Monthly Archives: February 2017

Moto, Huawei Are Replacing the Android Keys With a Touchpad

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report written by Vlad Savov via The Verge: Huawei and Moto have both moved to a new type of home button, which isn’t really a button but rather just a touch-sensitive surface.

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DNA Test Shows Subway’s ‘Chicken’ Only Contains 50 Percent Chicken

According to an investigation by Canadian media outlet, CBC, the chicken in Subway Restaurants’ chicken sandwiches may only contain around 50 percent chicken — the rest of it is soy, spices and preservatives. The investigation involved DNA testing chicken sandwiches

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YouTube Unveils YouTube TV, Its Live TV Streaming Service

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: After a year of rumors, YouTube is finally drawing back the curtain on its latest play for entertainment industry domination — a live TV service. Distinct from YouTube Red, the new service

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PayPal’s Donation Tools Stiff Some Charities, New Class Action Lawsuit Alleges

Charitable donations made through PayPal’s Giving Fund platform may never reach their intended recipients, a federal class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in Chicago has alleged. From a report on CNBC: When charitable accounts are not set up correctly, PayPal continues to

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Radio Is the Worst Place To Listen To Music, Says Jay Z

An anonymous reader shares a Quartz report: In a candid interview between Frank Ocean and Jay Z that aired on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station last week, the latter spent a good portion mourning the golden days of radio,

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Microsoft Is Killing Off Skype WiFi Service

Mark Wilson, writing for BetaNews: Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue its Skype WiFi service as of March 31. The global retirement of the service is to allow the company to focus on “core Skype features.” Skype WiFi allows

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Amazon’s Cloud Service Has Outage, Disrupting Sites

An anonymous reader shares a report on USA Today: Portions of Amazon Web Services, the nation’s largest cloud computing company, went offline Tuesday afternoon, affected multiple companies across the United States but especially on the east coast. The outage appeared

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Female Engineer Sues Tesla, Describing a Culture Of ‘Pervasive Harassment’

A female engineer has spoken out about a discrimination lawsuit against Tesla that she filed last year. AJ Vandermeyden, 33, has accused Tesla of ignoring her claims of “pervasive harassment” and says she has suffered “mental distress” and “humiliation.” From

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FCC Chairman Calls Net Neutrality a ‘Mistake’

FCC chairman Ajit Pai said today that net neutrality was “a mistake” and that the commission is now “on track” to return to a much lighter style of regulation. The Verge adds: “Our new approach injected tremendous uncertainty into the

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Uber Says Thousands of London Drivers Threatened By English Language Test

Costas Pitas, writing for Reuters: Tens of thousands of London private hire drivers could lose their licenses due to new English reading and writing requirements, taxi app Uber said on Tuesday at the start of a court battle to halt

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