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2017 Honda Civic Type R captures Nurburgring lap record - Roadshow

Say hello to the fastest front-wheel-drive car around The Green Hell.
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An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next

Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their...
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This building uses emoji cast in concrete as modern gargoyles

Emoji are going to be some of the most recognizable icons of the 21st century, says architect Changiz Tehrani, which is why he decided to cast 22 of them in concrete and use them as decoration for...
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The Ford Mustang is the best-selling sports car in the world

The Ford Mustang is now the world’s best selling sports car, according to a Ford analysis of IHS Markit data. The company has long sold the Mustang in the United States, but has recently pushed an...
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This is the first footage of Larry Page’s ‘flying car’

Kitty Hawk, one of the two "flying car" companies being backed by Google founder Larry Page, has published the first video of its prototype aircraft. The company describes the Kitty Hawk Flyer as...
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LSD microdoses make people feel sharper, and scientists want to know how

What we do — and mostly don’t — know about tiny doses of hallucinogens
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Here’s how to use the CIA’s "Weeping Angel" Smart TV hack

In March, WikiLeaks published documents revealing a CIA tool for breaking into Samsung Smart TVs, dubbed "Weeping Angel" — and this weekend, we got the full user manual. This page, published by...
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Watch the first full trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle

A week after we got an achingly short glimpse of Kingsman: The Golden Circle — the sequel to 2015 spy comedy success Kingsman: The Secret Service — we’ve now been blessed with a full trailer. The...
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My two-month ride with Peloton, the cultish, Internet-connected fitness bike

The future of exercise, or another fitness fad?
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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has a story, and it’s as absurd as you’d guess

The new trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite reveals a first for the crossover fighting game series: an animated story that explains why the superheroes and street fighters want to pulverize one...
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Wish you could fish 24/7? This boat doubles as a floating home — just add a tent

Who says your hobby can't be your home? Certainly not Raptor Boats, the Dutch company behind the Raptor XL Platform
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Waymo’s self-driving minivans are now offering rides to real people in Arizona

Starting today, residents of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area can sign up to go for a ride in a self-driving minivan. As often as they want. For free. Waymo, the self-driving car startup spun...
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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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This is Google Jump’s next-generation VR camera rig

Chinese company Yi Technology has made a name for itself in the last two years by releasing some surprisingly capable GoPro competitors. Now the Xiaomi-backed Yi is expanding into the world of VR...
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Wikipedia founder is taking on fake news with a crowdfunded online newspaper

The co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, is launching a new online publication that aims to combat fake news. The project is called Wikitribune, and will bring together professional journalists...
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HBO’s Silicon Valley premiere tackles the tech industry’s biggest problem

Silicon Valley is Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s biting comedy about the American tech industry, now in its fourth season. Every week, we’ll be taking one idea, scene, or joke and explain how it ties...
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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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Nintendo’s NES Classic will be available at Best Buy stores tomorrow morning

This is probably your last chance to get one from Best Buy — or anywhere else.
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MTV’s Catfish wants to introduce people to their internet trolls in real life

Hey, hey, break it up, take it offline
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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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In this lively doc about Earth’s first interstellar spacecraft, the scientists matter more than the science

A retrospective of the still-ongoing Voyager missions brings humor and humanity to a 40-year project
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Apple is redesigning its biggest stores for the first time in 15 years

Apple is about to change the look of its top stores for the first time in 15 years. The company is adding conference and meeting rooms, new video screens, and living trees to its 100 biggest...
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Uber is getting serious about building real, honest-to-god flying taxis

When Uber first announced its crazy-sounding plan to explore "on-demand urban aviation" — essentially a network of flying taxis that could be hailed via a smartphone app and flown from rooftop to...
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Apple has reportedly hired AR and VR expert Jeff Norris from NASA

Apple has hired NASA augmented and virtual reality expert Jeff Norris, Bloomberg reports, to build AR and VR projects for the company. Norris apparently joined Apple’s augmented reality team...
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Astronauts teach Trump about the space bill he already signed

This morning, President Donald Trump placed a long-distance call to NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer, who are both currently on board the International Space Station. The point of the...
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Verizon launches Fios Gigabit internet for $70 a month - CNET

The broadband provider promises ultra-fast uploads and downloads starting at $70 per month.
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How dog DNA could be used to improve the health of our pets — and us

Hundreds of different dog breeds exist today — one for everyone’s taste. I love big dogs like German Shepherds and Goldendoodles, but I’m not a big fan of Chihuahuas and Shih Tzus. But where did...
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Lyrebird claims it can recreate any voice using just one minute of sample audio

Artificial intelligence is making human speech as malleable and replicable as pixels. Today, a Canadian AI startup named Lyrebird unveiled its first product: a set of algorithms the company claims...
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Google takes steps to limit offensive and inaccurate search results

Google today announced a new set of changes to its search engine, in an effort to deliver higher quality results and limit fake news. The company outlined changes to its search ranking, feedback...
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Samsung’s new app translates emoji into simple phrases to help people with speech disorders

Samsung Italia, the Korean company’s Italy-based team, thinks emoji can help people with aphasia communicate. The neurological disorder affects the language part of people’s brains so they often...
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Facebook to start showing fact-checked ‘related articles’ in News Feed before you click a link

Facebook announced today that it’s testing a new version of related articles that appear in your News Feed, which will underneath the linked story. It’s similar to the existing implementation of...
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Siri can now read your WhatsApp messages out loud on iOS

Siri has gained another string to its bow with WhatsApp’s new update for iOS. Apple’s assistant can now read text messages you receive via the service out loud, making life a bit easier for people...
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Hash browns recalled that "may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials"

People sitting down to a breakfast of southern-style frozen hash browns might be surprised to find "extraneous golf ball materials" mixed in with their potatoes, according to a voluntary recall...
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DJI’s $449 FPV goggles can control a drone with head movement

DJI has finally dished full details of the FPV goggles that were teased at last year’s Mavic Pro event. The DJI Goggles, as they’re called, work with the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4, and Inspire series...
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An old smartphone is a time capsule you never knew you were filling

A couple of weeks ago I went home for the weekend, and, finding myself stranded in my childhood bedroom, began rooting through the drawers of my old desk like a nostalgic hog. Among the detritus of...
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Surface Book 2 release date, news and rumors | TechRadar

Could we see the Surface Book 2 as early as May 2?
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Mars rover's landing hardware still visible 13 years later - CNET

Revisit the very beginning of the Mars Opportunity rover's epic mission with a new NASA view of its landing platform and parachute.
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The Galaxy S8 blew up Samsung's record for pre-orders

Samsung America President and COO shared news that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ broke preorder sales records set last year by the Galaxy S7.
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Apple cuts affiliate app commission rates by nearly 65 percent

Apple is cutting commissions for affiliates for App Store apps and in-app purchases from 7 percent down to just 2.5 percent starting May 1st, as per MacStories’ Federico Viticci. According to the...
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Soylent’s non-dairy powder recalled after dairy slips into the mix

First we were worried about metal in our Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Then, it was golfballs in our hash browns. And now we might have to worry about dairy in our Soylent. The horror! Out of concerns...
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I wish this toy train stuck on an infinite loop weren’t such an obvious metaphor

Here, watch this video of a train trapped on a circular track. The track is only made of three pieces of wood, but the train’s route is infinite. That’s because a disembodied robot hand is really...
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Snap does Baghdad: Snapchat wants to open the eyes of an entire generation

There will be an Arabic version.
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Apple threatened to boot Uber from the App Store when it tracked users who deleted the app

Apple CEO Tim Cook threatened to have Uber’s iPhone app removed from the App Store in 2015, when it learned that the ride-sharing company had secretly found a way to identify individual iPhones,...
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EU set to abolish mobile roaming charges on June 15th after final vote passes

The European Union’s plan to abolish mobile roaming charges — meaning citizens won’t pay extra to text, call, or use the internet in other EU countries — passed its final vote this morning. The...
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Verizon Fios now offers near-gigabit internet speeds for $70 per month

Verizon announced that its Fios fiber optic internet offerings are getting a serious upgrade today with Fios Gigabit Connection. Despite the "gigabit" name, the new service offers slightly less...
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What Remains of Edith Finch is the game equivalent of a haunting short story collection

In What Remains of Edith Finch, something as simple as swinging on a tree can become a tense experience. The game tells the story of a young woman named Edith Finch who is set about learning the...
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WhatsApp just added an important feature for Siri

Siri can read out latest Whatsapp messages, in addition to sending messages and receiving calls.
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