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EU’s top court rules that Uber is a taxi service

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Former Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller is accused of sexual and physical assault

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Microsoft starts testing Windows 10’s Timeline and app tabs features

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How Netflix is trying to rewrite movie marketing with Bright

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Getting mad about Admiral Ackbar in The Last Jedi is a trap

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Microsoft removes Google’s Chrome installer from the Windows Store

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Blue Alerts will warn you when local police are in danger

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What happens when Facebook doesn’t tell you a friend has died?

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