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Amazon’s app lets you post Snap-like stickers and call in fashion experts

Image: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Amazon seems to want its smartphone app to span more than just traditional online shopping. As its customers have spilled into the mobile space, the e-commerce giant has turned its flagship app into something of a testing ground for the small-screen shopping experience of the future. It now boasts a slew of experimental features beyond Amazon’s standard store listingssome of which are impressive and potentially game-changing,…

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Goldman Sachs Just Ignited the Venezuela Hunger Bonds Movement

The Venezuelan “Hunger Bonds” movement made limited progress in its first eight months of existence. Aimed at shaming international investors into boycotting the repressive government’s bonds, or at least raising awareness about the subject, the term was really only known among a small crowd of specialists. Then Goldman Sachs Group Inc. made a big investment in the debt. And because every protest movement needs a foil — a role Goldman…

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This mom rewrote her daughter’s outdated and sexist homework assignment

While a simple school worksheet may seem innocent enough, one parent decided to rewrite the assignment, changing the narrative from a negative experience of a mother returning to work to a positive one. Lynne Polvino was helping her 6-year-old daughter Hazel with her homework last week when she noticed something troubling with the assignment, an unfortunate and increasingly common problem thanks to outdated curriculums. So, Polvino decided to make some…

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Revenue, I choose you! The Pokmon Companys profits jump by 2,500 percent

Its been a banner year for The Pokmon Company: Pokmon GO was a global phenomenon and the latest full-on Pokgame for the 3DS sold very well indeed. One would expect the company to be doing well financially perhaps even doubling or tripling last years profits. Well, apparently it quinvigintupled them, which is to say multiplied by 25 times. (I had to look it up.) The news comes courtesy of TechCrunch…

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Miso Happy is a 3D selfie app that rocks the uncanny valley

Move over duckface. Shove off rainbow spew. Theres a new selfie game in town and it wants to turn your 2D visage into uncannily accurate 3D then splice that axiomatic piece of you into animated cartoon suits that rock out, strut their disco stuff, skateboard, look coy, relaxed or laugh maniacally. Think: realistic-looking stickers that twist and twirl. If that idea doesnt immediately thunder with resonating intent through your mental…

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6 reasons why your pee is smelly

When you look into the bowl, you should see some pale yellow pee that generally means your urine is healthy and youre well hydrated. But how should it smell? Chances are, you dont give your pees odor a second thought. Unless, that is, you notice something suspect wafting up after you take a leak. Most of the time, wont notice anything at all urine generally has only a slight ammonia-like smell, if it…

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U.S. Stocks Pare Monthly Gain as Banks, Crude Slip: Markets Wrap

U.S. stocks trimmed a monthly advance as a decline in trading revenue at JPMorgan Chase & Co. sent bank shares into a tailspin. Treasuries rose, while the dollar and oil retreated. The S&P 500 Index all but erased losses in the final hour of trading to finish May higher by 1.2 percent. Lenders slumped Wednesday after JPMorgan said the revenue metric is down 15 percent so far in the second…

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Democrats take us black voters for granted. What if we abandoned them? | Steven Thrasher

Black voters arent showing up to vote for the Democratic party in the numbers they once did. There are reasons for that and they must be confronted In a widely circulated article at FiveThirtyEight, Patrick Ruffini a digital strategist for George W Bushs highly divisive 2004 campaign won 89% of black American votes overall and a outright theft of black wealth by Wall Street its not hard to see why…

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Amazon begins offering refunds for unauthorized in-app purchases

Were you one of the many parents surprised to find hundreds of dollars worth of Smurfberries charged to your card a few years back? Amazons lax in-app purchasing standards let kids all over the country buy coins and crystals to their hearts content, something the FTC frowned on. News that refunds would be available soon broke in April, and the time has come at last. Eligible customers should automatically receive…

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After a week with Nokia 3310, I just might ditch my smartphone

Nokia 3310. The new one.Image: Stan Schroeder/Mashable For the last week or so, my Android smartphone was benchedI put it into a drawer, and for the next week, barely touched it. Instead, I used the new Nokia 3310, a reboot of Nokia’s 17 year-old phone of the same name, which was once legendary for its longevity and near-indestructibility. I thought I’d suffer the week at the hands of a dumbphonethat…

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Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children? | Rowan Davies

Research has found a link between technoference and poor child behaviour. The need for light relief is very human, but perhaps we can find a happier balance A technology-based interruptions in parentchild interactions a phenomenon known as technoference, which Im fairly sure was a club night in Stockwell in the 1990s could be associated with a greater incidence of poor behaviour on the part of children. Almost half (48%) of…

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Reddits new location tagging feature continues its push to become a social network

Reddit is continuing its march towards becoming a social network after it added location tagging to its mobile app. The service is famously known as the front page of the internet, but this year it has rolled out features that make it much more like Twitter or Facebook. Back in March, Reddit introduced user profile pages and the option to follow others, so location tagging which is powered by Foursquare…

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This is the best bacon in America- and the worst

Bacon lovers owe a big thanks to the hardworking man who conducted some important research to find the nation’s best packaged pork product.  New Orleans-based food writer Scott Gold, a.k.a. Americas Bacon Critic,” recently set out to find the best bacon in America. Last summer, Gold landed what many are referring to as the best job ever, aka the official bacon critic for the breakfast-focused website Extra Crispy, beating out 1,500…

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Theres a New Way to Control Inflation

The Federal Reserve would never get a medal in archery. Since January 2012, when it publicly adopted a target of 2 percent for annual inflation, it has undershot in 59 of 63 months. John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, believes there’s a way to help the institution improve its aim. The Fed would still try to keep prices rising at 2 percent a year, but if…

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