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CNET
Twitter's New Year's resolutions will be hard to keep
The Verge
Yesterday, Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey launched an interesting experiment, asking his nearly four million followers to send him what they want to see the company improve or create. The replies ranged from basic design gripes to extinguishing ...

Moneycontrol.com
iPhone manufacturer Foxconn plans to replace almost every human worker with robots
The Verge
Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing giant behind Apple's iPhone and numerous other major electronics devices, aims to automate away a vast majority of its human employees, according to a report from DigiTimes. Dai Jia-peng, the general manager of ...

Tampabay.com
Alexa, will you testify against me? Popular Amazon Echo device raises privacy issues
Tampabay.com
The Amazon Echo is the online retail giant's top-selling holiday product. It's a voice-controlled smart speaker that records its users, and that has raised privacy issues after Arkansas police tried to subpoena any recordings on the device after it was ...

Yahoo News
Google Pixel Tips: Review How To Make The Most Out Of Your New Pixel XL Phone
Yahoo News
Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL phones come with some pretty awesome features. Here's a guide on how to make the most out of your new Google Pixel phone. More. Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL phones come with some pretty awesome features.

U.S. News & World Report
2016 Will Be Longer Than Usual, Thanks to a Leap Second
U.S. News & World Report
For people who can't wait for this year to end, here is the science behind the Earth's leap second. By The Conversation | Contributor Dec. 30, 2016, at 12:29 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Wait a Moment, 2016 Will Be a Second ...

Boing Boing
More than 20000 dead fish mysteriously washed up in Nova Scotia
Boing Boing
Tens of thousands of fish, starfish, scallops, crabs, lobsters, and other ocean life washed up dead this week at Savory Park on the western coast of Nova Scotia. The cause of the massive fish death is not yet known. From CNN: Environmental officials ...

Tech Times
Samsung Looks Ahead To 2017 After Galaxy Note 7 Explosions
Tech Times
Samsung is about to make a big push to move past the exploding Note 7 controversy this year. Observers expect that the strategy will commence in the first week of January during the CES 2017. ( David Ramos | Getty Images ). Advertisement. By now, even ...

USA TODAY
Look to the sky for New Year's Eve comet
USA TODAY
Apart from the traditional fireworks and illuminated ball in Times Square, look for a blazing comet to light the night sky on New Year's Eve. The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said a comet may be visible as people welcome in 2017 on Saturday. “Say ...

ZDNet
Microsoft's 2016: Windows 10 foibles and futures are the big stories
ZDNet
Microsoft's ongoing move to reposition itself as a cloud-first/mobile-first vendor continued in 2016. But readers of "All About Microsoft" here on ZDNet remained most interested in Windows 10's rollout and futures this past year ...

Business Insider
Apple sued over fatal car crash for not including a 'lockout' feature on FaceTime
Business Insider
Apple is being sued over a fatal car crash in which a driver was distracted by FaceTime. The plaintiffs allege it failed to introduce technology it had a patent for that could potentially have prevented the driver from using the app. The case, filed in ...

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