Amazon narrows list of 'HQ2' candidates to 20

Amazon said Thursday it had narrowed to 20 its options for a second headquarters for the sprawling technology and lifestyle company headed by Jeff Bezos, the world's richest individual.

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Drone drops flotation device to stranded swimmers in world-first rescue mission

There's plenty to be excited about when it comes to the possibilities of drones, but two Australian beachgoers have learnt first-hand how they can have a big impact today. After being ...

10 hours ago from Gizmag

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Booby-trapped messaging apps used for spying: researchers

An espionage campaign using malware-infected messaging apps has been stealing smartphone data from activists, soldiers, lawyers, journalists and others in more than 20 countries, researchers ...

19 hours ago from TechXplore

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Nintendo thinks inside the box with cardboard Switch accessory

Nintendo sparked fierce debate Thursday with a new line of cardboard DIY accessories for its smash-hit Switch console, delighting some fans, but leaving others bemused by the low-tech offering.

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Instagram adds feature that lets people see how often you're using the app

The feature is on by default

4 hours ago from The Independent

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SoftBank's acquisition of 15 percent of Uber closes

Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank says it has closed a deal to acquire 15 percent of Uber.

17 hours ago from

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Apple says will pay $38 bn in taxes on repatriated profits

Apple announced Wednesday it would pay some $38 billion in taxes—likely the largest payment of its kind—on profits repatriated from overseas as it boosts investments in the United States.

Wed 17 Jan 18 from

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Amazon's potential HQ2 sites leaves many cities disappointed

Amazon's move to whittle its list for a second headquarters leaves more than 200 municipalities disappointed. Here are statements from some of the places that didn't make the tech giant's cut ...

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Office for Mac is adding real-time collaborative editing

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac has been updated to version 16.9 with new features for its suite of programs: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. The update includes real-time collaborative ...

55 minutes ago from The Verge

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Buses carrying tech workers targeted outside San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Six shuttle buses transporting Apple and Google employees were deliberately targeted by vandals who broke the windows with unknown objects while traveling on a highway ...

15 hours ago from AP

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