Another record low for Snap after 14% drop post earnings

 Snap, the Snapchat parent, has had a very difficult ride in the stock market since debuting in March. After pricing its IPO at $17 and then reaching highs of $27, the company has fallen to less than half that. After losing 14% of its value in a single day’s trading, Snap closed Friday at $11.83. The growing social media company ...

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The Minifree Libreboot T400 is free as in freedom

 The Libreboot T400 doesn’t look like much. It’s basically a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad with the traditional Lenovo/IBM pointer nubbin and a small touchpad. It’s a plain black laptop, as familiar as any luggable assigned to a cubicle warrior on the road. But, under the hood, you have a machine that fights for freedom. The T400 runs Libreboot, a free and ...

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Uber shareholder group asks Benchmark to step down from board following Kalanick suit

 In what is rapidly devolving into an all-out brawl on the board of the world’s highest-valued private company, a group of Uber shareholders have asked the venture capitalist firm Benchmark to step down from the board of directors, Axios reports. This move comes only a day after Benchmark took the aggressive step of filing suit against Uber’s former CEO Travis ...

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In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Eludes Samsung’s Note 8: Leaks

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone will feature some sophisticated biometric capabilities, but not an in-display fingerprint sensor, according to new leaks citing anonymous insiders. Previous purportedly leaked images depicted a device with a full-size front screen and no apparent fingerprint sensor component on the rear, prompting speculation that Samsung would put the Note 8’s fingerprint scanner into its display. ...

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The biggest Call of Duty tournament shines light on growth of esports

 Esports is becoming a true spectator sport, but will the average Joe one day care about competitive League of Legends or Overwatch or Counterstrike the way they care about watching football on Sundays? A number of factors are at play for esports to garner the same level of popularity as mainstream sports like football, baseball, basketball, and futbol everywhere but ...

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Mighty fills an iPod shuffle-sized hole for Spotify subscribers

 The company launched a Kickstarter last year with the promise of “streaming music without your phone,” delivering the still-tangible benefits of devoted music hardware for the Spotify generation. The startup built up enough excitement to hit $300k on the crowdfunding site, and the recent end of the iPod shuffle and nano have only furthered that interest among consumers. CEO… Read ...

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