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User succumbs to a seizure in virtual reality while other players can only watch

While playing around in VRChat, an online virtual community, YouTuber Rogue Shadow VR noticed a player who appeared to be in trouble. His character — a red and black robot — was writhing on the...
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Amazon doesn’t care if you accidentally shoplift from its cashier-less store

Amazon has a high level of trust in its unique instant checkout system
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Montana governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality in the state

Montana’s governor signed an executive order today that would force internet service providers with state contracts to abide by net neutrality rules, even while the FCC has repealed those rules nationally.
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Nike and PlayStation unite on these limited edition sneakers

The Nike PlayStation shoes are limited edition. They were designed in collaboration with basketball player Paul George.
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Even Grado, the most traditionalist of headphone companies, is developing a wireless model

Grado Labs is developing its first wireless model of headphones, set for release in 2018.
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Wonder Woman 2 will be the first production to adopt new anti-sexual harassment guidelines

Wonder Woman 2 is the first movie to implement the PGA’s anti-sexual harassment protocols. The Producers’ Guild of America released the guidelines on Friday
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DJI’s new Mavic Air drone leaked a day before its unveiling

DJI’s latest drone looks foldable, lightweight, and very capable.
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If we start deliberately cooling the Earth, we may not be able to stop

Geoengineering isn’t a silver bullet
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Thor: Ragnarok leaks onto the web a month early after huge Movies Anywhere mix-up

The hit Marvel film was accidentally made available early on iTunes for some preorder customers.
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This video shows what Super Mario looks like at 380,000 frames per second

Super Mario forms line by line at 380,000 frames per second
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Google just broke Amazon’s workaround for YouTube on Fire TV

Fire TV owners can no longer access the TV-friendly YouTube interface in a web browser.
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The New York Times is selling a unique Star Wars book

All the Star Wars that’s fit to print
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Integral Memory’s new 512GB microSD card is the biggest microSD card yet

Integral Memory has announced a new 512GB MicroSD card that is now the largest MicroSD card ever made, beating out the previous record holder, SanDisk’s 400GB card
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he does not regret firing James Damore

Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded today to the firing of employee James Damore over his controversial memo on workplace diversity, stating that while he does not regret the decision, he regrets that people misunderstood it as a politically motivated event.
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Steven Spielberg thinks that Ready Player One is a glimpse into our future

"Virtual Reality will be a superdrug."
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A robot chef cooked my lunch, and it was delicious

You provide the ingredients, and GammaChef will take care of the rest.
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Rupert Murdoch calls for Facebook and Google to subsidize the news business

An extraordinary demand from a publishing powerhouse
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T-Mobile finally beats Verizon to become fastest 4G LTE network in U.S.

T-Mobile offers the fastest 4G LTE speeds in the U.S. according to OpenSignal's latest "State of Mobile Networks" report. It beat Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
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Should we consider adolescence to last until age 24?

Accepting this idea would mean changing our policies
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Apple and Malala Yousafzai partner up to fight for girls' education

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Nobel Prize-winning actvist Malala Yousafzai are working together to ensure girls around the world receive a proper education.
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Windows 10 VR headsets discounted by 50 percent on Amazon

All the bundles include motion controllers
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DJI's new foldable drone is coming, and we just learned almost everything about it

DJI will unveil its next foldable consumer drone, the Mavic Air, on Jan. 23. But online leaks appear to have revealed most of the compact drone's features.
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This cryptocurrency correction is a good thing

The market needs healthy growth, not another bubble.
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The surrealist horror film Mandy pits Nicolas Cage against murderous hippies

Director Panos Cosmatos once said that his 2010 debut film Beyond the Black Rainbow was "a sort of imagining of an old film that doesn’t exist," inspired by a childhood obsession with the box art of horror movies he wasn’t allowed to watch. His new follow-up Mandy, which Cosmatos describes as a "companion piece" to Black Rainbow, feels like a pulpier and more self-aware exploration of the same premise.
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Immortality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in Altered Carbon’s violent cyberpunk future

Altered Carbon is the prestige genre show Netflix has been looking for.
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Delta is tightening its rules around bringing emotional support animals on flights

You’ll need a lot of documentation
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and The Verge’s sister site Recode, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is...
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Automotive expert Bob Lutz suggests buying a Tesla before it goes out of business

Automotive industry expert Bob Lutz thinks that Tesla's business model could could soon fail -- but he still believes the Tesla Model S is a superb vehicle.
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Is BMW going to make you pay for Apple CarPlay every year?

Subscription-based CarPlay would join Alexa, Google Assistant in 2019 models
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Uber Eats acquires David Chang’s food delivery startup Ando

Cry me a cheesesteak
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How Electric Dreams updates Philip K. Dick’s Cold War stories

Cold War paranoia drips from Dick’s work, but the series’ writers twist that into new fears about drones and smartphones
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In the age of algorithms, would you hire a personal shopper to do your music discovery for you?

Would you hire a personal shopper to do your music discovery for you?
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Here's how your TV works... in slow motion

Everything you ever wanted to know about your TV, but were afraid to ask.
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What a government shutdown will mean for NASA and SpaceX

There are still a lot of unknowns
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Leaked Xbox Watch images reveal Microsoft’s canceled smartwatch

Microsoft was testing its own wrist-worn device back in 2013. The smartwatch was simply a prototype, made by teams that had worked on Xbox accessories and the Kinect sensor.
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Waymo’s self-driving minivans are coming to Atlanta

Hands-free in the ATL
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You could be fined and jailed for drunk droning in New Jersey

New Jersey becomes the first to pass a statewide law banning the operation of a drone while under the influence.
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How many people does it take to pick up a Pikachu?

Aw, jeez
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