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FCC urges carriers to turn on kill switch by default

It looks like the kill switch debates will be back in business again. FCC chair Tom Wheeler has come out once again to call on the wireless industry to arms against smartphone theft. And his favorite solution, which is a point of contention for many players in the smartphone industry, is the kill switch.

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Amazon to have select Prime items shipped from merchants

If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, you may find many more items eligible for the service's free two-day shipping option in the near future. That's because the internet retailing giant is testing a program that has Prime items shipped directly from the independent merchants selling who sell them

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Ford GT Race Car to compete at Le Mans in 2016

Ford has introduced its new GT race car for Le Mans 2016, pointing toward its past victories and announcing that it will be competing in the LM GTE Pro class. Such is to commemorate its 1966 victory’s 50th anniversary, and to perhaps gain another bragging right

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Five unusual Android launchers to spruce up your phone

One of the benefits of Android's openness is that many of its parts can be replaced by third party apps and services. One of those parts is the homescree and app launcher, the very first piece of software the user meets when using their smartphone. After the lock screen, of course

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Halo 5 gets a Ford F-150 to celebrate release at E3

The Xbox One release of Halo 5: Guardians will be celebrating with their very own unique Ford F-150 truck.

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LEGO WALL-E set surfaces ahead of launch

We've known for a while that LEGO would be bringing to fruition a WALL-E set, and now images that are (probably) of it have surfaced via a toy retailer's website. The set won't be available to purchase until this holiday season, and LEGO hasn't made an official unveiling on its Ideas blog yet.

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US officials reveal second massive hack: security clearance forms grabbed

The recent hack of government data, at least according to those who know of the matter, is far worse than previously revealed. At least 4 million people were comprised, it was originally reported, but a recent letter to the OPM indicated that every single federal employee might have had some data stolen, including former federal workers

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This Ballet With Humans And Robots Is Sweet and Slightly Scary

Right now, you can watch human and robots perform ballet together at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in a piece called “Robot.” It’s about humans teaching robots to dance, though the small mechanical creatures aren’t able to replace their fleshbag teachers quite yet. Read more..

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NASA will launch CubeSats as part of next year’s Mars mission

NASA has announced that when it launches a stationary lander next year as part of its Mars effort, it will include a pair of CubeSats. This will mark the first time CubeSats have been flown into deep space, says the space agency, and a success will demonstrate that the technology is able to rapidly transmit data about the status of … Continue reading

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Watch a dry ice bomb explode in slow motion

Slow motion videos are always fun, and we've seen no shortage of them. This time around someone has decided to eschew the commonly used fire and bullets for a different sort of slow motion video: a dry ice bomb exploding underwater...with the camera, of course, also recording under water

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