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Instagram now lets you send private polls through DMs

Starting today, you’ll be able to send polls through direct messages in Instagram. It works the same as adding the poll sticker to your stories, but now, you’ll be presented with the option to send the story to your own selection of users. Everyone in the group chat will be …

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Uber hires NSA veteran to head up its security team

Matt Olsen, the former general counsel of the National Security Agency and director of the National Counterterrorism Center, has been selected to head up Uber’s troubled security team, the company’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced on Tuesday. Olsen was hired to replace Uber’s chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, who was removed …

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Electric flight is coming, but the batteries aren’t ready

The idea of electric powered flight has been around for decades, but only recently has it begun to take off. There are over a dozen startups and companies today that are pursuing battery-electric and hybrid prototypes, with some suggesting we could all be nibbling on pretzels and scrolling through in-flight …

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How to Track Your Heart Rate With Wearables

You probably learned how to track your heart rate in school: Put your finger on a pulse point, like the inside of your wrist, and count how many pulses you feel in a minute. That yields your heart’s beats per minute, or bpm. Cool trick! you thought. And you promptly …

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Forget Netflix: The Future of Television Is … More Television

Call it Jeffrey Katzenberg’s unicorn newborn. An operating company has come into being, ex nihilo, with the blandest of names—NewTV—and a valuation north of $1 billion. That’s something that has never happened before. Another thing that hasn’t happened before: the very first funding round for the company managed to reach …

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