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Mozilla brings its private web browser Firefox Focus to Android


 Late last year, Firefox introduced a new, private web browser for iPhone, called Firefox Focus. The browser by default blocks ad trackers and can erase your browsing history, including passwords and cookies. Now, over a half-year later, Firefox is bringing the Focus browser to Android devices, with some added functionality. ...

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Hasbro launches a subscription service for games


Toy company Hasbro is belatedly entering the subscription service market with today’s launch of Hasbro Gaming Crate – a service that ships a themed box containing three board games to users every three months. The service, which costs $49.99 per crate, offers two options – one designed for adults in ...

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Researchers train drones to use Wi-Fi to look through walls


A new system by University of California, Santa Barbara researchers Yasamin Mostofi and Chitra R. Karanam uses two drones, a massive Wi-Fi antenna, and a little interpolation to literally see through solid walls. The system is two-fold. The one drone blasts Wi-Fi through the structure and another picks up the ...

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Spotify ‘Sponsored Songs’ lets labels pay for plays


A mysterious “Sponsored Content” opt-out setting recently appeared in Spotify, and now the streaming giant has confirmed to TechCrunch what it’s about. Spotify is now testing a new “Sponsored Song” ad unit that a company spokesperson tells us is “a product test for labels to promote singles on the free ...

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Is Whole Foods a healthy option for Amazon?


Cyrus Radfar is a founding engineer of AddThis, which was acquired by Oracle. More posts by this contributor: If you’ve been under a rock or staring at a fidget spinner over the past few days, you may have missed the news that Amazon is working to purchase Whole Foods for ...

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USO should be wound up by 2020: Productivity Commission


The Australian government’s estimated telecommunications spending The telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (USO) should be wound up by 2020, as it is no longer necessary thanks to the ubiquity and falling costs of mobile and fixed-line broadband services, according to the Productivity Commission’s final report. The Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation Productivity ...

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Elon Musk suggests L.A. Mayor open to Boring Co. tunnel network


Elon Musk says that he’s had “promising conversations” with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, regarding the potential of a network of tunnels underneath the city that would allow for a high-speed transit network unburdened by surface traffic. That’s the vision Musk’s recently founded Boring Company hopes to make a reality, as ...

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