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Kevin Smith has landed his second late-night AMC gig co-hosting a new show titled Geeking Out. The show will star Smith and actor Greg Grunberg, of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Heroes, in a 30-minute talk show format featuring celebrity interviews and out-of-the-studio segments. The show will focus on pop culture through the lens of fanboys, in the words of AMC.

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Alphabet Inc's self-driving project is advertising dozens of jobs on its website with a special focus on manufacturing expertise. Thirty-six jobs related to the Google X car project were listed including engineers working on motion control, displays, robotics and sensors as well as managers charged with operations, materials and marketing. Google, which declined to comment, has denied in the past that it had any interest in making cars.

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Uber said Thursday it has agreed to pay $28.5 million to settle a pair of lawsuits challenging its promises on driver safety checks. "No means of transportation can ever be 100 percent safe," Uber said in an online post. The civil litigation challenged Uber's claim that it used "industry leading practices" to check backgrounds of drivers.

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"Downton Abbey" has nothing on these ants and termites. Thanks to 100-million-year-old amber, we now have even earlier proof that insects have long known something about social class.

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BMW is also an exception. Picture a BMW logo, or ad. The italic "PERFORMANCE" — with those high-tech, laser-look cutouts through the letters — looks like it belongs on the engine cover of an ’86 Corvette, not a BMW.

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KT and LG Uplus announced that they will cease the rich communication service (RCS) program Joyn, with SK Telecom still to make a final decision.

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By Michelle Sierra NEW YORK (Reuters) - The commitment deadline on $10 billion of pro-rata loans in a $45 billion financing package backing computer giant Dell’s purchase of data storage products maker EMC Corp has been extended due to a slow order book, a source close to the transaction said. Pro rata loans are primarily sold to banks, and Asian and European lenders are an important component. "Asian banks -- Chinese and Taiwanese -- they have balance sheets and an ancillary connection with Dell and EMC," a banker following the transaction said, adding documentation delays are not uncommon at this point of the marketing process.

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Considering the ridiculous prices that consumers pay for cable subscriptions, $9.99 a month for access to Netflix might seem like a pretty great deal. But despite its relatively low cost, there are still those who are willing to break the law to pay significantly less for a Netflix account. Introducing: the Netflix black market. DON'T MISS:  What’s better than a free app? An app that will save you money every year In a new report on its official blog, security firm Symantec explains how hackers steal account information from paying users before turning around and putting the information up for sale on the black market. There are two primary ways that the hackers steal accounts: The first

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Technically Incorrect: The latest in a series of facial recognition experiments by the software maker will captivate people everywhere. It might even amuse their dogs.

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Indonesia has long been the Twitter capital of the world, but rival apps and rancorous political debate are driving users away, illustrating the challenges the microblogging service faces even in markets once considered strongholds. While Twitter doesn't break down country figures, Global Web Index data shows Indonesia remains joint first with Mexico in active users among the 34 countries the UK-based metrics company monitors - and significantly ahead in terms of penetration, at 74 percent of all Internet users. The proportion of active Twitter users in Indonesia has dipped 10 percentage points in the past two years, to about one third of Internet users, the Global Web Index data show.

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Bathurst is one of the most interesting tracks in the world. Van Gisbergen took his McLaren 650S GT3 race car around the course in 2 minutes 01.286 seconds, setting a new track record. Oh, and then Van Gisbergen and his co-drivers Alvaro Parente and Jonathon Webb went on to win the race, setting an official course lap record (in-race) of 2 minutes 01.567 seconds.

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Bathurst is one of the most interesting tracks in the world. It has massive straights, necessitating a top speed-friendly setup — but there are also narrow s-curves over much of the map, undulating up and down with the Australian terrain.

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After a number of last-minute changes, Kanye West's new album, The Life of Pablo — previously known as Swish and Waves — has debuted. Kanye played Pablo through a massive live stream on Tidal, and the world is anticipating its wide release. Kanye West is unveiling the third season of his Yeezy clothing line and his new album The Life of Pablo with a show at Madison Square Garden, and now everyone can watch.

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BMW makes a wide range of automobiles. If you want to buy BMW's flagship full-size sedan, complete with a heaping helping of M Performance Juice, sadly, you've been out of luck. BMW itself has said that it wouldn't build an M7.

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Silicon Valley startup creates an electric go-kart with high-tech smarts that both parents and kids can appreciate.

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All last year, Apple was said to be putting together a streaming service for the Apple TV, but report after report said it wasn't going very well. Now, the newest word suggests that Apple may even have taken a break. CBS CEO Les Moonves has chimed in pretty frequently on the state of his company's negotiations with Apple, and today he did so once again, telling CNN Money that while CBS "had conversations a while back, we haven't had recent conversations with [Apple]." Of course, that could be specific to CBS, but CBS is the United States' most watched network, meaning Moonves is someone Apple needs to be in touch with.

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All last year, Apple was said to be putting together a streaming service for the Apple TV, but report after report said it wasn't going very well. Now, the newest word suggests that Apple may even have taken a break. CBS CEO Les Moonves has chimed in pretty frequently on the state of his company's negotiations with Apple, and today he did so once again, telling CNN Money that while CBS "had conversations a while back, we haven't had recent conversations with [Apple]." Of course, that could be specific to CBS, but CBS is the United States' most watched network, meaning Moonves is someone Apple needs to be in touch with.

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Kanye ended his album release party / fashion show in New York with a surprise announcement: that he's working on a video game called Only One about his mother "traveling through the gates of heaven." The game shares its name with a song Kanye released two years ago, speaking from the point of view of his late mother after the birth of his daughter. West showed a short reel of dreamy footage from the game that, true to his word, depicts his mother flying through clouds and traveling on the back of what appears to be a Pegasus.

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Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 fashion show / listening party is starting to wrap up over at Madison Square Garden, and the early viewership numbers are insane. Representatives for the service also chalked up some early technical issues — people had trouble watching the stream at high bitrates — to AMV and Akamai, the companies responsible for the stream's technical aspects.

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