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Watch Bill Gates Drink Purified Poop Water

The drinking water shown in the video was purified by the Omniprocessor, a system developed by Janicki Bioenergy that converts sludge into drinking water, electricity, and ash. The system boils sludge, separating the solids from the water vapor. The solids are fed into a hot fire, where they're converted into steam, which is in turn sent to a steam engine that powers the generator and creates excess electricity for the community. Meanwhile, the water vapor goes through a purification system to create clean drinking water.

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CES Snapshot: Razer Makes a Play for the Living Room With $100 Microconsole

Today at CES, Razer revealed that its microconsole, called Forge TV, will launch this quarter for $100. The main purpose of the device is to bring Android and PC gaming to the living room. But users will also be able to access streaming services like Netflix and other apps via the Google Play Store.

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How You'll Find A New Job In 2015

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Fandango Brings Its Web Video Series To Hulu

Fandango is known to most users as a web and mobile ticketing service, but it’s also been creating its own web TV shows. Today, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it’s announcing that those programs are coming to Hulu, in what Fandango says is its first partnership with a subscription video-on-demand service.

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Apple's next MacBook Air could be thinner, lighter and have just one plug

It's yet to be seen if Apple is actually orchestrating a fundamental redesign of the MacBook Air. But there's good news: The next generation of MacBook Air notebooks will at least have the potential to power Retina-class displays. This is because Intel is finally on the cusp of releasing its Broadwell range of microprocessors.

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Toyota kickstarting fuel cell future with patent release - CNET

Toyota's press release notes that 1,970 of the patents have to do with the actual fuel cell stack, 3,350 cover fuel cell power control software and 290 relate to hydrogen storage tanks. An additional 70 patents cover hydrogen production technologies. These patents will only be offered to automakers and companies involved in hydrogen production and supply. Further, Toyota puts a stop year of 2020 on royalty-free use of the patents for automakers. Companies interested in using the patents will need to sign a contract with Toyota.

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Indiegogo elbows its way into ecommerce with the launch of InDemand

Today, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,  Indiegogo  launched InDemand, a feature that enables successful crowdfunding campaigners to continue selling “perks” (pre-orders of whatever they’re raising cash to build) after their project’s time is up.

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Man tweets 'joke' that he hit cyclist, gets fired - CNET

Technically Incorrect: A UK stockbroker says that his tweet about hitting a cyclist with his car was merely a joke. Twitter users and his employers don't find it funny.

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7 New Skills Needed For Business Success In 2015

Another key habit that successful leaders continually exercise: Making firm business decisions despite uncertainty. Do your homework up-front, gather as much data as possible, plan accordingly, then act upon your choices. Remember: Timing will never be perfect—as General George S. Patton noted, "a good plan violently executed now will be better than a perfect plan next week." After making a decision, assess the results of your strategies, and then adjust your tactics and approaches to be more successful based on the feedback you get from the results of your efforts.

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Tonino Lamborghini's 88 Tauri phone is leather, steel... and $6,300

While no phone should really be this expensive, that's basically the whole point: You buy one because you can. There's an exclusivity factor here, too. Only 1,947 of each type of metal/leather combination exist, and for a rather cheesy reason, as Antonio "Tonino" Lamborghini himself was born in 1947. At least you get bang for your buck, if you can really use that phrase here, in terms of specs. The 88 Tauri sports a 5-inch (1080p) display, a 20-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel selfie shooter, a 3,400mAh battery, 64GB of internal storage, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and dual LTE SIM functionality. Not to mention the 13 exclusive ringtones created by "famed disc jockey and producer DJ Ravin." Those have gotta be worth a couple of grand alone, surely?

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Apple now selling unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models without SIM cards

The 16GB iPhone 6 without a SIM card starts at $649, with increases in storage going up $100 a level. The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $749, with the same $100 price hike to 64GB and then to 128GB. This is all on par with buying a phone under T-Mobile, which has already offered the same prices without a contract.

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Apple May Be Considering A Radical Redesign For Its Next MacBook Air

As described in Gurman's report, the revamped slimline notebook would be lighter and thinner than current MacBook Air models, and boast a higher-resolution display, although Gurman never says whether it would reach the ultra-high-res level which Apple called "Retina." Fitting in between the 11- and 13-inch versions of the MacBook Air currently available from Apple, the tweaked form factor looks to include a thinner bezel around the display, along with an edge-to-edge keyboard, which fits more keys into a smaller surface area.

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Cut the chord. BMW’s inductive EV charging system charges by proximity

One of the problems with electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids is just that: they have to be plugged in. It’s a simple yet extra step that often times falls victim to human nature, i.e. we forget or become lazy about it. It’s the same thing we do with our phones, only waking up having forgotten to plug in the car is somewhat more debilitating than that. BMW is exploring a way to cut out the middle man with wire-free inductive battery charging.

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Dropbox Tech Blog – Open Sourcing Our Go Libraries

Dropbox owes a large share of its success to Python, a language that enabled us to iterate and develop quickly. However, as our infrastructure matures to support our ever growing user base, we started exploring ways to scale our systems in a more efficient manner. About a year ago, we decided to migrate our performance-critical backends from Python to Go to leverage better concurrency support and faster execution speed. This was a massive effort–around 200,000 lines of Go code–undertaken by a small team of engineers. At this point, we have successfully moved major parts of our infrastructure to Go.

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Makerbot announces new filaments that mimic limestone, metal, and wood

The filament material is primarily the same PLA plastic that Makerbots typically deal with, but by adding composites, Makerbot has been able to take on many of the unique properties of other materials. Makerbot says its maple composite can be sanded, stained, or finished like regular wood, and the metal composites can be magnetized and will take on patina similar to actual metal. The limestone composite can be stained or written on, which could make it ideal for more intricate architectural models.

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Samsung CEO sees TV ruling all in Internet of Things

Samsung CEO sees TV ruling all in Internet of Things Samsung Electronics CEO and president Boo-Keun Yoon sits down with USA Today to describe how the Internet of Things will enable 100% of Samsung products in five years. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1Iixxc7

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This is the new Sony Walkman

To be sure, the ZX2 isn't an all-in-one device. It's running years-old Android — 4.2 Jelly Bean, to be exact, which first debuted in November 2012. And while you can download and play apps from Google Play, this isn't meant to match wits with today's smartphones. Everything around the device is meant for an optimal audio experience. Specs-wise, the new Walkman supports DSD, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, and more. It supports Bluetooth for wireless streaming and NFC for one-touch connection to speakers and headphones.

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Cape Town Impounds 33 Uber Cars

JOHANNESBURG—Police in Cape Town have impounded 33 cars operating under Uber Technologies Inc.’s ride-sharing service, the latest run-in between the San Francisco-based company and regulators in foreign markets where it is growing rapidly.

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Teens playing Mario Kart 64: 'Who designed this?'

Ready to feel old? The Fine Brothers' latest React Gaming video shows teens playing another classic game, 1996's Mario Kart 64 . The ten-minute competition is entertaining through the final close race while taking older players back to simpler times. A mong our favorite quotes is one of the test subject's confusion over the Nintendo 64 controller, turning it over while pondering, "Who designed this?" The React Gaming series pairs retro games and consoles with youthful players, putting their bewilderment on display for the benefit of all. Past videos showed teens failing at Mega Man , discussing the size of the Game Boy and the absurdness of the NES , the latter featuring Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams. Younger players may have a greater appreciation for the latest game in Nintendo's racing series, Mario Kart 8 , which was one of Joystiq's best games of 2014 . [Image: Nintendo] Mario Kart 8 (AOC Pack 1)

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Moonpig may have leaked data on millions of customers - Telegraph

A security flaw first reported to Moonpig by a security expert in 2013 was exposed this morning after a fix had not been made, in order to 'force the company to protect users'

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CES 2015: This 4K TV is thinner than a smartphone

CES 2015: This 4K TV is thinner than a smartphone Thin is in, and Sony's newly-announced ultra thin 4K TV is as "in" as it gets. This thing is downright silly when it comes to thickness, and that's no exaggeration. From the front it's huge, sharp, and Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1BvA4zo

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Xiaomi Tweaks India Strategy

Xiaomi is known to hold so-called flash sales for its high-end handsets at low prices through online portals but is tweaking its strategy in India where most handsets are sold in bricks and mortar stores rather than online.

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Best Single Comic Issue - Best of 2014: Comics - IGN

Reviewed on October 29 Brian Azzarello and his artistic collaborators have succeeded in giving one of DC’s most essential characters a brand new lease on life. His epic story culminates beautifully with a strongly reinforced theme that calls to the core of Wonder Woman herself. The villains are dealt with, longstanding mysteries are resolved, and our titular character is celebrated in a clever and meaningful way. All of this is illustrated wonderfully by Cliff Chiang, who comes back to finish what he started three years ago. The only issues to be found is a missing of a majority of the supporting cast and a need for a more finalizing epilogue.

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Glassdoor Closes $70M Funding Round Led By Google Capital And Tiger Global

Glassdoor, the world's most transparent jobs and career community, has a mission to help people everywhere find jobs and companies they love, by offering an inside look into what it's really like to work at 340,000 companies in 190 countries. Founded in 2007, Glassdoor offers its 27 million members the latest job listings, as well as access to 7.5 million pieces of proprietary user-generated …

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Razer Forge TV streams any PC game to your living room, no strings attached

That’s why it’s a games-first device. The diminutive Android micro-console box supports the expected big-screen mobile gaming, but that’s hardly the marquee feature. Razer’s big hook with Forge TV is the ability to stream gameplay from a networked PC at home directly into your living room.

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Apple wins extensive patent for foldable, flexible iPhone with force gesture controls

Phones and personal ubiquitous computing available everywhere are still not small enough. Apple clearly has better vision and roadmap than anyone else. It takes regular turn-the-crank engineering to keep making devices smaller. It also takes vision to see new ways for convergence and to identify good targets and to figure how to connect it all together in ways that provide value to the consumer. This is a good example of regular advances toward a future increase in value for the consumer. I am waiting for patents for iPen, iWand, and iScreen where flexible display improvements along with miniaturized electronics and power tech permits me to carry everything in a pen size with a screen that rolls out becoming rigid when it is necessary to view or enter content. Of course an iWand would be larger format like an iPad. Finally, iScreen could replace TVs and wall hung pictures in the home.

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App Usage Grew 76% In 2014, With Shopping Apps Leading The Way

According to a year-end report put out by the now Yahoo-owned mobile analytics firm Flurry, mobile app usage continued to see significant growth over the past year, with overall app usage up by 76% in 2014. Top app categories including Shopping, Utilities & Productivity, and Messaging also saw triple-digit growth in the past year, and contributed greatly to the overall increased usage of apps. Notably, growth in the Games category continues, but has slowed, along with slowing growth in Music, Media, and Entertainment categories.

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Mercedes-Benz's CES cohost is a robot eyeball on wheels

"Please excuse this guy, he's a little shy. He's not familiar with humans," noted Zetsche as he motioned to Cambot to join him on stage at the top of the show. Cambot would return later in the show after the F 015 debuted, projecting its own view onto the massive screen on stage behind it — so that every attendee inside The Chelsea theater could clearly see the concept car's posh interior. Cambot can do this, of course, because he's a giant robot on wheels, and that's awesome.

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Microsoft Office Preview apps for Android tablets are now open to anyone

The initial launch back in November accompanied a broader shift in the Office strategy on mobile, as Microsoft made creating and editing documents completely free, removing the need for an Office 365 subscription. This was in addition to new standalone Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for iPhone and Android tablets, though the latter incarnations were made available in limited “Preview mode” at first.

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You win or you IMAX: 'Game of Thrones' coming to movie theatres - CNET

"Game of Thrones" is based on the "Song of Ice and Fire" novels of George R. R. Martin, telling the story of rival families chopping each other's heads off over the throne of the fantasy kingdom of Westeros. Largely filmed in Croatia, Northern Ireland and Morocco, the hugely popular show features Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey alongside everybody in Britain with an Equity card and a working phone number.

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One of NASA's best images gets a stunning high-def remake

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, NASA's iconic "Pillars of Creation" photo has been recaptured in stunning detail. The Hubble Space Telescope has taken a new, larger, high definition image of the pillars, which was then combined with several other Hubble images to create the best look yet. Originally captured by Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 back in 1995, the "Pillars of Creation" depicts three gaseous clouds that stretch five light-years high. They're located in a small region of the Eagle Nebula, some 6,500 light-years away from Earth. "Stars are being born deep inside the pillars, which are made of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust," NASA explains. The new version is not only bigger, but more colorful as well, rendering oxygen, sulfur, and hydrogen in brilliant blues, oranges, and greens. "We coloured it that way not because it was pretty, but because it told you something about the physics," Arizona State University's Paul Scowen told New Scientist . "Although it was pretty." Images courtesy hubblesite.com.

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The Verge on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Soundwall Preview - CNET

Soundwall equips each artifact with its own speaker technology and, though custom projects are possible, the available canvases are usually limited to what's on the website. Like most high-end art, Soundwall pieces don't come cheap -- prices on the current available canvases range from $3,500 to $6,000 (roughly £2,300 to £3,940, or AU$4,300 to AU$7,400).

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'The Interview' shoots up to $31 million online, but don't be dazzled

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 40 million unique visitors worldwide and 20 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

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Facebook Acquires Speech Recognition Startup Wit.ai

It is an incredible acceleration in the execution of our vision. Facebook has the resources and talent to help us take the next step. Facebook’s mission is to connect everyone and build amazing experiences for the over 1.3 billion people on the platform – technology that understands natural language is a big part of that, and we think we can help.

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Game of Thrones in IMAX Is Coming

According to reports , both the season five trailer for Game of Thrones and the last two episodes of season four will get a week-long run in IMAX theaters later this month. Yes, that means a jumbo-sized fight for The Wall. No, you shouldn't feel bad about doing an excited little involuntary clap right now.

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Samsung Wants To Smell You With High-Tech Sensors

In the still hypothetical world of all things connected, Samsung Electronics is eyeing a new sweet spot: high-tech sensors that can detect dozens of different smells.

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CarPlay and Android Auto will be in Volkswagen cars this year

At CES this week, Volkswagen finally announced its plans for Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto: both will be available later this year. The technologies will work on VW's MIB II dash electronics, which launched in some countries in 2014 and will come to the US in 2015. MIB II also supports MirrorLink, a similar technology supported by Sony.

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Does a Twitter-Yahoo Tie-Up Make Sense?

Levinsohn added that during his time at Yahoo — which he led for a brief time as interim CEO in 2012 — he and Adam Bain, Twitter’s president of global revenue, discussed how they could “integrate” Yahoo’s media business with Twitter’s real-time media business, though there was no discussion of an actual acquisition.

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North Korea boosted 'cyber forces' to 6,000 troops, South says

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean military's "cyber army" has boosted its numbers to 6,000 troops, the South Korean Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, double Seoul's estimate for the force in 2013, and is working to cause "physical and psychological paralysis" in the South.

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New G-Technology hard drives are lightweight but tough

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 40 million unique visitors worldwide and 20 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

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Mercedes unveils living room on wheels at CES

Mercedes unveils living room on wheels at CES Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving prototype, the F 015, at its keynote Monday at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1BtcDGW

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Android TV sets from Philips, Sharp and Sony are coming this spring

Google's years-long effort to get a foothold in the living room is finally paying off. The search pioneer has announced that TVs from Sharp , Sony and TP Vision (aka Philips ) will all run Android TV when they arrive this spring. Both Sharp and Sony will have multiple 4K models using the internet-savvy software, and every single Philips set will ship with Google's technology on board. You can also expect to see the operating system on Razer's Forge TV game console this February, and Huawei is building an Android TV media player that arrives later this year.

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Mophie launches Juice Pack for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Juice Packs serve a dual purpose, both protecting an Apple iPhone just like a standard case and providing a second battery for the handset. The $99.95 Juice Pack Air for iPhone 6 doubles the run-time of the phone while the $119.95 Juice Pack adds 120 percent battery life to an iPhone 6. A version of the Juice Pack for the iPhone 6 Plus is also available for $119.95 and boosts battery life of that phone by 60 percent.

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USB Type-C hands-on: It's here and it's great - CNET

At CES 2015, USB Implementers Forum demoed USB Type-C, while MSI announces its first gaming laptop and motherboard that support this new connection standard.

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Who’s That? Chinese Gadget Brands At CES Explained

This major Chinese TV maker (whose name stands for “The Creative Life”) might ring a bell due to its product placement efforts lately in Hollywood, such as in Iron Man 3. In September, TCL beat industry leaders like Samsung and LG to selling an advanced “quantum dot” TV, using a new technology that enhances colors; Samsung and LG have followed with their own quantum dot TVs this week at CES. The company’s global ambitions began in 2003, when TCL’s chairman Li Dongsheng announced the “Dragon and Tiger Plan,” whose goal was to establish competitive overseas businesses (dragons) and domestic ones (tigers) for TCL. The company proceeded to go on a tear of acquisitions in Europe, laying the ground for other Chinese companies’ globalization efforts. At CES this week, TCL is promoting its quantum dot TV, which it aims to bring to the U.S. market by mid-year. TCL Vice President told The Wall Street Journal that the company has more Hollywood collaborations planned for this year, such as with the Mission Impossible franchise.

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FBI says search warrants not needed to use “stingrays” in public places

For example, we understand that the FBI’s new policy requires FBI agents to obtain a search warrant whenever a cell-site simulator is used as part of a FBI investigation or operation, unless one of several exceptions apply, including (among others): (1) cases that pose an imminent danger to public safety, (2) cases that involve a fugitive, or (3) cases in which the technology is used in public places or other locations at which the FBI deems there is no reasonable expectation of privacy.

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This is MSI's insane mechanical keyboard laptop

Available today , the behemoth is completely meant to be a desktop replacement — the 18.4" screen, bulk of the mechanical keyboard and massive 350W power brick make it portable only in the most literal sense. Additionally, it has two mini-display ports and HDMI out, so MSI is really counting on the Titan never leaving your desk. Luckily it has the specs to allow for pretty serious gaming, as it's loaded with things like an intel Core i7 processor, dual NVIDIA Geforce graphics cards (GTX980M), and at least 16GB of RAM. All of that is covered by an easily removable plate above the keyboard which allows for easy access to all the internals.

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Harman's New Headphones Listen To Your Ears

At CES, Harman just announced a bold-looking new set of AKG headphones designed by Quincy Jones. The involvement of a musician who's won 27 Grammys isn't what's most impressive, though. Harman says the AKG N90Q are " the world's first headphone with personalized sound."

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How GitHub uses GitHub to document GitHub

With our move to Pages, we didn't rebuild any new components. We spent far less time building anything and more time discussing a workflow that made sense for our team and company. By committing to using the same hosting features we provide to every GitHub user, we were able to provide better documentation, faster. Our internal workflow has made us more productive, and enabled us to provide features we never could before, such as versioned content.

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