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iOS 10 and iOS 10.3 features and updates

Update: iOS 10 will become iOS 10.3 soon, with the beta is already in the hands of both developers and general public testers. We’re also getting very close to iOS 11, and even have a likely beta launch date for that. Here’s everything about iOS 10 and how your iPhone …

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Two fake news writers reveal how they ply their trade

Fake news writers Jestin Coler (center) and Jeffrey Marty (left) speak at SXSW. (Photo by Mindy Best/Getty Images for SXSW) AUSTIN — A keynote offering a sometimes-uncomfortable perspective on fake news at the South by Southwest Conference here started with a pitch suggesting a different story. The description below a …

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Silicon Valley’s favorite sneaker has a wear-and-tear problem

Allbirds’s Wool Runner sneakers are a hit among tech workers. The problem? They don’t last very long. Pictured: my pair of Allbirds, purchased and delivered mid-January of this year. Source: JP Mangalindan/Yahoo Finance Walk the streets, halls and open offices of Silicon Valley, and you’ll notice many tech workers wearing …

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Tesla to raise $1 billion through stock and loan offerings

Tesla will raise a little more than $1 billion to fund the launch of its upcoming Model 3 electric car and to strengthen its balance sheet, the company announced today. Last year, Tesla made a similar stock offering to fund Model 3 production, although without the convertible notes, and another …

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Netflix will explore mobile-specific cuts of its original series

Netflix chief product officer Neil Hunt said in a briefing today with journalists in San Francisco that the company plans to explore streaming mobile-specific cuts of its original movies and TV shows, to satisfy what he said was a growing audience of mobile Netflix watchers. “It’s not inconceivable that you …

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