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Spotify promises fix for Mac glitch causing excessive writes on hard disks & SSDs

Spotify is currently rolling out a patch for a major bug, which can —at least in some cases —cause its desktop apps to write tens or hundreds of gigabytes to...

Facebook to stop ads that target, exclude races

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says it will no longer allow advertisers to exclude specific racial and ethnic groups when placing ads related to housing, credit or...

Adidas creates trainers made out of ocean waste in effort to reduce plastic in waters around world

Adidas is helping to clean up the Earth's oceans by using the waste floating around the world to make shoes.  The sportswear company has teamed...

A new combat vehicle that swims for the Marine Corps

A nearly 34-ton armored fighting vehicle– that swims? Marines will have a new Amphibious Combat Vehicle to storm the beaches in future battles. Unveiled this week...

“Facebook At Work” is launching next month

Facebook is ready to make work as addictive as socializing. The company plans to launch its enterprise communication and collaboration network Facebook At Work in the...

Ghost Robotics launches affordable quadruped robot that can back flip and climb fences

A new robotics startup has launched a sprightly little quadruped robot that is able to scale fences, manipulate door handles, turn back flips, climb stairs and jump up...

Search Engines Promise to Ban Ads for Sex Determination Services in India

Three major search engines have pledged to block information in India about sex determination services, which the country has outlawed to prevent sex-selective...

FBI Director, Again, Says You Should Tape Over Your Webcam

James Comey compared the practice to locking your door. FBI chief James Comey yesterday reiterated the importance of covering up your webcam — comparing it to...

Adblock Plus now sells ads

Adblock Plus is launching a new service that… uh, puts more ads on your screen. Rather than stripping all ads from the internet forever, Adblock Plus is hoping to...

Netflix Wants the FCC to Get Rid of Data Caps

Broadband data caps have long been the enemy of net neutrality advocates who see the blatant cash-grab disguised as “network management” as a...