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Self-tinting smart windows powered by the sun

Rather than fumbling with blinds, the windows of the future could change their tint or opacity on demand to keep out unwanted heat, light or attention from nosy neighbors. We’ve seen plenty of different techniques over the years, but now

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Japanese astronauts could be first on Moon in decades

Japan could send astronauts to the Moon by about 2030, according to the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). To do so, the agency plans to chip in towards a Moon mission led by NASA, which is being using as a

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Japanese astronauts could be first on Moon in decades

Japan could send astronauts to the Moon by about 2030, according to the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). To do so, the agency plans to chip in towards a Moon mission led by NASA, which is being using as a

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Autonomous cars will bring a moveable feast of products and services

 Would you be comfortable buying glasses sight-unseen? Despite the undeniable rise in online shopping, there are still products we are concerned to buy online. Touching, feeling, wearing, and testing out physical products are where the value of brick and mortar

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7 robots that were inspired by nature

 Nature has inspired robotics since its earliest days. In 1739, French artist Jacques de Vaucanson gave the world the Digesting Duck, a surreal automaton that appeared to eat — and, yes, poop out — grain. In the middle of the

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Watch SpaceX launch a communications satellite live right here

 SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 rocket with a satellite from client Intelsat aboard, with a launch window opening at 7:37 PM EDT (4:37 PM PDT). The satellite, Intelsat 35e, will be delivered to geostationary transfer orbit after launching from

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Satechi unveils 4K 60Hz USB-C to HDMI cable and adapter for Windows, Mac, and Linux

When you buy a laptop nowadays, it is becoming much more common for it to only have USB-C ports. While you can thank Apple for leading the way with its MacBook line of laptops, plenty of Windows PC manufacturers are

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Facebook disappoints Christians by refusing to introduce a cross reaction

Facebook’s reactions have long been a source of disappointment for users. When they were first introduced people were upset by the lack of a Dislike option. There was also dissatisfaction with the fact that Facebook merely logs reactions as an

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Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of lulz

 Well, why not? I mean, you know, what the hell. Dave Aitel’s proposal over at The Hill for “a cyber investigatory setup funded by private industry” to react to hacks into the American government may not be a good idea,

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Netrunner 17.06 ‘Daedalus’ Linux-based operating system available for download

There are so many quality Linux distributions nowadays, that it can be hard to choose one. Heck, when people ask my advice on which operating system to install, it can be tough for me to match a person to a

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500 Startups’ Dave McClure apologizes for ‘multiple’ advances toward women and being a ‘creep’

 Taking an alternative approach to Chris Sacca’s pre-publication statement on the New York Times’ story of his alleged misconduct, Dave McClure waited a day to respond to the allegations made in yesterday’s article. In a Medium post published Saturday evening,

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Someone just bought R2-D2 for over $2 million

 Sorry, Luke — but it looks like both your lightsaber and R2-D2 have new owners. In an auction that I’d like to pretend took place in front of a Sandcrawler in the middle of a desert, someone reportedly just dropped

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Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

 There’s a widespread belief among founders that venture capital is a precursor to success. VC is a common denominator of the most successful tech startups, but it isn’t a prerequisite. To help illustrate this, here are 35 companies that started

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Gaming firm Razer seeks to raise over $600M in Hong Kong IPO

 Gaming firm Razer has filed to go public through an IPO in Hong Kong as it looks to raise more than $600 million to go after growth opportunities. The U.S.-based company, which traces its origins back to Singapore, filed initial

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Weekly Culture Review: The New Jay Z, Race and “The Bachelorette,” and

Amanda Petrusich presents a roundup of recent cultural happenings, including Jay Z’s album “4:44,” Rachel Lindsay on “The Bachelorette,” and Pride in New York. Go to Source

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The Stifled Desires Behind Acrush, the Chinese Boy Band Made Up of Five Girls

Jiayang Fan on Acrush, a Chinese pop group that resembles a boy band but is actually comprised of five women. Go to Source

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Post too much to Facebook and it will be assumed that you’re spreading fake news

Facebook’s ongoing battle against fake news continues, and the social network has a new weapon in its arsenal. To cut down on the amount of spam and fake news appearing in News Feeds, users who post a lot each day

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Windows 10’s share has grown by just 5 percent in a year

According to NetMarketShare’s figures, Windows 10’s share of the desktop operating system market remains pretty uninspiring, with growth much slower than you’d expect. In fact in a year, the new OS has grown by just over 5 percent. In comparison,

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A walk around Station F with Emmanuel Macron

 “We called this building Station F, like Station France, Station Femmes [ed. note: women in French], Station Founders or Station Freyssinet because Freyssinet was a great architect and a great entrepreneur,” French billionaire and Iliad founder Xavier Niel told Macron.

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Facebook’s Find Wi-Fi rolls out to Android and iPhone users around the world

Modern takes on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (jokingly) refer to a wireless internet connection as being a necessity. While wi-fi may not be — in the strictest sense of the word — necessary, it’s certainly true that it has become

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