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Jon Ossoff Was the Congressional Candidate Social Media Built

Losing a political race is a messy thing. As Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign proved, fingers inevitably point in every direction, alternately blaming the candidate, the team, the message, and the opposition’s dirty tactics for the loss. It’s never as simple as any of these explanations. But Jon Ossoff’s defeat …

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The 3 big challenges facing Uber’s next CEO

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is out. After a series of public relations disasters resulting from claims of sexual harassment, sexism, privacy invasions and law enforcement evasions, the co-founder announced his resignation under pressure from investors. But a changing of the guard won’t necessarily right Uber’s listing ship. The new face …

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This coffee table-sized NES controller looks great, but plays poorly

The retro gaming market is having a bit of a Renaissance lately, thanks to Nintendo’s NES Classic console and the ever-expanding industry dedicated to re-creating, refurbishing, and resurrecting nostalgia-fueled products of the past. Hardware maker Retro-Bit is a big part of this community — the company makes classic console controllers, …

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Riva Audio’s multi-room Sonos competitor launches in the US

Riva Audio is best known for its Bluetooth speakers, but earlier this month, the company released its new multi-space wireless speakers much later than originally planned. The WAND series is comprised of two speakers: the Arena and the Festival. Both include multiple ways to play music, including Wi-Fi, DDMS, Spotify …

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First look at Samsung’s Bixby Voice preview for Galaxy S8

The Bixby button on the side of Samsung’s fantastic Galaxy S8 is finally getting its most important feature: voice support. The company has started rolling out an update to enable Bixby Voice for Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the United States who signed up to test Samsung’s rival to …

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