Police raid Google's Paris office as part of tax investigation

Google’s Paris offices were raided by French police this morning, as part of an ongoing investigation into tax evasion. French newspaper Le Parisien reports that the operation began at 5AM Tuesday, and that it involved around 100 officials. The French financial prosecutor’s office later confirmed the raid to Reuters. French authorities …

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First Click: Help this Chechen warlord find his lost kitty

Ramzan Kadyrov is the leader of the Chechen Republic. He’s widely regarded as a brutal, iron-fisteed ruler, and his regime has been linked to torture and other human rights abuses. He also recently lost his cat. Last week, Kadyrov took to Instagram to ask his 1.8 million followers to help …

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The Keurig of weed vaporizers is launching next year

Look at the chill mom above. Look how reassuringly affluent she is and how many shades of cream there are in her house. But what’s this strange object on the table, next to the dying house plant and abandoned christmas tree decoration? Why, it’s the Keurig of Weed Vaporizers, bringing peace …

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Will.i.am's new Bluetooth earphones are vinyl-inspired Apple exclusives

Will.i.am has released a new pair of wireless Bluetooth earphones. They’re expensive, they’re supposed to look like vinyl records, and they’re available exclusively through Apple.com and select Apple stores. The new EPs might also be the best looking product we’ve seen from will.i.am’s tech company, i.am+. They’re certainly a cut above …

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Xiaomi's 4K Mi Drone will reportedly cost around $600

If Xiaomi’s first ever drone is going to make an impact then it needs to follow the company’s winning game plan to date: quality products at cheap prices. Well, according to a report from Bloomberg, the 4K video-enabled Mi Drone will be priced at 4,000 yuan or $610. That’s nearly 25 …

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You can drop, drown, and crush Olympus' new 4K action camera

Action cameras aren’t always immediately suited for action out of the box. For example, GoPro’s cameras are known for being sturdy, but that’s usually because you stick them in one of the company’s ruggedized cases. So if you only have a few hundred bucks to spend, and you are forgiving …

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