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Apple appears to be interested in the satellite internet business

Apple looks like it’s staffing up an internal hardware team responsible for satellite internet delivery, according to a report from Bloomberg . The company just hired Alphabet’s John Fenwick, who was Google’s head of spacecraft operations, and Michael Trela, Fenwick’s colleague and head of satellite engineering, to be part of a new team under Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy. Apple hired ...

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Elon Musk's dreams of merging AI and brains are likely to remain just that — for at least a decade

Elon Musk wants to fix disability, replace language as we know it, and use brain implants to usher us into a telepathic world. And he wants the first part of this to be done in the next four years. All of this could theoretically work, experts say. But probably not on the timeline that Musk has set. Yesterday, the SpaceX ...

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Universal is reportedly planning a Fast and Furious spinoff

Universal is considering making a Fast and Furious spinoff starring Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson, Deadline reports . Variety reports that Charlize Theron’s Cipher also might be attached to the script. The movie is still in the very early stages, Variety notes. No script has been written and none of the three mentioned actors are officially attached to any spinoff ...

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First images of the Moto Z2 Play leak

The first images of the Moto Z2 Play — the successor to last year’s battery powerhouse , the Moto Z Play — have leaked out, via TechnoBuffalo . Without actual information on the specs of the Z2 Play, the picture is pretty much all we have to go on for now, although hopefully the Z2 Play will be able to ...

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Target is playing a dangerous game by turning shopping carts into Mario Karts

In this week’s edition of “How could this possibly go wrong”, Target announced today that more than 650 stores across the country will get a Mario Kart makeover in honor of the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Switch on April 28th. The promotion will turn some shopping carts into “Super Target Karts” featuring Mario, Luigi, and Peach (sorry ...

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Samsung’s Bixby is even less useful on the Verizon Galaxy S8 at launch

Samsung’s Bixby assistant on the Galaxy S8 is a little bit hobbled out of the gate. It won’t be able to respond to your voice commands until later this spring, and one of the few tricks it can do at launch isn’t yet fully functional on Verizon Wireless. That trick is called Bixby Vision. Inside the camera app, you can ...

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One Video: Still Got Time by Zayn ft. PartyNextDoor

Every week, a slew of new music videos hits the web. Watching them at your desk is not time theft because you deserve it; think of it as a nice reward for surviving another work week. But what if you don’t have time to watch every video — maybe you have a deadline, a hungry pet, or other grown-up concerns. ...

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Shuttle's new XPC nano PCs run on ARM

Whenever I buy a Raspberry Pi I like to tell myself I’ll do all sorts of cool projects with it and reinvent the face of IoT, but usually I just end up with a cheap, underpowered ARM computer that runs Linux and never takes advantage of all the I/O pins. The new Shuttle XPC nano NS02A and NS02E (via Liliputing ...

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The wagon is back: The Volvo V90 Cross Country drives itself through the desert

I’ve borrowed a 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country for an entire month, and will document my experience every week. Last week I drove to Albuquerque, New Mexico and back for a seven-hour highway test of the V90’s Pilot Assist semi-autonomous technology (and afterwards I stopped by an off-road driving park to get some cool pictures!). Though Tesla’s Autopilot is perhaps ...

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Please don’t spend $50 on a screen protector for Samsung’s Galaxy S8

Take this as something of a PSA for those of you who obsess over keeping your phone scratch-free: avoid the $50 InvisibleShield glass screen protector for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Paying $50 for a piece of glass that sticks to your phone is objectively stupid. The thing is overpriced by a mile. But more importantly, it’s just not ...

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