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Roku Premiere Plus Review (2018): Affordable 4K HDR Streaming

Wired - 16 hours 22 min ago
Roku brings the price of 4K TV streaming down to new lows, with a few caveats.
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'Black Ops 4' Review: Making 'Call of Duty' For a 'Fortnite' World

Wired - 16 hours 22 min ago
A new battle-royale mode that leans into the trope of the moment makes 'Black Ops 4' the franchise's most honest title to date.
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Humans Just Can't Stop Rear-Ending Self-Driving Cars—Let's Figure Out Why

Wired - 17 hours 22 min ago
Human drivers (and one cyclist) have rear-ended self-driving cars 28 times this year in California—accounting for nearly two-thirds of robo-crashes.
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Ebay sues Amazon, saying it tried to poach its sellers

Daily Mail UK - 17 hours 31 min ago
According to the complaint, filed in California, Amazon representatives spelled out their email addresses and asked eBay sellers to talk on the phone in order to evade detection.
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Design for 'ultimate superhuman' includes Usain Bolt's legs, Michael Phelps's arm span

Daily Mail UK - 17 hours 33 min ago
In a British poll athletics stars Usain Bolt and Mo Farah were named as the top real-life superhumans, with high marks for Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Jessica Ennis-Hill.
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Divers find plastic bottles and drinks cans in sunken Royal Navy vessel

Daily Mail UK - 18 hours 3 min ago
Divers searching the wreckage of HMS Invincible in Portsmouth Harbour were shocked to discover it was full of plastic bottles as well as drinks cans and fishing wire.
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YouPorn lets you search with EMOJIS: Adult website translates symbols into sexual desires

Daily Mail UK - 18 hours 9 min ago
YouPorn, basd in LA, has released its latest feature which is aimed at smartphone users worldwide who can search from an emoji keyboard for videos.
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Utah forest that is the 'largest living thing' on Earth is dying

Daily Mail UK - 18 hours 15 min ago
The Pando aspen forest in Utah's Fishlake National Forest is believed to be 80,000 years old but scientists warn that it is unlikely to exist in as little as 50 years time.
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Incredible footage shows scorpions 'dancing' during their mesmerising mating ritual

Daily Mail UK - 18 hours 20 min ago
The predatory Arizona bark scorpions can be seen advancing and retreating as they negotiate where the male will deposit his sperm, a 'dance' known as the 'promenade á deux'.
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Inside Facebook's Plan to Safeguard the 2018 Election

Wired - 18 hours 22 min ago
The social media giant has assembled a team of geeks, spooks, hackers, and lawyers to prevent a repeat of the 2016 abuse and manipulation on its network.
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The Mysterious Return of Years-Old APT1 Malware

Wired - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 21:01
Security researchers have discovered a new instance code associated with APT1, a notorious Chinese hacking group that disappeared in 2013.
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European explorers spread tuberculosis to the Americas, Africa and Asia hundreds of years ago

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 19:49
Researchers from University College London and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health dated samples of the most common strain of tuberculosis from around the world through history.
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A New Facebook Suit Makes ‘Pivot to Video’ Even More Myopic

Wired - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 17:32
A new lawsuit alleges that Facebook inflated its video viewership numbers more than previously reported, and then hid the mistake. And that has journalists steamed.
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Where the world will run out of water: Research shows area that will lose water from climate change

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 17:32
Researchers used machine learning to identify 'pre-conditions and factors' that might lead to depleting water resources in areas that contain water sources shared by bordering nations.
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Bacteria found in dust is KILLED when rays of sunshine are allowed through an open window

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 17:09
Scientists at the University of Oregon found that destroys around half of living bacteria in dust and could help families and hospitals stay clean (stock).
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Elon Musk suggests he wants to build a giant killer robot

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:00
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO tweeted this week that it’s ‘time to create a mecha,’ in a nod to the killer humanoid robots made popular by science fiction and a slew of anime series.
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Amazon employees demand the firm stop selling its facial recognition tech to police

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:41
Over 450 Amazon employees have urged CEO Jeff Bezos to quit selling the tech giant's controversial facial recognition technology to cops, according to a new letter.
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China reveals plan to launch an 'artificial moon' to light up city skies in 2020

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:12
The so-called illumination satellite set to deploy over the southwestern city of Chengdu in 2020 is touted to be eight times as bright as the real moon, to cast a ‘dusk-like glow’ over the region.
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IT repairman seeks home for Apple collection, possibly...

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:54
Roland Borsky's collection has grown to roughly 1,100 computers - far more than the 472 items at Prague's Apple Museum, which says it is the world's biggest private collection of Apple products.
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Glitzy 'Science Oscars' to make stars of researchers

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:20
Nine scientists were recognized Wednesday with a "Breakthrough Prize," a $3 million Silicon Valley-funded award meant to confer Oscars-style glamour and...
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