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American Gadget News for 21 Jan 2017

'Inside' team teases its nextIt's been quite the week for Playdead fans. First came some explanation for why the typically lock-jawed studio behind Limbo and Inside lost one of its cofounders last July. Then, the team tweeted out... a teaser image for its next project. Absolutely n...
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Unfollowing @POTUS could beWhile we only just learned of the transition plan for Obama Administration social media accounts, things aren't going quite as many users expected. Currently, many people have reported that despite... unfollowing (or, in some cases, apparently never fol...
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Samsung can't use in-boxOh Samsung. When the company isn't busy recalling cellphones and washing machines for being safety hazards, it's busy fighting its customers in court. In 2015, Daniel Norcia contended that he was... misled by Samsung about the capabilities of his Galaxy...
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NASA shows us what a PlutoWe've been on the receiving end of many Pluto photos thanks to NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, but we haven't actually landed on the dwarf planet yet. That hasn't stopped the space agency from... imagining what such a landing may look like, and it has shared that vision with everyone else via a new photo. Rather than using a computer to …
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Researchers use ultrasound toScientists at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have been able to push strands of RNA (ribonucleic acid) into colon cells using bursts of ultrasound waves. The treatment, thanks to how RNA can... reprogram the production of proteins, dramatically red...
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National Park Service BannedThe National Park service retweeted some sick Donald Trump burns, noting how, uh, lightly attended his inauguration was compared to Barack Obama's in 2009. But now, the NPS has been ordered by its... Washington support office to "immediately cease use of government Twitter accounts until further notice," according to an...
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The Vine Archive will keep theVine won't be going away after all. The six-second video service that gave the world "on fleek" and an enthusiastic community of homegrown celebrities will live on in the Vine Archive, a time capsule... dedicated to the site's all-too-brief four year li...
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Ben Bajarin chats with Stephen Baker of NPD to discuss a number of holiday retail categories. We explore how TVs, PCs and Tablets, Wearables, and new tech categories performed at US retail during the... holidays.
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House of Cards Season 5 release date revealed

Slash Gear - 21 Jan 2017 03:07
House of Cards Season 5Netflix had some good news last year -- House of Cards was coming back for a fifth season -- and then some bad news: that season's launch was delayed and no firm release date was provided. We... initially expected to see Season 5 drop in the first quarter of this year, but Netflix revealed a couple days ago that fans …
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'House of Cards' returns forNetflix couldn't have found a more ideal moment to tease season five of House of Cards. In the midst of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the US, the streaming service announced... that its hit show is returning on May 30th. The sloga...
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Cats Acting Out Scenes fromMan, cats are so dang smart that they can pretty much replace actors in movies these days. I'm watching this wonderful scene reenactment of The Empire Strikes Back and I'm not sure I even miss the... real Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. Okay, I guess Darth Vader is still way more badass than any cat but the cat actor...
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Meitu explains itsThe anime-themed photo makeover app Meitu recently went viral, with loads of people downloading it to transform their selfies using adorable filters. The spike in popularity quickly drew attention to... the app's questionable permissions and data practices, however, and users were soon advised to uninstall the app rather than risk compromising their personal data. Now the company behind the app, …
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Track Trump will keep tabs onPresident Trump was clear about the goals of his first 100 days in office before the election was even over, eventually laying out those goals in a PDF titled "Donald Trump's Contract with the... American Voter." While Trump's policies can often be obsc...
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South Korean 'World ofThe seminal MMORPG World of Warcraft may have dwindled from its peak of 12 million players back in 2010, but Blizzard's still supporting the 12-year-old game with content and events. To celebrate the... latest expansion, Legion, the studio built an elab...
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Injustice 2 beta registration goes live

Slash Gear - 21 Jan 2017 01:02
Injustice 2 beta registrationIf you can't wait for Injustice 2 to launch this upcoming May, you may get the chance to try it out early. NetherRealm and Warner Bros. Games have officially launched registration for the game's beta;... those who signup will be in the pipeline to get a beta code. This beta registration is for North America, and comes ahead of the …
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Apple just sued Qualcomm forThis afternoon Apple released a statement which suggests they’ve begun a process to sue Qualcomm for unfair licensing practices for mobile technology. Apple also suggests that, due to Apple... cooperating with a Korea-based regulatory probe into Qualcomm’s business, the mobile processor-makers have withheld money owed to Apple. An amount of money, Apple says, that runs up to $1-billion in unpaid …
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Trump at 2AM: The new OvalDonald Trump stands before me with a grim look on his face, lightly leaning against the Oval Office's Resolute desk. Moonlight pours in through the office's rear windows as a phone quietly rings. It's... 2am, and something has happened -- and a new Pres...
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Kickstarter shuts down sketchyAbout a week ago, a brain-dead campaign hit Kickstarter. Adoptly promised that adoption was "just a swipe away" through its Tinder-style app that let you find adoptable children. It was a terrible way... to frame such a service, and something about the...
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At the Last Minute, Trump AsksAfter weeks of silence and uncertainty, the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of our nuclear arsenal finally has an answer to the question of who exactly is in charge under President Trump.... Last night, just hours before Trump was to be sworn in, his transition team finally asked Under Secretary for Nuclear...
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Scientists Are Searching ForWith all this talk about human colonies on Mars, why not dream a little bigger? Dr. Stephen Kane and his team of researchers at San Francisco State University are looking about 14 lightyears away from... our solar system for some potentially inhabitable real estate.
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Tesla's latest 100D modelsTesla has proved that the Model S P100D goes as fast as you'd ever want, and it now has a model that goes farther than ever. As expected, it quietly started selling the Model S 100D with the same... battery as the P100D, but lacking the performance twea...
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Lifehacker How to Make Your Voice Heard in Politics Between Elections | Foxtrot Alpha What Happens If The U.S. Doesn't Step Up To Defend NATO | io9 WB May Be Making Its Most Insane DC Movie Decision... Yet | Kotaku Study Shows Which Video Game Genres Women Play Most |
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Many primates face impendingWe’re learning today that things are looking grim for many species of nonhuman primates. A new report published in Science Advances says that more than half of primate species are facing extinction,... and even more are experiencing declining populations. The report also pegs humans as the cause of the troubles our closest biological relatives are facing, which at this point …
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The White House's New ApproachWhatever the environmental community was expecting to happen after President Trump's inauguration Friday, the reality is probably worse.
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LINE 7.0.0 update bringsThis week the folks behind LINE chat app have given the app an update it’s needed for quite a while. With this update, users are finally able to send photos and videos at the same time. Where... before, separate windows were needed to send photos and video, now they’ll be able to be selected all from the same screen. It’ll …
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