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You know that crazy little fidget spinner all the cool kids (and cats, apparently) are whipping around these days? It’s a huge success — but its creator isn’t reaping any of the windfall. SEE ALSO: Meet ‘Z,’ the first-ever Korean American Girl Doll The bane of teachers everywhere, most fidget spinners are relatively cheap. But given […]

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all be as disciplined as Tim Cook, especially when it comes to secrets and fitness? The Apple CEO sat for a friendly interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer, on Wednesday, following the company’s most recent quarterly earning’s report. They covered a lot of ground in the conversation, most notably […]

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U.S. President Donald Trump has really upped the war of words with North Korea in the past few months, prompting an endless flow of news reports about the hermit regime.  What these reports often leave out, though, is the daily life in the North’s capital. SEE ALSO: North Koreans have been spotted playing volleyball at […]

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Looks like Snapchat has a new copycat: Twitter.  SEE ALSO: Hulu wants to be the future of online TV — and make TV a verb The news app, which earlier this week announced a new slate of live video partnerships, will introduce a new form of advertising within Twitter that seems to be inspired by […]

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BlackBerry’s back and this time it’s finally got a winner with the QWERTY keyboard-equipped KEYone. With a physical keyboard, a handsome aluminum design, and the latest version of Android, the KEYone is the BlackBerry that should have been released years ago.  SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian would love the BlackBerry KEYone Another plus: Its $549.99 unlocked […]

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I gotta hand it to BlackBerry for getting everyone so hyped for its new flagship KEYOne phone.  It’s such a polarizing phone. I’m honestly torn on the KEYone. On the one hand, it’s the best BlackBerry in years, finally successfully melding Android with a touchscreen, a physical keyboard, and a striking metal design. On the […]

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A new Tesla model is joining the company’s lineup of electric cars, but it won’t come very soon as it’s being built on a completely new platform.  The news comes from Elon Musk, who shared some new details about the Model Y at the conference call following Tesla’s Q1 financial results.  SEE ALSO: Tesla is […]

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Facebook is having another go at how it can bring more people online, including in places that aren’t a big fan of the company’s earlier attempts.  SEE ALSO: Google’s new bet to win India’s next billion users: speaking Indian languages The social juggernaut on Thursday announced the commercial launch of Express Wi-Fi, an initiative part […]

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A large Japanese security company has an ambitious plan to arm thousands of dementia-stricken elderly folks with a portable, thumb-sized tracker, in hopes of getting them safely home if they get lost. The country’s Sohgo Security Services (also known as Alsok) has handed out 2,000 of its Mimamori tags to some 10 cities in Japan. […]

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Xiaomi is now taking its offline stores to India — its biggest market outside China.  The first Mi Home store in the country is scheduled to launch in Bangalore next week, where consumers can experience a range of Xiaomi products.  Other countries that have Xiaomi’s Mi Home stores are China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.  […]

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No your eyes aren’t deceiving you, that really is a banana phone on sale. A campaign on Indiegogo is planning on making banana-shaped phones a reality, because mankind has clearly run out of ideas. Image: banana phone/youtube SEE ALSO: Finally, a phone case that is also biodegradable The Bluetooth-enabled phone works by connecting to your […]

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Google has added an anti-phishing security check on its Gmail app for Android, the company announced Wednesday.  From now on, the Gmail app will give you an additional warning when you click on a suspicious link in an email.  SEE ALSO: Surprise! U.S. Senate email lacks the most basic of security features. “The site you […]

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What are the major drivers of Twitter take-up, in Australia and elsewhere? Do we connect around shared interests, shared location, or pre-existing offline relationships? And when, in the eleven-year history of the platform, did these structures form? These are the questions that guided a new, long-term study of the Australian national Twittersphere that my colleagues […]

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