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MTV wants to turn Teen Wolf into a podcast after it ends

Teen Wolf will head into its 10th and final season at the end of the month, but MTV isn’t going to let one of its most successful scripted shows die that peacefully. The network and Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis are considering allowing the series storyline to run off into a serialized podcast, according to The Hollywood Reporter . The ...

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Elon Musk suggests SpaceX is scrapping its plans to land Dragon capsules on Mars

Today, Elon Musk suggested that SpaceX will abandon its plans to land the company’s Dragon capsule on Mars — a mission the company had been aiming to do as early as 2020 . SpaceX will not fully develop the landing technique it was going to use to land the Dragon on Mars. Known as the Red Dragon mission , the ...

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This startup is using Uber and Lyft drivers to bring self-driving cars to market faster

Roads aren’t the stagnant strips of concrete and asphalt they appear to be. They’re constantly changing. Traffic lights are added and removed, stop-and-go intersections turn into roundabouts, a typically quiet street turns into a construction zone. It’s happening everywhere, all the time. Human drivers might be able adjust to this dynamic environment, but autonomous vehicles need extra help. They need ...

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Microsoft unveils a beautiful Cortana-powered thermostat

Microsoft is partnering with Johnson Controls to build a thermostat. The software giant unveiled the new GLAS thermostat in a YouTube video today. It’s built by Johnson Controls, makers of the first electric room thermostat. It appears that GLAS will include a translucent touchscreen display that will allow owners to alter room temperatures, check energy usage and air quality, and ...

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Apple’s latest security patch fixes a bug that lets hackers take over your phone via Wi-Fi

Apple released its newest security update today in the form of iOS 10.3.3 . As is standard, the update patches multiple vulnerabilities, including some that could have allowed for remote code execution, aka an attacker doing things on your device that you don’t want and without your knowledge. This time around, Apple has also patched a bug that would have ...

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Why do dogs love us? Geneticists hunt for DNA clues

In an effort to explain how dogs evolved into the brazen, adorable mooches we know and love, scientists have identified a few genetic mutations that may be behind their friendly personalities. The new research is part of a broader push to understand dogs’ mysterious origins, and to explain just how they became our best furry friends. Somehow, dogs have evolved ...

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Game of Thrones showrunners’ next series will be about an America where slavery never ended

With Game of Thrones entering its final short seasons , showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are now working on ideas beyond the world of Ice and Fire. HBO announced today that the pair have gotten a series order for a drama called Confederate. The series will be set in an alternate America where the Southern states successfully seceded from ...

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11 takeaways from Google’s Android O Q&A

Almost two dozen employees from Google’s Android team held a Reddit AMA today and invited questions about the next major Android update, version 8.0. Android O is slated to be released — at least on Google’s own hardware — within the next couple months and focuses primarily on your phone’s “vitals” like battery life and notifications. User-facing features will include ...

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The WhiteFox mechanical keyboard is a pricey but beautiful gadget

Mechanical keyboards are a bit of a nostalgic luxury, echoing back to the days of punchy, clacky key switches and metal springs and a sound so crisp and loud you can hear it through the walls. These days, a nice mechanical keyboard typically runs you $100 or more, with many of them marketed to enthusiasts or PC gamers and carrying ...

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Microsoft confirms it’s cutting Windows 10 updates for Atom PCs

Microsoft has been preventing PCs with Intel Atom Clover Trail processors from obtaining the latest Windows 10 Creators Update. While many devices with Intel’s Atom Clover Trail chips were released in the Windows 8 era, Microsoft offered a free Windows 10 update to keep the tablet / laptop hybrids up-to-date. ZDNet revealed earlier this week that compatible drivers are preventing ...

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