Top Social Trends in Technology Yesterday

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The Verge 4 days

Target is playing a dangerous game by turning shopping carts into Mario Karts

In this week’s edition of "How could this possibly go wrong", Target announced today that more than 650 stores across the country will get a Mario Kart makeover in honor of the launch of Mario Kart...
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The Verge 5 days

Watch this all-electric "flying car" take its first test flight in Germany

Flying cars, that perennial dream for futurists that always seem to be at least five years away, may be a little closer to reality than we realize. A lot of prototypes have been showcased recently,...
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The Verge 3 days

Deadpool 2 will hit theaters in June 2018

Deadpool 2 will officially be a summer blockbuster. The Hollywood Reporter reports that 20th Century Fox has scheduled the David Leitch film for June 1st, 2018. It’s also announced release dates...
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CNET 6 days

Facebook's new Surround 360 cameras will get you moving - CNET

The social networking giant's professional camera setup, Surround 360, has new tricks it says will make virtual reality feel much more... well, real.
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The Verge 3 days

There’s an anti-dog label inside the Galaxy S8 — here’s what it means

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is starting to arrive in customers’ hands, we’re also starting to see tons of durability tests and teardown videos on YouTube. Some viewers might notice from a few...
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The Verge 6 days

Nintendo is reportedly planning to launch a miniature SNES before Christmas

As a follow-up to the wildly-popular miniature NES, Nintendo is reportedly planning to launch a miniature SNES before the end of the year. A report from Eurogamer citing "sources close to the...
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CNET 3 days

American Airlines video shows flight attendant losing it - CNET

A clip posted to Facebook shows a member of the flight crew, who allegedly mistreated a female passenger, going all aggro with a man who called him out.
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The Verge 5 days

Mastercard’s new credit card has a built-in fingerprint scanner

The rise of mobile payments has made buying things with your fingerprint commonplace, so why not put that technology in a credit card? Mastercard thinks it’s worth a shot, and has built a credit...
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The Verge 4 days

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is about to plunge between Saturn and its rings — before spiraling into the planet

For the last 13 years, a NASA spacecraft the size of a school bus has been whirling around Saturn, collecting data and snapping mesmerizing images of the ringed planet and its icy moons. That...
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The Verge 7 days

Sony’s PS4 Slim now comes with a 1TB hard drive for the same price

Double the storage, still $300.
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The Verge 3 days

Avatar’s long-delayed sequels will begin hitting theaters in 2020

After years of delays, James Cameron’s ever-growing series of sequels to 2009’s science fiction film Avatar finally have release dates. This morning, the franchise’s official Facebook page a...
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CNET 3 days

Don't be blue: Four 'Avatar' sequels now have release dates - CNET

But don't book a ticket for Pandora yet -- the next one isn't until close to Christmas of 2020.
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CNET 4 days

Bill Gates: My kids didn't have cell phones till they were 14 - CNET

Commentary: In an interview, the Microsoft co-founder says phones still aren't allowed at the dinner table.
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The Verge 6 days

Yep, that sure is a full keyboard Moto Z mod

We didn’t believe in the Keyboard Moto Mod that gives your Moto Z a full QWERTY keyboard when we first saw it on Indiegogo. We’re skeptical people, you see, and all we had were renders. But now,...
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CNET 5 days

Apple vows to end mining and use only recycled materials - CNET

The company cites concern for the planet's future as the chief motivation for the shift.
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VentureBeat 7 days

New password guidelines say everything we thought about passwords is wrong | VentureBeat | Security | by Slava Gomzin

When I recently discovered a draft of new guidelines for password management from NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), I was amazed about the number of very progressive changes they proposed.
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Mashable Tech 3 days

How to turn on 'Undo Send' in Gmail

Did you know that you can take back emails?
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The Verge 6 days

Sony's new A9 camera is a full-frame mirrorless with ludicrous speed

It’s Sony’s most advance professional camera ever.
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CNET 4 days

I want a Galaxy S8, but it doesn't have iPhone's iMessage - CNET

Commentary: One of the most important Apple features that keeps me from buying a Samsung Galaxy S8 is blue.
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The Verge 3 days

The 7 most interesting cars at the Shanghai auto show

Auto show season marches on. The end of the New York International Auto Show signals the beginning of Auto Shanghai 2017, and this year there was no shortage of gorgeous cars with interesting...
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The Verge 6 days

You'll know Apple blew it when it makes a fingerprint dongle

By now you've probably read that Apple's next flagship iPhone might be running a bit behind the company's usual release schedule. The culprit seems to be a fingerprint sensor of Apple’s own design,...
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VentureBeat 5 days

Gladly raises $36 million to simplify customer service across calls, social media, and emails | VentureBeat | Enterprise | by Bérénice Magistretti

Gladly, which provides software to help businesses deliver better customer service, announced today funding of $36 million, led by GGV Capital. Companies use Gladly to interact with their customers across voice, email, SMS, chat, and social media.
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CNET 3 days

Weekend Streaming: 'Bill Nye Saves the World' ready for binge watching - CNET

Everyone's favorite science guy is back with a new talk show on Netflix.
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The Verge 6 days

Sennheiser made a GoPro microphone that captures the sweet sound of your worst wipeouts

The Sennheiser MKE2 is an action microphone made specifically for (and with help from) GoPro. Initially teased all the way back in September of 2016, the $199 MKE2 will finally hit store shelves...
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The Verge 6 days

Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ10 is a hybrid digital/film instant camera

Fujifilm’s Instax series of instant cameras is super popular, having sold more than 25 million units around the world, and the company just announced the biggest shakeup to the line yet: Instax...
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The Verge 5 days

Juicero offering refunds to all customers after people realize $400 juicer is totally unnecessary

Juicero is offering all of its customers the option to return their juicer for a full refund within the next 30 days, even if they bought it as far back as when the product launched a year ago. The...
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Don’t judge this yacht by its exterior — the inside rivals a luxury home

While the Ocean Emerald may not look like a typical superyacht at first, its design provides ample open, luxurious space.
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CNET 4 days

Why I might trade my iPhone for a Galaxy S8 - CNET

Commentary: Every time a new Samsung Galaxy comes out, I think about making the switch -- and this year it's more tempting than ever.
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The Verge 5 days

Intel's next-generation SSD technology is finally ready and it's really, really fast

Intel and Micron Technology have been working on a new-generation memory technology since about 2012. It's called 3D XPoint (not to be confused with 3D NAND), and it's absurdly fast. A good way to...
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techradar 5 days

The 5 best Linux laptops of 2017 | TechRadar

Ditch your Windows and dump your Mac – it’s time to explore another operating system.
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CNET 3 days

Sigourney Weaver goes full Ripley in 'Alien' spoof - CNET

In space, no one can hear you laugh, and a dot-matrix printer can be as painful as a facehugger.
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Missed out on the NES Classic? Don’t worry, building one is easier than you think

Nintendo may be discontinuing the NES Classic, but that doesn’t mean you must give up on playing classic Nintendo games. Crafting your own is as easy as picking a few parts off Amazon and formatting a memory card.
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VentureBeat 4 days

14 AI startups will compete for $1.5 million from Nvidia | VentureBeat | AI | by Dean Takahashi

Artificial intelligence is hot, and you can tell that because both giant companies and tiny startups are excited about it. Nvidia, which had $6.9 billion in revenues last year, is in touch with more than 2,000 AI startups around the world. And this week, the graphics chip maker and AI company took a step in figuring out which ones are the best.
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The Verge 5 days

The H-1B visa system has been broken for decades. Now workers want Trump to fix it

The H-1B visa system has been broken for decades. Now workers want Trump to fix it
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Mashable Tech 4 days

Bill Gates has some surprising technology restrictions for his kids

Bill Gates did not allow his children to have their first cell phones until they were 14-years-old - shockingly four years later than average age.
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The Verge 5 days

Plastc swiped $9 million from backers and just completely vanished

Plastc launched in 2014 with the promise of shipping a single card that could digitally hold 20 credit or debit cards that a user could switch between. The company raised more than $9 million...
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The Verge 5 days

Uber employees spray-painted a wall with the word "Undelete"

Uber’s official response to mounting public backlash over these past few months has been relatively assured. CEO Travis Kalanick has pledged to fix his company’s "toxic" culture through independent...
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The Verge 3 days

14 sci-fi books about climate change's worst case scenarios

Today is Earth Day, an occasion used to highlight environmental awareness and the state of our planet’s health. Climate change has become a major focus in recent decades, and while 120 nations...
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CNET 3 days

You don't have to be a 'Genius' to like Albert Einstein drama - CNET

Ron Howard directs Geoffrey Rush in "Genius", National Geographic's smart, entertaining drama unraveling the passions and politics that shaped Albert Einstein.
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Mashable Tech 4 days

Elon Musk's masterplan for humanity's future is beyond your wildest sci-fi dreams

Elon Musk is about to become a CEO of a company called Neuralink, which aims to merge the human brain with a computer.
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Mashable Tech 4 days

Samsung Galaxy S8 is now available in the U.S.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now available for purchase in four markets: the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and South Korea.
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Mashable Tech 6 days

Stunning drone footage captures rare video of blue whales feeding

A group of scientists at the university recently captured rare footage of blue whales feeding in the Southern Ocean off New Zealand via drone.
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The Verge 3 days

Five new things you can do with Google Earth

Earlier this week, Google unveiled a new version of Google Earth, an app that was considered amazing when it launched in 2001 but hadn’t really evolved in the same way that Google’s other...
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The Verge 4 days

The X-Files is coming back for an 11th season

Fox today confirmed that The X-Files is coming back for a limited 11th season starring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Agents Mulder and Sculley. The series will be executive produced by...
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The Verge 4 days

Samsung will use Google Play Music as the default music app on its devices

Galaxy S8 buyers get a free three-month trial of Google’s streaming music service.
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The Verge 3 days

These are some of the cutest cases for your Samsung Galaxy S8

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are gorgeous phones, so it’s a shame that you’re probably going to want to use a case to keep your expensive device intact. Imagine that massive display with a...
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The Verge 5 days

Shopify is making its own cleverly designed credit card reader

Shopify supplies software for companies for both online stores and retail locations, and today its making the jump over to hardware with a new card reader that it designed itself, via TechCrunch. W...
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