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United Airlines to start flying pets again, but many dog breeds are banned

United Airlines to start flying pets again, but many dog breeds are banned

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United Airlines is going to accept dogs and cats for air transportation again beginning this summer. The company made the announcement yesterday after a temporary suspension was put in place over the death of a pet. But this time, United will ban 21 different dog breeds and four cat breeds that tend to do poorly […]

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Intel Taps Additional Facility to Assemble & Test Boxed Coffee Lake CPUs

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Intel last week announced plans to start using an additional assembly and test facility to produce boxed versions of its six-core Core i5/i7 (Coffee Lake) processors. The addition of the new site in China will enable Intel to increase supply of its latest CPUs. Meanwhile, it is noteworthy that Intel has long solved problems with […]

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Cambridge Analytica is reportedly shutting down

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Following the far-reaching scandal over Facebook user data, Cambridge Analytica is shutting down, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The organization’s parent company, SCL Group, will also be shuttered, according to the Journal, which cites SCL Group’s founder. Cambridge Analytica, which gained fame by working on data analytics for the Trump presidential […]

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Nest’s Temperature Sensor is now available

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Nest’s Temperature Sensor was announced back in March and preorders started shipping last month, but now it’s finally available to buy outright, via Android Police. Each sensor costs $39, or you can pick up a three-pack for $99 for people who actually own houses large enough to need that many independently temperature-monitored rooms. (I live […]

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Facebook is using billions of Instagram images to train artificial intelligence algorithms

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Your Instagram photo of a perfectly composed plate pf pancakes or an exquisitely framed sunset is helping Facebook train its artificial intelligence algorithms to better understand objects in images, the company announced today at its annual F8 developer conference. Facebook says the approach, which culls images from publicly available hashtags, is a way to amass […]

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The best gadgets are the ones you know how to use

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Sometimes you can’t help what movies stick with you. You end up quoting them to people who are baffled that you think they might possibly share your cultural references. I’m ashamed to say one of those movies, for me, is 1996’s The Ghost and the Darkness. It’s a film so deeply naive in its attempts […]

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RED’s $1,200 ‘holographic display’ Hydrogen One smartphone has been delayed until August

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RED is delaying the launch of its upcoming Hydrogen One smartphone until later in August, according to an April post from company founder Jim Jannard on the RED user forum, spotted by CNET. Jannard explained the delay for two reasons: one, that RED was taking more time to improve the camera module by adding dual […]

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MoviePass is bringing back its unlimited plan

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After doing away with its unlimited model just two weeks ago in favor of a limited four-movie-per-month plan for new users, MoviePass has flip-flopped back to its old one-movie-per-day plan. And CEO Mitch Lowe now says the subscription service is “absolutely committed” to keeping it that way, Wired reports. Just a few days ago, Lowe’s […]

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Sphero spinoff announces a $3,200 programmable robot

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Misty Robotics, a spinoff of Sphero, has just announced Misty II, the second generation of its programmable robot it initially displayed at this year’s CES. While Misty I was a beta model meant for select developers to tinker with, Misty II is more polished and created for a wider audience. Misty II still retains the […]

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Google starts throwing cash at Google Assistant startups

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Today, Google is launching a new investment program for early-stage startups working to broaden Google Assistant hardware or features. The new program provides financial resources, early access to Google features and tools, access to the Google Cloud Platform, and promotional support in efforts to bolster young companies. Google says its investment program will also support […]

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