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These new educational apps will help Syrian refugee kids learn and play
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These new educational apps will help Syrian refugee kids learn and play

Children play educational game ‘Antura with Letters’ on a smartphone in Jordan.

Two new apps won an international technology competition to help Syrian refugee children learn, play and cope with trauma.

The mobile games Antura and the Letters and Feed …

Uber wants to make flying cars cheaper than owning a regular one
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Uber wants to make flying cars cheaper than owning a regular one

Your future Uber is here.

Could flying around in an aircraft one day be cheaper than owning your own car? Uber thinks so.

The ride-sharing giant says it hopes for Uber Elevate, its new "on demand air transportation" system — …

Windows Server moves to a semi-annual release schedule
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Windows Server moves to a semi-annual release schedule

Microsoft today announced a major change to how it will deliver new releases of Windows Server going forward. Instead of a release every few years (the last few major versions arrived in 2008, 2012 and 2016), Microsoft will now move …

Lyft head of engineering pens a letter to teammates asking for open communication
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Lyft head of engineering pens a letter to teammates asking for open communication

Lyft’s head of engineering Jill Wetzler has penned a heartfelt letter to her fellow teammates asking them to chat openly with her about any issues they may be facing in the workplace.

The letter, sent on anonymous workplace app Blind …

Poshmark cash flow positive, on track for $100 million revenue
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Poshmark cash flow positive, on track for $100 million revenue

Poshmark, the fashion resale social network, is on track for $100 million in revenue this year, TechCrunch has learned. We hear the company reached $50 million in revenue last year, which means they are on pace to double in 2017.…

Microsoft meets expectations with $23.6B in revenue, Azure revenue up 93%
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Microsoft meets expectations with $23.6B in revenue, Azure revenue up 93%

Like every quarter, Microsoft just reported earnings for the last quarter. The company reported non-GAAP revenue of $23.6 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.73. Wall Street’s cadre of crack analysts expected the company’s earnings per share to come …

Here’s why police were able to illegally access the call logs of a journalist
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Here’s why police were able to illegally access the call logs of a journalist

It was going to happen.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that allowing for a privacy invasion might just result in one’s privacy…being invaded.

On Friday, Australian Federal Police (AFP) commissioner Andrew Colvin admitted that an investigator had accessed the …

Uh oh: The rift that’s about to cleave off a massive Antarctic iceberg has a sibling
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Uh oh: The rift that’s about to cleave off a massive Antarctic iceberg has a sibling

Rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf as seen from a NASA aircraft on Nov. 10, 2016.

Scientists keeping close watch on the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica have noticed something new: The rift, which has been opening across …

Amazon beefs up drone delivery R&D in Cambridge
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Amazon beefs up drone delivery R&D in Cambridge

Amazon is expanding its R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK, with a plan to move into a new 60,000sq ft site in the city with capacity for more than 400 staff.

Cambridge University, one of the UK’s top tier academic institutions, …

How musicians die
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How musicians die

It’s said that when the great jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker died, a huge clap of thunder shook the building where he ended his days. Parker’s death, while a tragic loss to music, wouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone …