1. apple
    Did People Replacing Their Batteries Lead to Weak iPhone Sales?A lot of people took advantage of Apple’s one-time offer to replace their iPhone battery for $29. Is it enough to explain why iPhone sales are down?
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    You Might Want to Check Your Netflix BillFifty-eight million subscribers in the United States are getting their monthly rates increased.
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    This Instagram Influencer’s Failed Tour Will Satisfy Your Fyre Fest NostalgiaThe $165 ticket promised fresh orchid crowns. In reality, guests were given a single flower to put in their hair and then give back after a photo.
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    Instagrammers Are Freaking Out Over a Nonexistent Algorithm ChangeThere’s a bogus rumor swirling that Instagram now only shows posts to 7 percent of a user’s followers.
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    Dear God, Please Don’t Let 2020 Be the Instagram ElectionBeto O’Rourke’s recent trip to the dentist raises some concerns about how candidates are likely to use — or misuse — social media.
  6. i turn my camera on
    Apple Crams Another Camera on iPhone (and That’s a Good Thing)Why a third camera isn’t just a marketing gimmick (though, to be clear, it’s definitely a marketing gimmick).
  7. technology
    Google Sued for Allegedly Covering Up Sexual Harassment by Former ExecsThe shareholders are asking a former Google exec who resigned over sexual misconduct to return $90 million in exit payouts.
  8. google
    Europe’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Will Be Staying in EuropeWhen our first instinct is to Google someone, the right to be forgotten seems like one that every country — not just the E.U. — should be considering.
  9. say what now?
    Trump on Bezos Divorce: ‘Going to Be a Beauty’Just a very normal comment from our very normal president.
  10. youtube
    Sentence Reduced for Parents in Abusive YouTube ‘Prank’ VideosHeather and Michael Martin, a.k.a. “DaddyOFive,” lost custody of two of their children in 2017 over their YouTube videos.
  11. technology
    Juul Tries Pandering to a New Audience: AdultsAfter an FDA crackdown, the e-cigarette giant is back with a new campaign.
  12. facebook
    Fake News Is an Old-People ProblemA new study shows the most fake news is shared by people older than 65.
  13. smartphone decline
    What Samsung’s Pain Means for SmartphonesEveryone is slowly waking up to the fact that nobody is buying new smartphones anymore.
  14. come on dudes
    Reminder: The Tech World Still Doesn’t Care About WomenA sex toy designed for women by women was stripped of an award at CES after it was deemed “indecent.”
  15. netflix
    It Would Take You 62 Days Straight to Watch Everything Netflix Made in 2018No bathroom breaks allowed.
  16. tomorrow
    8 Predictions for What the World Will Look Like in 20 YearsLess sex, two dueling internets, and more expert predictions for life in 2039.
  17. the tweet beat
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Dance Moves Work for Any SongIf you’ve already seen that AOC dance video, here are a dozen more.
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    Instagram Is Making Me Panic About Who My Close Friends AreA new feature from Instagram brings a new existential crisis.
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    Please Calm Down About the Bird Box ChallengePeople aren’t actually walking into oncoming traffic blindfolded.
  20. apple
    The iPhone Has Big Problems in China — and Across the GlobeApple is blaming sagging iPhone sales on its struggles in China, but its problems run deeper than that.
  21. facebook
    On Average, You’d Have to Pay Someone $1,000 to Stop Using Facebook for a YearYou can pay people to not use Facebook, but it isn’t cheap.
  22. influencers
    Former Vine Star Cameron Dallas Ended 2018 With Arrest for Alleged AssaultHe claims he was just defending himself.
  23. influencers
    Talking With Instagram’s (and Ariana Grande’s) Favorite DancerIf you haven’t already seen his “Thank U, Next” tribute, stop what you’re doing immediately.
  24. elon musk
    Elon Musk: Twitter Is Fake So It’s Okay to Call Someone a PedoElon Musk’s lawyers trot out a very odd defense in a defamation suit Musk is facing after tweeting that a British cave diver was a “pedo.”
  25. fortnite
    Fortnite’s Fashion Industry Makes As Much Money As AmazonDance moves and character skins mean $3 billion in profit for Epic Games.
  26. technology
    Finally, Snapchat Filters Work on DogsThe feature we’ve all been waiting for.
  27. life in pixels
    How Much of the Internet Is Fake?Turns out, a lot of it, actually.
  28. facebook follies
    Facebook’s Year of Scandal, Ranked By How Much You Should Actually CareIt’s tough to separate controversy from non-troversy when it comes to Facebook
  29. holiday hacking
    Hackers Celebrate Holidays With Fake Amazon, Apple Receipt AttacksThe cyberwar on Christmas.
  30. whatsapp
    With 1.5 Billion Users and Just 300 Employees, Can WhatsApp Ban Child Porn?As one of the world’s biggest messaging platforms faces down a child porn plague, its tiny head count comes back to haunt it.
  31. help
    Hell Is Real and It’s This Trump TweetIn case you missed Trump’s latest missive.
  32. the tweet beat
    It’s Finally Easy to See Newest Tweets FirstTwitter giving the people what they want.
  33. tell me something i don't know
    Study Finds Twitter’s Bad If You’re a Woman and Worse If You’re a Woman of ColorAmnesty International spent a year combing through tweets sent to journalists and politicians, proving what women who spend time online already knew.
  34. hollamd tonnel
    Pour One Out for the ‘HOLLAMD TONNEL,’ the Only Thing Port Authority Ever FixedThanks to an online petition, the Christmas decorations on the Holland Tunnel entrance are being changed.
  35. russia investigation
    Russian Election-Hack Strategy Included an Anti-Masturbation Hotline“You can’t hold hands with God when you are masturbating.”
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    Bumble’s New Filtering Tool Seems Useful, If FlawedUsers can now select certain traits they want to see in potential matches; but things like being Jewish and looking for a third aren’t options.
  37. facebook
    Facebook Promised Privacy Features That Still Haven’t MaterializedIn May, Mark Zuckerberg said “Clear History” would take a few months to build. That was nearly seven months ago.
  38. iphone
    Apple Could Be Putting Face ID and Touch ID in the Same iPhoneA patent suggests Touch ID may reappear in future generations of the iPhone.
  39. crypto
    Bath Salts to Bitcoin: John McAfee’s Bizarre Crypto HustleHow the early internet guru turned international fugitive became crypto’s spokesman.
  40. what the zuck?
    Facebook ‘Sorry’ About Bug That Exposed Unposted Photos From 6.8 Million UsersThe bug existed for 12 days in September.
  41. what the zuck?
    Facebook’s Math on Who Is Watching Videos Takes Some Serious LibertiesFacebook says 75 million people watch at least a minute of Facebook Watch content each day. That’s true, but not quite accurate.
  42. smart speakers
    A Parent’s Guide to Not Feeling So Bad About Using AlexaFor parents, smart speakers are great, as well as very weird and scary. We talk to experts about how you can assuage some of your anxieties.
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    Here’s How Long Netflix Has to Convince You to Watch a ShowThe company knows it doesn’t have much time to sell you on a series or movie.
  44. business
    More Tesla Workers Want to Unionize, Despite Elon Musk’s Promises of Free Fro-YoTesla’s Buffalo plant is pushing to organize, though other workers have complained of anti-union coercion and intimidation at the company.
  45. google
    Boy, We Sure Googled Some Dumb Things This YearA look at 2018 search trends from Google.
  46. smartphones
    The Chinese Smartphone Manufacturers That Will Make Your Next Next PhoneA guide to the Chinese smartphone companies you’re going to be very familiar with soon.
  47. facial recognition
    Look What You Made Taylor Swift Do: Use Facial-Recognition TechnologySwift used facial recognition to scan audience members at a May concert looking for stalkers.
  48. algorithms
    Algorithms Are Black Boxes — Even to the Tech Companies That Make ThemThe complex webs of code tech companies rely on produce results, but even they don’t know how. It’s time for them to admit it.
  49. facebook
    Facebook HQ Evacuated Overnight Due to Bomb ThreatThankfully, things are now back to business as usual.
  50. instagram
    Instagram Is Sucking Up to Creators to Avoid Becoming Snapchat, or Worse … VineThe platform is testing new features for creators.
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