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Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:06:53 -0500
This smart braille watch finally hits shelves

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The FCC just gave you a reason to hold off on buying a 4K TV

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Pogues Basics: Discover Google's Easter eggs

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:49:54 -0500
How Google is fighting the war on internet trolls

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Why 'experience' can hurt tech workers in Silicon Valley

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Pogues Basics: Use YouTube's built-in stabilizer

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