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Citymapper to launch a weekend night bus service in London

Citymappers brief bus experiment in London was more than a one-off. The company, which runs an independent transport and navigation app, is now planning a permanent bus route in the middle of East London. Like its two-day trial in May, the new servi...

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America is driving gun sales on the dark web

Sixty percent of all the weapons sold on the dark web are smuggled out of the US, according to research from the RAND Corporation. It, along with the University of Manchester, began investigating the illegal trade in firearms, explosives and ammuniti...

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MIT‘s AI knows what‘s in your cookies just by looking at them

Imagine an app that can help you figure out how to replicate what youre eating in a restaurant and help track your calorie intake just by taking a picture of your plate. A team of MIT CSAIL researchers have developed an artificial intelligence syste...

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Twitter says its safety updates are stamping out abuse

Its safe to say Twitter had an awful 2016. Yet amidst all its turmoil, its abuse problem trumped all others. To make matters worse, the companys convoluted approach to cleaning up its site left even its most ardent users bemused. Then, at the onset...

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Chat app Viber hopes you‘ll shop from its keyboard

If you owned Viber and saw Facebook make a big deal of in-chat shopping, what would you do? Bake shopping into the very heart of your messaging app, apparently. A few months after including an Instant Shopping feature in Viber, parent company Rakut...

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Atari introduces the Speakerhat, a hat with speakers

Atari might be best known for classic video gaming, but now the company is debuting a new line of wearables. The first product in the Atari Connected Life line is called the Speakerhat, powered by Audiowear.

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Microsoft: No more Windows 10 upgrades for some Atom-based PCs

Everyone knows that technology goes obsolete quickly, but Microsoft and Intel are taking that tenet too far for some folks. Owners of three- to four-year-old Clover Trail Atom-based PCs like the HP Envy X2 laptop noticed that they were unable to up...

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Petcube‘s 249 treat cam goes on sale next week

Petcube has released a new pet camera, and it can do so much more than its typical counterparts. You can use it not just to monitor your furry BFFs, but also to toss them treats, talk to them and share their shenanigans on Facebook Live. Petcube Bite...

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UK teens say Instagram is the worst app for cyberbullying

New research claims Instagram is home to more cyberbullies than any other social media platform. The findings form part of UK anti-bullying charity Ditch the Labels annual survey, which consulted over 10,000 young people aged 12 to 20.

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The ESA‘s hunt for gravitational waves is over, for now

On July 18th, 2017 at around 2PM Eastern time, Professor Stefano Vitale sent the LISA Pathfinder its final kill commands from the missions control center in Germany. The lead investigators instructions prompted the probe to reboot itself and run a...

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The Morning After: Thursday, July 20th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. How do you do, fellow kids? Our back to school guide is overflowing with laptop and desktop recommendations, theres a smart workout-stick Kickstarter and everyones talking about 911. Also, keep an eye out late...

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Here‘s the ‘Words With Friends‘ TV show you didn‘t ask for

Zyngas Words With Friends is one of those few smartphone games that has survived for far longer than many early mobile titles -- it still has a huge fan base (55 million active games at any one time) 8 years after its debut. And now, the developer w...

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Intel reportedly killed its wearables division

When TechCrunch reported last year that Intel is getting out of wearables, the tech titan vehemently denied it. Now a new report by CNBC indicates that the company is indeed leaving the business behind: the publication says Intel has axed the whole d...

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The OnePlus 5 has an update coming to fix its scary 911 reboot bug

If theres one thing your cellphone really needs to do, its work in an emergency. A couple of days ago, however, one owner of the OnePlus 5 made two attempts to call 911 only to have his phone reboot both times. Other posters on Reddit observed the...

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Lenovo reveals AR headset and other ambitious AI concepts

You might know Lenovo for its laptops and Yogabooks, but the electronics maker is apparently used to conjuring up some pretty far-out concepts much more exciting than a 2-in-1. At its third annual Tech World innovation summit, it has revealed not jus...

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Former Dreamworks exec‘s ‘New TV‘ pitch: 10 minute episodes

Over the years Jeffrey Katzenberg has gotten behind ideas big (Dreamworks 3D animated movies) and small (AwesomenessTV, an online video company backed by Dreamworks and Engadget parent company Verizon), but his next idea combines the two. As profiled...

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Hack into a world of cyberpunk horror next month in ‘Observer‘

If you think things are unendurably awful in the world today, maybe dont play Observer when it hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux on August 15th. Observer follows one of the darkest paths at humanitys feet, imagining a 2084 where corp...

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Christopher Nolan is no fan of Netflix‘s movie strategy

Dont expect Christopher Nolan to produce a Netflix-only magnum opus any time soon. In an interview, the Dunkirk director says he chooses not to work with Netflix over what he sees as a bizarre aversion to supporting theatrical movies. The stream...

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See the first ‘Blade Runner 2049‘ VR tie-in at Comic-Con

Its been a good few months for Blade Runner 2049 fans, what with the three amazing trailers already out for the upcoming reboot from director Ridley Scott. Now, weve got a new VR tie-in for the film, as Oculus plans to debut Blade Runner 2049: Rep...

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Microsoft shows off a Nest-like thermostat based on Cortana

Microsoft isnt content to let Amazon or Alphabet dictate the future of the smart home. The software giant has unveiled a smart thermostat from Johnson Controls, GLAS, that promises to one-up what you see from the likes of Nest. The slick-looking con...

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Elon Musk implies SpaceX won‘t land Dragon capsules on Mars

In February, SpaceX admitted its plan to shoot its Dragon capsule (without people) to Mars by 2018 was a little too ambitious, and bumped up the launch date to 2020. But it seems that approach was too uncertain for NASAs -- and Elon Musks -- strict...

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‘Terminator 2‘ UHD Blu-ray comes with a life-size robot arm

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of the best action movies of all time. Its also consistently been a great piece of reference material for home theater geeks who like showing off just what their fancy audio and video gear is capable of. Well, this...

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Twitch vs. YouTube Gaming: A ‘Destiny 2‘ snapshot

YouTube Gaming hit the net in August 2015, promising to compete with the live-streaming worlds dominant force, Twitch. Two years later, both sites have evolved. Twitch offers a raft of non-gaming streams -- including anime and 90s-TV marathons, co...

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Self-driving cars could hit US roads before federal laws are in place

A House of Representatives panel just greenlit a measure that, once officially signed into law, would allow thousands of autonomous cars to hit the road while federal legislators draft more comprehensive safety laws. It would be a significant first s...

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