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Gravitational waves roll in again, detected from both sides of Earth

Another day, another detection of gravitational waves. Although it may seem like they’re becoming mundane, it’s worth remembering that observing these ripples in the very fabric of spacetime that are created by massive cataclysms in the very distant past, is

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Magic Leap’s new website has some bizarre easter eggs for you to decipher

 Magic Leap very well could be one giant, well-funded performance art piece. Today, the augmented reality company (which, again, has yet to launch a product or share any details of a product despite raising absurd amounts of dough) launched a

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Autonomous Passenger Drone swoops onto the flying taxi scene

The field of flying taxis is one that is starting to fill up. Joining the likes of the Ehang and Volocopter is the newly announced Passenger Drone, which is built to help usher in an era of personal aerial transportation

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Roku prices IPO at $14, valuing company at $1.3 billion

 Digital streaming business Roku has priced its IPO at $14 per share, raising close to $220 million. This values the company at about $1.3 billion. This is good news for Roku, which had proposed a range of $12 to $14. Earlier

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Amazon unveils all-new Fire TV with 4K and HDR

I recently bought the Apple TV 4K, and I absolutely love it. What I don’t love, however, is the price. The 64GB model that I purchased cost $200. While that was more than its competitor’s 4K offerings, such as Amazon Fire

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Electric roller skates fold flat when not on the feet

Things like electric skateboards and folding electric scooters may be good forms of last-mile transit, but they can be a bit of a hassle to carry while on buses or trains. That’s why a group of San Francisco and China-based

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Electric roller skates fold flat when not on the feet

Things like electric skateboards and folding electric scooters may be good forms of last-mile transit, but they can be a bit of a hassle to carry while on buses or trains. That’s why a group of San Francisco and China-based

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Amazon just launched 6 new gadgets and none was over $150

 In the year of the $1000 iPhone Amazon just announced a scattering of new gadgets and none cost more than $150. Essentially, Amazon said “screws the margins” and are selling everything as cheap as possible. This race to the bottom

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Appetite-controlling brain cells activated by amino acids

You’ve likely heard that eating protein can fill you up faster than eating simple carbs like bread and pasta. Now, researchers at the University of Warwick (UW) in England have figured out just why that is, and they’ve identified the

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How to enable 280 characters on Twitter right now

 Yesterday, Twitter announced it would for the first time expand the character count on its service from 140 characters to 280 – double the usual length. However, the functionality is still being tested with a small, randomized group of Twitter

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Fujitsu develops hands-free speech translator

Hospital workers often have their hands full with tasks such as patient care, plus they also often have to communicate with patients who speak other languages. With this in mind, Fujitsu Laboratories has developed what it claims is “the world’s

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Amazon unveils $99 next generation Echo, making Apple HomePod dead on arrival

Amazon’s Echo and associated Alexa assistant have taken the world by storm. Despite being a big company, Amazon’s success in this market was very unlikely. Companies like Microsoft, Google, and Apple should be leading, but no, an online bookseller has

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Your analytics needs an adrenaline injection, but it can’t come only from IT

Remember when you used to have to call a cab and wait fifteen minutes to get a ride? Or ask a librarian to find a copy of your favorite book, then meander around as they hunt down the tome? In

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A spectral Saturn shines in new ESO nebula snap

The ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured a beautiful image of a planetary nebula known as NGC 7009, or the Saturn Nebula, as part of a wider study attempting to unravel the processes that give these vast cosmic clouds

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A spectral Saturn shines in new ESO nebula snap

The ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured a beautiful image of a planetary nebula known as NGC 7009, or the Saturn Nebula, as part of a wider study attempting to unravel the processes that give these vast cosmic clouds

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Australians Take to the Mail in a Bid for Marriage Equality

Ceridwen Dovey on the 2017 Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, a nonbinding national poll that could lead to a vote in Parliament on same-sex marriage. Go to Source

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Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, September 27th

Mort Gerberg’s Daily Cartoon considers the G.O.P.’s latest failed attempt to pass a health-care repeal bill. Go to Source

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Microsoft becomes a sponsor of the Open Source Initiative

 Microsoft today announced that it has joined the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as a Premium Sponsor. The OSI, which launched in 1998, takes a relatively pragmatic approach to open source and advocates for open source in business and government. The

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New Zaha Hadid-designed residential tower slated for Melbourne

Melbourne may be getting not just one Zaha Hadid-designed tower, but now two. The late starchitect’s firm has unveiled a plush new residential high-rise for the city that’s expected to cost AUD$330 million (roughly US$260 million), and features an eye-catching

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Eden raises $10 million Series A to build out its office management marketplace

 Eden, the office management and tech support platform, has today closed $10 million in Series A funding led by Spectrum 28, with participation from Fifth Wall Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Y Combinator Continuity Fund, Canvas Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Eniac Ventures

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