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An Old Instagram Hoax Fools a Bunch of Celebrities

Some internet hoaxes are like the seasons. They predictably come back around, no matter how many times they’ve already been debunked. That’s exactly what happened Tuesday, when a smattering of high-profile celebrities and public figures with a collective following in the tens of millions were duped by an old Instagram …

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Ford’s Bid for Safer Scooters? Sensors Everywhere

In the spring of 2018, Jeri Baker began to get a lot of phone calls. Electric scooter-share companies like Bird, Lime, and Spin had moved their two-wheeled vehicles onto the street corners of cities around the world. Now they wanted to extend onto the campuses of universities like Virginia Tech, …

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A Potent Cancer Therapy, an Instagram Hoax, and More News

Americans will have to go elsewhere for a potent cancer therapy, an old Instagram hoax was revived, and the reviews are in on Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? …

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The hottest back to school tech deals for 2019

The school year is quickly approaching and that means parents across the country are hastily searching for the best deals to ensure that their kids have all of the latest laptops, smartphones, tablets and headphones they need to make it through another 10 months of classes. Luckily for you, there’s …

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Google postpones shutdown of Hangouts for G Suite users

Google will let G Suite customers continue to use Hangouts until next year, delaying a shutdown of the service that was supposed to begin in October. Hangouts will now stay around for business customers until at least next June. The shutdown will move customers of Google’s business-focused G Suite subscription …

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Trump is mad some automakers want to make cleaner cars

President Donald Trump is reportedly “enraged” that Ford, Volkswagen, BMW, and Honda struck a deal with California to steadily reduce the amount of pollution emitted by their new cars, according to The New York Times. The deal directly contradicts (and potentially threatens) one of the cornerstone efforts of his administration: …

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