The tech industry actually is a lot like the Wild West but not in the ways you might think

Bandits and sheriffs? Not so much. Capitalism, graft, and regulation? A tale old as time.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Strap on your spurs and pull up those chaps! The U.S. government and the tech industry are gearing up for a good old-fashioned Wild West showdown — but not in the way you…

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Michael Kors Facebook AR ad in News Feed test run

Facebook is inserting your face right into the ads in your news feed thanks to AR.Image: FACEBOOK You’ll soon be able to try on sunglasses and buy them without ever leaving your Facebook app. SEE ALSO: Facebook ‘split memes’ are driving everyone crazy The social media company announced Tuesday that…

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Its time for Apple to kill the physical keyboard

A touchscreen keyboard would be a dream come true. Really!Image: bob Al-Greene/Mashable When Apple killed the headphone jack in 2016, marketing chief Phil Schiller gave a strange reason for doing so. “The reason to move on: courage. The courage to move on and do something new that betters all of…

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A bunch of U.S. news sites are blocked in the EU because of GDPR

GDPR has scuppered its first big players.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto If you’ve been working in the UK (or indeed any EU country) for the last month or so you’ve probably noticed a slew of emails reminding your company to get ready for then new General Data Protection Regulation, a.k.a. GDPR. Sadly,…

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How to use GDPR to cleanse your inbox of annoying marketing emails

Image: Getty Images You might have noticed a slew of odd-looking emails landing in your inbox lately. Desperate subject lines like “please don’t go” and “is it really over” abound.  These thirsty emails aren’t the handiwork of a scorned ex—they’re from brands complying with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation…

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