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Watch this SpaceX ship come tantalizingly close to catching rocket parts

SpaceX came very close to catching its rocket nose cone in a giant net this week, but couldn’t quite nail it. Still, considering its initial…

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Vaping may help some people quit cigarettes, but what about the nicotine?

E-cigarettes helped more people quit smoking than traditional nicotine replacement therapy did, a new study says — but vapes aren’t a miracle cure for nicotine…

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New York settles with company selling fake social media followers

The state of New York's Attorney General has settled a case with a company that made millions of dollars selling likes, comments and followers on…

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New York settles with company selling fake social media followers

The state of New York's Attorney General has settled a case with a company that made millions of dollars selling likes, comments and followers on…

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Apple shutting down Facebook’s internal iOS apps should serve as a reminder of the power Apple holds over the rest of us (Casey Newton/The Interface)

Casey Newton / The Interface: Apple shutting down Facebook’s internal iOS apps should serve as a reminder of the power Apple holds over the rest…

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Canada doesn’t trust social networks to warn of election interference

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have set up war rooms and disclosure systems to warn of potential election meddling, but the Canadian government doesn't…

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Grab raises $200M from Thai retail conglomerate Central Group, says the deal is not part of ongoing Series H but an investment into its Thailand-based business (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Grab raises $200M from Thai retail conglomerate Central Group, says the deal is not part of ongoing Series H but an…

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“Wrapped Bitcoin” (WBTC), a joint initiative between BitGo and other partners, has launched its ERC-20 token that is backed one-to-one by a regular bitcoin (Christine Kim/CoinDesk)

Christine Kim / CoinDesk: “Wrapped Bitcoin” (WBTC), a joint initiative between BitGo and other partners, has launched its ERC-20 token that is backed one-to-one by…

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US prisons are reportedly creating ‘voice print’ databases

Prisons across the United States are reportedly building biometric databases that include voice recordings of incarcerated people, according to The Intercept. The report cites contracting…

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Ironclad, a startup focused on automating the creation and management of legal contracts and other paperwork, announces $23M funding round led by Sequoia (Jordan Novet/CNBC)

Jordan Novet / CNBC: Ironclad, a startup focused on automating the creation and management of legal contracts and other paperwork, announces $23M funding round led…

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Grab raises $200M from Thailand-based retail conglomerate Central Group

Grab’s fundraising push continues unabated after the Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm announced that it has raised $200 million from Central Group, a retail conglomerate based in…

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New York cracks down on companies that sell fake followers

On Wednesday New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that her office had reached a settlement with Devumi, a company that made millions selling fake…

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Electric scooter startup Grin, which merged with São Paulo-based Ride in October, merges with Brazil-based Yellow as it expands further across Latin America (Megan Rose Dickey/TechCrunch)

Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch: Electric scooter startup Grin, which merged with São Paulo-based Ride in October, merges with Brazil-based Yellow as it expands further…

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US will map and disrupt North Korean botnet

The US government plans to turn the tables on North Korea-linked hackers trying to compromise key infrastructure. The Justice Department has unveiled an initiative to…

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US will map and disrupt North Korean botnet

The US government plans to turn the tables on North Korea-linked hackers trying to compromise key infrastructure. The Justice Department has unveiled an initiative to…

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Digital Trends Live: Facebook scandals, the future of crypto, and axolotls

Here it is: Episode 56 of Digital Trends Live, DT’s live morning show. This time, hosts Greg Nibler and Adrien Warner talk about Facebook’s latest…

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New York AG, in precedent-setting settlement, finds selling fake followers and likes or using stolen IDs on social media is illegal in its case against Devumi (Athena Jones/CNN)

Athena Jones / CNN: New York AG, in precedent-setting settlement, finds selling fake followers and likes or using stolen IDs on social media is illegal…

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Second Apple employee accused of stealing self-driving car tech

Apple is grappling with another employee accused of stealing autonomous vehicle trade secrets. NBC News has learned that the FBI arrested Jizhong Chen for allegedly…

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Puma wants to let you try its new Fi self-lacing shoes

With the upcoming release of Nike's $350 Adapt BB, self-lacing shoes are set to become more commonplace, and Puma isn't about to let its rival…

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Microsoft blames constrained chip supplies for PC market slowdown

Despite reporting declining revenues from Windows licensing to manufacturing partners, Microsoft’s Surface business has grown tremendously. Microsoft CFO Amy Hood blamed constrained chip supplies for…

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