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Tesla shares drop 5% on Panasonic battery warning, down 18% since Q3 earnings report

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Tesla short sellers have made more than $3 billion since the company's third-quarter earnings call, according to data from Ortex.

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the Swearing-in Ceremony for the President's Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement

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SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon, everyone. 
AUDIENCE:  Good afternoon.
SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Chris, always wonderful to be with you, but especially on this day, with this group, on this occasion.  Senator Coons has been extraordinary in his devotion to Africa, in his devotion to the relationship, the partnership between the United States and Africa - a matter of principled leadership for many years and an incredible partner.  And of course, we always say, Blessed be the check-writers.  (Laughter.)
Deniece, to you my great thanks, and to an incredible team: Molly Phee, Judd Devermont, our colleagues from the State Department, the National Security Council staff who've done so much to bring this council to life today.  And I also want to very much acknowledge the work of another extraordinary diplomat who I've had the privilege of working with and learning from for many years, Ambassador Johnnie Carson, who helped share his unmatched expertise - (applause) - unmatched expertise and passion for driving U.S. engagement with Africa.  At the State Department, when we say, Here's Johnnie, this is - (laughter) - this is what we mean. 
And to our new members, to their families, welcome. 
This is a day we've been looking forward to for some time, and it is both an honor and a privilege and a joy to be part of the inaugural meeting of the President's Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement. 
Last year, in Pretoria, I had an opportunity to lay out our Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa.  It spells out shared priorities across the continent, how we intend to promote transparent, accountable government, to strengthen security, to create broad-based economic opportunity, to build climate resilience, food security, and so much more. 
And at the heart of this blueprint is partnership.  It's about what the United States can do with African nations, not for African nations.  And that's because on every issue of consequence to the region, our progress depends on working together as equal partners.  That means strengthening our relationships between our governments, between the private sector, between our civil societies.  And it means strengthening engagement with Africa's dynamic diaspora here in the United States - the descendants of formerly enslaved people and the nearly two million African immigrants who maintain extraordinarily close ties to their home countries.
Now, I've had the chance to spend some time with this incredibly vibrant community myself, here as well as in Africa.  That includes sitting down with a younger generation, young leaders who are creating jobs for young people in the United States and in African nations, training American nonprofits in techniques learned from fighting infectious diseases in Malawi to so much more. 
What's clear is how profoundly this diaspora has shaped societies on not one but on two continents.  Just last week, in fact, President Biden awarded the National Science Medal to Gebisa Ejeta, an Ethiopian American plant geneticist whose research is helping literally millions of people grow crops that can withstand extreme temperatures that we're increasingly seeing. 
The significance, the promise of the African diaspora is so great that the African Union actually recognized it as the continent's sixth region.  We want to further empower and amplify that immense potential. 
That's why at last year's African Leaders Summit, President Biden created the Advisory Council to give us advice, recommendations on how we can better strengthen ties between the people of African countries and the people of the United States.  In the months since the summit, the White House, the State Department have consulted stakeholders.  We've considered more than 100 candidates, and ultimately, we asked the 12 - as I think you're quickly becoming known - (laughter) - to serve in this vital role. 
Now, no single group can capture the diversity, the vitality of the African diaspora, but this is a pretty remarkable collection of leaders.  You all hail from nine U.S. states with roots stretching back to more than half a dozen African countries.  You come from the worlds of business, higher education, the faith community, the nonprofit sector.  We have a former ambassador to South Africa; a two-time WNBA all-star; we even have an EGOT winner.  So now Viola Davis can add Advisory Council member to the Emmy, the Grammy, the Oscar, the Tony award.  (Laughter.)  And I know which one will get place of pride - pride of place on the mantlepiece.  (Laughter.) 
And because this is an initiative that President Biden launched, it seems very fitting that our council chairman is from the state of Delaware.  In the coming months, we will be looking to each of you as a source of innovative ideas.  This group is a platform for meaningful dialogue and a bridge to strengthening connections between the United States and the African diaspora. And that's especially true as we continue to deliver on the commitments that we made at the leaders' summit. 
Ambassador Carson's been following up on these commitments.  That's why President Biden asked him to take on a role immediately after the summit to make sure that, while we had three incredible days with our colleagues from Africa here in Washington, it's the 362 days that follow that really make a difference.  Are we making good on what we said we would do?  And that is vitally important to keeping faith with the summit and keeping faith with our partners around the world.
We're going to solicit your ideas on ways that we can get more diaspora members involved in trade and investment, in development - all related to Africa - to improve everything from deploying clean energy to expanding digital access across the continent. 
We'll consult on how to strengthen ties through educational exchanges like the Young African Leaders Initiative and International Visitor Leadership Program, two of really the flagship programs that we've had - one dating back many years in the State Department, another to the Obama-Biden administration, but both incredibly vital for making these connections, creating these connections, and building new networks among our people that will carry us forward for many years to come.  And we'll explore ways to further cultural connections across sports, across television, across music, across fashion. 
We'll seek your partnership in further advancing equity and opportunity for the diaspora community, including through the UN Development Forum on People of African Descent.  Strengthening equity is a key focus of the State Department's own equity action plan. 
And if I can make maybe just a small recruiting pitch:  the African diaspora has brought so much to our own diplomacy over so many years.  One of the things we'll ask you to do is to see if you can help bring more of this incredible talent to bear at the State Department itself.  We are on a recruiting mission.  We want the best people for our diplomacy, and we want a department that actually reflects the country that it represents.  This isn't just a matter of doing the right thing; it's doing the smart thing.  We're operating in an incredibly diverse world at a time where there's a greater multiplicity and complexity of challenges than ever before, certainly in the 30 years that I've been involved in this.
The greatest advantage we have in operating in that world, the greatest advantage we have in actually advancing American values and American interests, is our own diversity.  And so if we're shortchanging ourselves by leaving that diversity off the team and off the playing field, it's not right and it's not good for America.  So we're going to look to you to see if you can help us recruit some new talent.
Now many of you have spoken powerfully about how having a connection to this country and to one in Africa gives you the best of both worlds.  Each of you carries those worlds within you.  And with this council advising our government's efforts, we hope you'll help us bring out the best in both African countries and in our own. 
Now, to administer the oath, it is my honor to introduce a leader who has been, day in, day out, shaping our nation's foreign policy; someone who personally understands the strength of this community; a woman who received, I think it's fair to say, a rock-star welcome when she visited the continent this past April; and a woman who is the Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris.  (Applause.)


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The Swearing-In Ceremony and Inaugural Plenary Session Meeting of the President's Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States

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The President's Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States (PAC-ADE) will play an important role in enhancing dialogue between United States officials and the African Diaspora. The inaugural members, to whom Vice President Harris administered the oath of office today, have influenced U.S.-Africa relations through their careers in government, sports, creative industries, business, academia, social work, and faith-based activities and represent the diversity within the African Diaspora in the United States.
During the inaugural plenary session meeting, U.S. government officials and PAC-ADE Members discussed steps to elevate African diaspora engagement in the United States; the implementation of U.S. commitments at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit; advancing equity and opportunity for African diaspora communities; strengthening cultural, social, political, and economic ties between African communities, the global African diaspora, and the United States; and leveraging diaspora connectivity for public- and private-sector collaboration. We welcomed engagement from Members of Congress, civil society leaders, and prominent voices from the African diaspora community.
I look forward to working with the Advisory Council to elevate connections between the United States Government and the African diaspora.


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Apple announces new M3 chips and cuts the price of the entry-level MacBook Pro

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Ahead of the all-important holiday shopping season, the new chips will refresh Apple's Mac lineup.

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Pinterest jumps on better-than-expected third-quarter results

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Pinterest topped analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the third quarter

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Samsung narrows loss from chip business as foldable smartphones save face

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The strong sales of Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 foldable smartphones somewhat offset the continuing profit loss of the tech giant's chip business during the third quarter.

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Professionals should buy Apple's cheapest M3 MacBook Pro for one reason, and one reason only

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A closer look at the new $1,599 MacBook Pro reveals exactly how Apple got to the lower price point, and it's good news for some, bad news for others.

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Everything Apple announced at its October 'Scary Fast' event (and what wasn't unveiled)

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The company took to a special evening presentation to unveil its newest 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, iMac, and M3 chipsets. Other things were oddly missing in action.

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Standard Chartered-owned crypto firm Zodia launches in Hong Kong

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Zodia Custody, the crypto security firm owned by British bank Standard Chartered, is launching its services in Hong Kong, the company told CNBC exclusively.

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Here's how to take .5 selfies the super wide-angle shots that Gen Z loves

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Here's how to take a selfie like a Gen Z expert.

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Companies aren't spending big on AI. Here's why that cautious approach makes sense

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Everyone everywhere is talking about AI, but new research suggests it's going to be a while before large-scale AI projects move into production.

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Use this hidden Google feature to detect and delete your personal information in search

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Google has a feature that will notify you whenever someone posts your phone number, email or address online.

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Google paid $26 billion in 2021 to become the default search engine on browsers and phones

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The number is a more granular look into how much Google pays partners, including Apple, to be the default search engine on their products.

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Here's what Sam Bankman Fried said in his first full day on the stand in his $8 billion fraud trial

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Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of failed crypto exchange FTX, took the stand in New York on Friday in his criminal trial

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Google commits to invest $2 billion in OpenAI competitor Anthropic

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Founded by former OpenAI executives, Anthropic has emerged as one of the hottest artificial intelligence startups, thanks to its Claude 2 chatbot

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OpenAI assembles team of experts to fight 'catastrophic' AI risks - including nuclear war

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The team - called Preparedness - hopes to keep current and future AI models from going majorly awry.

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This new camera embeds authenticity details in photos, but it doesn't come cheap

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The 'Content Credentials' include information such as who captured an image, when and how it was captured, and whether AI was involved.

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Few APAC firms will benefit from AI due to doubt and data management

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Just a third of organizations in Asia-Pacific will be able to benefit from AI, with the rest held back by some key issues, predicts research firm Forrester.

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Joint Statement on the Second Annual Japan-U.S. Energy Security Dialogue

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The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Japan on the occasion of Second Annual Japan-U.S. Energy Security Dialogue.
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The United States and Japan held the second annual Japan-U.S. Energy Security Dialogue (ESD) on October 16-18, 2023 in Palo Alto, California hosted by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  California plays a leading role in advancing the policies and technologies driving the clean energy transition.  Holding the ESD in California highlighted the cross-Pacific partnership and the positive role innovative private sector companies play in driving the energy transition in the United States, Japan, and the Indo-Pacific. U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources Geoffrey Pyatt met with Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Director General Kihara Shinichi and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Economic Affairs Bureau Deputy Director General Taketani Atsushi to strengthen our collective energy security, accelerate the clean energy transition, and explore deeper cooperation in these fields. 
The United States and Japan expressed serious concerns about the global energy and commodity market shocks resulting from Russia's illegal, unjustified and unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine.  Building on G7 commitments, the two countries recognized that they need to observe carefully the impacts on global energy markets due to current geopolitical developments and emphasized the importance of a stable energy market and their commitment to being critical energy partners.  They underscored the need to continue to reduce reliance on Russian energy and take steps to limit Russia's energy revenue and future extractive capabilities, as indicated in the G7 Hiroshima Leaders Statement on Ukraine.  They are also undertaking energy efficiency gains and gas demand reduction, in a manner consistent with our Paris commitments. 
Japan and the United States recognized the need to achieve energy security and decarbonization throughout the world, and especially in Asia.  The two countries stressed that it is essential for governments and the private sector to work together to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, including methane emissions, from the entire fossil fuel value chain to achieve deep emissions reductions in line with limiting warming to 1.5 degrees C. Both countries reiterated their commitment to implementing the Global Methane Pledge (GMP), including the need for consumers and producers of fossil fuels to minimize methane and CO2 emissions from the fossil energy sector.  The United States and Japan reaffirmed their commitment to ongoing efforts with the European Commission and fifteen other countries to develop a consensus-based approach for the measurement, monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels.   
The United States and Japan recognized that the climate crisis represents the existential challenge of our time and committed to even closer cooperation to keep 1.5 degree warming within reach, including through energy sector policies and targets in line with that goal.  Both countries recognized that achieving the goals of the Paris agreement will require rapid global deployment of clean energy technologies this decade.  The United States expressed appreciation for discussion with Japan on the Clean Energy Demand Initiative (CEDI) and looks forward to jointly advancing CEDI's aim of increasing investment in and corporate procurement of clean energy in third countries.    
Building on historic climate investments contained in the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act, the U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and Japan's GX Promotion Act, both countries emphasized the importance of rapidly decarbonizing their economies, in particular through the deployment of clean energy technologies, and energy efficiency measures.  To that end, Japan and the United States stressed the importance of deploying clean energy technologies to enhance energy security through greater energy self-sufficiency and the importance of strengthening and diversifying critical minerals and clean energy supply chains.  Japan and the United States committed to continued collaboration on the responsible development of critical minerals supply chains through the Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) and other multilateral fora and emphasized the importance of recycling.  The United States and Japan confirmed that there are opportunities for new collaboration on clean energy technologies, including offshore wind, as both Japan and the United States will need floating offshore wind technology to take advantage of respective generation potentials and achieve ambitious respective wind energy targets.  Japan and the United States discussed increased collaboration to develop technology solutions and the supply chains necessary to capitalize on this tremendous offshore wind potential.   
Both countries stressed the importance of collaboration on regulatory frameworks and standards, including methodologies to measure the carbon intensity of hydrogen production through the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) and other forums.  They expressed the hope that respective investments in clean energy technologies will drive down costs, helping other nations go further and faster in building their own clean energy economies.  
The United States and Japan highlighted the importance of nuclear energy as a key contributor to energy security and for providing affordable clean energy.  Both countries reaffirmed the importance of secure nuclear fuel supply chains free from geopolitical coercion.  The two countries will continue cooperation towards the safe deployment of nuclear energy by developing markets while upholding our NPT obligations and internationally recognized nuclear safety standards and nuclear security guidance.  Both countries are fully committed to contributing to a reliable nuclear supply chain. 
The two countries discussed the potential roles of clean hydrogen and its derivatives such as e-fuels and e-methane in the energy transition, notably to decarbonize hard to abate sectors in industry and transportation.  Japan and the United States shared perspectives on the potential use of clean hydrogen and its derivatives such as ammonia to generate zero-emission thermal power, noting the importance of alignment with the 1.5C pathway.  The two countries reconfirmed the need to avoid N2O and NOx emissions and achieve the shared goal for a fully or predominantly decarbonized power sector by 2035.  They also reaffirmed a shared commitment to the Carbon Management Challenge, launched at the April 2023 Major Economies Forum to accelerate the scale-up of carbon capture, utilization, and storage and carbon dioxide removal technologies.  
Both sides agreed on the great value of this Energy Security Dialogue, and the productive track 1.5 component, and look forward to convening again at a senior level in 2024.  
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Huawei's surprise 5G smartphone helped it grow quicker than Apple in China

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Huawei's Mate 60 Pro is being propelled by its advanced chip and 5G connectivity to being within touching distance of the top five smartphone makers in China.

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Cruise pauses all driverless operations after collisions with pedestrians, permit suspensions in California

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The orders of suspension followed a barrage of incidents since Cruise received approval to conduct around-the-clock robotaxi service in San Francisco.

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Sam Bankman-Fried's defense team fails to land a blow as he takes the stand

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Judge Lewis Kaplan sent the jury home early on Thursday to decide whether some lines of defense were admissible.

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Join State Department and SAFE for Live Announcement on Critical Minerals

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U.S. Department of State Under Secretary Jose W. Fernandez, Assistant Secretary Geoffrey R. Pyatt, and Special Representative for Global Partnerships Dorothy McAuliffe will host a live announcement and public-private partnership signing ceremony to advance work on critical minerals with the non-profit SAFE on November 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. EST.  
Media and trade press are invited to join in person for the announcement, signing ceremony, and Q&A at the Department of State, Harry S Truman Building, 2201 C Street NW. 
Please register your attendance by October 31 at: https://forms.office.com/g/dnxbWpVAYv. All media and guests are kindly requested to arrive no later than 09:45 a.m. EST.
If unable to join in person, the announcement livestream is open to the press and public via this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87122359959.

To stay updated, follow Under Secretary Fernandez on social media: Twitter @State_E, Facebook @StateDeptE, and LinkedIn @State-E, and the Office of Global Partnerships: Twitter @GPatState, Facebook @GPatState, and LinkedIn @GPatState.
For press inquiries, please contact E_Communications@state.gov.


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An 'Unprecedented Time': Inside the Three-Dimensional Approach Corporate Executives Are Taking to Generative AI

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ZDNET Editor in Chief Jason Hiner spoke with Archana Vemulapalli, Head of Product and Global Strategy for Data and AI at AWS, to hear more about what AWS' current enterprise clients are doing to implement generative AI, along with what they've discovered along the way.

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Unlock your musical potential with $460 savings on guitar e-lessons

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Explore your creative side with expert-taught guitar courses on technique, practical skills like ear training, and genres like Christmas music for just $20.

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This celebrity trainer's fitness app makes a great holiday gift for just $150

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For 66% off, get the online Jillian Michaels training program, featuring a range of over 1,000 workouts.

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Meta beats on top and bottom lines as digital ad recovery pushes revenue up 23%

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Meta reported better-than-expected third-quarter results on Wednesday, but finance chief Susan Li offered cautionary comments about the ad market

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Meta's ad rebound gets huge assist from China even though its services are banned there

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Meta finance chief Susan Li told analysts on Wednesday that Chinese companies played a major role in the third quarter in driving revenue growth

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Meta widens revenue guidance range because of Middle East unpredictability

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Meta finance chief Susan Li told analysts on the company's earnings call that volatility in the Middle East is creating some revenue uncertainty

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Apple just released iOS 17.1, MacOS 14.1, and WatchOS 10.1 - here's what's new

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This is the first big update for Apple's latest operating system releases.

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What is Facebook Protect? Here's why you may be forced to turn it on

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I have three days to turn on this Facebook feature, or I'll lose access to my account.

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The 14 best early Black Friday smartwatch deals

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Save on smartwatches like the Apple Watch, Garmin models, the Samsung Galaxy Watch5, and more with these top early Black Friday smartwatch deals.

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Meta's harmful effects on children is one issue that unites Republicans and Democrats

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A bipartisan group of 42 attorneys general sued Meta over addictive features aimed at kids and teens.

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Wall Street wants to know how Google's going to profit from AI

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It comes nearly a year after a spur in AI hype.

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You can scrub your personal information from Google searches. Here's how to do it

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There's a new feature in Google Search that allows you to remove your phone, email and address from the search page.

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Why doesn't my iPhone's battery stay at 100% for as long as it used to?

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An old iPhone charged to 100% holds less charge than a new iPhone changed to 100%. Here's why.

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Now Android and Windows devices aren't safe from Flipper Zero either

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The Bluetooth spam feature that was initially used to inundate, and even crash, iPhones has now been expanded to cover Android and Windows devices.

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Windows security: How to protect your home and small business PCs

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The best time to start thinking about security for the PCs on your network is right now. With the help of our step-by-step guide, investing a few minutes each week will keep you well-defended.

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Tesla discloses DOJ probes over vehicle range, personal benefits and more

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Tesla's Q3 10-Q had some new information about the status of legal actions against the company.

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Assistant Secretary Toloui and Special Envoy Fowler Travel to Iowa

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Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Ramin Toloui and Special Envoy for Global Food Security Dr. Cary Fowler will travel October 24-26 to Des Moines, Iowa, and will participate in the 2023 Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation. The World Food Prize Foundation and the Department of State have a long history of collaboration and a shared goal of ensuring food security for all, dating back to 2004. The officials will discuss how the Department of State is working to strengthen global food security amid the challenges of rising conflict and climate change.
During their visit, Assistant Secretary Toloui and Special Envoy Fowler will meet with farmers, agricultural industry representatives, business leaders, students, and foreign counterparts.
Among other engagements, on October 25, Assistant Secretary Toloui will lead a roundtable discussion on building global resilience amid rising food security challenges. This panel will include high-level representatives from Bahrain, Norway, and the United Kingdom. He will then visit Iowa State University for a lecture on the Department of State's diplomatic work on food security. Special Envoy Fowler will lead a panel discussion on the Vision for Adapted Crops and Soils (VACS) on October 25 that will highlight the recent multi-donor platform established by the International Fund for Agricultural Development to finance the initiative's activities.
Assistant Secretary Toloui and Special Envoy Fowler will attend the World Food Prize Laureate Ceremony on October 26 featuring closing remarks from Assistant Secretary Toloui.
For media inquiries, please contact eb-press-inquiry@state.gov.


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Okta cybersecurity breach wipes out more than $2 billion in market cap

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Okta shares continued their fall Monday after the company said client files had been accessed by an unknown hacker, the latest attempt involving the company.

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Want people to embrace transformation? Allow them to own the change

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When it comes to scaling a transformation, co-opting--allowing people to choose different ways of working--rather than persuading or coercing them can lead to success. This method, which starts with giving early adopters easy access to resources and empowering them to own the changes, has been used to encourage Guatemalans to switch from campfires to cookstoves, to move employees of a large tech company to cloud computing, and to entice hospitals to adopt life-saving practices.

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FTC plans to hire child psychologist to guide internet rules

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Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya hopes it "can send a strong signal to other law enforcement agencies in the U.S.," he told The Record.

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Matter 1.2 adds support for 9 new smart home device types, and that's not all

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Matter's second update could lead to a faster transition towards smart homes. Here's how.

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The best cheap gaming PCs of 2023

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The best cheap gaming PCs are still packed with powerful components, so you can stay on budget and take on the hottest indie and triple-A titles.

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The best electric pressure washers of 2023: Expert tested and reviewed

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The best electric pressure washers from Greenworks, Craftsman, DeWalt, and more balance water pressure and flow rate to provide a seamless cleaning experience.

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Apple supplier Foxconn says it will cooperate with Chinese authorities on tax, land use investigations

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Apple supplier Foxconn said that it will collaborate with Chinese authorities on tax and land use investigations.

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You can now exchange numbers just by tapping iPhones together. Here's how to use it

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You can swap contact information just by holding your iPhone next to one another thanks to a new feature in iOS 17.

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Web Summit CEO resigns after apologizing for Israel-Hamas war comments

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Big Tech attendees like Alphabet, Meta and Amazon had already decided to bow out of the annual tech conference.

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Prosecutors in Bankman-Fried trial compare defense argument to 'Dumb and Dumber'

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In a brief to Judge Lewis Kaplan on Thursday, prosecutors compared one of the defense's jury instructions to a scene in the 1994 comedy starring Jim Carrey.

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Dropbox handing over 25% of San Francisco HQ back to landlord as commercial real estate softens

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San Francisco is seeing its highest office vacancy rate since at least 2007 as Dropbox and other companies allow employees to work from home

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Tesla stock ends the week down 15%, the worst performance of the year

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Tesla stock dropped more than 15% over the last few days to close the week at $211.99 after the company posted third-quarter earnings on Wednesday.

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A new robot vacuum that connects to your home's water supply is now on Kickstarter

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SwitchBot is working towards automating your entire home -- even how you fill and empty your vacuum.

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5 practical ways to separate work from the rest of your life

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Here's how to make sure the pressures that come with modern working life don't impinge on your downtime.

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How Ubuntu Linux snuck into high-end Dell laptops (and why it's called 'Project Sputnik')

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The Dell XPS 13 is the best-known developer-focused, high-end Linux laptop. Here's how it got there.

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U.S. and Japan Promote Economic Resilience and the Rules-Based Economic Order at Third Economic Policy Consultative Committee Vice-Ministerial

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Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez and Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago met with Japanese Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Ono Keiichi and Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Vice Minister for International Affairs Hosaka Shin on the occasion of the third Vice-Ministerial meeting of the U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee (EPCC). They discussed ongoing and future actions to strengthen the rules-based economic order in the Indo-Pacific region. The United States and Japan continue to advance policies and programs through the EPCC to enhance economic and supply chain resilience, including energy security and critical minerals supply chains, as well as the promotion and protection of critical and emerging technologies.


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Bezos-backed freight firm Convoy shuts down after slashing hundreds of jobs. Read the CEO's memo to employees

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Digital freight broker Convoy announced Thursday that it's shutting down operations due to ongoing macroeconomic challenges in the freight industry.

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Winners of the 2023 Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence

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The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is pleased to announce five winners of the 2023 Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will present these five American companies, large and small, with the award in a ceremony on October 30, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. EDT at the State Department. The 2023 ACE categories are Women's Economic Security; Innovation; and Sustainable Supply Chains.
  • The award recognizes two companies in the category Women's Economic SecurityAvertra Corp., operating in Amman, Jordan, is a medium-sized Virginia-based American software firm dedicated to an equitable and inclusive workplace for women in a male-dominated field. The second winner is Google Poland, which is setting the standard in promoting gender equality in the workplace and supporting women in tech initiatives in Poland, Ukraine, and the region, including Ukrainian refugees from Russia's brutal war against Ukraine.
  • In the Innovation category, the 2023 ACE Winner is Kentegra Biotechnology, operating out of Nairobi, Kenya. Kentegra is a biotech firm that has pioneered Kenya’s revival as a global leader in cultivating pyrethrum with smallholder farmers. Pyrethrum is a climate change-resistant cash crop and is an active ingredient used in sustainable organic biopesticides to grow healthier food and provide stronger crop protection.
  • In Sustainable Supply Chains, the first 2023 ACE Winner is Ampersand USA Inc., operating in Kigali, Rwanda. Ampersand is Africa's first mobility energy company, providing electricity and vehicles to power fleets of thousands of electric motorcycle taxis across the continent. The second winner is Parsyl, Abidjan, Cte d’Ivoire, a supply chain technology company specializing in risk management and cargo insurance for perishable goods. It supports cold chain data collection and analytics at the national, district, and local levels in Senegal, Cte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Niger, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help strengthen vaccine supply chain systems and identify needed improvements.
This year marks the Award for Corporate Excellence's 24th anniversary. Established in 1999, ACE recognizes the crucial role U.S. companies are playing in elevating global standards of business conduct. Together, these companies are leading the way in addressing some of our greatest global challenges.
The U.S. Department of State is committed to working with companies to further responsible business practices worldwide and to recognize their efforts to improve lives at home and abroad. For more information, please visit: http://www.state.gov/ace.
The invitation-only 2023 ACE ceremony will be open to credentialed members of the media on a space-available basis. A separate notice to the press with access details will be issued soon. For media inquiries, please contact eb-press-inquiry@state.gov.


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Read the secret encrypted text messages that could help put Sam Bankman-Fried behind bars

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Prosecutors are relying heavily on text messages sent among FTX and Alameda Research executives in the case against Sam Bankman-Fried.

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Meta, Apple and Google cheer FCC ruling that could pave the way for new AR and VR applications

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The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday agreed to open a band of spectrum for some forms of wearable devices.

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Students can sign up for Hulu for just $2 a month right now. Here's how

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Hulu's student discount has returned, offering access to the streaming service's ad-supported tier for just $2 a month.

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This new tablet is redefining what a kids tablet can do

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The Fire HD 10 Kids Pro turned out to be a pleasant surprise with a smooth performance for the price.

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Here's why Apple's Thunderbolt cables are so expensive

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It's less a case of why it's so expensive, and more a case of why are the others so cheap?

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Anthropic's AI chatbot Claude is posting lyrics to popular songs, lawsuit claims

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Universal Music has sued AI startup Anthropic over copyright infringement, per a Wednesday filing.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk sounds pessimistic note about economy on earnings call

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During the company's earnings call, CEO Elon Musk said the company's focused on making its cars more affordable.

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Google cuts dozens of jobs in news division

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Google News is downsizing at a particularly contentious moment in the way news is handled by major online platforms.

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YouTube's new program means more money for creators and more ads for viewers

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In a test of the feature last month, YouTube says videos using it saw double the engagement of videos without the feature enabled.

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Android 14 has reportedly made some Pixel devices unusable

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If you're a Pixel 6, 6a, or 6 Pro user, upgrading to the latest Android version may cause some serious issues.

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Regulations are still necessary to compel adoption of cybersecurity measures

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Guidelines and tools designed to help organizations strengthen their cyber posture will be rendered useless if rules aren't in place to ensure such practices are adopted.

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The Adobe exec behind the Figma deal expresses frustration over slow pace of regulatory approval

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Microsoft's Activision deal took almost 21 months, and Adobe has now waited 13 months to close Figma. David Wadhwani said it might require a few more months

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The world has to add or replace 50 million miles of transmission lines by 2040, IEA says

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The International Energy Agency released a new report on Tuesday underscoring the urgent need to build more transmission lines around the globe.

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How GenZ uses technology flip phones, digital cameras, voice memos

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The way Gen Z uses certain tech features and gadgets may surprise you.

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The best riding mowers of 2023

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Up your lawn care game with one of the top riding mowers that make for a faster, more eco-friendly mowing experience.

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China's Ernie AI is just as good as - or better than - ChatGPT, say its creators

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AI is creeping into nearly every aspect of our lives, and there may be a new top name.

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The top 9 mobile security threats and how you can avoid them

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No matter what mobile device you use -- iPhone or Android -- your handset is a daily target to all bad actors. Don't become a victim! Here are the top phone securities today -- and your best defenses.

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Former FTX engineer tells jury about panicky rooftop meeting where he learned how bad things were

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Nishad Singh, FTX's former engineering head, testified about a private meeting he had with Sam Bankman-Fried regarding the company's dire financial situation.

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Microsoft-owned LinkedIn lays off nearly 700 employees read the memo here

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Revenue growth at Microsoft's business social network has slowed as advertisers pull back in an uncertain economy.

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Snap rises nearly 12% after CEO shares strong 2024 goals with employees

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CEO Evan Spiegel told employees in a memo that Snap could log more than 475 million daily active users and more than 20% in full ads revenue growth in 2024.

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Special Representative for Ukraine's Economic Recovery Pritzker and Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs O'Brien Travel to Ukraine

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Office of the Spokesperson

Special Representative for Ukraine's Economic Recovery Penny Pritzker and Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs James O'Brien traveled to Ukraine today to meet with the private sector and senior Ukrainian officials to demonstrate the United States' steadfast commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity, democracy, and economic recovery, especially in the face of Russia's aggression. While in Ukraine, they met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and others from the government and discussed private sector engagement in Ukraine's future recovery.


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The 7 best October Prime Day phone deals still available

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ZDNET found the best phone deals during Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days event, with discounts on the latest iPhone 15 Pro, Samsung, and more still available.

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The 5 best gaming TVs of 2023

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The best gaming TVs elevate your gaming experience with enhanced color and contrast as well as VRR support for smoother gameplay.

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Cerebras and Abu Dhabi's M42 made an LLM dedicated to answering medical questions

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The open-source Med42 neural net was fine-tuned with a data set of 700,000 question and answer pairs.

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Australia fines X, formerly Twitter, for not answering questions on child abuse content

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The social media platform has 28 days to respond to or pay the fine of 610,500 Australian dollars.

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Meta's $500 Quest 3 is the mainstream VR headset I've been waiting for, and it delivers

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The new Meta Quest 3 brings meaningful upgrades across the board, and I don't expect anything else to be as good for the price.

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The best smart rings of 2023

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Not a fan of wearing watches? The top smart rings track your fitness, monitor your sleep, and more, in a sleeker way than a smartwatch.

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How Israel's tech community is responding to the Israel-Hamas war

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Amid the war, much of Israel's tech community is still finding a way to push forward, according to a handful of tech community members CNBC spoke with.

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Elon Musk's X illegally fired employee who publicly challenged return-to-work plans, NLRB alleges

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The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint on Friday against Elon Musk's X, claiming the company violated the National Labor Relations Act.

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Microsoft closes $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard after lengthy regulatory review

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More than 20 months after agreeing to the company's largest purchase ever, Microsoft has closed its acquisition of Activision Blizzard

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This laptop is so rugged the manufacturer allowed me to drop it from waist-height

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The Getac B360 is designed for the toughest industries, with a modular form factor that even the United States Air Force can attest to.

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T-Mobile will soon force customers to newer, more expensive plans. Here's how you can opt-out

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Customers on older unlimited plans will soon be automatically upgraded to one of the carrier's more recent offerings, resulting in inevitable upcharges. There's a way to prevent that.

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Beats outdid themselves with the Studio Pro headphones, and they're still 49% off at Amazon

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Beats's latest release is the perfect middle-ground headphones for Android and Apple users. Now you can get the newest Beats headphones for only $180 on Amazon.

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The best October Prime Day robot vacuum deals still available

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While Prime Big Deal Days sale is over, there are still great deals available on Amazon to save big on top robot vacuums.

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80% of enterprises will have incorporated AI by 2026, according to a Gartner report

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Think AI has a lot of hype now? It's going to accelerate in the next two years -- especially in the enterprise.

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Europe is investigating Elon Musk's X about Israel-Hamas misinformation, violence on the app

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The European Commission is investigating whether X is complying with the Digital Services Act for its handling of Israel-Hamas war misinformation and violence.

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Secret recording of Caroline Ellison meeting with Alameda staff exposed in SBF criminal trial

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A recording of a meeting Caroline Ellison had with Alameda Research staffers as the firm was imploding was played for the court on Thursday

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Is Gen Z the freelance generation? The workforce appears to turn to self-employment

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The younger generation also redefines what it means to 'make it.'

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Tesla whistleblowers filed a complaint to the SEC in 2021, but the agency never interviewed them. Here's what the complaint said

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Two whistleblowers' complaint to the SEC about Tesla alleged that Elon Musk's automaker may have run afoul of securities laws and flouted accounting standards.

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IRS says Microsoft owes an additional $29 billion in back taxes

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Microsoft said the IRS notified the company it owes an additional $28.9 billion in back taxes.

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DOJ sues eBay for selling 'rolling coal' devices; fines could hit $2 billion

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Rolling coal is the practice of tampering with a vehicle's emissions control system, causing it to spew black clouds of sooty exhaust.

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Bankman-Fried was very concerned about his image, including his big hair, ex-girlfriend Ellison testifies

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In her second day on the stand, Caroline Ellison told jurors that Sam Bankman-Fried wanted her to hide FTX customer funds that were on Alameda's balance sheet.

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The best October Prime Day deals: Last chance to save

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Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days sale is ending in a matter of hours. Don't miss out on the best deals on headphones, TVs, robot vacuums, laptops, and more top-reviewed products.

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The best October Prime Day Apple deals you don't want to miss

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Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days is almost over, which means there are only a few hours left to grab a great deal on iPads, AirPods, MacBooks, Apple Watches, and more.

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The 25 best October Prime Day deals under $25: Last chance to buy

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Grab some savings now with tech products and devices under $25 during Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days event, before the sale ends.

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Smartphones with 'self-healing' displays will arrive within five years, analysts predict

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Analyst firm CCS Insight said it expects smartphone makers to begin producing phones with "self-healing" displays within five years.

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Samsung Electronics expects third quarter profit to plunge 78% but shares surge

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The company expects revenue of about67 trillion South Korean won for the third quarter, while operating profit will stand at about 2.4 trillion won.

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Israeli and Jewish schools reportedly urge parents to tell their kids to delete Instagram and TikTok to avoid disturbing images of hostages

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Their concern is that Hamas may use social media to broadcast disturbing images, such as hostages begging for their lives.

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The 110 best October Prime Day deals you can buy: Live updates

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Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days sale is well underway, and ZDNET has found the best discounts on TVs, robot vacuums, headphones, and more top-reviewed products you don't want to miss.

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The 20 best October Prime Day Apple deals

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Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days is a great opportunity to snag a deal on Apple iPads, AirPods, Apple Watches, and more. Here are the best Apple deals we found so far.

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The 26 best October Prime Day headphones deals

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Looking for a new pair of headphones, or some to gift? We found the best headphone deals during Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days sale, from top brands like Sony, Bose, Beats, and Apple.

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Tesla's China EV sales fall 11%

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EV maker Tesla saw a decrease in its China-made EV sales year over year for the month of September.

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X, formerly Twitter, amplifies disinformation amid the Israel-Hamas conflict

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Disinformation on X, formerly known as Twitter, has made it harder for users to assess what's going on in Israel.

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Unity CEO John Riccitiello is retiring from gaming software company after controversial pricing change

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Unity CEO John Riccitiello is retiring after nine years at the video game technology company and will be replaced on an interim basis by James Whitehurst.

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Best early October Prime Day laptop deals

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Find big discounts on top laptops and monitors ahead of Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days sale.

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The 75 best October Prime Day deals you can buy now

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Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days sale starts tomorrow, but you can already find big discounts on robot vacuums, TVs, headphones, Echo devices, and more.

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The biggest mistake most bosses make when trying to be honest with workers, according to a former Google executive

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Most bosses are not very good at telling workers the truth when it's time for professional feedback, according to former Google executive Kim Scott.

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The 15 best early October Prime Day headphones deals

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Looking for a new pair of headphones, or some to gift? Here are some of the best headphone deals you can find ahead of Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days sale.

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Google just fixed the Pixel's big biometric security problem, but don't get too excited

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The latest Pixel phones' biometric authentication is getting an often-requested feature, but there's a catch.

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Google Assistant is having a Windows Copilot moment, and it's all thanks to AI

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The new and improved Google Assistant is basically the mobile version of what Microsoft is doing with Copilot and Windows PCs. Here's what's coming for Android users.

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Snap AI chatbot investigation launched in UK over teen-privacy concerns

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The U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office has issued a preliminary enforcement notice against Snap over its generative AI chatbot.

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Tesla cuts Model 3 and Model Y prices in the U.S. after car deliveries fall

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The starting price for the Model 3 is listed at $38,990 on Tesla's website, down from $40,240 previously.

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Kazakh fintech Freedom Holding is being investigated by DOJ, SEC, documents show

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Freedom Holding is under investigation by the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission after short sellers raised concerns.

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The 50 best October Prime Day deals you can buy right now

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Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days sale may not start until Tuesday, but there are already tons of discounts on Echo devices, robot vacuums, TVs, headphones, and more.

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The 7 best early October Prime Day TV deals

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Save big on TVs from Sony, Hisense, and Amazon during Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days sale with these early deals.

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SEC sues to force Elon Musk to testify in Twitter probe

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sued Elon Musk in an effort to compel the Twitter owner to testify regarding his purchase of the company.

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Apple considered buying Bing from Microsoft in 2018

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The deal with Microsoft wasn't completed and Giannandrea said he believed Apple CEO Tim Cook told Microsoft it wasn't going forward.

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People are posting AI-generated yearbook pictures with this viral app

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Epik, a free-to-download photo editing app, offers a '90s-style yearbook photo edit that has gone viral on Instagram and TikTok.

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Humanizing technology: The 100-year legacy of Steve Jobs

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On the 12th anniversary of the passing of Steve Jobs, we're republishing this essay from Oct. 5, 2011 on the powerful legacy Jobs left not just for Apple but for the broader tech industry and humanity

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Meta Quest 3 now has prescription VR lenses through Zenni Optical

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With 66% of Americans requiring corrective eyewear, Zenni Optical produced an RX VR lens that'll bring gaming to life, making it the only eyewear company to partner with Meta to offer the product.

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Patch now: This serious Linux vulnerability affects nearly all distributions

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Qualys has discovered a nasty security hole, dubbed 'Looney Tunables', in the glibc C library. This means almost all Linux distributions have a bad security problem.

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Amazon shuts down Amp live audio service

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Amp launched last March at a time when there was still buzz around the Clubhouse audio app.

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Cocoa bean trader who lost $100,000 to FTX was first witness in Sam Bankman-Fried trial

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Sam Bankman-Fried's trial is underway in New York, as prosecutors try to prove the crypto entrepreneur misused billions of dollars of client money

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Elon Musk's X gets rid of story headlines and links in some users' feeds

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On X, the site formerly known as Twitter, some users on Wednesday were seeing news stories without headlines and links

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Apple's fix for iPhone 15's overheating issue is rolling out now

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iOS 17.0.3 is out now and may prevent your iPhone from being too hot to touch. Here's what else it addresses.

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Google releases Android 14 for Pixel phones, and there's a lot to like

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The latest version of Android brings better password management, AI-powered features, new lock screen customizations, and more.

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Arc browser is offering the most truly helpful spin on AI I've seen so far

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Arc browser decided it was time to throw its hat into the AI ring but opted to go a much different route than most browsers and it should pay off.

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Ripple obtains full license to operate in Singapore as it expands in Asia-Pacific

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Ripple said on Wednesday that it has obtained a full license to operate in Singapore, a strategic step toward growing its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

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TikTok halts e-commerce service in Indonesia following ban

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This comes after Indonesia imposed a one-week deadline for TikTok to become a standalone app.

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Intel plans to IPO programmable chip unit within three years; stock rises after hours

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Intel said it will continue to support its programmable chip business and will retain a majority stake after a spinout

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The best electric screwdrivers of 2023: Expert tested and reviewed

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ZDNET tested the best electric screwdrivers on the market to help you find the right one to make your DIY tasks faster and easier.

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The best portable power stations of 2023

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Going off grid, or need power in a pinch? The best portable power stations keep your devices charged and running during an outage.

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Forget Google Pixel 8: Samsung's new $600 Galaxy phone may be all that you really need

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The company is launching the year's FE series of devices, including the Galaxy S23 FE, a day before the Made by Google event.

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The best new features in iPhone 15, iOS 17, and Apple Watch - and how to use them

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ZDNET has a new collection of power tips for your Apple products and there's plenty here to make life with these devices better and a lot more fun.

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Sam Bankman-Fried considered paying Trump $5 billion not to run for president, Michael Lewis tells '60 Minutes'

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In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" that aired on Sunday, best-selling author Michael Lewis unveils new details about the FTX founder

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It's 'really the Google web': Microsoft CEO testifies about how hard it is to break into search

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella testified about competing with Google in digital search during the federal antitrust trial against Google in Washington, D.C.

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The best Garmin watches of 2023: Expert tested and reviewed

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ZDNET tested the best Garmin watches to help you figure out which smartwatch is the right option for you.

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Assistant Secretary Pyatt's Travel to Spain

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Office of the SpokespersonAssistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Geoffrey R. Pyatt will travel to Madrid, Spain, October 1-4. On October 2, Assistant Secretary Pyatt will deliver opening remarks for the International Climate and Energy Summit hosted by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Government of Spain and participate in high-level roundtable conversations with Ministers, industry, and civil society to promote clean energy progress ahead of the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28). Assistant Secretary Pyatt will also meet bilaterally with Spanish officials to welcome Spain's progress on decarbonization, clean hydrogen, and the energy transition. Throughout the Summit, Assistant Secretary Pyatt will work with G7+ allies and partners to support a sustainable energy future for Ukraine.For further media information, please contact ENR-PD-Clearances@state.gov

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The inside story of Dave Clark's tumultuous last days at Flexport: Standoffs, politics, and spin

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Flexport founder Ryan Petersen claimed in public that Dave Clark's tenure as CEO featured too much spending, but internal documents tell a different story

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How to use iOS 17's 'Check In' feature, and why your loved ones will be glad you did

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With the update to iOS 17, an alert can be sent to someone indicating that you've safely arrived at a specific destination.

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How GlobalFoundries aims to remain world's third-biggest semiconductor foundry

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GlobalFoundries is manufacturing more of the world's critical chips, gaining significance with U.S.-China tension and big deals like one with General Motors

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Amazon customers report false email confirmations for gift cards they did not buy

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Amazon customer service representatives have been receiving a host of inquiries from worried and confused customers.

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Anker's new $30 USB-C power bank solves my biggest problem with portable chargers

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For iPhone 15 or Android users, Anker's Nano Power Bank may be the most effortless way to top up your device when on the go.

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I've tested dozens of MagSafe wallets on my iPhone, and this is one you should buy

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Accessory maker Satechi has created a MagSafe wallet that perfectly balances style and functionality.

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Meta has Apple to thank for giving its annual VR conference added sizzle this year

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Apple's announced its entry into the VR market is boosting an industry that Meta has dominated for a number of years

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Apple will issue a software update to address iPhone 15 overheating complaints

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Apple said that the new iPhones were running hot because of a combination of bugs in iOS 17, bugs in apps, and a temporary set-up period.

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It's official: No more free Windows 10 upgrades

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The party's over. After seven years of looking the other way, Microsoft has finally announced that it's closing the loophole that allowed PCs running Windows 7 and Windows 8.x to upgrade for free.

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These $200 headphones are recommended by audio experts, and I understand why

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Audio-Technica's new ATH-M50xBT2 are a worthy successor to an already fantastic pair of studio headphones.

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