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Device brings new meaning to "slide guitar"

Electric guitars generally aren’t known for being compact musical instruments. There is the JamStik, although it stays shorter than a regular guitar, plus it needs to be paired with a smartphone or tablet. Jammy, however, slides out to a more

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VR will soon go mainstream on smartphones

Soon every smartphone will be VR-enabled. This will open up the virtual floodgates, making video-based VR experiences more affordable and accessible. Immersive VR will go mainstream not on laptops, smart TVs or games consoles but on mobiles. Affordable headsets such

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Facebook Groups can now screen new members with a questionaire

 Facebook is making good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to build community by improving admin tools for Facebook Groups. Now Group admins can establish up to three questions for people applying to join their Group to answer. This admins screen potential

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Startup Step-By-Step: Down

 A year ago, after closing my first startup, I attended one of those conferences that you’re supposed to attend. There were a lot of old friends there, folks who I hadn’t seen in a while, and there was the usual

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Microsoft Surface Laptop vs. 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro

Microsoft just announced the newest addition to its Surface line, the Surface Laptop, which seems to be a well-rounded, premium but not-quite-pro-grade device. Let’s take a look at how its specs and features compare to those of the 13-inch MacBook

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Microsoft Surface Laptop vs. 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro

Microsoft just announced the newest addition to its Surface line, the Surface Laptop, which seems to be a well-rounded, premium but not-quite-pro-grade device. Let’s take a look at how its specs and features compare to those of the 13-inch MacBook

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Why Access Rights Management should be an enterprise priority

In some ways, the new research claiming that people are still the biggest threat to cyber security is hardly surprising; this has been the case for years now. What is surprising is that even with the GDPR only one year

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Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 BOGO deals available at T-Mobile

If you are looking to buy a Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ or LG G6, T-Mobile has a very attractive deal on the hottest Android flagships available right now. What is it? If you buy one of the aforementioned smartphones

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Satechi releases Aluminum Thunderbolt 3 Type-C Pro Hub Adapter for MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pro is a great laptop, but its lack of ports can be frustrating — it only has Thunderbolt 3/USB-C. As the owner of Apple’s latest computer, I have experienced situations where I didn’t have a dongle and was

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US government is reviewing whether to use Kaspersky software, because Russia

Mention the US and Russia in the same sentence and the mind naturally wanders to three things. Firstly, the alleged links between the Trump administration and Russia, secondly whether or not the FBI investigation these alleged links led to the

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Google will create custom emoji from your selfies in Allo

Users of Google Allo can now use selfies — and a little AI jiggery-pokery — to generate a custom set of emoji. Or, as Google puts it, users can now benefit from “Neural Network-Generated Illustrations in Allo.” Working in a

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New world record set for longest drone delivery

A future where drones drop off your online orders is another step closer this week after a new record was set for the world’s longest drone delivery. On May 5, a fixed-wing HQ-40 UAV carried a package more than 97

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New world record set for longest drone delivery

A future where drones drop off your online orders is another step closer this week after a new record was set for the world’s longest drone delivery. On May 5, a fixed-wing HQ-40 UAV carried a package more than 97

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On-demand delivery startup Jinn locates $10M in further funding

 London-headquartered Jinn, the same-hour ‘shop on your behalf’ delivery app that currently operates in the U.K. and Spain, has raised $10 million in further funding. It brings total raised by the company to a modest $20 million in comparison to

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400 year-old mystery of Prince Rupert’s drops finally cracked

A Prince Rupert’s drop looks like a glass tadpole from a beginner’s crafts festival, but it’s so strong it can take a hammer hit without breaking. That would be impressive enough, but if you break its tail, which can be

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DeepGraph feeds enterprise sales teams with hyper-targeted warm leads

 The best way to grow sales is to better understand sales, but unfortunately that’s often easier said than done. Kemvi, a seed-stage startup, is launching out of stealth today to announce DeepGraph, which helps sales teams reach the right potential customers at the right

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Ferrari 275 GTB prototype #1 heads to auction

First edition books sell for much more at auction, so it’s logical that the first of any limited availability product will do likewise. The first production model or prototype of a car always draws a premium and the very first

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A day on the track with the ridiculous 2017 Ford GT supercar

 A few weeks back, Ford invited us out to Salt Lake City to spend an afternoon in the 2017 Ford GT supercar. They’re only making 250 of these things per year, and they’ll go for around $500,000 each. Needless to

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Dealing with spaceflight’s dirty secret

In space, no one can hear you scream, but there’s an even more pressing concern – currently, no one can do laundry either. That’s because no one has figured out an economical way to wash clothes in orbit. To make

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Dealing with spaceflight’s dirty secret

In space, no one can hear you scream, but there’s an even more pressing concern – currently, no one can do laundry either. That’s because no one has figured out an economical way to wash clothes in orbit. To make

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