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Are there any new web features in iOS 9?

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In this Ask A Dev, web developer David Dulak explains why iOS engineers aren’t the only ones who have fallen in love with all the helpful features in iOS 9.

If you’re a web developer looking to give your users a more native feel, iOS 9 has you covered. Dulak will tell you all about how scroll snapping makes image carousels come naturally, backdrop filters give your app that modern iOS feel, 3D Touch events create depth-based interactions, and many other features enhance the user…

Facebook’s Free Basics is no longer available to people in India

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Facebook has withdrawn its Free Basics service from India, after the country’s telecom regulator banned discriminatory pricing for different data services on Feb. 8. The decision has been a huge setback for the company, which had been promoting Free Basics as a “free” platform to connect Indians to the Internet, through an extensive campaign.

“Free Basics is no longer available to people in India,” a Facebook spokesperson…

Are there any new web features in iOS 9?

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In this Ask A Dev, web developer David Dulak explains why iOS engineers aren’t the only ones who have fallen in love with all the helpful features in iOS 9.

If you’re a web developer looking to give your users a more native feel, iOS 9 has you covered. Dulak will tell you all about how scroll snapping makes image carousels come naturally, backdrop filters give your app that modern iOS feel, 3D Touch events create depth-based interactions, and many other features enhance the user…

Nissan’s 2017 Armada shows the big SUV is back

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Gasoline is cheap again, and high-riding, truck-based SUVs are making a resurgence. The latest in the large SUV revival is the 2017 Nissan Armada. With its big V8 engine, truck frame and boxy body, it’s here to do battle against boring, car-based crossover SUVs.

At the Chicago Auto Show Tuesday evening, Nissan pulled the covers off the latest version of its full-size Armada SUV. If the “fleet of warships” name didn’t give you enough of a hint, it brings a bit of attitude to the line of…

Tesla will unveil the Model 3 on March 31

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Tesla Motors’ earnings weren’t spectacular, but it set a solid date for unveiling the Model 3: March 31st. However, we likely won’t see all of it — maybe as little as the exterior design.

The company delivered 76% more Model S cars in 2015 — 14,037 in the fourth quarter alone — than it did in 2014, and the company launched the new Model X in 2015, netting $1.75 billion. Despite the…

Husband learns wife is pregnant from her Fitbit data

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When Reddit user David Trinidad looked at his wife’s Fitbit data and noticed her heart rate was well above normal, he posted his concerns on the popular message-board site

“I’m not sure if something is wrong with the sensor,” he wrote, adding that she logged 10 hours of activity in Fitbit’s “fat burning zone” without increasing her activity level. “Is there a way to reset or recalibrate the device? I’d like to try that before I contact customer service about a possible replacement.”

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Twitter’s new timeline is here, and it’s all about the algorithm

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Twitter’s new algorithms have arrived

The company pushed out an update Wednesday that makes its much-talked-about timeline redesign official. The new feature, which is live on Twitter’s app and website now, will show tweets that are sorted based on relevancy, rather than chronology, at the top of your timeline.

While this is a significant update for Twitter, it’s by no means the end of the reverse-chronological timeline,…

Silicon Valley rebels grudgingly learn to play by the rules

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The hottest new club in Silicon Valley is the regulatory compliance office.

Zenefits is fast-growing human resources company that received a staggering $4.5 billion valuation last May after barely two years in business. On its site, it touts the fact that Forbes called it “the hottest startup of the year.”

Silicon Valley rebels grudgingly learn to play by the rules

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The hottest new club in Silicon Valley is the regulatory compliance office.

Zenefits is fast-growing human resources company that received a staggering $4.5 billion valuation last May after barely two years in business. On its site, it touts the fact that Forbes called it “the hottest startup of the year.”

Facebook board member Marc Andreessen offends India with colonialism tweets

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India’s ban on Facebook’s Free Basics has provoked a range of responses, from CEO Mark Zuckerberg‘s disappointed reaction to World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee’s supportive tweet for net neutrality

Today, Silicon Valley venture capitalist and Facebook board member Marc Andreessen jumped into the discussion with tweets comparing Free Basics to colonialism and suggesting that Indians were heading for economic disaster by banning it.