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Intel is ending development of its Compute Cards

Devindra Hardawar/Engadget Intel is halting development on its line of Compute Cards, according to a report from Tom’s Hardware. The company will continue to sell its existing line of Compute Cards for the time being and will continue to offer support for the current generation of products through 2019. Beyond that, Intel is essentially leaving …

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Square will offer its new crypto employees payment in Bitcoin

MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images Payments startup Square is turning its attention to cryptocurrency. According to tweets from CEO Jack Dorsey, the company is hiring engineers and a designer to “work full-time on open source contributions to the bitcoin/crypto ecosystem.” #BitcoinTwitter and #CryptoTwitter! Square is hiring 3-4 crypto engineers and 1 designer to …

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Apple dropped the price on several expensive Mac upgrades

Dana Wollman/Engadget Apple’s iMac updates weren’t the only changes the company made today. With less fanfare, it also lowered the cost of SSD upgrades for the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. It lowered the cost to upgrade the 2013 Mac Pro RAM, too. These changes were first spotted by MacRumors. While they make …

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Instagram will let you buy products without leaving the app

Instagram Instagram is moving a little deeper into commerce by allowing you to buy goods without leaving the app. The checkout feature will at first be a closed beta in the US with more than 20 brands involved, including Adidas, Nike, Zara, Kylie Cosmetics, Uniqlo, Burberry, H&M, Mac, Prada and Michael Kors. More brands will …

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Amazon’s Virginia headquarters clears a key political hurdle

Sarah Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images Amazon just took a large step closer to establishing a second headquarters in Virginia. The Arlington County Board has voted unanimously in favor of granting Amazon an estimated $51 million incentive package that includes $23 million in cash over 15 years as well as a $28 million, 10-year …

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The Polestar 2 is more than just a pretty face

The Polestar 2 was unveiled ahead of the Geneva motor show via a livestream from Sweden. The automaker wanted more time to chat about the electric vehicle than the typical 15 to 20 minutes allotted at auto shows while also sticking to its environmental ethics and not flying journalists from all over the world to …

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Tesla unveils its Model Y crossover

To say Tesla has been busy lately is a bit of an understatement. It finally opened orders for its long-awaited $35,000 Standard Range Model 3, it reversed a decision to shutter some of its showrooms, and it showed off its V3 Supercharging. So why not keep the news coming with the unveil its next car… …

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Instagram founders on Snapchat and breaking up Facebook

We haven’t heard much from Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger since they resigned from Facebook last September. But on Monday, the pair spoke at SXSW 2019 about the rise of Instagram, social media rivals like Snapchat and whether governments should break up Facebook. Systrom and Krieger founded the photo-sharing app in 2010 and, …

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AT&T is increasing DirecTV Now prices by $10 per month

simpson33 via Getty Images If you subscribe to AT&T’s DirecTV Now, keep an eye on your bill — prices are going up again. Last July, AT&T increased the cost of its live TV streaming bundles by $5 per month. And according to Variety, beginning in April, AT&T will add another $10 per month. That means …

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Amazon’s next big step in sports: buying into the Yankees Network

Danny Moloshok / Reuters As Disney completes its acquisition of Fox there’s more than just the Marvel universe at stake. One condition of the purchase is that it will sell off Fox’s portfolio of regional sports networks, and as rumors late last year suggested, one interested party is Amazon. Reports from the New York Times …

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