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The wagon is back: I’m spending a month with the Volvo V90 Cross Country

[unable to retrieve full-text content] When I was little, my father drove a gold-colored Volvo 245 Turbo wagon. It had a cavernous cargo area that was regularly used to haul arcade video games, and to my four-year-old ears, the turbo whine sounded like a police car siren. That wagon eventually bit the dust, most likely from mechanical issues with the ...

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A USB-powered coaster sure doesn’t feel like the future to me

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Jül attempts to solve an issue we likely know well: hot beverages get cold after you pour them and this is unfortunate. Familiar, yes? So the Jül attempts to keep those drinks hot by relying on a heated coaster that’s powered via Micro USB. The mug controls how hot you want to keep your ...

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Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss are the latest fashion brands to announce Android Wear watches

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger are the latest fashion companies to announce their own Android Wear 2.0 watches at Baselworld 2017. The news continues the trend we’ve been seeing of fashion brands stepping up to fill the gaps in the wearables market caused by an absence of new models from established tech companies like Motorola ...

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Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st

[unable to retrieve full-text content] One of Amazon’s biggest early advantages over brick-and-mortar retailers will disappear for good next month. The company will on April 1st start collecting sales in the states of Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, and New Mexico, according to a report from CNBC. That means Amazon will collect sales tax in all 45 states that require it, ending ...

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AT&T continues to expand its fiber internet service

[unable to retrieve full-text content] AT&T announced yesterday that it’s expanding its gigabit fiber internet service in existing markets and bringing new cities onboard. The expansion, which is centered on the 17 existing metro areas AT&T currently operates its fiber service in, means the company will be serving up speeds as fast as 1,000 Mbps (but likely lower than that ...

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Apple reportedly to start manufacturing iPhones in India

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Apple will begin to manufacture iPhones in India in the next two months, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal . The manufacturing duties will fall to Wistron Corp which will reportedly start manufacturing iPhone 6 and 6S models in the next four to six weeks, and iPhone SE devices in around ...

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A rocket’s launch from French Guiana has been delayed indefinitely due to protests

[unable to retrieve full-text content] European launch provider, Arianespace, was forced to indefinitely postpone the launch of one of its Ariane 5 rockets this week , due to protests at the French Guiana space center where the vehicle is meant to take off. Employees from two companies and a local hospital have been striking, partially over salary negotiations, and have ...

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Google and Howard University launch residency program for black engineers

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Google has partnered with Howard University to launch a school branch right on the company’s campus, where undergraduate students will have a chance to learn from Google engineers in addition to the university’s own faculty. The new campus, called Howard West, “is now the centerpiece of Google’s effort to recruit more black software engineers from ...

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Samsung shows off a wild Gear S3 hybrid pocket watch concept at Baselworld 2017

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Baselworld 2017 watch show is in full swing, and Samsung is using it as an opportunity to show off three new series of concepts from watch designer Yvan Arpa inspired by its Gear S3 smartwatch, including an honest-to-god pocket watch version of the Gear S3. That’s right, it’s a smart pocket watch, and it’s ...

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Disney is looking at creating ‘another decade and a half of Star Wars stories’ after Episode IX

[unable to retrieve full-text content] At the Scale: The Future of Tech and Entertainment conference in Santa Monica, California, Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke on a variety of topics, from his tenure at Disney, the next installments of the Star Wars franchise, and that the company is looking at what comes after 2019’s Episode IX. According to Variety , Iger ...

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