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Mechanical failures make for a fascinating Le Mans

Endurance racing is a seriously brutal game, where one small fault can be the difference between success and failure – and if ever there was a race to put that in focus, it was this year’s 24 Hours of Le

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Mechanical failures make for a fascinating Le Mans

Endurance racing is a seriously brutal game, where one small fault can be the difference between success and failure – and if ever there was a race to put that in focus, it was this year’s 24 Hours of Le

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Snapchat Spectacles review: Pricey fun for social media addicts

Snapchat Spectacles – the funky-looking specs with a built-in video camera – are now on sale across Europe as well as the US, and New Atlas has been putting a pair through their paces. Here’s what we thought about Google

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Snapchat Spectacles review: Pricey fun for social media addicts

Snapchat Spectacles – the funky-looking specs with a built-in video camera – are now on sale across Europe as well as the US, and New Atlas has been putting a pair through their paces. Here’s what we thought about Google

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Elon Musk suggests L.A. Mayor open to Boring Co. tunnel network

 Elon Musk says that he’s had “promising conversations” with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, regarding the potential of a network of tunnels underneath the city that would allow for a high-speed transit network unburdened by surface traffic. That’s the vision Musk’s

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Cloud Foundry makes its mark on the enterprise

 Today, more than ever, it’s open source projects that are leading the charge in how modern software is developed, deployed and managed. There’s Kubernetes for containers and OpenStack for running enterprise-grade infrastructure, for example. But over the course of the

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Debian 9 ‘Stretch’ is finally here — download the Linux-based operating system now

Debian is a very popular Linux-based operating system, but its development does not exactly move at a breakneck pace. In other words, it tends to focus on stability rather than bleeding edge. In fact, the development of Debian 9 “Stretch” has

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What fathers do

 Some fathers do these things. Some fathers go to the Columbus Public Library used book sale in about 1980 and buy five big boxes of books on every topic. They place those books in a playroom and they result in

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Broccoli compound could offer obese diabetics a drug-free way to slash blood sugar levels

Love it or hate it, Swedish scientists have found another reason for you to load up on or at least finish the broccoli on your plate: as it turns out, sulforaphane, a powerhouse antioxidant found in the vegetable, could be

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Broccoli compound could offer obese diabetics a drug-free way to slash blood sugar levels

Love it or hate it, Swedish scientists have found another reason for you to load up on or at least finish the broccoli on your plate: as it turns out, sulforaphane, a powerhouse antioxidant found in the vegetable, could be

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US Navy tests high-tech "Ouija board" for aircraft carriers

Modern aircraft carriers may seem like the bleeding edge of technology, but they still rely on some remarkably low-tech tools to get the job done. To help bring the US Navy into the 21st century, the Office of Naval Research’s

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US Navy tests high-tech "Ouija board" for aircraft carriers

Modern aircraft carriers may seem like the bleeding edge of technology, but they still rely on some remarkably low-tech tools to get the job done. To help bring the US Navy into the 21st century, the Office of Naval Research’s

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In wake of Amazon/Whole Foods deal, Instacart has a challenging opportunity

 Yesterday, Amazon and Whole Foods ruined a perfectly slow news day on a Friday in June with the announcement that Amazon intends to buy Whole Foods for almost $14 billion. The most obvious victim of the deal was Instacart, in

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Gillmor Gang: Abstraction of Justice

 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, June 16, 2017. The Gang finally talks coins and chains, and too much of nothing is revealed. @stevegillmor, @dsearls, @kteare, @fradice, DenisPombriant

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How to avoid Twitter’s bubbly redesign

With its latest redesign, many people are complaining that Twitter has stepped back in time. If you are not a fan of the “circles and curves everywhere” look, you can — with a little help — avoid the redesign and

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Here comes PragueCrunch V

 I’ve been visiting Central Europe almost every year and almost every year my buddy Jack Deneut has been setting up PragueCrunch, our kind-of-semi-annual celebration of Czech startups. And it’s happening again this year! The event is on July 13, 2017

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A better boardroom can reverse Uber’s cultural woes

 Probably the last thing Uber needs right now is to have anyone recount their recent setbacks, but the company’s quick, Icarus-like fall from grace tells us much about how tech companies going through hyper growth can go wrong. By 2016,

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Dual-personality expedition pickup equipped for adventures of all kinds

Prebuilt expedition vehicles like the EarthRoamer XV-LTS are cool, but some of the best things come to those who convert their trucks themselves. And if the owner happens to be one of the premier overland supply shops in the US,

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Dual-personality expedition pickup equipped for adventures of all kinds

Prebuilt expedition vehicles like the EarthRoamer XV-LTS are cool, but some of the best things come to those who convert their trucks themselves. And if the owner happens to be one of the premier overland supply shops in the US,

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Crunch Report | Amazon Bids to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Amazon bids to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, Walmart buys Bonobos for $310 million, Mobike, a ride-sharing company in China, raises $600 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Go to Source

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