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The “Oddly Satisfying” Pleasures of Slime Porn

The videos seem to come from nowhere, delivered to the grid of my Instagram Explore tab under the subhead “Oddly Satisfying.” They appear to lack a unifying trait, beyond the strange yield of odd satisfaction. Like porn, you just tend to

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A Mouse Problem

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3D-printed robot has first soft legs to tackle tough terrain

In the world of robotics, researchers are going soft – in their designs at least. Soft robots have some advantages over their more rigid brethren but till now, they’ve not been able to do much other than wriggle around. An

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3D-printed robot has first soft legs to tackle tough terrain

In the world of robotics, researchers are going soft – in their designs at least. Soft robots have some advantages over their more rigid brethren but till now, they’ve not been able to do much other than wriggle around. An

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Watch Google’s I/O keynote live here

It’s that time once again when Google takes to the stage to reveal its future plans. The annual Google I/O developer conference kicks off today, with a keynote taking place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Among other

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Amazon refreshes Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets

Android tablets aren’t very exciting anymore, as manufacturers have seemingly lost focus on them. There have been a few solid offerings here and there, but it is a very sad state of affairs. With that said, Amazon’s Fire tablets —

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The war over artificial intelligence will be won with visual data

 Major technology companies and new startups are at war over having the most valuable artificial intelligence and at the core of this war is having unique high quality visual data. This battle will be won by owning the connected camera.

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Forest is the administration interface to rule them all

 If you work for a startup, chances are that you use four different software-as-a-service platforms to mange your orders, clients and products. French startup Forest started as part of eFounders’ startup studio and wants to unify all these administration interfaces

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After WannaCry chaos, ShadowBrokers threaten ‘Data Dump of the Month’ service, including Windows 10 exploits

News over the past week has been dominated by the fallout from the WannaCry ransomware. Now the hacking group that released the NSA’s hacking tool kit into the wild has announced plans to start an exploit subscription service in June.

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Webcamoid is a one-stop webcam capture and recording suite

Webcamoid is a surprisingly versatile open-source webcam suite for Windows, Linux and Mac. Launch the program and it looks very simple. The image from the default webcam is displayed, there’s a small transparent toolbar at the bottom of the screen,

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Budget 4K TVs get Fire TV and Alexa smarts built in

Following the introduction of the Echo Show last week, Amazon is putting its Alexa behind a bigger screen. The company’s AI personal assistant and Fire TV system will both be built into a line of smart TVs from budget TV

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Budget 4K TVs get Fire TV and Alexa smarts built in

Following the introduction of the Echo Show last week, Amazon is putting its Alexa behind a bigger screen. The company’s AI personal assistant and Fire TV system will both be built into a line of smart TVs from budget TV

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Are the bubbles in your soda making you hungry?

There has been a flurry of research in recent times examining the links between sugar-free soda and obesity. Many have pointed the finger at artificial sweeteners for having counter-intuitive effects that actually cause weight gain instead of preventing it. But

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Are the bubbles in your soda making you hungry?

There has been a flurry of research in recent times examining the links between sugar-free soda and obesity. Many have pointed the finger at artificial sweeteners for having counter-intuitive effects that actually cause weight gain instead of preventing it. But

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Crunch Report | Symphony Messaging App Joins the Unicorn Club

It’s Day 2 from Disrupt New York, Symphony joins the Unicorn Club, you can now sort Instagram stories by location and scientists 3D-printed ovaries and made mouse babies. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Go to Source

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Corolla collision shows they don’t make ’em like they used to, and that’s a good thing

With airbags, crumple zones and active crash avoidance systems, modern cars are much safer than their predecessors. But what does all that progress actually look like when push comes to shove? The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crashed a

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Corolla collision shows they don’t make ’em like they used to, and that’s a good thing

With airbags, crumple zones and active crash avoidance systems, modern cars are much safer than their predecessors. But what does all that progress actually look like when push comes to shove? The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crashed a

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There’s no shame in a $100M startup

 The era of unicorn startups has created a distorted view of entrepreneurial success. All the talk about billion-dollar exits has inflated the numbers that define a win. Starting and selling a company for $100 million dollars is an outlier event

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Mike Allen of Axios: People want sophisticated explanations, not long ones

 Mike Allen, the co-founder and executive editor of business, tech and politics news site Axios.com, is spending a lot of time these days thinking about information today, and how best to deliver it. As the former chief political reporter of Politico, and

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AMD’s new top-end Radeon Vega graphics cards are taking aim at competing GPUs

 It’s high-time for AMD to announce a new generation graphics card and it’s done just that with the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. This potentially deadly duo of souped-up GPUs take aim at NVIDIA’s Pascal series, namely the GTX 1080, 1080Ti and even

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