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Desperate for jobs, Venezuelan immigrants turn to ride-hailing services across Latin America

Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo Contributor Share on Twitter Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo is a former Google and Twitter Manager and current CEO of Céntrico Digital, a Latin American based digital agency. One month ago, Yonathan Seg...

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The well-funded startups driven to own the autonomous vehicle stack

At some point in the future, while riding along in a car, a kid may ask their parent about a distant time in the past when people used steering wheels and pedals to control an automobile. Of course, the full realization of the “auto” part of the word — in the form of fully autonom...

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Jeff Bezos details his moon colony ambitions

Jeff Bezos has big plans for the moon, if he can just get there. With a little elbow grease our trusty satellite could become a platform from which to build out the space industry — and while a partnership with NASA, the ESA and others would be best, Blue Origin will do it solo if it has to....

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In Hawaii, lava continues its creep onto grounds of geothermal power plant

US Geological Survey Hawaii's Mount Kīlauea eruptions have caused damage throughout the Island of Hawai'i, but a new concern has been slowly building: earlier this week Reuters reported that lava is creeping...

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RED Hydrogen One: What we know so far

We first heard about the Red Hydrogen One back in January. Ever since, news of the ambitious and innovative new smartphone from Red, an American company well known for its professional cinema cameras, had been dripping out slowly — until last week. CNET and The Verge got to go hands...

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Must read: top 10 Android stories

This week we reviewed the OnePlus 6 and Nokia 8 Sirocco, went hands-on with the new HTC U12 Plus, and more. Here’s what you need to know about the past week in Android. Who wants to win an HTC U12 Plus? Interested in the new HTC U12 Plus? Of course you are! Here’s how you can win one in...

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Amazon leads $12M investment in India-based digital insurance startup Acko

Amazon appears to be restarting its funding efforts in India after Acko, the digital insurance startup in India, confirmed that the U.S. retail giant led a new round of funding for its business. Amazon — which has been linked with an Acko investment since the start of this year — b...

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Plants repeatedly got rid of their ability to obtain their own nitrogen

Enlarge / Plants. (credit: James Petts / Flickr) Plants, like all living things, need nitrogen to build amino acids and other essential biomolecules. Although nitrogen is the most abundant element in air, the molecular form of nitrogen found there is largely unreactive. To become useful to plants...

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From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS, part II

Enlarge / How could Peter Bright ditch all this for the minimalism of MacOS? He loves the color purple far too much to do that, right? (credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Ten years ago around this very time—April through June 2008—our intrepid Microsoft guru Peter Bright evidently ha...

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HP’s ZBook x2: It’s powerful, it’s specialized, and it’s very expensive

Enlarge / HP ZBook x2. (credit: Peter Bright) Since Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 proved that there was a market for tablet-sized PCs sporting detachable keyboards, we've seen an abundance of minor variations of the concept from the major PC OEMs. For the most part, they've stuck pretty close to Micr...


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