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Uber cuts 15 percent of Postmates’ workforce

Now that Uber owns Postmates, it’s apparently ready to cut workers it believes are superfluous. Uber has confirmed to the New York Times that it’s laying off about 185 people at Postmates, or about 15 percent of the delivery company’s … Read the rest of this entry

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Withings’ Steel HR smartwatch is 30 percent off ahead of Black Friday

While we take smartwatch designs like those of the Apple Watch and Samsung’s Galaxy Watches for granted now, they’re still a bit polarizing. Not everyone wants such a techie timepiece and that’s where Withings’ smartwatches come into play. That compa… … Read the rest of this entry

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Android saw a 98 percent drop in apps asking for call and text data

Google has been clamping down on Android apps that abuse permissions, and that appears to have had a very tangible effect on the Play Store. As part of a larger piece explaining how Google continues to fight "bad apps," the … Read the rest of this entry

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Android Pie hits 10 percent adoption two months ahead of its ancestors

Google left people in the dark regarding Android Pie's adoption for more than half a year, but it's finally lifting the curtain — and Pie is doing better than its predecessors. Updated stats supplied to VentureBeat show that 10.4 percent … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Overwatch’ endorsements reduced toxic behavior by 40 percent

Blizzard has been waging a war against toxic players for a while, but how is it faring, exactly? Quite well, it seems. The company's Natasha Miller has revealed that the number of matches with "negative behavior" has dropped 40 percent … Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its staff to fund projects

SpaceX is letting around 10 percent of its 6,000-plus employees go, according Reuters and Ars Technica. The private space corporation previously said it's been profitable for years, thanks to lucrative contracts from clients that include NASA and the… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Apple is reportedly cutting iPhone production by 10 percent

Apple lowering its earnings guidance by a whopping $ 5 billion is probably a big enough indicator that the tech giant is feeling the effects of struggling smartphone sales and the US-China trade war. A new Nikkei report makes it … Read the rest of this entry

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Sony brings its 100 percent renewable energy goal forward a decade

Just a month after Sony announced its plans to power its worldwide operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2040, the tech company has brought forward its US goal by a decade, to 2030. Sony currently sources just 25 percent … Read the rest of this entry

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Toshiba’s flash chips could boost SSD capacity by 500 percent

Toshiba has started building prototype sample flash memory with the highest capacity yet, 1.33 terabits (166GB) per chip. The 96-layer 3D NAND flash chips have four bits per cell, as compared to its current-gen three-bit tech, which allowed for chip… … Read the rest of this entry

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Sony’s new mirrorless camera EVF is 60 percent sharper

Sony has unveiled an OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) display with a resolution of 5.6 million dots and a record 6.3 micrometer dot pitch. That's a significant boost over the 3.69 million dot EVF on its flagship A9 and A7R III … Read the rest of this entry

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