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Mexican Journalists Lose Another Colleague to the Drug War

In his last public remarks, made on a live television show, “El Almohadazo,” on Monday morning, the Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas spoke by Skype with the show’s presenter, Fernanda Tapia. Their conversation dealt with issues pertaining to Mexico’s decade-old

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HTC U11 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

With their varying builds and features, the HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8 series cater to different audiences. However, these premium smartphones pack in several of the same capable internals. Let’s take a look at how their specs compare. ..

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HTC U11 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

With their varying builds and features, the HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8 series cater to different audiences. However, these premium smartphones pack in several of the same capable internals. Let’s take a look at how their specs compare. ..

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Belkin launches Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer Light Switch

The concept of a “smart home” is finally becoming a reality for many; devices are becoming both more affordable and easier to setup. It is not uncommon for a home to have Wi-Fi cameras, voice assistants, smart thermostats, and more,

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Amazon Video app for Microsoft Xbox One S gets 4K UHD support

Amazon Video is one of the best deals in entertainment, as it comes included with a Prime account. As many consumers sign up for the retailer’s Prime membership scheme to get free two-day shipping, the streaming video service is often viewed as

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Human antibodies in Ebola survivor’s blood effective against all strains

The fight against Ebola continues with news of a new outbreak in the Republic of Congo. That said, a discovery by scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers reason to be optimistic: they have found the first human

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Human antibodies in Ebola survivor’s blood effective against all strains

The fight against Ebola continues with news of a new outbreak in the Republic of Congo. That said, a discovery by scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers reason to be optimistic: they have found the first human

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In photos: Big rigs, 4×4 retromods and other earth-eaters of Overland Expo 2017

As always, last weekend’s Overland Expo West show proved one of the world’s best places for spotting unique, well-traveled vehicles of every shape and size. This year’s highlights included the usual massive Unimog, military truck and big rig-based expedition vehicles,

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In photos: Big rigs, 4×4 retromods and other earth-eaters of Overland Expo 2017

As always, last weekend’s Overland Expo West show proved one of the world’s best places for spotting unique, well-traveled vehicles of every shape and size. This year’s highlights included the usual massive Unimog, military truck and big rig-based expedition vehicles,

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More businesses are becoming familiar with GDPR, but fines are still likely

Even though the GDPR is just a year from coming into force, the majority of businesses are still unprepared. This is according to new research from Compuware, which says businesses are risking huge non-compliance fines. Some businesses, truth be told,

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James Ivory and the Making of a Historic Gay Love Story

In an interview for the 2004 Criterion Collection DVD of the first film by Merchant Ivory Productions, “The Householder” (1963), James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, gray-haired and wearing similar oxford shirts, sit together in a muralled room in their 1805

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US Air Force Academy cadet turns goo into bullet-stopping armor

A US Air Force Academy cadet demonstrated that school lessons aren’t just about retreading old ground, by turning a classroom exercise into a new ballistic armor made out of goo. In 2014, Cadet 1st Class Hayley Weir’s assignment to combine

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US Air Force Academy cadet turns goo into bullet-stopping armor

A US Air Force Academy cadet demonstrated that school lessons aren’t just about retreading old ground, by turning a classroom exercise into a new ballistic armor made out of goo. In 2014, Cadet 1st Class Hayley Weir’s assignment to combine

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Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online

 People are taking photos and videos all over major cities, all the time, from every angle. Theoretically, with enough of them, you could map every street and building — wait, did I say theoretically? I meant in practice, as the

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APT3 hacking collective has ties to Chinese government

Cybersecurity experts from Recorded Future think the cybercrime group we know as APT3 is on the Chinese Ministry of State Security’s payroll. It bases its conclusions on the work of “intrusiontruth,” a group claiming to have investigated some of the

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Roomba-like tech heads for the garden

For people who hate vacuuming, there’s already the Roomba robotic vacuum. However, what if weeding is the task that you hate? Well, there may soon be something for that, too. Entrepreneur Joe Jones – inventor of the Roomba – is

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Roomba-like tech heads for the garden

For people who hate vacuuming, there’s already the Roomba robotic vacuum. However, what if weeding is the task that you hate? Well, there may soon be something for that, too. Entrepreneur Joe Jones – inventor of the Roomba – is

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Deep Algo offers simple code visualization for people who don’t know how to code

 Deep Algo was one of the more fascinating companies on display in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt this week. The French team aims to make coding languages more accessible for the massive with SaaS (software as a service) offering that

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Will Robert Mueller Explore Trump’s Russian Business Ties?

On July 24, 1943, the United States and Great Britain launched Operation Gomorrah, a seven-day-long attack on Hamburg, Germany, that destroyed much of the city and killed more than forty-two thousand German civilians, yet resulted in unusually few Allied casualties.

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Bass-thumping pack brings new meaning to "backbeat"

For some people, a key part of going to outdoor music festivals is to feel the bass thumping out of the loudspeakers. If that’s just not enough for you on its own, however, you might be interested in the Baserock

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