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Revealed: The Secrets our Clients Used to Earn $3 Billion

In what looks like a repeating plot line, huge tech officers once again took the spot — this time from their houses by means of Zoom — throughout a Senate subcommittee hearing Wednesday about a essential web law that’s assisted their services thrive. Then came the familiar climax: On Thursday, Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook all published substantial revenues, once again raising the concern of whether they hold excessive power.

Meanwhile, Apple introduced its brand-new membership packages. Netflix raised its membership cost. Election Day is nigh. And it’s Halloween, which is looking much various this year amidst a brand-new COVID-19 rise in the United States and Europe.

Here are the week’s stories you do not wish to miss out on:

Here’s what the research study states about the important things we can do every day to enhance our joy, even throughout profoundly difficult times like the coronavirus pandemic.

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Historic levels of early ballot guarantee there’ll be a great deal of tallies to count.


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Hike down a canyon with it at your own danger.

You compose shots with the screen on the back of Phase One XT camera system, a mirrorless setup with no viewfinder. It's fine in the shade like this, but can be hard to see in bright sunlight.

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A telescope in the back of a 747 lastly lays to rest a longstanding concern about lunar water.



Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook all published substantial gains, once again raising the concern of whether they hold excessive power.


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A guide on how hackers are targeting the election and what authorities are doing to safeguard it.


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A bullfrog child ended up being a ticking time bomb in the depths of my peaceful yard pond and I needed to act.


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Chapter 9: The Marshal, streaming now on Disney Plus, mean Star Wars connections — however not excessive. Here’s our spoiler-free evaluation.


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Author Tiffany Shlain states remaining off the web for 24 hours as part of her weekly “Tech Shabbat” is essential to managing our always-connected world.


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