5 Songs to Stream This Week: Wilco and More

Every week, there are hundreds of thousands of new songs hitting the airwaves. It’s too much for just your two ears to handle. With all those options, you can’t be wasting your time on tracks worthy of a thumbs down click. But don’t worry, we’re going to save you the …

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D.C. could Go to Uber to Relieve Strain on Emergency Vehicles

Officials in Washington D.C. are investigating methods to offload strain on its emergency medical vehicles, and one such option involves hailing an Uber. The D.C. Fire and EMS department is handling an unsustainable number of 911 calls — D.C. dispatched more than 160,000 responses to 911 calls for EMS in …

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Tek Gear Releases The FreeHMD as the First Free VR Headset

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but a free mobile VR headset? Those exist. Meet the FreeHMD, the world’s first free VR HMD from Canadian tech developers Tek Gear. We always knew our neighbors to the north were our best friends. Launched as part of the company’s …

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GE Launches Facebook Messenger Bot for World Emoji Day

How fluent are you in emoji? On July 17, you just may have the opportunity to find out. For those of you who are truly bilingual (in English and emoji, that is), you’ll be able to show off your skills as GE launches the first #EmojiScience Decoding Challenge on Facebook Messenger. …

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The 8 Best Note-Taking Apps

Evernote is dialing back the free version of its service and pushing key features to its premium tiers. The company’s decision to abruptly impose restrictions on non-paying accounts has left many longtime users feeling, well, miffed. Luckily, there are many great alternatives. We’ve rounded up a few of the best …

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AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Others Waive Calls to France

There’s nothing worse than not knowing the status of a loved one after a tragedy. Thankfully, mobile phone carriers seem to understand that a little humanity goes a long way. Following the horrific Bastille Day terrorist attack that left more than 80 people dead and scores injured in Nice, France, providers including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, …

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Android Trojan Blocks Calls To Bank's Customer Service

Even though you might find yourself in a situation where you need to call your bank to cancel your compromised card, at least you can make that call. Unfortunately, newer versions of the Android.Fakebank.B malware family delay you from making that call in the first place, according to security vendor Symantec. Fakebank, …

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Windows 10 Won't Hit 1 Billion By 2018, Microsoft Admits

Remember when Microsoft boldly proclaimed Windows 10 will have 1 billion users by mid-2018? Microsoft isn’t so sure about that anymore, ZDNet is reporting. Now Microsoft says a 10-digit user base total is going to take longer than that. Part of this is because of mobile: Windows Phones haven’t exactly had …

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Windows Phone subreddit freaking out over Pokémon Go

Windows Phone fans continue to remain loyal to Microsoft, but it’s looking like a Pokémon Go is giving the community a crisis of faith. Android and iPhone users have been enjoying the fruits of Pokémon Go for the past week, but those on Windows Phone have felt left out and are trying …

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