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Comcast’s latest all-you-can-watch event includes Netflix

Comcast’s efforts to come to terms with Netflix just kicked up a notch. The cable giant is holding its fifth annual Xfinity Watchathon Week betw ...
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Museums use CT scans to take the mystery out of mummies

Most of us have a rather cinematic view of mummies: a bandaged body rising out of a sarcophagus, stumbling toward whoever just disturbed their slumber ...
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Chaos leads to stronger carbon fiber

Carbon fiber is widely used in aircraft and performance cars thanks to its light-yet-strong nature, but it’s still a fuzzy science. What’s ...
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‘Zelda’ fan creates an ocarina-controlled smart home

In the real world, an ocarina is a lot less functional than the magical one Link has in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. As Nintendo 64 lovers kn ...
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eBay takes on Amazon with guaranteed 3-day shipping

In an effort to deal with formidable rival Amazon, eBay has launched a new program giving shoppers guaranteed three-day shipping on 20 million product ...
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Neverware’s Chrome OS for old computers now includes Office 365

Neverware has made a name for itself with its CloudReady software, which essentially transforms any old PC or Mac into a Chromebook. But while that ...
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Instagram now lets you save your live videos to your phone

Instagram first revealed its take on livestreaming back in November and has continued to roll out the feature around the world in early 2017. Today, t ...
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Mysterious Apple device turns out to be a… badge reader

The frenzy to uncover pre-production Apple devices is not what it used to be, but folks still go to great lengths to find secret Cupertino info. That& ...
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YouTube responds to allegations it censored LGBTQ+ videos

YouTube has found itself accused of effectively censoring LGBTQ+ content, and its creators, thanks to its restricted mode. YouTuber Rowan Ellis discov ...
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Oh, hey, they have smart hairbrushes now

L’Oreal has been gently getting into the technology game, first by partnering with Dr. John Rogers on a skin-damage-tracking tattoo. Now the cos ...
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The internet knows how unattractive I am

Honestly, I’m fine with being unattractive, because owning your flaws is the best way to avoid becoming defined by them. But if the subject come ...
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Samsung unveils Bixby, its Siri competitor

It was only a matter of time until Samsung launched a full-fledged virtual assistant of its very own — “S Voice” just never quite cu ...
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Panasonic’s smart mirror finds your flaws, prints makeup to fix them

Panasonic has discovered a profitable new business in the last few years: beauty tech products. Facial moisturizing tech, hair dryers and very relaxin ...
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Researchers make concrete production carbon neutral

Concrete is not just the key to our built future, but a principal reason as to why we won’t live to see the utopia it creates. After all, produc ...
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Position tracking protects drone herds against hackers

Much ado has been made over flying drones in groups, but there hasn’t been much thought given to protecting autonomous drone groups against secu ...
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Qualcomm’s chips bring 4G connectivity to dumb phones

In an effort to differentiate its processor lineups (and annoy tech publications), Qualcomm recently renamed its chips as “Mobile Platforms̶ ...
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Anheuser-Busch’s Alexa skill lists workouts that burn off a beer

Amazon has been expanding its Alexa “skill” plugins to broaden its uses, from streaming NPR to voice-controlling your film and music libra ...
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HIV breakthrough may help scientists kill sleeping virus cells

AIDS patients must endure a lifetime of drugs because the virus conceals itself in the immune system and reactivates with a vengeance once the treatme ...
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The Morning After: Monday, March 20th 2017

Hey, good morning! Is there such a thing as a good Monday morning? Hopefully, you’ve managed to calibrate to the clock changes last week, as we ...
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Guess’ Android Wear smartwatch is classically styled

Guess, the fashion brand that’s perfect for annoying people when they ask what you’re wearing, is launching a new smartwatch. This time, h ...
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Tiny liquid battery cools chips while powering them

Scientists from IBM and ETH Zurich university have built a tiny “flow” battery that has the dual benefit of supplying power to chips and c ...
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SXSW’s gaming awards celebrate ‘Uncharted 4’ and indie hits

South by Southwest isn’t just about cool tech, movies and music… gaming is a big deal, too. The Austin festival has unveiled its fourth an ...
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AMD claims LG and Vizio are violating its graphics patents

AMD is one of the few remaining companies with a big stake in graphics hardware (it’s powering the PS4 and Xbox One in addition to PCs), and it& ...
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Saks Fifth Avenue left customer data exposed to the public

Sometimes, hackers don’t have to lift a finger to swipe valuable shopping data — it can be sitting right out in the open. BuzzFeed News ha ...
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Facebook may show off its hardware efforts in April

When Facebook launched its hardware-focused Building 8, it raised all kinds of questions: just what was it making in there, and when would you see the ...
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Uber president quits in response to controversies

Uber might be on the hunt for a second-in-command to keep its behavior in line, but that isn’t stopping one key executive from heading out the d ...
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Intel’s first hyper-fast 3D drive is meant for servers

At last, Intel is making a stand-alone drive based on its extremely fast 3D storage technology… although you’re probably not about to pick ...
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The best electric toothbrush

By Casey Johnston This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer’s guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sw ...
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‘Kerbal Space Program’ expansion has you making your own missions

Squad isn’t done adding to Kerbal Space Program just because the game’s protracted development is over… if anything, the studio is j ...
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Canada’s first spaceport could host launches in 2020

Canada will finally have its own spaceport courtesy of private space corporation Maritime Launch Services. The company plans to start building (PDF) t ...
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After Math: Potpurri

It’s been a bountiful week for tech news. Google developed an algorithm that can shrink jpeg files by 35 percent, Lyft settled a California laws ...
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Ben Heck’s Nintendo Switch teardown

Nintendo has a new console out, which means Ben, Karen and Felix are responding exactly as you’d expect them to: by tearing down the new Switch ...
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NASA signs up four research teams to study the Solar System

While NASA already has plenty of scientists, it still regularly works with research teams from various universities and non-profit orgs. It even creat ...