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Here’s How to Bypass Those Infuriating Automated Phone Menus

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Having to enter phone number extensions or deal with multi-layered phone menu systems is a pain whether you're on a landline or a mobile phone. Luckily, there's a way to skip those annoying automated menus and dial your contact directly on your smartphone....

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Sony’s Turbocharged 4K Shooter Sucks in Crazy Amounts of Light

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Sony's new Sony Alpha A7S packs a full-frame sensor and uses the company’s E-mount lenses, making it the second mirrorless camera to venture into 4K video territory....

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How to Email iPhone Videos That Aren’t a Blurry Mess

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If you want your videos to look their best, stop sending them from your iPhone via email or iMessage....

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Blue Bottle Coffee Buys Coding Talent for Next-Level Delivery

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The Bay Area's Blue Bottle Coffee and the Internet's Tonx, an online subscription coffee service, are about to blend....

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New Gadget From Amazon Makes Grocery Shopping Dangerously Easy

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Amazon announced a new stand-alone gadget today called the Dash. It's basically a remote control for buying groceries....

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This $1,300, Lightning-Fast External Drive Is Worth Every Penny

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LaCie's new Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 drive is designed to move giant files, video streams, and masses of data at speeds that push the limits of what external drives can achieve....

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Gadget Lab Podcast: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Talk to Your Stuff

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On this week's podcast (#206), Mat and Mike discuss Microsoft Build, Windows Phone and Cortana, Apple's WWDC Lottery, and the debut of Amazon Fire TV....

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Gay marriages in Michigan halted by appeals court

Gay marriages in Michigan halted by appeals courtMASON, Mich. (AP) — MASON, Mich. (AP) — An appeals court reinstituted Michigan's constitutional ban on gay marriage, but not before several hundred same-sex couples rushed to the state's county clerk's offices to get hitched.

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South Africa's Clover posts higher H1 earnings, to focus on local market

South African dairy and beverages maker Clover said on Monday it planned to re-enter certain local markets, putting on hold Africa expansion plans as it posted an almost doubling of interim earnings which were lifted by higher prices. Clover, whose brands include Tropika juices, said headline earnings per share for the six months to December totaled 77.3 cents, a rise of 90 percent. Headline earnings are the main profit gauge in South Africa and... Read more...

The Private Sector Tackling Education in Emerging Economies

The Private Sector Tackling Education in Emerging EconomiesAnyone who really wants to understand what is happening with education in emerging economies should look to Sunny Varkey. Born to expat Indian teachers in Dubai, Varkey is now head of the largest operator of private K-12 schools in the world, GEMS Education.

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American imprisoned in Cuba begins hunger strike

American imprisoned in Cuba begins hunger strikeWASHINGTON (AP) — An American who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years after illegally setting up Internet access on the island is on a hunger strike, according to a statement his lawyer released Tuesday.

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Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 7-5, win both Down Under

Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 7-5, win both Down UnderSYDNEY (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers felt right at home in their season-opening series Down Under.

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Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

Twitter tweaks website to attract new usersNEW YORK (AP) — As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

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