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Android Chrome OS unified: what Andromeda could have been

Google is known, in fact notorious, from casting its net wide to catch as many fish. A more appropriate metaphor, however, might be throwing as many things on a wall and seeing which ones stick. It already had an Android operating system when it suddenly launched Chrome OS.

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Salon asks ad-blocking visitors to mine cryptocurrency

The online publication Salon has turned toward cryptocurrency mining as a potential way to make up for lost advertisement revenue. Visitors who use adblock while on the Salon website are being asked to either disable the ad-blocking software, which would allow advertisements to run, or to authorize the website to mine cryptocurrency temporarily using the visitor’s computer. The Internet has … Continue reading

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Magic Leap details revealed, including Shaq-sized version

When the modern VR and AR hype exploded, one of the loudest voices to be heard was Magic Leap’s. The young company was already talking and boasting even before Microsoft could get its HoloLens out of the would work, but it has, so far, been unable to actually put out a publicly available developer kit, much less a retail product.

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MetroPCS offers free iPhone SE, T-Mobile LG BOGO deal starts Friday

Just in time for tax refund season arrives a new promo from MetroPCS: a free iPhone SE for anyone who switches over an eligible line and signs up for an eligible mobile plan. It’s a great deal if you’re looking for a new carrier and a new smartphone, but it’s not your only option. Starting this Friday, T-Mobile will kick … Continue reading

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BBC and Google take you under the sea in VR

It's easier to appreciate nature when you witness it first-hand, but that's rather difficult with the ocean unless you have a submarine at your disposal. The BBC and Google have a more practical solution: they've launched a BBC Earth: Life in VR ap...

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Hot Wheels Rocket League set brings RC cars to real life

Nintendo Switch hit Rocket League is breaking out of the console and onto the living room floor, with Hot Wheels announcing a radio controlled car set for the game. The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals Set bring the Octane and Dominus cars to battery-powered life, the Mattel-owned toy company has confirmed today

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Porsche Classic is 3D printing hard to find parts

One of the challenges when it comes to restoring an old or rare car is finding the parts you need to complete the restoration. This is particularly difficult for the type of restorations that aim to make the car 100% original and need hard to find parts. Porsche Classic is an arm of the sports car maker that produces parts … Continue reading

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2018 LG V30 smartphone AI takes a page from Samsung Bixby

LG might be sitting MWC 2018 in terms of announcing its 2018 flagship, but that doesn’t mean it will be coming to Barcelona empty-handed. Yes, it will be presenting a “refreshed” LG V30 called, not the V30s but the 2018 LG V30. And, yes, it will be featuring some AI functionality

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Rugged e-skin can heal its cuts and scrapes

Scientists dream of prosthetics and robots with electronic skin that can convey heat and pressure just like the real thing, but there's a big problem getting in the way: the outside world. Bumps and scrapes can damage these sensors, and it's not rea...

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Trump administration wants ISS to be privately run after 2024

The ISS has been in orbit for many years now and in 2024 the US could stop providing federal funding for the space station.

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