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Amazon finally releases a waterproof Kindle
Well hallelujah. Amazon has listened and is finally bringing a waterproof e-reader to market — almost a decade after the internet giant launched the first Kindle device.
The all-new Kindle Oasis starts at $250 and boasts a number of notable upgrades, in addition to its newfound water-repelling powers.
Weighing in at 194 grams and 3.4mm thick, the refreshed Kindle Oasis sports a 7-inch display — one inch larger than its predecessor.
Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for tone-deaf virtual tour of Puerto Rico
Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing after a live-streamed virtual trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico to promote Facebook's Spaces app drew sharp criticism on social media.
"My goal here was to show how (virtual reality) can raise awareness and help us see what's happening in different parts of the world. I also wanted to share the news of our partnership with the Red Cross to help with the recovery. Reading some of the comments, I realize this wasn't clear, and I'm sorry to anyone this offended," the Facebook CEO wrote.
On Monday Zuckerberg and Rachel Franklin, who runs Facebook's social virtual reality efforts, embarked on what they called a "magical" tour of Puerto Rico where many residents are still without power, food, supplies and medical care.
Report: Uber faces at least five criminal probes at from Justice Department
Uber faces at least five criminal probes from the Justice Department—two more than previously reported, according to a Bloomberg report.
Bloomberg says that authorities are asking questions about whether Uber violated price-transparency laws, and officials are separately looking into the company’s role in the alleged theft of schematics and other documents outlining Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous-driving technology.
Uber is also defending itself against dozens of civil suits, including one brought by Alphabet that’s scheduled to go to trial in December.
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