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Jurassic piranha fossils shed light on prehistoric flesh-eating fish

A new study from an international team of researchers has detailed a Jurassic piranha-like fish that had long, pointy teeth capable of chomping through flesh. The ancient species is the earliest found example of a fish that ate flesh, ones that were found to attack other fish in the same areas as modern piranhas.

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Researchers say Earth’s core is soft

When I grew up, I was told that our planet’s core was made of lava – and that I’d never be able to dig through the planet to get out the other side. I was misinformed

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BepiColombo spacecraft launch will kick off seven-year Mercury mission

The European Space Agency is preparing to launch the BepiColombo spacecraft as part of a mission to study Mercury. The ESA has been preparing for the launch for weeks, including a series of rehearsals that took place earlier this month. The spacecraft is currently scheduled to launch from French Guiana at 9:45PM ET tonight

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PowerA Nintendo Switch ‘Diablo 3’ controller arrives at GameStop

PowerA has unveiled a new wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch that features Diablo 3 artwork. The controllers will be available exclusively through game retailer GameStop, which is now accepting preorders for the model.

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SiriusXM gives Amazon Echo owners three free months of service

Satellite radio company SiriusXM is hoping to lure in new subscribers by offering Amazon Echo owners three free months of service. The new promotion is open to all Echo devices, such as the Echo Dot and Echo Show. There is a big catch, though, that’ll leave some device owners out of luck.

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OnePlus 6T event date changed to steer clear of Apple

Yesterday, Apple announced that it will host a new product reveal event on October 30, likely for the iPad we saw no sign of during its iPhone reveal in September. While Apple hosting a follow up event where it talks about the iPad isn’t really anything new, this year there’s a bit of a problem, at least as far as … Continue reading

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Pixel 3 camera problem leaves some shots unsaved

A Pixel 3 camera bug is failing to save some photos, with Google’s new Android flagships apparently experiencing a weird glitch with the Google Camera app. The problem affects both the Pixel 3 and the larger Pixel 3 XL, owners of each phone have confirmed, in addition to the last-generation Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. However, the way the … Continue reading

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Google app fees for Europe could add $40 to each Android

Google’s shift to charging Android device-makers in Europe fees to include the Google Play store could add as much as $40 to the cost of each smartphone, leaked documents confirm, a move which is leading some to predict more expensive products for buyers.

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Surface Laptop 2 teardown offers no hope for self-repairs

It’s not uncommon to come across devices that score low on iFixit’s repairability index. These often include tightly enclosed smartphones and especially Apple’s products. There are, however, a few that have earned the distinction of having a score of zero.

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Verizon Pixel 3, Best Buy causing some confusion, annoyance

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now available, depending on where you’re getting your device. But what should be a good if not uneventful launch is now being marred by some unstated caveats

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