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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 257th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week: Google is apparently always tracking your location history whether you like it or not. There is a popular setting that allegedly turns the location tracking off. It does, but not all of it. Other app...

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You can get the Linux Power User Bundle for 96% if you act now

Looking to bolster your career in software development? Or would you just like to try your hand at a new operating system? If so, we may have just the thing for you. The popular Linux Power User Bundle is massively discounted this week. It’s now on offer for only $19. Linux operating sys...

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The 5 features that make the Galaxy Note 9 great

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is finally official, delivering a comprehensive spec sheet and powerful internals. Then again, many flagship phones are powerful and have plenty of features, so what makes the latest Samsung device stand out from its rivals? We take a look at some of the key features...

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Distributed teams are rewriting the rules of office(less) politics

When we think about designing our dream home, we don’t think of having a thousand roommates in the same room with no doors or walls. Yet in today’s workplace where we spend most of our day, the purveyors of corporate office design insist that tearing down walls and bringing more people c...

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Global unicorn exits hit multi-year high in 2018

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals Home run exits happen stealthily for biotech Unicorn exits are taking flight. With the IPO window wide open, an apparent record...

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Gaming in Asia may be crypto’s killer decentralized app

As money and talent flows into the crypto and blockchain worlds, a persistent question keeps coming up: what is going to be the “killer app” that drives adoption for these nascent technologies? The answer may well be quite simple: gaming in Asia. That’s the theory for Cryptoki...

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London museum is livestreaming a key 21st-century artifact—festering sewage

Enlarge / The last remaining piece of a monster fatberg that was discovered in Whitechapel sewers last September. (credit: David Parry/PA Wire) You can now feast your eyes on a festering chunk of solidified sewage as it ages, not-so-gracefully, inside a specially-designed isolation case that is b...

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Who Goes There?: The Thing returns to the tabletop

Enlarge / The boardgame for the book is better crowd? (credit: Charlie Theel) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Few moments linger in my brain like a particular scene in John Carpenter&rsq...

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Dealmaster: Take $250 off a Google Pixelbook and more back to school sales

Enlarge / Google's Pixelbook. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back this weekend with another round of deals to share. This time, we're putting our focus on back to school sales; yes, the little Arsians are heading back to campus in the coming weeks (if they hav...

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Paul Hansmeier finally cops to being a porn troll, after a years-long saga

Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Getty) Paul Hansmeier, the Minnesota lawyer who was head of the porn trolling operation known as Prenda Law, has finally pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges. As Ars previously reported, co-defendant and fellow attorney John Steele pled guilty in March 20...


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