apple announces hardware issues with its iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook Pro

Getty/Carl Court On Friday, Apple announced that two of its products – the iPhone X and the 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) – have known hardware issues. Apple said that some iPhone X screens do not respond or intermittently respond to touch. For the 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple said some devices might have an […]


Vine cofounder announces Byte, a new looping video app launching this spring

There will soon be a new looping video app for Vine fans to take a byte out of. Vine founder Dom Hofmann tweeted today that a new version of the video looping app that he’s been working on, called Byte, will launch in spring 2019. our new looping video app is called byte. launching spring […]

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Intel announces Cascade Lake Xeons: 48 cores and 12-channel memory per socket

Enlarge / Intel Ivy Bridge Xeon E7 v2 die shot. Fritzchens Fritz Intel has announced the next family of Xeon processors that it plans to ship in the first half of next year. The new parts represent a substantial upgrade over current Xeon chips, with up to 48 cores and 12 DDR4 memory channels per […]

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“There’s more in the making”—Apple announces October 30 event

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Google announces “Project Stream”—a “test” of game streaming in Chrome

Enlarge Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Google just announced “Project Stream,” a “technical test” of a service designed to stream AAA video games à la Playstation Now and GeForce Now. We’ve heard rumors of a “Project Yeti” gaming service for some time now, and this looks to be the first sign of a real “Google Gaming” product. The Project […]

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Amazon announces 11 new and refreshed Echo-branded gadgets—like a wall clock

Redesigned Echo Dot, available for pre-order today. Sam Machkovech The new Echo Dot revision (left), compared to its last iteration (right). Sam Machkovech The Amazon Echo Sub(woofer). Sam Machkovech Amazon’s new Echo Link Amp (left) and Echo Link (right). Sam Machkovech The Echo Link Amp (left) includes a 60W amplifier and, thus, support for more […]


Apple announces new policies to aid law enforcement worldwide

In 2016, Apple and the FBI went to court over the company’s unwillingness to hand over private data. Now, the company is working to find a better way to handle law enforcement requests for data and information pertaining to criminal investigations. According to its website, the company is currently working on building an online portal […]

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Apple announces September 12 event, and new iPhones are likely

Enlarge Apple Apple will unveil its newest devices at an event on Wednesday, September 12, at the Steve Jobs Theater at its Cupertino campus, as confirmed by invites sent to media today. The invite didn’t provide any more details about the event, but it was accompanied by a graphic of a circle with the phrase […]

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Lyft Announces Half-Price (And Free!) Rides To The Polls For Midterms

Lyft will offer free and discounted rides to the polls on Election Day, the company announced Thursday. Voters nationwide can score a half-off coupon code for Nov. 6 through voter registration groups including, Nonprofit Vote and TurboVote.  Nonpartisan nonprofit groups Voto Latino, Urban League and the National Federation for the Blind also plan to […]

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Apple announces macOS 10.14 “Mojave”

Enlarge SAN JOSE—Apple detailed its next major operating-system update at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote today: macOS 10.14, which the company has named “Mojave” in keeping with its California-based naming convention. Tim Cook told the audience that MacOS included a lot of new features for both everyday and pro users, and Craig Federighi kicked off […]


Steam Spy announces it’s shutting down, blames Valve’s new privacy settings

Aurich Lawson In light of Internet and social-media privacy landing at the top of major news outlets this week, another major online service announced its own privacy-policy updates on Tuesday. The latest change comes from Steam, the Western world’s largest online PC game seller. According to Steam’s creators at Valve, an updated settings panel will soon […]