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After allegedly being raped by her Uber driver in Delhi, an Indian woman sues the US-based ride-hailing service on its home turf. She's asking Uber to "overhaul" its safety measures around the world.

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Google's taking small steps to more intimately connect your Android phone and desktop computer. The search company has rolled out a new feature that lets you send directions, notes, reminders, and more directly from your browser to your phone. If your Android device is updated and has the right settings enabled (see this help article for details), you can simply type "send a note to my phone" or "send directions to my phone" directly into the search bar. Doing so will open up a little Google Now-style card that will let you type in your note or specify the directions that you're looking for.

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As water supplies are reduced and people look to save money, internet-connected devices like the Blossom can pay for themselves in no time. Matthew installed a new controller system in about 10 minutes.

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With summer less than two months away, you’re probably thinking about going on some fun outdoor excursions that involve taking some beer with you in a cooler. However, the current coolers on the market are something of a bummer since they tend to be both heavy and unwieldy. Denver-based engineer Scotty Allen is trying to change all that, however, with a brilliant new cooler design that will make bringing beer along with you to picnics and hikes easier than ever before. The BevPod, which is now trying to raise $25,000 on Kickstarter, is a cooler that’s only three inches thin but that nonetheless holds 10 cans or 6 bottles and makes sure they’re cold when you’re ready to crack them

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When you don't differentiate between good and bad hackers, you have a problem.

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It was only a matter of time, but now it's official: the Nexus 7 has left us for greener pastures. Google's affordable and functional 7-inch tablet has disappeared from the Google Store, where a note in red type simply states that the device is "no longer available for purchase."

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In the world of iOS this week was news about a hack the causes endless reboot cycles, a patent that uses haptic technology to simulate textures on a device, and you can now make free calls with WhatsApp.

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This week, we met college kids channeling wacky inventor Rube Goldberg, we finally saw Age of Ultron, and we learned it's harder than we thought to set up a weed dispensary in Vegas. Rube Goldberg became famous for his comically complicated machines well over 50 years ago, but his inventions may be more popular today than ever before. Now Goldberg's descendants are staging increasingly grand competitions around these machines, and competitions are just the start. You'd think that weed would be easy to come by in Vegas, but the town has been surprisingly tough on it.

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This will be heartbreaking for many of you to hear, but it seems that Comcast and Time Warner Cable spent a total of $32 million lobbying the government to sign off on their merger and they still didn’t get what they wanted. In a big Politico report called “Collapse of Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger shows limits of lobbying,” we learn that Comcast and TWC pulled out all the stops to get their merger approved but that it still wasn’t enough. FROM EARLIER: Don’t celebrate yet: Comcast will find new ways to take revenge on America This is a change for Comcast, which is used to getting what it wants from the government. However, this time there was not just antipathy to the merger

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In Android this week we had reports of the return of the Nokia phone, Samsung is sneaking into Japan, and a serious bug in Android Wi-Fi was discovered.

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Apple packed a ton of new tech into the 2015 MacBook, but thanks to a completely redesigned interior, DIY repairs on this laptop can be a real nightmare.

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Robots and dinosaurs mingled with cosplayers as Japan's largest video-sharing website Niconico on Saturday opened its two-day meet-up gala which is expected to attract more than 100,000 fans for the offline get together. The annual offline meet-up, at which display booths and stages are aired live online for those who can't make it in person, last year drew about 125,000 visitors, with some 7.6 million viewers logged on to watch through the Internet, the organiser said.

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The modern smartphone is a wonder of modern technology, and in combination with the carrier network can allows you to make calls from the densest urban jungle to Mount Everest. But despite the amazing global coverage of the carrier networks, sometimes it just isn't enough.

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The chief executive of France's telecom leader Orange said on Saturday he believed the price war in the national telecoms sector was coming to a close. Stephane Richard also argued in a radio interview for consolidation in the French telecoms sector, saying a market with three operators would function better than with four. "In France we have among the lowest prices in the world for both fixed and mobile telecoms. In France the entry of low-cost player Iliad into the mobile market in 2012, has put pressure on prices, which Richard said fell by around 45 percent over three years.

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Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed "Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets", will come installed with either an app for easy access to Alibaba's flagship Taobao online shopping platform or its home-grown YunOS mobile operating system, it said in a statement late on Friday. The partnership is a bid to deepen Alibaba's e-commerce base in less developed parts of the country and promote its mobile operating system in a shrinking, cut-throat handset market. Mobile Taobao is China's most popular mobile shopping app with more than 200 million monthly active users, it said.

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Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen ($2.52 billion), or four times its previous estimate, the Nikkei reported on Saturday. Expectations for higher sales of display sensors used in mobile phones and the Playstation gaming console were the reason Sony raised its forecast, the Nikkei reported without citing sources. No one from Sony was available to comment. Sony also expected earnings in the fiscal year that ends in March 2016 to improve as restructuring costs had been declining, the Nikkei said.

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Earlier this week, we posted a video showing you why having 4GB of RAM on your phone is awesome — basically, it lets you seamlessly multitask even when you’re running several graphics-intensive applications at once. Now Lenovo has come out with a new phone called the K80 that combines this capability with a massive 4,000mAh battery to boot. DON’T MISS: A bizarre Chinese app has taken the Internet by storm this week Per PhoneArena, the device also sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 64-bit 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, and 64GB of internal storage. It measures in at 8.5 millimeters thin, which is thicker than the iPhone 6 Plus’s 7.1-millimeter frame, although we should remember

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I've never been particularly excited at the notion of Jared Leto playing the Joker in the upcoming film Suicide Squad. While the actor/musician has been spectacular in certain roles (hi, Fight Club and Dallas Buyers Club) in my heart he's always going to be Jordan Catalano.

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