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Month: July 2018

Elon Musk says SpaceX is building a ‘kid-sized submarine’ to rescue trapped soccer team

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Just days after engineers from SpaceX and the Boring Company traveled to Thailand to assist with the rescue of a soccer team trapped in the Tham Luang cave complex, CEO Elon Musk says that they are working on a “tiny, kid-size submarine” constructed out of parts from a Falcon 9 rocket. Earlier this week, Musk […]

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MoviePass says it will refund users who were affected by last night’s outage

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Last night, MoviePass customers encountered a problem when they went out to their local theater: an outage prevented some users from checking in to a film. While the company says that the issue has been resolved, and that it’ll reimburse customers who paid out of pocket for tickets, it’s not a good look for the […]

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In The Robots of Gotham, AI has taken over the world — and become exactly like us

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Todd McAulty’s debut novel The Robots of Gotham walks us through a familiar scenario: what if robots took over the world? In his future, McAulty’s robots are benevolent monarchs, bloodthirsty tyrants, and unknowable gods who hold all the cards against humans. Set in a future Chicago after America has collapsed under robot rule, the book […]

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Comic artist Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has died

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Steve Ditko, the comic book artist who co-created Marvel’s Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, was found dead in his New York City apartment on June 29th, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 90 years old. In a statement, the president of Marvel Entertainet, Dan Buckely, said that Ditko “transformed the industry and the Marvel Universe, […]

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This weekend’s best deals make the latest TVs and games more affordable

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As the summer heat wave rolls over most of the country, it might make more sense to stay inside to escape the higher temperatures, and it’ll be a good time to evaluate whether or not it’s time to upgrade your television or other devices around the house. There’s some big deals coming on tech products […]

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Nazi paraphernalia is still being sold on Amazon, report finds

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In the latest of several similar controversies, a new report released on Friday finds that Amazon continues to facilitate the sale of hateful merchandise, including Nazi paraphernalia. The report was published by two advocacy groups, the Partnership for Working Families and the Action Center on Race & the Economy, and found, among other examples of […]

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Wired headphones are becoming the mechanical watches of personal audio

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Researchers put together a resource list for victims of smart home-aided domestic abuse

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A London-based research team has just published a six-page list of resources for domestic abuse victims who’ve been targeted through smart home gadgets that are controlled by their partners. In some cases, a domestic abuser can remotely control internet-connected home appliances using their phone, such as a smart thermostat, causing these devices to seemingly malfunction […]

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Arm and Samsung Extend Artisan POP IP Collaboration to 7LPP and 5LPE Nodes

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Arm and Samsung Foundry this week announced plans to extend their collaboration to 7LPP and 5LPE process technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, Arm will offer Samsung Foundry customers pre-designed Artisan POP IP solutions ready to be integrated into various SoCs. One of the first Artisan POP physical IP building blocks that Arm will […]

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How to capture the eerie nighttime clouds of climate change

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