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Facebook Is Changing Its Logo and You Probably Won’t Even Notice

The screens, they are a’ changing. Facebook has tweaked its logo for the first time since 2005, and if I hadn’t pointed it out you, you probably wouldn’t have even noticed.

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Mario Aguilar

July 1st

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​Amazon Echo Review: I Just Spoke to the Future And It Listened

It only took me a few hours to get cozy with my new assistant. “Alexa,” I barked at the nine-inch black cylinder on my coffee table, “Shut up.” The lights on top of the cylinder went dark; the embarrassing 90s music playing from its speaker cut out. “Alexa, what’s the weather?” I paused with anticipation. “45 degrees and cloudy,” it said.

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Mario Aguilar

June 24th

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Indie Labels Are Signing On To Apple Music. Also: Pharrell.

Following last weekend’s Apple Music/Taylor Swift tango , the most influential independent labels have signed on to Apple Music. Also, a Pharrell track will be the first Apple Music exclusive. That makes me happy.

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Mario Aguilar

June 24th

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Google Wants to Help Bring NYC’s New Public Wi-Fi Hotspots to Your City

Last year, New York City introduced LinkNYC , its innovative plan to turn the city’s ailing payphone infrastructure into a network of 10,000 gigabit Wi-Fi hotspots. Google just bought into the key players behind the plan, and hopes to help scale the model to more cities.

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Mario Aguilar

June 24th

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Google Wants to Help Bring NYC’s New Public Wi-Fi Hotspots to Your City

Last year, New York City introduced LinkNYC , its innovative plan to turn the city’s ailing payphone infrastructure into a network of 10,000 gigabit Wi-Fi hotspots. Google just bought into the key players behind the plan, and hopes to help scale the model to more cities.

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Mario Aguilar

June 24th

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Foursquare Attempts to Unterrible Itself By Bringing Back Mayorships

Remember last year when Foursquare split its app in two , and got rid of all the fun features that actually made people want to use Foursquare? Well, people like me didn’t like it! Now Foursquare is backing down, at least a little bit. You can now be a mayor of your favorite coffee shop again!

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Mario Aguilar

June 22nd

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European Police Are Going on the Hunt for ISIS Social Media Accounts

Europol has put together a new task force to shut down social media accounts associated with ISIS, the BBC reports. It’s a tough task—in fact, shutting ISIS’ social media presence down completely may be next to impossible.

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Mario Aguilar

June 22nd

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WikiLeaks Dumps a Million Saudi Cables and More Docs From the Sony Hack

Just a month after WikiLeaks officially started accepting documents again, it’s just unloaded two prominent troves of data.

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Mario Aguilar

June 19th

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How Do The Online Services You Use Deal With Government Data Requests?

This is important! The EFF’s annual report card is out on how tech companies respond to government requests for your private data. Some companies take a firm position against government spying while others are basically government patsies. Where do the services you use stand?

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Mario Aguilar

June 17th

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Air Force Will Cut Drone Flights Because Operators Are Too Stressed Out

The Air Force is planning to cut back its drone flights from 65 a day to 60 a day because drone operators are “burning out,” reports the The New York Times.

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Mario Aguilar

June 17th

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