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Earth’s newest cloud is terrifying

The asperitas is the first addition to the International Cloud Atlas in half a century
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Facebook Messenger Finally Makes Group Chat Not a Total Hassle

Yet another way of making Messenger the only messaging app you need.
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Elon Musk shares video of near-final Model 3, but says he won’t drive one

Tesla CEO Elon Musk today shared the first video of what he calls a "release candidate" version of Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 electric car. We’ve seen Model 3 prototypes before, and this five-second...
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Apple patents a way to transform your iPhone or iPad into a MacBook

This is really wild.
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We now have video of someone typing on the Galaxy S8

The debut of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is less than a week away, but the leaks keep coming. Today a video surfaced online that shows the actual keyboard interface of the device and someone typing on it. S...
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The Green Ranger is coming to the Power Ranger sequels

With the Power Rangers reboot now in theaters, Saban finally saw its chance to tease one of the most beloved Rangers ever: the Green Ranger. Thanks to a tweet published last night, fans can now...
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Apple imagines turning an iPhone or iPad into a touchscreen MacBook

Apple’s first experiment with touchscreens on Macs produced the Touch Bar recently, but the iPhone maker might be considering something a lot more ambitious in the future. Apple Insider has...
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Spider-Man is a huge dork in this poster and I love it

Spider-Man: Homecoming is due out this summer, and I’m pretty excited. Tom Holland proved himself to be an incredibly solid Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, and even though it’s the...
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The full trailer for Hulu's Handmaid's Tale shows the rise of Margaret Atwood's dystopia

The first couple of short teaser trailers for Hulu’s upcoming series The Handmaid’s Tale have given us tantalizing glimpses of the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel. A new,...
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US Senate votes to let internet providers share your web browsing history without permission

The US Senate has voted to overturn consumer-friendly internet privacy rules that would have prevented internet providers from sharing your web browsing history without permission. The privacy...
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Movado's Android Wear watch looks exactly how you'd expect a Movado smartwatch to look

Movado is another luxury mechanical watchmaker looking to get into the smartwatch game, and it just revealed its new Android Wear 2.0 watch, the Movado Connect, at the Baselworld 2017 watch show. A...
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5 reasons Brett Ratner’s Rotten Tomatoes complaints are garbage

In 2017, Hollywood is struggling with declining ticket sales, increased competition from other media, botched international co-productions, and the threat of cultural irrelevance. But Brett Ratner...
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6 problems that make Iron Fist so frustrating

Marvel’s Iron Fist premiered on Netflix on March 17th, giving fans the chance to finally join the conversation critics have already been having for weeks. A weekend of binge-watching later, the...
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Tech Bigwigs Know How Addictive Their Products Are. Why Don’t the Rest of Us?

The world’s greatest technocrats follow the cardinal rule of drug dealing: never get high on your own supply.
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People won't stop watching Adam Sandler movies, so Netflix won't stop making them

Netflix just announced its plan to fund and produce four more Adam Sandler movies, Variety reports. This is good news for the apparently large number of Adam Sandler fans still out there, who have...
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Clippy looms over Manhattan in this building design proposal

‘It looks like you’re designing an eyesore’
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Analyst says Tesla Model 3 is 10 times safer than your average car

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas told clients the Tesla Model 3 will have a competitive edge because of its "superhuman assist" features.
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Oh man this leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 video is a game-changer. A goddamn game-changer.

Nine beautiful seconds for only *true fans*
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Mashable Tech 3 days

Detecting skin cancer with computer vision

How IBM's supercomputer, Watson, is learning how to recognize irregularities in your skin
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Volvo put a Seattle coffee shop in the back of an XC90

In Sweden, Fika is one of the first words that foreigners learn when visiting the country. It’s sort of like a coffee break or afternoon tea in England, but with much greater social connotations....
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Google is killing Gchat for good and replacing it with Hangouts

Google Talk — affectionally known as "Gchat" — is finally getting replaced for good. Google actually released Hangouts back in 2013 as a more feature-filled chat service take the place of Talk in...
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Lego’s new Star Wars Rebel Snowspeeder is a work of beauty

Lego has been churning out Star Wars sets for almost two decades now, and they keep getting better. This week, the company announced a new version of the Rebel Snowspeeder seen in The Empire...
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4-year-old gets Siri to help save mom's life - CNET

Commentary: A UK child unlocks his unconscious mother's iPhone by pressing her thumb to the home button and asking Siri to call for help.
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How Industrial Light & Magic built a better Kong for Skull Island

Throughout the history of cinema, few monsters have remained as iconic as King Kong. Originally debuting in a 1933 film, the massive primate has been re-created multiple times using a variety of...
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YouTube is facing a full-scale advertising boycott over hate speech

More companies are pulling advertising from YouTube over Google’s inability to ensure ads won’t appear next to hateful and offensive content. The Wall Street Journal reports that YouTube videos...
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Elon Musk hints that the Tesla Model 3 will have more range than the Chevy Bolt

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted on Twitter today that the upcoming Model 3 electric car — which Musk said last year would get at least 215 miles of range — will have a greater range than its closest...
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The wagon is back: I’m spending a month with the Volvo V90 Cross Country

When I was little, my father drove a gold-colored Volvo 245 Turbo wagon. It had a cavernous cargo area that was regularly used to haul arcade video games, and to my four-year-old ears, the turbo...
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Adobe Summit 2017: Bad habits in marketing that need to end immediately

Trends and habits that are on the way out.
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Android O, Google’s Next OS, Is Coming to Save Your Phone’s Battery

Google just provided the first peek at the new Android that arrives later this year.
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This pretty e-paper smart calendar is everything I want in a gadget

A designer named Kosho Tsuboi has conceived a beautiful gadget idea. His product, the Magic Calendar, is an e-paper calendar that syncs with a smartphone to display your schedule. The project is...
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Life is a creepy but much too familiar cover of Alien

One of the great gifts Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror classic Alien brought to the world was a space monster that felt like it had a little science behind it. It’s standard for the creatures in...
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FedEx will give you $5 to reinstall Flash

The world’s most hated plug-in is clinging on thanks to a generous $5 discount offer from FedEx, which apparently desperately needs customers to reenable Adobe Flash to be able to print things from...
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Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st

One of Amazon’s biggest early advantages over brick-and-mortar retailers will disappear for good next month. The company will on April 1st start collecting sales in the states of Hawaii, Idaho,...
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Disney is looking at creating ‘another decade and a half of Star Wars stories’ after Episode IX

At the Scale: The Future of Tech and Entertainment conference in Santa Monica, California, Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke on a variety of topics, from his tenure at Disney, the next installments of the S...
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FedEx will pay you $5 to use Adobe Flash on your browser - CNET

No, seriously. It's gotten so bad that FedEx feels it has to pay you to use Flash, a technology derided as being outdated and unsafe.
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Ice-spraying balloons are the latest climate idea because we are running out of climate ideas

The idea of using technology to directly cool Earth’s climate — most often called geoengineering — has always been equal parts bold and crazy. But it’s getting slightly more plausible every day. At...
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Elon Musk teases 'Model Y,' says it's coming in a few years

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to tease a "Model Y" electric car that'll come "in a few years" because it "kinda has to."
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Gorillaz return with an album date, a video, and creepy CGI portraits

Nearly a year has passed since the hype cycle began for the next Gorillaz album. Today, the record finally has a name and a release date. Humanz, the band’s third full-length album, will be...
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Bumblebees make US endangered-species list for first time - CNET

In buzzworthy news, the US Fish and Wildlife Service now protects the rusty patched bumblebee.
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We tried to post fake news on Facebook, this is what happened

Facebook has rolled out its new tool to tackle fake news. The feature will warn users in a number of ways when a story has been disputed.
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Top 45 best free games you should play in 2017 | TechRadar

We've put together a list of the best free PC games you should play right now.
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Samsung isn’t giving up on curved TVs, will release at least 22 more models worldwide

According to a report from ET News, Samsung is planning to release 22 more curved TV sets to global markets. This comes as a surprise considering that both Sony and LG gave up on curved televisions...
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Watch Amazon’s Prime Air drone make its first demo delivery in the US

Amazon has been testing its Prime Air delivery drones for years now, but this week made its first public demo of the system in the US. A Prime Air drone dropped off some bottles of sunscreen for...
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Watch the first trailer for Netflix’s live-action Death Note movie

A live-action version of Death Note is coming to Netflix later this year, and we’ve just gotten the first teaser trailer. Here, Light Turner (The Fault In Our Stars’ Nat Wolff) finds the titular...
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You can order the (RED) iPhone and $329 iPad today at 11:01 a.m. eastern time

Apple's new PRODUCT(RED) iPhone and $329 iPad tablet will become available for order on Friday.
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Treasury secretary ‘not at all’ worried about robots taking jobs

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he’s "not at all" worried about robots displacing American workers, and his definition of artificial intelligence comes from Star Wars. In an interview today...
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Discovery could reverse aging and help us live on Mars - CNET

The breakthrough, which relates to how our cells repair damaged DNA, could lead to an antiaging pill. After successful treatments in mice, humans are next.
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