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Uber’s SOS Button Now Sends GPS Info to Police in India

In December of 2014, an Uber driver in India was arrested after a female passenger accused him of rape. Uber, already on he defensive over allegations of playing fast and loose with user safety in the US, stepped up to create tools that would help put Indian officials and customers at ease. One such tool was the SOS button, which …

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NBC Is Pulling a Netflix and Dropping All 13 Episodes of ‘Aquarius’ at Once

NBC has caught the binge-watching bug. The network had decided to take a page from Netflix’s book and just dump an entire season of a new show for viewers to stream at their pleasure. Following its May 28 premiere, the new David Duchovny – Charles Manson show Aquarius will land online. All of it. NBC says you’ll be able to …

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Netflix Is Adapting ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ into 13-episode Series

Green Eggs and Ham is pretty neat, but 13 episodes? Well that’s a treat! Dr. Seuss is coming to Netflix – rather, one of his most famous works is. Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of a children’s series based on the classic story Green Eggs and Ham. Here’s the plot, if you are wondering how they’re going to stretch Green …

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Secret Shuts Down: App Doesn’t Represent Original Vision, Says CEO

Anonymous messaging app Secret is shutting down. In a post on Medium, CEO David Byttow said it was the “hardest decision” of his life. “This has been the hardest decision of my life and one that saddens me deeply. Unfortunately, Secret does not represent the vision I had when starting the company, so I believe it’s the right decision for …

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Hillary Clinton: Body Cameras Should Be Worn by All Police Departments

Speaking at the David N. Dinkins Leadership & Public Policy Forum, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for body cameras to become “the norm”, saying that all police departments in America should have access to the devices. “We should make sure every police department in the country has body cameras to record interactions between officers on patrol and suspects,” said Clinton. …

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Seinfeld Is Coming to Hulu, and It’s Not Coming Cheap

No official announcement from Hulu yet, but multiple outlets are reporting that the third-most-talked-about online streaming platform has possibly made itself more attractive to subscribers – by snagging Seinfeld. For years, Seinfeld has remained a streaming holdout – never appearing on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or any other major player. Of course, you could always watch Seinfeld on TBS – whenever …

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Dropbox Finally Lets You Comment on Shared Files

It just got easier to collaborate on your shared Dropbox files. The company has just enabled comments on shared files – a feature you’ve probably used plenty of times inside Google Drive. “Whether you’re collaborating on a business proposal or putting together a vacation itinerary, working with multiple people can be difficult. It can involve lots of back and forth …

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Police Still Claiming Google Is Helping Cop Killers with Its Waze App

Police are still really pissed about Waze. The Google-owned traffic app uses crowdsourced data to let drivers know about upcoming accidents, road closures, weather conditions, construction zones, and more. The app also contains a feature that allows users to pinpoint the location of police on a map – and it’s that feature that’s causing tension between Google and law enforcement. …

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Apple: iPhone, Mac Are Cannibalizing iPad

Consumers seem to be showing less and less interest in Apple’s iPad line as time goes on, and that’s not necessarily because of the device’s competition from other tablets. In February, IDC released research finding that people bought 3 million fewer tablets in the prior quarter than they did a year before that. The iPad specifically not only faces that …

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New WordPress Update Improves Sharing

Automattic released version 4.2 of WordPress, which is named “Powell” after jazz pianist Bud Powell. It’s now available for download/update. The company says its new features are designed to help bloggers communicate and share. For one, there’s a new “Press This” feature in the tools menu, which you can add to your browser bookmark bar or on your mobile screen. …

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Netflix Was a Big Part of Why Regulators Hated Comcast/TWC Merger

By now you’ve probably heard that Comcast has abandoned its push to acquire Time Warner Cable, due to looming concerns that both the Department of Justice’s antitrust division and the Federal Communications Commission were poised to recommend it blocked. “Today, we move on. Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we structured …

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Google Glass ‘Version 2′ Is in the Works, Says Eyewear Maker

Good news for those of you who shed a tear when Google took Glass off the market – an Italian eyewear company (who has a previous partnership with Google) says it’s working on Google Glass version 2.0. The Wall Street Journal reports that the CEO of Luxottica, Massimo Vian, confirmed the news during the company’s general meeting in Milan. “In …

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