Top Social Trends in Technology Yesterday

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DC security robot quits job by drowning itself in a fountain

I’m sorry to inform you that perhaps some robots are taking this whole "be more human" thing a bit too far. I’ve seen people make jokes about jumping into a river or out of a window when they feel...
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Winnie the Pooh is now banned in China for resembling President Xi Jinping

Both are cuddly and rotund
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How D&D Beyond brings Gary Gygax’s role-playing game into the digital age

The product launches on August 15th
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This super-stretchy wearable feels like a second skin and can record data

We’re a little closer to getting rid of bulky health sensors now that scientists have created a super-thin wearable that can record data through skin. That would make this wearable, which looks...
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Atari’s new Ataribox console will be like an NES Classic

Atari started teasing its Ataribox at E3 this year, promising a "brand new Atari product." While we saw a 20-second YouTube teaser that hinted the Ataribox would be housed in wood like the 2600,...
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Watch the first trailer for The Disaster Artist, the movie about The Room

James Franco does his best Tommy Wiseau impersonation in the first trailer for The Room.
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Google launches Hire, a recruitment app that integrates with Gmail and other G Suite services | VentureBeat | Apps | by Paul Sawers

Google is today lifting the lid on a new app designed to help small and medium-sized businesses find and recruit employees more effectively.
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This is the best 3-minute startup pitch you'll ever see | VentureBeat | Entrepreneur | by Emil Protalinski

The video doesn’t even do it justice. I wish you could have seen it in person. A recording can’t quite capture what everyone in the room felt: The need to pay attention for three minutes straight.
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The best OnePlus product this year is the Travel Backpack

A month ago, OnePlus launched its best product of 2017, but it wasn’t the hotly anticipated OnePlus 5 smartphone. I reviewed that phone and found it a mixed bag, however it was the actual bag that...
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Google publicly launches Hire, a job applicant management tool

Following its job hunting initiative announced back at Google I/O, the company today released a new tool to help small to mid-sized businesses recruit talent. Aptly called Hire, the service builds...
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Mashable Tech 3 days

The iPhone 9 could be Samsung's best phone yet

Apple has reportedly tapped Samsung to produce the chipset for the "iPhone 9" scheduled for 2018.
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The Verge 3 days

Prehistoric fossils suggest modern dogs evolved from a single population of wolves

The dogs of ancient Europe probably looked a lot like the mutts roaming Europe today, new DNA discoveries from dog fossils suggest. In the ongoing debate over how many times dogs were domesticated...
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The Verge 3 days

Amazon’s prepackaged Meal Kits are reportedly already on sale

Earlier this week, rumors were swirling that Amazon was preparing a new meal kit service, similar to those offered by companies like Blue Apron or Plated, with a trademark filed on July 6th. Turns...
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Missing couple discovered 75 years later in a melting Swiss glacier

Seventy-five years ago, a Swiss couple disappeared in the Alps after going to feed their cows. Their bodies were recently found in a melting glacier, "perfectly preserved" in World War II clothing,...
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Google Glass is back from the dead

Google Glass, the smart heads-up display and camera that was supposed to become everyone’s next portable computer, isn’t dead. It’s gotten a job — multiple jobs, in fact. The second iteration of...
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Jodie Whittaker is Doctor Who’s Thirteenth Doctor

The BBC has just announced that Jodie Whittaker will be the latest actor to take on the role of The Doctor on Doctor Who as the Thirteenth Doctor. Whittaker will replace the current Doctor (the...
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The Verge 4 days

Elon Musk says we need to regulate AI before it becomes a danger to humanity

Elon Musk’s thoughts on artificial intelligence are pretty well known at this point. He famously compared work on AI to "summoning the demon," and has warned time and time again that the technology...
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The Verge 4 days

Japan’s space camera drone on the ISS is a floating ball of cuteness

It can be controlled from Earth
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3 reasons cryptocurrency prices are in free fall | VentureBeat | Business | by Anupam Varshney, Bitcoinprice.com

Whether it be Bitcoin or Ethereum, every cryptocurrency has suffered massive losses over the past several days. Prices have dropped to as low as 64 percent, bringing the entire cryptocurrency market cap down to $70 billion from $110 billion.
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The Verge 4 days

Facebook’s most-used emoji accurately sum up the platform: hearts and tears

Today is the very real holiday known as World Emoji Day, which means tech luminaries and companies alike are busy celebrating the diminutive, textable icons. Over at Facebook, co-founder Mark...
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The Verge 3 days

Fender's new Bluetooth speakers look just like mini guitar amps

The Fender name is legendary in the world of music for its guitars and amplifiers. But now the company is setting its sights on a new chunk of the music industry — Bluetooth speakers. The company...
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The Verge 4 days

Astronomers don't know what's causing these weird radio waves from a nearby star

Bizarre radio signals seem to be coming from a small red star about 11 light-years from Earth, and astronomers aren’t exactly sure what’s causing them. The signals were first picked up in May by...
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The Verge 3 days

WhatsApp messages are being blocked in China

WeChat might benefit from this
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The Verge 3 days

Bluetooth is getting a big upgrade to make it better for smart homes

There’s a long-running fight between wireless standards to be the one and only to connect all the smart devices in your home. And with an upgrade today, Bluetooth is making a good case for itself. B...
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The Verge 4 days

Apple shows off some of the new emoji coming to iOS and macOS later this year

Do you use Apple products? Do you like emoji? Do you want more emoji? If you answered yes to those questions, then good news: Apple announced today that it’ll be adding new emoji to its iOS, macOS,...
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The Verge 3 days

The new trailer for Professor Marston and the Wonder Women explores kink and comics

With Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman now in theaters and breaking box office records, a movie about her origin is coming up quickly on its heels. In the official trailer for Professor Marston and the...
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Mashable Tech 3 days

It only took hackers 3 minutes to steal $7 million worth of Ether

The CoinDash ICO ended early after hackers managed to redirect $7 million worth of Ether to their own wallet.
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Disney wants to build a Westworld for Star Wars fans

This weekend at its D23 Expo, Disney offered several new details about its themed expansion land Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. But it was a much briefer announcement, confirming rumors that the company...
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This app will correct your grammar and spelling as you go

This app cooperates with all your devices, so you can be sure that any messages you send have proper phrasing and impeccable grammar.
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The Verge 3 days

How Artsy finally convinced galleries to sell art online

How Artsy finally convinced galleries to sell fine art online
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Mashable Tech 4 days

A security robot just drowned itself, so score one for mankind

The Knightscope-brand robot ran into trouble in the Washington Harbour shopping mall.
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I haven't owned a game console in 30 years, but I want the Ataribox

Atari revealed the first photos of the Ataribox, the new game console inspired by the '80s-era Atari 2600.
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Disney offers a first look at Star Wars land

14 acres of nerd heaven
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One of the greatest science fiction magazines is now available for free online

If you like classic science fiction, one of the genre’s best magazines can now be found online for free. Archive.org is now home to a collection of Galaxy Science Fiction, which published some of...
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The Verge 3 days

Why is Comcast using self-driving cars to justify abolishing net neutrality?

Yesterday, Comcast filed its comments in favor of the FCC’s plan to eliminate the 2015 net neutrality rules. While much of the document was devoted to arguments we’ve heard before — Comcast...
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The Verge 3 days

Jide’s Remix OS, a desktop fork of Android, is being killed off

It was a fun ride while it lasted, Jide. The company that promised the ultimate desktop fork of Android — complete with floating windows, mouse and keyboard support, a start bar surrogate, file...
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Snap’s Spectacles are now available directly from Amazon

Remember when people waited in long lines for these camera glasses?
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Snapchat adds multi-snap recording and Photoshop-style editing features

Snap today announced a pair of new Snapchat features that should make recording and editing new footage a bit easier. The first feature, called multi-snap recording, will let you record up to six...
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Mashable Tech 4 days

New Apple emoji include headscarf woman, breastfeeding mom, zombie, and more

Apple will add new emoji later this year after iOS 11 debuts, including headscarf woman, breastfeeding mom, zombie, and more.
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The Verge 3 days

The Mira Prism turns your iPhone into an augmented reality headset for $99

When I first put on the Mira Prism augmented reality headset, I was skeptical. AR is a proven concept in fields like surgery and mechanics, but nobody’s made a good pair of glasses for everyday...
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Nokia 8 revealed in leaked images with dual-camera Zeiss optics

HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones, revealed its Zeiss partnership earlier this month. HMD is now bringing back the Zeiss branding on Nokia-branded...
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Mashable Tech 3 days

8 Summer Gadgets That Don't Suck

Because yes, the beach can be improved upon.
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Mashable Tech 3 days

She strapped 102 iPhones to her body and, surprise, was caught by customs

Over 100 iPhones worth tens of thousands of dollars were discovered on a smuggler trying to get into China.
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The Verge 4 days

16 million people watched Game of Thrones last night, making it the show’s most watched episode

The premiere of Game of Thrones’ seventh season set a series record of 10.1 million viewers tuning in to the live broadcast. Despite being off the air for three months longer than the usual...
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Watch the season 4 Game of Thrones scene that explains the Hound’s actions in the season premiere

Watching this old scene makes the minor mysteries much clearer
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Mashable Tech 3 days

This 'temporary tattoo' could totally change health care

Scientists developed a stretchable electronic sensor that looks like a temporary tattoo.
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The Verge 4 days

New postage stamps celebrate Disney villains

Walt Disney Studios’ artists are being celebrated with a new stamp sheet of ten Disney villains from the United States Postal Service. The announcement was made over the weekend at the D23 expo in...
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Mashable Tech 3 days

The Navy's silent drone destroyer is this ridiculously powerful laser

The U.S. Navy is testing a massive laser to take down enemies.
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Mashable Tech 3 days

This is Nokia's new flagship phone

Behold, the Nokia 8.
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This waterproof wide-angle action cam is the perfect $40 GoPro alternative

The HD Wide Angle Waterproof Action Cam lets you shoot 12 megapixel photos and 1080p videos.
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