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People trust Amazon with their personal data more than other major tech companies (AMZN)

Being an active user of the internet means putting your personal data in other people’s hands. As Yahoo and many other tech companies can attest, it’s not uncommon for that dynamic to go wrong.

Given the diversity of data breaches that have occurred over the years, the general public has come to trust their info with some popular tech companies more than others, according to a recent survey by Morning Consult charted for us by Statista.


A San Francisco startup wants to fix childcare by helping educators start their own schools out of their homes

When Arrel Gray went looking for a daycare program for his young child, he was met with endless waitlists.

He quickly realized just how intense the demand for childcare was: In California, 75% of kids are unable to find a spot in a child care program. 

Gray's experience sparked the idea for


Elon Musk runs two huge companies by breaking his day into 5-minute slots

Elon Musk has a lot on his plate.

The tech entrepreneur now balances his time between his two companies, Tesla and SpaceX. His jam-packed schedule sees him darting back and forth between SpaceX's LA headquarters and Tesla's base in the Bay Area.

All in all, Musk puts in about 85 to 100 hours a week, according to The Independent. He also estimated to Y Combinator that he manages to dedicate about 80% of his time to engineering and design.

But how does he manage to get everything done?

Well, as Inc. reported, the CEO ignores most phone calls, abstains from getting stuck dealing with emails, and sleeps around six hours every night.


You can now get Spotify in the Windows Store (MSFT)

Spotify has finally come to the Windows Store. 

The music service's app became available through the marketplace on Tuesday, The Verge reported. If you're running Windows 10, you can now download the app straight from Microsoft's store, rather than having to get it from Spotify's website. 

The apps are the same, but the one available through Windows Store will now be updated through that marketplace. However, the Spotify app won't be able to run on the Xbox One or Windows Mobile, because it is not a Universal Windows app.


Sean Spicer faced on-camera questions for the first time in 8 days, and he won't say if Trump believes Russia interfered in the election

White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to comment on Tuesday on President Donald Trump's thoughts on Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a bizarre move considering the issue's prominence in the news cycle for months.

During his first on-camera press briefing in over a week, the press secretary did not answer a question about whether Trump believed the Russians interfered in the US election, saying he hadn't spoken with Trump about the topic.

"I have not sat down and talked with him about that specific thing," Spicer said. "Obviously we've been dealing with a lot of other issues today."

Asked about reports from 16 US intelligence agencies that determined the Russians indeed meddled in the US election, the press secretary emphasized he had not spoken with Trump about the topic.


The world's nicest Taco Bell is located on a beach in California and has a walk-up window

Taco Bell isn't a particularly glamorous place to eat.

But a store location in Pacifica, California, takes the fast-food chain to a new level. It sits on a beach, takes orders at a walk-up window, and has an oceanfront patio where guests can enjoy their Doritos Locos Tacos. In 2013, Thrillist dubbed it "the greatest Taco Bell in the world." 

We turned to Instagram to see why the Pacifica location beats all other Taco Bells.

Yo quiero Taco Bell — on the beach.

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This California location looks more like a beach bungalow than a fast-food restaurant. It sits on Pacifica State Beach, which is about a half-hour drive from downtown San Francisco.

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Amazon just fixed a major problem that customers hated (AMZN)

Amazon, with its new Prime Wardrobe program, has made it much easier to send unwanted clothing back to the retail giant.

The program allows Prime users to pick out several items of clothing to be sent, free of charge, in a special box that is designed to be resealable. A free UPS label is included, and customers are only charged for the clothing they keep.

Returns are a big part of online shopping. Nearly half — 48% — of customers surveyed by retail data firm Nazar say they returned an online purchase in the last year. 

Clothing sold by Amazon already comes with free shipping both ways, a notable concession from the company that clothing cannot be sold like other items online.


UBS: 10 things the iPhone of the future will be able to do thanks to augmented reality (AAPL)

Apple is working hard to bring augmented reality to the masses.

At WWDC earlier this year, the company introduced ARKit, software to allow developers to integrate augmented reality into their apps.

Because the technology is just in its beginning stages, it's hard to say what AR will look like in five or ten years, at Apple or elsewhere. But, with ARKit, developers won't have to develop their own underlying AR technology, which will likely speed up progress in the field.


Amazon just got one step closer to crushing America's biggest clothing stores (M, AMZN)

Amazon just got one step closer to dominating department stores in clothing sales.

The ecommerce giant launched a new service called Prime Wardrobe on Tuesday that lets customers try on clothing before buying it.

Customers can order multiple items and then decide whether they want to keep any of the clothing or send it back.

If shoppers keep at least three items, they get 10% off their total purchase. Keeping five items will give them 20% off their purchase. Shipping is free both ways, and customers can leave returns by their front doors instead of visiting a postal office.

The program resembles other popular "box" services like Stitch Fix and Nordstrom-owned Trunk Club.

Prime Wardrobe is the latest in a string of new investments by Amazon into the apparel industry this year, including the recent launch of 


You need to check out the new OnePlus 5 before buying any other Android smartphone

The new OnePlus 5 is here — and it's mighty impressive.

In fact, you should get a good, hard look at the OnePlus 5 before buying any other Android smartphone for two reasons: It's an excellent premium smartphone, and it's cheaper than other premium smartphones from big companies like Apple, Samsung, and LG. 

The OnePlus 5 starts at $479 for the base model, which is $165 less than the base iPhone 7, and $240 less than the base Galaxy S8.

With the OnePlus 5's cheaper price tag comes fewer features than the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8, but the OnePlus 5 helped me realize that most of those extra features are superfluous and don't necessarily contribute to a phone's appeal.

The OnePlus 5 is available to pre-order on Tuesday, and will be available to buy on June 27.

Check out the new OnePlus 5:

The OnePlus 5 is a beautiful, if somewhat plain, smartphone.