Month: February 2018

The Snapchat hotdog.Shona Ghosh/Business Insider Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. 1. Amazon will spend a reported $1 billion (£719 million) to acquire doorbell startup Ring. Ring offers a video-enabled doorbell that beams footage of whoever’s outside to the homeowner’s phone. 2. Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth has disputed
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A self-driving Ford vehicle.Screenshot via YouTube Ford has chosen Miami as its development hub for future self-driving vehicle fleets. The carmaker is developing an all-new, fully autonomous vehicles that could be used for robotaxi fleets or deliveries. That vehicle will arrive in 2021. The company will establish a logistics terminal in Miami and begin working
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    Jeff Vinnick / Stringer / Getty Images Bill Gates prefers using tabs to spaces when he programs. Tabs vs. spaces is one of the most popular and enduring debates among programmers.  Recent research indicates spaces might actually be more popular — and, oddly, more lucrative. Bill Gates on Tuesday weighed in on the
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Democrats in the upper chamber of Congress, is very concerned about what will happen to screwing once the Federal Communications Commission puts its new rules enabling ISPs to violate net neutrality principles into effect in a little under two months. On Tuesday, Schumer’s official Twitter account
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Negative social media reactions in China toward the government’s interest in abolishing presidential term limits have sparked a crackdown on memes since Sunday evening. China’s constitution currently restricts the president and vice-president to 10 years of leadership, meaning that President Xi Jinping would have been out of power by 2023. The Party’s Central Committee proposed
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BlackBerry Limited, the company that manages BlackBerry brand licensing and software, today began informing some app developers that it will forcibly remove paid software from the BlackBerry World app store on April 1st. BlackBerry says the marketplace will become a “free-only storefront,” and that “all purchasing mechanisms will be disabled.” Apps can still be monetized,
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Premium cable network Epix has announced that it has plans to launch a standalone, direct-to-consumer video subscription service, much like HBO or Showtime. As part of the new service, it will be offering movies and TV shows in 4K sometime this year, as reported by Variety. Subscribers will be able to stream the Ultra HD
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