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Stop calling them flying cars

“Uber unveils plan to demo flying cars by 2020,” the CNN headline blares. “No longer a dream: Silicon Valley takes on the flying car,” the New York Times says . Even an esteemed publication like The Atlantic couldn’t resist: “When cars fly,” a recent headline ponders. Even we did it — albeit in quotes . Stop. Stop it right now. ...

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin is reportedly building his own secret airship

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is secretly building his own giant airship inside a NASA hangar, Bloomberg reports today . The craft — which apparently looks like a classic zeppelin — is housed at NASA’s Ames research facility, the publication’s sources say, but it’s not clear whether the airship a prototype for a business venture, or just a passion project for ...

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Delta partners with on-demand helicopter startup so VIPs can avoid the airport

Delta is partnering with Blade, a company billed as the “Uber for helicopters,” to give passengers of the elite on-demand transportation service a better way to travel to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to Business Insider . Blade, which has three lounges in Manhattan, ferries passengers between its designated locations and JFK in around 10 minutes. The ...

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Jeff Goldblum can't say no to dinosaurs, will appear in Jurassic World sequel

It’s time to dust off your leather jacket, open the top buttons on your shirt, and practice your weird laugh — Jeff Goldblum is coming back to Jurassic Park. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the actor will be appearing alongside stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World, due in theaters on June ...

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Twitter plans to broadcast live video 24 hours a day

Twitter is making a play to dominate even more of your time by streaming live video around the clock. Speaking to BuzzFeed News , Twitter COO and CFO Anthony Noto said that the company planned to broadcast video content covering news, sports, and entertainment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Noto didn’t say when Twitter would start broadcasting ...

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A drunk man was arrested for knocking over Silicon Valley’s crime-fighting robot

The future is going to be full of robots, which might be exciting or depressing depending on your viewpoint. The future is also going to be full of drunk people tackling said robots for fun, which is going to be very funny right up until the point corporations pass robot hate crime laws in order to protect their property. Then ...

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Google reveals which of the latest Chromebooks will get Android apps

Google originally unveiled its plans to support Android apps on Chromebooks nearly a year ago. While apps were supposed to arrive late last year for all users on at least 50 devices, the rollout has been slow and gradual for existing Chromebook devices. Only six devices are currently supported, but Google is now planning to support more than 80 devices. ...

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Samsung's refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will reportedly go on sale in June

Last month, Samsung confirmed it would be selling refurbished Note 7 devices, and now we know where and when the phones will go on sale. According to a report from ET News (via SamMobile ) the recycled Note 7 will be available in South Korea from three carriers this June. Branding and pricing are still being negotiated, but the handset ...

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Google Photos now lets you send images to your TV using AirPlay

The most recent update to Google Photos’ iOS app now lets you send images from an iPhone to your TV, so long as you have an Apple TV streaming box hooked up. The update, out today, uses AirPlay to transmit the images, letting you browse on the Google Photos app and choose which ones you’d like to beam to the ...

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French presidential frontrunner’s campaign hit by phishing attempts from Russia-linked hackers

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has qualified for next month’s runoff election, but a Russian government-linked group seems to eager to slow down the campaign’s progress. According to research from cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, members of the hacking team known as Fancy Bear — called Pawn Storm by the report’s author — created phishing domains related to the Macron campaign, ...

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