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Court blocks Trump‘s delay of fuel efficiency penalties

The Trump administrations efforts to undo car efficiency guidelines just hit a major obstacle. A federal court has blocked a White House attempt to delay the implementation of a rule toughening penalties for automakers that dont meet national fuel...

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Why is a celebrity personal finance guru suing Facebook?

Martin Lewis is a British journalist, TV presenter and Ralph Nader-esque campaigner who has announced that he will sue Facebook for defamation. The consumer champion has seen his face co-opted by nefarious types who use his name (and brand) to sell c...

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Deezer now creates weekly playlists based on your listening habits

Not to be left behind by the competition, Deezer is tweaking its Flow feature. The apps latest update augments the automatically curated playlist tool to include tracks from artists related to what youre listening to. More than that, the patch give...

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Google Assistant‘s routines are an easy way to automate your home

Since Amazons Echo arrived in late 2014, voice assistants have become increasingly important in making sense of the disparate smart home devices like speakers, light bulbs, thermostats, security cameras and more. But in the last few months, Alexa an...

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Facebook explains what advertisers know about you

Facebook is still facing heat over its privacy controls in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and its trying to reassure users that their personal info isnt on the open market. The social network has posted a detailed Qamp;A explaining...

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‘Super Mario 64: Ocarina of Time‘ is the perfect Nintendo mashup

Super Mario 64 is considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time. Its large, imaginative levels and increasingly difficult challenges have defined the 3D platformer genre since its release on the Nintendo 64. Similarly, The Legend of Ze...

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Huawei P20 Pro review: The best phone you‘ll never buy

For the past few months, Huawei has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons mdash; the US government warned against buying the companys phones, which led to the breakdown of near-final deals with ATamp;T and Verizon. Then Best Buy,...

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Samsung is making six TV series just for VR

With all the immersive games, films and documentaries available, there are plenty of interesting VR experiences for your headset. Samsung wants to make sure youll never run out, announcing today its Pilot Season. Its a new initiative aimed at in...

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Scientists grow human brain tissue in mice

Brain organoids made from stem cells are a promising way to study the brain, but the longest theyve survived in a petri dish is just five weeks. Researchers from the Salk Institute recently implanted a bean-sized brain organoid into a mouse, and c...

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The best lightweight gaming laptops

Back at CES a few months ago, I wrote that we were entering a golden age in lightweight gaming laptops. It started last year with NVIDIAs small, power-efficient Max-Q graphics, followed by Intel and AMDs surprising team-up on Core H with Radeon RX...

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Bloomberg: Amazon wants to build a home robot

Bloomberg is claiming that Amazon is looking to build a home robot that would do for personal androids what the Kindle did to reading. The websites sources-in-the-know claim that the giants hardware division, Lab126, is working on some sort of dome...

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ASUS made a sub-200 smartphone to fight Xiaomi in India

Having surpassed the US to become the second largest smartphone market after China, India is now the latest battleground for some of the top mobile brands. According to Canalys, even Samsung lost its top position there to Xiaomi as of Q4 2017, follow...

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Report reveals the extent of China‘s tech sexism problem

Chinese tech companies like Baidu and Alibaba have been using blatant sexism to attract job candidates and advertising jobs for men only, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reported. Major companies like Alibaba have published recruitment ads promising...

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Smart glasses could stream video without killing your battery

There a number of reasons why camera-equipped smart glasses havent taken off, whether its dorky designs, bans or just a lack of practical applications beyond niche audiences. However, theres a common theme for them all: they need big batteries to...

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Iran bans banks from trading cryptocurrencies

Iran is borrowing a page from China when it comes to regulating money: if your real-world currency is in trouble, crack down on the virtual kind. The countrys central bank has banned other banks and financial institutions from buying, selling or pr...

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Mt. Gox chief returns as an exec at a VPN giant

Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles may still be on trial for embezzlement in Japan, but that isnt stopping him from playing an influential role in the cryptocurrency world. As part of an interview with Fortune, the one-time bitcoin exchange leader ha...

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Amazon, Netflix and studios sue subscription service over piracy

Hollywood studios usually fight piracy by chasing after software add-ons and free streaming services, with the occasional device thrown in. A paid service, however? Thats relatively rare... or at least, it has been. Amazon, Netflix and multiple H...

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It‘s now safe to skin your Nintendo Switch

When it became clear that vinyl wraps and other stickers were damaging the Switch, you could practically hear the wailing from console customizers everywhere. How were you supposed to add a personal touch to Nintendos machine without giving it a pe...

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US military hopes to launch rockets in ‘days, not years‘

Even in the era of private spaceflight companies, the process of getting a rocket into space is glacially slow: it can take months or years to schedule and prepare for a mission. That was fine when launching any rocket was a special occasion, but DA...

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BMW releases a teaser for the iX3, its first all-electric SUV

BMW announced back in March that its debuting a concept version of the iX3 at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. Its the automakers first all-electric SUV, and its also the first EV its launching since it started producing the i3 back in 2013. Now, the...

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The best projector for a home theater

By Chris Heinonen This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutters independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. The Sony VPL-HW4...

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VW‘s electric Pikes Peak racer accelerates faster than an F1 car

After months of promises and teases, VW has formally unveiled its electric Pikes Peak race car... and its performance might be surprising even in light of earlier hype. The I.D. R Pikes Peak is built to smash Pikes Peaks EV record of 8 minutes and 5...

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In ‘This is Climate Change,‘ you can‘t look away from the destruction

Its one thing to read about melting glaciers. Its another to sit and stare at one, as large chunks slowly slide off, crashing thunderously into the water below. In that moment, watching the destruction of a natural wonder, its hard not to feel lik...

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After Math: Number stations

It was a week of hodge-podgery for the tech industry. ATamp;T rolled out its almost-5G service, Amazon finally revealed its Prime membership figures and Facebook continued its multi-year streak as Company Least Encumbered by Any Discernible Form of...

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