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In housing, tech employees get yet another advantage

Tech employees already get free food, free dry cleaning and free beer. Now, they also get deals on housing.  New hires at Google and other Silicon Valley companies are often offered home loans with no money down and a host of other financial planning services, Bloomberg reported this week.  The help for tech employees buying houses, of course, is taking place in one of the least affordable and most competitive housing markets in the country. [...]

Xbox One’s Cortana update arrives at last

After months upon months of delays, Cortana is finally ready for your Xbox One. Microsoft has started rolling out its promised summer update with Cortana's smarter, richer voice control as its centerpiece. You can use your headset or Kinect to sear... [...]

Why is the selfie camera still second-rate on our phones?

It took forever, but the main camera (that's the one on the back, FYI) on Android phones finally caught up to the iPhone this year. The Samsung Galaxy S7 , LG G5 , Moto Z , Xiaomi Mi 5 — just about every flagship Android smartphone released this year has a competent camera that takes photos you can proudly post on Facebook and Instagram without getting laughed away by snickering iPhoners. SEE ALSO: The search for the ultimate smartphone camera Some phones like the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 have rear cameras that take better shots than the iPhone in low light, autofocus faster and have wider lenses to fit more into a frame. [...]
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