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You can buy anything on the internet, even a zoo

Between Craigslist and eBay, there’s no shortage of bizarre purchases you can make online. For the obsessive celebrity lover, the internet has sales on hair or chewed gum. Maybe you’d enjoy a used pirate ship ; it’s for sale by the “ownarr?” Or perhaps you’re on the market for a human-sized hamster wheel . Of course, none of those options ...

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Sprint will have a two-for-one lease offer for the Galaxy S8 at launch

The Galaxy S8 comes out tomorrow, and if you’re a Sprint customer looking to pick up Samsung’s latest smartphone, then you might want to check out the carrier’s latest limited time deal , which lets customers lease two S8 phones for the cost of one. There are, of course, some caveats to that deal: customers, whether new to Sprint or ...

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The Justice Department is reconsidering charges against Julian Assange and Wikileaks

The US Department of Justice is reconsidering pressing charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, according to new reports from The Washington Post and CNN . While declining to press formal charges, the Obama administration had never fully closed the case on Wikileaks’ publication of classified material, and Trump’s Justice Department has expressed new willingness to bring related charges against the ...

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Uber employees spray-painted a wall with the word ‘Undelete’

Uber’s official response to mounting public backlash over these past few months has been relatively assured. CEO Travis Kalanick has pledged to fix his company’s “toxic” culture through independent reviews and an overhaul of its hiring practices, employee training, and harassment reporting mechanisms. Internally, this appears to have been a cause for some celebration. What else to make of a ...

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The bizarre biology of the naked mole rat means oxygen is a bonus

Naked mole rats are tough creatures — they can withstand cancer, pain, and even survive 18 minute stretches without any oxygen. And now, scientists have a better idea of how the super rodents can survive that long without suffocating. The findings, published today in the journal Science , could one day help researchers figure out how to keep humans healthy ...

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The X-Files is coming back for an 11th season

Fox today confirmed that The X-Files is coming back for a limited 11th season starring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Agents Mulder and Scully. The series will be executive produced by show creator Chris Carter, as was the 10th season that revived the show for a limited, six-episode 10th season last year. This go around, Fox has ordered a ...

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Snap reportedly buys geofilter patent that could protect it against Facebook

Snap has reportedly signed a deal worth $7.7 million to get its hands on a patent for geofilters — the localized filters whose sale to advertisers provides the company with a chunk of its revenue. TechCrunch reports that Snap obtained the patent (titled: Methods and systems of providing visual content editing functions) from Mobli, an Instagram rival that launched in ...

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Microsoft's ARM-powered laptops won't arrive until Q4

Microsoft first announced its plans to bring Windows desktop apps to mobile ARM processors last year. The software giant is planning to allow partners to build laptop devices first, with a version of Windows 10 that will support ARM chips directly by including an emulator in the operating system. Devices will be able to run traditional desktop applications like Chrome ...

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Overcast just fixed the Apple Watch’s missing podcast support

Overcast, one of the best and most popular podcast apps for iOS, has a new update out that lets you send individual podcasts to the Apple Watch so you can listen to them even when you’re not in the vicinity of your phone. Apple’s own Podcasts app doesn’t let you do this, although you can send a playlist of audio ...

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Some Huawei P10s are slower than others

Huawei is blaming a shortage of flash storage for some P10 and P10 Plus smartphones shipping with slower storage. Engadget reports that some users in China noticed they were getting slower speeds reading data from the flash storage in the phone. Some devices are as low as 250MB/s vs. 750MB/s read speeds on P10s with the faster flash storage. Huawei ...

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