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Democrats' gun control sit-in moves to Periscope after TV feed is cut

Representatives took to Twitter and Periscope on Wednesday to evade a TV blackout of a sit-in held to push forward new gun legislation.

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Zapier's automation tools integrate with Excel to make spreadsheets less tedious

The company uses IFTTT-like recipes to help automate everyday tasks like filling out Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, with the goal of saving time (and employee sanity) within businesses.

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IBM wants to sell Power servers based on OpenCompute designs

IBM is warming up to the idea of adding servers using its Power processors and the OpenCompute open design to its product portfolio.

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Escaped robots, 'electronic persons' and safety threats, oh my!

There's been a compelling story in the news over the past week or so about a robot that apparently longs for freedom. Last week it was filmed disrupting traffic in Russia after it reportedly escaped the confines of its laboratory home; this week, reports suggest that it has escaped a second time, and may be dismantled as a result.

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Mobile advertiser tracked users' locations, without their consent, FTC alleges

The privacy settings on your phone don’t mean much if tech companies choose to ignore them. One major mobile advertiser allegedly did just that.

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Dropbox is changing its free tier with a major update

Dropbox made some major changes to its free tier on Wednesday, including support for read-only folders and a change to automatic photo uploads that requires users to download the Dropbox desktop app.

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Android Pay 1.4 is simplifying loyalty signups and app discovery

A new tool also makes it easier to discover merchants near your location that accept Google's payment platform.

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Cloud or on-prem? This big-data service now swings both ways

There are countless "as-a-Service" offerings on the market today, and typically they live in the cloud. Back in 2014, startup BlueData blazed a different trail by launching its EPIC Enterprise big-data-as-a-service offering on-premises instead.

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Dropbox enhances its productivity tools across the board

Dropbox just dumped a ton of new productivity features on users of its file storage and collaboration service that are all aimed at making it easier for people to get work done within its applications.

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Think tanks mull Geneva Convention for cybercrime

A Geneva Convention on cyberwar: That's how a panel of experts proposes to deal with the growing threat to critical infrastructure posed by the possibility of cyberattack.

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Google's Nexus 6 gets an official end of life date, and it's mere months away

Google's giant phone will hit the last stop in October, though it doesn't necessarily mean you still won't get future updates.

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Get ready: Mobile World Congress is coming to the U.S.

Trade groups GSMA and CTIA are joining forces to bring a version of GSMA's popular Mobile World Congress to the U.S. in 2017.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue live TV streaming expands to Roku, with Android on deck

You can now get PlayStation Vue broadcast TV streaming on your Roku, and next week you can watch on your Nexus or Galaxy phone as well.

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Amazon's redesigned Kindle is whiter, thinner, and still $80

The new $80 Amazon Kindle also makes it easier for visually impaired users to read e-books.

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Unicode 9.0's 72 new emoji threaten to kill the beloved ROFL and Picard face palm pics

Unicode 9.0 is here and it brings with it a side of avocado for your taco emoji moments.