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Log off now before today‘s Steam‘s summer sale leaves you broke

Your wallet is about to get a bit lighter. Or, if you lack self-control, a lot lighter. Thats because over the next 13 days games on Steam will be marked down dramatically during this years summer sale. The first crop includes up to half off the Fi...

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You may be jailed for telling someone to ‘die in a fire‘

Words can kill, a Massachusetts Juvenile Court judge decided last Friday, when he found 20-year old Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 suicide of her then-boyfriend, Conrad Roy III. This decision, with its broad interpreta...

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FCC proposes ‘Blue Alert‘ for threats against law enforcement

During their June Open Meeting today, the FCC adopted a proposal to add an alert to the US Emergency Alert System. If enacted, the Blue Alert would notify the public of ongoing threats to law enforcement in their area through broadcast, cable, satell...

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Mars Rover‘s AI is really good at selecting rocks to analyze

If we truly want to go to Mars, then we really need to know what its made of -- its hard to bring everything you need from Earth. NASAs Curiosity Mars rover has been using specialized AI software to zap soil and rocks on the planet this past year...

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Trump‘s infrastructure proposal includes rural broadband expansion

In a speech this week given at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, President Trump said that his upcoming infrastructure plan will include expanded broadband internet access in rural areas. I will be including a provision in our infras...

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BabelOn is trying to create Photoshop for your voice

Speech synthesis -- the process of artificially creating the human voice -- isnt anything new. But a startup from San Francisco called BabelOn is working on a particularly unique offshoot of this technology. In a nutshell, BabelOn wants to make it a...

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Stanford study uses big data to highlight racial biases in policing

A group at Stanford University has taken on the issue of racial bias in law enforcement with an ongoing study called the Open Policing Project. The researchers have also created a website that makes not only their findings available, but all of their...

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Amazon‘s Echo Show displays your smart camera‘s live video feed

Amazons Echo Show is getting another new trick, err, skill. Now the gizmo will link with the cameras on your home network and display their respective feeds when you say something like, Alexa, show the front door. A press release notes that this w...

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Windows 10 preview delivers new emoji and easy GPU tracking

Windows Insiders have a big day today. Microsoft just released Windows 10 Preview Build 16226 for PCs and its got a whole host of new goodies inside.

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Facebook seeks to foster community with more group admin tools

At Facebooks first Communities Summit, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new direction for Community pages. Specifically how to run them effectively. The new direction mainly includes mod tools like insights into how and when members ar...

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Hackers reportedly altered and stole voting data before 2016 election

As the United States continues to investigate the extent of hacking in the 2016 election, reports continue to emerge that make things sound a lot worse than they did a few months ago. The latest comes from Time, which reports that the attack included...

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Car buyers aren‘t thrilled about semi-autonomous features

JD Powers latest research into the likes and dislikes of car owners has two big takeaways: people love Kia and are pretty lukewarm about self-driving technology. Or, at least those components that most drivers can gain access to right now, like adap...

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Facebook and WSJ owners are working on a ‘subscription‘ deal

The publisher of Wall Street Journal is in advanced talks to bring articles to Facebook through a subscription model. News Corp CEO Robert Thomson said that hed been talking with Mark Zuckerberg about how the value of content should be recognised....

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German police raided 36 homes over social media hate speech

Late last year, Germany proposed a bill that would fine social media providers, such as Facebook and Twitter, for failure to remove hate speech within 24 hours on their respective platforms. Now, Germany has raided the homes of 36 people accused of p...

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Your next favorite songs are the backbone of ‘Metronomicon‘

Rhythm games live and die by their soundtracks. The problem is, if youre holding a plastic instrument in your hand, youve probably played through the same songs over and over whether its in Rock Band or Guitar Hero. Regardless of how advanced the...

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Valve‘s ‘Knuckles‘ VR controller tracks individual fingers

VR fans have been steadily following the development of Valves new controller for SteamVR, called Knuckles. Now the device is being shipped to developers as a prototype, and as a result, Valve has released quite a bit of new information about Knuckl...

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Amazon is prepping Echo Show for launch with visual Alexa cards

If youre a fan of Alexa, then this announcement might be good news for you. Amazon announced that they are adding a Display Cards feature to the voice assistant that will allow Alexa to respond visually to certain queries.

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NASA‘s Curiosity rover is just a speck in this orbiter photo

At this distance, Curiosity looks like a tiny beetle crawling over volcanic rock. Electric blue, its protective shell stands out against the rough, jagged mountainside. In reality, this is an image shot by NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, an obser...

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Estonia will back up its government in a ‘digital embassy‘

The rules on what governments can, and cant, do with your personal data is based entirely on where the information is stored. Since tech companies shunt your stuff to servers across the globe, theres a risk that an oppressive regime can use its rig...

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More hotels will let you watch your own Netflix

StayCast, a Google Chromecast-powered service for hotels, could fulfill your dream of being able to watch whatever you want to as a guest -- especially now that its become much easier to get. ATamp;T has just announced that hotels can get DirectTV...

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Motorola‘s new Moto E4 isn‘t exactly thrilling, but it‘s cheap

Motorola is as well known for its cheap phones as it is for flagships, so no one was surprised when it revealed the fourth-generation Moto E earlier this month. For those not familiar, Motorolas E line always felt like a curiosity, as though the com...

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LG‘s latest OLED display is flexible, transparent and gargantuan

Here at Engadget, weve covered our fair share of flexible and transparent displays. Small ones, slightly larger ones. But never one that measured 77 inches corner to corner. That particular milestone has now been broken by LG, with a new OLED panel...

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Today‘s Google Doodle lets you compose your own music

If youre looking to lose half an hour in service of making your own music, head on over to Google and click on todays doodle. The company is celebrating the 117th birthday of Oskar Fischinger, the German-born artist and filmmaker who created geomet...

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McDonald‘s offers UK deliveries through UberEats

In the UK, there are many ways to stave off hunger without leaving the comfort of your home. Just-Eat, Deliveroo and Amazon Prime Now are but a few of the mobile apps that will deliver to your doorstep, however until today one particular restaurant c...

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