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Google Play adds new audiobook features to better compete with Audible

Google Play adds new audiobook features to better compete with Audible

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Google recently added audiobooks to Google Play, allowing users to listen to their favorite reads across Android, iOS, web, and home speakers, and presenting another option for readers aside from Audible or iBooks. The company has now rolled out some new features to listeners, allowing them to save bookmarks and add books to their daily […]

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Twitter’s Timestamps lets you share live videos from any specific moment

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Twitter is introducing a feature called Timestamps that will allow anyone to tweet a live video or replay that starts at the exact moment they want it to. Twitter said it decided to introduce the feature after seeing users tweet live videos along with a specific time in the video they wanted to talk about. […]

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SF Motors is exactly the kind of EV startup Elon Musk complained to Trump about

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Across the country from the New York Auto Show, which started this week, a small electric vehicle startup called SF Motors has emerged from the shadows. The China-backed company pulled the wraps off its first two high-powered electric vehicles at an event in Northern California last night, where the company roughly sketched out how it […]

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Blockchain laws tend to be hasty, unnecessary, and extremely thirsty

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Jason Powell, a real estate broker and Democrat who has served in the Tennessee State Legislature for six years, became interested in cryptocurrencies in 2017 as the price of Bitcoin was spiking. Around the same time, he was hearing that an exciting new innovation called blockchain, the data structure for shared recordkeeping that underpins Bitcoin, […]

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How a tweet about a chicken and a hair dryer got its own news cycle

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On March 21st, New Yorker food correspondent Helen Rosner tweeted a photo of her pointing a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer at a raw chicken. She was trying to remove moisture and maximize the crispiness of the chicken skin before roasting it, and she wanted to share her snow day plans with her followers. But this […]

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The Kai concept holds Mazda’s internal combustion future

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The next Mazda 3 may look this awesome Continue reading…

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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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