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Gadget Lab Podcast: Our Vertical-Video Future

This week Instagram rolled out a new, long-form video feature called IGTV, which lives both within the regular Instagram app and exists as its own app. On this week’s Gadget Lab podcast, Mike and Arielle chat about how the new format works, what long videos (up to 60 minutes!) will …

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Family DNA Testing at the Border Would Be an Ethical Quagmire

In the unfolding family separation crisis at the US-Mexico border, one thing has become increasingly clear; the federal government lacks any real plan for reuniting children with their parents. On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order that would keep children and their parents together, though in indefinite detention. But …

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Apple Will Fix Your Messed Up MacBook Pro Keyboard for Free

In a rare but not unprecedented acknowledgement of fault in one of its products, Apple announced Friday that it would cover the cost of repair of recent MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards, for free, for four years from the date you purchased it. It won’t keep your keys from succumbing …

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How Tesla Is Building Cars in Its Parking Lot

Tesla is in a pinch. It’s supposed to be producing lots of cars. Model 3 sedans, specifically. At least 5,000 a week, and, ideally, making money while doing it. But nearly a year after starting production of the car, it has yet to meet that goal, which CEO Elon Musk …

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Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited service opens up to iOS devices

After years of being an exclusive for Amazon hardware, the company’s FreeTime Unlimited service is now available on iOS devices. The service houses thousands of children’s TV shows, books, and movies. FreeTime first became available to other Android devices last year — four years after the app’s initial launch. The …

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