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Windows 10 will push some updates over limited data plans

Windows 10’s Creators Update should generally be more considerate when delivering updates, but you might not be the biggest fan if you have limi ...
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LeEco is reportedly selling the site for its Silicon Valley HQ

Chinese tech giant LeEco might not get the chance to build the massive Silicon Valley HQ it wanted. According to Reuters, it’s selling the 49-ac ...
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Amazon can judge your daily outfit choices

Amazon has a new perk exclusively for Prime members. The latest version of the e-commerce titan’s app comes with a feature called “Outfit ...
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Chrome quietly received a big 3D graphics boost

Did you recently notice a boost to 3D web graphics while using Chrome? It’s not just you. Google has revealed that Chrome 56 and later releases ...
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Marine Corps guidelines now ban online sexual harassment

The US Marine Corps has already started to crack down on soldiers sharing nude photos of women soldiers through internet groups, but it now has a bett ...
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WikiLeaks won’t share CIA exploits unless companies meet terms

WikiLeaks offered to work with tech companies to patch the CIA’s leaked security exploits, but there has been a whole lot of silence ever since. ...
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Tesla kills its relatively affordable 60kWh Model S options

After April 16th, 2017, people will no longer be able to buy the most affordable Tesla cars available today. The automaker has decided to stop offerin ...
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‘Super Mario Run’ reaches Android on March 23rd

Android users won’t have to wait much longer to find out whether or not Super Mario Run has justified any of the hype. Nintendo has made good on ...
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Ethan Hawke shot most of his forthcoming biopic with DJI gear

Ethan Hawke’s forthcoming biopic, Blaze, sees the actor make the move from center stage to the director’s chair. The movie tells the story ...
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ICYMI: Tornado simulators and cranial cracking robo-surgeons

Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are leveraging 20,000-core supercomputers to model the inner workin ...
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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor If you can define a year before it’s halfway over, 2017 may well be the year of blurred lines. No, not the 2013 Robin Thi ...
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UberEats and Volvo think riders might want a backseat dinner

Tokyo might be known for its plethora of restaurants, but the beleaguered UberEats service and Volvo have put a brand new one in the backseat of a mov ...
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AccuWeather now lets you look at the forecast in virtual reality

Checking the weather report is usually a colorless, simple experience — a glance at an app to see the five day forecast or check the news for an ...
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Lily Drone team says it has no timeframe for issuing refunds

When Lily Robotics announced that its self-flying, follow-along camera drone wouldn’t be produced, it promised to refund $34 million in pre-orde ...
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NASA plans to make a telescope out of the Sun

As NASA astronomers peer further and further into space, they require ever larger and more powerful telescopes to do so. That’s why one team of ...
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Supercomputer simulation looks inside of 2011’s deadliest tornado

In may of 2011, a sequence of tornadoes roared across the midwestern United States. The incident became a focal point for scientists eager to learn wh ...
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Germany plans to squeeze hydroelectric power out of a coal mine

As coal energy falls out of favor in much of the world, one defunct mine in the heart of Germany’s coal country is preparing for a new life as a ...
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DARPA has laid the groundwork for thought-powered prosthetics

New research from the government’s mad science wing, DARPA, could make life an awful lot easier for people who use prosthetic limbs. You see, DA ...
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Focus is key to blending virtual objects with the real world

You might remember Avegant for its unusual take on the video headset. The Glyph looked like (and doubled up as) headphone cans but worked pretty well. ...
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Infrared light could someday deliver super-fast WiFi

WiFi has become essential to our everyday lives, which is why slow speeds piss us all off. Luckily, a PhD student in the Netherlands has come up with ...
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FBI apprehends troll for seizure-inducing Twitter attack

The perpetrator who tweeted a seizure-inducing image to a journalist has been apprehended by the FBI. In December a troll sent Vanity Fair and Newswee ...
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Owners of bricked G4 and V10 phones sue LG

It’s been years since LG’s G4 and V10 smartphones launched, but the people burned by a flaw that made those devices non-functional haven&# ...
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OK Google: Don’t put ads in the Google Assistant

Given how genuinely useful so many of Google’s products are, I sometimes forget that the company is, above all else, an advertising company. The ...
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LG sweetens its G6 deal with a free TV

LG wants you to take a look at its upcoming G6 smartphone so badly that it’s partnered with Sprint and Verizon to offer a fairly ridiculous deal ...
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FCC: Your cybersecurity isn’t our problem

The new FCC Chairman hasn’t wasted any time getting down to business. That is, the business of burning consumer privacy and security to the grou ...
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Apple paid Chance the Rapper $500,000 for a two-week exclusive

It’s tough for streaming music services to stand out. Cosmetic differences aside, all of them offer virtually the same thing. Each major platfor ...
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The internet picked a T. rex as one of the new ‘Monopoly’ tokens

Tasking the internet to pick something for you can go horribly awry. Just ask Boaty McBoatface. When board-game maker Hasbro asked for suggestions to ...
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Amazon nabs ‘Moonlight’ streaming exclusive

Competition between Amazon Prime Video and Netflix remains fierce. At the moment, both streaming platforms are doing whatever they can to gain an edge ...
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Germany to use voice recognition to identify refugee origins

Germany will soon use voice recognition tech to help figure out exactly where refugees came from, according to Die Welt. Though the number of asylum s ...
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The best powerline networking kit

By Nathan Edwards & Samara Lynn This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers ...
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EU orders Facebook and Google to prevent consumer scams

Social media platforms are still a wild, wild west of consumer fraud, with uncountable numbers of scams everywhere. The EU has ordered Facebook, Googl ...
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Uber’s self-driving car tests aren’t going as well as planned

Uber has lots of work to do to catch up with its rivals’ self-driving car technologies. According to the internal test reports Recode obtained, ...
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ABC News lets you watch multiple streams on your Apple TV

We live in an era where there’s so much breaking news, most of it terrible, that there’s simply not enough time for our brains to cope. AB ...