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  • Denial, Tension at Facebook as Sense of Crisis Builds

    Mark Zuckerberg and his deputy, Sheryl Sandberg, believe Facebook's negative image comes from bungled public relations strategy and sensational media coverage, not structural or philosophical issues, six sources...Photo Credit: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg via Getty Images, File This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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  • The Human Code with Laurie Segall

    Laurie Segall sits down with Silicon Valley's most influential founders, CEOs and thought leaders for an unflinching exploration of the future of innovation, privacy, and tech ethics.

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  • Instagram cracks down on apps that give fake follows and likes

    Instagram is finally doing something to crack down on fake likes and followers.  The app will begin to remove follows, likes, and comments that are the result of shady third-party apps. Instagram will also prompt password resets in an effort to prevent continued use of the apps. And, if Instagrammers keep using these services, the app will punish users by limiting their use of certain features. SEE ALSO: The preferred methods of extreme Instagram lurkers The apps in question are third-party...

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  • Fitbit Charge 3 review: A better fitness tracker everywhere it counts

    Fitbit Charge 3 $149.95 View Product The Good Slimmer • more comfortable design • New touch screen is much easier to use • Superb battery life The Bad Smartwatch features still feel half-baked • Fitbit app is confusing The Bottom Line The Fitbit Charge 3 is more comfortable to wear than its predecessors, and the touchscreen is much improved. If you don't care about true smartwatch features, this is the fitness wearable for you. Mashable Score4.0 Cool...

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  • Uh oh, Apple has reportedly cut production on all new iPhones

    As the holidays approach, Apple's suppliers are not happy.  The company slashed production of all three of its new iPhone models — the XR, XS, and XS Max — according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The XR has reportedly taken the biggest hit: Apple reduced production orders for the XR twice over the past two months. SEE ALSO: Apple products are pricier than ever. Why that’s bad news for its future. This has reportedly caused frustration and an understandable amount of stress along...

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  • Sound the alarm because eBay's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale has launched in the UK

    eBay has launched its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale with the start of eight solid days of deals. When eBay launch their sale, you know its kind of a big deal. That's because eBay is kind of a big deal.  Let's consider the figures for a moment. eBay has 177 million active buyers worldwide and 1.1 billion listings. Those are some big numbers that deserve big respect. So when we tell you that their Black Friday sale has begun, you need to pay attention. On Nov. 19, eBay is kicking off cyber...

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  • Get the Apple iPad on sale for $89 off at Walmart (with code), 3 days ahead of Black Friday

    After all these years, the Apple iPad is the best tablet experience and the gold standard for just about anyone. Believe it or not, even some Android smartphone users seem to gravitate to the ease-of-use of the iPad. Luckily, Walmart has the Apple device now on sale for just $349.99, a $79 savings ahead of Black Friday. If you're a first time Walmart shopper, you can save an extra $10 using the promo code Ellen10 (read more about the code here) and drop the final sale price down to just...

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  • One of the best early Black Friday gaming deals: Get an Xbox One S Minecraft bundle for $199 at Walmart

    Black Friday delivers plenty of choices when it comes to deals, and that's especially true in gaming. From discounts on games and accessories to consoles and laptops, you should have no problem finding a great deal for the gamer in your life. One of our favorite gaming deals for Black Friday 2018 went on sale over the weekend, and we're pretty stoked about it. SEE ALSO: Black Friday gaming deals: Xbox One X, PlayStation 4, Alienware laptops The Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle is on sale...

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  • The Tech Industry’s Newest Billionaires Are a Pair of Brothers Who Started Their Company in Their Parent’s Basement

    They once turned down a $500 million offer for the company.

    Money
  • Mark Zuckerberg believes Facebook is at 'war,' report says

    Mark Zuckerberg is feeling the heat. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Facebook’s founder and CEO believes his company is currently at "war." The comment came from Mark Zuckerberg this past June in a meeting with a few dozen of Facebook’s top executives amid the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In this same June meeting, Zuckerberg told executives that he was going to be taking a more active role in Facebook’s day-to-day operations. With the social media platform...

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  • This shapeshifting clock turns time into moving art

    London-based design studio Animaro built a kinetic clock that changes its shape depending on the time of the day. Instead of displaying minutes and seconds with precision, Solstice takes a more meditative approach to time and moves in a relaxing, eye-soothing way. Its retail price will be around $770, but you could get it for less until the 13th of December if you back its Kickstarter campaign. Read more... More about Art, Design, Mashable Video, Furniture, and Kinetic

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  • Mods don't add much to the Moto Z3— Power Up

    Motorola's Moto Z3 has plenty of mods to adapt your phone into your ideal device. With a super AMOLED screen and a sleek glass and metal build, this phone sure is easy on the eyes. One of the biggest draw backs of this phone is the button placement, which is all over the place. Seriously, who needs a fingerprint reader on the side of a phone? If you can get past the average functional features, this phone might be your perfect match. Alix Aspe has all of the details on mods, battery life, and...

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  • Save big on TicWatch smartwatches in the Amazon Black Friday UK sale

    It's been established for a while now that we are already living in the future. Nearly everything is automated and cars are practically driving themselves. And oh yeah, there's a robot dog empire on the rise, turning Black Mirrorscenarios into a reality. Life isn't always a terrifying dystopian nightmare come true however. There are so many ways the advancement in technology is making our lives easier and better. Smartwatches are a great example of this. You can now organise your life, stay...

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  • Turn your iPhone into a 360-degree 4K camera with this pre-Black Friday sale

    From portrait mode to time lapse, the iPhone camera can surely hold its own, especially compared to its flip-phone predecessors and their potato-quality pics. Really, it's no wonder no one's buying digital cameras anymore. Why spend extra cash on a gadget that only takes pictures when your current phone can already do so, and just as well?  SEE ALSO: All the best Black Friday 2018 sales, right in one place Still, there's one feature Apple has yet to add to its smartphones' cameras, and that's...

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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘We have to admit when the free market is not working’

    Apple CEO Tim Cook used his time on HBO to distance himself from tech giants like Google and Facebook.

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  • Apple boss claims new rulings for the tech industry are 'inevitable'

    Apple boss Tim Cook has revealed that he believes new regulations for the tech industry are 'inevitable' following the Facebook privacy scandal.

    Mail Online
  • Apple's Tim Cook warns regulation is coming for the tech industry

    This year has been horrendous for Silicon Valley's public image. With a litany of issues like data misuse and political interference laid bare within the last 12 months, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Axios on HBO that government regulation of the tech industry is "inevitable." SEE ALSO: Facebook's former security chief stands up for the social network, calls for change "Generally speaking, I am not a big fan of regulation," he said in an interview from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino. "I'm a big...

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  • Facebook's former security chief stands up for the social network, calls for change

    Facebook's former chief security officer is defending the social network amid the fallout from the New York Times’ bombshell report on the company this past week. Alex Stamos, who was the company’s CSO from 2015 up until the summer of 2018, wrote a piece published in the Washington Post on Saturday responding to the New York Times report. Stamos attempted to dispel the Times’ report claiming that Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, fearing blowback, delayed taking action following his team’s...

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  • YouTube now offers free, ad-supported streaming Hollywood movies

    YouTube has just rolled out dozens of free-to-watch full-length feature films on its platform. The only catch is that the content is ad-supported. First noticed by AdAge, YouTube began launching ad-supported Hollywood films under a “Free to watch” section on its Movies & Shows vertical. Films like Legally Blonde, The Terminator, Rocky, Hackers, and All Dogs Go to Heaven are listed on the page with a “Free with Ads” tag displayed under the title. Users can watch these films at no cost with...

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  • The best T-shirt gifts for the true tech geek in your life

    Shopping for the tech geek in your life can feel like a major challenge — but it doesn't have to be that way. Instead of trying to find yet another gadgets for the tech geek in your life who seems to have everything, why not buy them one of these very low-tech tees?  SEE ALSO: Next-level tech gift ideas for the techie who has it all Whether you're shopping for the engineer in your life, or just looking to pick up something fun for the office exchange, even the geekiest among us will appreciate...

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  • Best Black Friday deals at Walmart: Xbox One S, Instant Pot, iPad, and Samsung TVs

    It's the most wonderful time of the year — for deals! Black Friday is upon us, and ya'll knew Walmart was gonna give us reason to hold onto our turkey leg hats as we dive after some of the best deals.     Feeding right into our gadget-loving hearts, we see plenty of worthwhile snags in the tech department (hint: now's definitely a good time to be in the market for a gaming system or TV.) There are also some great steals on everything from home goods and appliances, to kids toys and so much more....

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  • Amazon has the Ecovacs robot vacuum on sale right now for its best price ever of $139.99

    Turkey, bread crumbs, corn — these are just a couple of "gifts" your friends decided to leave on your floor after friendsgiving. And if you've got family coming over soon for Thanksgiving, you're going to have clean up again. Here's a pro tip from us to you: it's time to get a robot vacuum. Lucky for you, we have just the deal. The Ecovacs Deebot N79S robot vacuum is currently on sale for $139.99 on Amazon as the retailer's "Deal of the Day" ahead of Black Friday, making it $159.99 off the...

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  • Pay only $29 for this extensive set of courses in social media marketing

    We hate to break it to you, but posting perfectly-edited photos on Instagram during "prime time," writing a few advice pieces on Medium, and posting Gary Vee inspired updates on LinkedIn do not exactly constitute as social media marketing. Real social marketing involves a deep understanding of the inner workings of different social platforms — whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or even Reddit — and planning a strategy on how to best amplify your content and connect with people...

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  • This ingenious gadget is designed to wake you up if you start to doze while driving — and it's on sale

    Drunk driving is universally scorned, as it should be, but did you know that driving after a bad night's sleep can be just as dangerous? It's true: According to a National Safety Council study on fatigue, "Losing even two hours of sleep is similar to the effect of having three beers." And if you're up for 20 hours straight? Well, you might as well be legally drunk. Considering the fact that a third of us don't get as much sleep as we should, uh, yikes. We're not going to stop by your house every...

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