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Alohomora! Harry Potter game hits your phone next year with Jam City

Niantic’s much-anticipated Harry Potter follow-up to Pokémon GO is coming next year, but Harry Potter fans who want their first taste of Hogwarts on mobile don’t have to wait, because Harry Potter is coming to the Los Angeles-based mobile gaming studio, Jam City. Through a partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, ...

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A week on the wrist with the Alpina Startimer

It’s refreshing to wear a mechanical watch. The soft sweep of the seconds hand reminds us of the fleeting nature of time while the endless ticking in a dark room is a comfort and a spur to action. Add in a little limited edition provenance with big face and crown ...

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The difference between good and bad Facebooking

“Social media” is a clumsy term that entangles enriching social interaction with mindless media consumption. It’s a double-edged sword whose sides aren’t properly distinguished. Taken as a whole, we can’t decide if it “brings the world closer together” like Facebook’s new mission statement says, or leaves us depressed and isolated. ...

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Go-Jek buys three startups to advance its mobile payment business

Go-Jek, the company leading Uber and Grab in Southeast Asia’s largest market, has bagged a hattrick of deals to advance its mobile payment strategy. Indonesia-based Go-Jek revealed it has acquired offline payment firm Kartuku, payment gateway Midtrans and payment and lending network Mapan for undisclosed sums. Together, the trio process $5 billion in ...

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FCC votes to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules

(Image: screenshot via C-SPAN) The Federal Communications Commission has voted 3-2 to repeal net neutrality rules. The Obama-era rules, introduced in 2015, require internet providers to treat all internet content equally. Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, introduced the proposal to repeal net neutrality in April. His proposal was pitched ...

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