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SpaceX shows a video flyby of its Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX is getting ready to launch the secret Zuma mission on January 5th, but that Falcon 9 launch is small potatoes compared to what's to come later this month. It's putting the Falcon Heavy through static firing tests ahead of its debut launch (pos...

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Samsung reveals first curved Thunderbolt 3 monitor

The computer monitor battle has been constantly moving from one arena to another. First, it was TN against IPS, then LCD versus OLED. It became a war of megapixel numbers before it became a debate between flat and curved.

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LG will launch a ‘raspberry red’ V30 at CES 2018

LG is launching a new V30 variant at CES 2018, targeting those not quite fond of the phone's original black, blue, silver and lavender color schemes. The upcoming version is called "raspberry red," a muted red-pink that's much darker than the "pink r...

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The Microsoft Kinect is now really dead

Actually, the Microsoft Kinect accessory “technically” died October 2017 when Microsoft declared that it would no longer be producing any new units. Of course, there were still some stocks on store shelves or floating around the Internet, but, once they ran out, it would be the end. Now, however, even if you could still buy a Kinect, you might no … Continue reading

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Samsung’s latest curved QLED monitor packs Thunderbolt 3

Samsung isn't going to sit idly by while LG's upcoming range of monitors hog the limelight at CES 2018. The electronics giant just unveiled another curved QLED display, the world's first with Thunderbolt 3, which should prick up the ears of MacBook P...

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2018 LG OLED and Super UHD TVs will have Google Assistant

LG has announced some news that it’ll be fleshing out during CES 2018: its upcoming OLED and Super UHD TVs will have Google Assistant support via the maker’s ThinQ AI platform. Though LG doesn’t point toward Google Assistant specifically, instead saying that ThinQ will allow for “third-party AI services,” it includes an image of one of its flat screen TVs … Continue reading

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Apple’s latest acquisition will bolster its tools for app developers

Apple is no stranger to acquisitions.

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Snapchat video ads may get three second delay to stop rapid skips

Snapchat is considering a new monetization method that will upset users should it go live: three-second wait times before skipping advertisements. According to sources speaking on the matter, Snapchat is “serious” in its contemplation of the change, which would come close to mirroring the skip-button used on YouTube video advertisements. The reason, according to the sources, is young users’ tendency … Continue reading

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Canada will track suicide risk through social media with AI

The Canadian government is partnering with AI firm Advanced Symbolics to try to predict rises in regional suicide risk by monitoring social media posts. Advanced Symbolics will analyze posts from 160,000 social media accounts and will look for suicid...

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Lyft self-driving cars will be giving rides during CES 2018

Lyft is expanding the public presence of its self-driving cars via upcoming demonstrations during CES 2018. These won’t be carefully tailored showcases in special limited lots, though; the company alongside Aptiv will be offering the public rides in its autonomous vehicles next week in Vegas to more than 20 different destinations

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