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MoviePass threatened with lawsuit after slashing subscription fees to $10 a month

AMC Theatres has threatened MoviePass with a lawsuit, less than a day after the subscription cinema service dropped its subscription fees to $9.95 a month, reports Variety. That means subscribers...
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Play the best game where the objective is to ignore people and pet dogs at a house party

New game Pet the Pup at the Party could be one of the most relatable games ever, even if you’re a cat person like me. Made by designer Will Herring, the game is all about alleviating social anxiety...
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Google starts counting down to Android O with a new eclipse-themed teaser

Android O has been in developer beta for months, and it looks like the final version might be ready to launch soon, with Google launching an eclipse-themed teaser website counting down toward...
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Google now recognizes 119 languages for voice-to-text dictation

You can also dictate emoji
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Google Docs has finally made working from my iPad possible

In the seemingly never-ending debate over whether or not the iPad is a computer, there is always something that prevents some people from adopting it as a full-time laptop replacement. For some, it...
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UPS will use VR headsets to train student drivers to avoid road obstacles

In what schools of the future may look like, UPS will begin training student delivery drivers using virtual reality headsets starting in September at nine of its teaching facilities. Those in...
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How to build a DIY pinhole projector to safely view the eclipse

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a solar eclipse coming! But while eclipses are cool, unless you’re in the path of totality — i.e., the part of the country where the Moon will completely obstruct...
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Google leak may have just confirmed Android Oreo

It’s been a long, confusing road, but a file attached to a Google+ post announcing the newly announced Android O eclipse teaser may have finally revealed that Android O will in fact be called...
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The Defenders is a blueprint on how to make Iron Fist suck less

Iron Fist is the weakest hero of Marvel’s Netflix run. He’s a cartoonish character with no real depth, one who wields power through nonsensical actions. But though the Iron Fist viewers met in the...
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Uber says it will continue to ban white supremacists from its platform

Uber sent a message to drivers and company employees earlier today condemning the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and pledging to ban white supremacists and other members of hate groups from...
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iOS 11 has a ‘cop button’ to temporarily disable Touch ID

Apple is adding an easy way to quickly disable Touch ID in iOS 11. A new setting, designed to automate emergency services calls, lets iPhone users tap the power button quickly five times to call...
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JBL’s next boombox is waterproof and has 24 hours of battery life

JBL will reveal this huge new Bluetooth boombox at IFA 2017 in a few weeks’ time. The speaker, which kind of looks like an ‘80s-style boombox from the future, would be the largest in JBL’s portable...
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Essential Phone review: a beautiful work in progress

The father of Android’s new phone is doing so much right: elegant design, big screen, long battery life, and clean software. But while the camera is pretty good, it doesn’t live up to the high bar that the rest of the market has set.
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Today's Bing homepage features a penis

Bing.com, Microsoft's search engine, always features an image on its homepage. It changes every day. Today, Bing is displaying the gorgeous beach on Brač Island in Croatia. Seriously, this beach is...
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Here’s how to avoid wrecking your car during the eclipse

The last time a total solar eclipse crossed the US coast to coast, there were only 6.2 million registered motor vehicles in the entire country, according to the Federal Highway Administration...
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Taylor Swift’s mysterious social media disappearance prompts a madcap web scavenger hunt

Reddit is all over it, of course
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A lesson from the overreaction to the Facebook AI controversy | VentureBeat | AI | by John Brandon

Those who work in artificial intelligence must laugh at the mistakes journalists all make (including yours truly) when we write about their field. We assume the worst; we call their subroutines in machine learning dangerous and even globally cataclysmic. Meanwhile, the actual programmers know how hard it is to write AI code that seems human and intelligent.
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Watch the latest teaser trailer for The Punisher

The Defenders hits Netflix today, and with it comes a look at Marvel’s upcoming show The Punisher. Frank Castle was introduced in season 2 of Daredevil. He’s played by Jon Bernthal, who will...
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The LG V30 has me more excited than the new iPhone

Call it a symptom of my tech journalist bubble, but somewhere over the past couple of years, I’ve lost the ability to be truly excited about new iPhones. Apple has contributed to this feeling,...
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Apple Pay is dropping support for websites that sell white supremacist merchandise

Apple has disabled its payments system on websites that sell white supremacist and Nazi-themed merchandise, according to a report from BuzzFeed News. The move, which follows the violent white...
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Here’s the scientific reason it’s better to drink whiskey on the rocks

Serious whiskey drinkers insist that it tastes better on the rocks — that is, diluted with a little water — and, with the help of computer simulations, scientists now know why. The distinctive...
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Obi-Wan Kenobi is reportedly getting his own standalone Star Wars film

The Hours director Stephen Daldry in ‘early talks’ to direct
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Apple just released 6 videos showcasing new iPad features in iOS 11

A major new version of Apple's mobile operating system is coming and the company released six new videos showing how iOS 11 makes its iPad better.
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Twitter partners with The Weather Channel to live stream next week’s eclipse

Twitter has partnered with The Weather Channel to live stream next week’s total solar eclipse as the Moon’s shadow travels from the West Coast to the East Coast of the United States. The stream...
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Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2 may have even smaller bezels

The nearly bezel-free Xiaomi Mi Mix kicked off the Great Bezel Race of 2017, and now it seems like its successor may be right around the corner. Designer Philippe Starck posted a video of what...
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Learn how to build your very own robot by mastering Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi Mastery Bundle is a series of online courses that will teach you to make basic IoT and robotic devices.
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Read Microsoft CEO’s email to staff about Charlottesville violence

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has emailed his leadership team with a memo that references the past week’s events and the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. In a email obtained by Quartz,...
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GoFundMe raises nearly $1M for the victims of Charlottesville

Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe says it has raised more than $800,000 for the victims of violence stemming from the Charlottesville, Virginia rally this past weekend, according to The Washington...
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Dancing robot army is worth a lifetime of nightmares

Is there a word for cute and terrifying?
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Amazon will put 1,600 Echo Dots in Arizona State University’s engineering student dorms

This year, students at Arizona State University will have the opportunity to live in college housing with Echo Dots in a program that encourages engineering students to practice voice user...
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Barack Obama’s response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in history

Former President Barack Obama’s response to this week’s violence in Charlottesville has become the most liked tweet ever. The tweet, posted late Saturday, was the first in a series of three quoting...
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Photos of a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy phone have leaked

New photos of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have surfaced on Chinese social networking site Weibo, as spotted by BGR. The photos show quite a thin device — rumored to be 8.5mm — with a huge...
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How to buy the right Amazon Echo

Alexa seems to be everywhere. Since Amazon’s voice assistant was introduced three years ago, it’s grown and grown in size and scope. Alexa is now on dozens of devices, has over 15,000 "skills," and...
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The Docx games: three days at the Microsoft Office World Championship

Once a year, kids from around the world gather to compete in high-speed spreadsheets
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This rollable, waterproof keyboard fits in your beach bag

The Sungwoo Foldable Silicone Keyboard is a waterproof keyboard that rolls up and fits in your bag.
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This is the smallest full-featured DJ controller on the market

This tiny thing packs a punch
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The Nokia 8 flagship keeps the bezels, adds a 'bothie' camera

HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones, is revealing the company’s first Nokia-branded Android flagship phone today. The new Nokia 8 will be available in...
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How to use the iNaturalist app to record weird animal behavior during the eclipse

In 2012, Elise Ricard was on an Australian beach, watching the Moon obscure the Sun in a total solar eclipse, when she noticed something weird: the birds in the rainforest behind her had fallen...
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My face is ready for the Cinera

I'm not afraid of the future. When the robots come for me, I'm not going to cower in fear, I'm going to be chilling with my Cinera, experiencing IMAX-like immersion from the comfort of an oversized...
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Alexa has a new skill to help you throw away less food (and money)

The Ad Council and the NRDC added an Alexa skill to teach consumers about food waste.
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All the ways you’re wearing contact lenses wrong

About 45 million people in the US wear contact lenses — and most of them do it wrong, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost 90 percent of US adults...
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How the tentacles of jellyfish galaxies feed supermassive black holes

Some galaxies wander the cosmos, tentacles extending like hungry jellyfish — and now scientists have found active supermassive black holes at the center of six of them. Those unbelievably huge...
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Spying on penguins is as simple as taping a camera to their backs

By capturing penguins and strapping them with video cameras, scientists created their own "penguin cam" to learn more about how birds communicate in the open ocean. Gentoo penguins live in the...
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Lil Peep’s new music video is a lil gift to all the cry babies out there

Every week, a slew of new music videos hits the web. Watching them at your desk is not time theft because you deserve it; think of it as a nice reward for surviving another work week. But what if...
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Watch the final trailer for Netflix’s The Defenders

Marvel’s The Defenders begins streaming tomorrow on Netflix, but a new trailer has just hit the web, showing off plenty of new footage of the team in action, teasing the nature of the threat that...
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Game of Thrones’ first AD on the challenges of Eastwatch

Charlie Endean explains how the show’s latest episode, Eastwatch, handled a fiery execution, a frozen jail cell, and a shrinking beach.
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Read Apple CEO’s email denouncing white supremacism in Charlottesville

Much like politicians, tech company CEOs are nowadays expected to take a position on the big social issues facing their country, and Apple boss Tim Cook has been the latest to join the fray with an...
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The world’s best Dota 2 players just got destroyed by a killer AI from Elon Musk’s startup

Tonight during Valve’s yearly Dota 2 tournament, a surprise segment introduced what could be the best new player in the world -- a bot from Elon Musk-backed startup OpenAI. Engineers from the...
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Elgato's Cam Link is a cheaper way to turn your HDMI camera into a webcam

Elgato has made a nice business for itself helping people capture game footage with its HD60 line of capture devices, which ingest video from HDMI input, while offering an HDMI passthrough so you...
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A Death Star waffle maker: May the fork be with you

The Death Star Waffle Maker is a Star Wars-inspired griddle to help you cook the geekiest of breakfasts.
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