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Garmin engineer shot and killed in Kansas by man who allegedly yelled ‘get out of my country’

A Kansas man was charged today after the fatal shooting of a Garmin engineer at a bar Wednesday night, police said. Witness said Purinton yelled "get out of my country" The suspect in the shooting,...
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Kim Kardashian would love the BlackBerry KEYone

At Mobile World Congress 2017, TCT announced the BlackBerry KEYone, a QWERTY-equipped phone running Android 7.0 Nougat.
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This gorgeous video about the Hubble Space Telescope puts our existence into perspective

In 1995, astronomers pointed the Hubble Space Telescope toward a seemingly empty region of space to see what was there. What they found was astounding: almost 3,000 objects, too faint to see with...
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Slain Garmin engineer was a gentle man who ‘did not deserve a death like this'

One of Kavipriya Muthuramalingam’s favorite memories of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the Garmin engineer killed in a Kansas shooting this week, is of him cooking biryani, a South Asian dish. Kuchibhotla...
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The BlackBerry KeyOne resurrects the keyboard with style

The first big phone announcement of Mobile World Congress goes to TCL and BlackBerry, with the two companies unveiling the BlackBerry KeyOne tonight here in Barcelona. The KeyOne is the final...
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Shedding Soviet history, Estonia aims to be world’s most pro-tech nation

Karoli Hindriks is old enough to remember when the last Soviet tanks and soldiers filed out of Estonia in 1991, not long after the country declared its independence from the USSR.The joyful cele
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ACLU launches website for anyone that wants to join the resistance

PeoplePower.org is helping Americans unite against Trump.
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Petition calls on Obama to run for president in France

Amid a presidential campaign that has been marred by scandal, conspiracy theories, and the spectre of a new far-right leader, disillusioned French voters have called for an outsider to join the...
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Hayao Miyazaki is out of retirement and working on a new film, says Studio Ghibli producer

Hayao Miyazaki is back at it again. After announcing his retirement in 2013 (not for the first time), it was rumored last year that he was working on a new feature film, based on a CG short named B...
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After Logan, Patrick Stewart is leaving the X-Men franchise

We’ve known for a while that Logan would be Hugh Jackman’s last outing in the X-Men franchise as Wolverine. Now it’s been confirmed another major actor is done: Patrick Stewart, who has played...
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A Syrian cinematographer has been barred from entering the United States to attend the Oscars

The White Helmets is a Netflix documentary nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject. According to the AP, the film’s cinematographer, Khaled Khateeb, will not be permitted...
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Mashable Tech 3 days

Tesla is so sure its cars are safe that it now offers insurance for life

Elon Musk has been offering some Tesla customers a lifetime insurance and maintenance package.
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus fire caught on video - CNET

An Apple smartphone user has captured her iPhone 7 Plus catching fire but the cause is still unknown.
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A second generation iPod prototype showed up on eBay

Rare experimental devices show up on eBay every now and again, and this weekend, a prototype of an Apple iPod has surfaced with a staggering asking price: $99,995.00. According to the listing, the...
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Hackers didn't lock you out of your Facebook account. Facebook did.

As some users complained today about being locked out of their accounts, Facebook admitted an internal technical error was to blame.
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Radioactive pigs are wandering Central Europe, 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Thirty years after a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, radiation is still turning up in some unexpected places: for instance, in the wild boars tramping through the...
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Why the live-action animations in Who Framed Roger Rabbit hold up so well

I recently rediscovered Robert Zemeckis’ film Who Framed Roger Rabbit after picking the film up on Blu-ray. It was a childhood favorite, and watching it all these years later, I found that it holds...
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This Japanese doggy drone is a very good drone

Japanese town gets an adorable new mascot
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Seiko will sell a limited run of "Steve Jobs" watches from his iconic 1984 potrait

Japanese watch maker Seiko is teaming up with Tokyo-based retailer Nano Universe to sell a limited run of Chariot series watches. What makes the Chariot so special? Well, it was the minimalist...
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This app wants to warn undocumented immigrants of raids in Trump's America

It would send alerts to immigrants in fear of deportation.
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CNET 3 days

YouTube takes down giraffe birth for nudity - CNET

Commentary: A New York state animal adventure park says its giraffe baby birth was flagged for sexual content.
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Ban Donald Trump

"Look, I don’t like tweeting," Donald Trump told Fox & Friends two days before his presidential inauguration. He was lying. If Trump disliked Twitter so much, he would have surrendered Twitter to...
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Japan's latest mascot is a flying drone puppy

Watch it float around the town's best spots.
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Apple decides iPhone screen repairs will no longer void your warranty | TechRadar

Apple makes a small but significant shift in its policy on fixing iPhones with third-party screen replacements.
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Sony just announced the world’s fastest SD card

Sony’s latest SD cards are the fastest ever created, according to the company. The SF-G UHS-II SD card features read / write speeds of 300MB/s and 299 MB/s, respectively, making it the fastest SD...
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CNET 2 days

Google takes on Apple iMessage with enhanced SMS for Android - CNET

Android Messages will deliver a serious texting upgrade and come loaded on phones sold by more than 27 mobile operators and device makers around the world.
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Every 200 years California suffers a storm of biblical proportions — this year’s rains are just a precursor

A series of storms have inundated California over the past few weeks, and the latest deluge is currently swelling rivers and reservoirs that are already spilling over. Vast swathes of California...
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Mashable Tech 2 days

iPhone 8 rumors include a feature that lets you take 3D selfies

Don't count on long distance charging yet.
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CNET 2 days

Smart toys are a minefield, for both toymakers and parents - CNET

There's a thin line to walk between privacy and profits if you're looking to build a smart toy.
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This music video is absurd to watch, forward and backwards

A very dark comedy of errors
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Online witches recruit Lana Del Rey to put a spell on Donald Trump, maybe

Lana Del Rey has a new album coming out sometime soon, so it’s fair to assume anything mysterious she does is just a way to remind you of that, but it’s also possible that one of her recent tweets...
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The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE will be a beast on the track - Roadshow

Because every car needs a set of wicked canards.
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Allo, Allo - Google's messenger is coming to the web | TechRadar

Google confirms an online version of Allo is on the way as it looks to challenge WhatsApp and iMessage.
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Future Halo games will once again include split-screen multiplayer

Bonnie Ross, corporate vice president at Microsoft Studios and head of 343 Studios, confirmed this week at the DICE 2017 gaming summit that all future FPS Halo games will "always have split-screen...
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The first manned hoverbike could finally fulfill your 'Star Wars' dreams

Russian startup Hoversurf recently showed off the first footage of its Scorpion-3 hoverbike being flown by a human pilot.
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Radiohead’s saddest song is True Love Waits, according to data analysis

If you’ve ever listened to Radiohead and thought to yourself, "Oh jeez, I do wish someone could quantify just how sad this song is making me feel," your strange desire has been granted. Data...
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CNET 1 day

Someone made theme songs for fonts and they're pretty great - CNET

New York composer Miriam Daly wrote and recorded a bunch of themes for fonts. They've made a great Impact and are definitely worth your Time(s New Roman).
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Latest iOS 10 update has significantly reduced iPhone 6 and 6S random shutdown issues

Over the past few months, some iPhone 6 and 6S users reported that their phones would randomly shut down, forcing users to plug in their devices to bring them back to life. While Apple has offered...
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The Logitech G900 is my favorite mouse even though I lost the wireless adapter

I love the convenience and gestures my laptop touchpad provides, but when I'm really doing work I prefer an external mouse and an external keyboard. Logitech's G900 is a mouse. It's a really...
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The Tesla Model 3 gets real in July

Shareholders letter expects production to ramp up in September 2017.
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What is 5G?

The 2017 Mobile World Congress trade show kicks off next week, and in addition to the plethora of new smartphones, 5G network news is expected to show up in a big way. But what exactly is 5G? Is...
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Texting on Android will soon get a lot better

The humble texting app is getting a huge upgrade.
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CNET 2 days

Sling TV just got cheaper - CNET

The streaming TV service has new lower pricing for four of its most popular content bundles.
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MWC would be boring if it was just a phone show

As the chills of February give way to the renewal of March, the mobile industry kicks off its year with the grand Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. In years past, this has been the launchpad for...
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Cats are full of mind-controlling parasites but owning one probably doesn't cause mental illness

Cat owners can breathe easy: there’s little danger that your beloved tabby will make it more likely for you to develop a mental illness. New research has cleared the name of cats, helping put to...
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This innovative wind turbine can withstand hurricane-force winds

IceWind has redesigned the wind turbine to be more efficient and durable by reimagining the machine's blades sideways.
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Apple is investigating this footage of an exploding iPhone 7 Plus

Apple says it’s "looking into" an incident involving an iPhone 7 Plus setting on fire. Footage of the device emitting a stream of smoke was posted on Twitter by an Arizona teen, identified by M...
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