Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms
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Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms

Zach Dyer - March 11, 2016

The popular language-learning app Duolingo is moving from smartphones into classrooms around Costa Rica. On Monday, trainers from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company showed more than 300 public and…

New bill would OK ride-sharing services beyond Uber in Costa Rica
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New bill would OK ride-sharing services beyond Uber in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - March 2, 2016

Lawmaker Franklin Corella will present a bill by the end of the month that would regulate ride-sharing services — both for profit and not — that he…

The technology at the heart of the Apple-FBI debate, explained
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The technology at the heart of the Apple-FBI debate, explained

Christopher Soghoian | Special to The Washington Post - February 29, 2016

What if the FBI could force Samsung to covertly turn on the video camera in your smart TV? Or force Google to deliver a malicious security update…

The New York Times eyes more changes to meet digital challenge
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The New York Times eyes more changes to meet digital challenge

AFP - February 4, 2016

NEW YORK – The New York Times is eyeing further changes to its newsroom to meet the growing challenges of digital, it said Thursday, as the company reported…

Why Google’s new quantum computer could launch an artificial intelligence arms race
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Why Google’s new quantum computer could launch an artificial intelligence arms race

Dominic Basulto | The Washington Post - December 28, 2015

Ever since the 1980s, researchers have been working on the development of a quantum computer that would be exponentially more powerful than any of the digital computers…

Snapchat vanishing video viewing hits 6 billion daily
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Snapchat vanishing video viewing hits 6 billion daily

AFP - November 10, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Snapchat on Monday confirmed that six billion vanishing videos are viewed daily at the service in a three-fold surge from early this year. The…

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Uber starts service in Costa Rica Friday afternoon

Zach Dyer - August 21, 2015

https://twitter.com/uber_cr/status/634764917103554560 Friday morning, the ride-hailing service Uber tweeted that it would be starting service in Costa Rica by 4:00 p.m. To kick off operations, the company announced…

Uber to offer rides in Costa Rica starting under $2
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Uber to offer rides in Costa Rica starting under $2

Zach Dyer - August 16, 2015

Aspiring Uber drivers carved out a few hours of their Mother’s Day holiday Saturday to learn about the ride-hailing service as it waits for a green light…

Uber starts accepting drivers in Costa Rica but government threatens fines
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Uber starts accepting drivers in Costa Rica but government threatens fines

Zach Dyer - August 13, 2015

Uber appears primed to start offering service in Costa Rica soon, following a series of announcements from the company. Under the name Uber San José the ride-hailing…

Microsoft now supports the middle-finger emoji — what’s holding up everyone else?
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Microsoft now supports the middle-finger emoji — what’s holding up everyone else?

Caitlin Dewey | The Washington Post - July 30, 2015

When Microsoft released its Windows 10 operating system for free in 190 countries Wednesday, it also gave the world the finger. Literally. The new operating system is…