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ESA throws its weight behind satellite-based 5G internet

The European Space Agency has joined forces with 16 European space companies to demonstrate and champion satellite-based 5G internet. Theyre calling their new initiative Satellite for 5G, and they signed their agreement at the Paris Air and Space...

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Self-driving shuttles are coming to the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is a hotbed for self-driving car research, so it stands to reason that students and faculty should use self-driving vehicles to get around, right? The university clearly thinks so. Mcity (the universitys public-private p...

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Emojis for zombies, T-Rex and Colbert are almost here

Your phone chats are about to get more... fantastical. Right on cue, the Unicode Consortium has released its promised batch of emoji and text characters. The finalized set of 56 emoji (up from 48 when we last reported) includes a slew of outlandish...

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Kuri home robot can tell your pets from people

Mayfield Robotics Kuri isnt out yet, but that isnt precluding the company from giving it some big upgrades ahead of the robo helpers late 2017 debut. Kuri can now recognize cats and dogs -- itll know the difference between your pet and your sign...

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eBay will match prices from Amazon and Walmart on certain items

eBay announced a new Price Match Guarantee today, ensuring many of its items will cost the same or less than those offered by other major retail competitors. Its the companys latest move in the ongoing business battle with giants like Amazon and Wa...

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Scientists may have solved a key barrier to fusion power

Weve been working towards nuclear fusion, a near-limitless source of clean energy, for the past six decades, and now scientists have made a major breakthrough. A new article published in Physical Review Letters details how to solve a dangerous issue...

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GE is working on a massive 3D printer for jet engine parts

3D printing is coming of age in numerous ways. On a large scale, MIT researchers built a 50-foot-wide, 12-foot tall igloo in just 13 hours. Theyve also debuted the first completely 3D-printed rocket engine. On a much smaller level, our own Sean Buck...

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Nike will team up with Amazon to fight fake kicks

Amazon has realized that counterfeit products posing as the real deal annoys consumers and dilutes trust in its marketplace. Thats likely why it came down harshly on vendors last fall, requiring a hefty 1,000 to 1,500 fee and tons of paperwork to...

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Apple eyes streaming terms on par with Spotify‘s label deals

Apples iTunes and Apple Music agreements with record labels are set to expire at the end of the month and both sides have been negotiating new terms. Today, Bloomberg reports that Apple is looking to reduce record labels share of streaming revenue...

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NBC is the next big TV network to jump into eSports

Seemingly every big TV network wants in on eSports. NBC Sports has revealed that its launching an international two-on-two Rocket League tournament this summer. Itll start online July 22nd with regional qualifiers using Faceits eSports platform, b...

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Apple‘s paranoia about leaks is misplaced

Apples inability to keep its secrets is so bad that even its internal presentation about confidentiality was leaked. But according to internal videos obtained by The Outline, the company is very serious about secrecy. It reportedly conducted an hour...

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NASA goes all-out with livestreaming for this summer‘s total eclipse

The US will experience its first continent-wide total solar eclipse in 99 years on August 21st, and NASA wants to make sure you see it... including perspectives you just couldnt get otherwise. Its promising an hours-long livestream that will cover...

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Dailymotion is trying to clean up its act with major redesign

Dailymotion announced this week that it has completely redesigned its app and advertising strategy. And the company hopes to attract viewers with higher quality content created through partnerships with media and entertainment brands. Three new partn...

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WannaCry ransomware causes Honda plant to shut down

WannaCry isnt done yet. Honda Motor Co. had to shut down its Sayama plant on Monday after finding the ransomware in its computer network. The plants production resumed on Tuesday.

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Samsung puts you on the field with MLB VR videos

Are you a baseball aficionado with a Gear VR headset? Youre in for a treat beyond Intels weekly live games. Samsung and MLB have unveiled plans to release over 20 virtual reality videos over the course of the leagues 2017 season. Some of them wi...

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘ hits Netflix July 18th

That exclusive deal with Disney that Netflix made back in 2012 started to pay off last fall. We wondered when we might see any Lucasfilm releases at the time, but it looks like the time is ripe for spending some time with Jyn Erso and her band of plu...

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Instagram gives social media influencers the benefit of the doubt

The chaos surrounding the cancelled Fyre Festival is a perfect example of how social media influencers can misguide consumers. Instagram users were led to believe they would be rubbing shoulders with supermodels like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid in...

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Google Glass adds Bluetooth support for whoever still uses it

Google Glass seemed headed for awkward retirement after the devices most recent update in September 2014 appeared to be its last. But out of nowhere, almost three years later, the augmented reality pioneer is getting its code refreshed with the usua...

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Charmin‘s ‘Van-Go‘ is the on-demand toilet NYC deserves

Everybodys favorite cartoon shit bear (slow your roll there, Mike Isaac), is coming to New York City! On June 21st and 22nd, the Charmin toilet paper company is running a promotional event wherein folks will be able to order an on-demand, mobile por...

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Intel puts VR to work for more immersive coverage of the Olympics

Intel is teaming up with the International Olympic Committee on future experiences for the Olympics, the chip maker announced today at an event in New York City. The new partnership, which will run through the 2024 games, is set to focus on tech li...

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Sony‘s Koov is a candy-colored coding course for kids

STEM skills are in high demand right now, making toys that teach science and engineering popular with parents hoping to give their kids a leg up in the job market. Products like Hasbros new robot that teaches coding have joined kits like Lego Mindst...

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Global coral bleaching event may finally be ending

For the last three years, coral reefs in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans have been devastated by bleaching due to high ocean temperatures. But now, after looking at satellite and model data, the NOAA says that this terrible event might finall...

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AI film editor can cut scenes in seconds to suit your style

AI has won at Go and done a few other cool things, but so far its been mighty unimpressive at harder tasks like customers service, Twitter engagement and script writing. However, a new algorithm from researchers at Stanford and Adobe has shown its...

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Classic RPG ‘Pillars of Eternity‘ is headed to consoles in August

Fans of classic role-playing games have had a lot to be happy about these past few years. The isometric genre has seen somewhat of a resurgence lately thanks to high-profile crowdfunded games like Wasteland 2 and the Divinity series -- both of which...

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