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Meizu Ubuntu MX4 launches in China, coming to Europe soon

The second Ubuntu phone has just landed, fulfilling a promise that has been at least a year in the making. In China, The Meizu Ubuntu MX4 can already be grabbed by developers, with a promise that it would be available to European customers soon. Although bq's Aquaris E4.5 did beat Meizu to the punch, the Ubuntu-bearing MX4 does offer some … Continue reading

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Chrissy Teigen Just Showed Us Her Underwear Billboard Music Awards

When we found out that Chrissy Teigen was co-hosting the Billboard Music Awards , we knew she'd bring the laughs as well as some killer fashion. What we didn't expect

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Spotify reportedly ending free service UPDATE: False!

As talk continues over Apple's release of a full-fledged music streaming service, it seems their negotiations with record labels are having an effect on Spotify's business. It has been rumored for some time now that when Apple does officially announce its streaming service, possibly at the upcoming WWDC, it will not have a free tier

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Meet the Men and Women Working to Prevent the Destruction of Humanity

Welcome to Reading List , a weekly collection of great tech reads from around the web. This week we explore the lives of the men and women charged with identifying existential risks to humanity, the groundbreaking new field of optogenetics, the unexpected downside to having very common name, and more! Enjoy

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Must-Have: Two-Tone Sunglasses

Illesteva for J. Crew Leonard Sunglasses ($177) in Pink Tortoise 

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NASA sets $2.25m prize for 3D printed Mars habitats

Getting astronauts safely to Mars is only the start of your problems when you're trying to explore the red planet: then you have to give them somewhere to live. NASA has kick-started a competition to figure out just how to do that, challenging inventors to come up with a way to not only 3D print a habitat - preferably using … Continue reading

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11,000-year old ice shelf about to disappear forever

NASA confirms that Antarctica's Larsen B ice shelf is becoming unstable and will soon break up and melt. A team is currently investigating the ice shelf is lead by Ala Khazendar of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. "Although it’s fascinating scientifically to have a front-row seat to watch the ice shelf becoming unstable and breaking up, it’s … Continue reading

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The Techno-Islands That May Replace the Maldives

If the 350 thousand-odd Maldivians want to stay put, they may have to rebuild everything, starting with the ground they walk on. Read more...

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Plane hacker admitted in-flight engine takeover says FBI

While we were all busy arguing whether our cellphones could affect planes, one security researcher was busily hacking into aircraft and potentially gaining access to engine control. An ill-advised tweet got infosec specialist Chris Roberts barred from a United flight last month, after he joked about tinkering with aircraft systems like passenger emergency oxygen control.

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These Photos Will Make You Want to Drop Everything and Explore the World

Nicholas Roemmelt ’s photography is enough to make any person whose day job involves a computer and a desk question his or her life choices. In addition to shooting just plain stunning photos of nature, he sometimes makes us extra envious of his adventures by adding himself or his wife to a jaw-droppingly beautiful landscape. Read more..

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