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Samsung to release Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 on May 25

Samsung will release the budget Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 in Korea on May 25. The device has a 5.5-inch HD screen and 2GB of RAM. The device will cost 297,000 won (around $275.02). Samsung will release a new low to mid-end smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 on May 25. The device will cost 297...

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Samsung wants Bixby in every device it sells, whether you like it or not

Samsung announced that it will integrate its Bixby voice assistant into every one of its products by 2020. The goal is to create an ecosystem that can be controlled through the SmartThings app. Samsung featured Bixby in its flagship smartphones and looks to launch an updated version alongside the...

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Facebook is updating how you can authenticate your account logins

You’ll soon have more options for staying secure on Facebook with two-factor authentication. Facebook is simplifying the process for two-factor verification on its platform so you won’t have to give the company your phone number just to bring additional security to your device. The comp...

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Apple reportedly partners with Volkswagen for self-driving employee shuttles

Apple has decided to work with Volkswagen for some of its self-driving car efforts, The New York Times reported today. The plan, according to the NYT, is to turn some of Volkswagen’s T6 Transporter vans into autonomous shuttles for employees. However, this project is reportedly behind schedul...

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How [and why] I invest in startups

Ashton Kutcher Contributor Share on Twitter Ashton Kutcher is an actor and investor. He is the co-founder of Sound Ventures. A lot of people ask me how I choose to invest in startups. Stage? Revenue metrics? Sector? I’m not...

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Tinder pilots Places, a feature that tracks your location for better matches

Tinder will now help you find matches with those people you may cross paths with in your day-to-day life. As promised earlier, the company today is announcing the launch of a new location-based feature that will narrow your list of potential dating prospects to those who hit up your same bar for aft...

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TechCrunch Include Office Hours with Betaworks in New York and SF

Betaworks is hosting TechCrunch’s Include Office Hours for the month of May. For the first time ever, Include Office Hours will be bi-coastal — held in San Francisco and New York on the same day at 2pm local time at each location. On Tuesday, May 29th, partners Peter Rojas and...

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Elon Musk has a very bad idea for a website rating journalists

Elon Musk has, as I imagine he often does during meetings or long car rides, come up with an idea for a new thing. Unlike the Hyperloop, which was cool, and various space-related ideas, which we know he’s at least partly expert about, this one is just plain bad. It’s basically Yelp But...

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GUN raises more than $1.5M for its decentralized database system

GUN is an open-source decentralized database service that allows developers to build fast peer-to-peer applications that will work, even when their users are offline. The company behind the project (which should probably change its name and logo…) today announced that it has raised just over...

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Apple, VW sign driverless car deal for Apple campus shuttles, NY Times sources say

Enlarge / A T9 Transporter van like this could soon shuttle Apple employees. (credit: Volkswagen) The New York Times reported this evening that Apple entered into a partnership with Volkswagen Group to pair a number of electric T6 Transporter vans with Apple's proprietary autonomous ve...


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