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Smart lock maker Otto suspends operations

Otto showed the world its digital lock in August. Four months later, the company has suspended operations. Hardware is hard. It’s a cliche for a reason. The company made the decision just ahead of the holidays, a fact that founder and CEO Sam Jadallah recently made public with a lengthy …

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Iran unrest: 'Ten dead' in further protests overnight

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows improvised roadblocks and street fires Ten people have been killed overnight in anti-government protests sweeping Iran, according to state TV. “In the events of last night, unfortunately a total of about 10 people were killed in several cities,” it said. …

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US has gotten 'nothing' from Pakistan aid – Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that the United States has “foolishly” handed Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years while getting nothing in return and pledged to put a stop to it. “They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with …

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A look back at Uber’s hellish year

Waymo drops most patent claims in Uber lawsuit In July, there were a few big breaks in the case between Waymo and Uber over self-driving car technology. As a result, the scope of the case started to come into focus as both companies began preparing for a trial set to begin …

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20 Great Reads You Probably Missed in 2017

There was a lot of news in 2017 — just take a look at the 750 breaking news alerts The New York Times sent this year, a 30 percent jump from last year. So we understand if you might have missed some of these great reads. Here’s a selection of …

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Man charged in connection with Limerick murder

A 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murder of a man in Co Limerick on Saturday. He is due before Newcastlewest District Court tomorrow morning. Willie Lynch, 35, was found dead in a house in Pallaskenry on 30 December. Mr Lynch lived at the house with his two …

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'At least 12 dead' in Iran anti-government protests

At least 12 people have been killed in anti-government demonstrations sweeping Iran, according to reports. The protests have drawn in tens of thousands of people across the nation for several days – the boldest challenge to Iran’s leadership for years. State TV said 10 people were killed in street protests …

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Canadian cold snap sends penguins indoors

Just how cold is it in Canada? Ask the penguins at the Calgary zoo: Even they have had to take shelter. King penguins – one of five species at the zoo in western Alberta province – are certainly accustomed to chilly weather, more so than species like the Humboldt that …

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