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Windows 10 October 2018 Update: the 10 best new features

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Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update is being made available to existing machines today. All you have to do is visit Windows Update to manually trigger this latest update, or wait until Microsoft starts pushing it out more broadly to PCs next week. Either way, the update includes a number of new features that […]

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HyperloopTT unveils its first passenger capsule

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has unveiled the first of its full-scale capsules that it hopes will one day be used to transport passengers at 750 miles per hour, reports Bloomberg. The California-based company is one of several Hyperloop contenders that have sprung up to deliver on Elon Musk’s 2013 transportation vision. The company will now […]

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Microsoft is dragging its feet on helping USB-C go mainstream

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One of the more perplexing announcements to come out of Microsoft’s Surface hardware event in New York City yesterday was the port choice across its refreshed Surface laptop line and its new, noise-cancelling and Cortana-equipped Surface Headphones. On the wireless Surface Headphones, which are a forward-looking pair of high-end cans designed to compete with Bose […]

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How Lady Gaga’s fans are using Twitter to bend reality

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One of our core concerns around here is the way social networks are vulnerable to coordinated influence campaigns that can distort the nature of our reality, with negative consequences for our country. I write about this most often in in conjunction with state-sponsored campaigns, like the ones that Facebook caught Russia and Iran promoting this […]

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Audi’s PB18 E-tron concept can convert into a single-seater race car

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A sliding monocoque lends this electric supercar concept a tiny measure of practicality Continue reading…

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Renault’s EZ-Ultimo luxury self-driving concept is a giant slice of ridiculous

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A yacht on electric wheels Continue reading…

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Uber’s first electric scooters arrive in Santa Monica

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Uber’s first electric scooters are finally here. The dockless devices arrived earlier this week in Santa Monica, California, a month after the city gave Uber and four other companies the green light to operate up to 250 shared scooters each for the next 18 months. The ride-hail company is playing catch-up in a market that’s […]

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Ricin is a popular choice for attempting to poison politicians

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Two suspicious packages were discovered at a Pentagon mail facility Monday, the Associated Press reports. Then, this evening, the Secret Service announced that another envelope addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted before it got inside the White House. There’s no word yet about what might have been tainting the president’s mail — but an […]

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Venom is a bizarre and baffling mess

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The benefit of adapting any pre-existing intellectual property for the silver screen is that studios always know an audience is waiting. Whether the source material is a book, a video game, or even a line of toys, the logic is straightforward: if somebody liked a story in its original medium, they’ll probably be curious enough […]

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Razer’s new gaming router offers more reliable Wi-Fi and mesh networking

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Razer is entering the router market with a new product it’s calling Sila. Unlike most standard gaming routers on the market today, Razer says its model specializes in fast and reliable Wi-Fi. It also features mesh networking capabilities, for those who may not have an easy way to directly access their router via Ethernet. That […]

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