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Facebook announces a new video creation app

It‘s been clear for some time now that Facebook is betting heavily on video; everything from live streaming to hosting coverage of news and sporting events. But in an effort to really compete with YouTube, the social media behemoth is attempting to lure original video creators with the announcement of a new mobile app that focuses on, well, video creation. Continue reading

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Tesla looks to begin car manufacturing in China

Tesla is interested in opening a factory in China to begin building its all-electric vehicles in the country, the company revealed this week. But before fans of American manufacturing start getting worried, know that this isn‘t about Tesla looking for a cheaper workforce or anything like that. Instead the car maker is looking to improve its appeal among buyers by Continue reading

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Update your Apple Watch with Toy Story faces with latest watchOS beta

If the current look of your Apple Watchs main screen is getting a little stale, and you‘re already tired of the existing Mickey and Minnie Mouse faces, you‘ll soon have the option adorning your smartwatch with Toy Story characters. As shown off at this year‘s WWDC keynote, watchOS 4 will expand on the Disney tie-ins by introducing animated character faces, Continue reading

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SpaceX nails launch & landing of a used rocket for second time

SpaceXs record of success continues to grow as the space company successfully launched and landed a used Falcon 9 rocket for the second time on Friday. As the second instance of reusing one of its rockets, this marks 12 completed landings out of 17 attempts for SpaceX, and the 7th successful recovery at sea, where the rocket‘s first stage touches Continue reading

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GTA 5 mod OpenIV returns after Rockstar softens stance

The last week has been a frustrating one for Grand Theft Auto V players, specifically those among the game‘s PC modding community. Things came to a head earlier this month when Take-Two, GTA 5s publisher, sent a cease and desist letter to the creators of OpenIV, a popular modding tool that enables players to create new items for the single-player Continue reading

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV First Drive: 5 Things You Need To Know

Volkswagen has found itself on the outside looking in when it comes to the current SUV zeitgeist that has seized American car shoppers. The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan compact sport-utility vehicle, in combination with the full-size VW Atlas, is intended to address that oversight and snag a larger slice of customer affections (and paychecks) than the previous Tiguan and the Continue reading

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Apple‘s new Chicago store has a giant MacBook on top

Apple has a new flagship retail store currently under construction in the city of Chicago, and as you‘d expect from the company‘s other flashy stores from the last few years, it features an impressive, striking design. But new footage from the building process has revealed that the store‘s roof has its own interesting design element: it strongly resembles a giant Continue reading

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Scientists say another Earth-like planet may be hiding in our solar system

As if the so-called Planet 9‘ wasn‘t interesting enough, researchers with the University of Arizona have detailed a newly discovered planetary mass object‘ that could prove to be a Planet 10. This object is said to be in the fringes of our own solar system, and all signs point toward it being a yet-undiscovered planet. If it is, researchers estimate Continue reading

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Titanfall 2 DLC arrives June 27 with two new maps and more

EA has announced plans for the next Titanfall 2 DLC, saying it will arrive on June 27 with a bunch of new features, not the least of which are two new maps called War Games‘ and Traffic.‘ If that‘s not enough to get you excited, the upcoming DLC will also bring a third weapon slot for pilots, a free agents Continue reading

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YouTube TV will soon launch in these ten new markets

YouTubes relatively new live television service YouTube TV launched in a limited number of markets, and while it still isn‘t available for everyone, Google says it‘ll soon be available in ten new markets. It hasn‘t actually launched in all of these markets yet, so you‘ll still need to sign up on the service‘s website where you‘ll find out whether your Continue reading

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You can now ask Google to delete medical records from search: here‘s how

Personal medical records showing up in search results is a big problem, and now Google is addressing it. The Internet giant will start pulling these records from results when someone asks them to, helping individuals maintain privacy in a world where hackers are increasingly breaching medical facilities‘ networks. This marks a change in policy for the company, which recently updated Continue reading

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This new type of poppy seed won‘t make you fail drug tests

From a Seinfeld episode to real-life drama, poppy seeds have been a source of comedy, angst, and compromised jobs. Consuming too many of the seeds on your morning bagel can cause you to test positive for heroin, and depending on the nature of your job, that could be cause for immediate dismissal. The issue is a serious one, and as Continue reading

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Pokemon GO Raids Update: Requirements for Weekend WAR!

Pokemon GO Raids were released today in a Beta for some users in the game, while others had to sit it out - that‘s about the change. About halfway through the day, Niantic changed the requirements for each and every Pokemon GO Raid in the game, starting with a higher level and moving down to one slightly lower. This news Continue reading

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NASA CHESS mission will probe ‘empty‘ deep space

NASA plans to probe the seemingly empty space that lies between stars via its new CHESS mission, helping researchers understand the earliest parts of a star‘s slow formation. CHESS, in this case, is short for Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph, a special payload that will be sent into space on the suborbital sounding rocket called Black Brant IX. The launch Continue reading

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CoD: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone release date announced

Arguably, the most appealing part of last year‘s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was the pack-in Modern Warfare Remastered. The remaster of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare got a lot of people excited, but up until now, it‘s only been available in a bundle with Infinite Warfare. If you were disappointed by that, then cheer up, because Activision has Continue reading

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Video from Russia shows dust devil turning into a fire tornado

There‘s no shortage of entertaining videos from Russia, and while most of them involve balls of fire shooting through the sky, this one is a bit different: a dust devil made its way over to an open flame and transformed into a fire tornado. Thanks to a witness who was quick with their camera, the entire process was caught on Continue reading

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Google will stop scanning free Gmail accounts for targeted ads

It‘s not really a secret that Google built its massive wealth on advertising, but the measures it takes to deliver relevant ads to users haven‘t always gone over well. One particular data collection method that Google has used involves Gmail - up until now, Google has scanned user Gmail accounts to help it build profiles on those users. Those profiles, Continue reading

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4 Phone insurance options that are (much) cheaper than your carrier

If you have a top-tier flagship smartphone, there‘s a good chance you paid somewhere between 600 and 800 for itor more. That‘s a fairly substantial sum, and the reason why many find it hard to turn down their carrier‘s monthly phone insurance. That insurance, though, adds up on its own, typically being 11.99/month that‘s just under 144/year, not including Continue reading

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Galaxy Note 8 release date, price, and specs leaked

For the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 this morning several key details were leaked surrounding the release and pricing of the handset. Previous leaks suggested sizing and contents of the smartphone, closely resembling those of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. This device‘s specifications are only slightly different from those of the previously released handset, with a few key details in place Continue reading

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 will hit Twitch in six-day mega marathon

It would seem that Twitch marathons of classic shows are the hot new thing. What originally began with a marathon of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross later led to marathons for both Power Rangers and Mister Roger‘s Neighborhood. Today Twitch announced its next marathon, and if you happen to be a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, this Continue reading

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Pokemon GO Update: Raid level news, Gyms Upgrade

The biggest update to Pokemon GO has released this week, and the push for the Gym Overhaul went live overnight. This means a whole new system for Pokemon Gym locations around the world, for all players - once they have the newest version of the app, of course.. It also means that we‘re nearly here with the RAID Battle system Continue reading

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Overwatch update improves loot box drops, Hearthstone follows suit

While Overwatch has seen immense success, one of its more divisive features has been its loot box system. Though Overwatch runs 40 for the standard version on PC and 60 on consoles, players can only unlock new cosmetic items through a F2P-like loot box system. These loot boxes are fairly rare in-game - you get one every time your account Continue reading

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The best free Netflix alternatives you‘ve never heard of (mid-2017)

Somewhere in the vast expanse between Netflix and piracy lies a slew of free, legal streaming services, some more appealing than others. These free services are supported by advertisements there‘s no free lunch, after all but they‘re a solid option for anyone who wants to ditch cable without racking up a similar bill. You‘ve probably heard of the Continue reading

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These iPhone 8 photos look like the real deal

The list of iPhone 8 leaks seems to be never ending at this point, but a new one today could potentially be pretty big. The leak comprises just two images, showing off the front and back of what is said to be the iPhone 8. Obviously, a pair of images won‘t give us any details about internal hardware, but as Continue reading

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