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Giant robot brings a pole to a knife fight

Last month we finally saw the long-teased American MegaBot versus Japanese Kurata giant robot battle. After the Team MegaBots win, in an arguably unexciting fashion, many viewers complained that the battle felt “staged.” People wanted live, unedited giant robot fights,

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Crunch Report | Yahoo hack is still a mystery

Today’s Stories  Four years later, Yahoo still doesn’t know how 3 billion accounts were hacked Apple’s iPad could drop the home button and add Face ID in 2018 Apple said to be working on AR headset aimed for potential 2020

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Repeating supernova challenges all we know about stellar death

At the end of its life, a star goes supernova, ejecting its outer layers in one of the biggest cosmic cataclysms in the universe. With most of its mass gone the star then “dies”, collapsing in on itself to form

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Driverless shuttle in Las Vegas gets in fender bender within an hour

 A driverless shuttle set free in downtown Las Vegas was involved in a minor accident less than an hour after it hit the streets, reported the local NBC affiliate KSNV. Not really the kind of publicity you want, or that

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F 750GS and F 850GS: BMW’s middleweight adventure bikes get complete overhaul

BMW’s middleweight adventure bikes, the F 700GS and F 800GS have changed very little since their original conception. At the 2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show, BMW unveiled its latest iterations of the F 700GS and F 800GS, the new F 750GS

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Microsoft uses Artificial Intelligence for all-new LinkedIn-powered ‘Resume Assistant’ for Word

If you are currently unemployed, underemployed, or simply looking to change jobs, I urge you to create a LinkedIn profile if you haven’t already. The days of showing up at a job with a pen to complete an application is

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Senators push to ditch social security numbers in light of Equifax hack

 Eyeing more secure alternatives to social security numbers, lawmakers in the U.S. are looking abroad. Today, the Senate Commerce Committee questioned former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Verizon Chief Privacy Officer Karen Zacharia, and both the current and former CEOs of Equifax on

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Shernaz Daver, the CMO who helped to turn around Udacity, is leaving the company

 Shernaz Daver, the chief marketing officer for Udacity, who company founder Sebastian Thrun credits with architecting the company’s dramatic revitalization four years ago, is stepping down from her position with the company. While Udacity has become a dominant force in

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Future food wrap may use viruses to kill bacteria

Bacteriophages – aka phages – are viruses that kill bacteria. Unlike antibiotics, they only kill certain types of bacteria instead of all of them, good and bad alike. For some time now, scientists have been looking for a way of

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Future food wrap may use viruses to kill bacteria

Bacteriophages – aka phages – are viruses that kill bacteria. Unlike antibiotics, they only kill certain types of bacteria instead of all of them, good and bad alike. For some time now, scientists have been looking for a way of

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Microsoft releases feature-packed Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17035 to the Fast ring… but not for everyone

Microsoft is busy working on the next big feature update for Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 4, and today it releases a new build for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring (and Skip Ahead). It’s been a fortnight since we last

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 gets new ‘Deepsea Blue’ color option in the USA

If you are in the market for an Android smartphone, now is an exciting time. There are so many excellent models from which to choose — a great problem to have. Of course, you can never go wrong with a

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Adventures in Geriatric Dogsitting

Gabrielle Bell’s humorous sketches about dogsitting a neighbor’s geriatric dog. Go to Source

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Three Earthquakes in Mexico City

Victoria Roberts draws her memories of three earthquakes in Mexico City, which she experienced in 1985 and 2017. Go to Source

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String muffler turns electric players into banjo pickers

Guitarists might explore many styles while trying to find their mojo, but if you’re looking for an authentic bluegrass sound on that electric six-string, Jon Langberg’s Guitar-Jo might help. The string dampener gives an electric guitar a banjo-like sound, and

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String muffler turns electric players into banjo pickers

Guitarists might explore many styles while trying to find their mojo, but if you’re looking for an authentic bluegrass sound on that electric six-string, Jon Langberg’s Guitar-Jo might help. The string dampener gives an electric guitar a banjo-like sound, and

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Call of Duty WWII Review: A stunning return to the beaches of Normandy

 For folks who have played Call of Duty since the beginning, this is a welcome return to the game they fell in love with. Soldiers appear more human, instead of looking like some futuristic, cyber-mutant Marine. And because the soldiers’

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Instagram now lets you add any photos or videos to your Stories

 Instagram is turning on a feature that many users have asked for, letting users add photos and videos from their camera roll – even if they’re older than 24 hours. The limitation in place previously seemed designed to encourage Stories

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SJCAM SJ6 Legend action camera review

Of all the action cameras that I have used, the SJCAM SJ5000X Elite is probably the one I liked the most. The video quality was top-notch, it was well made and it also got lots of updates. The SJ6 Legend

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Panasonic breaks out pro-level mirrorless shooter

Panasonic has added a new flagship to its Lumix G range, the G9. The mirrorless camera is aimed squarely at professional photographers and is built around an improved version of the sensor resident in the company’s impressive GH5 video monster.

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