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Apple may secure its own battery materials to avoid shortages

Cobalt is an essential component in lithium ion batteries, making it a crucial material in the production of smart devices and electric vehicles. But, as battery-hungry cars go mainstream, theres a risk that the worlds supply will be eaten up by ca...

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HoloLens adds mixed reality to a Japanese national treasure

One of the best ways to give centuries-old artifacts a modern touch is mixed reality. The technology allows you to add interesting elements to any object without actually touching or altering it in any way. Microsoft, for instance, has helped Tokyo-b...

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Bigelow forms command center for its expandable space stations

Bigelow Aerospace has big plans for its future expandable space stations, so it has formed a whole new company for them. Called Bigelow Space Operations (BSO), the new private space company will oversee the marketing and customer service, as well as...

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AT&T will launch mobile 5G in Atlanta, Dallas and Waco

ATamp;T is finally willing to say exactly where youll see mobile 5G in 2018. The carrier has confirmed that parts of Atlanta, Waco and its home turf of Dallas will adopt the standards-based service when it goes live before the end of the year....

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Microsoft‘s Mixer lets viewers buy games straight from livestreams

A few weeks ago, Microsoft outlined new plans for its Mixer streaming service, including Direct Purchases. The feature would enable viewers to buy whatever game (or DLC) theyre watching direct from the companys store, which would then give streamer...

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Netflix: ‘Stranger Things‘ directors aren‘t leaving the show

We havent heard much about the next season of Stranger Things, but a rumor on Moviefone.com indicated that its directors, Ross and Matt Duffer, will be less involved after season three wraps up. This evening, Netflix tweeted Rumors that the Duffer...

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Boston Dynamics‘ robots won‘t be held back by puny humans

Are you looking for the exact moment when the robots decide to turn on their human creators? You might want to mark this day on your calendar. Boston Dynamics has posted video of a SpotMini test where it gauged the bots ability to adjust to interf...

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Android P will prevent apps from quietly hijacking your camera

The threat of someone hijacking your phones camera to spy on you unawares is sometimes overstated, but its definitely a possibility. Enough so, in fact, that Google is determined to do something about it. Recently discovered code submissions show t...

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Archos‘ electric scooter taps Android for directions

Its not just bicycle makers hoping Android will improve your two-wheeled transportation. Archos has unveiled a Citee Connect electric scooter with a 5-inch Android computer in between the handlebars. The hardware wont rival your phone (it an uses...

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Robots that pick up and sort objects may improve warehouse efficiency

Sorting and organizing may not always be the most difficult tasks, but they can certainly get tedious. And while they may seem like prime examples of something we might like robots to do for us, picking up, recognizing and sorting objects is actually...

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Judge rejects AT&T request for White House records on Time Warner merger

After the Department of Justice filed suit last November to block ATamp;Ts intended 85 billion merger with Time Warner, the telecom giant wanted to find out how much the White House was involved. The company had good reason to wonder how much dire...

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Mattel and Tynker will use Barbie to teach kids to code

A couple of years back, Mattel and Tynker partnered up to produce programming lessons based on Hot Wheels and Monster High. Now the two companies are expanding their partnership to launch seven new Barbie-themed coding lessons this coming summer. The...

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Microsoft Mixer lets viewers buy games straight from livestreams

A few weeks ago, Microsoft outlined new plans for its Mixer streaming service, including Direct Purchases. The feature would enable viewers to buy whatever game (or DLC) theyre watching direct from the companys store, which would then give streamer...

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‘Santa Clarita Diet‘ returns to Netflix on March 23rd

Netflixs show about managing suburban life with a zombie wife, Santa Clarita Diet, proved popular enough to secure a second season last spring. A year from that renewal, fans will finally get to watch when it arrives on March 23rd.

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ASUS‘ Windows Mixed Reality headset is now on sale for 429

We liked what we saw of the ASUS foray into Windows Mixed Reality hardware at IFA 2017, but we always figured it would likely be pricey. Thats been proven true now as the HC102 headset and two controllers are finally on sale in the US for 429.

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Facebook makes it easier to share detailed 3D objects

Facebook has had the option to post 3D objects for a while, and now youll have some better reasons to use it. The social site has introduced support for a standard 3D file format (gITF 2.0) that not only allows for richer objects with more realistic...

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Jessica Jones confronts her anger in new season two trailer

The long-awaited second season of Jessica Jones will finally debut next month and today Netflix gave us another look at what we can expect from it. In the first trailer, released earlier this month, we saw Jones grappling with her past and trying to...

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‘Rocket League‘ DLC adds DC superhero flair on March 5th

When car-soccer game Rocket League arrived last November, it included two DC Comics-inspired customization options like The Flash wheels and player banner. On March 5th, the game will get an entire roster of Justice League cars from Warner Bros., inc...

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If NBC can‘t improve its VR Olympics coverage, it should just stop

If youre watching the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics on TV like a normal person, you may not realize theres another option. I viewed the opening ceremonies, skiing, curling, figure skating and other events in virtual reality on my Samsung Gear VR...

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‘Burnout Paradise‘ is back with a 40 4K remaster March 16th

Burnout Paradise was one of those rare racers that transcended its genre and was just a killer game. If its recent 10th birthday had you feeling nostalgic, then weve got good news. Come March 16th, youll be able to hit the streets of Paradise City...

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Fox News‘ streaming service will cater to ‘superfans‘

Fox News is joining the ranks of conventional broadcasters launching stand-alone streaming services. The channel has revealed plans for Fox Nation, an internet-only subscription video service for superfans of its ultra-conservative programming. T...

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Installation begins on Bezos-backed 10,000 year clock

How will our actions affect our grandchildren? Our great-grandchildren? And their great-grandchildren? Thats the kind of long-term thinking that the non-profit organization the Long Now is trying to foster. And now Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has reve...

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‘Elite Dangerous: Beyond‘ Chapter One arrives on February 27th

If youve been eagerly waiting for the third season of Elite Dangerous, your time has almost come. Today, Frontier Developments announced that the first chapter of the new season of the space MMORPG, called Beyond, will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One...

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The ESA says preserving old online games isn‘t ‘necessary‘

The video game industry as a whole does a piss-poor job at preserving its history -- especially when it comes to online games. The Entertainment Software Association -- responsible for E3; counts Electronic Arts, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and Ubisoft...

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