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One of the ways that Uber is hoping to win over policy makers is to hire other policy makers to act as its representatives. The firm has formed a public policy advisory board that'll help improve Uber's service and provide outreach to legislators acr...

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A Nintendo-themed line of Vans sneakers has mysteriously popped up online. A European store listed the range that includes classic gaming icons like Zelda, Mario and Duck Hunt, adorning some of Vans' most popular styles (like the Old Skool). Not much...

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A Twitch user is under fire for purportedly broadcasting an assault on his partner. The account, belonging to "joedaddy505," has been closed on Twitch due to service violations, but at least one YouTube video of the stream contains audio of what soun...

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Periscope broadcasts can low live longer than a day, so long as you add #save to their titles. In fact, any broadcast with the hashtag will stay online forever unless you delete it. Periscope videos are typically only accessible for 24 hours. Company...

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In its first set of financial results since it absorbed EE, the UK's biggest mobile operator, BT has made a fresh commitment to improving broadband and 4G connectivity across Britain. After seeing profits rise more than nine percent to £3.4 bil...

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Doctors have to make sure patients are getting just the right dose of medication, because some drugs (especially those administered to ICU patients) can cause kidney damage. This "kidney on a chip" device developed by a team of University of Michigan...

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The Binding of Isaac, that weird game about a naked infant fighting through pits into hell, has been so popular since its 2011 release that it's been continually released for new platforms as recently as last April, even on family-friendly Nintendo s...

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It's been a couple of years since we heard from Viv Labs, but a report from the Washington Post says it will debut the next generation of AI assistance on Monday. One reason we won't dismiss that possibility is because of the last project developed b...

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In anticipation of Electronic Arts' next Battlefield title, the publisher is celebrating by serving up free downloads of some of the previous expansions. You can jump on the platform of your choice and pick up the Battlefield 4 add-on Dragon's Teeth...

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According to Match Group, more than one million people have ponied up the $9.99 per month (or more, if you're over 30) for Tinder's premium service level in the first quarter of 2016. That figure is a relatively small portion of Tinder's 50 million g...

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If you're battling hackers, it's helpful to know who they actually are. Unfortunately, tracking down the culprits of an attack has always been difficult thanks to VPNs, TOR, and other methods used to disguise the source of a digital assault. Now DARP...

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Email services including Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail have fallen victim to a hack, exposing usernames and passwords for millions of users. According to Reuters, a huge data breach consisting of some 273.3 million online accounts has been reported b...

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Twitter launched a handy GIF search tool inside its mobile apps back in February, and now the social network is bring the animated images to the desktop. With an update to the Mac software, users can expect to quickly find an appropriate GIF for the...

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Unless you've been living under the proverbial rock for the last year or so, you've likely heard of the musical sensation Hamilton (16-time Tony nominee) and its creator / star Lin-Manuel Miranda. As it turns out, Miranda isn't just an American histo...

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Would you like a side of sick beats with those french fries? McDonald's Netherlands has you covered with the McTrax Placemat, a sheet of paper that allows you to connect with your smartphone to channel your inner Diplo.

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Vine finally debuted an official Windows 10 app today, which you can find for free on the Windows Store. It offers everything you'd expect: A selection of the latest trending Vine videos, as well as the ability to explore videos in different category...

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So much for US intelligence scaling back its curiosity in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks. An Office of the Director of National Intelligence transparency report has revealed that the CIA and NSA doubled the number of searches for the content of A...

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A group of researchers and aviators in Nevada have successfully completed the first flight of an unmanned cloud-seeding aircraft, the state's Desert Research Institute reports.

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DARPA's has been responsible for countless advancements in cutting-edge technologies since its founding in 1958. During a conference call on Wednesday, DARPA's Deputy director Steve Walker announced that it is partnering with Chicago's Museum of Scie...

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You can already tour Anne Frank's hideaway in virtual reality if you can't make it to Amsterdam, but producer Jonah Hirsch is taking that one step further. He's creating a VR experience, Anne, that will tell the Holocaust symbol's tale in 360 degrees...

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Roost's smoke detector smart battery is one of those rare, genuinely useful, connected home gadgets. It plugs into any smoke detector to give you alarm notifications on your smartphone, and it costs a paltry $35. Now, the company is adding two new sm...

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Streaming live TV over the internet is the latest entertainment land grab -- as more consumers cut the cord, plenty of companies are finding new ways to offer potential customers a way to get their live TV fix. According to a report from Bloomberg, Y...

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Already trudged through all of what nuclear wasteland simulator Fallout 4 has to offer? Crossed the first two expansions off of your list? Suit up, because it's time to head to Fallout 4's fictional island of Far Harbor on May 19th.

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Respawn is ready to break out of the Titanfall mold... and in a way you probably didn't expect. The game studio has announced that it's working with EA and Lucasfilm on a third-person Star Wars action/adventure. It's saying precious little about the...

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The team of scientists and engineers who confirmed the existence of gravitational waves earlier this year have just nabbed a handsome $3 million reward as part of a special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

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