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Wil Wheaton and Amber Benson on depicting gender in John Scalzi’s next audiobook

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Next month, Audible will release the recorded version of John Scalzi’s upcoming novel Head On, a sequel to his 2014 thriller Lock In. Like Lock In — but unlike most audio editions — this release will come in two versions: one narrated by Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton, and the other by Buffy […]

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Automakers team up with states to get Americans to buy more electric cars

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In 2017, nearly 200,000 electric cars were sold in the US. That may seem like a lot, but that’s less than 2 percent of the 17 million total vehicles sold over the course of the year. But while EV sales are definitely growing, the electrified market is still decidedly niche. This has spurred a new […]

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This small remote-controlled robot can tow up to 9,000 pounds

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Remote-controlled cars can seem pretty boring now that we have personal, semi-autonomous drones. But RC vehicles that are stuck on the ground are a lot more interesting when they can tow up to 9,000 pounds behind them — and that’s what Trailer Valet’s RVR robot is capable of doing. The RVR, which recently started shipping, […]

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About half of Americans don’t think climate change will affect them — here’s why

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More than half of Americans seem to think that climate change won’t affect them personally, a new poll shows. Only 45 percent think that global warming will pose a serious threat in their lifetime, and just 43 percent say they worry a great deal about climate change. But climate change is already affecting us — […]

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Trump attacks Amazon over tax policies and US Postal Service deals

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Following a report yesterday about his feelings toward Amazon, President Trump fired a tweet this morning aimed at the online retail giant. “I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election,” he wrote. “Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery […]

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The new Westworld season 2 trailer promises blood as the robot uprising continues

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Last night, HBO announced that a new trailer for Westworld’s second season was coming by interrupting the broadcast on all HBO and Cinemax channels simultaneously — and now the trailer has finally arrived. Set to an epic, orchestral cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box,” the spot hits on all the major story threads that were left […]

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NVIDIA ARM SoC Roadmap Updated: After Xaiver Comes Orin

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As part of this week’s GTC 2018 keynote address, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang quickly touched upon the future of NVIDIA’s ARM SoC lineup. While the company no longer publicly advertises or sells ARM-based SoCs – the last SoC branded Tegra was the Tegra X1 – they have continued development for private uses. Chief among these […]

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Pinterest’s new feed has just your friends’ pins, and no algorithmic recommendations

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Pinterest is introducing a big, but decidedly familiar new feature today: a feed, which will show recent pins from the people and boards you’re following. And mercifully, the feed will largely be shown in chronological order. The current Pinterest experience already revolves around a feed of pins, but it doesn’t take into account who you […]

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Microsoft’s Windows chief departs as the company pushes further towards AI and the cloud

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Microsoft is announcing another big reorganization today, pushing the company’s Windows operating system in a different direction. Windows chief Terry Myerson, a 21-year Microsoft veteran, is departing the company as Microsoft seeks to unify its artificial intelligence and core Windows OS components into a single team. That new team will be headed by Scott Guthrie, […]

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How to track the spiraling Chinese space station as it falls from orbit

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