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India’s Jio is effectively giving away its 4G-enabled feature phone

The JioPhone will come with unlimited data for just ₹153 a month. Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani has unveiled the JioPhone, a feature phone with 4G and VoLTE connectivity that “reinvents the conventional feature phone.” The phone will be up for purchase from September, and you’ll need to pay a deposit of ₹1,500 ($25) to get your hands on a unit. Where things get interesting is that the deposit is fully refundable after three years, making it essentially free. The JioPhone will come bundled with apps like JioCinema, JioTV, and JioMusic,…

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Is the Nuclear Deal With Iran Slipping Away?

Robin Wright, The New YorkerZarif said that he does not rule out talks with the Trump Administration. U.S. and Iranian technical experts still meet on compliance; they will do so later this week, in Vienna. “We’re not opposed to the possibility of a meeting between us and Secretary Tillerson if it is necessary for the implementation of the nuclear deal,” Zarif told me. He later told a group of us, “If we succeed in seeing good faith on the part of the United States in the implementation of the nuclear…

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A Declutter Formula to Help You Throw Stuff Away Without Regret

In the average American home, there are over 300,000 items.[1] That’s true even though 1 in 10 Americans (and rising) rent offsite storage[4] and even though the size of the American house has tripled in the past 50 years.[2] Do some math too: the average American home ownership tenure is about 9-10 years, meaning people are accruing 30,000+ items each year to reach the 300,000 total above.[3] What is all this stuff, though? It can take many forms: loose change we’ve been hoarding, kids’ old toys, outfits that don’t fit…

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