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Inside Airbnb's 'Guerrilla War' Against Local Governments

Wired - 59 min 33 sec ago
Airbnb, the nation's second-most-valuable startup, is battling cities from Boston to San Diego over collecting taxes and enforcing zoning rules.
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Facebook Changes Its Ad Tech to Stop Discrimination

Wired - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:22
As part of a settlement of five legal cases that claimed Facebook allowed advertisers to discriminate against minorities, the company is making changes to its ad-targeting technology.
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Flat Earthers are planning a trip to Antarctica to reach the 'end of the world'

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:58
A prominent group of conspiracy theorists who believe that the Earth is flat will embark on a cruise to Antarctica next year to visit what they consider the 'end of the world.'
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Keurig and Budweiser parent-company roll out $400 K-Cup system for COCKTAILS

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:15
Anheuser Busch and Keurig are moving forward with a plan to continue selling single-serve pods containing cocktails according to a report from the Wall Street Journal .
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NASA spacecraft spots particle plumes erupting from the surface of asteroid Bennu

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:01
The early observations also suggest the object, which is suspected to contain unaltered material from the birth of our solar system, may be even older than initially thought.
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MoviePass launches $10-a-month 'Uncapped' plan that lets users watch one movie per day

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:25
MoviePass' Uncapped plan will cost $9.95 per month if subscribers pay for a full year in advance. If they elect to pay on a monthly basis, it'll cost users $14.95 per month for a limited time.
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The Internet Made Dumbledore Gay

Wired - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:56
J.K. Rowling seems to have lost touch with, if not downright alienated, the portion of the internet she hopes to engage with and delight. Are fans partly to blame?
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Tesla DELAYS raising the prices of its high-end vehicles due to 'unusually high volume' of orders

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:06
The electric car firm said in a tweet Tuesday that it was delaying the price hike, which was supposed to occur on Monday, until Wednesday. The firm cited an 'unusually high volume' of orders.
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Google unveils Stadia service to stream games on any device along with Assistant-equipped controller

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:05
Google has taken the wraps off its new gaming service. Dubbed 'Stadia,' the platform operates entirely on the cloud and lets users stream games on any device, without the need for downloading.
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Tiny flying robots, rocket engines, and a cameo by Mark Hamill: Inside Jeff Bezos' Mars conference

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:38
At this year's Mars Conference, 'the force is with you.' That is, if you were fortunate enough to get an invite. The Amazon CEO kicked off the event by releasing a robotic dragonfly into the air.
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Researchers unveil radical new method to create hydrogen fuel using just seawater and electricity

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:13
A group of Stanford researchers say they've devised a way to create hydrogen fuel out of one of Earth's most abundant resources: sea water.
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HP’s New Reverb VR Headset Bumps Up the Resolution

Wired - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:21
The price has swelled too. The Reverb bundle will cost between $599 and $649 when it ships in late April.
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With Google Stadia, Gaming Dreams Head For the Cloud

Wired - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:15
The company this morning introduced Stadia, its new vision for anywhere, any-device gaming.
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The Deeper Education Issue Under the College Bribery Scandal

Wired - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:03
There’s a vast pool of talent out there. But they need access to courses that suit their learning style and schedules, according to Sebastian Thrun.
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UK scientists join the race for lab-grown meat: Pig cells cultured on blades of grass

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:32
British scientists are growing cultured meat fibres using cell extract from pigs. They are doing this on a large scale in a bioreactor where muscle cells develop.
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Ancient Babylonian treasure was seized at Heathrow airport is returned to Iraq 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:11
An ancient Babylonian treasure is being returned to Iraq after it was taken from the country. The cuneiform kudurru, a document drawn up on the orders of a Babylonian king, was seized in 2012.
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Trump’s Casinos Couldn’t Make Atlantic City Great Again

Wired - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:43
Photographer Brian Rose turns his lens on the city where Donald Trump built (and nearly destroyed) his reputation.
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Instagram adds 'checkout' feature to let you purchase items directly through the app

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:36
'Checkout' lets users store their payment information and purchase items directly through Instagram. Starting Tuesday, it's rolling out to 20 brands, including H&M, Zara, Uniqlo and Adidas.
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Adulthood begins at 30: Scientists say that our brains are not fully grown-up in our twenties

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:58
The brain does not reach its full maturity until the age of 30 according to neuroscientists. Professor Peter Jones from Cambridge University says there is no strict definition for when adulthood starts.
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'Full Worm Moon' will coincide with the first day of spring and an asteroid passing close to Earth

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:18
The third and final supermoon this year will be visible on March 20. Known as the 'Full Worm Moon', the Earth's satellite will appear fullest and brightest on Wednesday morning at 01:43 GMT.
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