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BlackBerry’s new keyboard phone is doomed to be a noble failure

[unable to retrieve full-text content] I’ve just returned from BlackBerry’s Mobile World Congress event, where I got to spend some time with the new BlackBerry KeyOne , an Android phone with an obvious difference. The KeyOne is a return to classic BlackBerry form, hitching a full physical keyboard to the bottom of a solidly built, decently specced Android device with ...

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Uber calls Waymo’s lawsuit alleging stolen self-driving tech ‘baseless’

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Uber rejected the allegations that it stole Google’s self-driving car technology Friday, calling the lawsuit from the search giant’s autonomous vehicle spinoff “baseless” and vowing to “vigorously” defend itself in court. Waymo filed the explosive lawsuit last night, claiming that Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer and current top executive at Uber, had stolen 14,000 ...

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Nintendo is suing a Mario Kart-themed go-karting service in Tokyo

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Nintendo filed a lawsuit today claiming that a Tokyo-based go-karting service is ripping its ideas directly from Mario Kart. The service, called MariCar, is known for its go-kart tours around the city, during which riders don costumes of different Nintendo characters, like Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi. Nintendo alleges the company never obtained permission to use ...

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One Video: Deadz by Migos feat. 2 Chainz

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Every Friday, 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 ...

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Google is shutting down Spaces, its experimental group messaging app

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Google catches a lot of flak for having too many messaging apps, but there’s another messaging-style app that you almost surely forgot about. It is called Spaces and it’s shutting down on April 17th. Google’s traditional Spring cleaning is starting early — and with it maybe the company is showing it can be a little ...

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Why the live-action animations in Who Framed Roger Rabbit hold up so well

[unable to retrieve full-text content] I recently rediscovered Robert Zemeckis’ film Who Framed Roger Rabbit after picking the film up on Blu-ray. It was a childhood favorite, and watching it all these years later, I found that it holds up incredibly well. Video essayist KaptainKristian seems to have found the same thing, because his latest video delves into what makes ...

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ZeniMax is trying to stop Oculus from selling Rift headsets and VR games

[unable to retrieve full-text content] ZeniMax Media is seeking an injunction against Oculus VR to prevent the Facebook subsidiary from selling its virtual reality headsets and any other product that contains copyrighted ZeniMax code, according to Reuters . ZeniMax, the parent company of game developers id Software and Bethesda Softworks, filed the request in federal court yesterday. That’s the same ...

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The director of Captain Fantastic will direct adaptation of Tomorrow and Tomorrow

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Matt Ross, known for his work as director of last year’s Captain Fantastic, has signed on to direct an adaptation of Tomorrow and Tomorrow, a cyberpunk murder mystery set in a virtual world. In a statement, Ross pointed to the book’s relevancy and the role that technology plays in our everyday interactions. “I hope to ...

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Show Notes: wyd Google

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Before every episode of The Vergecast I sit down, read through a bunch of news, and take a bunch of notes. It’s one of the most enjoyable parts of my week, and I started thinking it might be fun to do every day on the site. So, every day this week I’m sitting down and ...

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Radioactive pigs are wandering Central Europe, 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Thirty years after a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, radiation is still turning up in some unexpected places: for instance, in the wild boars tramping through the mountains of the Czech Republic — almost a thousand miles away. These radioactive boars aren’t turning into teenage mutant ninja pigs, but they ...

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