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Remote Control: Companies Blur Lines Over Who Owns Devices

Pic: ReutersWHEN Samsung Electronics remotely disabled the last of its flawed Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last month, it further blurred the lines between who ultimately controls your phone, or computer, car or appliance: you, or the companies that make it work?

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'Farmville' Creator Zynga Forecasts Bookings Below Estimates

Zynga Inc (ZNGA.O), which created the online game FarmVille, forecast current-quarter bookings largely below analysts' estimates, weighed down by a seasonally weak advertising business as well as declines in its web business.

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Twitter Advertising Revenue Falls, Shares Drop More Than 10 Percent

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) posted the slowest revenue growth since it went public four years ago, sending shares down more than 10 percent on Thursday on fears that rivals Snapchat and Facebook Inc(FB.O) were winning the war for advertising.

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Japan Has Created Black Mirror-Inspired Bee Drones

In the final episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror, the government claims to be using Autonomous Drone Insects to counteract the collapse of the bee population. Spoiler alert: they’re lying.

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Scientists Have Figured out How Life Is Able to Survive

Every day, the DNA in our cells gets damaged. This might sound scary, but it’s actually a normal occurrence – which makes DNA’s ability to repair itself vital to our survival. Now, scientists are beginning to better understand exactly how these repairs happen. A new sequencing technique that maps out and analyzes DNA damage demonstrates how bacterial cells function in two critical excision repair proteins: Mfd and UvrD.

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One Country Has Eliminated HIV Transmission to Newborns

While the virus existed earlier, the first case of HIV to be officially diagnosed in Thailand was in 1984. Since the first diagnosis in Thailand, the disease quickly spread, became epidemic throughout the country, and by the mid-90s, the rate of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) had reached 20 to 40 percent.

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How Online Resources Are Fueling The Trump Resistance

Nancy Edwards is using President Donald Trump's favorite site to push back against his policies.

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Netflix Wants To Get Into The Toy Business

Will we soon be able to buy Frank and Claire Underwood action figures?

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Elon Musk And Donald Trump: New Bffs?

Elon Musk and President Donald Trump may not agree on everything. But the willingness of Musk to continue meeting with and advising Trump, even as many other tech leaders face criticism for doing so, might actually be a smart business decision.

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TV Maker Unlawfully Tracked Viewing Habits

TV maker Vizio has agreed to pay out $2.2m in order to settle allegations it unlawfully collected viewing data on its customers.

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