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The Ford Mustang is the best-selling sports car in the world

The Ford Mustang is now the world’s best selling sports car, according to a Ford analysis of IHS Markit data. The company has long sold the Mustang in the United States, but has recently pushed an international expansion of the vehicle, with 45,000 Mustangs sold outside the US in 2016, up 101 percent from the year before. Germany and China ...

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If your hash browns taste like golf balls, it's because they have golf balls in them

0SHARESShare If your hash browns taste like golf balls, it’s because they have golf balls in them – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow McCain Foods USA is voluntarily recalling hash browns “that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials.” 0SHARESShare

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Watch the first full trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle

A week after we got an achingly short glimpse of Kingsman: The Golden Circle — the sequel to 2015 spy comedy success Kingsman: The Secret Service — we’ve now been blessed with a full trailer . The two-minute clip gives us an idea of the setup, with young agent Eggsy watching his headquarters get blown up, meeting his American secret ...

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Siri can now read your WhatsApp messages out loud on iOS

Siri has gained another string to its bow with WhatsApp’s new update for iOS. Apple’s assistant can now read text messages you receive via the service out loud, making life a bit easier for people with visual impairments, or for people who just want to use their phone without looking at the screen. Users can activate the feature in WhatsApp’s ...

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Nvidia Shield box can now stream Google Play Movies and TV in 4K

0SHARESShare The Nvidia Shield box is one of the better ways to get 4K content onto a 4K TV, and it just added another source: you can now stream 4K movies and TV from Google Play. This could be the easiest way yet to watch 4K movies on the Shield TV — the box runs on Android TV, so depending ...

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is taking on fake news with an online newspaper

The co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, is launching a new online publication that aims to combat fake news. The project is called Wikitribune , and will bring together professional journalists and a community of interested readers to produce and publish news stories. The site will be financed by a crowdfunding campaign (that launches today) and will focus on a range ...

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Waymo’s self-driving minivans are now offering rides to real people in Arizona

Starting today, residents of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area can sign up to go for a ride in a self-driving minivan. As often as they want. For free. Waymo, the self-driving car startup spun off from Google late last year , announced today that it’s offering its services to members of the public for the first time. Waymo is calling ...

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Apple has reportedly hired AR and VR expert Jeff Norris from NASA

Apple has hired NASA augmented and virtual reality expert Jeff Norris, Bloomberg reports , to build AR and VR projects for the company. Norris apparently joined Apple’s augmented reality team earlier this year, Bloomberg says, as a senior manager reporting to former Dolby Labs executive Mike Rockwell. It’s not clear exactly what Norris will be doing at Apple, but Rockwell’s ...

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Here’s what we’re reading on today’s World Book Day

Today is World Book Day , an annual observance designated by UNESCO to celebrate all things reading, from books themselves, to authors, illustrators, and bookstores. To mark the occasion, we wanted to see what the larger group of Verge staffers have on their night stands, in their bags, on their Kindles or phones, and on their “currently reading” list. Here’s ...

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Watching ACCA is like sharing a delicious dinner with close friends

0SHARESShare Modern political dramas tend to be stressful. Consider how even the most bureaucratic scenes in House of Cards or Game of Thrones are emotionally taut — simply because their writers have establish that any character can be bludgeoned to death at a moment’s notice. The model builds tension around the threat of violence or chaos. ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department ...

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