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Sony's Playstation VR sales have been stronger than expected

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Playstation VR headset is selling better than the company originally anticipated. When the device went on sale last October, Sony was cautious in its rollout. But speaking to The New York Times , it’s now offered the first concrete numbers for how well the device has been selling, providing a glimpse onto the overall ...

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I tried the real-world Resident Evil escape room and didn’t die

[unable to retrieve full-text content] One of the coolest ideas in Resident Evil 7 is an “escape the room” section from the first expansion. Your protagonist has to solve a long string of puzzles to get out of a bedroom, while trying not to tip off the woman who locked you there in the first place. So a real-life escape ...

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A self-driving Uber ran a red light last December, contrary to company claims

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Last December, a self-driving Uber was caught on camera running a red light in San Francisco, shortly after the vehicles began testing on the roads. While Uber claimed at the time that a driver was at fault, a report from The New York Times claims that the car was in error. The New York Times ...

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A second generation iPod prototype showed up on eBay

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Rare experimental devices show up on eBay every now and again , and this weekend, a prototype of an Apple iPod has surfaced with a staggering asking price: $99,995.00. According to the listing , the device is a first-generation prototype sporting a red circuitboard with 5GB of storage. “I have never seen another iPod prototype ...

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Amazon’s Patriot is a good example of how ‘peak TV’ inspires over-confidence in old ideas

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Amazon’s Patriot isn’t bad, except for from an SEO perspective (“oh, here I am all of a sudden being reminded of a woefully inaccurate historical drama starring the very gross Mel Gibson or reading reviews of the 2017 Jeep Patriot, ‘the best priced SUV in America.’”). Created by Steve Conrad (the writer behind The Secret ...

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This gorgeous video about the Hubble Space Telescope puts our existence into perspective

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In 1995, astronomers pointed the Hubble Space Telescope toward a seemingly empty region of space to see what was there . What they found was astounding: almost 3,000 objects, too faint to see with the naked eye. In a short animated video from Vimeo user Bliink , we learn just what the astronomers discovered, and ...

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The BlackBerry KeyOne resurrects the keyboard with style

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The first big phone announcement of Mobile World Congress goes to TCL and BlackBerry, with the two companies unveiling the BlackBerry KeyOne tonight here in Barcelona. The KeyOne is the final version of the device codenamed “Mercury” that we saw at CES last month, and it’s by far the most interesting and enticing BlackBerry phone ...

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Future Halo games will once again include split-screen multiplayer

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Bonnie Ross, corporate vice president at Microsoft Studios and head of 343 Studios, confirmed this week at the DICE 2017 gaming summit that all future FPS Halo games will “always have split-screen going forward.” The news comes after the removal of local cooperative play in 2015’s Halo 5: Guardians, which was the first Halo game ...

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7 foods I found on Facebook Marketplace

[unable to retrieve full-text content] When Facebook launched Marketplace last fall , it had envisioned itself as a hybrid between eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist. Checking in on Marketplace months later, I’d like to argue that that assessment is inaccurate. Rather, Marketplace is more appropriately Craigslist meets Seamless . And it’s my new favorite place on the internet. Have you checked ...

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‘They want to be literally machines’ : Writer Mark O’Connell on the rise of transhumanists

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The strangest place writer Mark O’Connell has ever been to is the Alcor Life Extension Foundation — where dead bodies are preserved in tanks filled with nitrogen, in case they can be revived with future technology. “There was a floor with the stainless steel cylinders and all these bodies contained within them and corpses and ...

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