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Ducati Panigale V4 announced: 226-horsepower MotoGP beast to hit the road

Today marks the end of the V-Twin superbike era, with Ducati announcing its 2018 Panigale will run a counter-rotating 90-degree V4 engine. Fear not, though, the Panigale V4 is the most powerful bike ever in the superbike class, with a

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SoftBank increasing Sprint stake after T-Mobile deal called off

 The proposed tie-up between two American telecom giants was formally called off this weekend. Sprint and T-Mobile had been negotiations for months but ultimately decided not to go forward with a deal. “The companies were unable to find mutually agreeable

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to leave Netflix this December

 Catch up while you can — all 12 seasons of the popular FX show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will no longer be available on Netflix after December 8th, according to Netflix Life. The departure is due to the end

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Altice USA to launch MVNO cell service using lowly Sprint network

While it has a large presence in Europe, Altice is fairly new name in the USA. The company recently bought Cablevision — the cable TV and internet provider that serves Long Island and other areas in the New York Tri-State

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The Woman Who Invented Forensics Training with Doll Houses

Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson on the pioneering criminologist Frances Glessner Lee and the influence of her Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death on forensics. Go to Source

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“SMILF,” a Rude, Nimble Comedy of Sex and the Single Mother

Troy Patterson reviews Showtime’s “SMILF,” starring Frankie Shaw as a young single mother in Boston. Go to Source

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Bookeen’s Saga is a middling Kindle alternative with a built-in case

 How’s this for a press release headline? “Saga: the e-reader that changes the game of digital reading.” Compelling, right? within the first two sentences, Bookeen calls its new reader “disruptive” and “a whole new reading experience and adventure.” I could

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Hillary Clinton and epistemological collapse

How do you know that Hillary Clinton exists? I’m serious; or, at least, I’m making a point. Bear with me. Think about it. You don’t know her personally, after all. You’ve never met her. You’ve maybe been in the same

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T-Mobile and Sprint kill merger talks

After weeks of rumors and speculation about a possible merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, the two companies have spoken out and said their discussions have amounted to nothing. In joint statements, the telecoms firms announced that merger talks have come

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Tech’s favorite royal — Prince Alwaleed bin Talal — has been arrested in Saudi Arabia

 In a move sure to shock the business world, Saudi Arabia last night announced the arrest of at least eleven princes, including renowned billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, as part of a sweeping corruption investigation. Prince Alwaleed controls the

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Something you gotta know about iPhone X

I consider myself lucky, although some commenters (you know who you are) will disagree, by successfully ordering from Verizon Wireless the iPhone X for delivery on launch day—November 3rd. A FedEx driver brought the anticipated package to my door yesterday

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Quantifying the driverless startup boom

 For driverless car startups, raising capital seems to happen on autopilot. Investors and acquirers have put billions into the space over the past couple of years in the race for early-mover advantage. They’ve shown no desire to hit the brakes

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A closer look at the capabilities and risks of iPhone X face mapping

 Face ID has already generated a lot of excitement but the switch to a facial biometric does raise privacy concerns — given that the human face is naturally an expression-rich medium which, inevitably, communicates a lot of information about its owner

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Sean Hannity and Kevin Sorbo’s “Let There Be Light” Is Pious, Xenophobic Fun for the Whole Family

Dan Piepenbring reviews the movie “Let There Be Light,” directed by and starring Kevin Sorbo. Go to Source

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Amazon to add second Vancouver office and 1,000 more jobs by 2020

 While Amazon has yet to reveal where in North America its second headquarters will be, the Seattle headquartered ecommerce behemoth has got Canadians excited by announcing it’s opening a second corporate office in Vancouver. Read More Go to Source

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Broadcom may buy Qualcomm for $100 billion

Broadcom could be on the verge of carrying out the biggest technology acquisition in history. The chipmaker is said to be planning a $100 billion bid for smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm. It is possible that the bid could be even

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Netflix cuts ties with House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey

 More fallout from allegations surrounding House of Cards actor, Kevin Spacey: Netflix has said it will no longer work with the actor at all. Read More Go to Source

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TorMoil flaw leaks IP addresses of Mac and Linux Tor users

If you’re using Tor, you’re almost certainly doing so because you’re looking for privacy and anonymity. But a newly discovered critical vulnerability has been discovered in the Mac and Linux versions of the browser that means IP addresses may be

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Running with Edward Scissorhands: The Rise of Costumed Marathon Running

Mary Pilon on the increasing numbers of people who run marathons and other races in costume, whether for fun or viral fame. Go to Source

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Razer unveils ‘Naga Trinity’ gaming mouse and ‘Tartarus V2’ keypad

Razer may be a smartphone maker nowadays, but don’t think for a second the company has forgotten its roots. True, Razer is branching out to other businesses, but it is still a gaming peripheral company at its core. To drive

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