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The case for and against deleting your tweets

Why’d You Push That Button is back for season 3, and our first episode is a relatively serious one. Vox’s Kaitlyn Tiffany and I catch up on our summers and then dive into everyone’s favorite social media platform: Twitter. We need to discuss tweets. …

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Tiny Palm smartphone baffles gadget fans

A tiny Android smartphone designed to be a "companion phone" to a full-sized device has been launched in the US - using the brand name Palm. The handset is the size of a credit card and has two cameras but no headphone jack or wireless charging. …

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First look at Google’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL

   Oh, and the notch on the Pixel 3 XL is not as egregious in person as it is in photos. Is it big? Yes, but it’s also totally not a problem for me. Well, except for one thing: the way that the notch "area” cuts off into the rest of the …

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PlayStation 4 reportedly crashing due to malicious message

Numerous PS4 owners on Reddit and across social media are warning of a message containing a string of characters that can reportedly cause Sony’s console to seize up and crash. In some cases, the console gets so mixed up from this glitch that users …

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Facebook hack victims will not get ID theft protection

Facebook has said it will not provide identity fraud protection for the victims of its latest data breach. On Friday it revealed 14 million users had highly personal information stolen by hackers. It included search history, location data …

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Presidential alert: US mobile phones get test message

More than 200 million US mobile phones have received a test "Presidential Alert" notification. The trial is designed to check that a previously unused emergency communications system works properly. Unlike other alerts - such as natural …

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The headphone wars have begun

The tech industry defines itself by answering the question of what’s next. Over the course of this year, I’ve grown increasingly convinced that the most immediate next wave of technological change won’t be the electric autonomous car or the …

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Toyota, SoftBank to partner in future car technologies

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and SoftBank Group Corp said they would team up to develop new transport services, adding to a slew of deals aimed at sharing costs and securing expertise in technologies which promise to drastically change the …

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