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Apple removes 25,000 ‘illegal’ apps from App Store in China

Apple has reportedly pulled more than 25,000 apps from its App Store in China that were deemed to fall foul of Chinese regulations. At least 4,000 of these apps were tagged with the word “gambling,” according to Bloomberg, while the 25,000 figure comes from state broadcaster CCTV. “Gambling apps are …

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Telstra’s first Android Go phones land September 4

In an effort to provide its pre-paid customers with more affordable smartphone options, Telstra has announced the introduction of three new budget handsets to its stable, including its first Android Go phones.  The release of the new budget handsets coincides with the telco’s new Pre-Paid Extra offer, which gives customers …

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GE Smart Countertop Microwave Review: Future Food

The first thing that struck me about the mass-market microwave that connects to the internet is how peculiar the machine’s diet is. The GE Smart Countertop Microwave with Scan-to-Cook Technology is, despite the mouthful of a name, fairly unassuming to look at. It’s nearly identical to the slightly tinier, hardworking …

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Tired of Twitter? Join Me on Mastodon

Twitter, the platform I once loved, has turned into a terrible place. It’s become a way to pervert the political discourse, to enable trolls, and to fuel the spread of conspiracy theories. And that’s just lately. Seeing people I generally like and agree with subtweeting and attacking others—on top of …

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This Week in Cars: Elon Musk and the Future of Tesla

If any one thing launched Tesla’s meteoric rise from a small Silicon Valley startup to one of the world’s most famous and exciting companies, it’s Elon Musk. Every scrap of news about the company now makes headlines, as its outspoken, tweeting CEO struggles to turn a profit. But, whew, even …

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