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As 2017 draws to a close, we look at some of the reasons why the use of open source software is growing and will continue to grow in the year ahead.

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Every editorial product is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our journalism. Chinese electric car startup Nio has launched its first vehicle, the ES8. It's an all-electric, modern SUV that's a direct competitor to Tesla's Model X — and it costs half as much. The price for the ES8 starts at 448,000 yuan ($67,697) in China, while the Model X starts at 836,000 yuan ($126,328).  SEE ALSO: Here's...

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Categories: cars, tesla, electric cars, nio, nio es8


From tarmac to trail, the best running headphones will keep your tunes going through to the finish line.

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Stoos, a car-free Alpine resort in Switzerland, has just launched a new funicular line which is the steepest in Europe. Its four cylindrical cabins feature an inclination adjustment system making sure that the passengers remain upright throughout the whole trip. Read more...More about Transportation, Mashable Video, Mountain, Alps, and Switzerland

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Categories: transportation, mashable video, mountain, alps, switzerland


Ultra Suit is a high-tech formal outfit. Which will protect you from almost any disaster and keep you smelling fresh. Read more...More about Tech, Fashion, Kickstarter, Design, and Mashable Video

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Categories: tech, fashion, kickstarter, design, mashable video



Amazon’s Echo lineup got a refresh earlier this year that included a brand new version of its basic Echo, well as an Echo Plus with integrated smart home hub, and the stalwart Echo Dot – unchanged, but still a compelling device at its price point. The new lineup of devices also made its way to more markets this year, including an expansion to Canada just this month, which is why I… Read More

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Categories: gadgets, hardware, tc, smart speakers, e-commerce, computing, publishing, amazon, home automation, echo, amazon echo


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The Twitter purge has just begun and it looks like one of the first high-profile accounts to be wiped from the social media platform is that of Jayda Fransen, the controversial Britain First leader who President Donald Trump retweeted a few weeks ago. SEE ALSO: The 'Twitter Purge' Nazi reckoning has begun. Here are the rules. On Monday morning, the anti-hate group Resisting Hate noted that the Twitter accounts of Fransen, Britain First, and Paul Golding, another Britain First leader, had been...

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Categories: twitter, donald trump, britain first, jayda fransen, tech

Open Garden launched its mesh networking platform at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012. Since then, the company has gone through a few iterations and found unexpected success in its Firechat offline messaging service. Now, it’s ready for the next step in its evolution. The company now wants to make it easier for anybody with an Android phone to share their WiFi connections with anyone who is… Read More

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Categories: apps, cryptocurrency, mobile, startups, open garden, battlefield, ethereum, tokens, wifi sharing, android, app, mesh networking, wireless networking, technology, firechat


Facebook wants publishers to stop begging for likes. The social network is taking action against so-called "engagement bait," where publishers ask users to vote, like, or share a post in the hopes of bumping it to the top of people's News Feed.  SEE ALSO: Facebook's suicide prevention AI just got an important upgrade The posts aren't banned exactly, but Facebook will now demote those posts in the News Feed. Facebook Pages that repeatedly use these tactics will potentially get all of their...

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Categories: facebook, 2016 election, clickbait, facebook posts, facebook page




Twitter has a list. They're checking it twice.  Well, no, actually, it's much more complex than that. For the past two years, Twitter has been working with its Trust & Safety Council — a body of experts in online safety — to balance running a platform for free speech with curbing violence and harassment.  SEE ALSO: Inside the reckoning of the alt-right on Twitter On Monday, Twitter put into effect new rules that are, in part, a result of many of those conversations. The rules are a major shift...

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Categories: twitter, twitter abuse, online harassment, alt right, twitter trolls


While the new Pixel flagships can seem a little costly this time around, you can end up saving a lot of money via discounts, cashbacks and other offers on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in India.

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The firm, which has invested in companies including Uber and Spotify, has closed its latest fund at $3.7 billion, slightly above its last one.

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Categories: venture capital, private equity, tpg capital, tpg growth, initial public offerings, start-ups, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, mcglashan, william e jr

The strategy the president plans to outline Monday is at odds with his often-warm relations with the leaders of China and Russia.

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Categories: russian interference in 2016 us elections and ties to trump associates, united states international relations, cyberwarfare and defense, united states economy, united states defense and military forces, defense and military forces, united states politics and government, economic conditions and trends, elections, embargoes and sanctions, presidential election of 2016, nuclear weapons, international relations, arms control and limitation and disarmament, computers and the internet, defense department, united nations, bush, george w, clinton, bill, kim jong-un, mcmaster, h r, obama, barack, putin, vladimir v, trump, donald j, xi jinping, china, crimea (ukraine), far east, south and southeast asia and pacific areas, europe

He has been wiretapped by the F.B.I. and grilled by congressional investigators over his suspected Russia connections. But the Trump campaign foreign-policy adviser can’t seem to stop talking.

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Categories: russian interference in 2016 us elections and ties to trump associates, presidential election of 2016, page, carter

The vivid tale of how two bodies were retrieved from near the summit of Mount Everest required networking in India and training an impromptu photographer.

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Categories: mountaineering, sherpas (himalayan people), mount everest, india


President Trump’s lawyers and supporters have significantly increased their attacks on the special counsel as the investigation has reached deeper into the president’s inner circle.

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Categories: russian interference in 2016 us elections and ties to trump associates, mueller, robert s iii, trump, donald j, special prosecutors (independent counsel), united states politics and government

A Republican research group has requested the emails of E.P.A. employees critical of the agency. Now the E.P.A. has hired an affiliated company.

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Categories: environmental protection agency, united states politics and government, e-mail, freedom of information act, america rising pac, definers public affairs, trump, donald j, pruitt, scott, blutstein, allan l, pounder, joe, rhoades, matthew (1975- )

Oracle will pay $1.2 billion in cash to buy construction software developer Aconex, the companies announced today. Based in Melbourne, Aconex’s cloud-based software allow teams working on building projects to collaborate and share documents. Oracle agreed to pay AUD $7.80 (about $5.97) per share in cash for a total of $1.2 billion. This price represents a 47% premium over… Read More

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Categories: enterprise, fundings & exits, tc, oracle, aconex, construction, building

The industry is now dominated by an aggressive set of chief executives who are quicker to push big acquisitions, slash costs and drive up profits.

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Categories: computer chips, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, appointments and executive changes, layoffs and job reductions, broadcom corporation, marvell technology group ltd, tan, hock, cavium networks inc, qualcomm inc

As giants like Disney and AT&T strike huge takeovers, Aryeh B. Bourkoff and his boutique, LionTree, are seeking to seize the moment to grow.

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Categories: bourkoff, aryeh b, liontree advisors llc, banking and financial institutions, media, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson offered tantalizing details about how the United States would race inside North Korea to seize its nuclear weapons in the event of a collapse.

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Categories: tillerson, rex w, north korea, nuclear weapons, united states international relations, united states defense and military forces, china

An anti-Islamic image created by a Kremlin-connected group has proved hard to kill, an indication of the challenge of monitoring social media for propaganda.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: social media, propaganda, facebook inc, instagram inc, internet research agency (russia), russian interference in 2016 us elections and ties to trump associates

The internet is filled with too many fake news websites — not the ones Donald Trump keeps falsely accusing, but real sources of provably false information — and Google's taking another step to stop this garbage from misleading people. The tech giant is now blocking websites from showing up in search results on Google News when they mask their country of origin. SEE ALSO: Google's AR Stickers are here, and photos will never be the same again Per the company's newly updated guidelines, content...

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Categories: google, websites, news sites blocked, online news, tech

With sexual harassment revelations rife and public spaces threatened, some women are wondering just why they wear these things.

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Categories: women and girls, discrimination, shoes and boots, sexual harassment


Ready or not, Samsung's Galaxy S9 is coming. The Korean electronics giant's next flagship Android phone might be announced in February, according to a report from Bloomberg. SEE ALSO: Samsung is making a 512GB chip to give smartphones an insane amount of storage There were murmurs that Samsung would switch things up this year and reveal the Galaxy S9 at CES in January, instead of at its own "Unpacked" event a few months later. But it appears that may not happen. Samsung could still unveil...

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Categories: mobile, gadgets, android, samsung, smartphones

Every editorial product is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our journalism. Just when you thought apps had gotten boring and derivative, developers have leveraged new technologies to breathe new life into mobile experiences. From games we couldn't put down to powerful camera apps to augmented reality finally taking off, those little squares with the rounded corners on our home screens...

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Categories: tech, google, apple, iphone, apps and software

Net Neutrality is dead thanks to the Federal Communication Commission's idiot chairman Ajit Pai, and Mark Hamill is pissed. The Last Jedi star took some time out of the movie's huge opening weekend to rip Pai a new one on Twitter, and man was it an epic diss of galactic proportions. SEE ALSO: Whatever you do, don't watch 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in 3D You may recall that Pai released a comically stupid video called "7 Things You Can Still Do on the Internet After Net Neutrality" the day...

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Categories: twitter, fcc, star wars, jedi, mark hamill

Disney has achieved great success under the leadership of Robert A. Iger. But he is likely to be judged on the success of his 21st Century Fox deal.

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Categories: iger, robert a, walt disney company, 21st century fox, murdoch, rupert, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, media, video recordings, downloads and streaming, movies, television

Along with four other Cloudflare colleagues, I traveled to New Haven, CT last weekend to support 1,000+ college students from Yale and beyond at YHack.

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Categories: cloudflare apps, developers, hackathon, javascript

Netflix had a pretty good year by very Netflix-y standards: it added a ton of subscribers; its international growth plans seem to be playing out as hoped; it cleaned up in the Golden Globe nominations, and users are watching a ton of Netflix. While the company has continued to show growth with its existing strategy — investing a ton in its original content strategy in the hope that… Read More

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Categories: apps, mobile, tc, finance, netflix

Accusations of sexual harassment and assault have not been received with the same uproar and solidarity as in the United States and beyond.

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Categories: #metoo movement, italy, women and girls, sexual harassment, politics and government, women's rights, sex crimes, argento, asia, berlusconi, silvio, boldrini, laura, weinstein, harvey

(I know otherwise.)

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Categories: google inc, customer relations, computers and the internet



Three times a week, John Savill tackles your most pressing IT questions. Today, find out about configuring PowerShell sessions so the help subsystem is available, receiving alerts when your Azure B series CPU credits are below a certain level, and breaking out of loops in a PowerShell search.

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