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LinkedIn is refreshing its entire site today with a new look that’s designed to bring the aging social network firmly into the 21st century. While most LinkedIn users probably visit the site infrequently, or because of a deluge of nagging emails, LinkedIn’s new design makes navigating the site a lot easier. The main feed now looks a lot more like what you’d find on Facebook, with trending stories that are curated by human editors and algorithms, and you can unfollow and hide posts easily (just like Facebook).

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The sequel to An Inconvenient Truth  — the 2006 documentary by Al Gore that spread awareness about climate change — is premiering today at the Sundance Film Festival. The new movie, dubbed An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, is directed by filmmaking couple Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, and follows Gore on his globetrotting climate change crusade, updating viewers on the developments of the climate crisis.

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve gotten notes from Verge Science readers wondering why news from the incoming Trump administration has seeped into our science coverage. The scientific method consists of generating a hypothesis, attempting to disprove the hypothesis through testing, and accumulating those tests to come up with shared knowledge.

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It’s Chinese photo-editing app Meitu, a terrifying force of photo technology that has finally spread to the West. Think of it as sort of like a Japanese purikura photo booth but for your phone. Meitu is available on Android and iPhone, and it's pretty easy to get started.

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The Mozilla foundation has unveiled a new logo, designed by Typotheque, featuring a new typeface plus a colon and two forward slashes (Moz://a), nodding to the structure of internet addresses (URLs). As well as the logo, the firm has a whole new brand identity in store. For almost 15 years, the Mozilla foundation has been offering alternative open-source software solutions that are accessible to all, respect user privacy and seek to maintain the independence of the web.

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A new trailer for Logan dropped this morning, giving us our best look yet of X-23, the younger, female clone of Wolverine, while also saying goodbye to Hugh Jackman’s titular character. When she’s confronted by the store’s cashier (who looks suspiciously like former Quicksilver Aaron Taylor-Johnson), she violently attacks him, only to be stopped by Hugh Jackman’s Logan, who tells her “Not okay!” before grabbing a couple of cigars off the counter as he ushers her out.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 can’t get here soon enough. Leaks and rumors have painted a very clear picture of the phone: it’s going to be a device like nothing Samsung has made before. Sure, it’ll have curved edges and great OLED displays, but these displays will be bigger and better than anything we’ve seen on a Galaxy S phone so far. And for the first time in years, this accomplishment will be achieved without increasing the phone’s size compared to its predecessor. Now, a brand new leak shows us exactly how impressive this all-screen Galaxy S8 design will be. The image below shows us what seem to be screen protectors for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. According to Android Police , they’re the closest thing we've had so far to seeing the real display design headed to the Galaxy S8. Mind you, these are not Galaxy S8 components that will go on top of the actual OLED displays. Instead, they’re the kind of accessories that you can expect from other companies. “Based on what we've heard from our sources, who attest these panels are a very close match to the actual devices, these images are the best representation we've seen yet of the unreleased Samsung phones,” Android Police says. The image was first posted on a Twitter account a few days ago, and it started making the rounds of Android blogs yesterday. https://twitter.com/dfordesign/status/820963608473509889 What makes these panels more believable than the plethora of recent Galaxy S8 case leaks is the sensor and camera arrangement on the top bezel — and wow, that bezel is small. Android Police notes that there’s space for an iris sensor up there, a detail not observed in previous renders. And yes, there's no home button on the lower bezel, which means it could be embedded into the phone's screen. The blog also noticed one other design feature in this image that has not been seen on any other smartphone. It appears that the display’s corners will be round themselves, the site notes, which is “a very significant design change compared to almost any other smartphone on the market." The image also seems to indicate that there's not going to be a flat Galaxy S8 this year, but that's just speculation at this point. Samsung is expected to show the Galaxy S8 behind closed doors at MWC next month, and unveil the product during a media event in late March.

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When President Obama appointed Anthony Foxx as his Secretary of Transportation in 2013, no one expected self-driving cars and drones to become big topics in mainstream America. Secretary Foxx has shepherded the country through some of the biggest technical changes in transportation in decades. When The Verge last spoke to Foxx to discuss his vision for the next five years, Donald Trump had not been elected as the next president.

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In an inside look at the Ubuntu founder and space pioneer, TechRepublic shows what Mark Shuttleworth has learned about innovation, cybersecurity, the future of tech, and planet Earth.

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LG will soon unveil its 2017 flagship smartphone, reports say, as the company has sent invites to journalists for a press conference to be held at Mobile World Congress on February 26th. While LG did not mention the handset by name, it’s likely that the G6 will be unveiled at the show in Spain. LG on Thursday sent out media invites, The Korea Herald notes , including the following image. The tag line for the event is “ See More, Play More ” — LG may have given up on its modular smartphone dreams, but the play-centric motto will seemingly stay in place. The image and message seem to indicate that LG’s G6 will have a bigger display. The screen will be one of the most important features in new smartphones this year, with the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 leading the way — at least when it comes to screen rumors. The Herald says the LG G6 will have an 18:9 Quad HD LCD screen made by LG Display, a component that was unveiled a few weeks ago. The screen is expected to measure 5.7 inches diagonally. The iPhone 8 will have a 5.8-inch display, and the Galaxy S8 will have a 5.7-inch, rumors have said. But both Apple and Samsung will use OLED screens for their 2017 flagships. Sources also revealed the LG G6 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. LG confirmed earlier this week that the G6 will have special safety features in place. “The upcoming smartphone will have a heat-pipe that will help lower heat while enhancing safety of the device by conducting various quality tests in accordance with international standards,” the company said. Other features include a new artificial intelligence technology for after-sales service, The Herald reports, which should improve customer service. If earlier reports ring true, the LG G6 should be released on March 10. The Galaxy S8 will launch in mid-April, while the iPhone 8 is likely to be released later this year in September.

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Reines contacted Capricia Marshall, a consultant who had been the US chief of protocol, a top State Department officer who acts as a liaison with foreign diplomats. Reines wanted Marshall to arrange meetings with foreign embassies for Dataminr — a company that has come under scrutiny from privacy experts for its service analyzing Twitter data.

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Would you pay a monthly or yearly subscription to waive the delivery fee from your favorite food service? Deliveroo is testing out the idea, launching a new trial service in six cities in the UK — Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Brighton, and York. The scheme costs £8.99 per month or £89 per year, while the service’s usual delivery fee is £2.50 per order.

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If you’re an Android user dying to play Nintendo’s popular Super Mario Run game, you should be happy to hear that Nintendo has finally announced release timing for the Mario game that’s currently only available on iPhone and iPad. Super Mario Run for Android will launch at some point in March, Nintendo said on its Twitter account. There’s no firm release date for the game, and you still have to wait a couple of months to get it. But the Android version is coming. Finally. If you want to be notified when the game launches, you can already register on the Google Play store — just like iPhone users did while waiting for the game to be released. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/821885714539253760 The iOS game is available as a free download from the App Store but only lets players go through a few levels. To unlock it, you need to pay a one-time $9.99 fee. It’s likely the Android version will see a similar pricing structure. According to Reuters , more than 40 million Super Mario Run downloads were registered in just four days following the game's December 15th release. That’s a huge number, but not necessarily good news for Nintendo. Analysts estimated that less than one in 10 people who downloaded the game for free have gone ahead and paid the $9.99 required to unlock all of its features. It looks like I am one of the nine out of 10 people who opted not to buy the full game, and I soon deleted it. Meanwhile, there must be plenty of Mario fans who’re still excited about this endless runner game — so here are a few tips for you .

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Samsung has this week begun rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy devices and has listed further devices that will get the update in the first half of 2017. With the update, the devices now also support Samsung Pass, which works as a master key for website login on Samsung Internet and will soon be expanded to support mobile banking app integration.

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Minors in France will no longer be automatically prohibited from watching movies with non-simulated sex scenes, under new regulations that are set to be announced next month. As French television station BFM TV reports, the forthcoming changes will relax a film ratings system that has repeatedly come under criticism from filmmakers and conservative groups alike. Under a law passed in 2003, people under the age of 18 are automatically barred from seeing films “with non-simulated sex scenes and extreme violence” in French cinemas.

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Back in October during Apple's MacBook Pro unveiling, the company took some time away from its Mac lineup to unveil a new app called "TV." Not Apple TV , just TV . The new app was introduced as a catch-all for online video streaming services, giving users a single portal through which they would be able to access all of the movies and TV shows from all of their favorite online streaming services. Well, not exactly all of their favorite services were supported, and therein lied the problem: Netflix, the most popular TV and movie streaming service in the country, was not supported. We explained why Netflix had no interest in being involved with Apple's new TV app at launch, and at the time it seemed unlikely that the company would ever be onboard with the TV app. Well, the good news for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV users is that Netflix has had a change of heart and has made its content accessible in the TV app. The bad news is that the company hasn't gone all-in with the TV app, and there are some huge limitations that fans won't be happy with at all. Beginning with the company's iOS app update released earlier this week, Netflix has made its extensive catalog of content searchable and streamable from within Apple's new TV app. Most of it, at least. As we explained back in October, Netflix's streaming data is hugely valuable to the company. It's a secret sauce, of sorts. The beauty of Netflix's architecture compare to conventional TV is that it knows exactly how many people stream each program. It knows when they stream a movie or show, what they stream next, and what they're likely to enjoy as a result of their viewing history. That data is a goldmine, allowing Netflix to focus on licensing content — and more importantly, creating original content — that its subscribers will enjoy. Netflix's success rate with its original content is proof that the system works. For that reason, Netflix keeps its usage data under lock and key. The company doesn't even share viewership data with the production teams behind its original shows, let alone with the outside world. But by integrating with Apple's TV app, Netflix would be giving Apple access to at least a portion of its data — Apple would obviously know each time a user searched for and streamed something from Netflix's catalog. Well, it turns out that Netflix had a change of heart. Beginning this week, a large portion of Netflix's catalog has been made accessible in the TV app. Users can search for content and streaming it right from inside the app, just like they can with other popular services like HBO Go. The caveat — and it's a huge caveat — is that Netflix's most desirable content cannot be found through Apple's TV app: No original Netflix shows or movies are accessible in the TV app for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. It looks like Netflix is willing to give Apple access to some less important data, but there's precious little chance that any company will get its paws on even a small portion of viewership numbers for Netflix's original content... least of all Apple, which has confirmed that it's entering the market with original TV shows of its own.

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DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - China's Alibaba is not interested in acquisitions this year as it is in partnerships, Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Thursday. "I am not interested in acquisitions. I am more interested in partnerships," Ma said at a news conference on Alibaba's Olympic sponsorship deal, when he asked about his company's plans for the year. "We want to look for partners and empower them to be powerful," he said. (This version of the story corrects word in lead to 'not') (Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Larry King)

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Samsung started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets earlier this week, but the company is also planning to keep some of its older devices up to date. ...

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Pete Souza, the White House’s official photographer, has been winding down his time in the Obama administration with a series of retrospective posts on Instagram. Souza has documented some of the president’s most intimate moments over the last eight years — playing with his daughters, sitting alone in his office — and his photography is consistently beautiful. In these waning days of the Obama era, Souza’s Instagram has served as a poignant reminder of the dramatic change that will unfold with Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's anti-trust agency says it's dropping its investigation of Amazon subsidiary Audible and Apple after the two companies agreed to end exclusivity deals for audiobook supply and distribution.

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Positions at Apple, Google, and Facebook are included in a Glassdoor list of jobs with six figure salaries at top-rated places to work.

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The first genetically-modified apples will go on sale in the US next month, according to agricultural site Capital Press. The fruit, produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits and sold under the brand name Arctic Apples, were approved by the USDA in 2015 with a first harvest collected last fall. The apples have been modified to brown less quickly than ordinary fruit, and will be sold pre-sliced in ‘grab-and-go’ pouches.

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NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday said the alliance is coming under an increasing number of state-sponsored cyber attacks as he called on the bloc to boost its online defence capabilities. "According to our latest evaluations, there was a monthly average of 500 threatening cyber attacks last year against NATO infrastructure that required intensive intervention from our experts," he told Die Welt daily. Voicing deep concerns about the development, Stoltenberg said cyber defence will play a key role at the next NATO summit.

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Apple has made significant updates to GarageBand and Logic Pro X for music makers. 

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BlackRock Inc has a stake in Toshiba Corp of 5.01 percent, according to a Japanese government filing, likely becoming the struggling firm's top shareholder. According the filing, BlackRock had bought the stake for investment purposes. JP Morgan Chase owned 4.14 percent of Toshiba shares as of Sept. 30, its biggest shareholder at the time, according to an earlier Toshiba filing.

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