There's a quietly growing political movement around the right to repair your own property

Let’s set the scene. It’s a Friday night and you’re out with your friends. Maybe you’ve had a couple of drinks, or maybe you’re just clumsy. You’ve avoided fate for years, but then it finally happens. You drop your phone screen side down.

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Brendan Uyeshiro
Alexa's taking over your wifi and Amazon is shipping lockers to the desert

The Amazon story everyone is talking about (no, not that story) is the acquisition of Eero -- the company trying to fix that pesky wifi dead zone in the upstairs bathroom that you only notice when you can’t refresh Instagram on the toilet.

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Brendan Uyeshiro
Reddit is raising a massive funding round on investor bet it can crank up ad revenue

Reddit, the news aggregation and discussion site and self-declared “Front Page of the Internet” maintains some of the most valuable web real estate. TechCrunch reported on Tuesday that Reddit is raising a massive $150-$300 million Series D (what does this mean?).

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Brendan Uyeshiro
GameStop, meet Blockbuster -- the video game streaming revolution is well underway.

The thought of buying a CD at Tower Records and then coming home and popping it into your stereo is now nothing more than a distant memory -- although apparently cassettes are making a comeback

Companies like Netflix and Spotify have radically changed the way that people consume film, television, and music. Streaming gives consumers access to a near-infinite amount of content available anywhere with an internet connection for a monthly fee.

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Brendan Uyeshiro
TikTok is the fastest growing social media platform in the world

TikTok is one of the most popular apps in the world. The kind-of-like-Vine (RIP) lip syncing app added 75 million new users in December alone, bringing its monthly active user count to well over the 500 million mark. In 2018, it was downloaded more than Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube.
 

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Brendan Uyeshiro
Computer science is so hot right now.

With tech companies dishing out six-figure salaries to software engineers, it should come as no surprise that college students are all-but-trampling each other to get into computer science classes.

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Brendan Uyeshiro
Layoffs are a BuzzKill

For the second time this week millennial-focused digital media outlet BuzzFeed had bad news to report. On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that BuzzFeed announced plans to layoff 15% of its staff in an internal memo.

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Brendan Uyeshiro