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AppleInsider Editorial Position Survey

Good: I am a sound writer technically (grammar, punctuation, etc.), but I would need to learn angle, spin, or other Web editorial standards, in addition to working on my turnaround time.

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Microsoft Surface: From Cross-Bearer To Standard-Bearer

With the foundations of Surface Pro 3’s success, the Surface Pro 4 clearly represents an evolution—albeit a more pronounced one than we’ve often seen between successive iterations of iPad or MacBook. But even this new tablet was dramatically upstaged by the Surface Book, the thin and powerful 13.5-inch, two-in-one tablet with a snaking hinge that can be used as a tablet, either with or without its battery-extending and GPU-providing keyboard base. Despite the upper half’s large screen size, it's lightweight, and the base’s hinge has attacked the balance problem that many tablet/laptop hybrids have. And like the Surface Pro 4, it features an instantly recognizable profile.

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336 Twitter Employees Sacked As New CEO Cuts Costs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter is laying off 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money.

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Why Dell’s EMC Bid Leaves VMware Looking Like Devalued Currency

VMware will move to new ownership digs if Michael Dell’s plan to purchase EMC goes through. But VMware investors aren’t thrilled by the idea. Perhaps that is because it leaves them in something of a halfway house. VMware is a major part of Dell’s plan announced Monday to acquire EMC in a deal valued at $67 billion. If completed, it would be the largest tech merger on record and would create a privately held giant with more than $80...

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Canon widens premium point-and-shoot line with the G5 X and G9 X

As it turns out, the PowerShot G5 X we got a glimpse of earlier today is indeed real. But there's more where that came from : Canon has also announced the G9 X, another new member of its high-end point-and-shoot series. Similar to the existing G3 X , these cameras feature a 1-inch, 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, Digic 6 image processor and ISO up to 25,600 (extended). What makes these two PowerShots different from one another is mostly on the outside. The G5X, for example, has a built-in (2.36-million-dot) electronic viewfinder and a tilting 3-inch LCD on the back, whereas its sibling comes with a fixed screen and lacks an EVF. As a result, the G9 X shines in the weight department, coming in at a mere 209 grams (roughly 0.5 lbs), compared to the 370 grams on the G5 X. Gallery | 14 Photos Canon PowerShot G5 X and G9 X press images

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India drafts rules to regulate Uber, other ride-hailing firms

NEW DELHI India has drafted guidelines to regulate ride-hailing companies, including U.S.-based Uber [UBER.UL] and its domestic rival Ola, for the first time laying down federal rules that could end months of uncertainty on how they operate in the country.

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Internet porn has pushed Playboy Magazine to go PG-13

Tonight in a New York Times article, Playboy Magazine announced the biggest change in its 62-year history: starting next March, it will no longer include pictures of women fully nude. Playboy.com dropped nudes in August of 2014 , and the company released a new SFW app earlier this year . According to CEO Scott Flanders the problem is online porn, "You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it's just passé at this juncture." Despite what you may think, after changing things on the website Playboy says its traffic jumped from four million to 16 million users each month. Readers -- who now definitely will be picking it up "just for the articles" -- will still see a Playmate of the month, but should expect something closer to a racy Instagram feed. The new Playboy will be unveiled next March, although if you find yourself missing anything we're pretty sure the entire internet can fill in.

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Apple loses patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, faces hefty damages

NEW YORK Apple Inc could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury on Tuesday found the iPhone maker used technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's licensing arm without permission in chips found in many of its most popular devices.

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Russia’s Yandex teams up with Microsoft for Windows 10

MOSCOW (Reuters by Maria Kiselyova) – Russia’s biggest search engine Yandex said on Tuesday Microsoft would offer it as the default homepage and search tool for Internet browsers across its Windows 10 platform in Russia and several other countries.

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Aziz Ansari On The Importance Of Not Being "A Crazy Workaholic"

"While we were writing [ Master of None ], we would work until 6 or 7 p.m., and then we’d be done. There are other writers’ rooms where people spend nights in the office. I can’t imagine you’re doing your best work then. You’ve got to be a person and do other stuff, or you’re not going to be inspired to write."

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Get Your Cords in Order with the MOS Cable Organizer [Deals Hub]

Nothing is more annoying than a tangled mess of charging cables when you’re on the go with multiple devices. MOS Cable Organizer gives you one less thing to worry about by taming your mess of cords. Get it on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.

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Ancestry.com In Talks With FDA To Offer Genetic Testing

Of course, there’s one rub: In 2013, the FDA famously barred Ancestry rival 23andMe from marketing direct-to-consumer genome health tests and results . 23andMe pivoted to become a heritage and genealogy service shortly afterward. Earlier this month, however, the FDA opened the door for 23AndMe to offer limited straight-to-consumer tests , specifically to detect a rare disorder called Bloom syndrome, whose carriers are at higher risk of getting cancer. In the context of 23andMe's announcement, Sullivan's comments seem to indicate that the FDA is becoming more comfortable with the idea of startups offering mail-order genetic testing to consumers.

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T-Mobile ditches bargain iPhone 6S prices, raises Jump! On Demand cost to $27 per month

The new Jump! On Demand program is more expensive. A 16GB iPhone 6S is $27 per month, and an iPhone 6S Plus with 16GB is now $31. There are some alterations regarding T-Mobile’s old phone trade-in prices too, with the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S5 and Note 4 all becoming less valuable, and now resulting in a $15 per month price for the iPhone 6S rather than $10 under the old scheme.

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Halo 5 Guardians: Get To Know Your Spartans - IGN

During the events of Halo Nightfall, Locke investigated terrorist attacks on Sedra, and experienced a bioweapon attack. Locke and a group of ONI and UNSC soldiers would head to Alpha Shard (aka a mostly blown up Halo ring) to investigate the source of the outbreak. Locke would begin this mission with a group of 9 humans, but due to sabotage from other members Locke would leave with only himself and one other member of the original group. Though he had many opportunities to give up on his crew, at no time did he abandon his attempt to get as many out alive as possible.

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Pinterest updates its place pins to help you map out your wanderlust

The update expands the details associated with each pin — previously just address and phone number. Now, you can get directions to your place pin through Google Maps and Apple Maps, view the location's hours of operation and read top reviews from others who have visited. You can also see nearby places to visit and other pins saved by people who have the same sense of wanderlust.

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Encrypted Smartphones Challenge Investigators

Law-enforcement officials are running up against a new hurdle in their investigations: the encrypted smartphone.

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How the CIOs of 4 Fortune 500 companies got their jobs

In other companies, there may be multiple CIO roles at different levels of the organization. Nancy Davis, vice president and CIO of United Technologies, previously served as the CIO of Pratt & Whitney (2003-2009), a business unit of United Technologies that produces turbine engines. Her success in that role made her a candidate for a higher-level CIO role when the opportunity became available. Delivering results as the CIO of a smaller unit gives you the opportunity to develop executive skills further and build relationships with other technology leaders.

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SAP third-quarter operating profit beats estimates

Third-quarter operating profit, excluding special items, rose to 1.62 billion euros ($1.84 billion), beating the most optimistic estimate among 14 analysts, whose estimates ranged from 1.45 billion to 1.59 billion euros.

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Apple loses patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, faces hefty damages

NEW YORK Apple Inc could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury on Tuesday found the iPhone maker used technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's licensing arm without permission in chips found in many of its most popular devices.

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Starting Today, Starbucks Delivers (To One Building)

For Starbucks, however, getting this system ready to pilot required the design of a brand new logistics system. “We really set out within the last year to figure out how to operationalize a completely new business channel,” says Alecia Craft, director of global innovation and testing. For starters, that meant designing a new kitchen. The one in the Empire State Building is pretty, with shiny new machinery and moss-colored subway tiles. Instead of everything facing the customer, this one is designed around the consolidation station in the middle, so orders can move in and out quickly. It also meant adding new positions. At a Green Apron Delivery kitchen, there aren’t just baristas; there’s an order manager, a consolidator, and runners. The order manager is “the conductor,” Craft says. He or she is responsible for watching orders as they come in and choosing the most efficient ways to get them delivered on time. The consolidator watches over tickets and groups the right beverages with the right food orders.

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From warehouse to cubicle farm: Exploring Amazon’s employee feedback system

We know that companies of all sizes, big and small, also leverage internal surveys as added data points to help them engage employees and better understand what’s working well, and what needs improvement in the eyes of employees. Google is perhaps most famous for doing this as they are constantly surveying their employees, analyzing feedback, and making improvements to meet the needs of their global workforce. Companies that pay attention to feedback, whether from internal surveys or from public sites such as Glassdoor, have the edge when it comes to recruiting the best talent because it shows they care about their employees, how they feel about where they work, and want to improve as an employer. When this happens, people typically want to work for a company that embraces employee feedback and practices transparency.

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Zendesk acquires cloud business intelligence startup BIME Analytics for $45M

Publicly traded customer service software company Zendesk today announced that it has acquired We Are Cloud, the parent company of BIME Analytics , a startup with a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) tool.

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New 21.5-inch Apple iMac announced with 4K display for $1,499

Just like Apple only brought 5K to its top-of-the-line 27-inch iMac last year, the company is only offering 4K as an option on its most expensive 21.5-inch machine. It'll start at $1,499, while 1080p models will continue to start at $1,099. It's a big jump, but there's also a big power and quality difference between the two tiers. In a brief test of the 4K model, the actual performance seemed like nothing to write home about — the display, however, should be enough to distract you during any unexpected load times. All models are shipping today.

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Apple releases iMovie update with 4K video support, new user interface

The 10.1 update is available in the Mac App Store and is free to users of iMovie 9 or later.

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Apple Updates The iMac With Ultra HD Screens

Apple is moving closer to using ultra high-res screens across the iMac line. The 21.5-inch version of Apple’s all-in-one is now available with a 4K screen and the a 5K screen is now standard on the larger 27-inch iMac.

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Google registers two delivery drones for US testing

The Guardian broke a story back in August about Google sidestepping certain FAA rules , leveraging its relationship with NASA in order to test its drones in remote California. By virtue of the registration documents, it appears that Google is planning on legitimizing its efforts, actively and openly testing the drones in the US. You only need register a UAV with the FAA if you're flying for non-recreational reasons outdoors. What's more, given the two distinct model numbers -- rather than the same model with different serial numbers -- it's a reasonable assumption that Google has two designs currently in the works.

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Hello, Retina: New iMacs Get Eye-Popping Displays, Rechargeable Keyboards and Mice

The iMac’s new input devices solve a headache with past Apple mice, keyboards and trackpads: having to constantly throw out their batteries. The new models contain sealed rechargeable batteries that you juice up using the same Lightning plug as an iPhone. I haven’t had a chance to test how long the batteries last, but Apple reports all three can go for about month on a single charge, and the mouse can give you a nine-hour day’s worth of pointing and clicking with a two-minute charge.

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7 open-source password managers to try now that LogMeIn owns LastPass

Sure, there are premium options like Dashlane, Keeper, Passpack, 1Password, and RoboForm, but there are also free password management systems that anyone can inspect and even contribute to. No matter what you use, the idea is to be more secure than you would be if you were to just use “password” as the password for every app you sign up for.

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Key and Peele tap Vine comedian King Bach for new TV series

This won't be his first time working with Key and Peele. The duo have made guest appearances on Bach's Vine videos and even brought him on for a small role on Key and Peele .

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Facebook tests Shopping feed and immersive ads for in-app purchases

Facebook is testing two new shopping features that could ruin the recovery of impulse buyers trying to kick the habit. While they are two distinct additions, both enable you to make purchases from within the mobile apps. The first experimental feature is called Canvas, and it turns the typical scrolling FB ads you see into immersive ones. When you click on an advertisement that has the capability, it loads a full-screen page where you can choose the item variant/color and buy it on the spot -- no need to launch the seller's website.

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This Chrome Extension Lets You Hijack Your Friend’s Browser

“At first, we thought this would be a pretty funny and dangerous game,” says Mike Lacher, who wrote most of the back-end code for the project. “But once we built it and played around with it, it became less of a prank and more an easy way to share things back and forth… It was about having a creative conversation, where the domain name is the message. Or if you want to tell your friend ‘no way’ about something, sending them a link to a Google Image search is a lot more interesting.”

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Hands on: Yes, Windows Phone fans, the Lumia 950XL is your long-awaited flagship

Phones like the Lumia Icon feel substantial, due in part to the metal used in their construction. In contrast, the recent Lumia 640 feels light and plasticky—not quite cheap, but it doesn’t scream quality, either. The 950XL feels like a nice combination of the two: solid, and with a weight that sits comfortably in the hand rather than weighing it down. I think the back is made of plastic, but if so, it feels more rigid than Microsoft’s more recent midrange phones.

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How One Woman Is Using Instagram To Call Out Gross, Creepy Men

"As the number of messages grew and grew and 10 years went by like this, that's when I began crawling out of my desensitization and it hit me that no, this is not okay," she told HuffPost. "I became really angry. It's absolutely unacceptable to treat anyone this way. People often deny the existence racism or sexism, but I'm pelted with it almost daily and here's my proof."

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Playboy to stop publishing images of nude women as it seeks greater audience

The decision comes as it struggles with a circulation decline that has hammered the overall magazine industry. Playboy, however, has not found the kind of online success as some of its peers. Flanders pointed to the ubiquity of pornography on the Internet, noting that the nudes that once stood out in Playboy are no longer rare.

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Tesla batteries will help power California office buildings

Tesla is about to prove that its energy storage batteries aren't just meant for saving money (and possibly, the environment) at home. The Irvine Company plans to outfit office buildings across California with Tesla battery farms that, in an initial phase, will both reduce electricity demand at peak hours and give Southern California Edison up to 10 megawatts of reserve power. That's enough to light up 10,000 homes, folks. Up to 24 buildings in Irvine will get the upgrade in this first wave, and there are hints of more in the long run.

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Smart pants tell you when it’s toilet time

(Reuters) – A Japanese company unveils a device that will let you know ahead of time when you will need to go to the toilet.

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Twitter cuts 336 jobs amid restructuring - BBC News

Twitter has said it is cutting 336 jobs, roughly 8% of its global workforce, as part of a restructuring of the business.

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The New iMac’s Biggest Changes? The Keyboard and Trackpad

The new model is, above all, smaller. The cylindrical roll at the back of the previous model, which propped the keyboard at a slight angle, is gone. (Apple didn’t build it that way for ergonomic reasons, but because they had to fit a pair of AA batteries somewhere.) The Magic Keyboard lies almost flat, which takes a minute to adjust to but otherwise feels great. The keys are still the same size and the same layout, but their scissor mechanism has been changed a bit. There’s a lot less wobble on the keys, and they don’t travel nearly as far. It’s not as drastic a change as the new MacBook’s super-shallow keys, but I miss the satisfactory thwack of the old keyboard. I’ve already found I make fewer mistakes on this one, though—it’s just way harder to errantly register the edge of the key next to the one you were looking for.

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Pinterest’s Place Pins now display Google Map directions, business info, and reviews

Nearly two years ago, Pinterest debuted Place Pins as a way to help you better plan trips. With this feature, people pinned specific activities, interest-based content, and more related to places where they’re looking to travel. Today this feature is being expanded to offer you more context around that location for a better overall experience.

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Your Nightmare Stories of Working For a Tech Giant

I used to work in a call center as internal tech support as an employee of a now defunct tech contractors. They had a centralized management system that was, in fact, fairly slick. Your clock-in was your log in to the phone, and you were expected to log in promptly on time, the system would track when you were in “ready” for a call, “not ready”, on the phone or on break; this made it easy to see who was “out of alignment” (if I remember the phrase correctly) meaning, in theory, taking too many/too long of a break, etc. The way the system was set up, you could select your preferred work schedules, people with the best scores, which included “alignment”, got their pick of their preferred work schedule. All of this sounds great, except for one thing: being out of alignment, for any reason, meant that your manager had to go in and manually edit your schedule after the day was done if it wasn’t your fault and being on a call into your lunch time and then taking the appropriate amount of lunch time was a double ding to your “alignment”. In theory, you’d email your manager, they’d fix your schedule afterwords since you were, in fact, doing your job and just happened to get roped into a long call; in practice those lazy bastards wouldn’t do a damn thing and you’d get dinged for doing your job.

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How to Watch Tonight's Democratic Presidential Debate Online

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Here’s Where Amazon and Google Could Make Their Next $100B

Forrester’s report, which draws on interviews with vendors and customers across the market, looks exclusively at “public cloud services”—Internet services, like those from Amazon and Google and Microsoft, that let businesses build and operate software without setting up their own hardware. With VMware and Pivotal, Dell is pushing a little further into this space. But VMware and Pivotal are mainly companies that deal in the “private cloud.” That’s when businesses set up their own hardware and configure it to behave kind of like public cloud services, except that it’s only available to them. VMware and Pivotal help companies do that. That’s pretty much what Dell was doing anyway. And it’s not the future.

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Google's Nexus 6P and 5X handsets are now available in India

The LG-made 5.2-inch 1080p Nexus 5X packs a 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor with 2GB RAM. The 16GB variant is available for Rs. 31,990 ($490) and the 32GB model goes for Rs. 35,990 ($553).

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LG files for GPay trademark to take on Apple, Google, and Samsung

As an increasing number of companies develop their own forms of mobile payments, merchants may feel encouraged to adopt terminals that accept them. The ubiquity of such technology may in turn coerce consumers to start using mobile payments. So far, people have been slow to use mobile payments in place of credit cards. Though making mobile payment technology more widely available will no doubt raise consumer interest, merchants and mobile payment technology providers still have to create a compelling use case.

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The Verge on Twitter

Have questions about how to be human? On the internet, on your phone, or IRL? Ask Leah Reich: askleah@theverge.com pic.twitter.com/ZmkEiR20tw

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How to Watch Tonight's Democratic Debates

Tonight! 8:30 pm ET! Hillary Clinton faces off against Bernie Sanders! And also those other guys! How might you be able to watch such an event?

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If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy

The gun show was not about weaponry, primarily, but about autonomy—construed in this case as the right to stand one’s ground against an arrogant, intrusive new order whose instruments of suppression and control I’d seen for myself the night before. There seemed to be no rational response to the feelings of powerlessness stirred by the cybernetic panopticon; the choice was either to ignore it or go crazy, at least to some degree. With its coolly planar architecture, the data center projected a stern indifference to the qualms that its presence inevitably raised. It practically dared one to take up arms against it, a Goliath that roused the instinct to grab a slingshot. The assault rifles and grenade launchers (I handled one, I hope for the last time) for sale were props in a drama of imagined resistance in which individuals would rise up to defend themselves. The irony was that preparing for such a fight in the only way these people knew how—by plotting their countermoves and hoarding ammo—played into the very security concerns that the overlords use to justify their snooping.

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Facebook Is Building Its Own YouTube Inside Facebook

The parallels between the two platforms aren’t a coincidence, and Facebook’s announcement is one that video industry insiders have expected for at least a year, starting when Facebook began its video push in earnest: If Facebook was going to really take on YouTube for video viewers’ time — and, eventually, advertisers’ dollars — then it would have to offer an experience like YouTube, where you could go look for things you want, instead of waiting for Facebook to show you something you didn’t know you wanted.

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Uber's carpooling service comes to India

Uber has announced that it’s introducing its carpooling service in India. It’s now live in Bangalore and the company says that shared rides will cost up to 35 percent less than standard UberGo trips.

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