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LAST_UPDATETue, 17 Jul 2018 10pm

Inside The Highly Charged Scooter Craze

Kyle Ramirez has surrendered his entire living room to electric scooters.

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You Can Use Chrome OS On A Tablet, But It’s Not An iPad Competitor Yet

Google’s presence in tablets has long consisted of its Android smartphone OS stretched to fit larger displays. The marriage has been an unhappy one, leaving Apple’s iPad and even Windows 2-in-1 devices as the main options for tablets. That makes Google’s recent improvements in how well Chrome OS supports pure tablet devices even more important. Adding tablet-centric features to Google’s easy-to-use, secure, and easy-to-administer operating system could give the company an important new weapon in taking on Apple and Microsoft.

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Rolls-Royce Plans For Take-Off In Flying Taxi Market

Pic: ReutersFARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND: British jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi and is starting a search for partners to help develop a project it hopes could take to the skies as soon as early next decade.

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I Subscribe, Therefore I Am?

Imagine my distress when, around about the time my internet went down, it struck me: I don’t really own anything.

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Facebook Says Indonesian User Data Not Misused

Pic: ReutersJAKARTA: Social media giant Facebook has assured the Indonesian government that personal data of about one million of its citizens had not been improperly accessed by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

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Apple Launches Faster Processors On MacBook Pro

Apple Inc unveiled new features on the MacBook Pro on Thursday, including faster core processors, larger memory and better security to 13-inch and 15-inch models with touch bar.

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BlackFly Is Latest Attempt At Flying Car

A flying car that will not require a pilot's licence to operate has been unveiled in California.

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Top Twitter Users Lose 2 Percent Of Followers On Average As Policy Changes

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: A Twitter Inc policy change on Thursday to increase the service’s credibility cost its 100 most popular users about 2 percent of their followers, on average, according to social media data firm Keyhole.

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YouTube Terminates Accounts Promoting Twitch Streams

The fight between YouTube and Twitch just got a little uglier. Producers like Linus Tech Tips, Surny and Aztrosizt have complained that YouTube abruptly (though temporarily) terminated their accounts for using videos to promote their Twitch streams, such as LTT's The WAN Show. It's not that the videos weren't violating rules (the site has long forbidden videos that primarily "drive people off of YouTube").

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